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Unable to mount a UFS filesystem from Sparc Solaris to x86_64 Linux

I have a requirement to copy a very large amount of data from a Solaris 9 (Sparc) system to a SLES11 (x84_64) system. The Solaris system is quite old, and transferring the data over the network will ...
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File transfer help with Ubuntu and ESXi

I have two esxi machines that I want to directly transfer files between. Is there a way I can facilitate that transfer from a third machine that I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on?
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What is a Linux container and a Linux hypervisor?

I looked at the stackexchange site but couldn't find anything. I looked at the wikipedia entry on Linux container https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LXC and as well as hypervisor ...
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Dual monitor display: Drag icon to second monitor appears on first monitor

I am running RHEL6 with dual monitor display with separate desktops. I have appended my xorg.conf file which I created using nvidia-settings. All seems to be working well until I try arrange desktop ...
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IO throughput lower when only a single process using the disk?

I am running a busy cacti server on centos and sometimes the rrdtool process is painfully slow when writing to disk, in HTOP the IO Column would display something between 100-300. I a polling cycle ...
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Smart Card local authentication

Is it possible to use smartCard for local authentication ? So that, rather userID/password combination, an user can authenticate himself by inserting card and by providing it's PIN number. RDesktop, ...
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Constantly check if file is modified bash

I have a file called file1 I want in a script, whenever there is a change in it, do something, a beep sound actually. How do I do that ¿? Thank you in advance
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How to verify which line in /etc/mtab is not in use

How to verify which line in /etc/mtab ia not in use I will explain Some times on my linux servers some command are hung As df –k So I Suspected on /etc/mtab file , and maybe some line is stuck the ...
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Find out at what time my machine got restarted and why?

I have my ubuntu machine which is running Ubuntu 10.10 and that machine is running my app server. I am suspecting that my machine got restarted today at some time but I don't know how to find out at ...
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How to restart my server automatically using crontab if they went down?

I have a jar file which I am running like this in my Ubuntu 10.10 and then it starts my exhibitor server in the background - nohup java \ -jar ...
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cross-platform audio streaming

I am helping a friend to set up his banana pi (raspberry pi clone) for use as a home server/NAS. At the moment we are trying to set it up to receive and play the audio of any other computer on the ...
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Dual displays, one fixed, one spinning (CentOS 7)

I have 2 monitors and would like to have my setup like this: Monitor = fixed desktop (only 1) Monitor = dynamic, spinning desktop (1+) It was working like this at the beginning but somehow I ...
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basic explanation on NSS , LDAP and PAM

can anyone give me a basic explanation on what are NSS , LDAP and PAM and what they used for and what is their relationship/differences ?
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Software RAID10 setup writes small files extremely slowly, is this normal?

I have a software RAID-10 setup on Linux 3.16.6-203.fc20.x86_64, with 1.2 metadata and the default chunk size (512K): $ cat /proc/mdstat md0 : active raid10 sdc1[4] sdb1[0] sdd1[2] sde1[3] ...
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Add multiple workgroups in Samba

I am using RHEL 6.5 and I have integrated this server with Active Directory using this guide. As of now, I have configured only one domain in /etc/samba/smb.conf, so that only the users belonging to ...
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mailx: nss-config-dir=/etc/pki/nssdb/: No such file or directory

I am trying to send email using mailx using remote SMTP server (in my case it is office365 SMTP Server). Here is the command: # echo "THis is the Body of the email" | mailx -v -s "This is email ...
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What is the correct available entropy on UNIX systems?

I have three questions related to entropy on UNIX systems: I check entropy on Linux using: cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail. Is this the standard place with information about available ...
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BTRFS Raid1 on SD card and HDD

I have the / partition on a btrfs SD card /dev/mmcblk0p2. /boot is on vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1). It's a Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux and its fstab looks like so: /dev/mmcblk0p2 / btrfs ...
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How to understand linux versioning

I am just a newbie in Linux. Can anyone please help me to understand the Linux versioning system and distribution concepts? what are public, stable or final terms for versions? Give me a little bit of ...
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What are the minimum system requirements for ultimate edition 4.2

I was choosing a Linux edition to install in my PC. I have an Intel pentium dual core with 2.9 processor speed and 2GB Ram. Now running just XP on it. I found the Ultimate edition 4.2.1, so can I ...
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how to binding each each interface to a seperate VPN config

What I am trying to do is route all traffic that comes on a given interface to a specific, per interface, VPN connection where all outbound traffic is actually leaving on WAN0. I frankly don't have a ...
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System freezes on startup

Lately my Arch Linux desktop freezes more frequently after I boot it up. Now it happens about 4-6 times before I finally get a complete startup. It freezes as different points, sometimes at a message ...
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memory limit of the Linux kernel

I have a perplexing problem. I have a library which uses sg for executing customized CDBs. There are a couple of systems which routinely have issues with memory allocation in sg. Usually, the sg ...
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Tracker-extract and Tracker-store processes consuming huge Amount of RAM

I am using Arch Linux, kernel 3.16. From last one week my two processes tracker-extract and tracker-store are taking too much RAM. It results in hangup of system once in every 2 hours. ...
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Cannot install Intel NIC in Debian squeeze

I've upgraded an old machine to a brand new i3 (Asus H97-PRO motherboard, cpu and ram only) and Debian accepted it quite well, except for the network card. I'm having some trouble trying to install ...
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Recovering system with HDD crash and re installing GRUB

Recently i hard disk crash in my system. To recover from that disaster below are the steps i followed Has a master backup created using FSARCHIVER In a new hard disk created required partitions ...
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Enabling SELinux on RHEL

I am using RHEL 6.5 and I need to enable SELinux. I have tried following commands, but it is of no help: $ setenforce 1 $ echo 1 > /selinux/enforce Note: I also tried editing ...
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4k mode hard disk partition

I am trying to create a 256 MB primary partition for my 320 Gig hdd using fdisk. Since, the drive support 4k I wanted to try the emulation mode. so, for 256 Mb of 512 K blocks leads me with below ...
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Getting “cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory” error while run time

I have successfully compiled the file but now I am getting following errors export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/mcr/v717/sys/java/jre/glnxa64/jre/lib/amd64/server/:D_LIBRARY_PATH ./invoke ./invoke: error ...
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Simulate the remote host identification warning [duplicate]

I need to simulate the warning: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @ WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! @ @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING ...
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Kali vmware live vs graphic install

All, Forgive me I am a newbie for Linux world. I was following Kali VM installations and trying to create a Kali virtual machine with VMWare. So far, Everything is ok. And I can do everything in the ...
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How to solve constant freezes in any linux? [closed]

I'm desperately trying to become Linux user in the past few months, but problems emerge one by another... I tried Ubuntu first, then Linux Mint (Cinnamon) Suse, and last was Debian. I am constantly ...
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Removing lines from one file based on non-existence in another

I need to remove lines from fileA which has two columns if fileB (one column only) does not contain the string from column1 in fileA. Any linux command would help. Thanks. Example. Here is fileA: a ...
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Why doesn't enabling the rtc interrupt show in the /proc/interrupts? [migrated]

I've written a simple app to enable rtc interrupts. #include <stdio.h> #include <fcntl.h> #include <linux/rtc.h> #include <sys/ioctl.h> int main() { int fd = ...
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Is my linux mint box vulnerable to Shell-Shock attacks? How might I remedy that? [closed]

Is it safe to use Linux Mint now, with ShellShock existing? If not, what can I do to use Mint safely?
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How to disable USB devices based on their vendor ID on GNU/Linux?

In that question someone wanted a blacklist for all USB devices, and then only allow specific devices. In this question, we want to accept all USB devices, but prevent the driver (e.g. cdc_acm) from ...
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What does the _daemon line in a fail2ban filter file do?

I am attempting to create a custom fail2ban jail. I have copied an existing jail and I believe i have updated the name references from the old jail to my custom jail (myjail) I have restarted the ...
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How to install linux on my hardidsk? [closed]

Well i am newbie in Linux. Trying to install Linux in my PC for the first time. Below is what i have tried: I am using windows XP. So, made a partition in my hard disk of 15 GB in NTFS format. I ...
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iptables rate limit error

This is on centos 6.5, I want to limit number of maximum connections using iptables: iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --syn --dport 80 -m connlimit --connlimit-above 15 --connlimit-mask 32 -j REJECT ...
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View/manipulate mount namespaces in Linux

Is there any way to view or manipulate the mount namespace for an arbitrary process? For example, a docker container is running which has a local mount to an NFS server. It can be seen from inside ...
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Resize Arch root partition in gparted

my arch linux(antergos) partition is getting small and I wanted to resize it by using a USB stick with the live version of antergos. So I booted, installed gparted but I'm unable to resize it ...
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Questions about CPU usage [closed]

How bad/normal/good is this CPU usage? Cpu0 : 14.4%us, 6.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 78.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.5%si, 0.0%st Cpu1 : 88.3%us, 8.0%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 3.7%si, 0.0%st ...
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Linux for girlfriend [closed]

I want to install Linux on my girlfriend's machine. Her current system, Windows Vista, is about 7-8 years old and pretty slow. She used Windows all her life and to make the change as easy as possible, ...
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How can I configure the threshold when my fan sets in (laptop)

I'm using a sony vaio pro 13 with linux, but unfortunately the fan is already at maximum at only 50 degrees Celsius. How can I change the threshold it sets in? Distro is arch btw.
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Which Linux should I chose for penetration testing and networking [closed]

I am fairly new to networking and penetration testing, however, I'm really interested in the field and would like to know which distribution of Linux would be best to work with for security ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment: Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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How to recover linux user password? [duplicate]

I forgot my user password for my Linux and there is no permission to login as root. I don’t know how to recover it.
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New terminal with command and continue using it [duplicate]

I would like to open a new terminal and run a command from another terminal. I would like to be able to re-use that terminal after. I've tried: xfce4-terminal --hold -x echo "Hello" & But ...
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Calls to sync/fsync slow down after 30 minutes uptime

After 30 minutes of uptime using Ubuntu 14.04 with a hybrid SSD I see many processes blocking IO using iotop. This is during disk writes, for example if I open and close an empty file in gedit it can ...
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Maximum clients with USB hotspot

I made a small access point using Hostapd, Dnsmasq and Debian Wheezy. I'm using an USB dongle, how could I know the maximum number of clients allowed? Can I change it? How can I manage (disconnect, ...