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New Linux User, Where do I begin and how do I master the OS [closed]

I am fairly new to the Linux OS. I'm being asked to learn the OS (Ubuntu & Fedora) for computational science purposes. The problem isn't getting involved or into the OS, but I don't exactly know ...
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Do I have to compile the kernel every time, even for a small change?

In my project I configure the kernel (2.6.32) in block/ioctl.c. We all know that kernel compiling and building takes few hours. Even for a small change, I'm compiling from scratch. So is there any way ...
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Opensuse Leap 42.1: Nvidia Gforce 830M don`t work

I have a Dell Vostro V14T-5480-B50 with a Nvidia Gforce 830M and Intel Graphics Generic. I cant install my dedicated GPU, when i install the driver and use the command $ sudo nvidia-xconfig and ...
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Shell - PTS/0 Suddenly Changed to PTS/1 Why did it happen and how to change it back?

Whenever I enter the who command in the SSH I see the PTS/1 after my username. Two days ago it was still PTS/0. Is this called the TTY? How do I make it PTS/0 again? Also the path now is /dev/pts/1 ...
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Due to a broken monitor, I need to setup only the right half of my screen

The left side of my full hd monitor is broken, in order to use only the good part the resolution needs to be 1274x1080, aligned to the right. A simple xrandr -s 1274x1080 will get the right ...
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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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ACL and plain old permissions

I have read a bunch of articles, but still cannot get an idea of ACL, so I have following questions. What are benefits of using ACL over old permissions (0777 for example) and changing file owner,...
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What is difference between User space and Kernel space?

Is Kernel space used when Kernel is executing on the behalf of the user program i.e. System Call? Or is it the address space for all the Kernel threads (for example scheduler)? If it is the first one,...
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I/O Error when tying to format usb pen drive

A friend of mine gave me a USB Pen Drive that did not work. At the momen I was on windows and try to format it. At the middle of the process it gave me a strange error. I thought maybe on linux (...
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Dual Boot: Deepin Linux, Windows 10, now windows not shutting down [closed]

I have installed Deepin, later I installed Windows 10 Pro, x64 edition. The problem I have now is that my Windows won't shut down, I can restart it, but when I choose to shutdown, the screen goes ...
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User needs dedicated external hard drive mounted to their home folder

One of the users on our Ubuntu server has given us an external hard drive as a means of increasing the amount of storage space for their account. They'd like us to auto-mount this external hard drive ...
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Is not a valid path to the kernel headers?

Host - Windows 10 VMware - 11.1.2 Guest - CentOS 7 I installed kernel-headers using yum since during the installation of vmware-tools I get a message "Searching for a valid kernel header path... ...
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Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working on vnc

I use a real vnc viewer to connect to my host machine. The host machine has linux in the GUI mode. I would like to switch between the GUI and the console mode, however the key Ctrl+Alt+F1 opens up my ...
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Can Linux Desktop OS's Work on Baytrail Tablet Devices that Ship with Windows

I have seen this question asked on many forums across the internet and have created this question as a place for people to explain their success or failure at creating this set-up.
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How to specify memory region for ramdrive

We are setting up a linux based benchmarking cluster. Each node is going to be a headless, diskless machine, booted via tftp, the OS copied to a local ramdrive, and the same ramdrive is used as local ...
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“Unable to initialize SDL” error when trying to play games

When I run one of my games I get: Unable to initialize SDL: No available video device I think that this is due my built-in SIS graphics card, which doesn't have a driver. However, flash games ...
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What does mounting a filesystem with user_xattr do?

SELinux documentation for Debian says that user_xattr is not the same as extended attributes. So what is it?
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“leaky bucket” style disk io throttling using linux kernel

My goal is to prevent one kvm guest's disk i/o usage from negatively affecting other kvm guests on the same host. The host has one disk array - and separating guests onto different physical disks is ...
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parsing using loop and assigning row numbers to file

It is a bit complicated. i have a configuration file. it looks something like this. customer="airtel" model_name=fast programmer_typ_of="dev" Now the 1st column contains all the keys and whatever ...
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linux + dose each security kernel rpm will install the relevant initrd and vmlinuz files under /boot

I just print the kernel rpms that need to install on my redhat machine (version 6.5) # yum list-security --security | grep kernel-[0-9] RHSA-2014:1143 security kernel-2.6.18-371.12.1.el5.x86_64 ...
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linux + yum + how to print the yum variables by yum command

I just Wondering if we can print the yum parameters without to view the yum configuration files ( by more or cat or vi ... etc) for example I configured the variable , in /etc/yum.conf ...
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is it possible to use multiple input box in whiptail ? [closed]

Linux version that I use, does not support dialog or zenity. It is not possible to install those. In this case, is there any other way to create GUI in Linux? I need to create a GUI to enter 2 data by ...
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What does the eth0 interface name mean in Linux?

What do the Linux interface names mean? eth0 eth1 wlan0 My current assumption is that when we are connected to the Internet via LAN cable it's eth0 or eth1 and when we are connected with internet ...
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Curl to grab the page after complete load

I have a url which takes some time to load completely. But when I use curl to download the link as html, it download the html at the real time before loading page completely I mean complete execution ...
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what do I need to do with “man: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct”

I typed man sudoers but got man: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct No manual entry for sudoers What does this mean?
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Can't sftp to raspberry pi using public IP address, can SSH without problem [closed]

I am trying to sftp to a raspberry pi using my public IP address (IPv6) but get a message saying ssh: connect to host 2602 port 22: No route to host Connection closed I have set up port ...
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openSuse /etc/profile.local file does not exist

I am referring to the following URL Setting the JAVA_HOME I am interested in the last solution given by Nils, that edit the /etc/profile.local file, this will set it for all the users. The question ...
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Manually generate password for /etc/shadow

I need to manually edit /etc/shadow to change the root password inside of a virtual machine image. Is there a command-line tool that takes a password and generates an /etc/shadow compatible password ...
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Optimised ZFS in low RAM environment feasibility?

I am currently setting up a file server and have come to the point of actually setting up the data drives. The system has 4 drives (one OS disk, 3 data disks). The OS disk is formatted as ext4 and ...
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“User is authenticated but not connected” in ThunderBird

I am getting “User is authenticated but not connected” error from my Thunderbird when I tried to configure my outlook365 account in it. I am using Thunderbird 38.8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The current ...
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Develop Linux Distro by Integrating Components [closed]

My Background and Expectations I am newbie to linux world and i have used ubuntu as my first linux. it has improved my concepts about linux based OSes. I am Computer Science student and i have ...
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Finding all storage devices attached to a Linux machine

I have a need to find all of the writable storage devices attached to a given machine, whether or not they are mounted. The dopey way to do this would be to try every entry in /dev that corresponds ...
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Change screen resolution into Kali on Mac BookPro

I installed Kali in dual boot on my Mac Book Retina, all work, but I have a screen resolution too high. So I need to change the screen resolution, but if I change it, the screen become black, and ...
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libpcap missing

I’m trying to run a C program, but every time I try to run it I get this message: error while loading shared libraries: libpcap.so.0.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I'...
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realpath command not found

I have debian squeeze amd64. My current shell is bash. If I write the following in my terminal, it works: $ uname -a Linux core 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Fri May 10 08:43:19 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ ...
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How do I screencap another Xorg display?

I started another X session from my current one like so: xinit xterm -- :128 An X session starts in display :128, xterm gets run in it and everything is fine. I switched back to screen :0 (the ...
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unable to install boto on Red Hat

This is my Linux version: cat /etc/*-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.4 (Tikanga) I've tried all posts online available, still no vain, here's my attempts and console output: ...
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Mount Samba in Linux Mint

How can I mount my Samba HD from my stock Asus n66u router to Linux Mint laptop over the air? I’ve tried tutorials, but they are either very confusing (since I don’t use Linux too often) or using a ...
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Kernel Oops causing system crash when playing game - nvidia drivers

Hopefully this is the right place for this. I started getting random system crashes requiring while playing dota 2 on linux mint 17.3 running nvidia drivers. It would happen after a few minutes into a ...
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Airdrop compatible

Is there anything in Linux that implements whatever it is that makes Airdrop in OS X work? I'm not really familiar with that program, so I'm not sure what protocol it's using to communicate. update ...
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Calculating the total traffic generated by an application in a network

I have network (shown above) with the same application (Appx) running on the nodes (Linux nodes). This Appx has data to send the same copy of the Appx running in each node (i.e. each Appx generates ...
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Local installation of .rpms using YUM

I'm asking this question cautiously because I don't want to get this wrong. I have a program_name.rpm file saved locally on my server (CentOS 6.5). I have installed it previously just by navigating ...
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Centos cannot ping default gateway

I want to give static ip of both my windows server and linux server but when I do this then my default gateway shows Destination Host Unreachable in linux when I ping it in linux. my windows server ...
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vmxnet3 multiqueue support in vmware workstation

I'm working on an application based on RSS multiqueue(receive side scaling), and testing it on vmware workstation, but found that vmxnet3 nic have problem with RSS. My linux virtual machine has 4 ...
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Where does a device file come from?

I'm reading through the Linux Kernel Module programming guide and I am a bit onfused about how device drivers work. I tried following along and making a basic device driver, which shows up in /proc/...
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Why did the interface name of my wireless card change when I added a sound card?

Predictable network interface names are not supposed to change when hardware is added or removed. Isn't that the whole point of the naming scheme??? My wireless interface was named wlp3s0. I ...
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rpm --verify does not inform about missing file

I noticed there is a missing file in the MySQL installation in a RHEL server. I want to know if there are more missing files so I tried to use rpm --verify (or rpm -V), however it doesn't output ...
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HP Omen 15 and Linux [closed]

This is a simple question: Is there anyone out there who has installed any Linux distro on a HP Omen 15 laptop and have it work to satisfaction. I couldn't find it amongst the certified units on ...
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Linux Mint CPU cores balancing and high temperature

I am using Linux Mint. My laptop has a Core i5 CPU. When I check the system monitor, it shows that the CPU 1 usage is between 90 to 100% and CPU 2,3,4 are less than 5%. Why doesn't it balance ...
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How to SSH via intermediate server [duplicate]

Three server A,B & C. How to ssh connect from A to C via intermediate server B, if A to B & C to B are password less(key)? I encountered this in an interview. Anyone knows how?