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Binding wlan0 to eth0 in Linux

When I type ifconfig, I see wlan0 and eth0. I want to somehow bind these two together into one device. How would I go about doing this?
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Why is there only activity on one disk in RAID-5 configuration?

I have a RHEL box running MySQL configured with 6x146GB disks in a RAID 5 configuration. However, when I do an "iostat -x 3" and view the activity on the devices, I only see activity on one of the ...
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wget authenticated HTTP Connection Failed

First off, I am not a Linux guy, but I have to pretend to be one sometimes as a web developer. So, we have a Red Hat server and I'm using wget in crontab to run some PHP scripts. We've been doing ...
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How to get administrative permissions in Ubuntu?

my dvd-rw was not working. but i had to install linux. so i installed ubuntu from the iso using demons tool. But when i am opening the terminal to create an user,it's prompting that only root have the ...
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Substract contents of one textfile from contents of another textfile on Linux

I have two text files on Linux. One contains a list of valid IDs. E.g: abcd efgh ijkl etc. The other contains a list of invalid IDs. But, some of these also appear on the list of valid IDs, in this ...
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SSH X Tunnel via non-X server

strange variation on the standard 'multi-hop tunnel' question. I'm working remotely at the minute, but have several 'incoming' automatic reverse shells connecting to a dedicated server. This ...
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Make openbox automatically start to use a specific gtk profile

all. I have switched to openbox from Gnome and would now like to stop using Metacity altogether. When I was using metacity I had both a control theme (e.g. gtk theme) and fonts set up how I liked them ...
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In Linux, is working as su the same as working as root?

I thought that using su as a regular user made you root temporarily, but encountered an issue where I get "bash: usermod: command not found" when I try to perform a usermod with su, whereas the ...
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Unable to debug/reproduce Ubuntu crash

I am generally stumped with this Ubuntu crash I am having. The machine freezes, mouse does not move. Cant escape to a terminal, cannot quit X, Apport reports nothing. I am have been trying for weeks ...
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Fedora Autologin in runlvel 3 and Autostart application

I have a single kernel with 2 menu entries in grub like following: Boot(gfx) Boot(text) First entry boot the fedora in graphical mode running the gnome. Second entry boot the fedora in text mode. ...
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Override RPM install path

I've downloaded an RPM from Oracle that wants to install in /usr, and due to the way our SysAdmins set up our workstations, I don't have enough disk space in /usr. Most of the space on the root ...
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File monitor (like Sysinternal's Filemon) for Linux?

Is there a file monitor, similar to FileMon from Sysinternals, for Linux? I know about lsof, but this only shows me the files that were opened at the point I've executed it.
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Share a socks proxy on LAN

I have socks proxy running on port 1080. I want other people on LAN to use this proxy. How can I do that? One way is that the client can run this command and then use proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 on his ...
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Speedup a Video on linux

I dont want to use player like vlc to speedup the playback. I want to actually speedup playback in the original file. Its like I want video to be played 2 times faster.
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Ubuntu: Best way to set microphone volume by command line

I have tried: aumix -i 100 However that only seems to get me to about 3/4 of the maximum volume when I look at the change in the Sound Preferences panel. Here is a screenshot of Sound Preferences ...
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change bash shortcut keys such as Ctrl-C?

I am using Kubuntu 10.04. I would like to change some of the standard shortcut keys for bash (terminal). Here are the shortcuts I would like to set up: Ctrl-C to copy the selected text in the ...
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Bash function/alias for package managers help

I'm using Arch Linux. I have packer installed for AUR packages, but I want to be able to use the pacman command for both. I think I will need a function for this -- what I mean is that whenever I use ...
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What kind of chip to use for underwater robotics? [closed]

I have no experience with embedded systems hardware and am looking to build a micro-budget underwater robot for exploring the bottom of a lake on the family homestead. I don't have much money to spend ...
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Using konsole (kde) color schemes in gnome terminal?

Is there a way to colorize the Gnome terminal in the way the konsole from KDE uses colors? I'd at least like to change the color for user@name:~$, because sometimes it gets pretty hard to read when ...
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What does an arrow (“->”) symbol mean on the command line?

I'm working with Terminal (Mac OS X), but I think this is a built-in part of Linux. Sometimes, when I execute a command, Terminal returns a new, indented line with just -> on the line. It seems ...
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turn off Linux file cache

How do I turn off write cache in Linux? More specifically, SUSE 11? My problem is that heavy IO kills the system even if the generating process is user priority class, and the starved processes are ...
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Resizing Ubuntu root partition installed in “Install inside Win” mode

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop i386 using "Install inside Windows" option. In the installation i dedicated 3GB for the root parition. Now i have a Windows 7 and a Ubuntu. Currently, I need more ...
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Is there anything like a cloud based linux where you can access desktop GUI just through a web browser?

My laptop broke a few weeks ago and I need to get out of the house sometimes when I work just for a change of pace but right now I'm stuck just working on my desktop.. I'd like to go work on a public ...
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How can I manually generate a fake ACPI lid event from a script in linux?

I'm trying to make sure that my laptop will suspend if I unplug it after the lid is already closed, and I believe that one way to accomplish this would be to simulate an ACPI lid event when the power ...
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Increasing download speed by using multiple IP addresses? - Ubuntu

quite often sites limit download speed per ip address or identified user. Is it possible to use a tool such as wget in order to overcome this limitation? Ideas would be great.
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Making ls output like dir /b /s

How can I tweak the output of ls in Linux so that it looks like the output of the command dir /b /s in Windows? dir /b /s output as follows: C:\MinGW>dir /s /b C:\MinGW\COPYING ...
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how do I install updated packages

I have run this command on my ubuntu linux system, now how do I install these updates: \usr\bin\apt-get -y update It downloaded the package updates, however how do I proceed to install them now?
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How to run script before starting vpn connection?

I need to run a bash script BEFORE connecting to a vpn (which I do by clicking the network manager applet). I need this script because when connecting to the vpn the routes are incorrect. The script ...
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Small *nix based proxy server

I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and was looking for a small proxy server I could run on it. I know of squid but that is way more then what I need. I basically just want to be able to route my ...
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Ubuntu virtual display ratio

I've been trying - without any success - to create a "virtual" display device configured for 16:9 ratio resolution.. I'm already past setting a kernel option (forgot what it was) for xorg to even ...
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Setting up bandwidth throttling for ADSL with linux

I'm going to set up a new linux router for a company, and have to set up bandwidth throttling. They have an unlimited ADSL internet connection which will be shared between 2 businesses, one being ...
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Gnome - Kill X Windows

I just installed Arch Linux with Gnome and gdm is set to boot into gnome as soon as it boots. But I realized that the barebone gnome package that I installed doesn't include a terminal or a text ...
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How to disable font Arial in Opera?

After upgrade to Opera 10.60 on my Gentoo Linux it stopped reading fonts.conf all of a sudden and now I am not happy with how Arial bold looks in non-Latin letters. Particularly bold cyrillic "м" ...
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FileZilla menu not showing up in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

All my other applications and Nautilus, when I open a folder, can display the menu perfectly, except for Filezilla. How do I use Alt + E to use the inner menu items? The main menu is always invisible ...
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Change FileZilla settings in Ubuntu Linux so view/edit uses gedit

This is similar to the Super User question How to change FileZilla so that View/Edit opens .html in Notepad++, not Firefox, but I am asking for FileZilla in Linux. I am using Ubuntu 10.0.4 (Lucid ...
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Accessing my web server from the outside world

I have successfully installed "LAMP" and can get to my web server by typing 10.0.2.15. How can I make it so that when I type in my domain name it brings up my web server?
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How can I solve this error I get when I commit changes on an SVN repository from the Ubuntu terminal?

When I commit changes on a SVN repository, I always run into the following problem in the terminal in Ubuntu: Error reading /home/ssylee/.nano_history: Permission denied Any ideas how to solve it?
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Making Ubuntu Sleep When Laptop Lid Closes

I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior? ...
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ubuntu make install location

When we, ./configure make make install where are the programs installed?
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Linux rpm -qa doesn't return a result

I have an Ubuntu Linux on a VMWare running and I've installed RPM Package Manager. However when I try to query all packages using the rpm -qa command, I don't get any results returned. How can I fix ...
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Grub 2 removed, Windows can't boot

In all my stupidity I used Windows to reformat my Ubuntu partition and now I can't boot anything. What's the best way to recover my netbook? I'm only able to use a 256 MB flash drive.
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PC as Bluetooth speakers

I know that: There are Bluetooth speakers for my phone and for my iPod My desktop computer has Bluetooth dongle My desktop has speakers attached to it;) So, my question is: can I use my desktop PC ...
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administrative shares c$, d$ all visible from linux!

why are the administrative shares of windows XP and Windows 7 OS c$, d$ , E$ etc...all visible from linux! i used ubuntu to see the shares!... isnt that a security breach! i can limit its access ...
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Wine and the Print Screen Button

When I press the Print Screen button in a Wine window, Ubuntu handles the event. Is there a way to get a Windows-like behavior so that the screenshot is saved to the clipboard? This probably isn't ...
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How to recover file that is accidently removed in linux

I have accidentally removed my apache2 startup file /etc/init.d/apache2 using rm /etc/init.d/apache2 command. How can I get that back?
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Setting linux up - Few questions

What distribution do you recommend for me ? I've got 1GB of ram 2.4 GHZ P4 and GF7300. I need it for programming applications in java and C++. And watching movies. Does linux support .rar? And if not ...
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Convert DDS to PNG using linux command line

I need to convert thousands of DDS images to PNG format in Linux, preferably in command line. Is there any program available for such task?
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Marking boot manager ( bootmgr) in Windows 7 as not compressed from within Linux

Here's my problem: While choosing to compress certain folders from within Windows 7, I marked the boot manager as 'compressed'. Now, when I try to boot, I'm not able to boot into Windows 7, or any ...
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Linux file Recovery

Can anyone help me out in getting back a deleted file in linux. Instead of giving this command " rm -rvf *~ ", I gave " rm -rvf * ". Is there any way to get all files back ??
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linux: tool to copy files/directories from failing hard disk?

my external hard disk (or, more specifically, the hard disk of a friend of mine) is failing, of course there is no backup. I'm looking for a tool that tries to rescue the most possible amount of ...