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

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Start X11vnc on boot at SLIM login window

Debian 7.7 Wheezy, xorg, SLIM, i3 I'm unable to have x11vnc -usepw -forever started with SLIM, to offer a vnc connection on boot, as I do not have a monitor attached to the computer. I tried to add ...
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How to configure bind9 caching period

I have configured bind9 to act as a caching server and is working properly. However I am trying to configure the retention period for the cache. I couldn't find any information regarding the caching ...
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Reverse ssh tunnel in config

How can I establish a reverse ssh tunnel with my ./ssh/config file? I'm trying to reproduce this command ssh -R 55555:localhost:22 user@host in my .ssh/config file so that when I type ssh host ...
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How to configure postfix to send mail to external SMTP server?

I have a machine with http://phabricator.org/ set up on it and I would like to set up postfix to enable e-mail sending to my company's mailboxes (as for notification emails coming from e.g. ...
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How can I connect my REMnux to wifi

I have a copy of Linux REMnux 5 which is specially designed for Reverse Engineering. It is based Linux Ubuntu. But I don't know how to connect it to a wifi connection or even a wired connection.
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setting default options for cryptsetup

Is there a way to set default options for cryptsetup? For example, lets say I want to make sure that I only open cryptsetup devices with the -r option. I would like to add it to a config file, so that ...
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Startup Applications config path

I want to edit the startup list of Linux Mint 17 without logging in. Where does the Startup Applications program keep its list of applications?
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Is there a standard text config file engine with Spacewalk?

I would like to template my configuration files using an as standard as possible template engine. There is plenty of template engine for web or html stuff, but here, I'm not talking about Linux text ...
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sensors-detect not detecting my fan

sensors-detect detects my system perfectly: # sensors-detect revision 6209 (2014-01-14 22:51:58 +0100) # System: Acer Aspire E1-572 [V2.14] (laptop) # Board: Acer EA50_HW It detects an Intel ...
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What are these %(…)s strings in fail2ban's jail.conf file, and how do they work?

In setting up fail2ban there are what appear to be variables at the top of the jail.conf that look like this: mytime=300 . . . [ssh] bantime=%(mytime)s Or in this more complicated form like this: ...
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stop/restart X server

I want to generate xorg.conf but for that X needs to not be running. How do I stop X or start without it? I tried ctrl + alt + F2 but the X server is still running. I'm running Lubuntu 14.10.
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Can somebody explain The Debian Apache2 configuration files conundrum?

I am a newbie to Apache2.4. I know I am running the said version because of :- $ sudo apache2ctl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server built: Jul 23 2014 13:15:48 Apparently there are ...
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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 automate Linux server configuration?

Is there any way to automate Linux server configuration? I'm working on setting up a couple of new build servers, as well as an FTP server, and would like to automate as much of the process as ...
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Which file defines the LESSOPEN environment variable?

please advise me about the following. On my Linux machine - I do the following: $ env | grep -i LESSOPEN LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s So from env command I see that: ...
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How to set up MouseButton4 on TeamSpeak

Is there a way to set up Button4/5 to push-to-talk in TeamSpeak? For Example: In Firefox I can undoing and forwarding but TeamSpeak doesn't recognize clicks. I'm using Arch Linux and my mouse is ...
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Apache web server configuration with a DNS server Linux 14.04 LTS [closed]

I need to configure a Apache web server with a DNS server, it can be a simple local server configuration just to practice and see how a DNS server resolves a URL to an ip address and connects to a web ...
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How is the content of configuration files parsed on different Linux distributions?

Different Linux distributions store the same configuration parameters in different files. For example IPv4 address in Debian Wheezy is stored in /etc/network/interfaces file while in Fedora 20 it is ...
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How to configure which sound card jack2 will use

I've installed jack2 as a substitution for jack from official repositories (I'm on Arch Linux): # pacman -S jack2 I need to use jack2 because it provides jackd (it's needed for another ...
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What does xterm's Escape Sequence option do and how do I enable it?

xterm's control-right-click menu contains an option named Escape sequence. It is always disabled ("grayed out") in Ubuntu-14.04. What is this option is used for? How do I enable it? I am looking for ...
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How does ssh server defines which key to use first having more than 1?

I have just found out that on my Ubuntu machine I have more public keys to serve in /etc/ssh directory: $ ll /etc/ssh total 296K -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 237K lip 3 2013 moduli -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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bashrc in custom folder [duplicate]

I want to cleanup my home folder and have managed to move out most of the configuration files to the .config folder. But, one file I'm not able to figure out is the .bashrc file. How can I specify ...
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OpenEmbedded: root account doesn't exist!

I'm using the current OpenEmbedded system from: http://git.openembedded.org/openembedded-core/tree/ (For what it's worth, I'm also pulling in layers from ...
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Webalizer: website/stats doesn't show index.html but directory listing

I'm working with Linux and want to provide my users with up-to-date statistics of their website. ex: user1 has a website on my Linux DNS server: user1.be but when he surfs to user1.be/stats he has to ...
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ifconfig not showing changed ip address

I'm trying to configure IP settings on my Raspberry Pi running Rasperian. I edited /etc/networks/interfaces to be: auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static address 110.76.71.106 ...
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OpenVswitch in Linux kernel configuration

There's a kernel configuration variable Open vSwitch (CONFIG_OPENVSWITCH). This enables openVswitch support inside the kernel, but still to use it, we need a userspace daemon. My question is, what ...
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Linux Mint root app theming breaks when changing controls

So, this is a strange occurrence, which seems similar to other questions but which I've not been able to find a reference for. Maybe my Google-Fu is not strong right now. It seems to be a common ...
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Postfix configuration? problem

I try to configure mail server on my VPS. I try this tutorial but unfortunately I cant run it. My configuration files are exact the same I only replaced mydomain.com with my own domain. Also when I ...
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bash: dynamic environment control

I have an application which modifies environment variables. The intent is to launch a bash shell with a modified context-specific environment. When my application modifies the environment, and ...
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Which config files in /etc folder must be unique for each computer?

I am doing a restoration test of backup files on a computer. Without putting much thought into it, I did an rsync to replace all files in /etc folder with the ones in the backup. Then, I realize I ...
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crontab error with (No MTA installed) but I use >/dev/null 2>&1

I'm new on linux user I try to run crontab to backup my database with vagrant user * * * * * /usr/bin/mysqldump -h localhost -u root -p root mydb | gzip > /var/backup/all/database_`date ...
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Allowing outgoing emails that will be delivered to localhost only

I operate a Linux system where I give out free Linux shell accounts to people for educational purposes. Unfortunately, while doing so it's expected to meet abusive users who will keep sending spam ...
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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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Using OpenVPN with systemd

Ok, so I've been searching the web for solutions to this problem with no answers seeming to work for me. Hopefully someone can help me. I'm only trying to configure the OpenVPN Client. I'm running ...
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Postfix is sending and receiving mail locally, but not to external mailbox

I have a CentOS box running my Apache website and Postfix, but whenever I try PHP's mail() function to my @aevidi email, it sends to my local mailbox in ~/mail, but is not visible in Zoho's webmail. ...
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Using Linux kernel config file from version to version

I have currently Linux Kernel 2.6, which works for my hardware. Now I want to compile Linux kernel 3.2 for the same hardware. Can I use the same .config of 2.6 directly for v3.2? Is there any ...
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How to receive emails on CentOS 5 server?

I've installed postfix with this nice tutorial http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/postfix and postfix and dovecot are up and running. I set up user maildir as tutorial suggested. Now I can check my ...
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'xorg.conf' and hybrid graphics

Is there any sane way to be able to configure X server and have working hybrid graphics at the same time? Whenever I add "xorg.conf" X server stops loading driver for second (discrete) GPU. ...
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fail2ban not working

I have several services running on my Ubuntu 12.04 server and set up fail2ban, but it doesn't block the attacking IPs. SSH is running on port 22. jail.conf [DEFAULT] bantime = 600 maxretry = 3 ...
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Why do upgrades to KDM/KDE not preserve changes to configuration files?

The kdebase-workspace package on Arch Linux only preservers changes made to /usr/share/config/kdm/kdmrc when the package is updated. I need to edit /usr/share/config/kdm/Xsetup to get my monitors to ...
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When are spaces around the = sign forbidden?

I know that in ~/.bashrc one must not put spaces around = signs in assignment: $ tail -n2 ~/.bashrc alias a="echo 'You hit a!'" alias b = "echo 'You hit b!'" $ a You hit a! $ b b: command not ...
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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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No eth0 after HD transplant

After moving the hard drive of a makeshift server to another compatible hardware (64-bit, same processor "generation", laptop->desktop) configuration, networking fails to initiate. Specifically: ...
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Use non-root user configuration for root account

When I work with the terminal and use su or sudo to execute a command with the root user's permissions, is it possible to apply the configuration of my "non-root user" (from which I am invoking su or ...
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how to read and modify fstab in python?

I want to automatically configure my fstab in python by running a script. I thought of using ConfigParser in python, but I am unable to use it properly.
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Software firewall with “zone files”

I am using an automatic deployment system for my new Unix deployments. I have a fairly complicated network topology to implement, and I'm looking for firewall software that makes this easy. In ...
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Iinstallation of Kali linux under dual boot in Win-7

I am completely new to Linux and its related distributions and I am trying to install the Kali-Linux in Wind 7 64 bit OS through dual boot option. I have downloaded the kali-64 bit mini.iso and after ...
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X has blank screen but clearly runs

At my last reboot X started but blacked the screen. When logging into the system remotely all processes seem to be running just fine (e.g. Firefox is automatically started), so X is clearly running, ...
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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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What config changes are being tracked by aureport?

I am interested in using aureport to audit my server. When I run: # aureport -c It gives the following output: =================================== # date time type auid success event ...