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Drop a specific file from the Linux filesystem cache?

I know I can drop everything from the Linux filesystem cache, but is there a way to drop just one specific file? Or prevent a file from being cached? Or tell a process not to cache any files it ...
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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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Bridge interfaces with Vlan on Linux based access point

I have a Linux based wireless access point. It has eth0 interface for ethernet, ath0 for wireless and br-wan as a bridge between the two. bridge name bridge id STP enabled ...
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Why do I not seem to have hidraw options on my system, and how can I fix my usb devices?

Starting today, I noticed a few problems with my system. USB devices, including the internal ones such as microphones, don't seem to be working at all. I first noticed when my keyboard and mouse ...
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BCache and disk encryption

I recently bought a new laptop with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache drive. I haven't used that one yet. I have, however, opted for Ubuntu 13.04 with "Full Disk Encryption" for the main partition (is that ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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azap from LinuxTV dvb-apps strange signal behavior with Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 950Q

What I want to do I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 950Q USB-TV-Stick. I want to use this stick to successively tune to and read in a certain live TV stream. What I do I trigger a scan and save the scan ...
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Avoid very fast double clicks

I have a mouse with a weird problem. The left button sometimes fires a double click even if I click just one time. I would like to know if there's a way to avoid fast double clicks, ignoring clicks ...
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boot fails with “cryptsetup: lvm fs found but no lvm configured” [dual boot(2xlinux LVM, dm-crypt+luks)]

I have a dual-boot(xubuntu/#!) setup LVM with dm-crypt+luks as follows /dev/sda1 = /boot (xubuntu) /dev/sda2 = /boot (#!) /dev/sda3 = encrypted LVM /dev/mapper/volgroup-xroot = / (xubuntu) ...
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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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Is there a way to run a privileged command upon successful SSH login (not necessarily with shell or PTY)?

I'd like to run a privileged command upon successful SSH logins at the server's end. However, this has to be in the server configuration (sshd_config or anything else that cannot be manipulated or ...
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Increasing performance of clear text file reads

In our bioinformatics application we have large files (up to 900MB, typically 100MB). These files contain a clear text representation of a genome, and are essentially a 1 line file with a sequence of ...
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OpenSSL 1.0.1j - “POODLE” vulnerability fix (upgrade) on RHEL 6.5

I've got a problem when I upgraded my OpenSSL on RHEL 6.5. The OpenSSL is missing the library libcrypto.so.10. Instead the openssl 1.0.1j created lib is libcrypto.so.1.0.0. I've made a soft link, but ...
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I'm trying to create a public TLD using BIND

I'm using these two guides: jackal777.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/custom-tld-for-local-network/ timg.ws/2008/07/31/how-to-run-your-own-top-level-domain/ When I run dig sokolovskaya.ssu, it looks ...
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What is the difference in CPU utilization between 'ps aux' and 'ps -ef'?

I use Ubuntu 12.04.1 Linux. I see a difference between %CPU and C output format of ps command for a process. It is not clearly noted in the ps man page. Man pages says: CODE HEADER ...
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129 MB used space shown in the SD card even after formatting it with mkfs.ext4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ext4: How to account for the filesystem space? The full 2 GB space doesn't get shown as free space even after fully formatting it with mkfs.ext4. Are these some system ...
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How to format large Size HDD quickly

In windows we can do a Quick format just by right clicking the device and boom format. In linux How to do the same I mean if the size of HDD is 2TB or more it takes along time to format using ...
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Format drive and all partitions, start from scratch on chromebook

I have a chromebook which ... someone ... may have messed up some partitions using fdisk while ubuntu was installed. Now, after doing a recovery re-install for chromeOS I'm unable to install ubuntu ...
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cronjob executes every minute but should execute every hour [on hold]

I have a script which should be executed every hour, which creates a new log file. But it executes every minute. I am really despairing. My entry in crontab -e looks like this: #Create new logfile 0 ...
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RHEL:Change Screen Resolution of Virtual Console

I am working on a RHEL 6.3 Workstation. And the monitor is a HD AOC Monitor. Problem I am facing is whenever this machine starts up, it runs with maximum screen resolution. It is a big screen and ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied whenever I open a terminal

On Ubuntu 13.10, when I open a new terminal, I sometimes get the following output on the terminal: bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied However, the permissions should be fine: >ls -l ...
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Softlink in rc0.d is working on poweron rather than shutdown

I want to run a script on poweroff in Ubuntu. so I made a script, placed it in init.d & made a softlink in rc0.d with name S36xyz. my script is working perfectly when I run it in terminal. so ...
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How to launch multiple instances of a program in parallel using parallel?

I would like to execute a command: curl example.com multiple times in parallel using GNU parallel. I tried: parallel -j 3 curl example.com but it doesn't work.
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How to disable shutdown so that an important process cannot be interrupted?

What is the simplest way to disable or temporarily suspend reboot/shutdown when an important process is running? The process takes too long to finish and cannot be paused/resumed so I like to avoid ...
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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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Run Debian XFCE without a monitor

I want to run a program via ssh on a debian xfce pc, the program generates a file, my problem is that this program needs a screen to open, it will NOT work in terminal mode. I want xfce to boot ...
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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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Routing incoming source IP traffic to a loopback IP issue

I'm wanting to accomplish the following: I have a BIND DNS server setup where it is listening on ANY address and also listening in a BIND config ACL on 127.0.1.1. If there is another way where you ...
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Creating formatted partition from nothing

I need to create filesystem with just one partition from nothing (/dev/zero). I tried this sequence of commands: dd if=/dev/zero of=mountedImage.img bs=512 count=131072 fdisk mountedImage.img n ...
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How to Determine the Amount of RAM Slots In Use?

I forgot how many RAM modules are installed on my laptop. I do not want to unscrew it but want to look it up on the console. How do I gather this information?
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Best options for mounting Mac OS X hard drive on my Linux box?

I have a new 3 terabyte external USB hard drive (Seagate ST3000DM001 in an enclosure). I hope to use it on both my iMac (OS X 10.6.8) and my Linux machines (Kubuntu). Right now this drive will ...
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Disable buffering in a VM configuration

I am executing some benchmark using a DBMS and virtual machines. And I am using this command free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free on each Guest, and ...
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How to fork multiple processes from a same parent?

I am trying to create multiple processes from a same parent, but it always ended up with more processes than expected. I couldn't figure out how to do it and need some help here. I found a piece of ...
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auto installing dropbox daemon(dropboxd) with profile signed in automatically script issue

I am trying to install dropbox automatically in my server auto-install script so when I spawn a new VPS instance I'm able to have dropbox installed and have the credentials already inputed via the ...
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IPtables don't block IP

I'm running Postfix SMTP server. Some hosts trying to connect with wrong passwords. warning: s15393678.onlinehome-server.com[74.208.17.126]: SASL LOGIN authentication failed: I'm adding iptables ...
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Dovecot/Postfix and mail vmail directory

I've setup a Postfix/Dovecot mail server. I'm using Postfixadmin to set up a SQL users database. My question is If I ever migrate to another server and I don't have the /var/vmail directory ...
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How can I watch Netflix on Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 14 on my home PC so I have a dual boot system running windows and linux. I probably would primarily use Linux on that machine as its older and Linux manages its resources ...
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Replicate a complex partition structure with LUKS and LVM volumes

I have two external hard discs on an OpenSUSE 13.1 system. On one I have created a partition structure: An encrypted LVM partition (LUKS) Several volumes (10) on this LVM partition, some formatted ...
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Ext3 file system became read-only and server reboots spontaneoulsy

We noticed ext3 file system in our CentOS 4.9 server became read-only. We got the following error in dmesg: EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem. EXT3-fs: write access will ...
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How to find file/device given the resource ID on Linux?

On a gentoo Linux system I am printing the value of a file descriptor from within a PHP script yielding the following output: Resource id #1234 How to find the corresponding file/device given this ...
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Why does my desktop lock up when I copy lots of files to a USB drive?

My desktop is usually very responsive, even under heavy load. But when I copy files to a USB drive, it always locks up after some time. By "lock up", I mean: Moving focus from one window to another ...
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rPath clone or similar

I just joined a new company, and this company is using rPath in its system deployment process. If you did not know, rPath as a company and solution, has been closed and discontinued when they were ...
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Difference between 'ifconfig' and 'ip' commands

I read some articles/tutorials on 'ifconfig' command, most of them included a common statement - "ifconfig is deprecated by ip command" and suggested to learn ip command. But none of them ...
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Determine whether kernel built-in driver supports a device

I'm trying to find a way to accurately determine whether all the hardware on some system has a valid driver installed either via a kernel module or built-in to the kernel. I'm working with RHEL 5.5 ...
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Where does the process go after changing to state TASK_STOPPED in Linux? [closed]

Supposed that we have a runnning process in Linux system, the state of that process will be TASK_RUNNING, after that if It receive the SIGSTOP signal , the process's state will change to TASK_STOPPED. ...
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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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Bind address forwarding in Lighty

I have a question not sure is it possible or not, if possible then how ? I have a Lighty running on a Linux system and is bind to localhost only on port 80. I have another web site written in Node ...
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Is there an /etc/network/interfaces option like wireless-ap except for a wpa-ssid/wpa-psk connection?

In /etc/network/interfaces (on Debian Linux 7.6 with wpa_supplicant), wireless-ap forces a specific access point for wireless-essid connections. Is there an equivalent option for wpa-ssid/wpa-psk ...
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How to make Linux server to receive email? [closed]

Good day. I have a project that require me to send email to a Linux server. The server will then extract information from the email in order to insert into a database.However, I'm stucked at the 1st ...