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Console font - how to show accents?

Arch linux on VirtualBox. My problem is the console (not X) does not show accents like "á ã ç". The problem is showing, not typing. I have a text file with these accents and when I use "cat" the don'...
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Show running processes with file name(s)?

I am using putty to connect my linux server which my sites are in. I can run # ps aux | less to show running processes. But I want to display which files running these processes ? I have also ...
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Check outgoing network traffic

In Ubuntu, how can I check what information is being sent through the network connection, what programs are doing it, and what sites is my computer connecting to? I am not paranoid about security, ...
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How to simulate unplugged network cable or down server?

I have simulated network latency with netem and It's great. Now I want to simulate unplugged network cable or when server goes down. I need this to make testing of my application easier and I couldn't ...
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Using TMUX on boot up of Linux CentOS

I'm trying to figure out a way in which I can boot TMUX under a user other than root, but automatically whenever Linux starts. At least that's what I think I need. What I want is to be able to SSH ...
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Unable to install LAN driver in RedHat (*** /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory)?

I tried to install the Realtek LAN driver on my RHEL Server (running version 6.4). In the folder extracted: autorun.sh log.txt Makefile README src \>type command: ./autorun.sh \>...
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Determining LVM Extent numbers for given file

I'm currently engaged in a non-work related homework exercise. I have an ext4 filesystem sitting on a logical volume. I'm testing different performance tuning strategies and this idea occurred to me. ...
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ubuntu: sudo find / -type d -exec chmod -Rf a-wr {} \; the user can't login [closed]

I used ubuntu 12.04 (32bit).Today,I mistakes a command is executed: WARNING DO NOT EXECUTE THIS COMMAND: sudo find / -type d -exec chmod -Rf a-wr {} \; I can't login system;The System is only one ...
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Can someone execute a malware by just inserting a flash disk?

I know that Linux is virus proof, but just to be sure...Suppose someone writes a script, trojan, etc... and put it on a flash disk or CD. then I insert that flash in my system without clicking on any ...
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Build Linux and run it (uImage) on the Beagle board - xM

I'm working on some project where I'm using the Beagle board - xM Rev C. Power supply is 5V/2A adapter. My task is porting Linux Angstrom on the board but I have some problems. I have choosen Linux 2....
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How can i change the color in the panel when a program needs attention?

I'm running Linux Mint 14. I want to change the color in the panel when a program requires your attention (like when you receive a chat message). Not the color of the entire panel, but only the box ...
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No internet access for system services; however, browser access works

Unable to reload repos via apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic. Dropbox does not connect or sync. Pithos does not connect to pandora.com. Chrome and Firefox browsers do work fine. I have been unable to ...
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Ubuntu: How do the md devices get assembled at bootup?

How do the md devices get assembled at bootup in Ubuntu? Is /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf truly the relevant factor here? My mdadm.conf is sound and I checked that while I was in the rescue CD environment. ...
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What are TTYs >12 used for?

Related to TTY numbers, it looks like there are 64 TTYs (find /dev -name 'tty[0-9]*' | cut -c 9- | sort -n | tail -n 1 and documentation). tty0 is the current virtual console, Ctrl+Meta+F1 reports ...
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What are the different virtual TTY numbers used for?

It seems by default (at least on Ubuntu, but I think I saw the same on other distros) there are virtual TTYs 1-6 for text login, 7 for GUI login, and 8 upwards are unused or at least non-interactive (...
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lp command can’t open samba url

I have a Linux host with Samba installed and a Windows server with some Files. Samba is set up correctly and works just fine. I can show PDFs from the Windows server with evince "smb://SRV/Share/.../...
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Information about the device files: /dev

ls /dev command lists the device files. How to know the associated drivers/major_numbers/minor_numbers with those device files?
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Modifying resolv.conf when when bringing network interface up on system startup

My Linux box currently has a network interface that allows me to connect to a network on a different subnet. I've achieved this by modifying the routing table when the network interface is brought up. ...
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determine shell in script during runtime

As per my knowledge, to determine the current shell we use echo $0 in the shell. Rather I want my script to check in which shell it is running. So, I tried to print $0 in the script and it returns the ...
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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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VSFTPD Virtual User Group

Currently I have a Running vsftpd server in a Cent OS Machine with virtual users. Users are authenticated using MySQL. The users has all the permissions in their home directory and they are jailed ...
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Cannot create a partition after the 4th

When using cfdisk to partition for Arch Linux, I found that after the 4th partition, I can't make any more. I'm using VMWare Player as a VM, and I'm using a single fake HD file. Earlier I thought ...
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Connecting from OpenVPN Server to MySQL Server

I have an OpenVPN server installed on a server. What I'm trying to do connect from the OpenVPN server using the mysql client to the MySQL server than is connected to the OpenVPN server using a client....
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tc on bridge port

I have a 4 port bridge: root@Linux-Switch:~# brctl show bridge name bridge id STP enabled interfaces br0 8000.000024cd2cb0 no eth0 eth1 ...
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System sending SIGTERM and SIGKILL during normal work

I have a program (C++) that works with TCP sockets in multithreaded manner. The multithreading is intensive, about 100 threads (POSIX threads). Sometimes, not quite sure when, the program gets ...
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What are the other congestion control algorithms specially designed for lossy Wireless Networks like LTE and WiMax?

I am trying different congestion control algorithms for getting maximum throughput and minimum delay across my setup for TCP flow.Please suggest other available algorithms apart from Veno, ...
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Establishing I/O Patterns for an Application

Are there any system tools that allow you to profile an application's usage of storage? Basically, I'm looking for information on determining whether there are more large sequential reads, tiny ...
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Wifi AP with ASUS USB-N10

I am trying to configure wifi AP with subj device. According documentation in web, it requires master mode hardware support and hostapd software. It seems I have master mode: # iwconfig ... ...
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aptitude current status warning

After installing some packages, i.e. sudo aptitude install pkg ... , there was a line of message at the end of the output: Current status: 0 updates [-66]. What does it mean?
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Run expect script from other shell

My target is to create the /var/tmp/add_user.bash script from /var/tmp/create_script_add_user.bash script and run the expect script (add_user.bash) from create_script_add_user.bash script. The ...
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Why does modinfo say “could not find module”, yet lsmod claims the module is loaded?

According to the man page of lsmod the command shows “what kernel modules are currently loaded”. I wrote a script that uses modinfo to show what kernel object (.ko) files are actually in use: #!/bin/...
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Reading Linux distribution name from filesystem or command [duplicate]

I need to collect some system info from linux machines and decide what to do based on some distribution/version -specific conditionals. To simplify my example, I concocted a fictitious ...
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Regular Expression for finding double characters in Bash

I am looking for a regular expression that finds all occurences of double characters in a text, a listing, etc. on the command line (Bash). Main Question: Is there a simple way to look for sequences ...
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Install x11 on my own linux system

I have developed my own tiny linux file system using buildroot and busybox. I used linux-2.6.38.8 kernel configured and cross-compiled for target system(X86) according to needs.Now the filesystem is ...
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Unable to install Atheros AR8161 Ethernet controller driver for centOS 6

I've installed CentOS 6.3. However, eth0 does not show up on ifconfig. So I figured out that I need to install alx Ethernet driver from here. Since my internet is not working, as ethernet drivers are ...
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Sort with unequal whitespace in first column

I need to sort this list by name, high temp and low temp: Kuala Lumpur 78 56 Seoul 85 66 Karachi 95 75 Tokyo 85 60 Lahore 85 75 Manila 90 85 I figured since whitespace is the delimiter for a column ...
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curses-based program for selection item from the list

Is there in the linux any program which can represent (via pipe or something like that) results of such commands as, for example, ls, cat, grep, ps etc, by means of curses (for example as listbox)? So ...
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How to explicitly load shell interpreter in a C program

I want to create an executable script which is not readable/writable However since an interpreter needs to read this file it is not possible to do so directly. Therefore I wanted to know if I could ...
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How to troubleshoot high kernel time (high network usage; high interrupts)

I've noticed that I have high kernel time when doing a lot of network traffic in Linux. I also noticed that 45% of my CPU is spent doing interrupts. How can I further troubleshoot this?
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Regular expression problem(s) in Bash: [^negate] doesn't seem to work

When I execute ls /directory | grep '[^term]' in Bash I get a regular listing, as if the grep command is ignored somehow. I tried the same thing with egrep, I tried to use it with double and single ...
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linux command to check POSIX message queue

We can check the details of system V message queue with the help of ipcscommand. Is there any command to check POSIX message queue in Linux?
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emacs fonts from ssh not as good as locally installed

How can I have the same emacs fonts and antialiasing configuration that I have in my local Ubuntu 12.04 also working when I open an emacs session via ssh to a CentOS 5 system? EDIT: I didn't get an ...
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ZFS on Linux gets corrupted on export [closed]

Edit: I am not using Sabayon Linux anymore. I suggest to close this question. I just started experimenting with ZFS on Linux. I use Sabayon Linux with kernel 3.8. I used a whole single USB disk to ...
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Problem using awk

I have a problem using awk. Print, from every file given as a parameter, the number of line that has the length at least 10. Also, print the content of that line(s), except the fist 10 characters. At ...
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Must parse ls -Al output and get file or directory name [duplicate]

I must parse ls -Al output and get file or directory name ls -Al output : drwxr-xr-x 12 s162103 studs 12 march 28 2012 personal domain drwxr-xr-x 2 s162103 studs 3 march 28 22:...
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Synchronizing subdirectory with root directory

I have files like this on my linux web server: folder1/ <- main, this is where users of my page are led to folder1/testing/ <- copy of folder1(without folder1/testing/) to modify and optimize ...
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How to output only file names (with spaces) in ls -Al?

I should echo only names of files or directories with this construction: ls -Al | while read string do ... done ls -Al output : drwxr-xr-x 12 s162103 studs 12 march 28 12:49 personal ...
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exchange two words using sed

I am trying to exchange two words in a line but it doesn't work. For example: "Today is my first day of university" should be "my is Today first day of university" This is what I tried: sed 's/\([a-...
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Perform an action when a wireless keyboard is connected

I need to perform a command when I connect a bluetooth keyboard. How can I 'listen' this event?
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Human readable system memory reading crom CLI?

On OS X, I get a nice human readable system memory reading like so: printf -v system_memory \ "$(system_profiler SPHardwareDataType \ | awk -F ': ' '/^ +Memory: /{print $2}')" ...