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How to force mdadm to stop RAID5 array?

I have /dev/md127 RAID5 array that consisted of four drives. I managed to hot remove them from the array and currently /dev/md127 does not have any drives: cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] ...
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Model M Keyboard inputs incorrect characters after logging in to Fedora

I recently bought a 24 year old IBM Model M keyboard. From what I gather, it'd been left on a shelf for the last 5 years, so you can imagine the amount of dust dirt and crap that was on it. Before ...
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Pysdm has disabled my ability to write to my storage partition

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Mint 13 Cinnamon. As well as their respective partitions, I also have a large one (NTFS) for storing all my music, videos, documents etc. I downloaded ...
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Samsung 32" LCD TV as PC Monitor, resolution problems

I have a Samsung LE32C450 TV connected to my Nvidia 7300LE via the VGA connector. I managed to obtain 1360x768 resolution (after some work, NVidia driver, Nvidia-settings, xrandr, cursing to every ...
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Linux: cat /dev/video0 TS into some kind of ring puffer

I want to cat a /dev/video0 device output (Transport Stream) into a temporary ring buffer. In fact i do not want that the file is growing over the time. Simultaneously access is not possible. So the ...
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Windows removes its own drive from bios, but appears in Linux

I'm having a strange problem. Some background: I have two sata drives in this computer. The first one has a boot partition and two NTFS partitions (one Windows 7, one storage). The second drive has ...
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Linux Mint 13 (64) freeze with USB modem

I have an iBurst modem and a driver I installed from here: http://lelanthran.com/deranged/?p=132 I'm running Mint 13 (64 Bit) - so it's the 3.2 kernel version. After plugging in the USB modem - it ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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Samsung NP530 CPU stuck at 55 C temperature

I have run into heating issues on my ultrabook running Linux. Idling temperature for Win7 is ~45 C, while in Linux it is ~55 C. Output of sensors rohit@raijin ~ $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: ...
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Picking right serial device

I have several identical USB to serial port adapters on my Fedora FC12 server. Each time I boot, the devices seem to change devices names (/dev/ttyUSBn). Now I will assume that the bus and device ...
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Need help mounting device : mount -t ntfs-3g mount failed: No such device

I'm using ophcrack-vista-livecd-3.4.0.iso on Windows 7 to recover a password. When I tried using the software, I got a message saying "Tables Found" along with another message saying "No partition ...
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Slow down clock/timer of a Linux program

Sometimes a Linux program requiring fast user interaction/manual dexterity runs too fast for me to keep up. Examples include video games and video players that don't let you control the speed. How ...
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Alternative (pref. mature) Linux PAM authentication methods?

I'm looking for alternative, non-keyboard-password authentication methods to unlock my laptop. Whatever authentication it is, it should be quick and convenient to perform and relatively secure. Yes, ...
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Linux VM can not connect to the internet

I'm trying to set up an virtual server with connection to the internet. When I start a ping to the local network, there are no problems. When I try to ping an address from the internet, it shows that ...
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Multiple SSH Connections over different connections

I have a Linux box with a couple of 3G/HSDPA modems, seen as network connections, and i would like to get each to connect to a server over SSH. The server could be the same server, and i would need ...
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Dynamic/Static CPU Frequency Scaling

I need to manipulate frequency of each core in my I7 processor. There is a way to do it in Debian (http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/CpuFrequencyScaling). But I want to do it on Linux Fedora and Window. ...
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Installing pcf fonts on Gentoo for urxvt and Awesome wm

I downloaded the linux version of Profont from here And I have no idea how to install it. I want to be able to use it for urxvt and awesome wm. What should I do?
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XRDP multiple log in sessions

I use xrdp, and I am trying to have multiple sessions with the same user (ABC). I do not have any connection issues. What's happening is when I open the second session it just mirrors whats ...
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Capture key events at system level to control e.g. alsamixer

In Linux window managers, it is easy to define actions for key events - e.g. in openbox: <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <command>amixer set ...
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What is sd(exec) process and why is it consuming 100% CPU time?

I recently installed Fedora 16 with XFCE. Occasionally, a process named sd(EXEC) shows up and eats up all of my CPU time (CPU maxes out at 100%). Unfortunately, it cannot be killed even with kill -9 ...
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problems encoding 1080p60fps MTS files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy; plays too slow in NLE compositor window.

I was advised to encode my HD files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy with 220M bitrate rather then 45M so the image doesnt have too much artifacts. I reduced the framerate to 29.97 fps when I encoded the ...
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force upperdir overlayfs to re reread/reload lowerdir

am having the following problem with an overlayfs: I can mount an overlayfs fine using the following line in my etc/fstab none /home/student overlayfs ...
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Pairing bluetooth mouse with two system on same computer

I have a Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 paired to my notebook under Windows via Bluetooth. However I have a Linux installation as well (openSUSE 12.1) and I thought I could make that mouse work ...
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System Memory: Only half is being displayed

Using multiple tools, I have verified that my computer can "see" that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only is using 4GB of ram. I've seen this behavior with: Memtest86+ 4.20: Memory SDP Information ...
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split window and rearange parts on screen

I have third party application with the native resolution of 1600x600. What I need is to display first 800x600 half of the window below the second 800x600 part of the window. This wasn't problem as ...
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Xinerama creates a panning viewport

EDIT: I've created a bug report: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=48458 My Setup I have 4 monitors, 1920x1080, which are in portrait mode (rotated left). They are connected to two ...
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Why boot fails with bios SATA Mode as AHCI?

In a nutshell, I am trying to figure out for some Jetway engineers and myself, why the custom bios they made me does not allow SATA devices to boot in AHCI mode. Obviously, this is difficult to ask ...
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monitoring changes in windows of screen while screen is detached

It is possible to monitor windows in screen (I mean the terminal multiplexer called screen) with Ctrl-a M. However, I am only aware of the notification when I am looking at any window. What I want, ...
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Dynamically disabling cores in a power-efficient way?

I am looking for a mechanism to dynamically disable cores in Linux in order to minimize power consumption. Unfortunately, disabling cores using the following simple approach actually increases power, ...
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Why are my images getting corrupted in ubuntu?

I have a netbook running as a server for some web development I do. It's running Ubuntu. Whenever I put images on it, they get corrupted and do not display correctly. I've viewed them properly on ...
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Is there an equivalent program to SyncBackPro for Linux?

We are migrating to Linux however one of the many programs we use daily is SyncBackPro. Is there a equivalent GUI application that supports command line synxtax?
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openSUSE 12 fails to start after installing ESET NOD32

I am using openSUSE 12 (64-bit). I installed ESET NOD32 Antivirus. After installing NOD32, it required a restart. After restarting, the system stays in a loading status, and I get following error ...
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centralized growl forwarder

Multiple services on servers I'm running can be configured to output growl notifications, I'd like a centralized forwarder to run on a Linux box I'm looking for either an implementation or tips on ...
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Mouse Navigation - dedicated right-click?

In kde, I'm using mouse navigation to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard. However, it is very cumbersome to right-click as I have to first press "-" to change the click behavior to right click ...
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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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How to create Dial up Connection in Fedora?

I have Bluetooth dongle attached to my desktop Computer. I am successfully able to connect it with my mobile phone using Bluetooth Connection, with the Terminal command hcitool cc 00:1D:3B:05:BD:53 ...
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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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Can't ping Linux IPv6 bridge from host

I'm using a Linux box with two network interfaces as bridge (br0) and one system (X) behind the bridge with its own IPv6 address configured. Its other end is connected to a router. The bridge ...
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Keybindings not working in Swing/AWT applications

Digging on problem with keybindings not working in PhpStorm IDE, I tried several Java applications and realized that keybindings with letter keys are not working in Swing/AWT applications on my linux ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Disable auto-open for a specific device

When I insert a flash drive, always is opened a new window of nautilus showing the content of the flash drive. Is there a form to deactivate "auto-open" option for a determinate USB device? Thanks!
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xmodmap confusion betwen AltGR and Left Control

I'm having trouble making AltGr work on ubuntu so I can type 3rd level characters (@£§,{[],etc) it so happens that RCtrl+RAlt don't work either so I have no way of typing such characters. My RCtrl ...
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When and where does Wubi mount it's virtual disks?

My use of the wubi-new-virtual-disk command made Wubi start mounting this new virtual home disk over my /home folder. After the use of the script failed, I am left with Wubi constantly remounting an ...
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detect the start of Flash videos

I like to turn my music off when I start watching Flash videos. It used to be that Flash videos were cached in /tmp, so I could watch for them with inotify: sorghum:~% incrontab -l /tmp IN_CREATE ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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Linux service to set /proc/$pid/oom_score_adj of new processes?

Is there any available software which can be used to set the /proc/<pid>/oom_score_adj of processes after they're created, based upon the executable name and the user/group?
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Unable to install synergy on red hat 5.4

I'm trying to install Synergy on Red Hat Linux 5.4 but I'm getting the below errors: rpm -ivh synergy-1.3.8-Linux-x86_64.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.11)(64bit) is ...
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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gdevilspie doesn't work on my PC

gdevilspie is a tool that allows you to write rules to move windows to any position as you wish when you open them. I have Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 2.32.1 on my PC. I like the features that ...
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Setting up a TAP device on linux

I am trying to set up a tap device to use with uIP to do some testing/development on a Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 & 11.10) PC. I've gotten as far as using tunctl from uml-utilities to create a ...