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Is CentOS exactly the same as RHEL?

I'm sure this question has been asked again and again elsewhere (I did not find anything specific to CentOS vs RHEL in SE), but I would still like to ask and confirm a few specific points. I am well ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU# stuck for x seconds

I've seen a few bug reports and questions (on stackexchange and elsewhere) regarding a nagging "BUG: soft lockup - CPU#<n> stuck for <dt>s!". So far, I haven't found any clue as to what ...
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How to install g++ 4.7.2 & c++11 on CentOS 5.x?

I'm trying to install the latest stable g++ and c++11. My host did it through yum install and thought that it was the latest, but it's not, and they are now saying that this is beyond their level of ...
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How to create a FTP user with specific /dir/ access only on a Centos / linux installation

So I'm on a VPS - CentOS Linux installation. I have vsFTPd on the server. I currently have SFTP access to the server via my root user, but am now trying to create a new user with FTP access to a ...
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Package bash-completion missing from Yum in CentOS 6

I am trying to get tab-completion working in Yum in CentOS 6 (so I can do something like yum install firefo<TAB> and get back firefox), and I have found many tutorials which say to simply do yum ...
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“Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible” / Apache on CentOS 6

I've got a brand new CentOS 6 installation, which has a symlink in the document root to my development files: [root@localhost html]# ls -l total 4 -rwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 0 Sep 18 20:16 index.html ...
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CentOS doesn't know what the internet is

So I've done my share of investigating this problem... I just recently created a CentOS 6 VM on my LinuxMint box using VirtualBox. I left all the recommended values the same upon creation (8GB HDD, ...
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( /etc/sysconfig/iptables ) “Manual customization of this file is not recommended.” Why?

Editing this file directly /etc/sysconfig/iptables can save me so much headaches so much time and so on... and yet on the very top of the file it says.. Manual customization of this file is not ...
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OpenSSL Package Rebuild CentOS 6.4 [closed]

Rebuilding openssl with Elliptic Curves on CentOS 6.4 The strategy is: 1) Download the "official" CentOS source package (.src.rpm) 2) Modify the .spec file to enable elliptic curves. (change no-EC ...
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How do I combine two logical volumes that reside on a single physical volume in LVM?

I have two logical volumes, one is mounted as /, the other is mounted as /home. I want to combine them, because the / volume is constantly running out of space. (Yes, I know what's using all that ...
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Xvfb or Firefox throwing errors & gratuitously logging

per the answer to this question, I'm running Xvfb to make a virtual display so firefox will run on my CentOS server. (I don't need to see firefox or do any actual key or screen input/output with ...
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Are there additional ways to protect SSH connections besides firewall and RSA Keys?

Sometimes I don't have a static IP and need to administrate my web server remotely. I'm looking for any additional layers of protection I could add to make opening port 22 safer. Currently I have ...
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No network connection in CentOS 6.3 Minimal under VMWare Player

I'm trying to replicate in VMWare Player the exact same conditions I have under my Dedicated Server for testing purposes. Now, the thing is that that when I try to install something, or ping ...
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yum - list configure flags/options used to compile package

How can I see a list of flags/options used to configure and compile a certain package in yum, without having to install it first? Say apache, for example. $ yum list available httpd Available ...
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yum update fails: Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository …

I'm using CentOS 6.3. When I try to update my system with yum I have this message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirrors.ircam.fr * ...
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How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware?

I have a CentOS 5 virtual machine and I added 20GB more to disk size. How do I initialize and extend the available space? I'm new to Linux, so what should I do? I tried loading GParted as well, ...
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bridged networking with kvm

I'm trying to get a guest virtual machine connected to my network using bridging. I've come across a couple of resources online, but they seem to be out of date, deal with xen or Ubuntu or don't seem ...
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Configuring OpenVPN to use Firewalld instead of iptables on Centos 7

I need some help configuring OpenVPN on Centos 7 using firewalld. I used iptables on Centos 6.5 and only had to add the following lines to /etc/sysconfig/iptables: -A POSTROUTING -s "10.0.0.0/24" ...
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chkconfig bootup script failing, script runs good manually

I recently purchased a vps and I attempted to create a startup/restart script to start up my java program. I am running CentOS 6. The script works if I execute it manually with this command: ...
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How to add an item to the Applications menu?

How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4? Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu. How can I add ...
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Start network service at boot time on CentOS

I've recently reinstalled CentOS onto a computer of mine. I have OpenSSH Server on it now, as did I before I reinstalled the operating system. Here's the difference: Before, SSH started without even ...
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...
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Issues in XRDP installation on Cent OS 6.5

I already went through the similar issue tracked in Installing XRDP on Cent OS 6.5, however it haven't helped me to fix. I am using MAC and trying to install XRDP in CentOS release 6.5 (64 bit). So ...
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How can I know which IRQ is responsible of high CPU usage

I've moved a server from one mainboard to another due a disk controller failure. Since then I've noticed that constantly a 25% of one of the cores goes always to IRQ however I haven't managed myself ...
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How to tell rsyslog to create log file if not there?

Default behaviour by rsyslog is to append traces to an existing log file. Now, I've seen (CentOs, Scientific Linux) that when rsyslog is already running, you delete the log file (e.g. the one ...
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Is it possible to add an item to the Nautilus right click menu?

I want to add an item to my right click menu, and run a command when a user clicks on it. I'm using Centos 6.2, is it possible? If yes please tell me how I can do this.
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What prevents a machine from responding to pings?

I have a CentOS release 5.4 linux box on Amazon EC2 that I'm trying to set up to be monitored via Nagios. The machine is in the same security group as the nagios server, but it seems to be ...
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Giving some users only SSH and shell access with limited resource usage

I'm trying to make a user that can access my server through SSH and allow it to have a shell, limited to using only, say screen and irssi. And it shouldn't it be able to see other directories except ...
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xsetroot, xterm and twm are not found when starting XRDP/Xvnc (on Cent OS)

I am trying to install xrdp service on one my VPS server, and though all installed successfully I get following error after connecting via Windows MSTSC service. Following are the resources I have ...
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Is it possible to create a directory and file inside /proc/sys?

I am running CentOS 6.2 and I need to create a subdirectory named "crypto" inside /proc/sys. Inside /proc/sys/crypto, I need to create a file named test which contains the value "1". I have tried ...
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Two ways to lock a password but only one to unlock

CentOS 6 Linux has two ways to lock a password: passwd -l usermod -L Today I found out, that they do something different. passwd writes two exclamation marks into the shadow file. # passwd -d ...
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Does segfaults mean bad memory

This is a brand new server with a new install and fresh compile of Apache/PHP with nothing crazy. Just a WordPress site hosted and I get the following. Could this just mean bad RAM? If so how can I ...
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SSH Login doesn't work using a key Without Password?

Agent admitted failure to sign using the key I'm working on centos6.5(32bit) and I have tried to ssh log in without Password Using ssh-keygen & ssh-copy-id? the steps that I have done: first I ...
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CentOS - Issue with write permissions

I am running CentOS 6.4 and I have installed Wordpress on it. (along with LAMP) Now the problem is, that I cannot make any write changes to any files in the wordpress editor: eg. header.php, ...
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Xen, bridge and multiple IPs on CentOS

There's a new server that is assigned 5 IP addresses. I want to use Xen to run several VMs with various services. This is my first attempt to install Xen, I use this tutorial as a guideline. Stuck ...
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/proc/sys/kernel/hung_task_timeout_secs error

I am building a CentOS 6.2 webserver on a Hyper-V Cluster and have hit a major issue. The current setup is this: Operating System: CentOS 6.2. Minimal Server Install Installed software includes: ...
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gparted live CD can't resize a partition?

I recently ran out of space on a VirtualBox VM (CentOS guest) managed by Vagrant. It was using a .vmdk image, so I couldn't dynamically resize it. Following these instructions, I cloned the old image ...
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Trying to update php on CentOS 5.7

Apologies in advance - I'm not a good Linux user by any stretch of the imagination. I have a CentOS 5.7 dedicated server on which I host a few websites. I currently have php 5.2.10 installed, but ...
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Avoid pause during dm-raid initialization

On my CentOS 5 workstation I get a few seconds wait after dm-raid45 has been loaded ("Initializing Driver" or something like that). This seems to be part of the initrd. After that the system boots ...
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Yum update error: “can't start new thread”

I found several posts on this, but none of them work. When I do yum update, I get the error thread.error: can't start new thread; full stacktrace follows: [root@ripper234 ~]# yum update Loaded ...
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How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7?

I have recently installed CentOS 7(Minimal Install without GUI) and now I want to install a GUI environment in it. How can I install Desktop Environments on previously installed CentOS7 without ...
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Best way to create RAID on an existing system drive

I want to add another disk as RAID 1 to test my database performance. I am trying to not re-do the whole system, is it possible? Currently I have a single 1TB HDD with one 100GB system partition (and ...
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make permanent virtual interface?

I want to have two IPs sharing the same interface and it's just working fine by creating a virtual interface using the following command (eth0 is my original interface): ifconfig eth0:0 ...
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CentOS use .pac file as proxy

I have to use a proxy with authentication to connect to the Internet. But I can't find any solution for this. I have modify my yum.conf, with a lot of possibilities: ...
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Installing vpnc on CentOS

I'm currently attempting to establish a vpn connection, but I am unable to install a vpn client. I assumed installation would be as simple as sudo yum install vpnc, but CentOS is unable to find the ...
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Upgrading CentOS 6.3 to 6.5

[Note: I manually moved this here from StackOverflow] I'm trying to update CentOS 6.3 to 6.5. If it matters, I'm doing this inside VBox 4.3.8, on a Mac running OSX 10.9.2. Following directions found ...
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How to add my own created certificate authority to system trusted repositories

I was told that I can add my created CA to trusted repositories/authorities in my system instead of adding it from browser and configuring in in ssl.conf. Yet I can't find anything similar on the ...
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Guide to installing Xen on CentOS 5.9 (That is still valid)

I need an idiots guide to installing Xen Hypervisor on CentOS 5.9 We attempted to install it on 6.3 before, but completely failed, so we reverted to 5.9 to see if we had more luck. We had issues ...
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httpd-devel requires outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3

httpd-devel requires an outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3 x86_64 and Apache/2.2.15. It wants 2.12-1.80.el6 and I have 2.12-1.80.el6_3.3.x86_64 installed (via CentOS @update repo) Here is ...
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Clone OS to a smaller drive

I would like to copy/clone/move my CentOS (which is on a 20GB hard drive) to a smaller hard drive (5GB)... Can someone tell me how to do this?