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How to check/adjust SSH server on embedded board

I'm currently having difficulties connecting to an embedded board from my Linux machine through ssh. The embedded board is a FOX G20 V with a Linux OS. I've tried to connect to the board through ...
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Why is Vim adding a newline? Is this a convention?

If I open Vim and type itest<Esc>:wq then I get a file that has no newlines in Vim but does seem to have a newline in the code: $ vim -u NONE test.txt $ cat test.txt | hd 00000000 74 65 73 74 ...
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cannot login into Frugalware Linux

I just installed Frugalware Linux as a virtual machine. I entered the root password, created a new user (and password) and after it restarted I entered the username and the password and I cannot ...
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How to give log in credential for internet through command line

My GUI for backtrack is not working. I want to connect to internet. I gave the required static IP address to my machine. but the problem is I have to give username and password through the browser ...
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Start Linux process/script via web interface

I have a bunch of Java programs/shellscripts that needs to be manually started every now and then (mostly in the mornings), and stopped every evening (same there). I would like a possibility to start ...
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Mount share on windows, from linux through winexe

Answer has to use winexe. I'm using winexe (on linux) to mount a samba share on a remote windows 7 with the following command: ./bin/winexe -U <user>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c ...
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Using regular LINUX password for mapping (mounting) LINUX directory to the MS windows

How can I configure samba so that users can map their home directory on a linux server to the local MS Windows machine (so called network drive mapping), by using their linux account and their regular ...
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Linux commands to automatically fill column in a loop in a text file

I have a file with 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 1 0 0 1 ...
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Connect to host port 22 connection refused, but connect to different host on port 22 connection established

I'm working with two embedded boards on my Linux machine. For one of them, I am able to connect to it through ssh on port 22 with no problems. But when I try to connect to another one on port 22, it ...
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I need sudo without password prompt, for scripts. Where did I go wrong?

I am in sudo group all right: $ id uid=1002(molot) gid=1002(molot) groups=1002(molot),27(sudo),33(www-data) In my sudores I seem to have appropriate setting: sudo ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL ...
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Removing/Unlocking a password on an embedded board

I have a bit of a problem with an embedded device that I am using to connect to through ssh from my Linux machine. I'm not sure why, but suddenly, after not connecting to this board for several weeks, ...
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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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Linux for 128 MB of memory

I need a Linux distribution which has got drivers for pendrives and could play the music. What version could you recommend for me?
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How to verify mirror configuration on Red Hat Linux?

I have an IBM blade server and we've installed RedHat Linux on the machine. How can we check if we have both disks running as a mirror, or if everything is only running on a single disk? What linux ...
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Add static IPs (for web devel) when using DHCP on Linux

(This post is in two parts: top part is what I've tried, bottom half is what I'm actually trying to do.) New notebook, Mint 16 (which uses NetworkManager), and I'm trying to just use wifi+DHCP to ...
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Using linux commands with “symbol-named” files

How can I use various linux commands such as cat, ls, touch, more, less ... with file named as symbols as - / -- and so on? Thanks!
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

My employer provides a VPN service using a Checkpoint VPN product (uncertain exactly which); there are two routes into the network from a Linux machine, either using Checkpoint's SNX command line ...
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configuring p4 on red hat enterprise linux

It's time to get rid of this simple but yet not easily explained topic. And whatever I got on internet, in one or other way, failed to sync my WINDOWS depot to RHEL client. Following is the stuff I ...
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Print or grep lines which start from second column

I want to print lines which start from second column (first column is white space). $ cat test.txt first second third four second five seven Output should be: second second ...
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TERM=xterm-256color vs xterm+256color

I noticed debian ships with a terminfo xterm+256color while most other distros only have (and is the default in osx) xterm-256color looking at the info on both, i can see that xterm+256color is very ...
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how do i give apache access to my project root directory without taking away any of my admin user rights

I copied over a php folder from my computer to another and hooked it up to pache. However apache would return page forbidden. After doing some research it turned out it was a matter of giving apache ...
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changing apache root directory prevents me from accessing .git/config

I copied over a php folder from computer to another and hooked it up to apache.. however apache would return page forbidden.. after doing some research it turned out it was a matter of giving apache ...
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What do these error messages mean and how to fix it?

============================================================== actually I figured out this is an issue of intel video driver:http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0902.3/01703.html ...
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How to use NAT iptables rules for hostapd

My PC is equipped with two net interfaces - wlan0 and eth0. I want to use WiFi port as access point on wlan0. So i use hostapd facility and it works properly in routing mode in local network. Users ...
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Redirect output to printer via device file?

Is there a way in Linux to print a file with a modern printer (a Canon MX870 in my case) by redirecting text to a device file? I imagine the command to look something like this: cat my_notes.txt ...
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Aftermath of Rooted Server

My Ubuntu Linux server is potentially rooted after the HeartBleed Bug. I'm deleting my old server and creating a new one. I have a feeling that the files on the original server are all plagued. Now, ...
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How to set timeout for svn update?

I have about hundreds of server(all has its own working copy), fabric(python ssh tool for administration) will issue multiple svn update to those machines, many commands (10% machine) return ...
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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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RedHat installation error

I am trying to install RedHat on virtualbox running in ubuntu but it results in "drives not found error" on both RHEL 3 and Red Hat 9 versions. I have a sata hard disk and the details of my machine ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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Sharing an X Display between multiple users?

If I have regular user one signed in to an X session through a display manager, is there anyway for regular user two to open a window of their on on the same display?
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How to autostart OpenVPN (client) on Ubuntu 12.04 CLI?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in: sudo openvpn filename.ovpn. Now I would like to start up OpenVPN when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit if that ...
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How can I clean HOME folder in linux?

There is a way to clean in a controlled way the $HOME folders than usually save cache files? E.g: I have a .config folder with more than 300MB. How can I clean it?. Is there a program that can be ...
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After updating archlinux, the maximum volume is far too low

I booted my Archlinux PC today and opened Mumble, and found that I couldn't hear anyone, so I opened some music and I couldn't hear that. After turning my volume to the maximum possible level in ...
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Problem installing build-essential in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install build-essential but Ubuntu cannot find it. ruchir@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Amazon EC2 - Node Package Manager fails to install modules

I've installed node and, supposedly, all of its dependencies on an Amazon EC2. I can launch a node app and have it work just fine. However, when I attempt to use npm to install any module, express ...
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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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Clonezilla image folder lacks disk and parts files

I'm trying to restore an image from an SSD to a new SSD (same make and type). In the image folder I can see there are no disk and parts files. And that's why ocs-sr complains about these. The files on ...
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ctrl+alt recognized as 'primary' on HP 8440p

I have a strange problem with my keyboard. I just wanted to set a keyboard shortcut on my xfce desktop (Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard) but when I press ctrl + alt + shift + up ...
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Virtualbox image from Vbox 4.3.8 freezes on Vbox 4.2.1 host

So, I spun up a Debian guest VM on my Arch host machine using Virtualbox 4.3.8. After running all necessary tests and stabilizing the server environment on the VM, I moved the entire VM to my Debian ...
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Package manager for target file system

I'm developing for an embedded linux application and I need to install some libraries that have a pretty lengthy list of dependencies. Is there a package manager out there that I can point to the ...
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resizing (and moving?) partitions in Linux

I'd like to use GParted (or fdisk) to go from the configuration in picture to one where I have the same ammount of space for swap and /, while /home eats all the remaining space. Is there a simple way ...
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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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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 ...
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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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What is the Linux command to find out hardware info?

I need to find out hardware information for the below items under Linux: CPU (and cores) CPU speed Memory Hard disks OS version Any advice?
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Install Linux mint with Raid

My MB supports fake raid (Intel DH67CL motherboard). But I was using the system in 'software raid' as I could not correctly set up fake raid in Debian. Now, I decide to use Linux Mint 12. During the ...
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Linux force scripted add-apt-repository

I have a script that adds a repository with add-apt-repository <repo-info> Is there a way to not prompt the user (such as with a -y flag, though that doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu 10.10)
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dhcp no lease because of not-DAD mode

My virtual machine does not receive an IP lease anymore. Manually requesting a new ip lease by 'ifdown/ifup eth0' or 'dhclient eth0' or 'service network restart' don't work either. The error is ...
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How to format linux filesystem within Windows 7?

I have a PC that once had Ubuntu Linux installed on it across 2 SATA hard drives. The first hard drive had the root ( / ) and swap on it. The second had ( /home ) directory as mount point. This ...