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

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Building debian kernel package with custom configuration

I'd like to build a jessie kernel with my configuration. For that: I download an original tarball of the kernel, debian tarball for the kernel, and "dsc" file. Issue a command dpkg-source -x ${...
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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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My monitors settings are not being loaded in LXQT on login

Desktop: LXQT 0.10 WM: Kwin LXQt is not restoring my monitors preferences on login irregardless to the preferences stored in the configuration file. I have a dual head display, HDMI and a DVI, ...
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Less command change color of “~” and “(END)”?

How do I change the color of the "~" characters that go along the edge of a Less command output. And how to change the color "(END)" at the bottom?
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How to setup PPPoE with OpenWrt

Probably this is a simple question, but I can't find an answer... I have an ADSL router (Dlink DSL-524T) which runs OpenWrt Backfire 10.03.1. It connects to the internet using PPPoA: this is my /etc/...
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How to create a “Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]”?

I was reading a thread on the bug-bash mailing list and saw: Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]: Machine: x86_64 OS: linux-gnu ... Since this "Configuration ...
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What do the options `ServerAliveInterval` and `ClientAliveInterval` in sshd_config do, precisely?

I found this question, but I'm sorry I don't quite understand the settings on the two variables ServerAliveInterval and ClientAliveInterval mentioned in the accepted response. If my local server is ...
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Impossible to send mail with Oracle Linux

I just installed sendmail on Oracle Linux and with mutt I would like to send an e-mail. In the local system I have the username user1; in the ISP mail account I have the address mailaddress@domain.com....
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Apache 2.2 and php-fpm directory configuration

I have installed apache 2.2 and php-fpm. In httpd.conf: DocumentRoot "/var/www/local.site/public_html <Directory /> AllowOverride None Order Deny,Allow Deny from all </Directory&...
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How does SMART work for scsi device?

After going through the man pages of smartctl, smartd and smartd.conf, I am no clearer on how S.M.A.R.T. is supposed to work on a scsi device. I have a default configuration file that says: ...
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Configure Emacs to use Chrome as the web browser of choice?

Using Emacs on a Linux system I click: Scala>Browser Scala API which produces a terminal window with this message: /usr/bin/xterm: Can't execvp lynx: No such file or directory How do I inform ...
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Can't install graphics driver on Wheezy - Using Inspiron 3537

I've recently installed Debian Wheezy 7.5 and dual booted it with Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed all of the drivers except the graphics driver which I've been trying to install for a couple of days. ...
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Why did xorg.conf break X?

So here's the deal; I was reading the man page for xorg.conf when I decided to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to try some of the flags listed in the 'SERVERFLAGS' section. When I opened the file in vim, I ...
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Use of variables in Apache configuration

I have a number of largely identical configuration files in my Apache2 configuration, for configuring various subdomains. In most of these configuration files, only the name of the subdomain itself is ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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apache2 gui / Comanche Replacement

I opened an OLD redhat book to the section about Apache configuration and it talked about the Comanche GUI. I thought "That's great! Why hasn't anyone suggested that before?" Then I found out that ...
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Duplicating xfce panel across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors on my desktop using XFCE for a DE and I'd like to have the panel on the bottom to be duplicated across all of my screens and show the same open applications on both. Currently ...
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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 can I set the default font size for all Qt5 apps?

I run Gnome, which has pretty good support for my HiDPI screen. However, when I run QT apps I can't seem to find a way to scale the fonts. Is there a way to do this without installing a full version ...
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Checking if Apache requires SSL pass-phrase

I'm thinking about restarting a client's Apache server, but I'm reluctant to do so because I know he's currently running HTTPS and I don't want to get stuck with the server prompting me for the SSL ...
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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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How to create website in Apache 2 Debian 8?

I have configured Apache2 in Debian 8 and created a website. I created a new .conf file in /etc/apache2/site-avaliable directory. I edited the file properly to point to the directory which holds the ....
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Appending a line to a [section] of a config file

I've noticed that some Linux configuration files (e.g. /etc/samba/smb.conf) expect you to enter the actual settings (key value pairs) in a particular "section" of the file such as [global]. I'm ...
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.ssh/config way to specify pseudo-tty allocation and command execution

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 ...
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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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How to find and edit “Apache timeout”?

I'm trying to view the default value of Apache timeout of my server, but I found nothing about that in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf . So where is " timeout " supposed to be and how do I change its value ...
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Apache won't restart after configuring Virtual Hosts

I am trying to make a web server, but after adding the virtual hosts config, apache won't restart. It had several errors but I've managed to fix most of them. Now I don't know what is happening ...
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where in Apache2 do you set the Servername directive globally?

NOTE: This is related to my question: "apache 2.4 won't reload, any problem with my configuration?". The thing is I'm trying to test a local site, locally. As I understand Apache2 (and perhaps ...
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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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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 doesn'...
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Integrate last V4L in 3.14 Kernel

I'd like to integrate the last version of V4L in a 3.14 kernel sources that I'll compile later. Today with a runinng kernel, if you want to update your Video 4 Linux because one device is not ...
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Is there any configuration validator for linux?

I found something if you mistype some configuration for the Linux. Like set invalid value will cause the System crash. In my experience. I assign an invalid value for seLinux. The CentOs will not ...
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How do I cycle through panes inside a window in tmux like in screen?

I thought Tmux - move window to pane was the same question but it doesn't seem to be. Coming from using GNU screen regularly, I'm looking for tmux to do the same things. On of the things I do ...
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Is there a 'rc' configuration file for grep/egrep? (~/.egreprc?)

I usually do some grep when developing, and there are some extensions that I always don't want to look for (like *.pyc). Is it possible to create a ~/.egreprc or something like that, and put some ...
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Play subtitles automatically with mpv

Subtitle files come in a variety of formats, from .srt to .sub to .ass and so on and so forth. Is there a way to tell mpv to search for subtitle files alongwith the media files and if it does to start ...
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vsftpd full anonymous access

I'm runnning vsftpd on Raspberry Pi, Debian 7.0. I want to use it to do backups in my Home-LAN only, so security is not an issue (behind NAT/Firewall, only trusted users). I would like full access as ...
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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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Configuring simple service with systemd

We are using Bamboo server for continues integration with remote agents which are building our projects. These agent can be started up with a simple shell script (which works fine). But I thought I ...
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Apache2.4- how to serve file as html

I have an apache2.4 server. On some page, I have a link to a log file. I would like to show the file content in a browser when the link is clicked, rather that serving the file do download.
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Problem making a virtual host with Apache

Once I tried to make a virtual host, and the problem was that if I make another file in /etc/apache2/sites-available/ that says ... DocumentRoot /var/www/newsite ServerName newsite ... Then save ...
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Where are the sound level settings for mplayer saved?

This is a followup to Somehow managed to mute mplayer and can't figure out how to restore sound. I've noticed that the sound level settings in mplayer are saved on exit. However, I can't figure out ...
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Tool for migration of service configuration

Is there a tool that handles generic migration of config? For example if I have httpd, postfix, MySQL and users and groups data, is there a tool that can extract the config data for each service so ...
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openssl does not load engine from config file

I'm using openssl-1.0.1f. And I'm trying to load the pkcs11 engine in the config file, but it doesn't work. Here is my config: openssl_conf = openssl_def [openssl_def] engines = engine_section [...
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CentOS 7 - Rename network interface without rebooting

I'm renaming network interfaces by modifying the files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. eth0 -> nic0 eth1 -> nic1 The content of the network scripts looks like this, after modification: # cat /...
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“autostart” from screenrc

How can I start some command for certain tabs in screen automatically? I've tried using command directly (screen mc) but it seem to load with broken environment or terminal profile. I've also tried ...
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Incorrect Directory Index

I am attempting to load as the default DirectoryIndex home.html, but the site keeps jumping to index.php. Website is built on WordPress. httpd.conf DirectoryIndex index.html home.html index.php ...
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How to edit the “Internal Server Error” without redirecting to somewhere else?

On the web this is what I see: Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, ...
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How to tidy up the .keywords file on a gentoo system?

One can select testing packages on a gentoo stable system by adding a line with the following syntax to keywords list: cat /etc/portage/package.keywords =dev-python/ipython-0.13.2 ~amd64 # and many ...
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How to rewrite all subdomains except one

Right now my rewrite rule forwards all subdomains except chat.auricle.fm to the root: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^.*\.auricle\.fm [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://auricle.fm/$1 [L,R=301] ...
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Getting a list of WiFi networks nearby when the adapter is in AP mode

I am trying to get a list of wireless networks nearby while the adapter is acting as an access point but iwlist returns the following error: $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Interface doesn't ...