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Questions tagged [linux]

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Rhel - How to create non root user, to administrate app installed by root?

Installed Syslog-NG as root, because the syslog-NG and its dependency packages like Eventlog is supposed to be installed in custom folder /app/syslog-ng. But, going further, we would like a non-root ...
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I Updated My Nvidia Drivers and My Second Monitor Stopped Working

I have a laptop running Linux Mint MATE, with two monitors connected to it, one via a USB hub and one directly. My graphics card can only handle two monitors at a time, but up until now that was fine:...
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Routing two networks to bypass captive portal [on hold]

so my laptop is connected via wlan0 to an AP that uses a captive portal. I logged into it to have internet access. With my eth0 interface, I created a dhcp server and conencted a client (2nd laptop) ...
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How to get wine to recognize dll files?

I am trying to get wine to run an exe file of a program that I wrote in windows. Whenever it executes the program, it comes back with a bunch of missing dll files. The problem is that when opening a ...
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I'm not able to boot into windows as well as Live USB is also not working

Recently I was trying to dual boot my windows with Linux mint. After installing Mint from Live USB I removed my USB before it was prompted to. As the result I found 5 entries in the grub menu : 1. ...
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Some SSH User Authentications Fail Amidst a Large Flurry of Such Authentications

I am working with a cluster of 20 hosts, all running CentOS 7.3. I am attempting to create an automated test to check that: Our expected network connectivity is in place Our SSH Single Sign On (SSO) ...
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PHP Apache container continuously opens /proc/*/fd handles

TL:DR: PHP/Apache in docker is continuously creating 'files' in /proc/*/fd/ eventually making the site unusable. We are running a PHP app in docker (php:5.6-apache). We deployed this stack to ...
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centOS “net_status_connection_refused” error

I have a Centos machine in my Active Directory. I try to retieve some information about the Active Directory so I am using the net commands. However I get some errors when I run "net domain" I get : ...
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How to batch reverse resolve ip address with host command under linux?

I pick up ip addresses from the access log, I want to find out where those IP addresses come from. To do this I use this script: cat /var/log/nginx/access.log |awk '{ print $1}'|sort| uniq -c |sort -...
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What Linux command line tool can I use to determine the version and name of a remote DNS?

Bind offers you the ability to change the version, name, and hostname as follow: options { server-id none; hostname none; version "Domain Name Server"; }; What I'm wondering ...
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How can I give my only VGA controller to a virtual machine?

So I have Linux host which is my main OS and a Windows guest OS which I use for doing my Windows work. Sometimes I would like to play an old game (which I'm sure can run on my integrated GPU) or have ...
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Wireless networked device not receiving packets

I'm using create_ap (based on hostapd) to use an old desktop Linux computer as a wireless router. This works fine for my Android smartphone, but not for my two Linux laptops. The connection will stop ...
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Kali linux Virtualbox VPN Is'nt Working

First Thanks for reaching this and trying to help here, I appreciate that. So, I am a beginner ethical hacker and I have got some problem through that. I have downloaded VirtualBox and use Kali Linux ...
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Is it possible not to have an ssh password for a user when coming from a specific network?

I would like to login to ssh without providing a password when connecting from a specific network (I am aware of the risk). Is this something which can be configured? Please note that I am not ...
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Why are SUID/GGUID files usually unreadable?

I have noticed that on linux that SUID binaries, like login su etc do not have read permission set. What is the reason for this? There must be some history behind? Or is it because you can attach a ...
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How can I create an FTP drop box that another user can see?

Disclaimer, I won't lie, am restarting a question I couldn't solve before On Linux I want to create a dropbox where an FTP user can write files (user A), but not see them afterwards, while another ...
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Can't run applications in Wine

I'm using Kali Linux . I want to run Some windows applications in it, through Wine . When I tried to run 'Sentry MBA.exe' , it worked pefectly . But other programs don't run in wine with error that: ...
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How do you ignore all files but not subdirectories with Unison?

I want to sync the content of all subdirectories of a given root but only a few files in the root itself. To do so I would like to ignore all files using the ignore directive (keeping all ...
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Latest Mysql always causes root access denied [on hold]

So I just install a fresh mysql database and used mysql_secure_installation after setting up, I notice I continuously receive access denied even after follow this thread: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Cannot run exe file through terminal using wine

I'm attempting to run a game that I know works through wine on Linux. I cannot open it via right clicking and choosing wine, so I attempted to use the terminal, using wine Lounge.exe and then I get ...
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Removing date and time from Ubuntu lock screen

This will be just a quick one. How to remove date and time from the middle of Ubuntu lock screen?
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Windows 7 Not Installing On Linux VirtualBox

All Steps Working well, Check the Screenshots Below. I have an error, (we couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one) is there any solution for this problem
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How do i setup a vpn server on a vps with only a ipv6 address?

I have a VPS but it only has a dedicated IPv6 address, i want to setup a VPN on it for me to connect to. How can this be achieved ?
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Why `apt-get purge` keeps trying to install things for me?

I try to purge the Oracle Java 8 JDK on Raspbian Stretch: sudo apt-get purge oracle-java8-jdk But it keeps trying to install replacements for me. For example, it keeps telling me "the following NEW ...
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Netcat and waiting until response [on hold]

How would I make netcat telnet a server, send it stdin, wait for the server's reply, and then stop(allow the next command to execute)?
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Execute a script as root when non root user logs in

I've seen this question asked before here and here but they're pretty old and I haven't been able to get any solution to work. Basically I need to run a script or command automatically as root each ...
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virtual box shared directories not showing up in cygwin when ssh'ing into it

I've set up too shared directories (Permanent, Automount) between my Linux Mint host and my Win7/Cygwin guest. On the guest, if I open a cygwin terminal and run mount, they show up as: E: on /...
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Remove boot option in Windows Boot Manager that is not listed in bcdedit

I've accidentally installed grub2win in order to configure a multiboot setup witch a Linux distro. I've figured out that the correct way is to create an EFI partition and install the 'real' GRUB. This ...
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Ssh'ing in and out of a virtualbox guest

I've set up port forwarding and allowed a firewall exception so I can ssh from my Linux Mint host into a Windows7/Cygwin guest. #from linux host hostuser@host$ ssh -p 2222 guestuser@localhost What ...
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How can I backup windows 10 for linux virtualbox?

I am migrating from Windows 10 to Linux. I want to use my current Windows 10 on Linux Virtual Box. How can I create a system image that has all my files and programs? I can back up my windows 10 to ...
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Unable to access internet Kali Linux

I have dual booted my Macbook Pro, connected my Panda Wireless USB adapter, and configured my WIFI, but I am still unable to access the internet on my Kali Linux distribution. I was curious if there ...
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Why is the max size for the boot USB drive 32GB for unRAID OS?

I am assuming this is related to the file system the drive is formatted with, but I can't seem to find this information anywhere. Also, why do they limit the installation of unRAID to only a USB and ...
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auto pagination of terminal output

Octave has a feature to automatically paginate output that is longer than what fits on the screen: How can I achieve the same in a terminal? The accepted answer to a similar question suggests making ...
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Why isn't it possible to run Linux natively on a jailbreakable iPhone? [on hold]

There have been Linux ports to several now-outdated iOS devices, the most recent being the generation based on the Apple A4 SoC (iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod 4G). According to the now-defunct iDroid project ...
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How to use ssh on cpanel server?

I want to entry to my cpanel server, but I can't do it. This is what I did. I am going to the login page of my server on cpanel and I got in. Then: Security -> SSH Access -> Manage SSH Key -> ...
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Changing MAC address temporarily inside LUbuntu or LInux instance

I'm aware of how to change a MAC address in VMWare using the configuration dialog from within the program (or by modifying the vmx/cfg properties file). However, for the purposes of building a ...
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SSH “refused key” only with public IP, works locally

So my issue is that I'm unable to connect to my SSH server (running on Linux Mint Sarah) from my client (Windows 7 via PuTTY). Only works through the local IP. Both server and client are on the same ...
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Server in our network disappeared, we have no idea what to do [on hold]

we have a Debian Linux server in our office, which was connected to our office network. The primary usage for it was to simply back up the information in a way that the big managers (that are located ...
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Removing file throws error: “Too many levels of symbolic links” on Ubuntu 16.04

After updating my linux-headers, I recognized problems with an old version that also blocked apt-get. I tried to remove the sources manually but I'm stuck at this point. cd usr/src/linux-headers-4.13....
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External Harddisk showing unknown, not initialised in Disk Management

I removed my 1 tb external hard disk (Seagate) directly from a windows system and now it is not working anymore. I'm trying to fix it via ubuntu now, and when I try to check it in Disks (gnome utility)...
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Using xmodmap to bind mouse buttons to keys

Is there any way to bind a mouse button (side (8, 9) and wheel (3) ones) using xmodmap? I've tried several things such as xbindkeys with xdotool, EasyStroke... But it seems like I really need ...
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This phenomenon cannot be understood in the /dev/ directory

I have a mobile hard drive Mounted under the openwrt system of the router Then found that it always fell off, Into the system view / dev / directory found, Only one sdc and sdc1 device file, After a ...
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remove a file with corrupted name

So this happened: $ ls ''$'\342\200''abc2.16.5' $ ls | od -c 0000000 342 200 a b c 2 . 1 6 . 5 \n $ ls -il 76236897 -rw-rw-r-- 1 mob users 0 Aug 16 17:52 ''$'\342\200''abc2.16.5' ...
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UEFI / Legacy issue in Boot

I downloaded Linux Mint v19 and successfully installed through legacy boot (why I did it it through legacy, I'll explain later). However, turning on the computer only boots straight into Windows, ...
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Can't connect to IPsec/L2TP on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

I want to access VPN network from my laptop, which runs OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. The problem is that I can't connect with neither NetworkManager, neither configuring anything manually. Logs provided: ● ...
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Can I read NFC tags with neard?

My NFC device pn544 is not supported with libnfc, but it works with the kernel-based support and neard running in user mode [https://01.org/linux-nfc/documentation-list ]. I'm able to detect tags ...
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Why can't I install Windows (7/8 or even 10) on hard disk but had linux before?

I used to have Windows 8.1 on my notebook, but i formatted and installed linux on it. Tried various distros. Everything always went well. Now i want to re-install Windows to make dual boot on it. I ...
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Paste selected text on Windows like on Linux (middle mouse button)

I really like this feature on Linux systems. I want it too on my Windows systems, but I didn't find a proper solution. The solutions I found: -True X-Mouse -AutoclipX -Autohotkey script The ...
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How can I “record” sound directly from an audio file?

What is the easiest way to route an audio output (e.g. a playing song) into the recording input of another application (e.g. discord's microphone input)? I'm looking for a solution that is ...
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Copying to an NTFS filesystem on a remote machine while presevering metadata

I want to copy a bunch of files to a NTFS partition on a remote machine while presevering the file dates. Preserving metadata on a local copy is already tricky on an NTFS filesytem: $ cp -p testfile /...