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Why does my program screen dims down?

I wrote a program to run on Linux OS. I noticed whenever I ran the program and clicked on a button to open a window, sometimes the main application screen dims down. This doesn't happen on all the ...
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Wifi is not working on Linux Mint

I have a Dell Latitude E4310 laptop which ran Ubuntu for the last 4 years (with various versions). Recently I have installed Linux Mint (version 17), and afterwards the WiFi is not working. It was ...
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what is the default delimiter for sort -k option

What is the default delimiter for sort's -k option? I searched some man page and samples and still feel lost.
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How can I quickly sum all numbers in a file?

Each line contains text and numbers in one column. I need to calculate the sum of the numbers in each row. How can I do that? Thx example.log contains: time=31sec time=192sec time=18sec time=543sec ...
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rysnc not sending over changed files

I am using codeship to deploy my code to my server on digitalocean. I am using rsync to send the code over but it is not correctly sending over the files that have changed or have been added. For ...
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Cleaning up after installing libary

As part of installing ImageMagick and PDFtk I fetched tarballs and extracted them to my home directory. Went through install process and got both libraries working. If I run which on pdftk or any ...
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How to write shell script code for display reserved memory space for application (buffer + cache) [on hold]

Anyone can help me how to write shell script code using the bash shell that perform the following functions: Display reserved memory space for application (buffer + cache). Display real used memory ...
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Triggering hardware interrupts by connecting parallel port pins 9 and 10 does not work

I want to trigger hardware interrupts as described in the book Linux Device Drivers by connecting pins 9 and 10 with a wire. I tried that but apparently there's no interrupt beeing triggered: cat ...
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Cylon Linux stuck on loading screen?

So, I have been trying to get a Linux distro for a while now called Cylon Linux. I heard about it from a website and looked into it. I downloaded the .iso file and burned it to a disk. I tried to boot ...
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how to tell crontab to execute the command from now instantly

I have a command in "/etc/crontab" which runs a database program every 7 days. Now, I see that this command has been commented by another user for 2 weeks. I immediately uncommented the line, and ...
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Linux doesn't drop FS Caches. Instead Memory starts Swapping

I'm quite confused about this behaviour of linux memory caching. total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15953 14188 1765 64 ...
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How to transform a LFS system it to an (iso) installable system or live cd? [on hold]

I want to make my own lieux distro from scratch I want to build the kernel then crosscompile the kernel.. But my big problem is how I’ll make it installable after building it? (like Ubuntu, arch, deb ...
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tool/ways for converting .db file from big endian to little endian in linux machine

We have an "example.db" database file from a Solaris machine which has big endians. This database is proprietary not an Oracle/Sybase/MYSQL so no possibility from that end. How this file can be ...
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systemd kill my processes before ExecStop completed

I'm trying to update my application to use it with systemd. When I have used Upstart, I've just create a /etc/init.d/myService script: #!/bin/bash #chkconfig: 2345 90 10 #description: myDescription ...
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How to make a fifo in C? [migrated]

I have to use mkfifo in my C program in Ubuntu. But I have an error when I compile: no such file or directory . I think the problem because I have not set the panel_fifo environment variables. But I ...
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Unable to mount a partition on an SSD over USB

I'm trying to mount a 120GB SSD connected externally via USB to the new server. The SSD is full of data and I can't format it. mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/sdd1 mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad ...
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“fdisk -l” output: what are Disk label type“ and ”Disk identifier"

fdisk -l output: . . Disk label type: dos Disk identifier: 0x0006a8bd . . what are Disk label type" and "Disk identifier" Also, apart from the manuals, where else can I find more information ...
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Linux randomly hibernates [on hold]

I'm facing some issues with Linux (Fedora and Ubuntu). First of all, when I installed Ubuntu it was sort of hibernating when booting then I installed Fedora, everything works fine, but when I boot the ...
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Thread running between fork and exec blocks other thread read [migrated]

While studying the possibility of improving Recoll performance by using vfork() instead of fork(), I've encountered a fork() issue which I can't explain. Recoll repeatedly execs external commands to ...
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Midnight Commander - editor in hex mode

I can't find a way to toggle mc internal editor in hex mode. Here it says to use F4 however it suggest to replace. How to do it?
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Linux Mint 17.1 Mate stops responding

I was using LM 17.1 Mate version quite smoothly until one day I found my desktop wallpaper had changed to the original. Then after refreshing for 2nd time it keeps on refreshing and it seems that my ...
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Error on login on Ubuntu 14.04 [on hold]

Now,before I begin,be prepared for a lot. I am having a on-login problem that, when "send a report" is clicked, goes away. But after a minute or two, I get a whole lot of mess of errors. Here is my ...
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Parrot Security OS Does Not Play Sound? [on hold]

I use a distro of Linux called Parrot Security OS. I have recently noticed that the sound on it refuses to play in any sort of way. I have tired muting then un-muting. I have used the advanced ...
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tunnel rsync:// protocol over ssh

on my LAN (debian server, windows client) I use rsync:// protocol with this code cwRsync\rsync.exe -avLP --force --append-verify rsync://rsync-usb@server/rsync-usb/* usb/ I have read, that rsync in ...
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“Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block” and “LZMA data is corrupt”

I recently bought a new computer and I am experiencing problems while trying to install Linux. Things I have tried: A variety of distributions: Ubuntu; Elementary OS; Crunchbang++; Manjaro; and ...
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Unable to copy large file onto ext2 usb stick [on hold]

I have an 8G usb stick (I'm on linux Mint), and I'm trying to copy a 5.4G file into it, but getting No space left on device The filesize of the copied file before failing is always 3.6G An output ...
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Convert binary mode to text mode and the reverse option

By the following way I convert a simple binary file into a text file od –t x1 Check.tar | cut –c8- > Check.txt What is the opposite way to convert the Check.txt to Check.tar as the original file ...
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Linux distros: Which one suits me? [on hold]

I decided to use Linux alongside MS Windows so I read some articles for beginners and I installed Linux Ubuntu 14 LTS. Less than one month, it crahed and became unfunctional after an upgrade process ...
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What happens when a tmpfs volume is full and swap is full? Is Linux's OOM-killer involved? [duplicate]

I understand that if a persistent / disk-based volume is full, files need to be explicitly deleted to free up space before more can be added. Further, I understand that if memory is exhausted, the ...
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Using another's device resources for software execution

I have an old weak laptop (core duo at 1.7Ghz) and a quad core phone(arm cortex a7). Both are running linux. Could I use phone's resources from laptop to execute(process) stuff for laptop? Is there ...
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Hyphen/Dash “-” Symbol's use in Linux bash /dir + GRUB booting for newbs

I am attempting to complete this GitHub tutorial on creating a custom GRUB loader for a stubborn Asus Win8.1 laptop on which I am hoping to install Ubuntu: ...
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How do I turn a local yum repository into a local satellite for many other repositories

I am not sure I am asking this question in the best way. I am doing my best to ask it in the clearest way possible. I would like to build a local (to my cluster) yum repository server such that I ...
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to allow certain ips and block all other connections on AMAZON EC2 ubuntu 12.04

How do I allow certain IPs and block all other connection in iptables on AMAZON EC2?
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I can not install MySQL using yum on Centos7

I've installed centos7 recently, but, when I am trying to install MySQL using the command: yum install mysql-community-server I keep getting Exiting on user cancel while I am not hitting any ...
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Auto disconnect from WLAN if unused

For Nokia N900 there is an app called AutoDisconnect which monitors the WLAN usage and closes the connection if the traffic is very low. I'd like to have something like this on my future notebook in ...
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What's the difference between poweroff and halt? [duplicate]

To turn off my system, I can use one of these three commands: sudo halt Or: sudo poweroff Or: sudo shutdown -h now What are the differences between these commands, or are they all just ...
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How to get miniature(live thumnail preview) of open windows on linux?

Gnome-shell does it in the 'activities' screen, unity/compiz has it in 'Spread','Shift','ALT-Tab'. How do I get those live window previews in C++?
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Depends: libqtgui4 (>= 4.6.2) but it is not installed

I want to install the Wing IDE for python. When I executed it, dpkg showed me some qt packages that were not installed. I installed a few of them via Synaptic Package Manager, but the rest cannot be ...
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Random crashes on XFCE - how to diagnose what's happening?

I'm on Parabola (a fork of Arch), and I'm running the XFCE desktop environment. However, I periodically get these weird crashes, where my entire desktop freezes. I have no ability to move my cursor ...
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How to use blktrace to monitor the eMMC Flash access pattern?

I'm trying to simulate a FTL(Flash Translation Layer) algorithm and evaluate its performance. What I need is a trace file of a flash access(containing information about block and page access). I'm ...
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read failure error while connecting to the server [on hold]

There was a problem last night when I tried to connect to a remote server from my personal computer having Linux. First, I received the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection ...
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Log file processing [on hold]

I have a log file like this; I can get NOW=HOUR=date +'%H' I can get login time in hour with something like cat file | awk '{print $2}' | cut -d: -f1 Is there a way I can compare the login times ...
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cant run dd command on android device

The main objective is to send a splited file to an android and join it back up with a .sh script, the file is splited to 5MB parts but its total size is unknown (trying to make an universal script), ...
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upgrade chroot version on centOS 5?

How do I upgrade chroot release on my centos 5 server? I want to install a service that uses a new capability available in later versions (--userspec) of chroot and I can't find any documentation of ...
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What can cause GRUB2 to suddenly not be recognized by EFI?

I have two hard drives in my PC. The first one contains an ext4 partition with Debian, a swap partition and the EFI partition for Debian. The second hard drive contains Win8 and it's EFI partition. ...
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Linux light SIP server

I'm looking light sip server. He wants it to run next to Android in a chroot environment. Best if it were a configurable via the terminal or www. I've used so far miniSipServer, but the client is only ...
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How to search for a defined parameter/IP [on hold]

Kindly i want to know whether a certain IP is defined or binded to any service or no, How can I do that?
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Book for understanding latest Linux kernel [on hold]

I want to understand the Linux kernel. For this I have the book "UnderStanding the Linux Kernel, 3e". Inside the book I have found that the book has written based on Linux kernel 2.6. But as my ...
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Radiusd(freeradius): User only for a special client

Is it possible to restrict a user from the "users" file to a special client? I try to use one radiusd server for two wifi access points but I will use one user credentials only for one access point ...
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Suggestions for a GUI light distribution [on hold]

I am looking for a scaled down version of Linux/Unix I am looking for the most scaled down distribution of Linux/Unix that I can install on an old computer. Features listed below. Minimal GUI: ...