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Launch application as root user in GNOME

I've got CentOS 6 installed on my server. A few users want to have access to it via VNC, so I installed GNOME separately. Everything works okay, but I want to have possibility to run applications as ...
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HISTTIMEFORMAT modification. In /etc/bash.rc or /etc/profile? [duplicate]

I'd like to add the date/time to the output of the history command in CentOS/RHEL 6. I would like this to apply to all users on the machine by default. This itself is easy. It seems to just be a case ...
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How to find the full path of a file from my Desktop in Centos? [duplicate]

My folders in desktop: My folder name about which I'm interested is Ram: I tried the following command for installing yoono-desktop: [root@localhost mpatil]# tar jxf ...
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Identifying unused repositories in Yum

Is there a way to identify an unused repository in Centos/RHEL? I have quite a few repositories installed on a Centos machine and I'm not sure which ones are actually needed and which ones aren't. ...
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How can I tell if a third-party repository is reputable?

Among other things, I want to install ffmpeg on a CentOS server of mine (just a personal server - nothing too special). I noticed that one set of installation instructions advise to add a DAG ...
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how to install yoono-desktop?

Just now i download yoono-desktop from http://www.yoono.com/desktop_features.html.While trying to install this app it showing error [root@localhost mpatil]# yum install yoono-desktop Loaded plugins: ...
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How to install FileZilla on CentOS?

I downloaded FileZilla from here Now how to install this on CentOS? I used yum install filezilla but it is showing errors like: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security You need ...
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Performance Issue: AWS Medium Linux Instance V/S Hetzner Dedicated Instance

I am testing an AWS Medium Instance with CentOS (AWS AMI) and comparing it with Hetzner's EX40-SSD (http://www.hetzner.de/hosting/produkte_rootserver/ex40ssd). Software setup on both is comparable( ...
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How does KVM set its own netfilter rules?

I've been poking around with KVM VM's on Centos 6.4 and after some hair pulling and copious amounts of trying to break my desk with my head due to not having an internet connection on my VM's, I found ...
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Installed CentOS, Now There is No Windows 8 Options on Restart

I bought a new PC with Windows 8 and wanted to dual-boot linux. I shrank the partition by 50GB in windows, then installed CentOS from a live CD. CentOS is working fine, but I can't boot into ...
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Why env variable are not visible while starting a service

I am wondering why during service start up environment variables are not visible. To be more precise: I created service startup scrip according to LSB spec which starts some java process. For this ...
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Why does getfacl remove the leading / from absolute pathnames?

I'm in the midst of learning about ACL's for Centos/Red Hat 6 and when I run getfacl using an absolute path I of course get among the output: getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names ...
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php Mails not send with in domain

My setup : Our current server 90.0.0.50 [example] which is containing domain testdom.com. testdom.com's MX record points to Google mail. Due to some issues we need to host our domain on some other ...
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Restarting network service for a local VM via SSH

During the course of practicing switching my local VM from static IP to DHCP and vice versa via system-config-network, I decided I didn't like having to access the VM's console through virt-manager ...
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Linux CentOS 5.5 not connecting to Network

I have installed Linux CentOS 5.5. During installation, I configured the LAN driver and gave it an IP address. After installation, I checked the network connection but it shows "not connected". I ...
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Open a port CentOS

I'm new in CentOS and I'm trying to create a little script in Python, something like: $ python -m SimpleHTTPServer If I try to access port 8000 in my web browser, I don't get access, however if I ...
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Yum, force the update of dependencies

I have a package with several dependencies. I updated my repo with the given package and his dependencies but when I'm updating the package dependencies are not updated since the required versions are ...
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CentOS test page and .htaccess

When I use the line below in the .htaccess file, I get the apache CentOS test page. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d How can I fix this?
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How to install Sun/Oracle Java 1.6 onto centOS 6 using only textmode?

So, after a few days of struggle I have yet to be successful in installing Sun/Oracle java 1.6 onto my CentOS. The issues seem to be as follows No sun java 1.6 package available in repo due to ...
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Why is NetworkManager attempting to control an interface script that doesn't exist?

I'm showing hundreds of frequently repeated entries in /var/log/messages that don't make sense. More below the example. Here's an example, which is repeated ad nauseam in the log file: Oct 15 ...
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CIFS mount fails when read is interrupted

I have a functioning CIFS mount from CentOS 6.4, 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.x86_64, to a Windows file server. If I hit Ctrlc while doing some IO intensive (like fgrep -r), then the mount (and all other ...
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openvpn[]: Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file

when trying to service openvpn start Oct 12 14:02:01 ccushing1 openvpn[9091]: Options error: In [CMD-LINE]:1: Error opening configuration file: devnet-client-vm.conf running openvpn ...
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Intermittent ssh denial

The main server in my network (nothing less...) plays tricks with its ssh connectivity. It is a CentOS 6.4/64 (runs as KVM-based virtualization host with a dozen VMs on it). It receives its IP via ...
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CentOS restore firewall after `service iptables panic`

My friend and I were doing some firewall configurations and in the meanwhile he thought it was a good idea to type service iptables panic. Now we cannot put the firewall back on the original state ...
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Globally change path for all users, even in cron

We're setting up an SGE cluster with CentOS 6. My sysadmin is installing applications that are not installed via RPM (i.e. via other means like make install) should go in a non-standard directory, in ...
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error: “net.inet.ip.fastforwarding” is an unknown key

I've been doing some research into improving performance for OpenVPN and I found out about setting fastforwarding to 1 but when I tried I got the error error: "net.inet.ip.fastforwarding" is an ...
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SSH connection establishment too slow [duplicate]

I'm having issues while connecting to my Local Centos 6.3 VM with 500 MB ram. Below is the output of ssh -vvv localhost connection: OpenSSH_6.3, OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading ...
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How To Install Thunderbird 24.0 on centos

How do I update thunderbird to latest version 24 on centos 6.3 (final) 64bit. I cannot find any good tutorial on installing it on centos. Merely copying and pasting the 'thunderbird' folder in ...
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CentOs eth2 wont start on reboot

I have Cent OS 6.4 inside my virtualbox with two ethernet devices. One is connected to the internet with NAT, the other is connected to the internal network. here is my eth2 config file cat ...
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Centos6.4 Kickstart stuck at %POST

I have the below kickstart %post, but it hangs at the Post Installation Screen. Any thing I had missed or done wrongly? Thanks. %post --log=/root/my-post-log ( echo "# Running Post Configuration #" ...
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Where is ACL data technically stored?

I'm studying ACLs and am confused on where this information technically resides. Is this just technically just meta data from inodes?
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Why can't ACLs block users from having access to their own home directory?

CentOS 6.x In the process of studying ACLs, I came across this blurb in my training documentation: However with ACLs, you can't deny access for a user to his home directory While I can't think ...
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Broken sudo on amazon web services ec2 linux centOS

So I had no idea of the dangers of messing with the /etc/sudoers file, and was just trying to make a simple change in there. However, I seem to have put something with incorrect syntax in there, ...
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CentOS 6 and Fedora Repositories

I did a Google search and couldn't find the specific answer to my questions. I know CentOS and Fedora are extremely similar. Would a Fedora repository (i.e. ...
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Not able to install Nautilus Terminal

I am using centOS Release 6.4(Final) and GNOME 2.28.2. System information is Linux localhost 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Jun 12 03:34:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I ...
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CentOS 6 - No Updates

I've had a CentOS 6.3 VM set up for some time now, but I'm not seeing any updates when I run yum check-update, or yum list-security. There has to be something (especially with Apache/MySQL!). If I ...
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kickstart bootloader --driveorder configuration

I use a kickstart file for a customized install CentOS. On certain machines, if a memory stick is in the USB port, it fails because it tries to install CentOS on the memory stick. Kickstart current ...
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Computers are restarting spontaneously and simultaneously, how do I find the cause?

I have two computers that spontaneously shut down and rebooted (this happened more than once), both are identical hardware and were installed from the same image (CentOS 5). They are controlling some ...
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jemalloc and other errors making redis on centos 6.4

I am setting up a new, dedicated, centos 6.4 system with redis. I have installed redis many times, but have never hit this issue (and have never been on centos 6.4 before). cd redis-2.6.16 sudo make ...
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Firewall config prevents hibernate connecting to postgres in CentOS6.3

I have an operating environment in CentOS 6.3 that has tomcat7 and postgres9.2 installed. There is just one web application deployed in tomcat that tries to establish a connection from localhost to ...
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ERROR: could not find driver after changing from mysql to mariadb

mysql was working fine but I wanted to give mariadb a try on a new server I have going. However I am having an issue where all my php websites seem to have issues communicating with mariadb. Webmin ...
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replace xen kernel with non xen kernel

I have a virtual appliance in Xen format (XVA) that I wish run to on another hypervisor (MS Hyper-V). What have I done so far: I have converted the XVA to OVF using XenConvert, this resulted in a vhd ...
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Centos VM network configuration problems [closed]

Hi I am new to this stuff and confused. I have a CentOS VM and I cannot get it to see the outside world. I have a bridged adapter. I have tried NAT and a host only network. /etc/sysconfig/network: ...
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What are the pros and cons to editing iptables configuration file vs adding rules via the iptables command

I am working with a product on CentOS that occasionally needs to automatically add and remove rules from the iptables configuration. For example, during an update, we want to explicitly refuse ...
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Any guides for dummies to setting up a VPN?

I am looking for a guide to setting up a VPN on a VPS, most of the guides don't explain certain elements and I've been left feeling clueless halfway through them. For example when I was installing ...
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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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error using yum in centos 6

my yum command used to work fine , but now , when I try to use it , it gives me an error : file:///home/user/repo/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read ...
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Access a NTFS external drive in centos [duplicate]

Is there any way to access a external hard drive with NTFS format in CEntOS 6.2 ?
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how to investigate Firewall blocked outbound TCP

CentOS webserver with CSF (Config Server Firewall) running. Blocking all outbound / Inbound traffic except listed ports 80 81 22 21 etc. for web, mail & FTP services etc. I'm use to seeing heaps ...
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How are ACL permissions processed and in what order do they apply to a given user action?

CentOS 6.4 I'm trying to better understand how filesystem ACL rules are processed and in what order ACL rules apply. For example, let's say users bob and joe belong to a group called sales. Let's ...