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CPU idle is high, but processes are struggling to keep up as if the cpu is under heavy load

My centos is barely usable. Often times the terminal becomes totally unresponsive for several seconds, but that may just be lag from ssh, which would be strange because my server is connected to a ...
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RPM Says Shared Object Is Missing But I Can Find It With ls

Having a problem installing an openssh rpm I hand-rolled today: [root@local_host ]# rpm -i openssh-6.7p1-1.i386.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libcrypto.so.1.0.0 is needed by ...
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How to put dracut to initframs?

I try to make SElinux permissive. I changed the config from disabled to permissive. However, I guess it does not recognize that change. In the red hat web site, It says : If the system was ...
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Why arent the USB ports working on my install of centOS 5.10?

I have installed centOS 5.10 on a recently purchased desktop computer. The brand is SION, it is a clone. Motherboard: GIGABYTE J1800 (2.41 GHz) When I boot up the machine, this error keeps coming ...
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Globally change terminal background in centos 7

This has been frustrating me. I've done a ton of googling, can globally change text in terminal using .bashrc, but I cant figure out how to change the white background to black. Going to terminal ...
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Automounting NTFS Hard drive in Centos 7

I am using Centos 7. I have a question. I have a NTFS formatted drive which i want to automount when i login. Right now i need to always click on hdd name on my computer windows and entering root ...
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How do I disable the creation of the rescue boot image on CentOS?

To make a long story short, my (CentOS 7) server's /boot is too small (100MiB) to hold 2 kernels plus the automatically generated rescue image. I want to avoid the hassle of repartitioning and ...
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authenicate OpenSUSE 10.2 client to CentOS 6.6 LDAP server

In our company, we have a network where I installed a working LDAP server for our CentOS 6 servers (FTP/WEB/Pydio/VOD/etc servers) about 25 of them. All working perfectly with LDAP authentication. ...
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What should the permissions be for website files?

I've locked down my CentOS web server so root can't SSH in. My website directories, and files are owned by root. So when I upload files, it's a two step process. I upload them with WinSCP to my /home ...
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Cron job running at 12.00 AM despite changing its time

I have only one cron configured in cPanel for WHMCS to run once per day at 12.00 AM. The cron sends daily activity logs to my email. A problem came up recently in which cron job activity logs sent ...
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Putty not asking for Two Factor Authentication Code

I'm running a CentOS 7 server. So I've installed Two Factor Authentication with Google Authenticator a while back and all was well. However I can't access my server at the moment over SSH. PuTTY and ...
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Separating SAS from SATA drives

I have to list all SAS drives and separately list all SATA drives, I'm working on CentOS6 and tried lots of commands which will give some specific information about bus of disks. Let me show you ...
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How to map a sata device name to a physical sata interface for RAID systems

I have a system with 10 SATA ports, and another SATA as the boot disk. The 10 SATA ports make up 5 software RAID1 arrays. The RAID disks may be removed between boots, and swapped in with arbitrary ...
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Install FreeRADIUS - talloc library not found

I'm trying to install the latest FreeRADIUS on CentOS 6.6. I'm getting this error: [...] checking for _talloc in -ltalloc in /opt/lib... no configure: WARNING: talloc library not found. Use ...
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ubuntu Kernel panic while installing CentOS 7 in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with Xubuntu desktop 14.10 , and I installed VirtualBox and updated it to the latest version . I'm trying to install CentOS 7 (source downloaded from the official site) as a VM, ...
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Big trouble : rpm empty db, install V3 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key BAD, YumRepo Error

I'm little tired because I have spent hours solving problems, and can't find a solution on Centos 6.6. I have many troubles: rpm db is empty: try googling, find restore process, but always empty ...
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How to install thunderbird 31.4 on centos7

I'm trying to install the thunderbird 31.4 on centos7. What I done: Downloaded from that link: Thunderbird Page tar -xvjf ..... cd thunderbird; ./thunderbird The error: bash: ./thunderbird: ...
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How can I have a bridge that uses DHCP?

I have set up a linux box (centos 7) to use for virtualizing some servers. I have set up a bridge, but I need to do it with DHCP, but it doesn't seem to like it. The reason I need DHCP is because ...
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Why does CentOS notifies me “Login with home=/” althought home directory is created already?

Let me clarify my question. I have a CentOS 6 virtual machine, with /home directory mounted on a logical volume (formed by 2 virtual HDDs). I used this command to create a new user named user03 ...
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Cannot update new kernel for CentOS 7 although the server have space enough

I try to update kernel on my CentOS 7 but the yum say there is no space enough on /boot although /boot have 343 MB as show below: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 477M 105M 343M ...
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how to install kdm on CentOS 7

I installed CentOS 7, first I installed group "KDE Plasma Workspace", then I installed "GNOME Desktop", after that, I found only gdm existed. and which kdm returns nothing, yum provides kdm only ...
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CentOS server to be used to internally issues

I have a CentOS 6 server here in our IT dept. and I want to install Nagios on it for some more network and enterprise insight. It has a internal IP that matches the network scheme as well as a ...
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Get current timezone on Centos 7

On previous version of centos , i used the following command to get the current timezone in my bash script timezone=$(sed 's/ZONE=//g' /etc/sysconfig/clock) Output is "America/New_York" How can i ...
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Common user to modify files owned by 'other' users

I would like to understand how to use the permission system in CentOS to achieve the following: The system has the following users: user1 user2 user3 And the following directory structure.. ...
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kvm console not working at login [centos on centos]

When I run the following $su $virsh console myvm I keep getting login incorrect , even though I'm typing the correct password. In fact, it does work if I use virt-viewer. What could it be?
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Why I am getting this dependency error?

I try to install Shibboleth service provider to Centos 7. However, I get this error: Error: Package: shibboleth-2.5.3-1.1.x86_64 (security_shibboleth) Requires: ...
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Apache2 'Server' header reports wrong openSSL version

Does anyone know where the Apache 'Server' header pulls the openSSL version from (file location/directory)? I am expecting openssl-1.0.1j but apache is reporting openssl-1.0.1g (system's openssl ...
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Creating and mounting a new file system on CentOS

On my CentOS machine I have to create a new partition/file system, not sure which one I need to be honest I am a little bit confused about it all. If someone could explain it and walk me through it ...
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Is it good to have multiple version of Linux Kernel?

Once, I was installing some kernel patches & something went wrong on a live server where we had hundreds of clients. Only one kernel was there in the system. So, the server was down for some time, ...
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use different java version to run two programs

I installed two JAVA JREs on my new CentOS since Cassandra needs java7u25 or later while iReport needs to work with 1.6. Now how do I launch each program from command line telling each program which ...
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Centos 6.6 can't install couchdb from EPEL repository

the issue is about unavailability of couchdb package in EPEL. Has somebody faces the same issue? yum repolist gets Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities Loading mirror speeds from cached ...
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What is the difference between these three java installations?

yum install -y java-1.7.0 yum install -y java-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64 yum install -y java-1.7.0-openjdk-devel I have referred few more and this Link. There is a comment openjdk.x86_64 ...
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Enable 1440p on CentOS 6 (VirtualBox Guest)

I'm attempting to increase my resolution to 1440p on an existing CentOS VM. Currently, the display options only show up to 1080p under CentOS (guest OS, screenshot here), but I am able to run 1440p on ...
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Create folder as Apache with user add Centos

I have a windows drive that's mounted onto my Linux server. PHP and Apache web server needs to create folders on the windows drive with (mkdir) but I get permission error. I have mounted my windows ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Centos 7 on seperate drives

I want to create a dual boot pc with Windows 8.1 and Centos 7. But i dont want to install both OS on the same drive. I have two SSD's. I want to install windows on the first SSD and Centos 7 on the ...
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RHEL 7 (CentOS 7) security / ssh / sshd_config advise requested

I am not a sysadmin and try to create a more or less secure web server (LAMP based CentOS 7). I read several tutorials about setup an initial CentOS 7 droplet and got everything running fine. ...
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Iptables rules for remote mysql server

I have a local mysql database on a centos server which causes a lot of load because there are a lot of queries made towards it. I want it hosted on its own server but i dont want every single ...
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Bridge does not get IP via DHCP at boot

I'm running CentOS 7. I'm not running NetworkManager, and I've actually uninstalled it. My system is supposed to acquire an IPv4 address via DHCP on br0 at boot. Howver, when I log in, it has no ...
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how are runlevels from CentOS 6 chkconfig translated for CentOS 7 systemctl?

How would I translate the following command from CentOS 6 to run in CentOS 7? chkconfig --level 345 dovecot on My first guess is to type the following instead: systemctl enable dovecot But ...
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can i get imap access using just postfix and mailx?

I have postfix and mailx installed on a CentOS 7 server. I am able to send and receive email from the command line using the mailx command. I am also able to read email in each user's inbox using ...
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How to install evince on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406

On my CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 the PDF reader doesn't render image colours correctly that's sent from MacOSx/CS Adobe Acrobat. Is there a way to install Evince with Yum on this particular ...
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Exim Systemd Service Times out

I have compiled EXIM from source and am trying to get it to run as a service on Centos 7. I created my own exim.service file. The EXIM process starts when I run systemctl start exim but systemd ...
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installing Centos 7 and configure RAID 10

I had a system with 4x500GB HDD and a 16GB pendrive. I would like to build a homeserver with RAID 10. Currently i use nas4free. But i am planning to setup a local file server as well as a webserver. ...
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Ananconda kickstart

I am trying to use packer to build a virtual-box image using kickstart however the ananconda install fails due to lack of installation source and no software selection my kickstart script is shown ...
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How to access KVM guest console without password?

How can I configure a KVM guest running CentOS to allow passwordless console access from the hypervisor? I want to be able to use the following command to log straight in to the VM from the hypervisor ...
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How to disable automatic updates in CentOS 7?

CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) / Linux 3.10.0-123.13.2.el7.x86_64 Last week, I noticed that when I tried to restart, there was an option to Install Updates & Restart. I do not recall ...
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What does EL5 and EL6 means in term of packages?

I am new to CentOS and I am using it because Citrix XenServer is running on it. [root@xen01 shm]# uname -a Linux xen01 2.6.32.43-0.4.1.xs1.8.0.855.170800xen #1 SMP Mon Jul 21 05:12:35 EDT 2014 i686 ...
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Is there a “supported” way in RHEL/CentOS 7 to union-mount a directory tree on top of an NFS mount point?

I have an NFS share containing almost 500 chrooted (s)ftp user's home directories. This NFS share is mounted on several FTP servers forming a highly available FTP cluster. I would like to enable ...
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unable to view postfix email from centos 7 command line, why not?

I have postfix installed on a development box and I used the parameters from this other posting to configure postfix to work on localhost only. But the other posting does not explain how to send ...
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Is there a correlation between CentOS and RHEL versions?

I am trying to install an HP NC364T (4 port ethernet adapter) onto a machine running CentOS 7, however HP only supplies drivers built for RedHat, SCO, SUSE, Sun and Solaris. I know CentOS is intended ...