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Resolve file deletion issue in Linux

This is an interesting conundrum where all the normal solutions don't work. Yesterday, I downloaded several movie clips with a wmv and avi file extension when booted in Ubuntu after hibernating my ...
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Why does one network transfer completely outdo another, only slightly different transfer?

The systems: Del Optiplex w/ 1GB eth card , win7 mini-itx system, jetway nf98, intel i3,1 GB onboard eth card, crux w/ 2.6.33.7 custom The network: cat 5e or 6 all around. systems are less than a ...
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group writable file not writable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Group Permissions I have a file with following permissions $ ls -l setup.txt -rwxrwxr-x 1 www-data www-data 10741 2011-10-12 14:15 setup.txt I belong to www-data ...
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Is there a USB camera that works with linux with software-controllable white balance?

I'm looking for a USB webcam for a computer vision application running on linux - and it has to be USB, firewire won't work in the particular application. If I remember correctly the reason that this ...
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Are there any benefits to starting kdm as daemon?

I've configured my kdm to start via inittab method. I've done it following the steps at Display Manager - ArchWiki. There is also a described method on how to start kdm as daemon. But i can't find ...
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Is a file system just the layout of folders?

I have used Windows since childhood, and when I hear the phrase "Windows filesystem" I think of directories (folders) within directories, a folder called SYSTEM, a folder called PROGRAM FILES etc. Is ...
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Can't access folders mounted by sshfs after sleep (or when connection lost)

Often, when I mount a filesystem via ssh: sshfs user@remote: ~/Mounts/Remote and the machine hibernates (closing the Laptop lid) if I wake up the machine I can't access the mounted folder. ...
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Lifetime of the Symlinks from the File Descriptors in /proc/PID/fd/

How long do the symlinks form the File Descriptors in /proc/PID/fd/ are kept? During the complete life of the process? What about when this is a multi-threaded process? Do I have the guaranty that ...
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How can I kill Firefox by console?

I know I can type: ps -A | grep firefox I get something like: 6818 ? 00:04:23 firefox Now I can kill it by means of: kill -9 6818 How can it be done in one command and how can I make ...
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16 color terminal (console, no X) only shows 8 colors?

I've been using Arch Linux on my new laptop and I'm trying to configure it such that I don't have any need for a DE or X server -- I just want command line utilities and a VC (productivity and saving ...
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what programs can fxp a single file from the command line?

I want to directly transfer one file from remote server A to remote server B from my local server. What programs can FXP a file using ftp other than lftp?
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Youtube video slow on one platform

On my laptop, I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 set up to dual boot. When I'm on Windows, Youtube is really slow, but on Ubuntu its very fast even with HD videos. Why is that, and what can I do to ...
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How do I enable 'highlight to copy' feature on CentOS6

How do I enable 'highlight to copy' feature on CentOS6, and middlemouse click to paste. I thought this is a standard feature for linux distros
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Connecting to the Internet with a 3G USB Modem

I am trying to establish a connection to the Internet with wvdial. Everything is alright but the problem is I can't ping for example google.ca or its IP address. Here is the output of the wvdial ...
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Is It Safe to Unmount Disk 1 Debian Linux From Disk 0 Windows 7

Background: I have an Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard. The motherboard supports 6GB SATA. I have two 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 64MB Cache SATA Drives. I have a Plextor PX-880SA CD/DVD ...
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What version(s) of Windows 7 can run as guests in VirtualBox?

Back a couple years ago when Windows 7 was first rolling out, I recall some noise about all but the Super Galactic Ultimate editions being impossible to run in a virtual environment (like VMWare or, ...
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How to make an image of a bootable flash drive without wasting space (as with dd) on Ubuntu

I've got a bootable flash memory card with an Ubuntu operating system on it along with other programs, ie. a fully functioning system I use on a single-board computer. I'd like to back it up on my PC'...
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How do I figure out what to set my DISPLAY variable to for a virtual display?

Here's my uname -a info ... Linux qa3398c 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 23 10:52:51 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I'm running some Google Web toolkit tests that require access to a ...
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How to make Adobe Reader 9 open PDF's in new window?

Now when I open two PDF's its opened in the same window and in two tabs. this is very annoying. how to make it open in different Windows? P.S. I would like to do it on Windows XP and on Ubuntu.
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how can i install CentOS 6 without the gui?

i just downloaded the centos 6 live cd and i tried installing it on virtually and i am never prompted to install centos with/without gui and its all automated. what happends is after i am booted into ...
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ARCH Linux wanting to transfer

Hey I want to leave arch Linux. I created my own little operating system but it is so bare that I really wanna leave it. However, I cannot just boot another OS like ubuntu. I have to manually go ...
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What is the typical real use case or application of symbolic/hard links in Linux?

I understand the link concept in Linux, hard or soft. Can someone please tell me the real use case? Why do we need to keep multiple references to the same file? Isn't their management a problem? If ...
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Why does my Gentoo installation DVD stall on the boot menu?

I am trying to boot Gentoo from a DVD on an old laptop of mine that has Windows 98 on the existing hard drive. The BIOS comes up fine, finds the bootable DVD and launches the Gentoo menu which asks ...
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What does sfdisk do, and how does it compare to fdisk or parted?

I was looking over documentation for ZFS for Linux and I came accross a command that the instructions tell me to run to prepare a disk for use. The command was; sfdisk -q /dev/zvol/tank/fish <<...
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Suitable USB external disks for a home Linux server [closed]

I've been running Ubuntu Server on a mini computer (fit-PC slim) for a few years. This box takes a single 2.5" IDE disk and has USB ports. I'm currently at Ubuntu Server 10.04. I use it mainly as a ...
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Linux recursive removal is not working

I am trying to delete a massive directory and cannot get the rm command to work. I want to delete the widget directory which contains thousands of files and folders. Obviously I do not want to ...
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Cygwin 'grep' in files takes forever

I tried using Cygwin to emulate some cool Linux search feature, and when I do grep in files (12 text files - not big) it takes forever. I used grep -rne word I could find this word faster manually (...
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Mount Samba share without root access

I have access to a Linux machine, but not root access. I can access a Samba share through smbclient. I'd like to be able to mount this share so I can access it from within Matlab. Normally, if I ...
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Strange file permissions on FAT32 under Ubuntu

On my machine (Lenovo ThinkPad w510, Ubuntu 10.10) I have (at least) two logical partitions: an ext4 partition to which Ubuntu is installed; a FAT32 partition (the bigger one) on which I store all ...
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Revision control on a machine without root privileges

I am using a computational server (Scientific Linux) that I don't have root privileges on. I want to keep track of changes I make to my code and any forking I do. Subversion looks like a natural fit ...
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Can I use my Linux-PC/Laptop as a Bluetooth headset for my mobile phone?

The same question exist for windows but NOT for linux. Is it possible to use my linux-laptop (which has connected a microphone and a speaker per Sound card) over bluetooth as a headset for my mobile ...
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Drobo-FS config files exhibiting input/ouput error

I have a Drobo-FS with DropBear installed via DroboApps which allows me SSH access into the linux operating system which powers the Drobo-FS. The Drobo-FS file system has a directory which looks like ...
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why is Linux Mint/Ubuntu killing my CPUs?

I'm windows user for many years, however, I would like to switch to a linux distro(Mint probably) that won't kill my CPU. My problem is that no matter if I install(Mint or Ubuntu) it on hardware or ...
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Pavucontrol “detects” plugging the external microphone in and out, but nothing else

I am remotely debugging a sound system. Until they can test with another microphone, I wonder: Apart from the fact that the microphone is broken or muted, is there anything that could explain why ...
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How do I restore from a Windows backup on Fedora?

I backed up my computer (Vista) before I switched to Fedora. I find that I badly need to restore to the backup I made, but am having trouble figuring out how. what I need to know is if I CAN restore ...
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Something weird happening with my Iceweasel tabs

What's going on with my Iceweasel tabs?
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Installing .NET 3.5 under ubuntu 11

I am trying to install the .net 2.5 framework in a ubuntu box. I am following the instructions from these links: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?...
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Installed linux-image-686-pae and now my second monitor won't work

I just installed linux-image-686-pae on my Debian system and the PAE kernel effectively increased the memory limit. However for some reason my dual monitors both show the same image, instead of an ...
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Execute Command on Login in Fedora 16

I want to execute this code on every login: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' I tried to put this command into ~/.xsession or ~/.xinitrc but that doesn't work for me. In which file ...
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Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?

Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.
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virtual box networking with mobile brodband

I install ubuntu 11.10 64 in virtual machine using vmbox 4.1. My host machine also has ubuntu 11.10 64. I use mobile brodband. this is my networking details. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d0:...
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How come piping yes to a file doesn't work?

I tried doing this: yes > yes.txt Afterwards, yes.txt is created but is completely empty.
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Firefox not starting after upgrading to 8.0.1 on Debian Lenny box

I upgraded to Firefox 8.0.1 on my Debian Lenny box and now Firefox won't start at all. I downloaded the installer in /var/username/Desktop, extracted it to /usr/local and created a symbolic link to /...
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How to determine if the client on an ssh connection is using screen

I have an odd predicament. I want to detect on the remote end of an ssh connection if the client is running the terminal inside a screen session. I want to set my prompt based on this. So far I have ...
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Mandriva Linux fails to boot after installing systemd

I have a Mandriva Linux system that was upgraded in-place using urpmi from version 2010.0 to 2010.1 and then 2011.0. I did run into a few minor issues, but nothing I couldn't handle. A few weeks back,...
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windows virtualization under linux that supports USB 2.0

I'm using Linux KVM (virsh) and it officially supports USB 1.0. Are there other virtualization tools (free) that would allow my Windows VM to run USB 2.0?
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sshfs: cannot set file timestamp

Using sshfs with autofs on Ubuntu, I cannot set timestamps on remote files: $ touch /sshfs/server/some/file touch: setting times of `/sshfs/sshfs/server/some/file': Permission denied I do have ...
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No mounting a USB pendrive on Debian wheezy

The system seems to know that my pendrive in insert, but when I try to mount it, I cannot do it 'cause it not appears in /dev/. I post the result of command dmesg | tail -n 6 [ 647.763175] ...
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Understand warnings after “fdisk -l” commands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix? fdisk -l it gives me this scenario: Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes 255 ...
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Btrfs on top of a mdadm raid10, or btrfs raid10 on bare devices?

I have a RAID10 managed by the mdadm and I have EXT4 filesystem on top of it. However, I like BTRFS and would like to convert the EXT4 filesystem to BTRFS, but I was thinking about performance and ...