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Unable to install crontab on OpenSuse

I am running the following command as root, on OpenSuse: linux-gn77-PC:/home/harbir/project # crontab -e when the editor opens up I type the following, as I want the command to be run at 2145 hours ...
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Why highest priority threads are displayed with RT in top and htop?

In the top and htop tools, processes (or/and threads depending on display settings) having the highest realtime priority (99 from the userland API point of view) with either the scheduling policy ...
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How to access a RHEL desktop remotely without unlocking the screen?

I usually leave a lot of processes running on my RHEL 6 workstation, and sometimes need to access the desktop remotely on my Macbook. I have used Screen Sharing on Mac and it works fine, except that ...
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Installling phpmyadmin to Kali Linux

I want to add phpmyadmin to Kali Linux. But i am getting the following error. First i ran apt-get update which worked successfully than the following. Here is the output of apt-get update ...
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How to kill all processes for a given user that take longer then X time

When I list processes with ps auxf I often see some that are stuck and I need to manually kill them. How can I do it with one command? Example ps result: $ ps auxf USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ ...
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How to get “undefined references” such as “s_wsfi” and “do_fio” in f77 32-bit Fortran libraries using `gfortran -m32`?

Update: Per steeldriver's suggestion, I have tried to get libf2c, and have posted my new error here. ======== I am new to Fortran, but this is what I know: I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 My ...
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Linux and Windows 8 shared data partition [closed]

I currently have a dual-boot system between Linux Mint and Windows 8. I currently have it set up that both systems have about 500 GB for data storage. I prefer using Linux, but school requires me to ...
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On linux, how to get “incompatible” i386 f77 libraries to work with current Fortran compilers, like gfortran?

I would like to run the elf32-i386 library libkernlib.a with a Fortran 77 program on my latest Ubuntu linux machine. From what I've read, gfortran is backwards compatible with Fortran 77, but I'm ...
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Is it possible to use dd to clone only the part of the hard drive which is used?

if only 1/3 of a 300GB hard disk is used. Is it possible to use dd to clone the drive (but only the 100GB that is used)? dd if=/dev/sda of=clone.img
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Red Hat Linux 3 in VMware Workstation 10 hardware question

I am running a very old copy of Red Hat 3 from 1999 in VMware Workstation 10 and I cannot get the X11 display server to go above 320*200 resolution. Installing VMware additions is out of the question, ...
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Disabling gpgcheck with tmprepo plugin

I want to install an rpm from a repo just once and not have to add it to my yum.repos.d/ directory using the tmprepo plugin. However, I’m blocked on how to install an rpm with no gpg signature. The ...
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New user can't access their home

So I'm adding a new user on a machine to give a family member some remote storage. After setting up their login and home directory. Here's the stat File: `/home/heather' Size: 4096 Blocks: ...
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How to view second hard drive with Windows 7 in Linux

I have one PC with two disk drives. The first one has Win 7 Pro on it (sda1). The second drive has Linux CentOS 7 (sda). I want to be able to access everything in sda1 while I am running CentOS from ...
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match just one row in two files and return the whole column from file 2

If I have two files file1: Reference Position 905894 1197693 3703749 92108275 114940633 114940633 file2: Mapping Reference Position Type Length Reference Allele Linkage Zygosity Count ...
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File in which the data structure for Global Descriptor and Local Descriptor table is defined? [migrated]

I am a newbie. I am reading Understanding Linux Kernel, and in it I read about the Global Descriptor table and the Local Descriptor Table. I am just curious to know, in which source file(s)(of linux ...
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How to tie a keyword (to be pasted) to a key in Linux

I have to configure the keyboard to paste text 'abc123' into any program after pressing key combination Alt or Ctrl + a number. It has to work for every program, and I prefer to do it through the ...
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How to set up MouseButton4 on TeamSpeak

Is there a way to set up Button4/5 to push-to-talk in TeamSpeak? For Example: In Firefox I can undoing and forwarding but TeamSpeak doesn't recognize clicks. I'm using Arch Linux and my mouse is ...
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batch tool for sending files over webdav

I know there is cadaver for working with webdav. But it opens an interactive console. I want to write a script that will send files over webdav protocol in a batch mode. What tool can I use?
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How to acquire image of disk on Linux computer?

Pertaining to computer forensics, if the suspect's computer (which cannot be removed from the scene), is Linux, can you directly use tools such as dd or dcfldd on his computer to acquire the disk ...
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How to give apache web directory access to other FTP user where parent directory is restricted

I tried hard but not able to give access of web directory to other user for FTP. Below are the directories which are under directory /var/www/html 1) nice_call 2) poor_call 3) great_call ...
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CONFIG_LOCALVERSION (CentOS 6.5)

I am in /boot as "root". I edit config-2.6.32-431.el6.x86_46 and added my name to CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="John" But when I type uname -r is just shows the version, but not my name at the end. Am I ...
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Simple telephone system to record kids' “calls”

My four year old daughter loves playing with an old POTS phone. She has these amazing conversations on it and I thought it would be nice to record them, and perhaps even let her pretend to make ...
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Kali Linux USB Live Boot Not Working

I downloaded the Kali Linux ISO 64-bit off of this page: http://www.kali.org/downloads Then, I used the Kali Linux Live USB Install Procedure on this page for Windows. I boot my computer from my ...
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Where to turn first when out of free space on Cent OS Web Server?

I am a very new Systems Administrator. I have a Windows background and am now a Jr. Systems Admin working with Cent OS 5. Our web server runs Cent OS 5 and uses PHP/MySQL for our web applications. ...
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Bash script for logging in ftp

I have seen this question: link I have similar, if not the same request. I'd like to create a script that will log me in ftp server. I do not want to automate the whole exchange, I just want to speed ...
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How to prevent files from getting deleted on reboot?

Every time I reboot my Linux VM, all the previous files and folders get deleted. How can I prevent this?
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BIOS Update within Linux

I want to enable PXE boot of current system's BIOS from Linux. If modifying the BIOS content is not possible then is there any way to take the back up of current BIOS setting and dump it on identical ...
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How to see driver parameters?

Drivers often support various parameters. For example NIC driver e1000 supports flow-control (FlowControl) or auto-negotiation (AutoNeg) parameters. Is there a way to see which parameters were passed ...
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What multimedia support should I use in centOS 7

I have recently installed Cent OS7. Its looks very nice at first. But soon realized it has a horrible multimedia support. Its own player cannot install the codecs it requires, which was much easier in ...
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Disable USB drive from sleeping

I am loading fedora20 directly from a SATA drive connected via USB. The problem is that I will be working and all of a sudden the drive seems to have been put to sleep and nothing will work except ...
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Why do I have to make my own drivers?

Why does *NIX require me to make (i.e. build) my own drivers to install them? Couldn't they just be pre-built by the author and so long as they target the right CPU architecture I could install the ...
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2.6.35 armel header files?

Debian does not seem to include a package linux headers 2.6.35-9 for the armel chipset - compiling drivers work, but insmod, and insmod -f is failing with a version mismatch and invalid moduel format. ...
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Unzip (Info-ZIP) Permissions

Is there a way to invoke unzip (from Info-ZIP) on a Linux system without having it restore the permissions stored in the zip file? The zip files I'm restoring are enormous, so going back over the ...
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Linux distribution with remote desktop?

I have a old computer, where I want to install Linux. It will be server but I want to use as normal operating system. But I have problem, because I don't have display for this computer, because this ...
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how to mount a range of drives in bash?

I use something like this to unmount a range of drives: umount /dev/sd[c-k]2 Is there any way to use same thing with mount? something like this: mount /dev/sd[c-k]2 /[c2-k2]
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How to give rights to user on server to use programs

I installed a bunch of applications via SSH on a Debian Wheezy server. Now I want to give one extra developer rights to use one folder. I added her to a new group "myappdevs" and gave the group ...
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Read Apple nvram

On Mac OS X there is a tool called nvram to get and set EFI properties. As I am now deploying GNU/Linux on Apple hardware, I'd like to have a similar tool that is able to talk to Apple's EFI ...
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How does an emulated keyboard work?

I have read that some USB devices emulate a keyboard and the information these devices send will be as if the information was typed on a keyboard. For example: a magnetic card reader can use an ...
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Is it possible to login to a Linux machine with AD credentials without the machine beeing member of the AD?

I'm asking because as far as I know this is not possible with Windows machines since it's mandatory that a Windows machine is known to the AD in order to login with AD credentials. Is it possible to ...
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Why is there Apple copyright on lpadmin, lpq and lpstat pages?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04. Why do lpadmin,lpq, lpstat man pages have Apple copyright on them?
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Start QT Application on bootup on an Embedded Linux Device (Beaglebone Black)

Below is picture of the display on bootup. Expected display is overwritten by Angstrom screen Expected Display Application is been started as a service. Below is the content of the service file ...
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sshfs - device not found

After updating the server with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade this command return an error command echo "the-password" | sshfs root@domain.com:/var/www /remote_mount -o password_stdin ...
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How to verify one file of a package, not the RPM itself

For instance, can I somehow use rpm to verify that /etc/pam.d/system-auth is unchanged since it was installed on the system? I know I can do this with an entire RPM, but I want to know if I can do ...
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Black Screen after log-in in linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Qiana

Installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Qiana on my Toshiba Satellite M55. Every once in a while I get a Black Screen after I log-in and I all see is the Mouse pointer. I checked and double checked the ...
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USB Ports not working with Ubuntu Linux 14

Sorry if this seems like a duplicate post but I am Ubuntu Linux noob and am struggling with it a bit. I installed and configured Ubuntu Linux 14 for dual boot setup on my Windows 8.1 machine. ...
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Linux curl request for SOAP webservice call

I have a SOAP webservice WSDL and when I make a call with SOAP-UI tool, it works perfectly fine.... Now, Im trying to mimic the same call using LINUX CURL but get a 404 error, Here is my CURL ...
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Route OpenVPN clients to another different OpenVPN server

I have this scenario.. Server(Primary) with a multiple OpenVPN connections (so server is connected as a client to multiple OpenVPN servers.. lets say secondary servers) This server runs OpenVPN ...
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recover lvm after loosing partition table

On one of my hard drives had a few physical volumes/partitions and lvm on them. And then I lost partition table. I still have files from /etc/lvm/* how can I recover my data?
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Linux basic web server setup and access [closed]

very simple questions: I installed CentOS7 and Apache on my work PC (connected to my company's network with a given IP address). No other OS installed, just Linux. I created a simple hello.html file ...
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Can inotify be used to watch for a specific file to be created without monitoring the entire directory?

I want to be notified when a specific filename is created. I'm looking at inotify. The IN_CREATE flag is available for monitoring a directory for any changes within it, but I'd prefer not to monitor ...