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landscape-sysinfo for CentOS?

I've been using /usr/bin/landscape-sysinfo on Ubuntu, and I'm now looking for a good alternative to use on a CentOS machine. Is there anyway to install the requirements to make this work on CentOS?
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Dependency issues with libc++6

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Enable Fn-Brightness Buttons Ubuntu

I am trying to get the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 buttons to work on my ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried adding all of the following to /etc/default/grub without success: ...
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Aspire One 756 BIOS flashing

I want to flash the BIOS on an ACER AO756. The link provides 2 versions of the BIOS, both .exe files. Which one should I use? I run Ubuntu 12. The battery doesn't charge anymore. I can start the ...
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How to get a list of connected NBD devices on Ubuntu?

Looking at the man pages for nbd-server and nbd-client and qemu-ndb I don't see any way of listing what NBD devices are connected. Is there a way of doing this? The closest I can find by ...
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I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu on my PC and I get unknown chipset errors

I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a DVD. However, I'm getting the following errors... Click for full size How can I just install Ubuntu on my PC? I don't understand why this is so difficult.
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Is there anyway to produce realistic load(cpu,memory and disk all together) on a linux system?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to stress test my system but most of benchmarks are specific in nature. Either they are benchmarking Disk or CPU or Memory usage etc. But is there anything which can ...
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Why ssh -R allows port '0' but ssh -L needs a port number?

Why with ssh -R is possible to allocate a free port by specifying '0' while with ssh -L you need to specify a valid free port? I want ssh to use a local free port to FWD remote traffic without ...
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Apache fails to start with TLSv1 disabled and does not recognize TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2

I'm having issues trying to disable TLS 1.0 on apache as described here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_ssl.html#sslprotocol $ apache2 -v Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server ...
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What is causing this Ubuntu boot failure?

Got this screen, it doesn't react. I cannot move further at all. I've searched extensively online, but didn't didn't find anything helpful. I thought it's a connectivity issue between my screen ...
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Using Virtual Machine like Server - Ubuntu Sever

i have 2 virtual machines, 1 - ubuntu server, 2 - windows7, what i want to do is connect my windows at my ubuntu server, because i'm making some tests of iptables, anywhere, i'm having trouble to ...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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DNS problems with a static IP configuration in a VM

I am using Parallels Desktop 10.2 for Mac on OS X Yosemite. I am trying to configure my my client (Ubuntu 14.04) to host a website that is available to the host via a particular domain name. In the ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions from here to install it but got the following error : ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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Mumble-Ruby openssl error when running scripts

First things first here are the instructions I am working off and system details: http://wiki.natenom.com/w/Mumble-Ruby_installation and this is for SuperBot a mumble ruby plugin. This is running ...
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Ubuntu windows text (and sometimes icons) all messed up

This is what I see... And it occasionally disappears (for example, the "Projects", "Desktop" and "Documents" text all appear correctly) but it's mostly like this. This computer was handed to me ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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What does installation script do in apt-get install?

It seems apt-get install will download a Debian package and try to run installation script for: Create proper directory Create proper account Copy Binary files Copy Data files Copy Conf files Copy ...
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In/out-error, lost document

I had a document in a folder on a flash drive, and when I went to open it, it was nowhere to be found. Initially I thought it was something wrong with the USB stick where the folder was located, but ...
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Which video drivers should I install. X.Org X Server or Nvidia Binary Drivers

So i just installed ubuntu and now I'm updating my video drivers. I am present with the following choices. Which one should i pick. And if possible, why? Are there some advantages over the other?
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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Run program installed on desktop in wine

I am trying to get Warcraft II Battle Edition (http://en.war2.ru/) to work on Ubuntu (14.04) by running it through wine. I was able to successfully get through the installation menu of Warcraft in ...
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
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play mp3 or wav file via Linux command line

I would like to make an alarm system backed by a Ubuntu (no graphical interface) box, which plays various announcement and alarm audio tracks (.mp3 or .wav) via the command line. For example: $ ...
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GitLab.com times out on Linux

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17 on my laptop and I'm almost unable to work with GitLab. The issue is pretty weird: GitLab.com times out every time I want to save my profile info GitLab.com times ...
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No VGA signal after installing ubuntu server

I installed ubuntu server 14.04.2 couple days ago on an oldish computer (This one). And i was able to install it just fine and the VGA seemed to work after i booted it up for the first time. Now i ...
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Open eclipse with a linux user that doesn't have graphical environment (created from console)

I created an user from console in my Ubuntu Destkop 14.04 LTS, doing this: sudo addgroup hadoop sudo adduser --ingroup hadoop hduser I used that user for doing all sort of stuff, because i'm using ...
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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DoveCot users + multiple domains

Hi I am trying to get dovecot to work with multiple domains My /etc/aliases looks like this # See man 5 aliases for format postmaster: root shop: shop ben: ben When I try changing it to ...
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how to fix this related with dual boot, ubuntu and windows 8.1

When I try to run this command C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi I get the following error message: The element data type specified is not recognized, ...
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Why it is illegal to increase TX-POWER on wireless adapters? [on hold]

I own a AWUS036H wireless adapter and I read on many websites that is posible to increase the power of the adapter but it's illegal on some countries (including United States), are there any health ...
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Pear upgrade not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear it shows a message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade ...
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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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How can I make Ubuntu firewall rules ( ufw ) allow all traffic except…?

I'm new using Ubuntu and ufw command to set firewall rules. I have an apache service running and I'm able to deny the access to the root path using apache2.conf. I have another backend app running on ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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Simplest way to setup my own remote private git server

First of all, I've read all the git-server-setup documents on the internet, but still, there is one thing missing -- I want to setup a simple GIT server in (Ubuntu) Virtual Machine for myself, not for ...
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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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Ping / SSH computer via SMB name

At work, I can ping and SSH computers by either their IP or their SMB name. If I try that at home (no, I am not trying to access the office internal network from home), then ping / SSH by IP address ...
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Signature not found in user keyring

I have encrypted /home/username and after some time I changed user password which leads to error on login ""signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'". I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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Visual Studio in Ubuntu Errors

How can I install the latest Visual Studio beta in Ubuntu through wine? It's so frustrating. I just want C# bash scripting. I get many errors. Has anyone had success?
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Differences in nc (netcat) options on Ubuntu vs RedHat

nc -q -1 local host ${PORT} ${CMD} In Ubuntu, nc may be used as above, with the -q option. See manpage. -q after EOF on stdin, wait the specified number of seconds and then quit. If seconds is ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Can't mount VMware tools cdrom in VMware Player

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict, e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g., parallel -> gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g., /usr/ -> /usr/local/ )?
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Ubuntu 15.04 HiDPi to Full HD external screen

I just got a Dell XPS 13 2015 and I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with the exception of using an external display. The resolution on my laptop is 3200x1800, my external screen ...