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Update yum fails

I'm using centOS 6.4. I'm getting this error when I use "yum update" in the terminal window. Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=6&arch=x86_64&repo=os ...
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Tail log file on multiple machines over ssh

I'm trying to tail a log file on multiple remote machines and forward the output to my local workstation. I want connections to close when pressing Ctrl-C. At the moment I have the following function ...
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Wacom Linux xsetwacom Attach Shell Script to Buttons

Using Inutos Pro with Manjaro. Would like to attach a shell/bash script to one of eight buttons. Script would be something along the lines of 'dolphin Documents'. Can xsetwacom do this?
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dbus: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.login1': timed out

I keep getting the following error messages in the syslog of one of my servers: # tail /var/log/syslog Oct 29 13:48:40 myserver dbus[19617]: [system] Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop....
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/dev/sda3: unexpected inconsistency; run fsck manually [on hold]

My laptop is a goverment laptop. While I switch on laptop to go to Linux an error occurs: /dev/sda3: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY :RUN fsck MANUALLY .(i.e. without -a or -p options) fsck died ...
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how to write own shell that works with ssh [on hold]

I tried several tutorials I modified usermod -s shell path_to_binary username it does not work thru winscp, but works if use from Ubuntu terminal I want to own shell, where I can control over ...
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Swap usage too high?

I have a Debian Sid box, freshly installed about a month ago, with no desktop apps running at the moment. Any command I try to run (via ssh) makes the hard disk work very hard. The system worked ...
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Active Directory Domain with SAMBA or Other Tool

Can I create a domain using SAMBA and set up Active Directory with SAMBA on it? And by this I mean no windows servers involved. I would also like to be able to log in from a Windows machine. ...
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kali rolling 2016 theme errors after installing new upgrade and dist-upgrade

The new updates and upgrades have bugged all my themes from working any ideas and advice is appreciated, Kali x theme works just about the title text is grey, so hard to see but when applying themes ...
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Is there a convenient small Unix virtual machine I can install as an Android app?

Ubuntu for Android seems to be missing in action. I'm travelling tomorrow and I need to take a basic Linux machine with me. I'd rather just take my tablet than a laptop. So is there a reasonable ...
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need creat, open, read write tutorial on the web [on hold]

creat, open, read, read, and lseek are functions used to process binary files in Unix C (cc or gcc), but I'm having trouble finding a tutorial on them on the web. Does anyone know of such a tutorial?
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parallel processing using xargs

How to execute a bash script in parallel for each line ? Actually, I will be tailing to log file and for each line found, I want to execute script in background something like below: tailf logfile....
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Custom Linux log in prompt and system health check

I am looking for an existing tool or direction on creating a custom login terminal and system health-check scripts when booting/logging into my linux machine. Upon opening or closing the laptop much ...
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Want to know space consuming by logs

I want to configure my application logs to splunk interface for easy referring. Here i need to provide with how much of amount does my log files are consuming to splunk admins. As i can see my log ...
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NFS no longer mounts: rpc-statd fails to start

Whenever I try to start an NFS mount I get: Feb 12 00:02:19 martin-xps.lico.nl rpc.statd[23582]: Version 1.3.2 starting Feb 12 00:02:19 martin-xps.lico.nl rpc.statd[23582]: Flags: TI-RPC Feb 12 00:02:...
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How to know if a disk is an SSD or an HDD

I want to know whether a disk is a solid-state drive or hard disk. lshw is not installed. I do yum install lshw and it says there is no package named lshw. I do not know which version of http://pkgs....
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Problems with USB microphone

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ]:...
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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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Rsync with destination owner and permission possible?

Source server have one owner is root. ----/home/sub1/test1 ----/home/sub2/test1 My local machine is destination. ----/home/sub1/test1 owner by user1 ----/home/sub2/test1 owner by user2 How I ...
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Linux passwd User permission change

When I look at usr/bin/ directory, I saw the command line with passwd -rwsr-xr-x. 1 root root 30768 2012-02-22 20:48 /usr/bin/passwd and It allows to change to get root's authority. with s. I ...
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Add parameters to NFS mount

I try to start Android on device via NFS and TFTP. Everything goes good until Android system starts booting. Something happens with network parameters and connection falls and boot freezes [ 60....
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Can I decentely code C# on Linux? [on hold]

I'm about to learn C# for my studies, and I was wondering if it was viable to code on Linux ? Today, I can't bear Windows anymore, and I would rather code on Linux. So, is it practical, is the ...
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Puppy precise - sudo command not found on bootable CD

I downloaded the .iso file and burned it to a rewritable CD. But when trying to install a PHP server (xampp) from the command line, as instructed in http://wikihow.com/Install-XAMPP-on-Linux my puppy ...
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How to pick oldest file in a folder from directory [duplicate]

I had n number of files are there in my ../in/ directory. From those files I want the oldest file to process and send it to the ../complete/ directory. The remaining files are sent to the ../error/ ...
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rsync complication on sync

We have 2 Web Server node Primary and secondary, if the primary is down by any reason secondary will act as Prim. Now if we talk about the codes we which is on both the host. we should be ...
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How can get a list of all scheduled cron jobs on my machine?

My sysadmin has set up a bunch of cron jobs on my machine. I'd like to know exactly what is scheduled for what time. How can I get that list?
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Which Linux distributions have good screen magnifier software, either freely available, or preinstalled?

Which linux distributions have good screen magnifier software, either freely available, or preinstalled with the OS? Being a visually impaired nerd, I'd like to gain experience on as many platforms ...
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CentOS, how to watch YouTube videos with Mozilla Firefox?

I'm currently using a CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) operating system on a Dell machine. I've been trying to watch YouTube videos with Mozilla Firefox ESR 45.1.1, but it never worked. ("It's ...
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Top panel locked - can't add/remove from the panel

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm unable to add/remove items to the top panel. In previous versions I was able to ALT+Right click on the panel to bring up a menu of options. I've tried Super (winkey) + ...
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Remote docker over ssh tunnel

I have been testing docker. Due to strict firewall policy that blocks all ports except the ones necessary, I bind my docker clients to local ports and use ssh tunnels to access them remotely for the ...
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nmap socket trouble

I've been trying to use nmap but it fails with the following output: Starting Nmap 6.47 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2016-06-21 22:24 PDT NSOCK ERROR [0.3460s] nsock_make_socket(): Socket trouble: Address ...
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PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so'

I am running PHP 5.6 on Linux. When I try to load a PHP page, I'm getting the following PHP error. PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library /usr/lib64/php/modules/php_mysql.so' When I look ...
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Problem Counting the lines of a text file

I want to be able to get the number of non-empty lines in a text file. Suppose I have num.txt with the contents: 10 10 12 15 24 31 32 Here there are 8 lines, with only 7 that are not empty. How ...
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Gather data from 100 AWS servers [on hold]

I have 100 servers running on AWS. I need to easily get how much data each user on the remote systems are using and output it to a text file. How could I best accomplish this?
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Tomcat, sql, kerberos, oh my!

I am working on setting up tomcat 8.0.35 on ubuntu 16.04 with Oracle Java (not openjdk) 1.8.0_91-b14 to use kerberos authentication when authenticating to our Microsoft SQL database. The issue I am ...
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Bash PS1 Doesn't Evaluate Variables

I'm trying to set my PS1 prompt to /usr/local/src mario So I've used the following code inside of .bash_profile: export PS1=" \w \u\[$(tput sgr0)\]" And I end up with: \w \u\[$(tput sgr0)\] ...
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iptables routing input and forward paths

I would like to know the flow of a packet given the configuration below. Suppose that I setup an adhoc network between my android phone and a NIC on my linux box. I then setup the android phone to ...
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How to fix whois Command Error

i have Kali Linux version 2016.1 installed on my system. i am trying to run command "whois " but there is an error "bash: whois: command not found"
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Usefulness of top command and how a technician may use it with the ps and kill commands in order to 'investigate a misbehaving system' [closed]

For my computing CA, I have been asked to do primary research in order to answer the question in the title. Whilst I know this is not the best site, it is the only place I can think of with people who ...
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Why does reading /proc/net/tcp take a long time ss is quick to return the same sort of data about the connections table?

On Linux 2.6.32, if you read (for example, cat) /proc/net/tcp, on a very loaded system (for example, a web server), you will find that reading 100K entries takes over 30 seconds. That's a long time. ...
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How can grep for files that end in %0x9

I need to find files ending with the character %0x9. How can I do that?
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Debian and Systemd: breaking ordering cycle error

I'm a new embedded developer I'm trying to make systemd 37 work with freescale vybrid board (A5 and M4) running on linux-3.0 After boot with some breaking ordering cycle error, I check with ps ...
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Trouble mounting a centos NFS export on Windows 2012 R2

Hoping somebody can help me out here. Have been struggling with this for a while now. I have a Centos 6.7 box which has NFS installed. I have an export/share configured; my exports file is like so.....
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How to stop receiving spam email from server

I have CentOS and the hosting provider provided me Plesk Control Panel. We used to have a problem that website was sending loads of spam emails. It was new joomla installed and it has ...
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Ubuntu: wire network is not stable and must restart network-manager periodcally

I don't know why my wire network now is not stable. After a short time of using, maybe 30 minutes, 15 minutes or maybe just 2 minutes, my network is down. When my network is down, I must run this ...
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How to Install PHP 5.3.7 On Godaddy Linux VPS using SSH [closed]

I have bought a New VPS from Godaddy. They supported PHP 5.3.5 earlier and then 5.4.34 but I need to use PHP 5.3.7 on my VPS.
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No sound on fresh install of Debian

I'm on a fresh install of Debian with i3 and I'm quite new to Linux. I have both pulseaudio and alsa installed but I cannot get sound to output. I would have posted any command outputs but I'm not ...
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How to use a variable having space in its name and use in grep command [on hold]

I have a Variable as :- MY_STRING_VAR="VAR WITH SPACE". I want to find the files which have the string in it. find . -type f -exec grep -Hil "${MY_STRING_VAR}" {} + >> LIST.txt But due to ...
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yum install error nothing to do (MYSQL, CentOS 7)

I'm trying to install MYSQL instead of MariaDB on my VPS CentOS 7. I used this command: wget http://repo.mysql.com/mysql-community-release-el7-5.noarch.rpm yum install http://dev.mysql.com/get/mysql-...
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How do I (re)build/create/assemble an IMSM RAID-0 array from disk images instead of disk drives using mdadm?

The question: Using Linux and mdadm, how can I read/copy data as files from disk images made from hard disks used in an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID-0 array (formatted as NTFS, Windows 7 ...