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How to forward usb port to guest OS using qemu

I have lots of usb devices and I would like to connect them to guest os. Currently I'm forwarding one device at a time. $ qemu-system-x86_64 ... -usbdevice host:xxxx:yyyy I would like to give ...
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Inserting a linebreak in lines starting with a pattern

I have a huge file that has the following format: #pair: 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 ...
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Install Debian To USB With State Saving

I want to install Debian on a flash drive, but have it operate just the same as if I installed it on a HDD/SDD. So far, all the tutorials/write-ups I can find are just how to make a "live" version, ...
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How does ssh tunneling and port forwarding work without ping?

I am trying to do ssh tunneling: ssh -L 1234:yahoo.com:80 home.abc.com when i run this, it SSHs me into home.abc.com. I have following questions: from my local box, i am not able to ping ...
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how HTTP Recorder works. How to install http recorder [closed]

I want to know the some basics about the HTTP Recorder, installations and configurations. Actually I am following this links http://www.perl.com/pub/2004/06/04/recorder.html but I can't understand ...
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wireless connection get listed as eth1 + UNIX + MacoX

I'm not sure what is the best word to put forward for this since I'm connected to my wireless router and by that definition I was assuming the ifconfig to list my ip in wlan0 section but it display ...
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Adobe Reader for linux

Currently Adobe Acrobat Reader for Linux is at version 9.5.5. Does anybody know when Adobe is going to release a version 10 or 11 and have the ability to use a Reader Extension enabled PDF file?
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Changing boot order/booting from USB

I have the kali-linux-1.0.6-amd64 downloaded on my desktop and have used "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to install this on my Usb. With it completed and the Usb plugged into my computer. I then ...
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Granular routing with iptables and iproute2 over VPN

On a host at my house I have a host for a VPN that I need for a couple of purposes. Living temporarily in Japan, it functions as a NAT for some devices so I can still use my NETFLIX and some other ...
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How can I move a huge directory with MILLIONS of files?

I have a client that knows nothing about computers, and did a format and reinstall from the recovery partition of his old AMD Athlon II X4 desktop running Windows 7. This was his primary business ...
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Text editor for exporting syntax-highlighted code in html format

Long time along I used to export syntax-highlighted code from a certain text editor on the linux platform. The idea is that it maps all the syntax-highlighting, like color, boldness, italics, indent, ...
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iptables blocking all traffic even with ports opened

Simple as I can put it: I can't access my servers with iptables enabled, with default rules. Need to disable iptables to get access. Trying to find the cause. Only difference in setup type is layer3 ...
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Read each line and use the line as input

What I want to achieve is: 1.Read a file line by line. 2.Put each content in a variable (stopping at the EOF, problem here is I don't know how many lines there is) 3.Use the variables ...
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Use displays on Linux machine to extend Windows Desktop [duplicate]

I have a Linux server with two monitors standing next to my Windows 8.1 machine. Since I won't be actually interfacing with server too much I would like to use its two monitors to extend my Windows ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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How to scroll half a page on Linux?

I'm looking for a way to be able to scroll half a page, preferably by using a key combination like shift page up/down. In Windows, this is doable via autohotkey, for OS there does not seem to be any ...
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Forcing ssh connection to use rsa key authentication (no root)

Is there anyway as a standard user to be able to force all login attempts to my account to use rsaauthentication? I have a school linux login but obviously I don't have root access or sudo access, is ...
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Linux permissions, mv is denied

I have the following structure (property is in the form user:group, user A belongs to both groups A and B, user B is just in the B group) : + dir1 rwxrwxr-x A:A + dir2 ...
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sFTP process ids explained?

Could someone explain to me the process that sftp makes when creating a connection and transferring data, on a control/data level? I know the basics about the ssh authentication and such, but for ...
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Virtualbox proper network configuration

I'm trying to setup Centos 6.5 on Mac OSX so that: CentOS can use internet using NAT mode adapter 1 (eth0) Host (Mac OSX) can connect to Guest (CentOS) using static ip via Host Only mode adapter 2 ...
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Meaning of . and .. directories in linux [duplicate]

When display hidden file and directory in terminal using ls -la it show two directory i.e. . and .. and when list the content of dot(.) directory it contain all file and directories that is in it's ...
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Cant install Half-life 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Today I tried to install Half-Life 2 on linux but errors occured. This is error log: This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object. This system supports the OpenGL extension ...
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nagiosgraph installation error

I'm trying to install nagiosgraph where my nagios system works perfectly fine. Downloaded nagiosgraph-1.5.0.tar.gz, unpacked it and issued ./install.pl --check-prereq It gives me checking required ...
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Weird Debian network issues

I'm running a Debian server through a router on my home network. My server's hostname is yuuko, but my router thinks it's named computer-2. I also can't ping outside the network (pinging the router ...
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tar: Cannot create symlink : File exists

I backup lots of gigebytes files in to myproject.tar.gz, and compress success without errors. Now, I want to decompress all to an folder "myprojects". adan@adan-Latitude-D630:~$ tar zxf ...
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Can't install flashplayer on Debian Wheezy

flashplayer is having trouble installing in Debian Wheezy. I need it to be able to watch certain videos on YouTube. It fails on a wget operation: $ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree The ...
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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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Why must I install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my other OS is installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI ...
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how to fix repair yum on redhat vm

I have a VM hosted on Bluehost. I am having trouble installing Xvfb with yum. Anything I try with yum ($ yum, $ yum install Xvfb, etc) gives the following error; CRITICAL:yum.cli:Config Error: Error ...
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A while or until loop, until a line with “REMOVE” content in bash. How do I do this?

I want to grep Ip addresses in a file until line with the "REMOVE" content. I tried the following thing but the script gives all IP including after "REMOVE". a="[A-Z]" cat *.txt| until [[ "$a" = ...
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Increase dynamic VDI disk size

I'm running Linux (OpenSuse) host (Oracle VirtualBox) with Win 7 guest. I configured the VM with a VDI format disk that grows dynamically as required. Windows currently has 3.5 Gb free but I need to ...
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what is the difference between /var/lib and /var/run

I am studying unix-like filesystem structure especially FHS. Anyways i know in the recent FHS /var/run is moved to /run I can't understand the difference between lib and run. Can someone elaborate ...
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Trying to mount a folder from school's network

This is what I'm told to do... mount -t smbfs -o username=USERNAME,port=9900 \ //localhost/USERNAME /YOUR_LOCAL_MOUNT_POINT I'm new to Linux so I'm sure I'm not doing this right but I can't figure ...
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Tar a very large file directly to a drive

I was running my code to download some data on the Amazon cloud. The instance that I was running had an 8GB storage that I had bought with it plus 140GB extra instance storage (sort of plugged in as a ...
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how to survey and show every single connection from Firefox?

I want to find which files or data is downloaded while loading and interacting on a specific webpage. How do I show every connection attempt from Firefox? I would like to use command line tools ...
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Add file to RAR without keeping folder structure [duplicate]

I'm running this command: rar u /var/www/html/Backups44.rar /var/www/html/linkreplacer/MD5Change I want to add the file "MD5Change" to the rar "Backups44" but whenever i run this it adds all the ...
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Shrew Soft VPN Client 2.2.1 + how to configure user.c file for checkpoint VPN

I download the latest VPN client - ike-2.2.1-release From https://www.shrew.net/download/ike I need to install this VPN on my linux red-hat machine – version 6.3 I read that shrew VPN ...
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using pam_mount in WLAN setting

I thought this should be a simple exercise here, but obviously I couldn't find a solution, yet. I use KDE on Ubuntu 12 LTS. I want to use libpam-mount to mount a nfs share to a directory within user's ...
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Installing Chromium on Debian Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Chromium in Debian Wheezy. When I try sudo apt-get install chromium, I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: chromium : ...
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Debian: Unable to use mono (missing mscorlib.dll)

I've been trying over the months to use mono on Debian 7 x64 but try after try it never works. I've installed it on several different machines only to come to the same end: mono program.exe The ...
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Apache pdf page redirects with special charecters.

I need to redirect an old pdf to a new site in which the source page has %28 and %29 which means '(' and ')' respectively. I need to escape the same. How could I redirect this pdf to new site?
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ZFS on top of LUKS partitions

I have weird problem I cannot quite explain. I have three hard disks. One is the root disk sda, and then there are two more, namely sdb and sdc. The latter have two LUKS partitions sdb1 and sdc1 and ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

Anyone knows how to properly boot Linux with extlinux? I've exhausted my google search but still unable to figure out what's the proper way to setup extlinux to boot Linux. All hits that I found ...
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Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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Apache 2.4 don't follow all symlinks

I'm configuring my local Apache webserver after a fresh Kubuntu 14.04 install. Apache version is 2.4.7. I usually work with files located in a separated partition (/dev/sdb6 here), and create ...
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Connect 3 laptops

I am working on a problem but not able to solve it. It goes like this I have 3 laptops, laptop1 is connected to wired network , laptop2 is in having wireless connection with laptop1 , laptop3 is ...
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Conntrack/NAT's port mapping for a specific port breaks whenever that port's service is shutdown for too long. How can I fix this?

Linux Gentoo 3.13.6-hardened-r3 #1 SMP Sat Apr 12 09:17:25 EDT 2014 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux hardened with grsecurity and selinux with a strict policy in ...
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The system cannot find the path specified

Here is my situation. I have a Windows server box and a Linux box. On my Windows server I have Sharepoint installed and was able to access the shared directory through the Windows command line by ...