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What GNOME/Xfce based distros work out of the box with Nvidia cards?

I'm trying out linux distros. My desktop has an Nvidia GTX 460 card. Does any one have recommendations for 64 bit linux distros - derived from either Debian/Ubuntu or Redhat- which have 3d hardware ...
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How to map space to control and unmap win from Hyper_L using xkb/setxkbmap

I am trying to make my space act as control by default (and as space when tapped by using xcape) and to make capslock act as the only hyper modifier. I have a working configuration for this in ...
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how to startx on remote machine in gnu/linux

I would like to startx on a remote machine, having the X session on that remote machine's display/monitor. Background: My machines all run Arch linux, and they all dont use a graphical login manager ...
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How to include hidden files in ls pattern match?

I was just trying to list files in the current directory with a certain pattern, but it doesn't work with hidden files. How can I match all the files? I tried ls *foo* and ls -a *foo* Not ...
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VPN, Proxy - Why we use them for? [closed]

Can anybody explain me what is a VPN/Proxy and why and where we use them for? Is there any connection between them? Thanks for the help!
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IBus apparently installed itself without my intervention, how do I investigate?

Just now when I booted Ubuntu/KDE, I noticed a "US" icon in the tray which I'm pretty sure wasn't there before. Right-click > About gives me a dialog which says IBus 1.5.8 IBus is an ...
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Kali Linux login as guest

I recently installed steam on kali but I am logged in as root so it wont let me use it. How do I login as guest or another user? I tried using guest/nopassword or user/live. It didn't work.
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Changing linux distro on a dual boot machine(Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15(i5, 8 GB) machine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 both installed in it. I want to migrate to Cent OS 7 from Ubuntu but keeping the Windows installation intact. Is there ...
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Can I use voices from JAWS in a GNU/Linux screen reader?

I have several versions/licenses of JAWS, which is a screen reader for Microsoft Windows. Is it possible to use a voice from JAWS with a different screen reader on GNU/Linux? Are these voices maybe ...
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How can I boot a PengPod 1000 from a tiny little Linux SD card?

How do you boot a PengPod 1000 from a tiny little Linux SD card? There’s a rocker button and another button to the right along the top edge. There’s a reset button on the back. Connected to holding ...
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Moving dpkg to foreground during confirmation screen glitch

I was doing a routine apt-get update && apt-get upgrade on my server. The dpkg program displayed a dialog box about a package that had updated its default ini file. I wanted the new file, but ...
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Ubuntu-Rescue Remix Does Not See Hard Drive

I am trying to copy over data using the Ubuntu-Rescue Remix bootable cd but this cd does not see my hard drive! What can I do so that the URR is able to see my hard drive and I can save my data? I ...
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blocking port54370 tomato router

I'am having a huge amount of outbound traffic on my network. source port is 54370. Jan 16 00:34:55 unknown user.warn kernel: ACCEPT IN=br0 OUT=vlan1 SRC=192.168.11.88 DST=192.168.0.11 LEN=116 ...
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Linux mv command for moving multiple files with different extensions

I am wondering if it possible to use bash to mv multiple files with different extensions into one directory, for example mv 1.png 2.jpg dir/ except match many files
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How to check IP addresses a browser is connected to?

I am playing a Flash-based browser game. When I connect to the game server is there any way I can check the IP of the server, so I can ping it and check my latency? I am using Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Failure to connect to VNC server after upgrade to Fedora-20

On one of my servers (Chameleon - host for a number of VMs running different OS versions) I have two VNC server instances (Tiger VNC) on the host system - one for a root desktop and one for a plain ...
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How to create two different open VPN link between two hosts?

I want to create OpenVPN tunnel between two Ubuntu 12.10 hosts which has two interfaces, say: Host1: eth0, eth1 Host2: eth0, eth1 A tunnel is wanted between: Host1 (eth0) <-> Host 2 (eth0) Host1 ...
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Location of commands executed in past

With HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T ", history command shows the exact time of the execution of a command. Is there a way to find from which folder the command was executed?
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Debian apt-get update not working

I have setup multiple servers prior with no issues, however after running apt-get update I see this after a long delay: Err http://apt.rackster-server.ch wheezy/updates/contrib amd64 Packages ...
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Are some USB hard drive enclosures unsuitable for system drive use?

I have a number of hard drives in USB 2.0 enclosures. Some of these produce odd but consistent software failures when trying to use them as a Linux system drive. The problem appears to be tied to the ...
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How to rsync the / folder properly?

I have a btrfs snapshot of / and I want to rsync it with my current / folder. As form of "rollback" if you want. My question is what folder should I avoid for instance I should use -x option to ...
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Difference between copy and copy-overwrite

I observed huge difference between following two scenarios for copying a file: Copying a file into a new file. Copying a file in an existing file and overwriting it. I expect both operations take ...
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How many volumes should I add in my btrfs?

How much overhead does a single physical partition add to a btrfs volume? ps aux | grep btrfs | wc -l results in 102. I have 4TBx4 in my NAS and 16GB RAM and Core i3 processor. The NAS also hosts a ...
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archlinux upgrade package-query fails to init alpm lib

I recently upgraded archlinux with pacman -Syu, i read on the website that i had to do a couple more manual steps to keep yaourt. I uninstalled yaourt and package-query, did the upgrade, downloaded ...
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Why SIGTERM signal does not work for process group?

[EDIT] I changed SIGINT to SIGTERM in whole question. I have a script which runs subproccess script which starts jboss. #!/bin/sh .... start_jboss.sh & trap 'kill -SIGTERM 0' EXIT HUP TERM INT ...
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Linux IP aliasing with single DHCP and single STATIC IP address

I'm working on an embedded system with a single physical ethernet device. Using aliasing, I'd like the device configured such that one static IP address (call it s.s.s.s) is ALWAYS available. The ...
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Read-only file system error for a 4TB WD RED HDD under Ubuntu 14.04

I have two 4TB WD RED HDDs in a machine running Ubuntu 14.04. One drive is perfectly normal, but the other one does not allow writes. The error says Read-only file system (30) in Midnight Commander. ...
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Debian script - reboot proces if remote connection failed

I am trying to figure out how to manage my debian and make it to reload script in /etc/init.d if the remote, reverese connection is not responding what I have at the moment is: root@pwnpi:~# ...
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Downloading large amount of files from unix server

there are about 7000000 files in a single directory summing up to a total of 650 GB. (listing them alone is not even possible) what options do i have to download these? i was thinking of using tar ...
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Sort not respecting the key field specification?

I'm trying to sort the output of a command by a single column, but I'm having some problems with the behaviour of sort. It works fine in this scenario: $ echo 1\\n10 0 | sort -s -k1,1 1 10 0 But ...
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Is there a way to create a /dev/clipboard like in Cygwin?

This answer says, that Cygwin features a /dev/clipboard device, that's in sync with the default Windows clipboard. Is there any way to have that same feature in Linux for the Primary clipboard? ...
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If screen's C-a A command does not work, what internal state must be wrong?

In the Linux command screen, you can type C-a A to change the name of a window. Right now I am running a screen session with six windows. The first four have custom names - great. The last two I want ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout on linux?

How do I reconfigure my keyboard layout on Linux, so that: Caps lock becomes a modifier key for a numeric keyboard layout on the place of M<>JKLUION. ; becomes a dead key so pressing it ...
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Header V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID c105b9de: BAD

I have a strange problem on Centos 6.6 with rpm. I try to install rpm/srpm and i get this message : rpm -v --checksig glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm glibc-2.12-1.149.el6.src.rpm: Entête V3 RSA/SHA1 ...
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File capabilities (setcap) not being applied in Linux Mint 17.1

I've been trying to get an application to run properly, but it seems to be unable to find any network interfaces. It is designed to run without administrative rights, and so requires specific file ...
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Encode 1920x1080 into edid format

The EDID format specifies "byte 38: X resolution, divided by 8, less 31 (256–2288 pixels, value 00 is reserved and should not be used) byte 39: X:Y pixel ratio: 00=16:10; 01=4:3; 10=5:4; 11=16:9." ...
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How can wpa_cli distinguish between WEP-Shared and WEP-Open?

If I setup an access point as WEP-Shared or WEP-Open it shows up as: wpa_cli scan Selected interface 'wlan0' OK wpa_cli scan_results Selected interface 'wlan0' bssid / frequency / signal level / ...
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Linux bash command to list hidden files first, then other files sorted by extension

This page: How can I make "ls" show dotfiles first? lets me list hidden files first, but I also wish to sort non-hidden files by "extension" e.g. all filenames ending with ".png" come after ...
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Is it possible to login with a different user per workspace?

In an Kali linux "USB persistence" installation, is it possible to login with a different user per workspace from the menu login ? Whenever I login with a new user in a new workspace, all the ...
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rsync - exlude specific files from directories that are included

I have this script: #!bin/bash AMB="specific_dir*/***" SRC="/path/to/dir/" DST_1="user@host1:~/path/to/dest/" DST_2="virkantas@host2:~/path/to/dest/" DST_3="nodbaltic@host3:~/path/to/dest/" for DEST ...
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Open-WRT Receive network over WIFI and share on LAN port

How can I configure open-WRT to connect to a wifi network and then share that connection via one of the LAN ports on the router?
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VirtualBox USB Support, USB Drive is NOT working, detected or recognized

I'm using latest stable version of Oracle VM VirtualBox with VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) (Linux 3.10.0). My Virtual Machine's Operating ...
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external drive, NTFS volume not visible via Linux (OpenSUSE 13.2)

I have an external 3TB drive. I have, connected to a Windows 7 machine, created a new partition (GUID partition table) and formatted the volume with NTFS. So far so good, I can now use the new ...
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how to find out if I can use HP secure encryption

I have a server that does not have an order sheet of what all was included when the server was bought. I would like to try and implement HP Secure Encryption (link) but am not sure if I have all the ...
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Can SSH as root, but can not restart. “cannot execute binary file”

I have a server that's been humming along just fine. I have not made any changes to it in some time. Today, when I tried to login, it immediately logged me back out, even as root. The exchange goes ...
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Deplying IPv6 across multiple interfaces with one 6in4 tunnel

I've got a 6in4 tunnel from Hurricane Electric at home which gives me IPv6 connectivity one interface, br0. I'd like to offer IPv6 connectivity on a separate interface as well, br1. How do I enable ...
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Can ping but can't connect (curl, wget, apt-get, etc.) (rasberry pi server)

Background: I am trying to set up a rasberry pi server. Everything was going well and my pi could apt-get update etc, until I got the port forwarding to work and ssh to work outside of the LAN. I ...
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ssh immediately disconnects “Write failed: broken pipe”

When I try to log in to a remote machine via ssh, I immediately get disconnected with "Write failed: broken pipe". I've tried logging in via mosh instead and the mosh client freezes. I've tried ...
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Why would my RPC server use 5x CPU when moving to a newer Linux kernel?

We're kind of running into a wall here, so I figured it was worth asking on this site. We have a Java process which serves up old Sun RPC connections as a compatiblility layer into a new system. On ...
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Execute command on linux virtual machine (or server) from windows commandline

I usually use software on a windows machine, but now need to call one commandline executable that I only have a Linux version of. I installed a linux virtual machine, but I would like to be able to ...