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Using new Python on old CentOS, but only for certain services?

I am using Trac issue tracking system version 0.12 on CentOS 5.8. I am also using Agilo for Trac plugin. This plugin needs Python 2.5 and CentOS 5 comes with Python 2.4. Is it possible to install ...
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Wireless_tools- iwconfig wlp5s5 no wireless extension

I have installed Wireless tools, GNUtls, Openssl, WpaSupplicant, Wget also, but I do not know if I need some library. iwconfig and the others wireless tools do not recognize wireless interface. I ...
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Emulate ff-only behaviour on Git 1.6.0.2

I have the following problem on one of our servers: I want a user that pulls from a Git repo on a regular basis (using a cronjob), but only doing fast-forward pulls (the content on the server changes ...
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login process very slow over ssh to vagrant guest

Here's my problem, I have a 30-40 second delay after entering a username before I am prompted to enter a password, when I ssh into a vagrant guest VM. Setup is as follows: Windows 7 host, CentOS 6.5 ...
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Thinkpad t430s docking stations and linux [closed]

I'm thinking to buy a docking station for plugging my Thinkpad T430s to a double screen system at the office. I'm a linux user and I have seen that udev can handle docking stations, there are also ...
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How to capture tcp traffic between a virtual server and client?

Basically, my set up is: Kali Linux running in a virtual machine, Server running on a virtual machine, And my host machine as the client. What I want to do is mess about with some stuff on the ...
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bash commands that don't fit on one page - make output scrollable

Probably been answered somewhere, but its difficult to frame the search phrase. I am running a bash terminal window and some commands are too big to fit on the page (e.g. ps -A) I vaguely recall a ...
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Running two virtual servers cannot change network configration of second server

I am learning networking. The problem is that i am running two virtual machine of linux operating system on virtual machine whose server addresses are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.200 respectively. I ...
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3G modem connect success, but minicom will block, how can i get in command mode?

minicom: ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 OK AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","3gnet" OK ATDT*99# CONNECT At this time minicom will block. But i want to get exec other command. how can i do it? my ...
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User under windows server AD access Linux server using kerberos [migrated]

I installed AD on windows 2008 r2 sp1 server . And had configured all things follow the issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995329.aspx ...
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What do I have to do so I can get 2 users to be able to access disk drives / partitions at the same time?

I mounted a disk drive using UserA ==> /run/media/userA/myDisk . userB is a member of the same group of userA. Why can userB not access the mountpoints? What do I have to do so I can get 2 users ...
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Samba install broke openvpn

I used http://jankarres.de/2013/05/raspberry-pi-openvpn-vpn-server-installieren/ for installing openvpn. I followed the instructions to the letter and everything worked fine. My client connected to ...
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SSH hangs when halting a remote system

I successfully used ssh -q -i pubkey root@192.168.200.122 'halt' for years now to halt a FreeBSD system (FreeNAS) from a linux box. Suddenly, from out of nothing this stopped working: ssh hangs ...
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How to disable a keyboard key in Linux (Ubuntu)?

my keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working. On windows I found the software sharpkey to disable the [é] button but on Ubuntu I can't found no ...
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What is the difference between ATA Secure Erase and Security Erase? How can I ensure they worked?

I'd like to wipe a stack of drives (spinning and SSD) securely. I'm familiar with the ATA Secure Erase (SE) command via hdparm, but I'm not sure if I should use the Security Erase (SE+) command ...
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Compressing with BarCat?

I'm having an issue using Barcat to show a dialog while compressing? Wondering what the exact syntax is? here's a link to Barcat things I've tried are bar -n apache24.tar.xz |tar -Jcf - bar -n ...
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pulseaudio / snd_hda_intel power usage

On an idle system, the two items highest on the powertop list are pulseaudio and snd_hda_intel (>70 events/s each, twice as high as the next item). This is the case even when nothing is using the ...
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Sony Vaio Pro 13 (SVP13212SGBI) can no longer run when mains is not connected

I bought this laptop brand new in February this year, and only in the last week or so has it started showing this brokenness. The degradation was somewhat gradual, since I was able to run the laptop ...
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Linux seems to be unstable and overheats with dual boot

I'm having issues with successfully installing linux (both on my PC and my laptop). The issue seems to be overheating in both cases. It's not so much a crippling problem with the desktop, it handles ...
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Installing cubox hardware specific drivers from android built

I've some issues with some linux builds on cubox-i4pro. I've tried to install: - debian - ubuntu - volumio (a debian oriented on music) and none of these distributions have support for the gpu, the ...
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kernel upgrade causes ping to fail

I am facing some strange problem. I compiled the latest linux kernel and used "make localmodconfig" to create my .config file. In the new kernel "ping google.com" does not work. However the following ...
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Damn Small Linux boots but doesn't detect hard drives

I'm running a live version of d.s.l. on a CD on my computer in an attempt to recover files from a Windows XP installation. Reading tutorials, I opened emelFM to locate the drives. I went to /mnt/ ...
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Having trouble setting up RAID 1 on Fedora

I have been working for a while to setup RAID 1 on my fedora server. I have one installed with Fedora, 1 blank but partitioned. The one with fedora is /dev/sda and the blank one is /dev/sdb. I tried ...
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OpenSuse install loop [closed]

Struggling to install open suse on my laptop along with windows 8. It was hard to boot from usb in my samsung series 5. Now I got it - had to disable secure boot in bios and change priority of boot ...
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Can someone help to make this script [closed]

Can please someone help me to make script for multi screen command at startup here is what it is cd /home/bhop1/serverfiles screen ./srcds_run -console -game cstrike -tickrate 100 -pingboost 2 +map ...
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How can I specify what directories my overlay uses on a liveusb?

I'm using a Red Hat system (4.4.7-3) to generate a CentOS live USB/CD. I have figured out how to create an overlay as well as a home overlay; however, I cannot seem to grasp how to change the ...
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Fail all login attempts from an IP address or IP range [duplicate]

I am noticing a large number of failed login attempts from a range of IP addresses (starting with 117.) How can I automatically fail all login attempts from this range?
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Is there a way to only allow a login to happen only at a specific time?

Every weekday, I log into my VPS (Linux) at about the same time (between 8am and 9am) using PuTTY. Is there a way to prevent or automatically fail all other login attempts at other times?
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mdadm on Debian 7 forgetting about a disk

I have a degraded RAID1 array running on Debian 7. I am trying to add another disk to the degraded array, but mdadm forgets the existence of the other disk at reboot. The array devices are /dev/sda1 ...
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burning a Blu-Ray with Silicon Empire

I've been trying to burn a Blu-Ray disk from an .ISO. The .ISO was created by Nautilus (CD/DVD Creator). Since Brasero and K3B seem not to be able to burn a Blu-Ray on my system, I've installed ...
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Running Debian 2.6 in RAM

I am currently trying to setup an embedded computer in order to load its filesystem into RAM, to avoid writing anything on the real disk but to run applications normally though. Everything should run ...
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linux net command for osx terminal? [duplicate]

i am trying to establish a way to use the same samba net commant found on a linux distro using samba 3.x but i am unable to identify the mac version of it reference to the net command: ...
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How to track some periodic system activity which hinders realtime performance

I'm running Jack2 with Pianoteq-5 on two core laptop running 64bit ubuntu-14.04. Such configurations are very sensitive to realtime performance because of low-latency requirements. At first I heard ...
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Kali Linux not detecting wireless network in dual boot

Am new to Linux. Just downloaded and installed Kali Linux 1.0.7 yesterday. I have a wireless connection in the house. But Kali doesn't seem to be detecting the network. I go to the network icon and ...
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DNS Server won't work! [Bind 9 on Debian 7; Virtualized CT through Proxmox]

First I'd like to thank everyone in advance for helping me - communities like this are exactly what amatuers like myself need when faced with perplexing issues. I've recently begun virtualizing ...
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www-data group write after sftp?

I'd like to have my apache user be able to read and write files, my sftp user(s) to be able to upload files that are then available (rwX) to both other sftp users and apache, and everyone else read is ...
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DNS server won't work! [Bind9 running on Debian 7; virtualized through Proxmox 3.1]

First I'd like to thank everyone in advance for helping me - communities like this are exactly what amatuers like myself need when faced with perplexing issues. I've recently begun virtualizing ...
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How can I execute a command and immediately quit the terminal?

It should be pretty clear what I'm trying to do: original script.sh: select blah in foo bar oof rab do cmd $blah break done Pretty basic stuff. The problem arises when I try the following: ...
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How do I make wget match exact domain names?

I'm using the following command to mirror a site: wget -r -p -E -N -l 10 -k -nH -H -Dfoo.com,www.foo.com foo.com The problem I am having is that somewhere on foo.com there are links to domains ...
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Use control-nonletter with Emacs in xterm

I mostly use Emacs in a window (I mean a normal GUI window, I guess this is what Emacs would calls a "frame" for which display-graphic-p returns t) but ocasionally use it in inside a terminal ...
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How to modify the starting boundary of an ext4 partition?

There are 4 partitions on the disk. parted /dev/sda --script -- print ... 1 1049KB 50.0GB ... ext4 2 50GB 82GB ... linux-swap 3 82GB 100GB ... ext4 4 100GB 1000GB ... ext4 My goal is to ...
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Restricted logins + almost all ports closed : secure?

Context : I plan to travel. I want to make a little cloud with my personal server. I wish I could d/l some of my files and eventually upload some files which will not be executed and the whole is ...
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Is there a linux filter which converts html to simple and pretty formatted text?

I would like to filter html response coming from cURL output. Which filter should I apply? Viewing html content with Midnight Commander is no problem, it shows them as pretty formatted plain text, so ...
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ALSA upmixing/processing conditionally from different numbers of input channels

After a lot of research and experimentation, I was able to get ALSA to upmix stereo to 5.1 surround sound the way I want it. However, my problem is now that I can't properly play mono sources (the ...
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Port Routing/DNS for individual program

Problem: Flickr has closed its http api leaving an https only api. My favourite uploader is no longer maintained, so this change broke it. My current solution to this is to set up a reverse proxy ...
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Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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WiFi+BT AR5B22. When starting linux - BT disappears. Disappears at all

I have a problem with my laptop wireless card in linux (xubuntu or kali, you choose). It is a wifi(abgn)+BT4.0 miniPCI-E half module from Atheros. FCC ID is PPD-AR5B22 (wikidevi have info about it: ...
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Redirect ports with iptables

I need to do redirect port 443 on all interfaces to 8080 on one interface using iptables on a box with 2 NICs. I also need to block pretty much anything else on those interfaces. Here is my iptables ...
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/dev/dsp missing in debian and cannot hear festival utterance

Tried to make an utterance in festival and it seems /dev/dsp/ is missing in the debian. How to add this? festival> (SayText "Hello") Linux: can't open /dev/dsp #<Utterance 0xb669c708>
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unable to read /dev/sda: Input/output error

I was reinstalling my Windows 8.1 from a mirror, then I've repaired grub2 and things got messed up. Now Windows boots about 20 minutes and then runs so slow, that nothing can be done. When it boots it ...