The action of modifying a program's behavior, generally by modifying a text file.

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Freeradius: No reply message for Failed Authentications

I have configured freeradius on RHEL 6.5 server for MAC based authentications and for this, I've followed this guide. According to the mentioned guide, I have created authorized_macs file for the ...
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Unexpected Match behavior in sshd_config

I'm trying to configure the following restrictions in my sshd_config: Users with local IP addresses face no restrictions Users with non-local IP addresses, who are in the sftp group, are allowed to ...
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automating CentOS 7 configuration using shell scripts

I notice I spend a lot of time using tutorials to manually configure a CentOS 7 server. How can I convert the manual steps from a tutorial into an automated shell script that can be used to configure ...
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How to disable Xorg right click emulation at runtime

I have a computer (in fact, a Banana Pi Pro) with a touchscreen which I have configured to emulate the right click via xorg.conf: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Touchscreen" Option ...
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Freeradius server for multiple vendor network

We have been using network switches from Enterasys and for logging in to these switches, with AD credentials, we have setup a freeradius server on RHEL 6.5 server, that is working absolutely fine. ...
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Is there a tutorial to set up a shared hosting server?

I can't find a tutorial on how to set up a shared hosting server. The part that I'm missing is the way privileges are set for the webmasters so that they don't see each others directories. ...
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Cannot find HDF5 header files when installing h4toh5 in debian system

when trying to install h4toh5 in a debian system, when configuring using: ./configure CC=/usr/bin/h4cc --with-hdf5=/usr/include/hdf5/serial I am having errors like below checking for ...
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A way to keep dotfiles and configuration with ssh

I'm using vim, tmux and zsh. I love those tools I passed a lot of time to configure those tools, particularly Vim. In my day to day job, I have to access to a lot remote machines. I use ssh to be ...
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Why are certain naming conventions so inconsistent in Linux? [closed]

It seems like the general pool of logging, changelog, readme, and config files in Linux is very inconsistently named. It always makes me wonder, why didn't *nix devs decide on a common file name ...
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CentOS Apache Configuration

In the last couple days I have been setting up a Rackspace CentOS-based webserver which I took over from another developer. Amongst other things, I noticed that in the httpd directory, there were two ...
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Samba Error NT_STATUS_HOST_UNREACHABLE on any other node yet not on host

host IP config: # netstat -nat | grep LISTEN tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:445 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:3306 0.0.0.0:* ...
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Setting Alsa to output 44.1kHz

I would like Alsa to output everything at 44.1kHz (by default it looks like it's using 48kHz). I understand that the correct option would be something like: defaults.pcm.dmix.rate 44100 But where ...
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How to reset $PATH on CentOS 6.5

I had a server restart and since then I am no longer able to run any commands under SSH. Any command will just return something like: -bash: ls: command not found I realize my $PATH must have been ...
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Change hostname on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware

I want to update the hostname for one of my VMware virtual machines running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware . I tried changing the hostname using YaST but after reboot the old name ...
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Kernel config diffs - better way to maintain

I maintain one Linux distro (LEAF) with multiple kernel targets, so it needs to have multiple kernel configs (one reference config + usual patch files for other targets). But this adds headache on ...
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Display full settings of sshd

The OpenSSH daemon has many "default" values for its settings. So looking at the sshd_config might not give someone the complete set of active settings. How to display the full sshd configuration ...
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How Do I Install Themes In Cinnamon?

I downloaded a couple of themes for Cinnamon but I don't know how to install them. The website I went to said: To install a theme: Download it and decompress it in ~/.themes. I type ~/.themes ...
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What is the perfect combination of Environment Variables for Tomcat? [closed]

I hosted one application UI in apache-tomcat server. I had set environment variables in bin/setenv.sh file as: CATALINA_OPTS="-server -Xms256m -Xmx512m -XX:PermSize=512m -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m ...
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Edit tilda config files while running tilda

I like adapting the style of my terminal depending on what I am doing inside. Using tilda, I am therefore looking for a way to dynamically change the cursor shape, say, with a command line. I know ...
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Syntax of GTK applications' configuration files in ~/.config

I often find myself in trouble when I try to edit configuration files from the ~/.config/ folder. I expect any change I make to them to be effective, at least after restarting the application or ...
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Linux kernel build : shouldn't make <manufacturername>defconfig yield the same .config file?

I'm building a cross compiled 3.2.15 kernel for a Marvell Armada 370 system. The vendor's default config file for this is armada_370_v7up_defconfig. So when I perform a make ...
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Kali 1.3 - Installing Parallel Tools

I am running Kali 1.1 on Parallels 9 for Mac and am having some irritating issues. Firstly, the WiFi doesn't work (normal for use within a virtual machine, but also isn't working with my external ...
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How to confirm CONFIG setting made with make menuconfig?

I poke around make menuconfig select this, deselect that. Rebuild a linux kernel and boot up with it. How can I confirm the selection(s) I made via menuconfig exist after booting? lsmod?
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OracleSolaris 11.2 - setting MANPATH variable

What is the right way to extend MANPATH in Solaris? Currently it is empty for a user session, so I get to do it manually in $HOME/.bash_profile: ...
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howto use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY

howto use ~/.ssh/config with Windows/PuTTY? Are PuTTY settings stored in registry? I wish to have my PuTTY settings in git. So it needs to be a human readable text file.
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Source .bashrc in zsh without printing any output

In the past, I've used bash consistently, because it's everywhere. But recently I started to try zsh. I don't want to give up updating my .bashrc fil which is rsync'ed to all my servers . So, in my ...
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Where does KDE 4 store its keyboard shortcuts?

Some Emacs keyboard shortcuts are intercepted by KDE. I know that KDE lets you configure keyboard shortcuts via GUI, but I am tired of sifting every time all the menus. I would like to open the ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 hostname change

I changed the hostname using svccfg and svcadm restart as described in https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname however it didn't update /etc/inet/hosts and ...
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Default sound volume for all ALSA devices

I woud like to set up the default sound volume once for all, for all ALSA devices that will be connected ever. Of course, I could do amixer ... or even alsamixer to modify the volume of currently ...
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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Where are default Plasma 5 settings stored?

On a distributed System (NFS root), I'd like to change the way the desktop appears to users that have never logged in on the system before, i.e. have no settings set. I'd like to change some desktop ...
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How to correctly set the XDG base dirs gobally and dynamically

I get a lot of config folders in my homefolder. I assume that is, because $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set and some software (e.g. fontconfig, umlet) does not follow the standards. $XDG_CONFIG_HOME ...
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs ...
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How to convert ssl ciphers to curl format?

The official ssl docs list ciphers in a different format than curl takes. For instance, if I want curl to use the cipher TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA, I have to pass it curl --ciphers ...
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What do you call the supervisord and php-fpm et. al. config format?

Both php-fpm and supervisord use a config format that looks like this: [category] settings = value some_other_setting = value Is there a name for this format?
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CentOS Postfix changing mail server

I've been using Postfix on my CentOS 6 Server on it's default install settings but I would like to configure it to use the mail server from my existing email. I altered the /etc/postfix/main.cf file ...
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Disk configuration options, what can affect performance

I have 2 disks, the same model and vendor, first one , probably performs faster. We do write into multiple files. Can you compare 2 configurations and tell what can affect performance? 1. (faster) ...
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How can I reuse the Ansible inventory for local tasks?

I'm trying to make use of Ansible for configuration management and centralized administration. All the machines I'm interested about are actually containers on the host which is going to run Ansible. ...
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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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Standard config file naming pattern and locations?

I am writing my application foo, with frontend foo-gtk. I want to install a default/systemwide config file, which I infer would go under /etc/foo.conf, and possible /etc/foo-gtk.conf for default gui ...
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Change default XFCE backdrop for all users via cli?

So my situation is that I can change the relevant property for a user if I have Xorg running by xfconf-query, which is the normal way as I understand to do this, but I cannot use this command normally ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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udevadm does not show expected information

I'm building my own Embedded Linux distro using bitbake . I added udev in the list of dependencies (RDEPENDS). I noticed that the output of: udevadm info --query=property --path=/sys/block/sda is ...
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How would I get the preprocessed configuration of an LXC guest?

So LXC is installed, guests configured and working, but how would I extract information from the effective LXC configuration of a single guest? Now the naive approach is obvious. Take the output of ...
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How can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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How to use media keys in GNOME Shell with local and web media players

Whenever I open a media player (i.e. Rhythmbox, Banshee...), I am able to control them with the media keys (play/pause, next song, etc.). Now I would like to pass those media keys to my web browser as ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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CUPS web interface does not save changes

I have installed CUPS 1.7.5 on a 64 Bit Debian 8 (Jessie). I enabled cupsctl --remote-admin. Adding printers and controlling jobs works perfectly fine from the webinterface from another computer (I'm ...
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Enable Promiscous mode in CentOS 7

How to enable promiscuous mode on network adapter. I have tried by adding PROMISC=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ensxxx but no effect even after network restart or rebooting the system.
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Color syntax highlighting working on one system but not the others. Same nanorc file

I'm trying to set my color syntax highlighting in nano, but it doesn't work as expected. One system everything works. This is an Fedora 21 laptop. Two systems everything I've tried except man ...