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Centos 7 boot up with custom kernel problem

I have installed centos 7 on virtualbox machine which has kernel-3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. I am trying to build Linux kernel from kernel sources. I downloaded the kernel source files from: ...
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initramfs / UUID problems after cloning

So I just cloned a Centos7 "everything install" VM to a physical disk using VMWare Workstation and Clonezilla using the instructions here: ...
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How to reset linux centOS 6.0 keyboard shortcuts with custom changes to default one?

On Single Desktop Environment.... I created some custom shortcuts, but currently I want to revert all the changes to default settings (which having no custom changes). Example: created like CTRL + N ...
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Expanding root partition CentOS 6 With using fdisk

I am trying to expand the root partition on a VM which is not using LVM and I do not have (nor want to try and create then use) a disk to boot from. As such I followed what I felt was the logical ...
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Permission problems. Can't retrieve inbox mails from dovecot

I got a VPS server at a webhoster which has CentOS 6.6 as operating system. Because I have multiple domains which are used by various people this server is going to serve multiple roles: nameserver ...
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How to disable sudo related logging for successful command execution under CentOS/Fedora?

You can disable sudo related log messages via adding something like Defaults:juser !syslog to our sudoers file. That is disabling logging to syslog. But under e.g. CentOS/Fedora there is an auditd ...
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Why would whois take up 100% of the CPU?

Running top on my CentOS web server shows an instance of whois running from 99-100% of one of the CPUs. I've not knowingly used whois on this server before, would it be safe just to kill this ...
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iptables hangs at applying rules

I have a set of rules that are supposed to give me the most protection before things like fail2ban and other things are added to the mix. The issue is that although everything checks out in the test, ...
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broken filesets after install VLC via RPMFusion

Needed a media player, followed the link on this site Here is the last part of the YUM output; After following the link above, VLC installed and executed fine, but I was left with broken filesets ...
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Give domain users permissions on cifs shares?

I am using CentOS 6.5 - users authenticate using winbind, all are domain users except for root. /home is mapped to a cifs share on a windows server in /etc/fstab with this line: \\server\home$ /home ...
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linux io stack analysis

I'm trying to understand the Linux IO stack by analyzing blktrace trace. Below is the trace i captured by executing simple fio sequential write with no Direct IO (5 x 8k request size). 8,16 1 ...
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selinux, dovecot and sieve

I've just started learning to configure SELINUX and this morning on my CentOS 6.4 x64 system, with postfix/dovecot/mysql installed, I woke up to the following selinux issue found 1 alerts in ...
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SCSI Tape drive on ubuntu and centos

On ubuntu 12.10 I have those SCSI drives: [1:0:0:0] cd/dvd TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N 0208 /dev/sr0 [2:0:0:0] disk Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 /dev/sdb [2:0:0:1] disk Generic ...
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Traffic getting routed through Apache

for some reason, certain outgoing traffic on my server gets routed to the apache webserver i am running. this problem just started happening. i have the webserver set up to use vhosts, the webserver ...
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pppd issue over serial cable

I'm trying to set up a ppp connection between 2 computers via serial cable, to enable TCP/IP over serial. Computer1 -> USB-Serial Converter -> Serial Cable -> Serial port of Computer 2 On computer ...
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“xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default” for Guest CENTOS 6.6, HOST OS Windows 7 enterprise

I am getting the following errors: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm ...
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Apache (httpd) failing to start on boot - CentOS 7

i've just installed CentOS 7, so still getting to grips with it, but can't seem to figure out why Apache won't start on boot. I have enabled the service via systemctl, and if I start it manually then ...
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Exundelete can't restore the file

I'm trying to restore 2 important tar.gz files I know their directory but extundelete not restoring them although it's giving me the inode number. Loading filesystem metadata ... 2127 groups loaded. ...
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How to tell systemd to start sshd later in the boot sequence?

My sshd_config file specifies it should listen on some specific IP addresses instead of on all IP addresses. The problem is that one of these NICs doesn't come up until later in the boot sequence. ...
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recover lvm formatted partition

I had 2 old drives having LVM installed showing as 1 drive. They were attached by the datacenter to the new server to migrate data but they weren't able to be mounted I tried everything possible until ...
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Install Centos7 with kickstart file fails with “entering emergency mode”

I've created and tested a kickstart file using virtualbox. However, when I try to use the same kickstart file on a different computer, I get "Warning: Could not boot", "Generating ...
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MySQL read only error but permissions set and SELinux AFAICT correct

I am new to MySQL and Linux and because I had issues with an old MySQL version (5.1) I used mysqldump and installed MySQL 5.6. I changed the datadir location by copying everything to the new folder ...
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Do I have a dead NIC?

OK so this is kind of a long one due to command output. Not necessarily in complexity as I'm only showing some basic t-shooting so any feedback would be appreciated. Basically, I have a fairly new ...
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Yum error in Centos : beginner

"Error Type: Error Value: File contains no section headers." I got this error that pops up regurarly. I am really new to centos and am using it for schools work. I must have tried to change ...
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Why is traffic matching the public zone instead of the desired zone?

Trying to self-train on firewalld I set up apache and configured the zones as follows: [root@localhost ~]# firewall-cmd --get-active-zones work sources: 192.168.122.1 public interfaces: ens3 ...
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What's wrong with my NFS setup?

I had previously been able to configure an NFS server on a computer running CentOS 6.6, and to mount the file system in a Virtual Machine with the same OS and using autofs. Last week I did a fresh ...
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GSettings / DConf settings not saved permanently

I have a problem with GSettings /Dconf on my Centos 7 + Gnome Classic box. I'd like to turn the desktop animations off with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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Disable viewing/listing rights to users

I'm new to linux administration and I'm not sure how to search for this problem. When I create a new user, s/he can browse the filesystem. E.g. ll /. How can I restrict the user to a few select ...
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Linux - On boot do push-button-connect to strongest wireless

I'm trying to configure linux (in this case CentOS) to automatically connect to the nearest WiFi via "push-button-connect". This micro computer has no keyboard or display, so the goal is to hit the ...
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Installed coreutils on CentOS for sort --human-readable flag but it still doesn't work

I'm trying to do du -h | sort -h, but my CentOS 5.7 doesn't have -h flag for sort. So I installed coreutils Updated: coreutils.x86_64 0:5.97-34.el5_8.1 Complete! yet sort still doesn't have ...
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How can I reset an unknown root password if a file system check interrupts the startup sequence?

This morning I was helping a fellow admin with a crash that occurred on a CentOS 5.8 VM. Earlier in the day, the underlying SAN hosting various VMs experienced an issue and ultimately caused some ...
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Making static routes persist after a reboot

I have two VLANs (default vlan and vlan 5 for voip). I have 2 interfaces, one for each VLAN. My route table looks like this right now: Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric ...
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Is there way to print the entered password in PAM?

We are using CentOS 6.5. We have a perl script for our automation testing. One of the script login to the user as non-root user and test "su -" command. This test case passes most of the times but ...
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VPN tunnel to two services on two servers?

I've got 2 CentOS 6.5 servers, each running one service: server A: 10.140.54.1/27 running service MySQL port 3306 server B: 10.140.54.2/27 running service httpd port 443 Server B's httpd service ...
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How does ldap work on a client?

This is on CentOS I read the various openldap howto's, they mention /etc/openldap/ldap.conf and editing /etc/nsswitch.conf for example: ...
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IO throughput lower when only a single process using the disk?

I am running a busy cacti server on centos and sometimes the rrdtool process is painfully slow when writing to disk, in HTOP the IO Column would display something between 100-300. I a polling cycle ...
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CentOS invalid system activity files

CentOS 6.5 server has a cron job that converts system activity files to system activity reports once per day. Periodically, sometimes as a one-off, sometimes every day for a week or more, the cron job ...
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Understanding “vncserver -list” with respect to Xvnc processes

I have a pretty standard setup on a Centos 6.5 VM. I've configured VNC sessions to start at boot per CentOS's wiki VNCSERVERS="1:root 2:moe 3:curly" VNCSERVERARGS[1]="-geometry 640x480" ...
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Redhat / Centos 7 Firewalld best practice for pptp or L2TP/IPsec rules

Having a quick look at Centos 7, and though I'd spin up a VPN daemon or 3, but immediately discovered the usual packages aren't yet in the core repositories, so had to dig around and found the ...
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Cifs mount a windows share that goes offline

I have a windows share on my workstation that I need on my CentOS 7 server. I have this set up in my fstab as the following: //XXX.XXX.X.XX/Share /mnt/workstation cifs ...
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DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file

I have installed three Linuxes on same laptop and same VirtualBox and this is my success ratio with DNS: HortonWorks & CentOS. Worked for 5 minutes and never after that again. VM image ...
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Ping command results in packet loss

Whenever I ping on my personal computer, nothing gets displayed other than a single statement. Upon stopping execution, I see that several packets were transmitted in the statistics. On top of all ...
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Transparent Proxy

I am setting up attempting to set up a transparent proxy on CentOS using Squid. So far I have managed to filter the content and get it working perfectly. The only issue I am having is getting a form ...
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Linuxwacom xsetwacom/xorg.conf

I have a CentOS 6.2 workstation with linuxwacom 0.21.0 installed. I am trying to map a button on a cintiq tablet to a keyboard key. I can do it successfully using: xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 24HD ...
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How to activate reverse tethering on CentOS 5

Most examples for reverse tethering are for Ubuntu. They go something along these lines: Attach smartphone Configure usb0 Start reverse tethering on the smartphone Use the PC network via USB from ...
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Matterhorn dead but PID file exists

Installed opencast-matterhorn14 in a Centos 6.5 Machine and after Installation steps while I try to run the Matterhorn using service matterhorn start I keep on getting the same error: ...
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Samba instructions work on CentOS 6.5, but not CentOS 6.3 - permissions in Windows are different

I followed these instructions to install Samba on both a CentOS 6.3 OS and a CentOS 6.5 OS. http://rbgeek.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/how-to-install-samba-server-on-centos-6/ It only seemed to work ...
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Microphone not working on Centos 6.5

I have installed CentOS 6.5 on a Dell Insperion with an Intel chip. I first noticed that my microphone is not working on Skype on CentOS although it was working fine with Windows 7 on the same box. ...
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how to install avxsynth on centos?

i am using centos 6 x86_64 and i am trying to install avxsynth for centos, but it always failed from link page i found that i have to install automake libtool MPlayer sudo apt-get install ...
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NFSv4 which “domain” to put in idmapd.conf?

I'm using NFSv4 but suddenly when the NFS Server got rebooted, all the files on the Clients are having nobody ownerships after the Server is booted and started its whatever services again. Then I ...