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Linux desktop: My applications follow me

On the linux desktops I have used where multiple workspaces are available (Ubuntu with Unity and Linux mint with Cinnamon, that is), It does not matter where I launch an application; when it finally ...
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Looking for whether or not this asus mobo will support a linux 14.04 kernel

This is a link to the newegg site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132136 Manufacturer site: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VII_GENE/ The "official" driver ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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how to give username/pass with openvpn shell-script

I'd like to write a little script to connect to an openvpn server from an ubuntu desktop machine. The password for the server changes regularly, so it is not in the config file in /etc/openvpn. I can ...
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Why does adding a library introduce “undefined references”

I'm debugging a configure script and have found that a test fails due to an unrelated library that was added by an earlier test in the script. Specifically, this command works: gcc -o conftest -g ...
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pyRenamer default directory with Nemo

I use Nemo as file manager and pyRenamer to rename multiple files in batch on Linux. Whenever I want to rename multiple files I select the files in Nemo and then press F2: this will make pyRenamer ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Preferred/Idiomatic method to enable a systemd.service from a Debian package installation

I have a custom Debian package I've built for our software that creates a systemd service. What is the preferred/idiomatic way to have the installation of said package enable/start the service at ...
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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autostart doesn't work with i3

My i3 config file is the default one that is automatically set up on first start except for.. bar { status_command i3status } ..which I removed. And.. new_window none ..which I added to the ...
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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't find support for this adapter. ...
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Cent OS 7 : No disk selected issue on IBM server x236

I have IBM server x236, and when I try to insttal centOS 7 then it shows that no disk selected. But when I tried CentOS 6.5, it did not show any such error. I have configued RAID Model 5. How can I ...
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Automate Interactive method of authentication for file transfer

Interactive method of authentication There is a server A and Server B Server A is the File Transfer server It has the files stored in it and we issue command scp admin@IP of REMOTE ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

I wanted to create a new partition so I cut some space from one of my NTFS partitions. After that a problem with the boot menu appeared so I needed to use the boot-repair. So I did. The problem was ...
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Limitations on eMMC device

I want to install Linux on my chines windows 8 tablet. I'd like to know, is there some limitation in partitioning scheme and which file system is best to use? Also I tried to install Debian on that ...
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How to auto-resolve dependencies in yum with redhat?

I came across the following issues trying to get git: yum install git-all.x86_64 Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based ...
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Booting Linux Mint from Ext HDD on different PCs / Laptops

I installed Linux Mint 17 from Live USB to my External HDD. I installed it using my old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 500MB RAM). The GRUB bootloader is installed on the external HDD. I booted ...
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McAfee for Linux

I have a set of 20 Windows PC's running in VLAN and I'm planning to implement McAfee On-Demand scan. I will update .DAT and run Full scan on each PC. I also have one PC running Linux. I'm planning to ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Linux authenticated encryption

Is there a way to use authenticated encryption under Linux? I already have used FreeBSDs GEOM_ELI for encryption and GEOM_ELI offers an option to combine SHA256-HMAC with AES-XTS to provide both ...
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RT3070STA Monitor Mode Instability

I am running Debian on an embedded system, the Technologic Systems TS-7800 board. I use various USB Wi-Fi adapters with the RT3070 chipset and am using the rt3070sta driver. My system invokes Wi-Fi ...
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Partitioning a 3TB Drive Using GParted Live CD for Use in CentOS

The CentOS 7 Installer uses fdisk to perform the partitioning. Unfortunately fdisk can only make 2TB partitions. I am going to try and use a gparted live CD to create a 3TB partition and then setup my ...
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OBDC SQL connector for Windows Auditing Server to interface with Linux syslog server

I am working on a cross platform project here is the scenario: UNIX/Linux We have a Linux syslog server currently in place collecting syslogs from all network appliances and UNIX/Linux systems. ...
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Samba Guest User ACL Permissions issue

I am trying to set up a share where the underlying files are owned by a particular user but the samba guest user (nobody) has permissions to read/execute. I have spent ages trying different things and ...
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Why is groupinstall not working on my RHEL 6.2?

It lists the groups, but does not install them when I ask it to. Why ? How can I fix it ? [root@INEICP-EPM-W134 ~]# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="epel" grouplist Loaded plugins: product-id, ...
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How to reinitialize processor for /sys in Linux

I have upgraded my laptop from Intel Pentium P6100 to Core i5-460M. i5 supports Turbo Boost. To switch this on/off I need to do: echo 0 or 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost But my System ...
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Running actions on insert & eject of a floppy disk over USB

(I've posted this in SU, not RaspberyPi because I don't believe the system hardware has as much impact as the OS in this question) I have a USB floppy drive inserted into a Raspberry Pi running ...
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IPV6 address removed from interfaces while I make that interface down but IPV4 address still there

Firstly I assigned IPV4 and IPv6 addresses in an interface in Linux..then I brought the interface DOWN and then again UP that interface.. The problem is that then the IPV6 addresses are removed but ...
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How to increase I/O priority of a zpool scrub (at runtime/without reboot)?

The speed of the scrub is not exceeding 5 MB/s for the first half hour (according to zpool status 2. The pool reaches 140 MB/s maximal and 50 MB/s for > 30 minutes. Watching iotop I see that txg_sync ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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SSH password for user works from terminal, not in FTP

I just changed the user password for a user on Ubuntu with: $passwd However i can login just fine with the password in SSH. I can no longer login to FTP. What can i do to troubleshoot? Or even ...
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How can I safely store my home directory on a cloud storage drive?

Here's what I want: All contents of my /home directory synched to a cloud storage drive. Seamless access: I want to use my home directory as normal, and for it to automatically be synched to the ...
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Change the prompt on all xfce-terminals only

I have two terminals installed, gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal. I would like to have only the xfce terminal showing a simple > as prompt when I start it. The gnome-terminal should remain ...
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Linux - recursively zip files into cbz files based on folder and move to a new directory preserving structure

I'm trying to figure out how to write a script to automate creating .cbz files from images in folders on LINUX. I have found this solution for OSX in Recursively zip files into .cbz-files based on ...
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Linux: Can user applications generate icmp messages?

I am using TOR and setting up a transparant proxy depending on users. I had trouble to constrain ICMP messages on UID. But I found an explanation for that on server fault. For the sake of privacy: is ...
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Emails from root while working with Horton Sandbox

I recently installed the VM for Horton Sandbox (CentOS 64) and I consistently get the notification: You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root and when I go there I see notices of the form: 22 ...
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Why does sed accept \s (only when not in a character group)?

Okay, so I have always used \s to match whitespace but now I have been having a bit of difficulty as with sed, while trying to do a negated character group match [^\s] I found this does not work. ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I already asked this in "Unix & Linux" StackExchange forum, and they suggested me to ask the question here instead. So, here i am! I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian ...
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Could not connected to shared internet from Windows 7

I run Debian 7 on my laptop. I was trying to connect to the internet shared from Windows 7 Desktop machine. I can see the Wi-fi connection on the available internet connection list. But it is grayed ...
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Accidentally deleted hundreds of php files and directories on CentOS 7 via command line

Well, the first deletion mistake of my career has proven to be rather devastating. I deleted hundreds of php configuration scripts from my web application. It is now a fleet of boats having no ...
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Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer for GNOME) isn't working out of box(

I'm trying to use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect to remote server. I opened Remote Desktop Viewer, switched Protocol to RDP then entered my Host and my Username and clicked Connect. gnome-session: ...
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Switching to the New Desktop in Linux

I followed a guide to install the Cinnamon desktop on my Kali (Debian-based) system. I installed everything: apt-get install kali-defaults kali-root-login desktop-base cinnamon It went smooth with ...
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Is it possible to change php settings from the command line?

I have a vagrant controlled environment that uses a base box I don't have control over and is a near replica of our production servers, I do have control over the provisioning scripts, however, and ...
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In Fedora 20, $DISPLAY is unset after a kernel update. How can I permanently fix this

I recently updated the kernel (a rebuild that came through the usual update channels, nothing unusual done by me). I think the problem started here, but it might have been a coincidence. After this ...
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Installing packages on multiple centos machines

I have to install standard package like java 1.7 in 40 of my lab machines which are connected over a lan. I know I can simply write a shell script to install something in user space of each system, ...
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Minimize PCR Jitter in mpegts stream

I am using ffmpeg for capturing desktop screen and creating mpegts stream. I am using following command. ffmpeg -y -loglevel warning -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -s `xdpyinfo | grep ...
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Booting to liveCD with MacBook Pro 2,2

I am trying to install any modern Linux version on an old MBP 2,2 from about 2006. Previously I had Crunchbang Statler (basically Debian 6 w/Openbox). I am having no luck getting either a liveCD or ...
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Php-cgi Server Load high Every Single Visit

I Get Big Big Problem I Am Using Virtual-min in My Dedicated Server My Server Configuration IS Intel Xeon E3-1230 3.20Ghz RAM:8GB Bandwidth:1Gbps I Am Using Varnish And NGINX I See Carefully ...
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How to create new localhost interface in Windows?

In *unix you can write: sudo ifconfig lo0 127.0.2.1 up But how to do this command line in Windows?
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arandr doesn't detect my second monitor on the intel graphic

I am trying to a dual screen on linux debian. I have one screen on the graphic card (HDMI) and the other one is linked to the chipset (VGA). The dual screen works fine on windows, on linux i tried ...