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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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error compiling Linux kernel 3.12.8

I am trying to compile Linux kernel 3.12.8 by the following commands make menuconfig make but I keep on getting this error scripts/Makefile.build:44: ...
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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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CentOS 5.x - `inittab` failing on `rc.d` calls

I have several servers that run some python scripts at the end of the inittab. I have one server which is having issues and the scripts weren't running. With troubleshooting, I found that if I moved ...
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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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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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Apache loading PHP module - undefined symbol: unixd_config

I'm configuring a new web server on a RedHat 6.5. I try do enable the php5 module on Apache 2.4.6 as following: LoadModule php5_module /usr/path/to/libphp5.so AddType application/x-httpd-php .php ...
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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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Server Separation to avoid attacks?

I currently have 1 server with a full LAMP stack on it as well as Mongo DB. Is there any benefit to spliting up these services onto different servers in regards to redundancies? For example: Server ...
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Search through tar files for a pattern and print the full path of what's found

I have directory tree with many tar files. Each tar file contains many other files. I want to search through all the tar files for a given pattern, and print the full path of any files within a tar ...
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Barnyard2 error on start

Been setting up a snort box with barnyard2, run into the error below. Can someone please help? $Starting Snort Output Processor (barnyard2): ./barnyard2: 35: ./barnyard2: barnyard2: not found ...
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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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SSD Showing as two drives not one in GParted

I'm not sure what happened but somewhere between removing windows and attempting to install linux my SSD has become two 64gb drives (sda and sdb), instead of the 128gb drive. My laptops an acer s7, ...
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ls -l but not ls --color=never slow on nfs-mounted directory, if simulatenously writing to that directory

when I dump data into an NFS-mounted directory, reading files modes (e.g. ls -l) is several orders of magnitude slower than a plain file listing (e.g. ls --color=never). I would like to understand ...
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Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 cache and RAM in ubuntu?

Is there any way to know the size of L1, L2, L3 cache and RAM in ubuntu? Any terminal command or files I could look into?
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How to teach a small router to support a VPN Protocol?

i have a small mips router (link to tech specs - HW-Rev D3) on my table and i was wondering how to teach it something it does actually not support. with a exploit i figured out how to login via ...
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IPTABLES NAT port forwarding

I'm trying to setup a Linux box to act as a very simple 2 NIC router. I've read over the instructions on the bot Archlinux and Gentoo wikis and gotten the same result, masquerading works but not port ...
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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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Unity panel shortcut

I am a noob gettings started with linux/ubuntu and after reading around I found some advise on lifehacker saying instead of typing 'gksu nautilus' all the time in the terminal when wanting the ...
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fit grep syntax from linux to solaris

The following command grep -w '^[^#]* machine_VIP' /etc/hosts | head -1 | awk '{print $1}' works fine on linux (its capture the machine_VIP alias and return the IP address from /etc/hosts and ...
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after pressing ctr alt f1 and rebooting I always have a black screen

In kubuntu, I originally tried to bring back the bottom bar of kde and when I pressed ctr alt f1, the command exit didn't work so I pressed the power button for reboot ... now kde never appears, ...
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VirtualBox Aborted Session when installing windows 7

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 and I installed VirtualBox. After several times trying to install Windows 7 in the Virtual Machine, following many videos an articles, the VirtualBox simply abort and nothing ...
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How do I find out what processes are accessing the SPECIFIC hard disk in Linux?

I have several hard drives and power save does not work for them. I would like to know, which process are probably accessing them. But I need to know this BY DRIVE, i.e. the thing what apparently ...
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Unable to boot Arch Linux with GRUB

I could not understand why I cannot get GRUB to boot Arch Linux. I've installed using Evo-Loution (in an effort to simplify the process) but when I go to restart I get a PXE-E61: Media test ...
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Unexpected behavior when using screen with init.d

I added a shell script in startup with the following command: su - root -c "/usr/bin/screen -dmS SomeServer java -jar /home/SomeServer.jar" When I normally run this command, screen is created & ...
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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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Simple SSH based multithreaded file transfer?

I'm looking for a simple tool that allows multithreaded file transfers. I've been looking for something like SCP or RSYNC, but that supports multithreaded file transfers. Before you say that the CPU ...
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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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Tar using progress bar and handling multi-volumes

I'm trying to create a tar of a large LVM volume onto multiple external drives. That part is solved. Now, because it is a LONG process, I'd like a progress bar. From the excellent articles here, ...
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What is a software dependency in Linux?

Can anyone explain to me what is a software dependency in Linux? Also how do I know if a program needs dependencies before installing it?
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What could cause out_of_memory & __alloc_pages

Sadly my server is permanently hangging due to out of memory: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: Call Trace: Nov 8 07:30:43 crawler kernel: [<ffffffff800cb625>] ...
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CentOS 6 with User Permission (Read at message)

I have create users on CentOS 6 between test1 and test2 so I login on user test1 on ssh and i tried to access home dir of test2 so why it can access? how i can setting for other users can't access ...
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My Intel Edison project

I have recently bought an Intel Edison with the Arduino compatible breakout board. I am planning to use this for an universal translator project. Something like this: ...
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Linux kernel does not boot when Intel integrated graphics is enabled

I have a Desktop PC with an Intel H87 chipset (Intel DH878RL board, in case that matters), a CPU with integrated graphics and a dedicated NVidia GeForce 560Ti. Both are connected to the same display, ...
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Windows 7 changes my uefi default boot when it starts

I installed Windows 7 in a HP Compaq 6300. First I disabled secure boot and enabled legacy mode. Then I installed Ubuntu in other partition. Ubuntu detected some uefi partitions and let me create / ...
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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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How do I set the PATH variable for a service that's running as a non-login user?

I'm running a GitLab server on a Linux machine using Nginx as a Webserver. Several processes (started either manually as root with /etc/init.d/foo start or automatically as sub-processes) run as ...
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How to temporarily try dev branch of a Git project for which I used aptitude to install stable branch?

I have installed Zathura via aptitude and am running the Debian “Jessie” packaged version. I want to temporarily download and test the development branch from their Git project repository. I’m afraid ...
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Cannot install AMD Proprietary Driver (Cannot find Kernel Headers)

I installed Linux Mint on a relatively old computer setup that I have to use as a media centre on my TV. Since I am using a dedicated ATI graphics chip I need the drivers because the desktop extends ...
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Treat USB Keyboard as Gamepad

I have a second USB keyboard I'd like my computer to recognize as a gamepad rather than just an extra keyboard. Is this possible on Ubuntu 14.04? I've seen information on doing the opposite, treating ...
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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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How to make notify-send work on /etc/init.d/a_script

when i write notify-send 'test' in /etc/init.d/a_script, i can't see any notify. see following code: #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: someone # Required-Start: $remote_fs $syslog # ...
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How to set umask for a samba mount?

On linux (Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid) I want to mount a samba share to a remote Mac (OSX) such that files created on the share have full read/write permissiona across user/group/other (like umask 0) # umask ...
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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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DHCP for USB virtual ethernet interface

I'm attempting to connect my Arietta G25 Debian ARM board to my home network using DHCP (or failing that, a static IP in the correct subnet). I'm currently using the board over USB, which shows up as ...
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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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gnutls.c: [0] (Emacs) fatal error: The TLS connection was non-properly terminated

I'm trying to run emacs 24.4-1 on up-to-date Arch Linux. My dotfiles have gone a bit awry, so I cleared out my ~/.emacs.d/ and put in it an init.el with this content (taken verbatim from here): ...
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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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Trouble with last DROP rule in iptables

Let's say I want four ports to be opened for any incoming packets so I made this ruleset: #> iptables -L -v Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT 20 packets, 1190 bytes) pkts bytes target prot opt in ...