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

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Apache configuration with proxy and location

I want to map these domains to these ports. How can I do it? http://test1.example.com/phpmyadmin/ example.com:80/phpmyadmin/ http://test1.example.com/app1/ example.com:8080/app1/ ...
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Postfix/devcot MailServer - not receiving emails

I'm new to linux and unix in general, I've worked with a shared hosting provider over the years where everything was setup for me, including email. I'm now trying to create my own mail server in my ...
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Linux Kernel Compile-time options for Seagate IDE drive

I am configuring linux kernel 3.12.14 obtained from linux.org for compiling using 'make gconfig'. My question is what options exactly I need to enable to make it work for my Seagate IDE HDD? I am ...
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Best practices for maintaining error logs (system, device driver & application)

I have many Pandaboards with Ubuntu armhf and one PC server networked with Wi-Fi. On each embedded board I have a real-time application running constantly. I don't know how to reasonably maintain the ...
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My Postfix installation is sending out spam; how to stop it?

Since a few days, my web/mailserver (centos 6.4) is sending out spammails by the bunch, and only stopping the postfix service is putting an end to it. SMPT is set up to only accept connections over ...
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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Weston Global Configuration

I have installed Weston, and I would like to change the keyboard default layout it uses. Is there a global file to do this in? I know I can do it on a per-user base but that seems redundant as ...
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SMTP issues - unable to connect : CentOS 6.5, Postfix, Dovecot, MySQL

I'm trying to setup an email server on a CentOS system with Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL. I'm following this article for an Ubuntu system: ...
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What is CONFIG_BASE_SMALL=0

Looking at the config file of Linux (that is generated prior to build) I found the following line: CONFIG_BASE_SMALL=0 What does it mean? If I want my linux kernel to be as small as possible shall ...
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What is the recommended way of setting a default IO scheduler on Linux?

I would like deadline to be the default IO scheduler for my system, and I don't want to lose that config when I reboot. What is the proper way of doing that? (I'm using Debian) Some hints: have a ...
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NFSv4 which “domain” to put in idmapd.conf?

I'm using NFSv4 but suddenly when the NFS Server got rebooted, all the files on the Clients are having nobody ownerships after the Server is booted and started its whatever services again. Then I ...
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How to relate a kernel config setting to the source files?

Here is an example that will explain better: I have a selected the audio driver from the picture and i would like to browse through its source. How do i get to the path of the source files from ...
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“select” vs “depends” in kernel Kconfig

What are the differences in dependencies between select and depends on in the kernels Kconfig files? config FB_CIRRUS tristate "Cirrus Logic support" depends on FB && (ZORRO || PCI) select ...
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Compiling Linux kernel for a router [closed]

I want to make an installable linux kernel that has routing enabled already. So anyone can install it on their machine, do some configuration as required, and machine will work fine for their routing ...
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Newly installed arch linux problems

First off, I've installed arch before, but managed to not encounter any of the problems I'm having at the moment (not sure how). But I'm well and truly stuck. First, my network interface is now called ...
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Prey anti-theft configuration on Debian

I would like to protect my laptop from thieves. I would configure Prey, but I can't find any tutorial for Debian/Ubuntu users. I tried to go to the control panel on the project, but whenever I try to ...
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Logrotate not picking up or acting on new configuration file

I had a logrotate configuration file set up for a log (let's call it Log1). It is working fine and the log is rotating everyday as expected. Yesterday I cloned this set up and modified it for three ...
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Does the order of options in the /etc/network/interface option matter

I'm trying to determine if the order of the options matter I'm using a script (represents an external remote interface) that is updating the /etc/network/interfaces file. The script can set the IP ...
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How to install postfix for sending mails to admin only?

I have a VPS running Ubuntu 13.10 on Digital Ocean. I'd like to install postfix on the server, but I want it to be able to send e-mails only to my e-mail address whenever a system message wants to be ...
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How to enable someone to SSH to my server from Windows? [closed]

I want someone from windows to log in into my server using SSH, so he can edit files and install things. Is there a step to step how to do it? I need to: Create his user account. Configure it, ...
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unexpected apache redirection

I'm trying to make all http versions of my pages redirect to the https version, however I am having some problems with redirection. I want http://stackexchange.com/path/ to go ...
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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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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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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 ...