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

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Which Soundblaster Live! 5.1 profile as shown in pavucontrol should I use and why?

I'm using an ancient SB Live! 5.1 card with Debian Jessie (8.3), and the default sound setup, which I assume is Alsa and pulseaudio. If I go to the config tab in pavucontrol, I see an impressively ...
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rsnapshot default root directory seems wrong

I'm running openSuse 13.2. In the config file, /etc/rsnapshot.conf.default, there is the following entry: snapshot_root /.snapshots/ rsnapshot has never been run. Yet in /.snapshots there are a ...
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What's that tool for capturing manual changes to a Linux system?

Help me beat my amnesia! Many moons ago I've used a tool that allowed me to capture manual (i.e. not done using Chef or Puppet) changes to a Linux system, store the information as a file and allow the ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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Are configuration files which are desirable to keep when reinstalling normally kept in /home?

It is my understanding that on a desktop/laptop for normal, personal use (not servers or for other specialized tasks), one of the primary benefits of having /home on its own partition is keeping the ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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How can I query rsyslog settings?

I am using rsyslog for program logging and system logging so I have unified log files. I'm having some messages dropping out and I'm not sure why, but I think it may be a configuration option set ...
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Old IPv6 address does not disappear using another router

My computer connects to a router via an ethernet cable. I have then an global address IPv6 for example : a::face/64. Here is my network configuration at the auto-configuration mode : auto eth0 iface ...
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Meaning of root in GRUB config file

Refering to here with a configuration as grub> root (hd0,0) grub> kernel /vmlinuz-i686-up-4GB root=/dev/hda9 grub> boot The preceding is usually sufficient to boot a Linux box. The ...
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Running a command on all servers using Fabric

I am not sure , whether i should i ask this question here or some other stack-exchange community , but i am trying some simple commands to run on a list of servers , using python fabric. The code ...
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Large zone file for bind9 : ad-blocking

I was successfully using a small (20,000 entries) zone file with bind9 server, but today my data provider sent an update which caused the zone file to become 300,000+ entries large (30Mb+). The ...
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In Debian Jessie, make allnoconfig and make allyesconfig generate the same .config file

In debian jessie, I've installed the linux source with: sudo apt-get install linux-source I obtain a file /usr/src/linux-source-3.16.tar.xz, I copy it under my home directory, change the ownership ...
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Is it possible to force an OpenGL application to use adaptive vsync?

The Windows nVidia control panel allows one to enable adaptive vsync globally or on a per-application basis. On the other hand, while on Linux nvidia-settings has an "application profiles" tab, it ...
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Don't show first line with common key bindings in mutt's menus

In the usual message index, mutt uses one line for displaying q:Quit d:Del u:Undel s:Save m:Mail r:Reply g:Group ?:Help Similar key bindings are displayed in other menus, e.g in the ...
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Why won't NVIDIA X Server Settings configuration save on reboot?

I'm on a 64-bit machine running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. I have a Geforce GTX 650ti video card. I'm logged in as a non-superuser account named "john." I open NVIDIA X ...
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How to configure a tool to open shell or run a shell command?

I'm Manjaro, an Arch based distribution, and I'm using Eclipse (An IDE). Eclipse has a plugin to facilitate some quick commands for selected files and folders. Some of these commands are: Shell ...
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i3bang parametrized expansions

I would like to know if it possible to make parametrized expansions with i3bang preprocessor. For example, I have several modes to launch emacsclient for different server and all the commands in the ...
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Hide/Encrypt application configuration

Is there any way to hide/crypt software config files (services such as Apache web server , Varnish and so on) from boss and others?
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Can a wibox in Awesome-WM be setup vertically?

I use the venerable Awesome WM to manage tiled window layouts across a couple of screens. My configuration has a few goodies, but in general it follows a familiar pattern with a bar across the top ...
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Change which brightness device gnome uses?

I am using a lenovo thinkpad w520 running fedora 22 and gnome 3. This particular laptop has both an integrated (Intel HD Graphics 3000) and discrete graphics (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M) card. When I'm in ...
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Can't access website from other networks

I am trying to open a website since I was told to use and they gave me some tasks to do from there. I have always been able to use it from my work network, but not from other networks. And the guy who ...
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/etc/default/sw vs /etc/sw vs /etc/sw.d/ [closed]

I've seen many software in Linux that use these three locations to store their configuration. /etc/sw /etc/default/sw /etc/sw.d/ So my question is: Why there are three places and what is the ...
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Configuring Apache virtual hosts in extra file

I have access to a machine running linux. Apache2 is installed on it. I need to add 3 virtual hosts. In /etc/apache2/sites-available, there is a set of about 15 files displayed with ls -la. I was ...
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Can Shorewall be used on VyOS?

Will VyOS still work right if I install Shorewall-lite on it? Shorewall seems like an easier way to setup a network, but VyOS seems pretty great for day-to-day management of a router / firewall. So ...
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What directory does etckeeper store its permissions / metadata in?

In what directory does etckeeper store its metadata and permissions in? I want to know for purposes of testing the restoration of a configuration.
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Monitor labels appearing in displays on Linux Mint MATE

Monitor labels have started appearing in the upper left corner of each display as shown in this screenshot showing my 2 displays: external monitor and laptop. The labels are always on top and do ...
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How do I know when what I should store in my external to /etc configurations in etckeeper?

I read about the ability to store configuration files that live outside of /etc here, and I tested it out on a test server, and it appears to work. One thing that I'm having a bit of an issue with ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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MariaDB - dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

I have tried to install ISPConfig3 on Debian Jessie 8.1, and it couldnt connect to mySQL (mariaDB 10.1). So I CTRL+C to kill the install and I tried to manually login to mySQL, but I failed. It was ...
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OpenVPN Connection without disabling Internet debugging

I've recently configured OpenVPN on my server (CentOS 7) and been configuring it for hours now and everything seems to work fine except that when I connect using a client machine I cannot access the ...
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CentOS 7 NUT UPS Specify Shutdown

I've recently put my CentOS 7 server onto an Eaton 5E UPS and I am hoping to specify the Shutdown conditions. I've installed nut and done some basic configurations as suggested by ...
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Error in named.conf

Hello I am getting the following error: Starting named: Error in named configuration: zone blk1999.lab/IN: loaded serial 2001062501 zone localhost.localdomain/IN: loading from master file ...
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What are all the spaces in the /etc/fstab for?

I get that I can use mount to set up / directories and that I can use the /etc/fstab to remount them on reboot. Testing the fstab file is also fun with mount -faV. When I'm looking at the fstab ...
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testsaslauthd succeeds but sasl-sample-server/client fail

I try to set up saslauthd for the XMPP server prosody but got stuck somewhere. I used the following documentation: ...
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How to remove duplicate entries from bash history? [duplicate]

I have set: $ echo $HISTCONTROL ignoreboth:erasedups and expected by the value of erasedups for all my duplicates entries to disappear from my bash history. Yet when calling cd a few time, I still ...
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LDAP/LDIF configuration option storage?

A LDAP server/database seems like a good solution for centralized/server-side as well as non-centralized/client-side configuration option storage to me: open, well-documented interface and interface ...
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Embedded Linux and Init problem - Init won't start

I'm working on a embedded system. I have multiple SD cards to save copy of Linux rootfs on (kernel saved in nand). On a original SD card, where is located a system, and from this card the system is ...
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Using corrected time in the “attribution” variable of mutt?

I receive quite a few email messages displaying UTC time within the "Date:" header. I found the following perl script by user hyperair, very useful to display a new header "Local-Date" for incoming ...
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Trigger certain events for devices

I would like to know if it's possible to setup special trigger events for devices when plugged in and/or unplugged from the system on the fly without needing to configure it every time the device is ...
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Why is my (thunderbolt connected) monitor not detected in Fedora 23

I have a Dell XPS13 whose Philips UltraWide monitor connected is via a Thunderbolt 3/USB-C connection. As no monitor other than Apple monitors support this new fangled connection, I have an external ...
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systemd: how to print a service's default configuration?

I take a simple example: systemd-timesyncd.service This service is responsible to keep time accurate (like the regular NTP server, but it only act as a lightweight client, and synchronize to only one ...
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Where is httpd.conf?

How can I reliably find the location of httpd.conf? I am looking for a solution, or if necessary a combination of things that will find the location of httpd.conf quickly and reliably on as many ...
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Cassandra nodes down in DataStax

I'm new in DataStax dashboard Configuration but i have critical requirement. I configured dataStax dashboard and i added all nodes. After that when i am clicking on my Cassandra cluster it's ...
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Invalid libtool wrapper script when make installing Apache

After I configure Apache with standard configurations, after which I do make which works. I do make install and I get this error: libtool: install: invalid libtool wrapper script `htpasswd ' libtool: ...
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How to change the host file after login

Was wondering whether in a Nix environment I can change the content of the host file, mainly to prevent one or two site being accessed from that particular user, and only for his account (not with ...
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Eclipse HHVM/XDebug connection stuck at 78%: “Waiting for XDebug session…”

I've setup a LEMH stack for development purposes in a LXD container, configured as described in this answer with sockets for HHVM. (Huge thanks to @mef for both) And the configuration worked (and ...
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Tweaking the tripwire policy to stop checking for /dev/pts/x

Trying to streamline my Tripwire policy file, I see that I get a lot of chatter in every daily check report about ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rule ...
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Changes of Terminal look don't work anymore

I got a mac laptop and have been using a home directory which is not under my name. After spending some time, I have set preferences and of course one day, I needed to change the home directory name ...
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How do I configure UNIX socket in nginx/HHVM?

So far this is what I've done: $ less /etc/nginx/hhvm.conf location ~ \.(hh|php)$ { fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/hhvm/sock; include fastcgi_params; } $ less /etc/hhvm/server.ini ; php ...
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.conkyrc - how to set real transparency

It's long time I'm trying to fix my .conkyrc configuration file in order to set real transparency. There are many post out there about it, but none of them helped in my case, it seems the solution ...