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Stuttering sound, Cinnamon Mint 17.3, Dell Dimension T3500

This overpowered six-Xeon, 12GB ECC machine with Cinnamon Mint 17.3 installed on two 7200 rpm Barracudas (160GB and 1TB), suffers from s-s-s-severe stuttering sound playback. Chipset: Intel X58+ ...
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How to join a WebRTC session with a Raspberry Pi 2 and Camera module?

How does one get a working setup to join a WebRTC session (e.g. https://opentokrtc.com or for testing https://test.webrtc.org) with a Raspberry Pi 2, the official camera module (and a USB soundcard)? ...
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Linux Mint 14: LDAP users can't log in (passes login screen but desktop never appears)

I have a computer running Linux Mint 14 with ldap configured to use an OS X OpenDirectory server. ssh for ldap users works just fine and another similar computer has an nfs server which successfully ...
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How to Using Metro Boot Manager on UEFI BIOS when Dual Boot with Linux

I have a problem when trying to set up dual boot (Windows 10 + Linux Mint 17) in UEFI mode or on a GPT disk. I cannot go back to using the default Windows 10 boot manager? In Legacy mode or on MBR ...
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download file directly from http server

I would like to download a large file(s) from a web server given x.x.x.x:80 Usually wget and/or curl would suffice but I do not have a directory/to/file.zip to download, all I have is an IP. Any ...
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OCI8 extension not loading in PHP 5.4, CentOS 7

I have a CentOS environment running as a VM guest. It runs and Oracle 12.1 Database, along with PHP 5.4.16, on Apache 2.0. I've gone through the installation steps to ensure that the correct OCI ...
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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How can I diagnose recurring but unpredictable brief system hangs?

Yesterday, I wiped my / folder and installed a new version of Linux over my old executables, retaining my data mounted on other partitions and drives. Since then, the system will periodically hang for ...
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Why does Amazon Video works on Google Chrome but not on chromium (Ubuntu)?

I tried firefox, opera, chromium and google chrome. Why does amazon video only works with google chrome?
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Is it a good idea to use git for configuration file version controlling?

I use Gentoo Linux and it has rather complex configuration. My question is it wise to use git for version controlling my config files? I have some git repos in my home, my guess if I put /home/** to ...
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Installing linux on an imac

I am trying to get my new (purchased in 2016) iMac to boot Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. I have tried Booting from usb/cd drives, initiating a new fresh partition table per tecmints instructions ...
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Change thunderbirds font sizes from command line

How can I change thunderbird's font sizes from command line? In firefox one can at least change an entry in the user.js and restart it, is there a similar way for thunderbird?
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Linux: find out what process is using all the RAM?

Before actually asking, just to be clear: yes, I know about disk cache, and no, it is not my case :) Sorry, for this preamble :) I'm using CentOS 5. Every application in the system is swapping ...
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Playing random short clips from a collection of movies

I'm hosting a party, and I want to play random sequences from a collection of movies in the background. I don't want to sit and edit together five hours of footage by hand though. Ideally I would: ...
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Processors and virtual/physical addresses

In nutshell, as I understand memory management, processor produces virtual addresses. These addresses are translated to corresponding physical addresses using per-process address table by MMU (with ...
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How to install dualboot linux in efi with weird ssd

I'm trying to install linux on my efi computer but still not working. I first installed Windows with 120/510 GB disk in EFI mode, and then want to install linux but every single linux just doesn't ...
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Getting WGET to display a less verbose output

Is it possible to get WGET to only show download progress e.g. download bar, opposed to all of the connection info, as it does look a little ugly on the client side, is this possible to do?
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How do I create a Windows 10 bootable USB from Kali Linux

I deleted my recovery partition on accident when I was installing Kali. I've tried a method that was posted to this site, but I believe it only works for Windows 7. Any help would be greatly ...
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How do I enable hyperthreading on CentOS 6?

How do I enable hyperthreading on CentOS 6? I checked the flags field in /proc/cpuinfo and ht is in the flags section. Below is my processor information. ~$ lscpu Architecture: x86_64 ...
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Wireless for lan while using ethernet for internet on linux

So this is my situation: I need to limit my computer's wireless card to have only LAN access while using the ethernet port to have internet access.
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how to install ubuntu server on a new computer? [on hold]

I new to ubuntu linux and planning to set up home server using ubuntu. this home server will be used more like media storage, laptop backup, network print, file sharing and plex. Also I would like to ...
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What are the best (or well known) Linux or UNIX certifications? [on hold]

I've been reading online and a lot of people seem to think that certifications are useless in the software engineering field. However, I've been thinking of getting a certification in Linux or Unix ...
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Omit domain part from username using realmd

I'm experimenting with joining my Linux machine to an AD domain, using realmd. Everything went very well (after enabling automatic home directory creation). Now I can login as jreinhart@domain.com ...
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Is there a way to apply preferences in firefox without restarting it

Instead of using manually about:config I want to be able to change firefox settings from command line (in linux). For this the only way I know is to change some lines in user.js (just as in my answer ...
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How to access to my access point on Rasberry Pi

I have installed the image of UNIFI access point on my Raspberry pi and the ip is 192.168.88.243 the Raspberry is connect to a router with ip 192.168.101.1 i have do nat on router,and the interface ...
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Unwanted remount attempt of UBIFS rootfs during boot

I have an ARM system using buildroot-2011.05 - Linux 2.6.38.7. The board uses a NAND flash and to get around a problem with squashfs not liking bad blocks I changed the root file system to use ...
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How to save SSL certificate in terminal without openssl?

I've got the following scenario: A service runs on server-1, calling server-2 via SSL over proxy-1 Server-2 is external and out of our scope Server-2 can only be reached from server-1 over proxy ...
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How to start a systemd service after user login and stop it before user logout

I have a Fedora 23 Machine. I have a directory/file synchronizing bash script that synchronizes my local /home directory to a remote directory (in a NAS machine). I run it manually but I would like ...
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Launching gnome-shell-timer in Unity?

I'd like to have a countdown timer in my taskbar on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with Unity 2D. My use case is primarily time management, for example "countdown from 30 minutes, and I'll take a break when ...
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Motion daemon causes 100% cpu when stopped

I have setup the motion video detection system on Ubuntu 14.04 and want to start and stop it via cron so that it's not capturing pictures when the room is normally in use. It all works fine until I ...
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sed align all lines to last line in a file Bash script

I have a files with below lines Dev_Campaign_1873.rpm Dev_Campaign_1987.rpm Dev_Campaign_9876.rpm http://52.30.241.107:8081/artifactory/api/storage/adifact Trying to get the output to a file as ...
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Disable WLAN as kernel boot option?

I have a CubieTruck Plus (CubieBoard5) running Linaro. It has an ethernet port and wifi card. I want to disable unneeded services and reduce power, so I want to stop anything related to wifi and wlan0 ...
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Samba 4 Active Directory in Slackware 14.1

While trying to setup Samba 4 Active Directory in Slackware 14.1 32 bits I did (just after a fresh install): # samba-tool domain provision --use-rfc2307 --use-xattrs=yes --interactive Realm: ...
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creating linux device files for bootstrap

I'm currently independently researching device files as a part of learning more about the Linux system in depth. My current goal is to bootstrap Debian Linux through cdebootstrap. I followed the guide ...
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Delete a corrupt file in Linux

How I can delete this file? I think it is a corrupt file in a VFAT file system. ????????? ? ? ? ? ? 100.jpg
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Centos7 can't connect ot Internet but IP & ssh from local works

[if this is too long you can read from the bottom] Hello previously i have this Centos7 and it worked fine with the internet connection with static IP. The problem started when i installed GUI, ...
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CentOS can't see RAID array partitions

I have the current setup composed by (4x) HDDS sda, sdb, sdc, sdd partitioned in the same way: /dev/sd[abcd] | |- /dev/sd[abcd]1 [EFI FAT 32] |- /dev/sd[abcd]2 [Linux RAID] |- ...
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Desktop not starting after Centos upgrade

I upgraded a server from centos 6.5 (with gnome2) to 7 using the update manager. The problem is that I am not able to see the login screen or the desktop. However the mouse pointer is visible. I ...
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Scan outgoing traffic for sensitive data

I run Windows on my desktop, but I would be willing to route my traffic through a Linux box if required. I've had two instances of my credit card being misused in two months now. Despite being ...
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What is the difference between the Iceweasel versions?

I am a Xubuntu LTS user, considering using Debian Stable 64 bit in my next install. When I switch to Debian, I want to go with Iceweasel, as it is packaged with the Debian package manager. I plan ...
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Kiosk mode and auto login and single application mode in CentOS

We have a machine running CentOS 7, GDM, KDE 11 (installed from CentOS DVD) We have been struggling a few days with this issue, tried to search for a solution but unfortunately most of the ...
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Ubuntu and Belkin N150 f6d4050 Wireless USB adapter v2

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get my Belkin USB adapter to work. There are plenty of discussions out there already about this, but none really helped me out. Here's what I've done - ...
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Kali Linux gives me an error message when i try to use setup

When i try to setup Kali Linux i get an error message saying it cant find win32-loader.ini. I have also tried just booting it but a CMD window pops-up for a blink of an eye not nearly enough time to ...
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Cannot paste folder into Nautilus

The CentOS 6 version of Nautilus offered 2 modes for displaying the directory/folder heirarchy: Graphical format Text format: as follows /this/is/the/folder/in/question A great thing about this ...
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Linux mint can't focus on window after click on app on taskbar

In linux mint mate 17.2 when a window is active and i click on another app on taskbar, I should again click on app to gain focus. For example chrome is active window and i click on atom editor on ...
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Mosquitto broker running with wrong conf file at boot

I'm running a Mosquitto Broker on a Raspberry PI. I placed a mosquitto.conf file on /etc/mosquitto/mosquitto.conf with the content: # Place your local configuration in /etc/mosquitto/conf.d/ # # A ...
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NTP sync issue on client servers

Does starting up NTPD daemon will automatically sync the client server with NTP server? Our server is running 5 mins behind the current time when we checked the service was in stopped state so does ...
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How to use altgr-intl in KDE?

I'm using KDE 4.13.3 (on a Ubuntu 14.04) and I'd like to use the altgr-intl keyboard variant so that I can e.g. type AltGr+Shift+6, then e to obtain ê. Seemingly-relevant layouts displayed via System ...
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How do I catch and log all attempts to write to /dev/null?

Essentially I'm trying to catch output any scripts that are currently running and silencing their output. So the question is fairly simple, how do I log any attempts to write to /dev/null?
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Phantom files possibly?

Can someone tell me why if I delete files out of a folder on Microsoft Windows OS, the same folder will still show those files I "deleted" on a Linux OS, specifically Red Hat Linux OS if I copy that ...