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RA5370STA Wireless Adapter Is Up But Not Working

I've installed the packaged firmware for a RA5370STA based wireless adapter. If I run iwconfig, it shows the ra0 device as up. However, I can't connect to any networks. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10.
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which yum version can handle sha256 checksum

I am using redhat es 5.4, I add fedora 15 repo in yum.repos.d, the fedora 15 using sha256 to generate checksum. it seems the yum version I am using can't handle checksum generated with sha256. I am ...
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Linux networking forces browsers to crash across all distros

I am really starting to think this is a MB issue seeing as I replicate the problem with all distros, all browsers and using USB and PCI wireless and ethernet cable. The net connection behaves very ...
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Where are Space and BackSpace defined?

I would like to put the right-arrow key on Ctrl-Space and Ctrl-BackSpace to see if that is comfortable for keeping me on / close to home row when I'm not in VIM. Here is the top stanza of my ...
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generic tunnel utility though a single tcp connection?

I have a embedded Linux device (in it's own private LAN connected to other sensoric devices) that's connected to the Internet. I can already make a secure, direct TCP connection using a proprietary ...
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Linux equivalent of MS StreamingVideoDownloader

is there something on Linux like this : http://www.binarymark.com/Products/StreamingVideoDownloader/default.aspx ? When we start to play a video file in a browser, the software start to save & ...
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Easiest way to burn a blu-ray data disks in Linux

Does anyone know whats the easiest way to burn tar files onto a blu-ray disk? Also will it be possible to burn more than 25 GB of disk space, which would spanned to more than one blu-ray disk? For ...
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Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com' | Could not resolve 'old-releases.ubuntu.com'

I am using ubuntu karmic koala. When I first logged in the sources.list file had an outdated list of repositories and so packages couldnot be reached. So I updated the sources.list to deb ...
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Dynamically adjust browser fonts not to overflow the width

I use Iceweasel at the moment since I'm on a Debian system, but I have no problem changing browser to whatever would work on my system. So, feel free to answer my question for any browser, plugin ...
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Samba transfers fail randomly without errors in Windows client

I just set up a new server for home use running Ubuntu 11.10. Installed the regular samba pkg and added a share through webmin. Seemed to work fine until i started transferring large quantities of ...
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Tool in Linux which divides the screen into two halves

Is there a tool in Linux which divides the screen into two halves allowing to zoom windows not only to the whole screen but also to those halves? Thank you.
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How to catch “action” link after submitting web form?

There is a login panel on bank site, and I'm trying to fetch/catch "action link" after (button press) submitting a form. Site is using https and some js scripts, that makes effort to read all of them ...
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How to start init, but not startup scripts?

I specified rdinit=/bin/sh and manually booted the system (in chroot) from command line, complete with mounted filesystems, network services and X desktop. The init is still busybox's /bin/sh. The ...
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Single key combination to clean text input in Linux

In Linux, is there any way I can put cursor inside some text input, like browser URL/quick search box, and just clear it? Right now I have to select all (Ctrl-A) and press Del. It does seem easy but ...
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Options for 16:9 resolution disappered

I was transferring an iso from my hard drive to usb. My pc hanged and I restarted my pc. At the boot[grub][Ubuntu] it's resolution changed. When I booted Fedora it was showing the same problem. I ...
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Fsck says read block too short

Yesterday I left my Ubuntu laptop alone for a bit, and the power cable got knocked out, so the computer got shut down. Upon starting it up, it insisted on running fsck, which failed, asking me to run ...
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installation of archlinux on a new SSD is not booting

I have a running ubuntu 11.10 system on my asus G73J labtop. I repaced my HDD with a new SSD from pattriot and install arch linux on it. After the installation the reboot didn't work. What could be a ...
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linux installation blinking screen

On a new desktop, I have just installed a copy of netinst debian squeeze, however during startup boot, I choose to enter linux but all it showed was a black flashing or blinking screen, and nothing ...
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Samba without central server?

I have found Samba to be a real pain to keep working at home (having half a dosen Windows & Linux computers) Without a central server, samba keeps moving the domain master browser as computers ...
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Why is a remote server asking me to generate public/private SSH keys?

Each time I access a specific remote server, it asks me to generate my public/private SSH keys, that it keeps on the machine. Why is that? Don't I send my public key when I try to establish a ...
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Looking for Tor GUI tool like TorK

I really appreciate the "Change Identity", "Drag to build circuit", and "Choose where you from..." feature in TorK, others (e.g. Vidalia or Torbutton) are missing these features. But Tork is based on ...
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Building against an older glibc

Is it possible to build glibc/gcc/binutils in the version combo of say 2.4/4.6/2.22 (or some later version of GCC used by the oldest/'stablest' linux distro's still around)? I would like to create ...
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Connecting to the Internet with a 3G USB Modem

I am trying to establish a connection to the Internet with wvdial. Everything is alright but the problem is I can't ping for example google.ca or its IP address. Here is the output of the wvdial ...
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I think I broke Kubuntu; boot from USB, mount FS, then install what I uninstalled?

I am booting #! Linux from a USB drive in the hopes that I can either Install what I uninstalled to get Kubuntu working again... (see Installed KDE in Ubuntu, removed lightdm, cannot boot) OR Copy ...
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Macbook (refit triple boot) always in powersaving mode under linux, is it the bios?

I have a macbook pro with a triple boot with refit and mac/debian/win7, It worked fine for a while. But now, when I'm in the refit menu or on debian, the screen is always on power-saving mode (like ...
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...
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What's the Linux command equivalent for “msg.exe”?

I'm trying to send a message from my Linux box to a windows 7 box, à la "net send". I've tried smbclient -M machine but that gives Connection to machine failed. Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME ...
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IronAHK in LinuxMint 12 Troubles

I'm having trouble on Linux Mint 12 If I use a Send command and try to compile I get this: Example.ahk (0): ==> Unable to change after type has been created. Compilation failed. If I run ...
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Getting internet connection trough WPA Enterprise network with Ubuntu/Backtrack

I am trying to use my school's WPA Enterprise network to acces the internet with my Three-OS laptop. I currently have Windows7, Ubuntu11.10 and Backtrack5 installed. I can use my home's WPA2 network ...
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Where to ppp username and password to initiate a PPP session?

I am using RedHat Linux 5.4 and I would like know where should I update the PPP username and password sothat I can connect to the ISP?
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How to install only GRUB bootloader and put chainloader to load automatically Windows?

I broke my boot partition but Windows is still installed and unaccessible. I had only Windows installed on my computer before. How can I install GRUB and chainload it to automatically load Windows? ...
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Clonezilla verify image fails

I have a HP Pavillion dv4 laptop that is in the process of eating its (second) hard drive due to heat issues (have since gotten it a thermal cooler pad). I purchased a 1.5TB external usb drive to ...
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Getting my USB wifi stick to work on Debian (squeeze)?

Hi, i recently installed Debian-squeeze to multi-boot with vista on a hp desktop. so i have the netgear WNA3100 wifi stick i use on Vista and am trying to get working with debian. i followed the ...
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Shutdown command no longer broadcasts messages

The shutdown command has stopped broadcasting messages like this: luzar@ubuntu:~$ sudo shutdown -h -P +3 Please save your work now! Broadcast message from luzar@ubuntu (/dev/pts/0) at 11:57 ...
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cURL does not work on verbose mode

I have installed curl on a new ubuntu installation with apt-get and it behaves really weird. When I do curl http://www.google.co.uk everything work ok, but when I do curl -v ...
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Disk Partitioning and a Weird dev Configuration, how to fix?

I want to dual boot Fedora and openSuse since I'm testing them out. I need a stable linux work machine for my thesis, and I'm wary of using the latest Ubuntu (Debian is a good candidate, but I am so ...
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TSOCKS error on Backtrack 5 Linux

I am running Backtrack 5 and when I tried installing tsocks with this tutorial (which was intended for Ubuntu, but I couldn't find one for Backtrack). When I go through the steps and I try to run ...
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Cannot connect to smtp server?

I have setup a dedicated SMTP server with the command: sudo dpkg-reconfigure postfix But my problem is with sending a message using the AMS sender program. I can send email through 1 ip address. ...
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Permission denied on file execution on Linux Red Hat

I have installed a custom service on Linux . The service was installed as root in /etc/init.d/. Now, when I want to start the service, it uses a shell script located elsewhere which belongs to user ...
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lighttpd cant bind port permission denied

I installed lighttpd, tried to run it service lighttpd start and got error like the one i post below. Please dont give me that crap about needing root (because I am root) or about ports higher than ...
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ping and DUP! packets, but network seems to work fine

We have recently set up a small cluster of GPU workstations and have recently got them networked together. Although connectivity looks fine for e.g. web browsers and SSH, pinging other addresses ...
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How to select the appropriate package for my Linux distro?

As I wanted to install Cloudera Hadoop, and I got the following message: Click this link for your Red Hat/CentOS 5 system, or on this other link for your Red Hat 6 system, choose Save File, and ...
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Linux based alternative for “PC Share Manager” for SAMSUNG TVs

I have 2 samsung LED TV-s and I am trying to get my linux server at home to stream my media to the TVs. I am looking for a solution for DLNA media streaming on a linux server to samsung LED TV, there ...
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External hard drive does not mount properly?

I need help with something, i've moved to Ubuntu last Friday (thats why this stupid question) and deleted windows for good(i was tired of it) but i have this wd external hard drive with 500gbytes that ...
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Howto Install x264 10bit and 8bit in same Linux machine?

Is that possible to install both version in same machine? I want try the 10bit x264 but It's only possible when I remove/replace the 8bit x264 version. I don't know how to install both in same ...
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Is it possible to install Linux on HP Touchpad?

Is it possible to install Linux on the HP Touchpad which has WebOS on it? Secondly, what would I need to do specifically to get it on there?
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Bring all windows of the same application to front by one key striking on Linux?

The question branched from Bring to front all windows for a certain application in Windows 7 I often use some applications with multiple windows like ddd on Linux with icewm. I'll be very handy if ...
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usb stick no longer working

out of the blue one of my usb-sticks stopped working. I get the following errors in Linux: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1 dd: writing `/dev/sdc': Input/output error sudo mkdosfs -F ...
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A way to stream from a v4l2 device?

I have a Arch Linux server and I'm currently using the mjpeg format to stream a security camera. The problem is that mjpeg is a bad format in terms of compression. It compress frames individually so ...
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Manually restoring corrupted Clonezilla (partclone) image (whole disk)

DISCLAIMER: Linux noob :) I have a corrupted clonezilla (partclone) image of entire disk. It was made of failing disk and as a result there is discrepancy in geometry information for partitions. I'm ...