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Samba fileshare can't be seen by Win7

I'm a novice network admin who was tasked with setting up a real simple file server for a non-profit I volunteer for. The problem is that I'm not very familiar with Linux, and for a number of reasons ...
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NetworkManager timeout and “ip-config-unavailable” on Ethernet

I cannot get this laptop, Craptop, to connect to the Internet using the eth0 interface, but it can connect using the wlan0 interface. NetworkManager, managing eth0, times out when trying to find a ...
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How does Linux know that the new password is similar to the previous one?

A few times I tried to change a user password on various Linux machines and when the new password was similar to the old one, the OS complained that they were too similar. I always wondered, how does ...
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How to kill user processes from the same user?

I opened a VNC server and my VNC session is suddenly dead. I have lot of xterms open. When I ssh to the machine. and type users I see a bunch of users – my user accounts, like: userA UserA UserA ...
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Migrating Windows 7 to new hard drive/partition

So, I'be managed to migrate my Windows 7 data over from /dev/sdb3 to a new partition on /dev/sdc1 using ntfsclone. I managed to resize the volume size to match the new partition size. I also used ...
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costumising sh behavior using prerunning script (like rc file)

my university has a linux server which we (students) can connect to and run staff. the default shell for this server is configured to be 'sh' (chsh command says "user does not exist in /etc/passwd" ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Linux Ubuntu MATE 14.04.1 Connection Issues

I recently dual-booted Ubuntu MATE (14.04.1) alongside regular Ubuntu (14.04.1). Regular Ubuntu was able to connect to the Internet. Ubuntu MATE is having issues. It seems that the Wi-Fi is not on, at ...
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How do I format an undetectable SSD drive?

So I've got this SSD drive that's pretty new, but it had a botched install/format a while back and now nothing will detect it. I'd like to be able to mount and format it so I can eventually install an ...
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Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem?

Is there a way to mount a file.tar.bz2 without extracting it onto the filesystem? I don't care if the mount is read only. Hopefully your answer will also apply to file.tar.gz. "mount" in this ...
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Start XMBC for Raspbain on Start with no DE

I'm using a version of Raspbain with out X. I used this guide in order to install XBMC on Raspbain(as a application over a distro). However it looks like I need X with Desktop Environment such as ...
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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login using serial console in Linux

I have a slackware machine with RJ45 console port and I'd like to have a serial console on it. I can now only get output on the console and cannot give any input back to the device. Login prompt ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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Black screen after installing graphics driver in Linux

I'm running Linux Mint 17.1. When I install the driver for my HD5850 graphics card then reboot the laptop, I get a black screen after Linux logo. The graphics driver is from the official website. My ...
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Ubuntu Installer does not recognize hard disk

I am still struggling to install Ubuntu 14.10 on my Odys Windesk X10 tablet. I have compiled my own grub, to work around the 32bit UEFI firmware of the device and I'm using an external Wifi dongle and ...
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Setup for a live (low-latency) audio video broadcast over Wi-Fi?

The Upgrade We are capturing audio (from mixer) and video (from a camera) from a main auditorium and passing it to separate rooms within the building. We used to have done this via manual ...
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can't change NIS account password from Centos-7 client “NIS server Centos-6”

I'm trying to change password for a NIS account from a Centos-7.0.1406 client and the server is Centos-6.6 it seems that passwd command don't ask me neither to change password nor ask me for old ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)

Whenever I assemble and configure a Linux PC for someone, I always run into the problem of what happens if they want to restore their system back to the way it was when they got it. Either they ...
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How to debug SSH port forwarding?

The problem I encountered here is weird. There are two ubuntu linux machines, two identical HTTP servers run on them. One is ok on port forwarding, the other gets ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE. I've checked ufw ...
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Postfix with Dovecot: local and virtual users

I just finished setting up a Postfix SMTP and Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server. It works perfectly fine for virtual users both sending and receiving, but I need to do the following: Besides virtual users ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS drops some DNS replies with “DNS Destination unreachable / Port unreachable” message

I noticed something really really strange I can't figure out, while wiresharking both my 2 Ubuntus 14.04 LTS : somehow randomly, Ubuntu seems to drop some incomming DNS replies. This happens both for ...
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Operating Systems: Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux [on hold]

I want to know everything there is to know from the ground up between Mac Linux and Windows. How Mac handles programs vs. Windows?Windows vs. Linux ? What is the difference in what happens when each ...
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How to modify a Fedora Live installation media default configuration?

I have to install fedora on 20+ computers and they all have to start off with some extra packages and configurations that don't come by default on the vanilla installation media (like backgrounds, the ...
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[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU…Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module

I've installed Bumblebee with Ryan McQuen's crazybee.sh script, described here, and I'm actually able to startx successfully now (because Bumblebee uses the on-board Intel graphics by default), but ...
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Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting

Whenever I try updating grub, I get this error: # grub-install /dev/sda Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. and # grub-mkconfig -o ...
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If I install a Linux VM, will I be able to work with ext filesystems from my Mac?

I'm working from a Mac and need to edit a few lines on a Linux partition. (I need to enable SSH on Raspbian for a Raspberry Pi, but I need to do so effectively headless – I don't have any peripherals ...
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Intel HD4000 with 4k HDMI output on Linux

I wonder if I can output 4k resolution (3840 × 2160) @ 30Hz with a Intel HD4000 graphics using Linux and a single HDMI output. I have a Thinkpad Edge E330 with HDMI 1.4. The CPU is an i5-3210M. I ...
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org ...
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Add another subtitles to matroska file, on Linux

I have Matroska file with some subtitles already built in. How can I add another subtitles, with proper language setting and encoding? Tried: mkvmerge -o output.mkv -S source.mkv new-subtitles.srt ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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Fedora 17: How do I install Python 2.7 into /usr instead of /usr/local?

I want to install Python 2.7 onto my Fedora machine, but it installs it into the /usr/local/bin. How do I make it so that won't happen? I want to do this because the setuptool I installed keeps on ...
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Issues installing Kali Linux alongside Windows 8

I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an i3-3230m with 750GB HDD and 8GB RAM. I installed Kali onto a 40GB unallocated partition. (Note: I had to change to Legacy mode in BIOS or my computer would not ...
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Update APR to 1.3.0 version minimum

build@subversion:/usr/src/subversion-1.8.11/serf-1.2.1> sudo zypper se apr Restoring system sources... Parsing metadata for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4... S | Catalog ...
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Why doesn't this Linux symlink work?

I'm trying to create a symbolic link for the file logs inside home/dir1/ to the file netlogs inside home/dir3/. The link is created but when I try to look at the contents of netlogs I got this error ...
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How to setup a cheap linux router/proxy to log all URLs requested

I have a bunch of kids/devices connecting to the wireless router in my house at any given time. I know that there are many software/hardware solutions designed to filter out harmful content but I ...
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How to install apr? [on hold]

I encountered with problem. I found the same problem as mine here: https://clck.ru/9PU7a But I can not find a good example to install apr on my machine.
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Wifi Adapter/Type Changer using Linux [on hold]

Is there a way to create a new WiFi network by connecting to an existing WiFi using Linux? Or maybe a less secured Wifi from a more secured wifi? Could you use it as WEP?
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wget index.php redirection - The name is too long

I am trying to get a copy of the catalog. I would love to get the "List View" and "Show Object" details. The URL I am tring to wget is: ...
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Connecting with SMBCLIENT to Windows 7 produces error: “protocol negotiation failed: ERRDOS:ERRnomem”

We've got a home network that has a mix of different operating systems, including two Windows 7 Ultimate PCs, a couple of Android phones, a MacBook Pro and two Linux PCs. My housemates own all but the ...
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SSH error ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer

I am trying to access ssh to a server but got "ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer". The same client works well when I move the computer to home but show the error when the ...
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After botting Opensuse goes console not GUI?

I am new to opensuse. I have installed opensuse 13.2 gnome I tried to install the nvidia drivers. After installing the drivers, when I restart the system it goes to console instead of GUI. So I ...
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eCryptfs - Cannot decrypt filenames

I have encrypted data on an external HD mounted on /home/username/.Data. I am trying to decrypt it to /home/username/Data. Although I can successfully read the files contents, I cannot manage to ...
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how to recover data splitted by split command

I've got a few files that were split using the split command. Which command can combine them into one file again?
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Xorg/Xrandr Multiple Monitor (different resolution) - Position not set correctly

I'm running fedora on virtualbox (xmonad). I have the following in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "VBOX0" Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 172.80 1920 ...
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Linux to linux mount

Trying to mount a samba shared directory of a linux(SUSE) server to another linux(SUSE) server on the same network. My scenarion is like below.. on server-1 samba is configure like below and i ...
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Ethernet issues in Linux mint.

After a hardrive crash I installed mint 17 LTS with many attending woes related to lack of drivers (two of my 8 usb ports can actually recognize devices plugged into them). I'm currently attempting to ...
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NTFS-3G unmounts USB drive as soon as it is mounted

I have created an udev rule to automount a USB hard-disk when I plug it in, but the drive doesn't appear as mounted. In /var/log/messages, I can see Dec 27 09:11:02 smug ntfs-3g[6043]: Version ...
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How to register shutdown script on Amazon Linux in AWS EC2

I am using Amazon Linux (RH-based distro) in AWS EC2. I followed the structure of /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysvinitfiles to create an init script in /etc/init.d. /etc/init.d/do_something ...