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Cannot change Touchpad settings in openSUSE on HP Pavilion dm4-2015dx

I'm running openSUSE 11.4 on a HP pavilion dm4, with the kernel updated to 3.0.1. I've had many hardware/drivers issues, but I managed to solve them all except for the Touchpad drivers. The Touchpad ...
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What's to stop somebody from creating a setuid-root script on a flash drive, then putting it into another person's computer and getting root access?

What's to stop somebody from creating a setuid-root script on a flash drive, then putting it into another person's computer and getting root access? I assume there's some kind of protection against ...
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How do I set the meta key with the meta convert feature in most *nix terminals?

.Xdefaults: xterm*eightBitInput: false This command apparently allows you to use a meta key + something to enter vi editing mode in a linux terminal. But what is the meta key and how do you set the ...
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Can't ping another Teredo client behind the same NAT

I have 2 computers that are about as similiar as they can be Both run Fedora Linux 15 x64 Both are behind the same IPv4 only NAT (my house) Both run Miredo (Teredo Tunneling) and have unique ...
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Why doesn't GRUB see my SSD partition?

I have a HP nc4400 laptop with an SSD drive in it. Sometimes when I reboot I get a There is no such partition. grub rescue > prompt. If I power cycle the laptop all is good and GRUB is able to ...
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Another application besides ifconfig to change MAC address?

I have to change my MAC address in order to get an IP lease via DHCP. But almost no installer CDs have ifconfig and dhclient. ifconfig eth0 down ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:22:15:C0:27:23 ifconfig eth0 ...
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How does route -n work in Linux?

I can understand the output of strace route -n, but does route really read any of the files in /proc to get the routing table? Also, if the routes and IP addresses are stored under /proc, why doesn't ...
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Unix tool to monitor too many open files?

I'm looking for a tool which can monitor whether a process is near limit of maximum open files.
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Control linux console session keyboard over ssh

I have a logitech wireless keyboard/mouse, but just lost the tiny usb wireless receiver. I want to use my laptop as the keyboard for the other machine (Ubuntu 10.10) until I replace the keyboard and ...
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Troubleshooting Rolling Reboots on Desktop Machine

I have a machine running Ubuntu that reboots itself every 20 minutes or so. I watched the output of the sensors command and none of the thermal sensors or high (about 38.0C). What else could cause ...
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Is it possible to use Linux USB drivers on Mac OS X?

I have a USB device that I use on a daily bases and it Linux and Windows drivers. I would like to use this device in Mac OS X (meaning not through a VM). Is it possible? Note that the drivers ...
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How to install the real Firefox on Debian?

Debian 6 ("Squeeze") uses a rebranded version of Firefox called Iceweasel. It, however, lacks plugin support, and most of my favorites don't work. So what is best way to install the "real" Firefox on ...
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How do I find (and kill) process running on a certain port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in Linux I'm using Ubuntu Linux 11.04. How do I write a shell script expression that will find the process running on port ...
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When creating a symbolic link, how do I troubleshoot 'too many levels of symbolic links'?

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on Ubuntu 10.04 it says: me@laptop:~/PHPUnit$ ls assertions.php LICENSE PHPUnit README.markdown build.xml package.xml phpunit.bat ...
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How do I join 2 variables in a bash script?

I have $db and $DATE set in my bash script, then I need to join them like this: mysqldump --user=usr --password=pss --databases $db | gzip > /backups/sqlNew/$db_$DATE.sql.gz; Unfortunately, that ...
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What are the default fstab mount parameters in Debian?

I've accidentaly corrupted my fstab and cut the ends of lines. There are now disk uid, mount point, filesystem for root and swap, but the mount parameters are missing. The system boots as readonly. ...
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Force firefox to use different library

I'm trying to upgrade to Firefox 5 on RHEL5, and am getting the following error: ./firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /home/isdtc/tdiakiw/bin/...
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OpenBox - what is dock in ObConf?

I try to customize OpenBox. In ObConf i see tab Dock and there's set position top left. But i don't see anything there. So, what is that Dock?
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Does it cause any harm to use dual Operating Systems like Windows and Linux in terms of losing data?

I have Windows 7 working on my laptop. I have 20GB space unpartitioned. I want to install a flavor of Linux like Fedora or Ubuntu in that space, but I have heard that keeping a dual OS configuration ...
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How to ssh to a linux server behind corporate firewall?

My company has a linux server (CentOS 6 VM) behind a corporate firewall, I have full root control of the VM, but I have no control over the firewall. There's an ssh server running on it, and I can ssh ...
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Ubuntu/C++ : Make directory in /usr/local/bin/

I usually use mkdir function to make directory (e.g mkdir("/home/dhw/test", S_IREAD|S_IWRITE) ) But I can't make directory in /usr/local/bin. I guess it is problem with authority. I already know I ...
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Ubuntu Linux froze in VirtualBox

I am working on the newest version of Ubuntu Linux on VirtualBox under a 64-bit Windows 7 host. When I was working, VirtualBox froze, and I hadn't saved my work in Ubuntu. What should I do? (This ...
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How do I insert a folder into a ZIP file?

I'm a newbie on Linux and had to do something like this with the zip command: My folder structure inside a zip file abc.zip is: -- currentdir -- onestepdeep -- abc.zip -- folder1 ...
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Linux Mint UI Freezes Daily, How Do I Fix This?

I'm sort-of new to Linux, and new to Linux Mint 11. About once a day the UI will completely freeze - except the mouse will move. It won't respond to any clicks or any keyboard ctrl+alt+delete, so I ...
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Java apps slow startup when connected to network

I'm using Arch Linux with kernel 3.0 and brcmsmac to manage my wireless card. My desktop environment is KDE 4.7 and I use networkmanager to handle network. Recently I've been affected by a weird ...
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Simplest way to run an authenticated SMTP server on Linux?

What is the simplest way I can get a secure, authenticated SMTP server running on my Linux machine so my family can use it to send mail from hostile networks? Currently I have exim bound to 127.1:25 ...
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Different behavior under Xvfb and under a real X server / Xvfb alternatives?

I am trying to run a program (Ansys 13 Workbench) that requires a display in batch on a torque managed linux cluster. Running it as an interactive job with X forawrding to my local linux machine ...
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Sim card reader + Linux +MC8705

I am looking at using the PCI-E MC8705 from Sierra Wireless in FIT-PC2. The MC8705 does not have a sim card slot, but rather expects there to be a USIM card interface. Are there linux drivers for ...
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Shell environment variables

I'm trying to add a directory to my PATH environment so I can run some commands remotely. I have set this in my .bashrc, .tcshrc as well as in /etc/profile and /etc/csh.login but whenever I check my ...
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Finding files based on date, without using `find`

I know find can do what I am looking for, but I am wondering if there is an alternative way to find files on the filesystem either created before/after a certain point, or at a certain time. ...
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list folders by the number of files recursively

Is there any Linux application for finding the folders with the most number of files? baobab sorts folders by their total size, I'm looking for a tool that lists folders by the total number of files ...
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Find command taking too long on ubuntu 10.10

The find command is taking too long on my machine to complete. When I use time command, I find that sys time and user time are too small as compared to real time. Is my find process not getting ...
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Manually restoring corrupted Clonezilla (partclone) image (whole disk)

DISCLAIMER: Linux noob :) I have a corrupted clonezilla (partclone) image of entire disk. It was made of failing disk and as a result there is discrepancy in geometry information for partitions. I'm ...
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Piping video device over SSH or tcptunnel?

I want to attach an analog camera to an old linux computer and directly pipe the /dev/video0 to another computer, where I can use it as a device again (so /dev/video0 should go to /dev/remote0, for ...
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character encoding in linux systems

I have web page its charset is 8859-9 and it was prepared in windows with char encoding ascii. from ftp access, I am opening it via gedit in ubuntu then turkish chars changes like (turkish ı became ý)....
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Unable read EDID on CRT-0 (VGA port) - Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT

My work laptop is a Dell Vostro 1500. It has a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT gpu. I always like having a second monitor plugged in, but it never detects monitor resolutions correctly. In the Xorg.0.log, I ...
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How do I get my CPU fan to stop spinning when idle?

I have a PC which I built ~3 years ago which had been running smoothly and silently until recently. Now, the CPU fan likes to spin up to 1200-1500 RPM even when it's idle, which is rather annoying. ...
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What is the difference between startx and init 5?

When I run the command startx it launches me immediately into Gnome without having to login and if I attempt to go back to the command line interface by typing in the comamnd init 3 in the x-terminal ...
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What happens if I were to hit CTRL-ALT-F7 without starting the x server?

At the moment all I see is the message INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal. What does this mean?
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How can I tell Windows or Linux to put a specific (PCI[e]) device into sleep/off (D3) state?

How can I tell Windows or Linux to power a specific device (e.g. USB controller, network card, video card) down, that is put it in the D3 state? From the very little I know about ACPI and such, the ...
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How to remote access Windows from Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access windows box from linux Is there a way to remote access a Windows 7 machine from Ubuntu Linux using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)? I use "mstsc.exe" for Windows to ...
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Upgrading software packages from CLI in Linux from some online repo

I am on CentOS and have tried the following: [root@XMPP tigase]# rpm -Uvh MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm error: open of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or ...
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How to extract architecture part from kernel naming

I kept bumping into it all the time, only now when I need it I can't find it anywhere! What architecture is the kernel of my machine? 2.6.18-194.el5
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Linux: Is there a non-root shell command to find if a user account is enabled or not?

Is there a non-root shell command that can tell me if a user's account is disabled or not? Please note that there is a fine distinction between LOCKING and DISABLED: LOCKING is where you prepend ! ...
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Executor/Launchy alternative for Linux?

I am a new Ubuntu user and am looking for an alternative to Executor or Launchy, both keystroke launchers. I have tried Gnome DO which is very similar to Launchy and it's good but I still miss ...
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Keyboard layout based on scancodes?

I would like to make a new keyboard layout in Linux that moves the modifier keys around. The problem is that this needs to be an xkb layout, because I still need to be able to switch to the Qwerty ...
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Change default mount group of USB drive in ubuntu

I have a shared, family computer which has USB drives attached to it. Multiple users can be logged in, that sort of thing. All of the users have been added to "Access external storage devices ...
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Is there an open source software to run a 802.1x authenticator (ie. NAS) within Linux? [closed]

I have the following setup: ____________ [Windows PC1] ---------| | | Linux Box |----------[Internet] [Windows PC2] ---------|____________| ...
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Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 [closed]

I am going to install either Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 but I don't really know which one to choose? I want: the best environment for web development the least hassle to use/...
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Is there a way to use wget to download a site and ALL of its requirement documents including remote ones

I want to do something simular to the following: wget -e robots=off --no-clobber --no-parent --page-requisites -r --convert-links --restrict-file-names=windows somedomain.com/s/8/...