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Local disks detected as multipath device

My local partitions are detected as multipath device $multipath -l mpathb (360014380125d90420000a000003e0000) dm-9 HP,HSV450 size=200G features='1 queue_if_no_path' hwhandler='0' wp=rw `-+- ...
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Why can't I specify my root fs with a UUID?

My system boots OK with this in my GRUB 2 config: linux /bzImage root=/dev/sda2 init=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd ro But if I replace /dev/sda2 with the corresponding UUID: linux /bzImage ...
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Essential tasks of a routing daemon in Linux [closed]

What I have understood so far from some software router projects already there (e.g. bird), there are some essential subtasks for routing in Linux. Task 1: Get a routing table first (using ip route ...
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Unable to load module: Disagrees about version of symbol module_layout

Following this tutorial to write my first driver. The Makefile is: # Makefile – makefile of our first driver # if KERNELRELEASE is defined, we've been invoked from the # kernel build system and can ...
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Set persistent permissions for /var/log/boot.log

Every time I reboot my CentOS 6.5 computer, it writes the boot log to /var/log/boot.log. The permissions on this file are always 644 after a reboot. I want the permissions to be 600. When I change the ...
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Become root after login via plink from Windows host

I m trying to connect to a linux server from Windows host via plink. I couldnt figure out how to become root after logon. I have to login with ordinary user first as I can't change config of the ...
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What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?

I have a directory tree that contains many small files, and a small number of larger files. The average size of a file is about 1 kilobyte. There are 210158 files and directories in the tree (this ...
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Mint 17 boots to Welcome screen, but desktop is blank

I'm running Mint 17 Qiana MATE on a HP250 G laptop with 4GB of RAM and Intel on-board graphics. The host OS is Mint and Windows XP runs as guest using VirtualBox with 1GB RAM and 20GB reserved hard ...
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Grub and usb serial support

How to access the grub menu using a usb serial converter? I know it's possible to have grub menu in serial console, putting these lines in grub.conf: serial --unit=0 --speed=9600 --word=8 ...
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How do I count the total number of unique strings from a file using linux [on hold]

In File1: OrderChange[a.1],partition=ORDER OrderChangeResponse[2.b],partition=ORDER I used below cmd getting output as 2 but it should be 1 as OrderChange in above file is 1. cat File1|grep -i ...
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Suppress warning from ps -aux on Linux

When I run the ps command i get a warning saying Warning: bad syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'? See /usr/share/doc/procps-3.2.7/FAQ. How do i suppress this warning? Is there some system setting that i ...
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How to set cron job for system

I'm really new on Linux and have no any previous experience on it. And I opened this account to ask this question. I need to install a cron job I've followed the short guide here. Well, I think it ...
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What are the differences between socket polling mechanisms of kqueue and epolling?

kqueue socket polling mechanism is used in FreeBSD and epolling in Linux. I would like to know what are the differences between the two mechanisms?
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Distro for high end video editing

Which distro would be most suited for maximizing hardware to perform expensive video editing and optimize resources. I followed up with optimizing resources, as in some cases one operation may not be ...
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Is it safe to format this extended partition?

On a ubuntu server I own, I am running out of space. When I ran sudo parted /dev/sda -l to find all available drives, I got this: Model: ATA ST31000528AS (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB Sector size ...
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real scenario about tc command and mangle table of iptables [on hold]

I don't have any question, But i have a request: I want to learn mangle table of iptables and tc command But i need to a real scenario, Please define me a real scenario!
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udev rule trouble on a Raspberry Pi (Raspbrian) using an ACR122U card reader

I am trying to get my ACR122U usable by all users on my Pi. I have the drivers installed correctly and nfc-list is working for root: root@raspberrypi:/etc/udev/rules.d# nfc-list nfc-list uses libnfc ...
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What is the difference between the following kernel Makefile terms: vmlinux, vmlinuz, vmlinux.bin, zimage & bzimage?

While browsing through the Kernel Makefiles, i found these terms. So i would like to know what is the difference between vmlinux, vmlinuz, vmlinux.bin, zimage & bzimage?
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Show top five CPU consuming processes with `ps`

How to show top five CPU consuming processes with ps?
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Linux kernel 3.10.0-123.4.2 processes [flush] aren't present

I am using CentOS 7 with "3.10.0-123.4.2.el7.x86_64" version, but I don't know why the kernel threads named flush aren't present in this kernel version. I tried to look in the kernel change log, but ...
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RTC is not saving time after hwclock

So I'm having quite a bit of trouble trying to get my system to set the hardware clock's time. Here is what I did just now, everything has worked, right? The first and last command seem to indicate ...
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Why would attempts to bind affinities for rcu kthreads fail?

I am trying to get full tickless mode working on my box on Ubuntu kernel 3.10.39. I am running the following command: for i in `pgrep rcu` ; do taskset -pc 0 $i ; done It seems to work on some of ...
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mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting on Ubuntu machines?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines in production - machineA 10.66.136.129 machineB 10.66.138.181 machineC 10.66.138.183 and all those machines ...
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Benefiting of sched_autogroup_enabled on the desktop

I am running a 2.6.37 kernel with sched_autogroup_enabled set to 1. I am not certain that I am seeing the benefits of this patch since: I am launching my applications from the desktop; applications ...
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Memory management - how memblock_reserve works

I am new to Linux kernel and I am studying the Linux memory management framework. I have few doubts on this. I am working on Marvel PXA986 boards and in board file I can see few memory reservation ...
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Multiple file systems on BeagleBone Black?

I'm trying to put together a BeagleBone Black using Debian on the EMMC, a separate MicroSD card and a flash USB disk (but could ostensibly be platter media on USB). My question, simply put: are there ...
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Install mono and Monodevelop on a new Redhat 6.5 Workstation

Does anyone know how to install Mono and MonoDevelop on a Redhat 6.5 Workstation. I've tried a number of different things but nothing has worked. I tried using git and building with make from the mono ...
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cpufreqd does not control temperature plus shows no output

Since my laptop (an Acer Aspire 5750G running a Gentoo Linux with a not-quite-up-to-date kernel 2.6.39-r3 (a weird wLan hardware makes the update difficult)) tends to run rather hot I am trying to ...
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Capture raw image from V4L (webcam) device

I'm using a Raspberry pi to monitor a self-service fridge. When the door opens, a shell script is being executed to capture pictures until the door closes again. The problem, however, is the speed of ...
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Permission denied when trying to write to a file in /sys directory [duplicate]

I'm trying to manually set the speed of the fan on my Macbook Pro 7.1 which is running Crunchbang Linux Waldorf. I'm following the instructions in this blog article ...
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Determin if the currnet terminal has a dark or light theme [duplicate]

I have several (Bash) scripts that uses ASCII color codes. They look good on my dark themed terminal, however on my colleagues light themed terminal the colors I selected don't look that good. Is ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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NFS server on qemu guest

I need to know how I can mount block devices, placed on a qemu guest system, from host. So in this case we have NFS server placed on guest system and NFS client on the host's side. There are a lot ...
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How does chroot's use of qemu for cross compile environments work?

To be able to do cross compiling there's a trick where you copy a static qemu binary into your <different-arch-root-to-be>/usr/bin and when you chroot into that filesystem, which has non-native ...
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Why are rmdir and unlink two separate system calls?

Here's something that kept me wondering for a while: [15:40:50][/tmp]$ mkdir a [15:40:52][/tmp]$ strace rmdir a execve("/usr/bin/rmdir", ["rmdir", "a"], [/* 78 vars */]) = 0 brk(0) ...
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Fedora 20: Failed to start LSB: Bring up/down networking

I'm trying to restart my networking service in Fedora 20, and I get the following error: [dev@localhost das]$ sudo service network restart [sudo] password for dev: Restarting network (via ...
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Alternatives to Symphony OS Orchestra Application Environment

I just read that Symphony OS has an wonderful concept, called Orchestra, where applications (can be even written HTML + JAVAscript) can be ran via a reduced localhost server and a leaned down mozilla ...
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Can GNU Parallel execute more parallel processes?

Can I for example execute: parallel -j 200 < list0 Where "list" has: nice -n -20 parallel -j 100 < list2 nice -n -20 parallel -j 100 < list1 Would this be feasible/possible?
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KVM - Which Web Based management to use?

I would like to became an Expert of managing KVM on debian squeeze. I still use virt-manager. Yes, it is easy and quiet safe and quick for me. I tried a lot of web based management UI and non of ...
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Increasing Accuracy of Synaptics Touchpad - Arch Linux

Here's my current problem with my Arch Linux installation. The touchpad is horribly inaccurate. And by that, I mean, I cannot click links without having to sway back and forth. I've been resorting to ...
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PPTP VPN in CentOS 7

I recently installed CentOS 7 (Gnome), but I realized that there are no options for setting up a PPTP VPN client. I tried to install networkmanager-pptp-gnome, but unfortunately it's not available in ...
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Access point (with hostapd) on the same interface as the network/gateway?

I wonder if it should be possible to have an wireless access point using hostapd (as described in Set up an access point) on the same interface that connects to a wireless network for internet. I ...
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How to migrate from Proxmox to VMWare?

I am wondering how it is possible to migrate a full hardware VM in Proxmox (qemu) to a full hardware VM in VMWare (vmdk). I have been searching all over the place, and it seems almost impossible to ...
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prores 444 output using ffmpeg

Instead of prores_ks ( as in image ), I need to get prores444. How is it possible? I tried the following and felt that I am limited to this. Is prores_ks an alternative to prores444? Can you explain ...
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Battery standby [on hold]

I am using a lenovo z570 laptop. In windows I am able to use the laptop for around 2.30 hrs in normal usage.But when I use any Linux distro the battery drains a lot faster. I am able to use only for ...
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rsh shows “poll: protocol failure in circuit setup”, why?

In the starting rsh worked properly, but after making some changes it shows some error [changes are shown in the end of this question, see that], I am sharing the same. Command $ /usr/bin/rsh ...
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How to download original ramdisk file to the computer? [closed]

Linux embedded, is it possible to download original ramdisk file to the computer, to get source code? Access via SFTP. U-boot 1.2.0 Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock3 ...
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Disable processor speed changes on AC vs battery [on hold]

My Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop freezes when I plug in the AC power cord. The problem is, whenever the processor goes in power management or downclocks, the system freezes and shows colorful ...
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How can I install latest VLC player in cent os 6.4?

I have installed cent os 6.4 in my laptop, I want to know the method of installing VLC in cent os 6.4, Is it necessary to download the vlc package and compile or can I use ''yum install vlc'' to ...
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Airdrop compatible

Is there anything in Linux that implements whatever it is that makes Airdrop in OS X work? I'm not really familiar with that program, so I'm not sure what protocol it's using to communicate. update ...