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Kali Linux wifi issue

I've just installed a linux Distro (Kali) and this is the only place I know to come for help with it. I installed Kali on my Compaq laptop, as it's the only laptop I have and won't use my windows ...
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Starting a Linux desktop from CLI [on hold]

I can login to a lab Linux CLI, but have no further info on the install. Is there a generic command for starting a default DE/WM; I seem to recall "startx" would run a default X11 setup, but am ...
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Configuring network settings manually in Qubes OS

I'm trying to setup Qubes OS on my desktop but struggling to get the network/internet working. This is the configuration i want to setup - ip - 192.168.1.2 Subnet - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - ...
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How to use ARM as LTSP server? [on hold]

Arm has a limited support for server packages on Linux but is it possible to use ARM board i.e Raspberry Pi or Banana Pi(it uses Armhf instruction set rather than dated Armv6 used by raspberry pi) as ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Certain fonts missing from xlsfonts in Centos 6.4

I have a certain software on CentOS 6.4 that gave the following error: X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist) Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont) ...
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Permission denied on aio-max-nr file

I would like to edit the file aio-max-nr: root@node:~# echo 65536 > /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr -su: /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr: Permission denied Knowing that : root@node:~# ls -lrth ...
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Laptop keyboard occasionally stops working

I have a dirty solution that is to plug a USB keyboard in and execute the following command: setxkbmap -rules evdev -layout us -model evdev Afterward my keyboard will work. This solution only ...
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arch linux recognizes the partitions and hard disks wrongly

My arch Linux system does not recognize neither the partition nor the hard disk in which it is installed. it is installed on /dev/sdb1 but it recognizes that as /dev/sdc1 and the initialization goes ...
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Applying mouse settings on startup

linux learner here. (Running on a Debian-derived distro) My mouse sensitivity was too high so I was able to change it, but can't seem to get it to apply on startup. I made /etc/init.d/mouse When I ...
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How to disable my touch screen

My screen is cracked, and the touchscreen makes the courser spasm every once and a while. Is there any way i can fully disable it? As requested: Module Size Used by ctr ...
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How to remove Oracle Wallet using orapki?

Hi i'm on Centos using oracle 11g And i've created a wallet using : $ orapki wallet create -wallet /u01/app/oracle/admin/DB11G/wallet -pwd WalletPasswd123 -auto_login Now i want to remove it to ...
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Issues executing program

Ultimately I'm trying to get a program to run at start up and work correctly. I have been successful in getting it to show up in running processes after a reboot, but it doesn't seem like it is ...
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how to have root partition LVM for RHEL 5.8 64 bit on AWS EC2

I am new to this and I have to create a RHEL 5.8 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in which the root partition should be a logical volume. I know how to create a data partition as a logical volume but am not ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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SSH agent forwarding, multiple hop

I tested this setup with Linux origin machine - everything is the same - only the first hop can use keys from origin machine. Initial problem I'm trying to set up SSH agent forwarding with multiple ...
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Debian stable dual monitor problem

I installed Debian wheezy with XFCE 4.8 on my new laptop, updated the kernel to 3.13 from backports. When I connect the laptop to my monitor, I can see only a part of the screen on the monitor with a ...
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Desktop Fork designed around usability [on hold]

I am trying to get a project started to fork a Linux distro and design it around usability. This will probably have to be a team project as it would be very difficult to achieve all of the ideas I ...
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How can I get this proprietary low-vision camera working in Linux?

I am a visually impaired Computer Science student, and use a special USB camera to zoom in on the board/projector during lectures. The camera only officially supports Windows, and I've been using it ...
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libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit)

Installed: glibc-static.x86_64 0:2.12-1.107.el6_4.4 glibc-utils.x86_64 0:2.12-1.107.el6_4.4 Dependency Installed: fontconfig.x86_64 0:2.8.0-3.el6 ...
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what Linux distro for OMAP3 (DevKit 8000)

I'm struggling with install Linux on SD Card on DevKit8000. Is there any distro, which require only install *.img on SD Card and plug into board?
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Networking between two Virtual machines on different hosts

I have openSuse installed as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on DeskTop(win 7), and another openSuse installed on as a virtual machine(Oracle Virtual Box) on my Laptop(win 8.1). Please see the ...
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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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Use Broadway on debian 7 server, how to install?

I search on the web, but I could not found anwser (except for Ubuntu with PPA, but it seems to be buggy with debian, or I can't use it). How can I install broadwayd on my Debian 7 server ?
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How to make mk809III run linux like picuntu?

I bought a mini pc Android stick called "mk809 III" which is quad core and has 2 gig's of ram. I want to make it as my web server with Apache and MySql, to do this I got to install some linux distro ...
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Linux terminal hangs when started [closed]

Each time I open a new instance of console or tty on my arch linux install (I use either 'konsole' or 'yakuake') it hangs for a couple of minutes before it's finally ready. During this time the ...
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Dual booting Kali Linux and Windows

I need to dual boot my pc. Kali & Windows. I have Windows installed. I just created a 50 gb partition for the linux install and when I get to the partitioning section of the Kali installation, it ...
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How can I look up a username by id in linux?

The command id can be used to look up a user's uid, for example: $ id -u ubuntu 1000 Is there a command to lookup up a username from a uid? I realize this can be done by looking at the /etc/passwd ...
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Discrepancy between reported used memory and sum of application memory usage

I'm running a desktop system that quite regularly suffers from lack of memory, this prompted me to investigate what causes the issue in the first place. Problem is, there's no single process that ...
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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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Cannot type in login credentials in Red Hat

Got stuck at the login window (Red Hat 6.5) as I cannot type in the login ID. No characters are accepted in the box. MouseOK. Any ideas?
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VPN tunnel to two services on two servers?

I've got 2 CentOS 6.5 servers, each running one service: server A: 10.140.54.1/27 running service MySQL port 3306 server B: 10.140.54.2/27 running service httpd port 443 Server B's httpd service ...
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How do I temporarily extract a flash drive or HDD in Linux?

Suppose I mounted a disk in this way: mount /dev/sdb /mnt/tmp I have some files opened on this filesystem and don't want to unmount it. However I want to temporarily extract the device, then ...
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Mint 15 on Lenovo G700: wired internet not working (Atheros QCA8172)

Mint 15 doesn't see internet after installing it in dualboot with windows 8 (in Windows internet works well). My network card is Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet (rev 10). What I did: Install ...
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Can I use a parallel port as a CUPS input device?

I have an old piece of a hardware that does diagnostics on medical equipment. It prints out results over a parallel port. Is there any way to have CUPS accept jobs from a parallel port and redirect ...
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Why is compatibility with Android not a common feature in Linux distributions?

Since Android is based on Linux (and I understand is only a Java layer on top of Linux), I wonder why Linux does not generally run Android applications. Why is an Android compatibility layer, either ...
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Is there any DLP solution for linux?

I'm looking for a DLP (Data Leak Prevention) solution for linux environments. I know OpenDLP, but it's only a way to Prevent Clear-text file, and source codes from malicious access. There are lots of ...
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Linux From Scratch: libgmp.la, libmpfr.la, and libmpc.la not found during version-check

I'm trying to build a Linux From Scratch system on my host Linux Mint machine. However, when I run the version-check.sh file, it returns that my system is missing libgmp.la, libmpfr.la, and libmpc.la, ...
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Why the default eth0 interface is down by default on CentOS?

I am already a little bit familiar with Linux distros like Debian or Ubuntu (yeah, very similar) but I wanted to try Red Hat based - CentOS 6.2 . I have installed it on my Windows 7 host in virtualBox ...
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cannot ping vagrant machine

My experience with vagrant is very little as most of the time is seems to work. In this case however, I have not been able to get the desired behaviour. I am trying to work on a rails application ...
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Problem while installing LibreOffice on Elementary OS

I'm having the following message when I try to install LibreOffice on Elementary OS 32 bits. I'm doing it on a ASUS Eee PC 900. Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências ...
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iwlist scanning without root privileges

I'm writing application where I need to scan one of wireless interfaces. In the past, my program was run with sudo and I used (in code): iwlist wlanX scan But now I want to allow to run program ...
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rsyslog does not stream data to flume

I have a problem with Flume as it is not recognizing the events on console. My configuration file is this: ### Name the components on this agent a1.sources = r1 a1.sinks = k1 a1.channels = c1 ### ...
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Using source routing (LSRR) - any ideas?

What I want to do is conceptually very simple, but I can't find any information or help about how to go about doing this. Basically, I want to configure my networking to use source routing (LSRR). ...
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One host, two virtual machines that cannot ping each other. How to solve

We have Virtual Machines operating within the KVM environment. We setup one as a dev server running Apache etc., and the other as a Windows development environment. The two environments are setup ...
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system won't poweroff, restarts with :“Synchronizing SCSI cache”

Running Debian testing, after a system upgrade a while back my machine started to refuse to power down. It hangs with: Synchronizing SCSI cache Waits a few seconds, and then reboots itself. It ...
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Why are USB partitions & disk capacity not coherent between fdisk, parted, dmesg & /dev/sdXy

Disclaimer: I initially posted this on SF : http://serverfault.com/q/645670, but I think it better fits here First, a word of context: I'm trying to burn an ISO on a 16 Gb USB key, but I'm having ...
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Correctly determining memory usage in Linux

I'm a bit confused on some of the results I am seeing from "ps" and "free". On my server, this is the result of "free -m" [root@server ~]# free -m total used free shared ...
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Transform a directory into file or a file into directory

I wanted to create a file named test. Accidentally I run mkdir test instead of touch test. Is it possible to convert test directory in a file named test? What about converting a file named test into ...
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Should a laptop user switch from ext4 to btrfs?

Related to this. I'd like to take advantage of an OS switch to upgrade to BTRFS. BTRFS claims to offer a lot (data-loss resiliency, self-healing if RAID, checksumming of metadata and data, ...