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Can't mount external HDD. Device listed at lsusb but doesn't appear at /dev

Device works at Windows but doesn't appear at /dev. How can I mount it? So let's go to the infos... uname -a: Linux deeptought 3.13.0-30-generic #54-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 9 22:45:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 ...
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WiFi+BT AR5B22. When starting linux - BT disappears. Disappears at all

I have a problem with my laptop wireless card in linux (xubuntu or kali, you choose). It is a wifi(abgn)+BT4.0 miniPCI-E half module from Atheros. FCC ID is PPD-AR5B22 (wikidevi have info about it: ...
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Redirect ports with iptables

I need to do redirect port 443 on all interfaces to 8080 on one interface using iptables on a box with 2 NICs. I also need to block pretty much anything else on those interfaces. Here is my iptables ...
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/dev/dsp missing in debian and cannot hear festival utterance

Tried to make an utterance in festival and it seems /dev/dsp/ is missing in the debian. How to add this? festival> (SayText "Hello") Linux: can't open /dev/dsp #<Utterance 0xb669c708>
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unable to read /dev/sda: Input/output error

I was reinstalling my Windows 8.1 from a mirror, then I've repaired grub2 and things got messed up. Now Windows boots about 20 minutes and then runs so slow, that nothing can be done. When it boots it ...
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Octal Dump is taking too long, and is only using 6% of cpu

I am trying to do an Octal Dump on a large binary file (roughly 50 GB) and it is taking much longer then it should. We are running this on a $7000 4-processor Thinkmate with 4 Core-Intel Xeons and 1 ...
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Intercept and modify print jobs

I need to apply some modifications (mostly replace some text a la s/foo/bar/) to everything that gets printed from a specific Windows application. My guess is that most of the building blocks that can ...
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SIOCGIFADDR: Cannot assign requested address Error in python

I want to set IP address by using python's subprocess module. I was trying to use it like this: from subprocess import call call(["ifconfig", "eth0", "50.7.192.226", "netmask", "255.255.255.248", ...
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Is it possible to create bootable linux on USB drive using windows command line?

we can create bootable windows 7 on usb drive(here) using windows command line, is it possible to create bootable linux using windows command line? ( i.e. not using any software) I've entered the ...
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How to apply “set number” to vi on root?

I'm using vi on centos 6.5 and added "set number" script to /etc/bashrc in order to look line numbers whenever boot. It works well to show it on user login but not root. How to apply "set number" of ...
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waking up a sleeping external usb storage drive on linux?

So I got a Seagate external usb storage that goes to sleep after 90 minutes. All its power comes from the usb. At dmesg, this is what happens: [Dom Jun 29 17:25:08 2014] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi ...
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I want to edit two different text files using another text file

I want to edit one text file, and it will automatically edited another text files. Is this possible? For example I have three save text files namely fileA.txt, fileB.txt and fileC.txt I just want to ...
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How to rollback to previous settings status on Centos 6.5

I'm beginner on linux and using centos 6.5 on my machine. I tried to install a Graphic driver of NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT on Centos 6.5 and rebooted. After rebooting, problem occurred. Gnome booting ...
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Rsync transfers everything instead of changed

I have tried many many different combinations of rsync commands, but whatever platform I use it on, from whatever source to whatever destination. It always transfers everything no matter if it's ...
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Windows 8 and BIOS won't boot after installing Linux

I've recently been dual booting Windows 8 and Fedora 20 (and one point Ubuntu). My Fedora kernel wouldn't load in GRUB one day so I decided to reinstall Fedora using a live USB (my laptop doesn't have ...
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Upload to SSH in XMODEM manner?

I know I can use scp command and copy any file whenever I can come with ssh client. But let see in more detail. Suppose I have ALREADY logged in with ssh client. This means that I have ALREADY ...
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Seperate build directory in ebuild

I have an ebuild which isn't allowed to build in it's source directory, but wants a separate build directory. Whats the best way to do this in an ebuild?
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debian boot procedure stops while starting RAID5 array

imagine the following situation: debian wheezy 7.4 on arm system created a RAID5 with 3 disks /dev/md0 created ext4 file system wrote entry to mdadm.conf via "mdadm --detail --scan >> ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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How to install Haskell platform on Kali Linux?

I'm new to Linux and I want to install Haskell platform on my Kali Linux system, but unfortunately I can't do it alone.So I really need your help. Also, if possible explain me how to do it step by ...
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My custom fish shell prompt keeps resetting every reboot

I switched to fish shell a month ago and I'm quite pleased with it. But recently, my custom prompt keeps resetting to the default prompt every time I turn on my PC. When opening the terminal, I'm ...
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Incremental Backups of ntfsclone Images

I am attempting to make compressed incremental backups of a Windows partition using ntfsclone on Linux. Currently, I am making full ntfsclone images using something like the following command: sudo ...
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Make SSH/gpg-agent not ask for passphrase for key it's not going to use

I have two SSH keys. id_rsa is my normal one with a passphrase, and id_lynx has no passphrase because I want it to be usable in a cron job (the user it logs in as is fairly restricted, don't worry ...
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Linux RAID Re-Shape Stopped, unmountable

I added another drive to my RAID 5 and migrated it to a RAID 6. Everything went fine, but now the process seems to be stuck at 63.2% and md2_raid6 takes 99.9 of the CPU. RAID Details: /dev/md/2: ...
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Open SSH - issue logging in without password - public key

I'm having an issue where I'm unable to login by SSH - I've followed other guides and made sure permissions were set correctly, and that the publickeys on my local machine and remote machine match as ...
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Finding subdirectories in linux

I am trying to search through all the subdirectories in the current directory for a directory named 'jdk1.7'. I have written a statement like find -type d -name 'jdk1*' But I am not getting any ...
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Wireless Card Dumping Lots of Log Messages (13GiB+ over a few hours)

My USB wifi adapter (TL-WN822N running on Fedora 20 with the ath9k_htc adapter) seems to be working fine but is dumping similar debugging messages multiple times per second. The messages are so large ...
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No applications load on first workspace in Ubuntu with Xfce using i3 as WM

I'm trying to use the i3 window manager with Xfce on Ubuntu 14.04. I have installed Xfce and disabled the "desktop" and Xfce's wm, and set i3 to autostart as the wm of my choose. I do this in Settings ...
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Unrecognized option 'b:v' when trying to convert a video

I get "Unrecognized option b:v" when I tried to convert a video. I'm using FFmpeg version SVN-r26402. Here is my error log: Raw Conversion Log Started on 2014-06-29 00:02:02 - 2014 Jun 29 Checking ...
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Why does the alien package converter need root permissions?

When trying to convert a .deb package to .rpm using alien, I use this command: $ alien -r foo.rpm but it complains thusly: > Warning: alien is not running as root! > Warning: Ownerships of ...
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Restrict access on home server

I have a RaspberryPI with Raspbian. I want to host some files on there and give access to my friends as well via FTP and SSH. I want to create a big shared folder of sorts where they can read/write, ...
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Linux, Unable to get usb wifi drivers to work or compile

I've got a generic Ralink wireless usb dongle, and a fresh install of Linux Mint 17 (cinnamon). I'd like to be able to use the dongle to connect to my wifi, so that i can free up some cat5 cables i ...
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Touchpad on linux way too slow

Recently my touchpad has gotten to be way too sow on Linux. I use Fedora with a Dell Inspiron 15R. It was working fine for months, but recently is unbearably slow regardless of my speed settings. I ...
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Find files with different inodes in same directory structure

We have a slight problem with our backups. Our setup is as follows: We create a backup using the rsync command. The backup uses the option --link-dest option, to create incremental backups with ...
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FFmpeg encoding part of the video with subtitles

encode part of a file and at the same time add the subtitles for that part. I am using: ffmpeg -ss 00:02:00 -t 00:00:30 -i "path/to/input" -c:v libvpx -crf 5 -b:v 3M -c:a libvorbis -vf ...
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How to restore the file access time after extracting from archive

Is it possible under Linux to restore the file access time to that of the original file after extracting files from an archive created with tar on NTFS file system? tar does not restore the access ...
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Locate displaying old files?

My locate command seems to be digging up files which don't exist (old files which I have renamed). sudo locate bus-node.conf /etc/init/start-bus-node.conf sudo mv /etc/init/start-bus-node.conf ...
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Upstart + nodejs not starting

I've been looking around for ages, I can't seem to find a solution for my problem. I ran the following first: sudo apt-get remove --purge node sudo apt-get remove --purge nodejs sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu Cron ec2-create-snapshot

I have a new ec2 Ubuntu instance running. I have properly set up the ec2-api tools. I want to create a daily backup using the ec2-create-snapshot command. Just to test it, I have my script, which is ...
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Wine applications ignore KDE keyboard shortcuts

I have Apple aluminium keyboard. I've remap command and control with each other. Everything works smooth, except wine, which continue use control as a base for most of shortcuts. I use archlinux and ...
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Can't connect to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest from Ubuntu host

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine running inside VirtualBox and I recently switched it to a new host running Ubuntu 14.04. After the switch the guest can connect to the Internet, but no other ...
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Is it possible to work with apple usb keyboard in linux exactly as in mac os x

I have mac os x at home and linux workstation at work. And I want to have minimum differences in keyboard usage. I use archlinux with KDE By this I mean: Command instead of control everywhere, ...
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Repairing UEFI Windows 8 Boot with Linux

I got my laptop a few months ago, and it's just stopped booting. I don't know if it's the Bootloader but I'll give a boot repair a try. It just freezes with the Windows 8 boot loading spinner and the ...
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phpMyAdmin cannot login - keeps asking for credentials

I have phpmyadmin on my Arch linux box, it is running, so is apache with php and mysql. When I go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/, it shows the usual login prompt. However, no matter what I enter, ...
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Fails to boot LFS from usb via syslinux: /sbin/init no such file or derectory

I have successfully built linux from scratch!) Then I decided to make bootable usb flash drive by using syslinux bootloader. To do that i created two partitions on usb drive: small vfat and large ...
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Configure and Set up OTRS

I have configured "OTRS 3.3.7" tool in CentOS 6.5, I would like to set up ITIL process for Helpdesk ticketing System. Any help on seting up the process would be appreciated!
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Why is my server time 5 minutes behind?

When I type date into linux, my time is 5 minutes behind. How do I sync it up to the actual time? My phone, my computers, cnn.com and many other sources show the same time, which is what I want my ...
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Roboto regular font face is rendered as bold

I've installed the Roboto typeface on my system but it turns out that the default, regular face is rendered as black, even though in the thumbnail it appears to be lighter. This happens on all ...
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df -h shows usedspace differnt from what reported on the wire

I created a 450G ufs64 file system, created an exported and mounted on linux. df -h show like below khawk-dev-yyan:/test # df -h /test/TC_UNITY_28940_FileAsyncOps_NFS Filesystem ...
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xubuntu thinks disk is full even after files deleted (on virtualbox)

I have encountered a rather weird error running 64-bit xubuntu on virtualbox. The system appears to think the disk is full, even after I have deleted at least 500MBs of files (and both root and user ...