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

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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 I change the X rotate the xf86-video-fbdev during execution?

Below is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf. /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/1-fbdev.conf Section "Device" Identifier "LCD" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb0" Option "Rotate" "UD" EndSection ...
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Change menu shortcuts in Evolution

I'm trying to change menu shortcuts in the E-mail client Evolution, specifically removing the "send message" via "Ctrl-Enter" shortcut, but can't figure out how. My system is rather new: Debian 8 ...
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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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Kernel config diffs - better way to maintain

I maintain one Linux distro (LEAF) with multiple kernel targets, so it needs to have multiple kernel configs (one reference config + usual patch files for other targets). But this adds headache on ...
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Configure a freeRadius server with dhcp function

I have installed a freeradius server on a debian machine and it is working correctly. I want to configure my freeradius server to provide IP addresses for the authenticated users! Can any one tell ...
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Deactivate the new native gesture support in GNOME 3.14

The new version 3.14 of the GNOME desktop now supports multitouch gestures natively. (see e.g. Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14) How can I deactivate this feature? I would like to continue using ...
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Is there a more elegant way to unlink two tmux clients sharing a session from inside tmux?

This is almost a code-review question, but very *nixy and more about configuration than code. For years since I switched to tmux from screen I've had a couple of nagging issues that I could not make ...
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Why does rsyslogd not honor the following lines in rsyslog.d

This is somewhat related to my previous question here. I have three files in /etc/rsyslog.d which is included from /etc/rsyslog.conf: 00-iptables.conf 50-default.conf postfix.conf The first one ...
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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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Administratively spread several Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird/Icedove installed and I want to spread Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users. The rules are stored in a file - pgprules.xml in the user ...
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How to use screen rotation in Awesome WM configuration?

I'm using an xrandr script to set screen size and rotation. In this case one screen is in landscape mode and the other is rotated. How can I detect this rotation in the Awesome WM configuration? The ...
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Fontconfig default unavailable font selection, How is it defined in the XML configs? Couldn't locate in documentation

I've worked with Fontconfig previously, and understand how to do most of the common configurations. All my aliases work as expected, and I'm almost completely finished. I'm trying to set the default ...
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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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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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Remote queue-like auditing service (“append-only pastebin”)

I am looking for an existing service / tool which would support the following in a UNIX-like shell environment: append-only writes, with writes guaranteed to be persistent for some well-specified ...
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Freeradius server for multiple vendor network

We have been using network switches from Enterasys and for logging in to these switches, with AD credentials, we have setup a freeradius server on RHEL 6.5 server, that is working absolutely fine. ...
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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How to update focus when toggling tags in Awesome WM?

How to reproduce: Install awesome, firefox and xterm. Start Awesome WM with my current configuration. There should now be an XTerm window in the first tag ("shell") and a Firefox window in the ...
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How can the xkb layout settings be simplified?

The question is, if there is a way to simplify the structure of the xkb configuration related to keyboard layouts? As explained in further detail below there are 5 independent places in which a ...
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Increase SSH ConnectTimeout greater than 60 seconds

I don't seem to be able to increase the SSH connection timeout much beyond a minute: $ date; ssh home-qnap -o ConnectTimeout=7200; date Wed 14 Jan 2015 15:23:32 AEDT ssh: connect to host home-qnap ...
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Changing pulseaudio default per-user output device

Is there a way to change or set the default per-user pulseaudio output device without having write access to the system configuration (but of course having write access to the user configuration in $...
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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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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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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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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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Occasional rsync error code 12 “Connection reset by peer (104)” from cron task that runs every 20 minutes

I have a script run by cron that rsync's various folders to a server in a different city to publish files to websites. In case it matters, the source server is within the corporate firewall and the ...
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Ubuntu : puppet f5 device config : Partition '' doesn't exist

This is a Puppet question that I've posted on the PuppetLabs forums with no response. I'm also posting here because I'm hoping that with a wider audience I might find someone knowledgeable re Puppet ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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FreeBSD 9.0 install NOT configuring ports

We have a new FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE with a ports tree generated via portsnap and none of the ports perform make config. To some degree it is behaving as though BATCH=yes was set. However, that variable ...
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How to deal with closed source modules when configuring a new kernel build

I found this command very useful: make localmodconfig However, having some closed source drivers/modules ends up being a problem because this command can't find an appropriate way of including the ...
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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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Can sources.list only be updated by hand?

I'm currently running Linux Mint. I remember that under Ubuntu, whenever a new release comes out, it prompts you with a choice of whether to upgrade or not. It seems like this is not happening in Mint,...
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/etc/sysctl.conf abstraction for custom usage

Is there an abstraction model for configuration files like /etc/sysctl.conf ? I find it great for a few reasons, it's humanly readable, has nestable namespaces, hierachy of settings instead of one-...
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Push same webserver config to multiple front ends

We are using a load balancer for our web servers (3 debian clones). I was wondering if it was possible to push the same config onto the three web servers and restart each instance all in one shot so ...
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How to configure apache with suPHP and VirtualHosts to avoid DocumentRoot problem?

I am currently configuring an apache web server, and have Apache 2.2 with SSL, svn at https://myhost/svn/repos/myrepo1 and https://myhost/awebsite with suPHP ready. https://myotherhost/ also exists ...
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Postfix mailbox_transport and mailbox_command

I have Postfix set up in main.cf to use mailbox_transport=lmtp:unix:private/dovecot-lmtp as LDA, which works fine. I also need to enable mailbox_command in order to pass internal sanity checks as ...
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How to I force Terminator to reload configuration on the fly?

I use Terminator as a terminal emulator and I like it a lot, I would just like to do one thing and I haven't been able to find out how to do it. So you know how I can right-click, go to preferences, ...
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Fail2Ban - Failed to execute ban jail 'xxx' action 'xarf-login-attack'

I recently set up Fail2Ban (v0.9.4 on Debian Jessie). I only use it for SSH. By default my main jail bans after 5 failed attempts in 10 minutes for a day. This setting has worked well for me however ...
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Denying access to multiple directories in vsftpd.conf

I am trying to use the deny_file directive to prevent users from accessing several directories inside a local root, using vsftpd. For example, I would like to forbid users from entering inside the ...
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how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator?

I can't find any method of how to set up the format of a title of the tabs of Terminator. it's probably has to do with its config at ~/.config/terminator/config but how exactly? I want to shorten ...
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Configuring a system to run PulseAudio automatically on top of JACK

This is essentially the same as the Ask Ubuntu question How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?. However, the answers to that question are all incomplete in at ...
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What determines the GUI file chooser launched by applications?

I am using KDE (Kubuntu), and I noticed that different GUI programs when launching a file chooser seem to use 3-4 different types of file choosers. Some are more annoying in that they do not seem to ...
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How can I get information about my acceleration method?

I created a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf to change my acceleration method to EXA to prevent a problem I've been experiencing. The problem is, from time to time, all the windows go all ...
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Can a wibox in Awesome-WM be setup vertically?

I use the venerable Awesome WM to manage tiled window layouts across a couple of screens. My configuration has a few goodies, but in general it follows a familiar pattern with a bar across the top ...
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Change which brightness device gnome uses?

I am using a lenovo thinkpad w520 running fedora 22 and gnome 3. This particular laptop has both an integrated (Intel HD Graphics 3000) and discrete graphics (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M) card. When I'm in ...
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How do I know when what I should store in my external to /etc configurations in etckeeper?

I read about the ability to store configuration files that live outside of /etc here, and I tested it out on a test server, and it appears to work. One thing that I'm having a bit of an issue with ...
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Bluetooth Visibility Crashes UI on Linux Mint

I'm running a Lenovo laptop. I have had driver problems for a while now, and am planning to perform a re-install of Linux Mint when I have the time and I can make sure that it won't interfere with my ...
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Restoring VG configuration from recovered drive

Had to reinstall CentOS on a server with three RAID 1 arrays. I installed the OS on sda (300g), and left sdb and sdc alone (they were not formatted or otherwise fiddled with). The OS is up but I'...
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leafpad: Set a default encoding

Is there a more elegant way to set UTF-8 as the default encoding for leafpad? Because there is no configuration file, I have to rely on leafpad --codeset=UTF-8 %f as a command run by a launcher or an ...