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Hooking Linux machine to secondary router/ISP: how to setup routing correctly?

Abstract: I have (I presume routing) issues when adding a secondary ISP to my existing network setup: incoming traffic through Router1 is not answered, but local traffic and incoming through Router0 ...
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How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?

I got a new HDD and want to move an existing Linux installation (more specific: OpenSUSE 11.1) from a partition on the old HDD to a partition on the new HDD. My plan is: boot using a boot CD (let's ...
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Are world-readable/writable/executable links in /usr/bin security holes?

% ls -l /usr/bin/edit lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Jan 10 05:54 /usr/bin/edit -> vim* This seems to ...
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How to properly end a KDE session from shell without root privileges

I am accessing the machine (OpenSuse 11 with KDE) over NX. I cannot use the Alt-Ctrl-Del shortcuts as it is captured by my system. The regular logoff button just ends the NX session without ending ...
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Cannot connect to guest OS from host OS

I have installed OpenSUSE on VMWare player as guest OS and my host OS is Windows XP. What I want to achieve is to send message from my host (i.e XP), say on port 7000 and receive it on a specific port ...
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Confusing trashes, can't delete stuff

I'm "cleaning" my computer and USB keys and this requires a whole lot of deleting. I've gone though everything on my OS HDD, and now moving on to keys. My trash is initially EMPTY. When trying to ...
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Suppressing “Could not change permissions” message after copying a file to NTFS Partition in Linux

If I try to copy a file onto a NTFS partition in Linux, I get a warning message Could not change permissions for <file-name>. Is there any way to suppress this message ? I can live with this ...
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Need to find which drives are mirrored within RAID-10 array

I have a home media server running on openSUSE 12.2. I'm using eight 2TB drives in a RAID-10 configuration. I deliberately bought two different types of drives: four Seagate Barracuda Green and four ...
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Limit PulseAudio volume to prevent overdrive

Is it possible to limit maximum volume in PulseAudio? Currently, PulseAudio sets PCM channel too loud which results in distorted sound. I use aumix to turn volume down, but whenever any other sound is ...
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pam_mount error “crypt_activate_by_passphrase: Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to set up encrypted home directories on OpenSuSE. Everything works fine for direct login, but I want the home directories to get mounted via ssh as well. When I try to ssh to the machine, ...
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What's the difference between these Linux distros ? (Nov 09)

So over the past couple of weeks, there have been new versions of : FreeBSD (v8) OpenSuse (v11.2) Ubuntu (v9.10) Fedora 12 and a new version of Redhat is due in January 2010.(apparently). What ...
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Unable to connect to Github for the first time

This is my first time with Git and I'm trying to set it up on my box. I added my key to my profile in the Github web interface. When I try to connect... : max@linux-vwzy:~> ssh git@github.com The ...
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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How to recover Linux from 'repair file system' error

Unfortunately my mom did something that I don't know and Linux is in command-line mode. What is the key for exiting from the shell and going to the desktop? I tried Alt + F2 Alt + F6 Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Can't unlock linux user account

I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with passwd -u <user>, but I get a message 'Cannot unlock the password for ...
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Am I using 'zypper' correctly?

I'm a relatively new OpenSuse user, coming from several years with Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, the update manager would pop up every now and then and let me know when I had stuff to install. If I manually ...
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Where can I find the source code for the program called useradd?

I am running SLED 11, and I want to understand what the useradd command does and how it does what it does. I know that SLED 11 is built from OpenSuSE 11.1 and I would be more than satisfied with the ...
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Boot GRUB2 to GRUB or GRUB2 on another disk

I've got a couple of distributions installed, Gentoo with GRUB2, and openSUSE with some other version of GRUB. OpenSUSE manages it's kernel entries, and I don't want to have to update my main Gentoo ...
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VT-x/AMD-V Work-Around For VirtualBox?

After converting a Parallels VM to VirtualBox, the converted VM still does not run. VirtualBox says: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational.... Please ensure ...
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Why does YaST now show lines as lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq?

Today my YaST started rendering lines like this: It makes it difficult to read.. Any idea what this is about and how I can fix it? I tried rebooting, no dice. Edit -- here's my PuTTY config: ...
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sudo: Sorry, user root is not allowed to execute

This command fails on OpenSuSE 11.4: root@host# sudo -S -u "coreapp_customer1_d" -g "coreapp_customer1_d" /bin/bash -l -c "mkdir -p /home/coreapp_customer1_d/.ssh" with this message: Sorry, user ...
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Dlink DWA-131 + r8712u (+ hostapd + nl80211 wireless AP) is that possible?

I'm trying to make my OpenSUSE desktop box work with a DLink wireless N Nano adapter. Additionally I'd like to make it the access point for my laptop. The problem is - when I run hostapd (with r8712u ...
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How do I install the Python module for Gnash?

My actual problem is: How do I install the Python module for Gnash? But apart from that, what basic concept am I not understanding about installing packages on Linux? I am used to installing ...
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openSUSE doesn't like the Internet — can't connect with eth0

I just moved into a new apartment and the Internet guys came and set up the modem. I hooked a wireless router to the modem and all my Wi-Fi devices are working fine. I plugged my computer into the ...
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How do I create an ami for openSUSE in Amazon ec2?

I need to scale some services from local servers to Amazon ec2. The current production-environment is based on the latest openSUSE. In order to keep things simple, I want to run the instances in ec2 ...
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Need to get a file written to a floppy

I asked this question over on SO. I have tried dd if=kernel.sys of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 seek=1 to get this file to write to the floppy. It is a kernel shell that must be written to the sector immediately ...
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Aptana Under linux

Hey, I downloaded the Aptanastudio 2.0 and unzipped it in the desktop. Im trying to run Aptana studio 2.0 under OpenSuse 11 and i get the following error... Any idea y? Thanks JVM terminated. Exit ...
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Netbook Screen Resolution on OpenSuse

I've just installed OpenSUSE 11.1 on my Elonex Webbook as I want to start playing with Mono. Unfortunately, there seems to be some problem with the video card, and it only seems to recognise it as ...
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zypper: How to list different available versions of a package?

I want to get a list of all available versions of a package, the same list that you can see in Yast, but using zypper. OpenSuse 13.1, zypper 1.9.16
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Gnome Shell doesn't display applications

Applications will not show up in Gnome Shell, however they show up on the "Favourites" bar, and can be searched for. For example, if I search for something spelled incorrectly ("chrmium"), it shows ...
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How to get x11vnc to run at startup on openSuSE 12.1

I'm trying to get x11vnc to run at startup with openSuse but not having much luck. Here's what I did so far. I edited /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup and added the following lines to the end, right before exit ...
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Samba domain controller: remove 1 Windows client

my domain is controlled by a Samba domain controller running on openSUSE 11.3. It manages other openSUSE boxes and some Windows 7 boxes. Now one harddisk of a Windows 7 computer crashed and I had to ...
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How to remove Linux software RAID MD device?

I'm trying to install openSUSE 12.3 on the new server. It is this machine. There are 2 HDDs connected to the SAS controller. What I want to achieve is a NON-RAID configuration where 1.HDD is used for ...
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In KDE, how do I assign a mouse thumb button to copy to the clipboard?

In Windows, I use the X-Mouse utility to remap my mouse thumb buttons. I have one assigned as copy, and the other as paste. In KDE, I was happy to discover that I don't need a separate utility to ...
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Automatically load kernel module

I'd like openSUSE to automatically load a kernel module (e.g. libsas) at boot time even if no device requires it. In Ubuntu, you would add the module name to the file /etc/modules. Is this the correct ...
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How to upgrade openSUSE 11.1 to openSUSE 11.2

openSUSE 11.2 is going to be released in less than 2 weeks. RC2 is available for testing. How can I upgrade a running openSUSE system to the next release? Is it possible without a complete reinstall? ...
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How to enable MP3, M4a support for Amarok?

Note: Amarok Version 2.0.1 KDE 4.1.3 Opensuse 11.1
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How can I create a Minecraft item in everyone's KDE menu on OpenSuse?

I set up a family computer running OpenSuse 13.1 for the kids. I downloaded the Minecraft.jar file, installed Oracle java, and now I can run Minecraft - like this $ java -jar Minecraft.jar So far ...
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Add specific route via start-up script

I need to setup route for one of my computers. I want it permanently so I don't need to enter the command myself every reboots. However the route command I use ain't a normal one, because I use 2 ...
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Can't move or resize windows - fluxbox

I recently uninstall fedora on my laptop and installed opensuse instead. Everything was working fine. Since I used fluxbox with fedora and I still use it with opensuse, I decided to use my old ...
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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How to call a program and exit from the shell (the caller) when program is active?

I want to run a program with GUI, by typing into konsole: foo args … and exit from the shell (that's the caller) when the program (foo) is active. How do I this? Is there a Linux/Unix built-in ...
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How to start Linux Live USB from a Linux Live CD?

I have an old computer that only runs bootable CDs and it does not have BIOS. I was thinking that it might be able to boot a live Linux USB from a live Linux CD because it also does not have a DVD ...
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Nothing can read my hardware RAID0… Except Ubuntu

I used to have my system setup entirely on a 2tb RAID 0 (risky I know) but I recently upgraded to having Ubuntu running on a SSD and using the RAID for file storage. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 update my ...
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Mounting a VirtualBox shared folder on boot with fstab in OpenSuse 11.3

I have followed the steps found here, however, the share is not mounted on boot. The share will mount if i run 'mount -a' after booting. Why would the share not mount on boot? 1 - Set up a ...
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Project Tuva and Linux

I'm interested in watching a few Project Tuva videos (http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/tuva/index.html). Right now, I'm running openSUSE 11.2. I've installed the Moonlight 3 preview from ...
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How can I create a bootable USB stick from an openSUSE 11.2 DVD ISO image

How can I create a bootable USB stick from an openSUSE 11.2 DVD ISO image?
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How do you remove/disable Evolution Data Server process

I want to stop evolution-data-server-2.24 from loading at startup. I tried to uninstall all evolution related items, but I got some nasty warnings about removing the data server so I left it ...
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It is possible to “virtualize” a OS who is already installed in the HDD?

I want to make a dual-boot between openSUSE 13.2 and Windows 8, but the tricky thing is here: I want to boot one of the OSes while I'm using the other (doesn't matter the order). Is that possible? ...
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SuSE ImageWriter doesn't see my USB memory stick, though Windows does?

I've just built a new server, on which I plan to install OpenSuSE Linux. To avoid installing items that would only ever be used once, I've built the machine with no optical drives, and planned to ...