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

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NOPASSWD option not applying to second command

I'm sure that I'm just missing something really simple here, but I have the following sudoers file where I'm intending certain users to be allowed to run a couple of commands as the repomgr user ...
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Kernel 3.13 on Ubuntu ARM + Android kernel options compatibility

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS with the kernel 3.13 on my ARM Samsung / Google Chromebook,using this tutorial : http://www.virtualopensystems.com/en/solutions/guides/kvm-on-chromebook/ I have to ...
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cc1 not in the PATH

I 'm trying to configure kernel via make menuconfig [Angstrom distribution] on BeagleBoard-xM, but I get these errors: make: Warning: File `/usr/src/linux-2.6.32.61/arch/arm/Makefile' has ...
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configure gsm connection using nmcli

I have a system without X display and I want to use nmcli to configure my cell modem to connect to a certain apn. I can get it going with this modem just fine on Ubuntu (with X) and I would like to ...
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Customizing bash for many servers

I work with a few dozen servers. I'd really like to streamline my work, but at the same time I'm a bit reluctant, since it would be a lot of work synchronizing all servers. The servers are in ...
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Error with local created repository

This is the error I am getting frequently in CentOS, could somebody tell me why & how I can solve the issue. [root@localhost ~]# yum install finger Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, ...
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configure xscreensaver through X resource database

I want to get rid of the xscreensaver config file in my home .xscreensaver. I read in man xscreensaver, that: Options to xscreensaver are stored in one of two places: in a .xscreensaver file in ...
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How would I detect a non-login shell? (In Zsh)

I want to create a script that runs when a Zsh instance starts, but only if the instance is: Non-login. Interactive I think I'm right to say .zshrc runs for all interactive shell instances, ...
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How to fix make error “No rule to make target 'menuconfig'” when building a kernel for Beagleboard?

The aim is to build and install the USB Video Class (UVC) module, via make modules_install. I'm trying to configure the kernel via make menuconfig on Angstrom distribution, running on BeagleBoard-xM. ...
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Is it possible to copy whole userland into other machine in FreeBSD?

AFAIK, FreeBSD has strict separation between base system and userland. IMO, theoretically, it seems possible to transfer whole userland to other machine by simple copying. If the base systems are ...
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Saving a kernel config file through menuconfig results with different options?

I'm experimenting with different kernel configuration files and wanted to keep a log on the ones I used. Here is the situation: There is configuration file called my_config which i want to use as ...
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Prepare a computer for being firstly used in my home network with a BASH script is possible?

I need a script that detects the computer joined the same home network and standardize its folder structure. For example If there's A, B and C computers in a network which are configured to have a ...
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Increasing the time for requests to complete

I have a one off web request that I need to send via a Wordpress page hosted on my server. The request takes a long time because it's processing a lot of data; unfortunately, the page returns with an ...
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Is it possible to start administering a linux box via Ansible with just the root account and its password?

I recently rented a Linux box and I intend to provision it using Ansible. I'd like to use Ansible as early as possible in the process. At this stage I only have a root account and the corresponding ...
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Run the Zsh first use wizard

I made a bad choice when configuring Zsh the first time around, so now I would like to run the configuration wizard (the thing that runs the first time you log in) again. How do I do this?
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How to get a Finepoint Digitizer Tablet to work under Fedora Core 16?

How to get a Finepoint Digitizer Tablet to work under Fedora Core 16? The hardware in question is a Gateway m285-E. It uses an active pen (has a battery in the pen). cat /dev/ttyS0 returns ...
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getting “bad init string” when dialing with wvdial

I'm trying to dial-up with my Huawei modem EM680 using wvdial. My modem is found properly on /dev/ttyUSB1 but when I execute wvdial I get this: # wvdial --> WvDial: Internet dialer version 1.61 ...
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Increasing conky height

Is there any way to change the height of a conky window? .conkyrc background no update_interval 1 cpu_avg_samples 2 net_avg_samples 2 override_utf8_locale yes double_buffer yes no_buffers yes ...
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How to connect to virtual /dev/ttyX from same machines pts terminal?

I want to get output/input from /dev/ttyX console (normally accessible directly using keys ctrl+alt+FNr, where Nr is number of /dev/ttyNr: ctrl+alt+f4 access /dev/tty4). I want to view and control ...
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configuring hubot to connect to a local openfire server

I'm running Ubuntu and I am trying to get a hubot to connect to my local openfire server. I followed the tutorial here, and everything went pretty smooth till toward the end, after editing the ...
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how do I include the qcserial module in the kernel?

I need a kernel compiled, featuring the qcserial module to have support for the Huawei EM 680 model (Gobi 3000). I got kernel 3.11.6 and can find the appropriate source file in ...
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How to recognize hostname on the port number 8080 in Ubuntu machine?

I have a very basic question here. This thing is puzzling me a little bit. I have two machines, one is my local desktop running Windows and I have cygwin installed in it and second machine I have is ...
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What does an exclamation mark at the beginning of a value in KDE configuration files do?

In ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals, the value for the default web browser starts with an exclamation mark. What is the purpose of the exclamation mark? [General] ...
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How do you Configure Package Management System (YUM) for MongoDB

On the site (mongodb) it lists ... Create a /etc/yum.repos.d/mongodb.repo file to hold the following configuration information for the MongoDB repository: then... [mongodb] name=MongoDB ...
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Reloading Samba4's smb.conf without restarting the service

I want to tweak smb.conf without causing network hiccups for folks who rely on our samba4 fileshare. I made an obvious path change that should only affect my own private share, and ran smbcontrol ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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Configuring CentOS apache server to default to a specific port for ExpressJS and Node

Completely new to Linux and virtual private servers so please bear with me. I have a webapp built on ExpressJS and NodeJS that runs on port 5000 of my server, accessible via web by typing: ...
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escape characters in /etc/network/interfaces

I want to be sure that whatever string I pass into the line wpa-ssid "abc" in /etc/network/interfaces won't be used to break out of the configuration. All I can find in the manual is that \ can be ...
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How can I avoid mangling arguments with spaces in Exim's ${run{…}} expansion?

I have a program, /usr/local/bin/rt_queue_exists, which takes one argument. If the argument smells good, the program exits with status 0; non-zero otherwise. I want a router that accepts messages only ...
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not able to login by ftp

I've installed vsftp and set the home directory of user ftp with sudo usermod -d /var/www/ ftp , I've also set the password with sudo passwd ftp and restarted the server but I can not login with user ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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Configure sendmail to send only

I want to configure sendmail only to send emails – not to listen and receive. In /etc/mail/sendmail.conf I’ve got: DAEMON_MODE="None"; QUEUE_MODE="Daemon"; Iptables are disabled (temporarily; only ...
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Do ssh_config rules cascade?

I have the following rules Host * Compression yes Host sop HostName 192.168.56.101 if i ssh sop will the compression flag also be added?
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syslog: process specific priority

I have two user processes A and B. Both use syslog using facility LOG_USER. I want to have different threshold levels for them: For A, only messages of priority ERR-and-above must be logged For B, ...
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Headset not working in OpenSUSE

When I plugin my headset into my computer, running OpenSUSE, I do not get any audio. The regular speakers work fine. The reason this is happening, I think, is because it still tries to output through ...
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if statement apparently not working in rsyslog

I'm trying to use the RainerScript syntax in my Debian /etc/rsyslog.conf file. I want to log daemon stuff to a particular file, but only from pppd. Here's what I added: if $programname == 'pppd' ...
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Clean way to temporarily replace a config file?

I use a drawing program called Inkscape, which has both a GUI and a command line interface. When used on the command line, it has a large number of options that can only be controlled through a ...
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How do you get hardware info and select drivers to be kept in a kernel compiled from source?

I would like to create a minimal kernel for a web server. When you compile a kernel from source how do you get hardware info and then know what drivers need to be kept in the kernel so the rest can ...
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vsftpd: virtual user not able to upload file or create directory

I created 2 virtual users for ftp (vsftpd): bholu1 and bholu2 I wanted bholu1 to have write access, access to make directory and upload permission. For that I have set up the user bholu1 as below but ...
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apt upgrade: start a new shell to examine the situation. Where?

When I do a dist upgrade, I often get prompts about config files like this: Configuration file `/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package ...
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How to use OSLEC with Alsa as default, not with Pulseaudio or other thirdparty package involved?

Oslec Echo canceller I have seen some packages used OSLEC and there echo cancle was very well. So for a test simulation, how could i install the OSLEC only with Alsa (i do not use PulseAudio at all, ...
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vsftpd for virtual users: login directory isn't world readable. Then what's the use?

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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not able to run vsftpd by executing the binary file as ./vsftpd

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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Not able to deny selected local user to login ftp server

I added the below 2 lines in the end of the configuration file /etc/vsftpd.conf so as to deny a local user named 'tentenths' from loggin in the ftp server. I restarted the vsftpd service after the ...
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How to set firefox homepage from terminal?

I am trying to configure firefox from a script. I have already hit a wall establishing the deafault homepage. Found some old info what does not work anymore: echo ...
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rPath clone or similar

I just joined a new company, and this company is using rPath in its system deployment process. If you did not know, rPath as a company and solution, has been closed and discontinued when they were ...
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What are the pros and cons to editing iptables configuration file vs adding rules via the iptables command

I am working with a product on CentOS that occasionally needs to automatically add and remove rules from the iptables configuration. For example, during an update, we want to explicitly refuse ...
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gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: red\ results in red bg + red scroll bar bg + red scroll bar ? where is the logic?

Let's edit this theme's gtkrc file: vi vi /usr/share/themes/industrial/gtk-2.0/gtkrc gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: #000000000000\ nfg_color: #ffffff\nbase_color: #000000000000\ ntext_color: ...
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Is Webmin oriented toward a particular Linux distro?

I have used Webmin on multiple distros, both on the Red Hat-based side and the Debian-based side, and have had various issues with it on both. My issues have included things like configuration ...
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Why my dconf-editor has fewer options in Elementary OS Luna than supposed to?

I am giving Elementary OS a try but trying to configure it a bit I see lesser options than supposed in dconf-editor. Following this source, they should look like this: Mine look like this: So, I ...