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

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Configuring a system to run PulseAudio automatically on top of JACK

This is essentially the same as the Ask Ubuntu question How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?. However, the answers to that question are all incomplete in at ...
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Changing Debian installer default parameters

I wanna change the default parameters used by the Debian installer, specifically dm-crypt's key size and KDF iterations. "twofish" + "xts-plain64" supports 512bit keys on ArchLinux, so I wanted to ...
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Kconfig (bool/def_bool/tristate)

In a Kconfig file, what are the differences between : bool def_bool tristate Thank you.
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“attempt to invoke directory '/srv/http' as script” error with “SetHandler application/x-httpd-php” enabled in apache config on archlinux

when I try to list directories through Options Indexes-option with SetHandler application/x-httpd-php enabled in my apache-config I get a attempt to invoke directory '/srv/http' as script error ...
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Configure 3 screens/dual graphic/rotated screens Ubuntu 15.10

I have a PC with 2x AMD Radeon R5 230 graphics cards, one with 2x 1920x1080 screens plugged (HTMI and DVI) and another with 1x 1920x1080 screen (HDMI). I have the two screens in the first graphics ...
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Front-end to `~/.config/mimeapps.list`

SOLVED: Apparently, Xfce does not use ~/.config/mimeapps.list anyway, because even though ~/.config/mimeapps.list names Firefox as the default browser, links open in Chromium. Is there a front-end ...
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Linux system and services information

I am trying to create a process to fix machines in my organization. We have a few thousand machines and what I am trying to do is the following. A) Create a script that can create a config file (...
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How to restore keyboard after deleting packages and a reboot [closed]

I made a terrible (and stupid) mistake. I ran an update operation, and aptitude offered me alternatives that included deleting the xserver-xorg* packages. So I did so, thinking I'd reinstall them ...
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Nginx: proxy_store_access option doesn't seem to work

I'm using proxy_pass to handle file uploading via nginx for a Rails app, and it's working fine, , except for the file permissions. Here's the current config block: location ~ ^my_filename_regex$ { ...
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Touchpad stops working (Arch)

I'm on Arch Linux and using i3 as DE. I have an Elantech touchpad, shown on the list below. My computer is the Asus E403SA-WX0004T. The touchpad just stops working. Suddenly, at any given time, it ...
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Solr Running fine but am getting “SolrCore Initialization Failures” when i tried to open my console “localhost:8983”

I am using CentOs-6.7 (Installed Java latest version) and downloaded the solr-5.3.2.tgz from http://a.mbbsindia.com/lucene/solr/5.3.2/. Then i unziped to my directory /opt/solr-5.3.2 and then i ...
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How do different distributions modify the locations of config files for programs?

A lot of Linux programs state that the config file(s) location is distribution dependent. I was wondering how the different distributions do this. Do they actually modify the source code? Is there ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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All configuration files are embedded in jars?

What does it mean that All configuration files are embedded in jars. for the Apache Jakarta James e-mail server? Does that mean that config files must be placed back into the JAR file? Or, can ...
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OpenSSH import configuration from external files

I've been searching around with no luck, so I'm just asking to make sure. Is it possible to import an external config file? Example with ~/.ss/config file : Hosts * IdentityFile ~/.ssh/...
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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 http://www....
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Error in named.conf

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 named.localhost ...
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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: http://blogs.mafia-server.net/nur-bahnhof/2013/12/prosody-authentification-...
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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 ...