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

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What is the purpose of Apache2's configuration files?

Why does Apache2 have multiple configuration files? What are their roles? I found some information about older Apache versions, but it's usually deprecated, and the official Apache documentation ...
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How to configure FOSS ATI drivers on Debian Wheezy and ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]?

Installed a fresh Debian Wheezy to enjoy Gnome 3 but it starts in fallback mode. I suppose that's because the loaded drivers do not support 3D acceleration. Installed packages I know are relevant: ...
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Disable bold font in urxvt

I want to disable the bold font in my urxvt config (.Xresources). xterm has the option allowBoldFonts. Is there a similar option for urxvt? I can't find anything similar.
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How to change a firefox option on a quick way (via shortcuts, command line,..)?

In Firefox we have two options at Firefox->Preferences->Preferences->Fonts and colors->Colors menu, Use system colors and Sites can use other colors. I would like keep the first one ...
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Unicode characters in uxterm and dwm statusbar

I would like to display Chinese characters in dwm's status bar. More specifically I would like the symbols to represent the different tags in dwm. Using an online converter, I found that the unicode ...
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How to get hgk working on RedHat Linux?

I plan to get hgk to work.However, no matter how I configure the redhat linux, it still does not have any response. Here is information for my machine. RedHat 5.3 Mercurial 1.8.1-1 I installed ...
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Configuring network settings manually in Qubes OS

I'm trying to setup Qubes OS on my desktop but struggling to get the network/internet working. This is the configuration i want to setup - ip - 192.168.1.2 Subnet - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - ...
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How to configure a filesystem+LVM for effective usage of SSD?

ext4 is one of the filesystems recommended for using on SSDs (with a number of built-in techniques and advices how to tune it for better performance and wear-levelling of SSDs). I want to install a ...
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Sendmail configuration with user mapping on Solaris

I have the following: host1.intra.net which has sendmail and users: user1, user2 & user3. It is running SunOS 5.10. host2.intra.net which has SMTP server. No authentication, no encryption. Email ...
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How can I reset or lower the serial used in BIND DNS server's “SOA” record?

I use BIND as my DNS server at home. For my SOA record (start of authority) I always use a serial in the recommended format YYYYMMDD## where ## is the counter for changes on that day. ...
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How can i split openbox `rc.xml` into multiple files?

I don't like big text configuration files. So, i'd like to split my rc.xml file into multiple files: rc.xml rc.keyboard.xml rc.mouse.xml
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How to configure network profiles in Centos?

I'm trying to setup two network profiles in Centos. One for at home, one for at work. The home profile has a fixed IP address, fixed gateway and DNS server addresses. The work profile depends on DHCP. ...
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How to configure SSL in apache?

I have installed apache in RHEL 6. Everything is working fine. What all changes and configurations should be done to use https://localhost:443/. If I change the "Listen 80" to 443 it is throwing an ...
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How to properly and easy configure `xdg-open` without any enviroment?

I'm using OpenBox window manager without any desktop enviroment. xdg-open behaves strangely. It opens everything with firefox. $ xdg-settings --list Known properties: default-web-browser ...
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Can I configure XFCE terminal the way to open all the new terminals as tabs of one window?

I strongly prefer to have one terminal window with all the terminals being tabs in it, but the most usual way I open a terminal is calling it from another application (usually with "Open Terminal ...
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USB 3G Modem for embedded Linux?

I am fairly new to Linux world, I have to develop an application on embedded Linux which sends data over internet. I have to choose a USB 3G modem with a SIM card holder. I would appreciate if anyone ...
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How can I configure /etc/hosts file to point to apache web server?

I have installed apache web server and I need to point 127.1.1.1 with alias (www.someaddress.lan) to local apache. What is the proper way to do it? How to point someaddress.lan to default apache page ...
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How to disable tmpfs on /media in openSUSE?

In OS 11.4 /media is a regular directory. Whatever I put there, it stays. In OS 12.1 /media is tmpfs. Whatever I put there, on next restart is gone. The question is -- how to get rid of tmpfs on ...
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varnish configtest

Is there a way to check varnish configuration syntax without actually using the new version? I'm searching for a native varnish equivalent of apache2ctl configtest
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Cannot find config option “CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP” for kdump

I'm studying on kdump which is a linux kernel crash dumping mechansim. According to documentation/kdump/kdump.txt under the kernel source tree, I need to set the kernel config option ...
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How can I save the Xterm configuration I set at runtime?

I configured my xterm using the CTRL-MiddleClick and CTRL-RightClick. Is there a way to export save these settings?
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Arch: Is “SigLevel = Never” the only convenient way?

The only way I can install majority of packages without rejection from signature database is to put SigLevel = Never in pacman.conf. Its not supposed to be the right way, but I don't seem to be able ...
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How to configurate ganglia-monitor on a single debian machine?

Here is what I currently have online, as you can see there is no information about my debian server. (While was installing I tried to follow next instructions) What I have changed in default ...
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Launch a GTK3 aplication without customized gtk settings?

In previous versions of gtk it was easy to launch one instance of an application with default gtk settings: GTK2_RC_FILES= epdfview But for version 3, it won't work anymore: GTK3_RC_FILES= evince ...
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How to change mixing of channels by pulse audio / alsa

I have a recent problem with my sound configuration. Basically, it's way too loud until I set the volume below 10%. And then it's very quickly too silent. Using the alsa mixer, I can set the headphone ...
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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How to add a torrent to a running rtorrent download?

So there is a directory full of torrent files: debian.iso.torrent fedora.iso.torrent I can start downloading them with a: rtorrent *.torrent command, when the working directory is the same ...
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Migrating the KDE configuration files

I'm a KDE user, and When I switch Linux distributions, I don't want to copy my entire home folder, since most of the configuration files there will be created automatically when I install\run programs ...
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What ~/.config refers to and how to put files there?

I want to set up a plugin for the Geany editor on a Debian system. It's a theme changing plugin, so I am following this manual. It says: The simplest way to do this is to copy the contents of the ...
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How to disable clicking in Seagate ST3000DM001?

Recently I bought this disk and I cannot get rid of funny clicking -- funny because normally not configured disk make dry click. This one make click like a sweet chirp. But besides this, this click ...
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Installing Redmine on openSUSE

I installed redmine-1.1.3-1.1 on a openSUSE 12.1 using the repositories http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/tools:/scm/openSUSE_12.1 . Anyway, after the installation: I edited the ...
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ALSA dummy device - how to configure?

I am working on an audio stream between two virtual servers. For that, I have set up a dummy soundcard (as the vservers don't have a hw card) using modprobe snd-dummy. That seems to work fine - I am ...
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MAC OS X lion mac address spoofing problem

I have to change the MAC address of my Macbook due to ISP issues. I changed it using: sudo ifconfig en1 ether my_new_mac_address And it is changed successfully when I check it through: ifconfig ...
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Disable festival from 'noticing' abbreviations, by editing .festivalrc

The developers of the festival text-to-speech program do not seem to have been aware that DEC can stand for the Digital Equipment Corporation as easily as it can stand for December, and that SEP can ...
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Are there any editline configuration files available to make it act more like readline?

With editline replacing readline in a few software packages I use, the annoyance is growing at editline's behaviors and shortcomings. Is there someone maintaining a configuration file to at least make ...
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gvim -p limit of opened tabs?

When I run : gvim -p *.xyz I find that not all files are opened in tabs. It feels, like a kind of tab limit? But ! When I try to open unopened with : :tabnew it is opened next to previous ...
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git grep colors differ from grep custom colors

I've setup grep colors in my ~/.bashrc : export GREP_COLORS='ms=01;34:mc=01;34:sl=:cx=:fn=35:ln=32:bn=32:se=36' They work for grep --color=auto grep --color=always Unfortunately, those custom ...
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vsftpd does not list content of a directory

I have set up a FTP server using vsftpd and enabled anonymous upload and download. The problem I have is that when I upload a directory it will be uploaded successfully (I can see it in server), but ...
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Getting more details in ALSA volume

I've bought some new speakers, and they play much louder than my old ones. It's so much that I most of the time keep them at 1% to 3% in alsamixer, which is -103dB to -84dB. This obviously leaves ...
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Source of LXDE panel menu available application categories and items?

Where does the list of "Available Applications" come from? How can items/categories be added/deleted? On LXPanel - "Add/Remove Panel Items": Panel Preferences ==================================== ...
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XDG user directories

After installing Linux Mint Debian edition my .config/user-dirs.dirs looks like this: # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line ...
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PostgreSQL on FreeBSD - 'Kerberos 5 authentication not supported'

I've been trying to get a FreeBSD machine to talk to a networked postgreSQL database. I assumed that the machine had kerberos installed, as it's what I use to log in, and I was told that FreeBSD has ...
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automount nfs: autofs timeout settings for unreliable servers - how to avoid hangup?

I'm running a small server for our flat share. It's mostly a file server with some additional services. The clients are Linux machines (mostly Ubuntu, but some others Distros too) and some Mac(-Book)s ...
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What do the kernel options in braces mean?

I saw a kernel option today in menuconfig that used braces for its checkbox. {*} Button This isn't listed in the legend at the top of the screen. [*] built-in [ ] excluded <M> module ...
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Linux Mint Settings Changed Automatically

The settings for my linux mint OS have somehow changed automatically. The wallpaper has changed to default background, the mouse and touchpad settings are different, and I can't see the 'Computer' ...
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How can I run a daemon with custom parameters

I am wondering how I can run a daemon, in this case NTP, with custom parameters. For example in my Ubuntu PC I observe that I've got ntpd running this way: $ ps aux | grep ntpd ntp 5936 ... 0:00 ...
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not able to create xorg.conf file

I want to change my colour depth. I posted this, and got the following answer: Create an xorg.conf file by running Xorg -configure. Then edit the Depth entry in the Display subsection of the ...
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change colour depth

How do I change the colour depth? It says online to edit the xorg.conf file, but I don't have that. I am running Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4
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How to install Empathy on CentOS 6.0?

I'm a very new CentOS user. I came from Ubuntu. I need to install Empathy on my CentOS PC. Can anybody explain how to do that?
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.ssh/config way to spectify pseudo-tty allocation and command execution (like screen)

Is there any way to specify, in .ssh/config, a command like: ssh -t remote-host "screen -dR screen_name" so I can easily access the remote screen session with ssh remote-host? Right now I solved ...