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Run 2 instances of xinit with output to separate video out

I have a video card with 2 video outputs. I want to run 2 instances of xinit and draw 2 different displays. I want one display to be output to one video out and the other to go to the other video out. ...
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how to make LVMs at available boot? kernel panic - dracut cannot find logical volumes after kernel upgrade in CentOS 6.6

I have a centoOS 6.6 vmware vm that I ran yum update on which upgraded the kernel after reboot, I started getting this: dracut Warning: No root device "block:/dev/vg_myhost/lv_root" found dracut ...
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SSD installed, but shows as HDD in command output

Strange issue here. I have a 480GB SSD drive installed in this server. I installed it myself. I see it, it's there. But, I'm getting an incorrect output on a typically used command to determine if ...
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Install CentOS 7 through IBM IMM2

I'm trying to remotely install CentOS 7 (using the "Everything ISO" from official download page) on an IBM server with IMM2 (Integrated Management Module 2) using the Remote Control single-user mode ...
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Systemcrash suexec forkbomb.sh ulimits

i got this script named fork.sh: #!/bin/sh forkbomb() { forkbomb | forkbomb & } ; forkbomb if i call it trough suexec my whole system will consume 99% cpu. to prevent a normal bash forkbomb i ...
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Connect to Samba Share across OpenVPN tunnel

I've recently setup OpenVPN for remote connection to our CentOS 6 file server. Server Static IP: 10.0.0.66 Remote OpenVPN IP: 10.8.0.1 However when using the OpenVPN connection I am unable to ...
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how do I migrate liferay from one server to another?

I'm trying to migrate liferay to another server (both are linux machines, and I'm using the CE bundle with tomcat7). I moved over the entire folder. This is not enough, because usernames/passwords ...
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Can anyone please help debug these ata error messages?

my Centos 6 server has been playing recently in that it seems to freeze up and lose network access. I've been getting a load of ata5 error messages in the log and after some digging have determined ...
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I can not install MySQL using yum on Centos7

I've installed centos7 recently, but, when I am trying to install MySQL using the command: yum install mysql-community-server I keep getting Exiting on user cancel while I am not hitting any ...
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Centos 7 - Recover mysql db from data files .frm and .ibd

I have migrated my operating system from Windows to Centos 7 without getting backup of mysql through mysqldump. Now I have mysql data files .frm and .ibd . I want to migrate them How can I migrate ...
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CentOS 7 - Rename network interface without rebooting

I'm renaming network interfaces by modifying the files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. eth0 -> nic0 eth1 -> nic1 The content of the the network scripts looks like this, after modification: # ...
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Error running startx on CentOS via SSH

Whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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Help about CentOS 7 apps & Driver [closed]

I'm using pc for several years but never tried Linux so I'm quite noob in this field. I'm using Autodesk maya, Nuke & will learn houdini very soon. I found that linux works faster for this apps so ...
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Problem with usb's on CentOS

I have problem to recognize my USB devices on the CentOS 5.9(Final). Here are all the appropriate commands to help me debug me problem. dmesg | grep usb usbcore: registered new driver usbfs ...
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I2C driver support baud rate parameter

I have several test machines running CentOS release 6.5 (Final) and we are using Python 3.3 using the SMBus package to communicate over the SMBus (e.g., I2C). We are using the i2c-dev module. The ...
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How can I resolve “duplicates” in yum?

In a moment of confusion and impatience, I severely damaged my OS. Here's the deal... System: CentOS 7 Problem: essential packages like SAMBA do not work, and yum will not do anything. How it ...
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PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_pconnect() in

PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function mysql_pconnect() in I'm using php version 5.3. server centos 6 I installed php-mysql. i don't know much about centos. Another server which is centos 5.9 ...
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Limit system processes using cgroups

My server runs several dozens of processes that are not in my control (mostly monitoring software). According to my application logs, sometimes some of the third party processes try to allocate too ...
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What regulates user privileges for the `mount` command?

My installation of CentOS 6.5 has stopped auto-mounting DVDs in KDE (default) X Window desktop environment (e.g. with all the KDE helper functions). Trying to troubleshoot this unexpected change in DE ...
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“Error uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A” during boot centos 7 on toshiba

I have toshiba Satelite model (C50 1001C model number) laptop. When I start it is giving 1.643361 [drm:cpt_serr_int_handler] *ERROR* uncleared PCH FIFO underrun on transcoder A 1.643363 [drm ...
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GNOME 3: bottom panel window order

I have centos 7.1. At bottom panel opened windows (running applications) are represented (ex: openoffice, thunrderbird, terminal). Question one - How can I change the order of these opened windows ...
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linux commandline can connect but webserver (or php) can't connect

We can connect to a specific url with linux (centos 6) commandline (curl, wget,...) But we can't connect to it by webserver (apache) or php. I did 'setenforce 0' command, after that webserver and ...
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PHP version info missing from Apache log on startup

I am building a LAMP server (CentOS 6.6), using a current server at work as a roadmap (CentOS 6.4). After installing PHP 5.5.24 and a lot of other modules (mod_nss, mod_perl, etc), everything seems ...
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How long will Redhat / CentOS support the init system

Now that systemd the preferred way to start system services in CentOS 7, can anyone tell me in which release the init system will be completely removed? i.e no support for init scripts whatsoever?
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Can start custom systemd service, can't enable it

I want to create a daemon of Telegram-cli (https://github.com/vysheng/tg). I have created the file /etc/systemd/system/telegram.service with the following contents: [Service] Type=simple ...
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ssh 3des private key encrypt and decrypt

i have converted my ssh private key with 3des encryption openssl pkcs8 -topk8 -v2 des3 -in ~/.ssh/id_rsa.old -out ~/.ssh/id_rsa how do I remove encryption and get the old key?
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Postfix Mail Relay Server with TLS

I currently have Postfix set up on a Centos 6 server, as a simple forwarding service. Currently in /etc/postfix/main.cf I have set the following: smtpd_client_restrictions = ...
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Centos 7 FTP Hidden Directory Issue

After setting up Centos 7 with a web server standard install and LAMP stack. I installed vsftpd. Everything works fine and configured it to accept passive to enable gui ftp programs. However, when ...
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

As title says, I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear. ...
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xterm window positioning

I want a shortcut to start an xterm window with specified number of columns and rows and from the specified starting points. I have CentOS 6.6 and the xterm's version is: X.Org 6.8.99.903(253). I ...
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error: cant't find command linux when booting system

I need some help with a problem when booting. Recently I've installed CentOS 7 on my pc, previously I had debian 7 and manjaro installed. When I installed manjaro I overwrote the bootloader of debian ...
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why nginx holds file descriptions of logs?

on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6 (Santiago) nginx version: nginx/1.0.15 I use common nginx logrotate config, logrotate works fine and nginx creates new log file like access.log or ...
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iptables not getting saved ? centos

I am trying to save the iptables, when I run command #service iptables save it says [ok] but when I again open the iptables the rules get revert to default. Can anyone help me to understand this ...
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CentOS 6 Static IP Address

I've just assigned my CentOS machine with a static IP address using the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 which has the following lines and seems to be working #eth0 config DEVICE="eth0" ...
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How to create permanent ip alias belonging to different subnets in Centos

I followed this link and created few alias ips on my centos 6.5 machine but all these ips belong to same subnet. What I have: My machine: eth0, 10.91.56.3 IP Alias1:eth0:1, 10.91.56.4 IP ...
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Why does my USB modem produce multiple /dev/ttyUSB* files?

I have a single Sierra Wireless USB 308 modem we are using for sending SMS message to, and receiving SMS messages from, customers. When this single device is plugged in, the system creates multiple ...
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How do I troubleshoot these SELinux AVC errors?

Background: I have a CentOS 6 LAMP server. Recently the server has started to become unresponsive every few days. Originally, mysqld would throw a nagios alert and I would be unable to even ssh into ...
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Centos inside Virtualbox — how to set custom resolution?

I have Centos inside Virtualbox. I need custom resolution for my screen. I run xrandr as proposed on the net. New resolution appears in the dropdown. But it doesn't work. Virtualbox addons are ...
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CSF not blocking port when removed from csf.conf

I have removed VNC port 5901 from the csf.conf configuration file and executed a csf -f a csf -x and a csf -e to flush and restart CSF. There is a vncserver running on port 5901 and when doing an ...
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Protected multilib versions: openssl

I'm running on Centos 6.2 x86_64 Trying to install ruby 2.1.2 ---> Package libselinux-devel.x86_64 0:2.0.94-5.2.el6 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: libsepol-devel >= 2.0.32-1 ...
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Autoinstallation of Centos7 (PXE) ends up in booting to the live-DVD login

EDIT: 2015-03-29 16:14 UTC+1: After downloading the images, the VM throws the error "Failed to mount RPC Pipe Filesystem" I am trying to do automatic installation of CentOS 7 via PXE. My PXE server ...
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Email evading my spam filter

I'm having trouble with email evading my Barracuda Spam firewall. I believe the spammers are using my A Record to bypass my MX Record which is what directs email to my Barracuda for processing. How ...
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Preventing automount in CentOS 7

How can I tell CentOS 7 not to mount a new IDE drive (new to the system, but with data I want to examine) the first time I plug it in, so that I can do forensic analysis on it knowing I won't have ...
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Timezone problems with CentOS under VirtualBox

I have the following problem on a CentOS 6.5 system running under VirtualBox v4.2.4 on Windows 7 Pro SP1. date always prints a UTC time but with the correct timezone shown, e.g. if I run date at ...
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32-bit package from a repo that should only contain the 64 bit packages

Trying to a do install of some packages and it seems that it is trying to pull a 32-bit package from a 64-bit repo. Installing for dependencies: cyrus-sasl-lib i686 ...
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How can I extend VMware Partition on Centos 7 using GParted?

I've a problem with increasing a partition from 20GB to 120GB, VMDK file. Here is what I've done: using vmware-diskmanager to increase vmdk file from 20 GB - 120 GB. It's ok. download and boot from ...
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Yum update is not working properly in centos

Yum update is not working.I am not able to ping the external networks too yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile ...
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nginx: [emerg] “server” directive is not allowed here

I get the following error message when trying to configure server: []# nginx -s reload nginx: [emerg] "server" directive is not allowed here in /etc/nginx/conf.d/hello-world.conf:1 Configuration is ...
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Is it possible to convert RHEL to CentOS?

The software vendor that we used has always specified that we should load RHEL on servers we've bought to run their software however they did start to accept CentOS and even now prefer it on new ...
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CentOS 6 interfaces bonding, round-robin instead of active-backup, duplicates frames

Two interfaces, eth0 and eth1 are part of a network bonding bond0 on CentOS 6. All worked well under CentOS 5, but after the upgrade to CentOS 6.6, keeping the same configuration, the network works ...