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Steam and proprietary drivers

I installed fglrx-updates and used aticonfig --initial -f and aticonfig --px-dgpu. Ok, now it seems like drivers are installed. Video looks good. Bu when try to start Dota 2 in Steam I get this ...
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Allow user to install packages using puppet

I need to allow some users to install packages on their systems, and the whole system is being managed by puppet. I have this file: #modules/polkit/manifests/init.pp define polkit( # ...
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Access an NTFS volume in Linux LVM from Windows

my system dual boots Windows 7 and Debian Linux. My linux partition uses LVM with a root swap setup. My swap size is 18 GB and the root size is 2 TB. I resized my root partition to 750GB to give me ...
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BATMAN protocol

I am having problems with Batctl. I installed Batman adv and batctl on ubuntu 14.04.1. I am having problems with batctl commands. When I write comand "Batctl p 00:16:bf:01:68:46" i get this error: ...
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Vagrant NAT on Windows 7

I have followed the basic steps to get up and running with Vagrant. When I SSH into the box of Ubuntu or Debian. I cannot seem to connect to anything when trying to install packages. I can't ping or ...
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How to recover from broken PVMOVE transfer?

I made the mistake of not using screen while doing a pvmove. I am copying data from one SAN to another using pvmove. The network died in the middle of a pvmove and now I have one pv with part of the ...
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Fedora, keyboard input source switching impossible

I have two keyboard input sources (English and Persian languages) on my machine running Fedora release 20 (Heisenbug). It starts normally but after a while working with Persian it would be impossible ...
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Recursively create/update tarballs of old files inside directories

I have an archive directory of ftp files. I want to schedule a job to zip up any files that are older than 6mo into an tarball in each directory. I've started writing the script, but I feel like ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Linux equivalent settings for 7zip

I'd like to use the same settings as below (Win7) on Linux to compress files, but I fail to get equal compression results, for which I blame myself not correctly using 7za. So far, I have 7za a ...
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WinPE and linux

In the last few weeks i was trying to automate software testing process in my company. I found WinPE as the best method for me. At first i was automating some tests based on python which wasn't a ...
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Can't display characters on x application over ssh to minimalistic server

I got the following problem: I want to set up an ArchLinux server only with the packages really needed. That means no X on this System, but as I'd like to administrate this machine comfortably over ...
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Monitoring xinput keycodes in bash

So basically, what I'm trying to do is use the xinput command to watch for keyboard input in the background for a bash script to toggle things. I would like to ideally monitor multiple different ...
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How to revoke myself rights to write files outside current directory?

I want to make sure commands that I run from my shell cannot damage my files above starting directory. For example, this command should fail: cd ~/ && rm -rf *. Supporting links, mount points ...
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Can BIOSasissted RAID1 (with OS Linux) be rebuilded with a external HDD with windows?

I have created a RAID 1 BIOS assisted,booted from RAID 1 and installed Linux OS on it.I had a power outage and the RAID1 status now is Rebuild. My question is : can i rebuild this RAID1 with Intel ...
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Where is “unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-KtyPDgWNin” socket file saved?

I try the following: roroco@roroco ~/Dropbox/rbs/ro_cmds $ echo $DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-KtyPDgWNin,guid=ca3ea893cf45d42ef60e74d0545d84f6 But when I want to list this ...
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dd copy iso 2 usb flash drive & add a writable partition

I made an install of Xubuntu inspired by : http://en.opensuse.org/Live_USB_stick#Using_commandline_tools Is it very good, you have an install bootable drive, like an optical drive. But bit 2 bit ...
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what changes does 'alternatives --config java' actually do on a linux server?

When a choice is given to the 'alternatives --config java' option on a centos linux server, what is actually updated on the server itself? I'm in process of trying to automate rolling out java ...
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Getting an already installed Android x86 partition to run on KVM

I have Android installed on sda3, and it boots fine when loaded from Grub with the following commands: set root='(hd0,3)' search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 977083a6-5762-4064-b860-39429b9e0cf8 ...
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Locking Arch Linux with keyfile on USB

I'm currently preparing to install reinstall Arch Linux on my HDD and was going to encrypt the whole disk and then I saw this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Device_encryption#Keyfiles ...
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Linux desktop: My applications follow me

On the linux desktops I have used where multiple workspaces are available (Ubuntu with Unity and Linux mint with Cinnamon, that is), It does not matter where I launch an application; when it finally ...
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Looking for whether or not this asus mobo will support a linux 14.04 kernel

This is a link to the newegg site: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132136 Manufacturer site: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VII_GENE/ The "official" driver ...
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Init process consuming more than 200 percent cpu

The init process is consuming more than 200 percent of the CPU time on my vServer, which is running Debian 7. Also, my SSH connection becomes very unresponsive after a while. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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how to give username/pass with openvpn shell-script

I'd like to write a little script to connect to an openvpn server from an ubuntu desktop machine. The password for the server changes regularly, so it is not in the config file in /etc/openvpn. I can ...
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Why does adding a library introduce “undefined references”

I'm debugging a configure script and have found that a test fails due to an unrelated library that was added by an earlier test in the script. Specifically, this command works: gcc -o conftest -g ...
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pyRenamer default directory with Nemo

I use Nemo as file manager and pyRenamer to rename multiple files in batch on Linux. Whenever I want to rename multiple files I select the files in Nemo and then press F2: this will make pyRenamer ...
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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autostart doesn't work with i3

My i3 config file is the default one that is automatically set up on first start except for.. bar { status_command i3status } ..which I removed. And.. new_window none ..which I added to the ...
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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't find support for this adapter. ...
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Cent OS 7 : No disk selected issue on IBM server x236

I have IBM server x236, and when I try to insttal centOS 7 then it shows that no disk selected. But when I tried CentOS 6.5, it did not show any such error. I have configued RAID Model 5. How can I ...
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Automate Interactive method of authentication for file transfer

Interactive method of authentication There is a server A and Server B Server A is the File Transfer server It has the files stored in it and we issue command scp admin@IP of REMOTE ...
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Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition

I wanted to create a new partition so I cut some space from one of my NTFS partitions. After that a problem with the boot menu appeared so I needed to use the boot-repair. So I did. The problem was ...
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Limitations on eMMC device

I want to install Linux on my chines windows 8 tablet. I'd like to know, is there some limitation in partitioning scheme and which file system is best to use? Also I tried to install Debian on that ...
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How to auto-resolve dependencies in yum with redhat?

I came across the following issues trying to get git: yum install git-all.x86_64 Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager Updating certificate-based ...
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Booting Linux Mint from Ext HDD on different PCs / Laptops

I installed Linux Mint 17 from Live USB to my External HDD. I installed it using my old Acer laptop (Intel Celeron 500Mhz, 500MB RAM). The GRUB bootloader is installed on the external HDD. I booted ...
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McAfee for Linux

I have a set of 20 Windows PC's running in VLAN and I'm planning to implement McAfee On-Demand scan. I will update .DAT and run Full scan on each PC. I also have one PC running Linux. I'm planning to ...
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What happens on Mac Air booting?

I am trying to install linux on my Mac Air i7 11" Mid-2012. How does booting work on these Macs? I have a GPT partition table, and AFAIK the process looks like this: Look for a partition with ...
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Linux authenticated encryption

Is there a way to use authenticated encryption under Linux? I already have used FreeBSDs GEOM_ELI for encryption and GEOM_ELI offers an option to combine SHA256-HMAC with AES-XTS to provide both ...
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RT3070STA Monitor Mode Instability

I am running Debian on an embedded system, the Technologic Systems TS-7800 board. I use various USB Wi-Fi adapters with the RT3070 chipset and am using the rt3070sta driver. My system invokes Wi-Fi ...
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Partitioning a 3TB Drive Using GParted Live CD for Use in CentOS

The CentOS 7 Installer uses fdisk to perform the partitioning. Unfortunately fdisk can only make 2TB partitions. I am going to try and use a gparted live CD to create a 3TB partition and then setup my ...
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OBDC SQL connector for Windows Auditing Server to interface with Linux syslog server

I am working on a cross platform project here is the scenario: UNIX/Linux We have a Linux syslog server currently in place collecting syslogs from all network appliances and UNIX/Linux systems. ...
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Samba Guest User ACL Permissions issue

I am trying to set up a share where the underlying files are owned by a particular user but the samba guest user (nobody) has permissions to read/execute. I have spent ages trying different things and ...
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Why is groupinstall not working on my RHEL 6.2?

It lists the groups, but does not install them when I ask it to. Why ? How can I fix it ? [root@INEICP-EPM-W134 ~]# yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="epel" grouplist Loaded plugins: product-id, ...
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How to reinitialize processor for /sys in Linux

I have upgraded my laptop from Intel Pentium P6100 to Core i5-460M. i5 supports Turbo Boost. To switch this on/off I need to do: echo 0 or 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost But my System ...
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Running actions on insert & eject of a floppy disk over USB

(I've posted this in SU, not RaspberyPi because I don't believe the system hardware has as much impact as the OS in this question) I have a USB floppy drive inserted into a Raspberry Pi running ...
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IPV6 address removed from interfaces while I make that interface down but IPV4 address still there

Firstly I assigned IPV4 and IPv6 addresses in an interface in Linux..then I brought the interface DOWN and then again UP that interface.. The problem is that then the IPV6 addresses are removed but ...
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How to increase I/O priority of a zpool scrub (at runtime/without reboot)?

The speed of the scrub is not exceeding 5 MB/s for the first half hour (according to zpool status 2. The pool reaches 140 MB/s maximal and 50 MB/s for > 30 minutes. Watching iotop I see that txg_sync ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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SSH password for user works from terminal, not in FTP

I just changed the user password for a user on Ubuntu with: $passwd However i can login just fine with the password in SSH. I can no longer login to FTP. What can i do to troubleshoot? Or even ...