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Multiple Linux or Unix Distributions, Same Home Partition or Data?

To avoid conflicts I have always installed multiple Linux and Unix distributions each with it's own home partion or directory, and in the era of 3TB hard drives this is often very practical; I also do ...
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Trying to install DIP (Dialup Networking) package for SLIP protocol

We are trying to interface with a wireless modem that connects to a computer via a com-port DB-9 connection. It uses SLIP in the sense that the modem hosts a SLIP server and requires the interfacing ...
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Why message queues were not being used for any application?

In my Linux machine, when i run 'ipcs' command, I have the below information listed srinivas@srinivas-G41MT-S2:~$ ipcs -a ------ Shared Memory Segments -------- key shmid owner ...
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XEN Bootloader or Kernel error bootloader isn't executable / cannot locate kernel when using XM create

I am currently using Xen for installing VM guests however whenever we run xm create -c /etc/xen/ks.test.cfg we get; Using config file "/etc/xen/ks.test.cfg". Error: Bootloader isn't executable ...
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How can I mount a dm_crypt device during boot, it fails all the time

EDIT: Problem solved, i updated from Debian 6.0.6 to 7.0.0, everything works now! I have a complex problem at booting. Basically, I have a debian apache box, as a music server in my home network. The ...
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kgdb not returning control to gdb

I've compiled a kernel with kgdb support and I'm trying to debug it. I have two machines running, a debug machine (running the kgdb kernel) and the machine I'm using to debug it. They are connected ...
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Controlling ppp's chat buffering

I looked at the ppp chat source and it uses putchar to write to the device. When PPP is run over a line discipline like n_gsm, which multiplexes a tty via the GSM 07.10 protocol, a lot of extra data ...
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Losing sound after installing wine 1.5 (+python 2.7)?

I have a desktop and a laptop computer. Since I wanted to run IrfanView (that works great now!), I installed wine 1.5.22, which involved installing 1 GB of dependencies. The desktop continues to work ...
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OpenLDAP error while adding an ACL

I'm trying to add an ACL to my DIT and I get the following: Enter LDAP Password: modifying entry "olcDatabase={0}bdb,cn=config" ldap_modify: No such object (32) matched DN: cn=config This ...
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Kernel does not detect Hardware / Software or Hardware fault

I've got more of a basic question for you: My linux kernel (I tried several here from stock 2.6, 3.2 and 3.5 as well as a custom 3.7.3 one) does not detect my synaptics touchpad - or I'am too dumb ...
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How to fix the corruption of the tar balls?

I was making a complete server backup and tried making the tar balls of each directory structure by using the following commands: nohup tar -cvf - /etc | gzip -9 -c > /opt/Backup_4_Jan/etc.tgz ...
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How to set ssh access for user on debian?

I set groups: usermod -G ssh username and then I've checked account info: id username the result is: uid=1000(username) gid=1001(username) groups=100(username) Anyway if I try to login using ...
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Local disc copy at 10MB/s! What could be the problem?

I am running a Debian 6.0.6 (before you ask). I have a regular desktop computer, nothing fancy... but when I copy a file using nautilus I am getting 10MB/s copy speed and the system is completely ...
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Can I limit the number of inotify watches available to a process or cgroup?

I am consistently running out of inotify resources, leading to errors along the lines of: # tail -f /some/files tail: inotify resources exhausted tail: inotify cannot be used, reverting to polling ...
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vboxpci: IOMMU not found (not registered)

I'm running Arch with 3.6.10 kernel, When vboxpci module is loaded, it tells me vboxpci: IOMMU not found (not registered), But I checked my kernel config, I have the INTEL_IOMMU set already (I uses ...
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Regain control of an X Server

I have a Gnome session running on my server. I started it with tightvncserver. Now it wont let me in anymore because of Too many authentication failures - client rejected This seems to be a ...
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How to setup KVM partitions?

I'm trying to install SolusVM/KVM on a server with one 500 GB HD and one 256 SSD. I am a complete beginner at Linux. SolusVM has a script on the site to download and install automatically, but how do ...
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Debian Squeeze: connect to A2DP (bluetooth) through command line

I would like to turn my Lacie NAS into a A2DP bluetooth source, in order to stream audio to a bluetooth audio sink. The NAS runs Debian Squeeze in a chroot environment, and is connected to a Bluetooth ...
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Boot linux bootloader from Mac OSX

Recently I was running Fedora 17 on my computer which was an HP windows based machine. Unfortunately my computer has a malfunctioning motherboard and will no longer turn on. I removed the hard drive ...
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Missing Firmware for Wired NIC on Debian

I'm trying to install debian 64bit from a debian live image using YUMI on my usb drive. I'm installing it on an Inspiron 6400, and there is missing firmware. I can't connect to the internet ...
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Samba: system group mapping

I have w2008R2 PDC and Linux server with samba and winbind. Now I'd like to add some domain users to Unix adm group in AD. Let's say I have adm group defined in AD, and every user from this group ...
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K800 USB Wireless Keyboard - keyboard repeat rate intermittent problems

Any advice as to how to debug this: My K800 USB Wireless Keyboard's repeat rate intermittently stops working. It will start behaving erratically and when holding a key down it will either not repeat ...
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How to start racoon VPN IKE negotiation automatically?

I have configured racoon at two ends (with pre-shared keys) and trying to establish tunnel. But I have to initiate traffic to start IKE negotiation. Is there any alternative to establishing the ...
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How to use Sony VAIO buttons to lock the screen?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCEG laptop, like this. I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. I'd like to use those 3 buttons (Assist, WEB and VAIO). They work with Windows 7, to recover the system and to open the browser. ...
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Making USB drives readonly on an specific USB port or for an user account

I have a Multiseat machine and the second seat has USB access from a signle port by HUB (a Keyboard and a mouse are connected to it). I need make all storages drives that is connected to to this HUB ...
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How to setup 3 screens with 2 ATI GPU Debian Squeeze

I want to use 3 screens on my computers with 2 graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5450. I've installed fglrx ATI drivers. Here is the result of lspci : root@dev1:~# lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Linux bridge blocks UDP packet from tap interfaces

Introduction: I'm working on a 6lowPAN projects of Wireless Sensor Networks. Basically, I have a set of nodes (Contiki OS) which are running on a linux host. Each nodes have its own tap interface ...
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Linux boots sometimes into kernel instead of Openbox

I have a Solid-Run Cubox and installed Debian Netboot on it. Now I want to configure it as webserver/kiosk PC to run a self made webapp. I installed xorg, openbox, apache/php libs and wrote my own ...
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xkbcomp doesn't update keymap for running xterms?

When I use setxkbmap all programs use the new layout but when I change the keyboard layout with xkbcomp to my own only newly started programs are affected (using xkbcomp with a file with a default ...
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KDE not loading without nomode tag in grub and bad resolution

I recently installed Linux Mint 13 KDE but it's not working fine. At first I had to use failsafe mode to boot because normal boot takes to a textual login. If I use normal boot and text login I'm not ...
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How to find current chroot jail path on Linux <2.6.26

While running kernel 2.6.26 or newer it's possible to get the path of the current chroot jail by comparing the mountinfo of the current process and the init process. Is there a way to get the same ...
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Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
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Black screen on resume from suspend to RAM

This is my first post so please bear with me. I have Xubuntu(12.04) and Fedora17KDE spin installed on my netbook. While Xubuntu wakes up neatly, Fedora gets stuck at the black screen while resuming. ...
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Busybox exits instantly printing 'SIGUSR1'

I was tinkering with my router these days. It runs on MIPS core and the OS is based on Linux. But the builtin busybox is very limited. I managed to export a binary of busybox compiled for MIPS through ...
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modetest.c from libdrm tests lists no framebuffers

I wanted to play with KMS since it seems to be the preferred low-level graphics library on Linux. However, after compiling the appropriate modetest.c version (2.4.32, since that's the version of ...
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How to deal with closed source modules when configuring a new kernel build

I found this command very useful: make localmodconfig However, having some closed source drivers/modules ends up being a problem because this command can't find an appropriate way of including the ...
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What are the differences between the current Linux kernel and the Unix SVR4 kernel in terms of device drivers+i/o and virtual files systems?

Yes I realize that Linux supports many more file systems and recognizes more devices than Unix SVR4. I'm interested in what the differences are in the abstraction on top of an actual file system, or ...
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How to find where driver.mod.c links to?

I'm trying to port the webcam composite gadget from kernel 2.6.37 to 2.6.32. I don't have a choice on this since I depend on other drivers and a SDK which only compile for this version. My train of ...
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vsftpd: Passwordless authentication to different directory

I am configuring a vsftpd server and the requirements are: I need a user resourcesadmin with home directory /var/www/resources with password authentication and FTP with write access (already done) I ...
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Disable the GIO network extension?

I don't use any LAN, so the following "Network" is useless to me: I checked the source code partially and it seems to be using the GIO network extension. How can I disable this without modification ...
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How do create an encrypted system with multiple Linux distributions?

A few weeks ago I created a completely encrypted system on a notebook and must say I like the idea. It's a little bit annoying to enter the password on every boot, but it's nice to know even if I ...
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Stuck on Fedora splash screen after OpenBox3/tint2 install

My system was bogged down by Gnome3 DE and so I made an install of OpenBox3 and tint2 on a Fedora 17 system yesterday. Both were working marvelously. After a system reboot this morning, my system is ...
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Pulseaudio/X permission other user/SSH

My user user1 is running a graphical X session with pulse configured per-user. I need to run a graphical program that uses audio with user2. If I do su user2; program program doesn't start and I ...
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Qemu doesn't boot kernel after “Uncompressing Linux… done, booting the kernel. ”

I've compiled qemu for s5pc110 (it's from http://gitorious.org/samsung-linux-platform/qemu, somebody had added support for s5pc110), version 0.12. But when I load the kernel: qemu-system-arm -M ...
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acpi_listen returns different result in Ubuntu than Arch Linux

Ubuntu is able to detect my Lenovo "Mic Mute" button with acpi_listen, but when I try it on Arch Linux, there is no output available. Model: Thinkpad X220 4290LY9 Tried to add acpi_osi=Linux in ...
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How can I configure Yast to switch languages completely?

I have an installation of openSUSE 11.4 which was installed in German. I started Yast2 (which displayed in German, like "Netzwerkdienste") and switched the language to English under "System" -> ...
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Connected external HDD slows down system

I need to connect large external hard disks (with many many files) to a system running Ubuntu. I have no idea how the Linux kernel is treating the inodes for the external drives, but attaching huge ...
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on puppy linux, how to manage power settings

I'm new to using Puppy Linux, and I'm not able to find a way to manage power settings. The laptop stops working everytime I close and re-open the lid so I want to disable that function from doing ...
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Software raid checksumming slow

On my new 24 disk array I get 900 MB/s of raw read or write using dd to all the disks. When I set the disks up as a 24 disk RAID6 I get 400 MB/s write and 600 MB/s read. It seems to be due to ...
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Howto reduce skype video outgoing traffic?

Issue background I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck. The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or ...