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locked files on HFS+ home partition shared between OSX/Linux

I dual boot into Arch Linux and OS X 10.6 on my MacBook pro. I synced my UID between both OSes and created an HFS partition (with no journaling) to use as a shared home/Users partition. For the most ...
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Looking for tips: building a workstation around Xen and GPU pass-through

I'm building my new home machine right now and as usual this will be a heavily overloaded workstation that will serve as development and testing machine, file server and game console (plus I'm adding ...
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Inaccessible SVN repository

I have a problem accessing my SVN repository. After re-booting my Linux host, my SVN repositories on that host are in-accessible. Although I can create new repositories on that host with the svnadmin ...
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creating compressed iso image file

I want to create a compressed ISO image file and mount that file to one of the virtual drives and access the content (read-only) without worrying about manual decompression/extraction. For Windows and ...
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Rsync: transferring files

When I'm trying to sync my servers between each other with following command, I cannot find any changes on my backup server. I wait for two or three hours, then I check the server ... nothing, only a ...
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2 gateways 1 nic Ubuntu

Please note that this is ONE NIC and TWO Gateways Now this solution is super easy in Windows: * Connection Properties -> TCP/IP Properties -> Default Gateways -> Add (separated by metrics) I notice ...
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Laptop gets GRUB error 21 when turned on without external hard drive (w/ Linux) attached

I have Windows Vista on my notebook's internal hard drive and Kubuntu Linux on the external hard drive. My notebook has lost all portability because it cannot boot into Windows without the external ...
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Audio editing on Linux

I am helping to setup a Linux machine at my school for an audio editing room. We have a soundboard with audio incoming from multiple microphones, as well as outputting to 4 speakers. I am looking for ...
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How do I create a service using chkconfig in CentOS?

I want to be able to create a service so that the bash script will run every time the server boots up. I am running CentOS 5. I have been reading about chkconfig and creating a file in /etc/init.d ...
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Where is a typical Linux program installed

I mean not just the binary, but its libraries, config files and data (strictly speaking all files). Also when I download a package where is it best to extract it. If I move these files will the app be ...
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Program Writes to /opt/…/logs - Need a Way to write to /home/<user>/<program>/logs - Linux

I work for a small software company. We have a product that by default writes to a logs directory inside the installation directory (I know, this may not be the best way, but it's fixed as of now): ...
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ssh keys ssh-agent bash and ssh-add

I am new to ssh keys. Can anyone explain how the ssh-agent bash and ssh-add works? Need to understand its internals in future.
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ping not working in a chroot

How can I use the ping command in a chroot environment? $ ping 8.8.8.8 ping: icmp open socket: Operation not permitted Currently I am using CentOs, but ideally there must be a solution that works ...
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Can Linux play HDMI 1.4a 3D stereoscopic content?

I'm aware that there are no Bluray players for Linux but I'm wondering if it's possible to play Full 3D HD (1080p, Side-By-Side) MKV files (or Bluray BDMV folders, etc). Full 3D HD files are actually ...
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how to find which process had created any file in Linux

Is there any way to know which process had created any file in Linux Red Hat/CentOS 5?
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Adding custom rows to file using a shell script

I have a textfile with an arbitrary number of rows triplets like these: 4 5 2 12 16 6 Now I want to add related rows to the file. Let's say i want to add 4 additional rows per row which have ...
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how to limit resource in Linux

I've posted a question about this few hours ago on Stack Overflow: Linux bash inline command to execute a program and limit the resource As I know, to limit the resource I can use ulimit ...
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Will Linux fonts ever be like windows ones?

I've read all the tutorials, i've tried everything...but i just know...that actually it's Impossible to get the same font rendering. And that's the only reason i can't just go with linux on Desktop. ...
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installing files in other usr

Do you know how can I install apps in other folder than usr automatically? (using dpkg and make install) I want just to install it for example in special folder in my home partition (for example ...
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How to get the time from power on system to showing user login view in Linux?

I want to get the time from power on system to showing user login view in Linux, how to do? Can it work only with shell?
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Network Stumbler (Fedora)Linux equivalent

Does anyone know a linux equivalent to the Network Stumbler? Some people recommend the WiFi Radar, but I found it not nearly as functional.
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How to start another Firefox instance on Windows?

How exactly can I start several Firefox instances, so that I could use several proxies? I don't want to use Firefox add-ons, and I need to be logged in several places [via HTTPS in Firefox], but it ...
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Spliting display in half, making two virtual displays

I would like to split my display in two, so they would behave like two physical monitors, i.e. it would be for example like to connecting two 960x1080 monitors through physical ports. Is something ...
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Why doesn't TrueCrypt support system encryption on non-Windows machines?

Specifically, Linux. I would love to be able to use TrueCrypt consistently across all my machines, be they Windows or Linux. As it stands, I can do full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication ...
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rdesktop USB-redirection save removal

We have several HP Thin-Clients of type t5545 in use. We redirect USB-Media to the terminalserver. Because the t5545 runs a debian customized by hp, we can treat it like a debian in some way. First, ...
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How to add self-signed certificates to different browsers?

How can I add self-signed certificates to e.g: Google Chrome under Linux (from the command line)? Thank you!
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Suspicious behaviour of twistd

Recently I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop with all the latest updates. For the last two days I've been observing that my network traffic is showing 100% usage (max bandwidth) even when all the ...
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How can I use find to select users with a certain amount of disk space usage?

I want to find all users shown in the /home/ directory whose disk consumption is more than 500MB. The following command works as expected. cd /home/ && du */ -hs 68K ajay/ 902M john/ ...
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Remapping keys on keyboard in Linux

I am currently using xmodmap for remapping keys like Caps Lock on my keyboard. However, my keyboard has a bunch of keys on the top that are rarely used (Multimedia keyboard with buttons like ...
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Moving a LVM/LUKS encrypted partition to the end of a harddrive?

I need to move a LUKS encrypted partition to the end of a harddrive to expand another partition. Does anyone know how to do this? Is it possible to do this with other partition editing programs? ...
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Trouble after deleting Linux partitions

I have a laptop that I was dual booting with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I used the MSFT disk manager to delete the partitions. I made sure my windows live cd was working, which it was, before doing this. ...
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Alternative to Picasa on Linux?

I have installed Picasa on my wife's notebook (it's Ubuntu 11.04 on an HP Pavillion), but she'd like to switch to some other software (there are some issues with Picasa that bother her). She didn't ...
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Force delete a directory

I have a FAT32 SD card with a file on it, that, viewed in Windows the filename consists of a long string of nonsense. Viewed in my Android phone's Linux terminal, ls -a shows nothing in the ...
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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Linux/Grub boot to command line

Running Ubuntu 10.10. My desktop environment is screwed up and won't let me use the keyboard or mouse at the login screen. How can force a command prompt during boot? EDIT - ANSWER Here's a method: ...
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How to tame Linux responsiveness, memory, and paging

First question on overflow =)... +100 bounty. Couldn't think of something I really cared about until now: I'm really fed up with the state of Linux desktop responsiveness, e.g. ...
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Some boot speed questions (Linux & Windows)

I've recently installed Windows alongside my OpenSuse installation. Now I have a plan for quick booting and switching of OS's, but I need someone to tell me if this is indeed possible. 1- How do I go ...
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Migrating from Skype - Calling landlines?

I've been wanting to stop using Skype for quite a while, but now that they're being bought by Microsoft, I think it's about time to spring into action. I use Skype mainly to call landlines abroad - I ...
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Allowing multiple users to create directories over SFTP so the new directories keep the same permissions

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www. Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data ...
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Cannot ssh into Ubuntu guest on Virtualbox 4.0.4 on Windows 7

I have an Ubuntu guest installed on Virtualbox 4.0.4 running on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have two firewall rules for Vbox which allow any, any inbound for both TCP and UDP and those rules have edge ...
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OpenSuse won't boot after Windows install

I have OpenSuse 11.4 running and I just installed Windows 7 in the same HDD on some extra space. Windows killed grub (I knew it would) so I put in my grub cd and selected "Detect any OS". It took a ...
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How to using redirection to create a file

I have a linux script that generates a string and prints it to the console. I want this string to be the name of a file and open it for editing in vi. How can this be done?
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how to create a symbolic link from an ext partition to a FAT32 partition

On my Linux system, I want to create a symbolic link to a folder on my Windows 7 partition formatted FAT32. I use: sudo ln -s /media/OS/Users/dennis/AppData/Roaming/.minecraft ~/.minecraft However, ...
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Hosting on virtual machines

I have a dedicated server that I use to sell hosting to a limited amount of clients (I'm a web designer). I'd like to setup a new Linux system using virtual machines, so that each one of my clients ...
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How do I properly set wget to download only new files?

Let's say there's an url, let's call it http://www.some-url.com/folder/ This location has directory listing enabled, therefore I can do this: wget -r -np http://www.some-url.com/folder/ To ...
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arm-uclinux-gcc: crt1.o not found

I recently installed the arm-uclinux toolchain from arm-uclinux-tools-base-gcc3.4.0-20040610.sh . I ran the script and tried to compile a test program: ...
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3TB SATA hard drives into an old Linux system

I have a 3 year old PC with 4 internal SATA ports. My old SATA hard drives, all smaller than 2TB, work fine. If I buy a 3TB SATA hard drive, will it work in Linux? Will Linux with GRUB be able boot ...
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Problem with starting Word 2007 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu

I have installed word 2007 in Ubuntu Linux under Wine (The version is 1.2.2). And when i running word 2007 i have this error. What's the problem? There is a Wine configuration
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Is it possible to have a bootable Ubuntu partition that you can also access via a VM (ala Windows/Boot Camp/VMware or Parallels on Mac)?

I'm hoping to do something similar to the way you can install Windows on a Mac's 'Boot Camp' partition, but then you can also open that partition as a Virtual Machine using Parallels or VMware from ...
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subversion install from source - http unrecognized url scheme [closed]

I am installing subversion from source. I downloaded neon, and extracted it to my subversion directory. Then did make clean ./configure --with-gnome-keyring --with-ssl make make install Still, ...