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Linux mint 17.1 MATE blinking cursor error

I have recently install linux mint 17.1 mate from a bootable usb drive and the install goes fine but when I reboot I don't even get a grub menu, just goes straight to a blinking cursor blank screen. I ...
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postfix some users can send mail to the (distribution lists) and other users not

How can I do the following things: Some users can send mail to the mailing list (distribution lists) and other users not. For example: the everyone@mycomp.com will be able to send e-mails only for ...
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Is it possible to compile the Linux-Libre kernel without LILO?

I'd like to compile/install the Linux-Libre kernel but I don't want to use LILO as a bootloader since I already have GRUB, is it possible to do?
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Repackage RPM with kernel

I am tinkering with CentOS 5.4 and upgrading the kernel to the latest 2.6.18 build 402. What I need to do is to rebuild the initrd to include a modified init script, then repackage it all into an RPM ...
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isolcpus doesn't work on Ubuntu 14

I added isolcpus=0 to the end of the following line to the file /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=0" The idea, as I understand it, is to reserve core 0 from having ...
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deepin 2014 Starting LightDM Display Manager fail

Upon rebooting my machine The deepin splash screen began to pulsate. I looked at the boot log and found: "* Starting LightDM Display Manager [fail]" Upon looking at the lightdm log I found the error: ...
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echo `“hello terminal” > /dev/terminal` - works for /dev/tty[2-5] but not for /dev/pts/n

I'm trying to get to know the input output systems of unix/linux systems better. Since terminals and devices are implemented to interface as ordinary files, I assumed I could on any desired terminal ...
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Starting Daemons in specified order

I would like to load some custom daemons I have made in a certain order. One daemon starts xflux and one starts the x server. Is it possible to make the xflux daemon run only after the startx daemon? ...
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Fedora 20 won't boot after changing ownership of everything in /var to Apache

It flashes to a blank screen a few times, perhaps trying to load cinammon desktop, then hangs here I accidentally chowned the ownership of everything in /var to the apache group, which caused a few ...
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how to configure codeigniter based website for password protected apache basic auth codeigniter

Actually I want to 'password protect' my website as its still in development. My requirement is simple if anyone try to access my site http://xxxxx.com it should prompt for password (Basic apache auth ...
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Fast TSC calibration failed in TAILS whch pauses boot

I have several flash drives which have TAILS installed onto them. I have tried to boot from each of them, both on safe mode and off of safe mode, and I get a "Fast TSC calibration failed" warning ...
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Map characters to key-combinations

Is there a way to map special characters to the keyboard, using a combination of keys? For example, having Alt+A print out a Greek alpha letter, or having Alt+⇨ print out an implication arrow.
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Java JRE 6 installation

I installed Java 6 (jre-6u45-linux-x64.bin) on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine following the procedure from this link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1904467. When I later installed Java 7 and ...
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Monitor not indentity

I use Debian 7.x and have two same monitors NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi. But only one of them is detected as NEC. I used xrandr for change resolution of unidentified monitor and all was ok, but after ...
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Two monitors work as if they were a single one

I have 3 monitors (1 on an Intel card, 2 on Nvidia). After some magic with xorg.conf they started to work, but the two Nvidia monitors work as if they were a single, wide monitor (any maximized window ...
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Running Mac OS X under KVM/QEMU

Note to be removed in the future, so as to avoid confusion from answerers and mods edit: Forgot to add in the note, if anyone thinks this is the wrong stack-site to post this, please comment on why, ...
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grep command with pipes, how to implement in script?

I'm new to expect scripting and trying to get below script to work. The script logs in to a server and reads a config file ($val in the script) for the values of "cps" and then presents a total ...
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DHCP server easy switch

i have a server, running Centos, that bring reserved DHCP for mac to 5 computers, but they have diferentes ip depending on some external parameters, and i change manually everytime, and i want know ...
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Is user/filesystem access separation of services enough to have well secured data of services?

I'm about to publish some of my projects. So, I'm gonna to re-install my VPS and do it properly. I'll have running on it Apache server(websites are made using Ruby and Python), databases. I'll also ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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Terminal Emulator with CTRL+Scroll Zoom

Are there any Linux Terminal Emulators that offer "control & scroll zoom" (allowing you to adjust the visible size of fonts by holding down ctrl and scrolling your mouse-wheel)? Recently on ...
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Failed login notification at login

I have seen it before when you log into a Linux box wrong, when you do successfully log on, it notifies you that someone attempted to log on as you and didn't succeed. How is this accomplished? I ...
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LUKS Encrypt volumes during Pidora install on Raspberry PI

I have a Raspberry PI and I would like to LUKS encrypt all volumes during the Pidora install process, but it seems there are no options in the GUI installer to do so. I would not like to add ...
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asking administrative permissions for remote console session while logging

Errot:to log on to this remote console session you must have administrative permissions on this computer. this error in specific Redhat system. from other systems its working.
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How to set up Qmail to accept joining email list via Mailman LISTNAME-join@DOMAIN?

My configuration: CentOS 5.8, Plesk 11.0.9. I am trying to make my mailing list accept another way of joining a list. That is to join the Mailman mailing list by sending email to ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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Linux VNC server that adapts to noVNC client's size?

I want to allow clients to connect to a newly created VNC session on a headless Linux server using NoVNC (Web-based VNC client). NoVNC supports a great variety of clients, which include a great ...
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why do we have same chains in different tables of “iptables firewall” in linux?

why do we have same chains in different tables of "iptables firewall"? Like for example: we have "output" chain in filter table, nat table & mangle table.
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Snapshotting / Saving cloud foundry single node install for future use.

I have set up cloudfoundry on virtualbox using bosh-lite and vagrant. I would like to save the state of the machine for future use either on my own machine or for others to use and experiment with as ...
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POE Connection Failure

I have 2 POE ports which are on different NICs. When I connect them together the ports' Ethernet does not come up. In other words, the associated "port status" register of those ports should turn to ...
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Kali Linux - Crunch - how to put @ symbol in the created list

I am trying to create a password list as the following: I am writing on terminal. $ crunch 5 5 -t aq\@r% I need the @ in aq@r to show as at, i used to \ character to escape, put it keep treating ...
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Ip route: Routing with two interfaces (only one connected to Internet)

I have this problem: I have a laptop with WiFi and eth. The WiFi is connected to the internet and has the following config: 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.1 as gateway The eth is connected in this way ...
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Detecting filesystem changes without direct fs-support

How do I detect changes (additions, deletions, modifications) to a directory tree without filesystem support (like btrfs snapshots)? I want to list all changes to a specific directory tree on an ext2 ...
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How to access the remote desktop of SLED 11 sp3

All, I am trying to establish the remote desktop access to my SUSE Linux from windows 7. I install the GNome as the graphic environment for SUSE. And I can started the vnc server in the SUSE. and I ...
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Linux . Kali on android 4.2.2

hope this topic finds you well E: Unable to Locate Package thats the error that occur when i try to install any tool in kali on android I'm using Android with version 4.2.2 and kali is working well ...
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External HDD unable to detect

External 1TB HDD having problem, when I connect it with my Linux System the system just hangs for few minutes with below output: [root@spirit sh]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, ...
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Connected to wifi but no internet access

Unable to be pinged from other machines (other machine returns 'Request timed out') Unable to ping the router or any other device (returns 'destination Host unreachable) Unable to use the internet ...
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what version of program X does not contain bug?

Suppose there's a bug in software (linux stuff) you need to use. You don't know if there are newer/older version of program without this bug. How do you find it out? This question occurred after the ...
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Why doesn't Linux shutdown cleanly?

I'm running Linux Mint with LXDE on Dell Inspiron 1501. Whenever I issue poweroff command, or reboot or shutdown the computer via the graphical menus, it doesn't seem like a clean shutdown. In ...
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Reinstall Win and save GRUB (on Debian)

I have dual boot on my computer. Windows and Debian 7.8 (wheezy) 64-bit. Now, I need to reinstall Windows. Which is the best way to do it?
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Not able to boot into ubuntu or windows

prerequisites you will need to know regarding my problem earlier I had Ubuntu 13 version, due to some unknown reason, when I restarted my computer to enter into windows it went directly to grub ...
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Cross compile GLIBC : error: Need linker with .init_array/.fini_array support

Whenever I call glibc configure with --prefix=/usr --with-headers=/var/tmp/ubuild.wandboard-armhf.build_dir/armv7a-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi/sysroot/usr/include --host=armv7a-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi ...
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How can I run script without root to sniff network (libpcap)?

I have a script (in ruby): require 'ffi/pcap' pcap = FFI::PCap::Live.new(:dev => "wlan0", :timeout => 1) pcap.loop() do |this,pkt| puts pkt.body end When I try to run the script , I get ...
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TCP connections in SYN_SENT not visible with lsof

I have lots of connections in SYN_SENT: $ conntrack -L | grep -c 'SYN_SENT' conntrack v1.2.1 (conntrack-tools): 28100 flow entries have been shown. 14017 But I can't see which process(es) are ...
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Compiling a loadable kernel module(Debian/Ubuntu)

This question is a follow up of this one. I am trying to compile the ELF loader as an individual LKM and use it as a standalone application(replacing the original module within the base kernel sounds ...
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Best way to transparently redirect traffic to proxy

I've implemented a wireless router using hostapd on Debian Wheezy running on a Banana-PI. To access the internet, this router is attached to another network that I haven't any control of via ethernet. ...
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open ssl client giving error routines:SSL23_WRITE:ssl handshake failure:s23_lib.c:188:

On connecting to my application (a ssl server) by using command openssl s_client -host 127.0.0.1 -port 5028 -cipher EXPORT -debug -state I am getting error like CONNECTED(00000003) ...
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Send raw IP packets to a server, forward them to their destination addresses, and give responses back to clients

A similar question was asked here. But I'm not sure I need OpenVPN for what I'm going to do. I have an Android device with a TUN network interface and capture IP packets. Then I'd like to forward ...
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Linux - is it possible to limit VFS cache usage on a per-process basis

I'm trying to investigate performance degradations while running background copy operations (using dd to write or read large disk-images). Is it possible to limit VFS cache usage for a single ...
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Changing static on SuSE linux

I have recently received a Linux Suse Ent server that has an active service agreement attached with it. The service requires an VPN connection so I have to change the IP, Default gateway. I have ...