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Trying to connect two computers to a switch, but I get “cable unplugged” in the second one

I have a modem-router, and I connected a switch to it. Then I connected a machine running Fedora 20 to the switch, and it said "cable unplugged". Restarting various services didn't help. Then I ...
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Determinte Switch IP/Linux

i'm trying to determine the ip of the network switch several linux boxes are plugged into. Background: i need to know in which physical port they're plugged in, so the machines automatically detect ...
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1answer
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read switches usually in while loop

I want to know the usage of read switches with some good examples. as instance I know about -t -s -p switches: -t: he -t option followed by a number of seconds provides an automatic timeout for the ...
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1answer
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Inter server connectivity getting lost after applying Cisco switch configuration

I have 2 Redhat servers in cluster. The eth0/eth2 ports on both servers are in bond0(which is assigned IP). The eth0 and eth2 from server1 are physically connected to giE0/3 on switch1 and 2 ...
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1answer
21 views

Nano usablely open second file

Is it possible to open second file into Nano text editor not by browsing files in program interface (it's not so usable because you can't do nothing like search etc in it) but in command line or in mc ...
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1answer
197 views

Show terminal in Midnight Commander

Is it possible to expand the command line to the whole screen (to show several lines on the terminal) in Midnight Commander without exiting it? I mean I want to switch from two tabs to raw terminal to ...
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1answer
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Are there linux distros for switches?

There is OpenWRT, ddWRT, etc. for routers which adds tons of capabilities to your "simple" home router. Are there any linux distros to "convert" an unmanaged switch into a managed one?
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Emulating a network switch as software on Linux

I am doing my project on network virtualization on cloud computing. I am going to implement a testbed for the cloud environment and measure the performance of cloud services in a virtualized network. ...
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4answers
309 views

Computer as switch

I need to configure my computer as internet switch to pass DHCP packets and normal internet transfer from LAN to WiFi. Is it possible? --EDIT-- I've got Wireless network and one computer is ...
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5answers
139 views

Advice for taking a plunge into Linux

long time Windows and Mac user here. I am planning a plunge into Linux this week for the first time ever. Specifically, I'll be installing the latest stable release of Ubuntu. Any advice for making ...
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2answers
1k views

Switch User in RedHat like XP

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching ...
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1answer
254 views

Implication of variable context switching time

I know that constant switching time of the Linux scheduler was a big achievement. What would be the implication of a non-constant switching time? The only obvious reason I can think of is ...
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5answers
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What's the quickest distro to get up and running with?

For my work laptop, I think I'm going to make the switch to linux from Windows XP. There are a couple of things I need: Good multi-monitor support. I'm constantly changing setups (ie laptop ...
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5answers
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Replacements for OS X's flagship apps when switching to Ubuntu

I use mac at work and at home, and as my work as web developer has me working with free software more and more, I want to replace my dependencies on proprietary apps with open source ones. If you're ...
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Things to consider going from Windows to Linux [closed]

Going to Linux from Windows have advantages and disadvantages. Also there are things that we can do in Windows that are so difficult on Linux and vice-versa. Which things I have to consider when ...