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What is the `[` program that resides in my system's /bin?

I was recently browsing my Fedora's /bin folder and noticed a binary named [. I did try to search the internet for more information on that, but I couldn't find anything useful. Running it through ...
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How to create bootable USB drive from DVD

I have a DVD with fedora 20 in it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I need to boot from an USB. I have copied the contents of the DVD into a USB drive and now how can I make this drive bootable?
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Fedora 18 in VM locks the CD drive

I have windows 7 and I installed VMware (VMware-player-5.0,2-1031769) and want to put fedora 18 in it but after complete installation is done I'm getting the below error: The guest operating ...
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core i7 processor - x86-64 , cross compile kernel

I would like to know whether all core i7 processor is of type x86_64.(as per wiki it says so) I have a core i7 machine (from /proc/cpuinfo) where only 32bit kernel in installed on the same. Also, it ...
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yum no longer able to detect/access repository

Yum was working fine until I tried to install google chrome and used the --add-repo command with which I added chrome's repository. Ever since then, whenever I do a sudo yum install, yum only ...
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I want completely remove Fedora 16 from PC

As my title says I want to remove Fedora 16 from my system and reinstall later. I have dual boot to Windows. So can anyone help me to get out of this?
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Allow User To Access Other User's Home Directory

I have a Fedora server. I would create an SFTP user account which is allowed to access other user's home dir. Is it possible? For example user1 -> /home/user1 user2 -> /home/user1 user2 can ...
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Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has ocurred and the system can't recover. Please contact a system administrator

I attempted yum update while installing VLC player so while updating my system got shutdown without my presence. After that when i wanted to reboot my system im getting an error "Oh no! Something has ...
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How to recover from a boot hang after deleting old swap?

I did a fresh installation of Fedora 20 in the free space of my hard drive after failing to upgrade from the older version. Everything seems to be working fine until I deleted the partition containing ...
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Fedora 20, startup script with network settings work correctly but without real effect

First, I love Fedora 20. :) I'm newcomers from Debian/Ubuntu/Suse, but I real like this clean distro. But I found some problems, and can't move forward with this little things. I have 2 PC in home ...
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Wifi on Fedora trouble

My university's WiFi is particularly unfriendly to Linux, and the only way to make WiFi work is to repeatedly "forget" the network settings for the student network, re-enter all the data about the ...
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`login` from X session

I seem to remember it used to be possible to login via a GUI terminal. This was useful if (e.g.) you added yourself to a new group and want to use those privileges without stopping X to log in ...
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something is terribly wrong with pkg-config

I've been having a harrowing time lately just trying to get several C programs compiled because I can't find where the libraries are located and pkg-config seems to be out of order. I installed GNU ...
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Install Fedora20 on external HD

I've been trying to install Fedora20 on my external HD, but have run into problems. Somehow I cannot choose the hard disk to install Fedora. Here is what I've done: First, I went and downloaded the ...
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yum installs kernel-devel different from my kernel version

I am attempting to install the VMWare player in Fedora 19. I am running into the problem that multiple users have had where VMware player cannot find the kernel headers. I have installed the ...
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Uninstall JDK rpm to reinstall

Where do I find the JDK install to uninstall? @terdon had explained using an rpm type download so it would be easier to uninstall, but I cannot find it.
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Permission of DVD device file not being retained when machine is rebooted

I am using Linux Fedora 4 and would like a non-root user to be able to write to DVDs using the DVD drive. I was able to do this by adding write access to the group of the device file /dev/scd0 and ...
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How to upgrade Fedora OpenVZ container over SSH?

what is the standard procedure for upgrading Fedora (18 to 19) that runs as an OpenVZ container on my VPS via SSH? Can I simply use fedup or does the admin have to perform the upgrade from outside of ...
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What is abrt and the process abrt-action-generate-core-backtrace?

I recently noticed a process I hadn't seen before called abrt-action-generate-core-backtrace that was churning on my laptop. I waited a bit and it never seemed to stop so I killed it. Questions Did ...
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Desktop launchers not getting scanned by Gnome

I'm running Fedora 20 on my notebook, and recently I removed some of the Gnome session startup apps which (I believe this was the cause) resulted in my ~/.local/share/applications/ directory not being ...
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Disable ATI HDMI sound device - Fedora with PulseAudio

I want to disable the ATI HDMI sound device. I have nothing connected to it and for some reason, although it isn't the default sound device, it sometimes kicks in and grabs my sound, leaving the ...
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Fedora 19: can't disable the firewall

I've installed a server (WSO2 ESB) in my laptop. When I run it, going to the browser and typing the console address https://10.13.6.75:9443/carbon, it works normally, but if I try it on another ...
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How to install C++ compiler for Eclipse

Im unable to run my C++ codes because Eclipse has not c++ compiler installed in it . How can I install C++ compiler for eclipse on Fedora 20 or other linux os's? When I execute my codes it says: ...
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LUKS - changing passphrase with /dev/mapper/fedora-root

I would like to change my passphrase in LUKS, so I started with typing mount | grep 'on / '. The result was /dev/mapper/fedora-root on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data=ordered). So next as usual ...
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Fedora 20: How to navigate to Windows partitions via commandline?

In Fedora 16, when accessing the Windows partitions via the Fedora GUI, it would get mounted on /media/. They were visible as /media/Data etc and I was able to navigate into those partitions via the ...
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None of the linux programs work except 'cd'

Before stating the question, here's what I did and observed before the problem started: On a fedora 18 Xfce, I tried compiling 3.6.10 kernel with a cdv driver, After many attempts, it finally ...
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How to handle a mass rpmbuild for a new distribution?

How could I define and initiate a mass rpmbuild for a coresystem of a new distro? Which requisites beyond rpmbuild-dir are needed?
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Deep freeze like software for Fedora

For one of my labs, I need to maintain consistent file systems. So, I do not want any changes written to the file system after the system is shutdown. Currently, I am maintaining an operating system ...
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Java is constantly generating an error log in my home directory?

I have started to notice that whenever I use a Java-based application on Fedora 20, whether it's a game or Eclipse or something else, it will always generate an error log of some sort in home ...
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Error about agpgart during startup on Fedora 20?

I have started to notice a strange error quickly flash across my screen every time I boot my laptop running Fedora 20. I'm not sure what it means or how it may be affecting my system, but I figured ...
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delete user from group in fedora from command line

I have been using ubuntu extensively and use the following from the command line: deluser <username> <groupname> It doesn't seem to work in fedora. Is there an equivalent?
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Verify if a hard drive is encrypted on Linux

How can I verify if a hard drive is encrypted in Fedora 20? If not, does it mean I have to re install Fedora to encrypt it?
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Install a basic CentOS VM on Fedora 19 with libvirt

I would like to install a CentOS 6.5 virtual machine on my machine, only with command line tools and basic networking capabilities, i.e a way to have http and ssh connections between the host (Fedora ...
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Fedora make command broken, kernel mismatch

On a new Dell Inspiron 3521, I tried installing Linux. First try was Ubuntu, but couldn't get the WiFi working. After trying all sort of things and commands, some errors started to show. I then ...
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Unable to reconnect to a WiFi network on Fedora 20?

Problem After leaving my Fedora 20 laptop running overnight, I open it back up and it prompts me to re-enter the password for my home WiFi network. The password is already typed in and censored, but ...
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Why is vim not being opened in its own screen?

When I type vim in xterm the program is not opened in its own screen, but in the very same I am writing commands in. Let me explain: for example, lets say I type in the terminal ls -l /usr/bin and get ...
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Is it possible to integrate Apple iCloud services (e.g. contacts, calendars) with Fedora 20?

I am a new laptop user after using an iMac desktop for about seven years. Over that time, I had become fairly reliant on Apple's services syncing between my iPhone and my iMac. Now that I'm on ...
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Strange screen ghosting issue with GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19

Since migrating to Fedora 19 and GNOME 3.8.4 I've been noticing a strange ghosting of images on my screen, where pieces of popups and parts of GUIs will sometime remain around. Running xwininfo ...
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Why can't I disable some of the services in system-config-services?

I'm developing a kiosk like PC so it doesn't need most of the services. Questions Why can't we disable some services showed in system-config-service? Is there any way to disable all (or at least ...
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Can not use WEBEX in CentOS 6.5 , Fedora 18 and 20

Tried to use WebEx with the following setup: Machine : intel i5 , x86 architecture OS : CentOs : 6.5 , Fedora 18 and Fedora 20 Java : jdk 1.7_45 64 bit Browser : firefox 26 with java plugin ...
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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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How to Install Fedora Live Desktop 20 in Windows 7?

I downloaded the Fedora-Live-Desktop.iso and mounting the image produces the following directories. /isolinux /LiveOS |- livecd-iso-to-disk |- osmin.img |- squashfs.img Now how can I ...
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Issues with libGL on Fedora 20 - unable to load driver swrast?

Firstly, before I explain my problem, I have referred to the question previously asked on Ask.Fedora about the libGL error, which can be seen here. I have been trying to play the game "FTL - Faster ...
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Windows 7 guest fails to boot on Fedora 20 host

In virt-manager Windows boots (in safe mode) up to loading classpnp.sys. CPU usage then stays at 100%. In VirtualBox I get a blue-screen-of-death right after loading classpnp.sys and then it reboots. ...
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Booting Fedora in rescue mode

I have created a new Fedora live USB with the intention of booting into rescue mode and fixing the bootloader, so that I can dualboot win7 and Fedora 20. However, I do not understand how I am to boot ...
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Error 127 when trying to install ms-sys

I just installed Fedora 20 and am trying to install ms-sys. However, when I do "make", I am presented with the following error: "cc -O2 -ansi -pedantic -Wall -c -I inc -D PACKAGE=\"ms-sys\" -D ...
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Fedora 20 - wifi hotspot almost work but something wrong

I have a Sony Vaio notebook with WiFi, and need to setup a hotspot (an ad-hoc one) under Fedora 20. I successfully did it under Debian and SuSE, but under Fedora I am struggling to understand the ...
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Creating bootable USB from .iso in Fedora 19

I created a somewhat similiar question previously, but seeing as my understanding of the topic improved drastically with the answers, I realized that I had asked the wrong question. I am trying to ...
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Using Fedora 19 to burn .iso-image to external HDD

Seeing as several google-searches have failed me, I am having a hard time completing this task. I am currently running Fedora 19 on my laptop, and I wish to burn a .iso-image to an external HDD. ...
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Trouble getting help in vim

I have just finished the vimtutor and everything went fine except for the last part (Lesson 7.1: Getting Help). I type :help and the help manual is shown as it is supposed to. But then I try (as ...