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Can't locate Vim folder anywhere on linux mint system

I'll try to keep this short. I've been trying to install YouCompleteMe and have had a bunch of trouble, so consequently I have installed and uninstalled vim a few times. Now my problem originated ...
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How to install drivers for integrated intel graphics?

I am building a minimal Debian system. I installed Debian Wheezy with the netinstall iso, and selected to install only basic system utilities, no desktop environment. The computer that is running this ...
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How can I make a Linux system output a bell sound when no packet is received before the next packet is transmitted with the ping command?

This is easy enough on OS X. I just use ping -A example.com and it works just fine. (Note the capital "A".) But it doesn't work like that on Linux. On Linux, the manual page reads as follows: ...
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How to read/interpret a hexdump file?

I have a file which has an extention of .tax2014, it's a turbo tax file. When I go to open it in a text editor like sublime text I see a hexideciaml dump of data. Example: 9540 4525 6051 095c 5402 ...
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iptables configuration for Transparent squid proxy

I have to setup a transparent squid proxy server using iptables and squid. Following is the scenario: [INTERNAL NETWORK] -> [Main Switch] -> [Proxy Server] -> [Firewall] -> [EXTERNAL ...
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Linux macvlan add MAC to VLAN

Is there any way Linux behave as a switch Layer 2? I have the idea of making the MAC will automatically be ditched a client to a particular VLAN. Likewise the switches are working. Examples. ...
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Color profile change seems to have no effect

I'm using a machine with both, Windows (10) and Linux Mint + Unity installed. Colors on Linux look quite strange and poorly calibrated, but everything looks fine on Windows. I was assuming that my ...
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Swap alt and super

I have a Macbook Air that runs Linux. I want to swap the alt and super keys in both sides of the keyboard with each other. How do I do this with cli tools? Update Following Drav Sloan's answer I ...
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logrotate not compressing files as expected

With the logrotate config. below I was expecting the program to start compressing log files after creating the first backup file. Instead I am seeing this: [root@host ~]# ll /var/log total 1.2M ...
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Parent mount becomes inaccessible after mounting child into subdir?

Im installing arch. Upon installation, after partitioning my drives, right when I go to chroot to begin the fun stuff, I get an error mount:mount point mnt/etc/resolv.conf does not exist chroot: ...
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Checking how long a user has been logged in

Is it possible to check for how long a user has been logged in? Or when the user logged in on an Unix/Linux system? I logged in as another user on my system a while ago and I would like to now how ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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Disable VGA port via GRUB in Linux

I want to disable VGA port of my hardware by making changes in the GRUB. How can I do this? I am using Red Hat.
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Command line to go in directory passed by which command

I want use a command such as this : which node && cd $_ to jump in the directory when the binary file reside, but the which command return all the path + name of binary ,so i get an error ...
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unable to change screen resolution of tty

I am using Fedora 21 in Oracle Virtual Box. I am using just tty (no GUI). I need to increase screen resolution, I tried following things but failed: xrandr but gives me error: cannot open display I ...
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Is there a way to stop having to write 'sudo' for every little thing in Linux?

I'm a newbie when it comes to Linux. I do most of my development in a Windows environment. That said, I'm going to be doing a fair amount of PHP work shortly, and I'm interested in learning RoR, so ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running eclipse on ubuntu

I was trying to open eclipse in my ubuntu VM with the below commmand.. And as soon as I do that, I always get the below exception - ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ eclipse Eclipse: An error has ...
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Network Booting : How to boot an RHEL or Linux Machine through network [on hold]

I want to know how to boot a Linux driver through network, what are the pre-requisites needed for me to use network booting. I have the Mac address of Machine.
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How to know which programs support streaming I/O

As I understand it, programs that support streaming I/O can work with files more than the size of the memory. Is this correct? Is there a way to know which programs support streaming I/O?
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How to identify if a direcory is created by System or a root user?

How to identify if a directory is created by Linux system and by user like root. Example: in /etc there is a directory named sys which is created by Linux. And I logged in using root and created the ...
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Linux 4.1.6 Radeon UVD Not Responding

I've seen the same problem before version 3.19, could not remember since when, but it seems to disappear on version 3.19. But when I compile version 4.1.6 using 3.19 config, the problem came back. ...
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Strange Copy/Paste issue into Virtual Box

When I copy a command from Evernote on the Mac host into the CentOS (also tried Fedora and openSUSE) VM the command will not work. If I type in the same exact thing manually it will work. This ...
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delete folders older than 1 day

I want to delete all the folders that are older than 1 day with following command: find /test -mmin +1440 | xargs rm -rf But the output of find lists /test (and would remove it accordingly). How ...
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Kali => ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

I'm using Kali Linux to connect to a server remotely using SSH, it used to work out, but suddenly I got the message: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host Even though I've ...
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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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No such file or directory [on hold]

I have a problem when set up IDE Netbeans (Desktop) in Linux(Ubuntu) from Terminal this message is appear please help me to solve it thanks
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load module via /etc/modules

I want to load my kernel module hello.ko on boot in Ubuntu 12.04. I placed it in /lib/modules/3.8.0-31-generic/kernel/ubuntu/hello.ko, ran depmod -a, and added "hello" to /etc/modules. However, when ...
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ERSPAN encapsulation

Is there a way to ENCAPSULATE traffic into an ERSPAN tunnel without using a cisco device? What if I wanted to source ERSPAN traffic from a Linux host instead of a switch?
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How do i unlock my Thinkpad, when it says “windows resume loader”, but it won't let me touch any keys (no keys work) [on hold]

My Thinkpad is locked; it won't seem to let me do anything; nothing works; it just says “windows resume loader”, It gives me two choices, and the ENTER button doesn't work to choose anything.
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Keyboard glitch Ubuntu 15.04

Have been cleaning my laptop keyboard and now on a single button press multiple symbols are inputed. For example r => 65RGFVT + turns on CapsLock o => 9ol.p ... Has anyone else experienced ...
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Installing foreman 1.9 configuration help

I can't seem to find the answer that I am looking for so any help here would be hugely appreciated. I am doing a POC with foreman 1.9 on a CentOS7 server. Our infrastructure as it stands right now as ...
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fstrim “the discard operation is not supported” with ext4 on LVM

Attempting to run fstrim on my root partition (which is ext4 on a LVM logical volume, single physical volume—an SSD supporting TRIM) produces an error: fstrim -v / fstrim: /: the discard operation is ...
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Oh no! something has gone wrong… In Kali Linux on VB [on hold]

I’ve tried get-updates and the get-install x-windows-system but neither work and it says unable to locate package. I’ve watched a few videos but they are all the same and all there problems are ...
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How to get disk name that contain specific partition

If I know that partition is for example /dev/sda1 how can I get disk name (/dev/sda in this case) that contains the partition ? The output should be only path to disk (like /dev/sda). It shouldn't be ...
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Why won't Linux connect to the internet through a VPN?

When using OpenVPN on Linux, I can't connect to anything on the internet. Firefox shows everything except my own router as "not found". And curl -I google.com, for example, gives curl: (6) Could not ...
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How do fast Convert a .xls (MS Excel) file to .csv

How will do fast covert excel to csv. I had tried with php, perl, JavaScript. but it will take too much time. i.e for 5MB file it will take 3-5 mints
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How to log out as root user in command prompt after creating non-root user

obviously I am extremely new to Linux, but I'm glad to finally be here...trying to kick windows is tough in some cases ;-) Anyway, I'm trying to follow the following tutorial @ ...
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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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Linux Mint: LAN “Cable not connected”, despite it is

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, 64 bit (from the CD of "c't kompakt Linux", if this matters), and came across a very unexpected problem, for which I've not found a solution with Google or searching ...
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Linux debian based new distro development [on hold]

I try to make debian based distro but confused because the size of debian is already 12 gb then how can i make it small ( i.e lesss than 2 gb ). If possible plz tell me steps what further i should ...
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Using USB intermet through android phone rename dev name

I had a issue every time I connect my phone and enable Internet USB, the assosiated interfaces name changes like enx$(random mac). There's a way to set the name like ppp0 vía udev? I tried vía vendor ...
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citrix - icaclient - no valid ICAROOT directory found

I have icaclient 13.2 installed on funtoo and when launching selfservice, I immediately get an error: No valid ICAROOT directory found When I enter my gateway in, the error comes up again and I ...
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sfdisk don't like partitions - want to dump another hard drive to restore software RAID

I'm using Cent OS 6.5. I have two Hard Drive which are exact copies of each others (/dev/sda and /dev/sdb). /dev/sda failed and had to be replaced. I am trying to copies everything from /dev/sdb to ...
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Udev : renaming my network interface

I just installed RHEL 6.3 on a Dell 1950 server. This server as two GBit ports, Gb0 and Gb1. For some obscure reason, udev chose to name Gb0 eth1 and Gb1 eth0. This is definitly not a good find for ...
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Is the chromebook Linux based at its core?

Just wondering if the Chromebook uses Linux in some way? If so, would there be a way to run Linux commands (e.g. Ssh) from a command line on it?
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Why am I limited to ~10-20 usb devices?

I am trying to hook up 27 USB device to an Intel NUC running CentOS 7 but no matter what I do the system can never see more than 20. I have tried multiple models of NUCs and even tried adding an ...
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How do I resolve an error when booting, “Couldn't find device with UUID…”

I have a RHEL 6 system, running on a VMWare machine. The admin of the VM server added a second RAID volume to the server, which my RHEL system does not use. Now, when I boot the RHEL system, I get a ...
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I have high io stat. High writes. But what files are being written?

avg-cpu: %user %nice %system %iowait %steal %idle 11.50 0.02 5.38 0.07 0.00 83.04 Device: rrqm/s wrqm/s r/s w/s rkB/s wkB/s avgrq-sz avgqu-sz ...
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Encrypted boot drops to shell, how to set LVM crypttab consistently? 'ALERT! {logical volume path} does not exist'

I used Luks to encrypt my whole hard drive, and created that sda drive as a physical volume. Under that volume, I create a volume group vg00 with my 3 logical volumes lv00_root, lv01_home, and ...
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Shared library mappings in /proc/pid/maps

Why does /proc/pid/maps contain a few records for the same library ? Here is an example: 7fae7db9f000-7fae7dc8f000 r-xp 00000000 08:05 536861 ...