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RDP to Windows machine via SSH tunnels breaks the connection

I am having a weird problem that I cannot understand why it happens. Basically, it is the same symptoms described by this user: ...
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Slow internet using Arch Linux

after a week or so of using Arch Linux I cant access the internet - it takes around 5 mins to load google (most of the other websites just give me a timeout), pacman's downloading speed range between ...
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Are there any Linux distributions which have Perl 6 as the default/only Perl version?

The title pretty much says it all. In the same way that Arch Linux has Python 3 as the built-in/main version of Python, are there any Linux/Unixish distros that have done the same with Perl 6? I ...
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Bash- How to make a Linux script file human unreadable?

I have seen many Linux scripts that are executable but cannot be read as they are in binary format. My question is how I can make my script not readable/binary format?
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How to tell, using a live Linux USB, if a computer is damaged?

Story: I was driving to my Mother's for xmas with a brand new (albeit cheap; it's plenty for her) computer. Unfortunately, I got into an accident, and the computer flew from my back seat into my front ...
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Uploading files to S3 account from linux command prompt

I've got several large files sitting in my linux hosted account that I need to upload to my S3 account. I dont want to download them first and then upload it into S3. Is there any way I can "upload" ...
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Is it possible to configure Linux OpenMPI v1.6.5 to use multiple working directories on a single node?

I am running some quantum chemical calculations on a refurbished PowerEdge rack server, with dual quad-core Xeons, 16GB RAM, and a single 500GB SATA HDD. OS is vanilla Debian Wheezy. For one of the ...
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Issue with WINE after NVIDIA Driver installation

I used to be able to successfully play Pocket Tanks and Commandos on my Fedora 20 64bit system using WINE. Few days ago I finally got time to install NVIDIA Driver. After that, WINE is now not ...
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rsync fails after server restart

Usually I use the command rsync -av --delete someroot/somedir user@remote_server_ip:/someroot/. on my development server to synchronize somedir to a remote server. It worked fine. But after the ...
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why doesn't a bash while loop exit when piping to terminated subcommand?

Why doesn't the command below exit? Rather than exit, the loop runs indefinitely. While I discovered this behavior using a more complex setup, the simplest form of the command reduces to the ...
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Configure a linux VM to use host computers internet connection

I am using a software which must be configured as a "bridged network" on a Virtual Box VM. I have already tried with NAT and other configurations but none of them work. the bridged network is the only ...
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Executable lauches if called directly from terminal, but does not work when called from shell script

I have downloaded a software (called samtools) and it is stored in a folder on my desktop. Then I've added path to the executable into $PATH variable. In other words my local ~/.bashrc file has a ...
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How do I add missing dictionaries for aspell?

Aspell version: $ aspell -v @(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 (but really Aspell 0.60.6) Dump dict yields no results: $ aspell dump dicts First noticed the problem when I did this, was ...
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how to disable tcp congestion control

here i have a private network, i know its bandwidth and it will never congestion, but will lost packet sometimes. its bandwidth is just same as network interface, both are 100Mbps. it means i could ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot be started from grub2

today I decided to use linux again after installing Windows 8.1... I've tried to boot one of the already existing Linux partitions on my computer but I wasn't successful. So I installed PinguyOS (A ...
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Shared folder Virtualbox Ubuntu / Lubuntu

I can see a lot of posts on this but they either don't cover what I'm trying, the OS's that I'm using or (most likely) I'm not understanding them. I'm using Ubuntu 14, and I have VirtualBox running ...
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who/Which process is creating a .php file in a given folder?

I am trying to find out, which process is creating a specific file in a given folder. For example, I am trying to find out, Which process creates a .php file in a folder called "uploads". I can do ...
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files different on removable hard drive in linux

I'm having a problem with my external hard drive when using it on my linux system. I am running ubuntu with kde, and I have a 1tb hard drive (formatted in ntfs, I think). I was working perfectly when ...
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Can Linux scrub memory?

Does Linux have a mechanism to "scrub" memory? e.g. testing the memory and marking areas as dirty if they fail so that the system can continue to operate "safely" even with bad ram chips installed?!
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Grub2 not bootable

I replaced the internal HDD of my Lenovo Z570 by an SSD drive. Then I put the HDD in an external case and tried to boot it over usb; but the BIOS of my PC does not recognize it as bootable and just ...
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Regex for cron pattern not working

Tried to create a (simplified) regex for cron patterns for myself and came up with the following one: ^(((\d+(,\d+)*)|(\d+-\d+)|(\*(\/\d+)?))(\s+(\d+(,\d+)*)|(\d+-\d+)|(\*(\/\d+)?)){4})$ This is ...
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Mount encfs volume created by encfs4win on OS X or Linux

I created a few encfs volumes on Windows 7 using encfs4win. One is on Dropbox others are elswhere. I am not able to mount these volumes on Linux or OS X. On Linux Mint I use the frontend Cryptkeeper ...
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Permanently disable second screen

My laptop's monitor does not work any more and thus I've attached an external monitor. On boot, GDM still recognizes the primary laptop screen and displays it's login window on it. Which I then can't ...
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Admin CMD through SSH

I have freeSSHD set up on my Windows computer, and I use my Linux laptop to connect through SSH. However, when I SSH into my Windows computer and try to run a custom Batch script that requires admin ...
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Privoxy - Route certain traffic through VPN

I'm trying to setup privoxy so certain traffic is routed through a VPN tunnel. The idea is: Clients -> Server running privoxy -> send requests directly or through VPN based on URL. I already had a ...
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Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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Transfer file from server to home computer

I have a text file on the server(Linux) at work and now I am at home. I am a putty user. To connect to the server from home I have to connect to another server and then by SSH to the main server ...
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Why does windows have javaw and java?

Can someone explain to me why windows has a javaw and java executable while unix based systems only hava java. I'm assuming it has to do with the gui and cmd headers in windows but I don't actually ...
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Make disk image with real-time compression over network on Linux

I have two Linux notebooks on a network and no additional storage. I want to backup the first notebook hard drive (make full HDD image), on the second notebook. How could I do that using real-time ...
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Linux find command with multiple command -exec using chown and chmod

The following command runs but the two -exec commands don't run - so the file gets moved but the permissions and file owner doesn't change. find ~/Downloads/ -name "2014-12-24*" -exec sudo mv {} ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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How do I recursively download a directory using smbclient?

When I try to fetch a directory with get "Path To\Directory\", I get the following error: NT_STATUS_FILE_IS_A_DIRECTORY opening remote file Path To\Directory How do I recursively download this ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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Recommended tool for read/write checking (hard/usb) drive (if thumb drive is bad) [on hold]

I'm looking for a tool that does read/write testing on a drive in order to find out if the data was written correctly, similar to what memtest does. For example, some usb thumb drives sold are ...
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USB stick boot up won't work. Again [on hold]

I am planning to wipe my laptop and I am using a Ubuntu Live USB. However, my USB won't show in my boot list. Not even in BIOS setup. I need a way to fix it. Should I continue this way or use a ...
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How to know if I have RAID configuration on my machine?

I was wondering if there is any Linux command I can use to check whether I have RAID setup on my machine? I know about cat /proc/mdstat but didn't show me anything meaningful. I just want to know if ...
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What is the file “-”, and why can only stat see it?

I'm using Ubuntu 12. When I type into my terminal stat -, I get the following output: File: ‘-’ Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 1024 character special file Device: ch/12d ...
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Why do applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk?

What about running from a RAM disk makes applications launch faster when running entirely from a RAM disk?
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time.conf - datetime range details

I'm writing a time.conf GUI editor for my personal use and I need to understand how does the datetime range work, so I would be grateful if someone could explain to me: What does MoWk mean? Such ...
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Can't automount USB stick with Fedora 21+systemd-udev, could with Gentoo on same machine

In Gentoo I had created a small script that was called by udev and allowed me to mount an USB device, identified by its serial number, to any mount point I chose. Basically, ...
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What factors affect whether an NTFS partition can be mounted by a user on Linux?

I have two Win8-made NTFS partitions on my system. Running Debian testing, Linux kernel 3.16, I can mount one of them as a regular user, but trying to mount the other one results in an error: $ mount ...
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Why does my busybox diff report 'Common subdirectories' for every file pair?

I am using this version of diff on my Synology NAS to verify a backup: xyz> diff BusyBox v1.16.1 (2014-05-29 11:26:15 CST) multi-call binary. Usage: diff [-abBdiNqrTstw] [-L LABEL] [-S FILE] [-U ...
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DisplayLink not detected by Xrandr

I'm trying to set up an HP DisplayLink USB video adapter on Debian 6 to work aside the notebook's integrated Intel i915 video card. I use a vanilla 3.11.1 kernel in which the options for VGA ...
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Fuzzy text is displaying in Google chrome for quoted text

I am facing this issue after updating to Google chrome 39 version. The quoted text in web pages are not displaying properly. Please find an example below. The same is displaying properly in ...
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Error in foomatic-rip while trying to print a pdf with cups

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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Use IMAP and fetchmail to download messages not seen locally

I have my email stored on a server and I read it from a couple of devices (usually either my smartphone or laptop). I often view messages on my phone but want to respond on my laptop if a longer ...
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Which considerations for deciding between 32bit and 64bit Linux distro on an old computer?

I occasionally get my hands on an old(ish) computer on which I install Linux (or dual-boot with Windows) for my own use or for donating as a working system. Now, until recently I only got Pentium 3's ...
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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...
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No ntp.conf file after compiling ntp on Linux

I'm using RHEL 6.5. I compiled ntp-4.2.8 using the steps on this link. but I don't have a ntp.conf file. ntp.conf is required to start ntpd but after compiling, there is no ntp.conf on my system. I ...
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Stop/refuse SSH access to a EC2 server

I have converted my PEM file to a PPK file and I can successfully connect to the EC2 through Putty or Filezilla using the private key. Lets say we have a scenario: I request a new PEM and give the ...