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iptux Installation causing error

I'm trying to install iptux in CentOS by using yum install ip* it causes the following error --> Finished Dependency Resolution Error: samba4-winbind conflicts with ...
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How to change Power button shutdown action

I use Mageia ver 4 Linux as server, without X started and without any user login-in during normal operation. This PC has a special card for measuring and control of other devices. This card has its ...
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How to set a background image for urxvt?

How do I set a tiled background image in urxvt? I have tried the following alternatives in my .Xresources file: URxvt*backgroundPixmap: /home/jgg/Pictures/tiles/escheresque_ste.png;style=tiled ...
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Linux slows down after long uptime

Occasionally I leave my openSUSE 13.1 64-bit system KDE-based up for a few days or even a week without a reboot. However, I notice after a night of idle standby the system gets very slow when I want ...
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Difference between xattr and chattr

What is the relation and the difference between xattr and chattr? I want to know when I set a chattr attribute in Linux what is happening inside the Linux kernel and inode metadata.
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/bin/ and /usr/bin Command Tutorials [closed]

Let me first start off by mentioning that I am not a Linux newbie. I have personally been using the GNU\Linux for nearly 5 years now. However, often times I run across the commands under /bin/ and ...
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Linux Mint Booting Installed Partition [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to install the loved Linux Mint. I made sure I had space for a partition, and installed it. I am currently on the "trial" part, where it has "Install Linux Mint" on the desktop. I ...
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Is pvcreate destructive? Attempting to recover an lvm2 volume group

I don't want to lose any data, so I'm asking if the solution Novell offers is safe to try. If not, are there safe alternatives? Step-by-tedious-step: I have two volume groups: main and Rand; Rand ...
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Mounting usb automatically & having usb's label as mountpoint

How can I mount my usb automatically when I plug it in? Also would like the mountpoint to be the usb's label each time it is mounted automatically. Edit: I am using Raspian (on Raspberry Pi) which is ...
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rpm query does not give complete provided capabilities (commands)

For example, I know /usr/sbin/agetty is provided by the util-linux package with the following command: $ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/sbin/agetty util-linux-2.24.1-1.fc20.x86_64 Then I would like to ...
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supported 2014 distro with 2.6.x kernel

I'm cutting my teeth at putting together a Linux install for a PC104 board that supports <= kernel 2.6.x with a Disk-On-Chip. I've read up on Embedded.org and Yocto, but before I try compiling ...
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How to search '(+1)' character substring in a string

I want to search for (+1) in a string (which is a GDG dataset name to confirm if it is a GDG) and want to get a binary answer if it has (+1) as part of the string or not. Can some one please help?
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Symlinks and permissions in backup archives

I installed linux on another computer and I want to move my /home directory to that computer. I want to backup that directory with any file permission, symlinks etc. how should I do it? Are there any ...
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Calendar software for Linux [closed]

I'm wondering and searching a calendar for Linux (Centos). Here calendar means to save important notes and points by date and time in all days,for this purpose I'm asking this question. Is there any ...
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Hidden Files&Directories in user's home directory [closed]

I am in my user's home directory, I do: ls -a Then it shows me large number of hidden files and directories in my user's directory. Which of them I am allowed to remove? Which ones are necessary ...
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Building GNU part of GNU/Linux [closed]

I have successfully built the Linux Kernel 3.13.6 and ran it in QEMU. Since it is just the kernel, it will eventually complain that it cannot find init or sh, etc. Therefore, it is necessary to ...
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Difference between /dev and /sys/class?

What is the difference between the device representation in /dev between the one in /sys/class? Is one prefered over the other? Is there something one offers and the other doesn't?
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Which is the most precise command to get processes and system information? [closed]

I'm trying to evaluate performances of some active processes of mine on linux. Searching the internet I found that ps and top are the only command available for that. More precisely here, it says ...
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Can anyone please tell me the correct answer? [closed]

[pgrosh@manners pgrosh]$ ps -ux USER PID %CPU %MEM SIZE RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND pgrosh 4660 0.3 2.4 1272 740 p0 S 06:50 0:01 -bash pgrosh 4686 0.0 ...
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How to exit out of the shell script successfully so that python subprocess think it is successfull exit? [closed]

Below is my shell script which simply execute a url like this http://example.com:8080/beat and parse the response and verify certain conditions on it. If that condition is met, then exit successfully ...
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setfacl default --x on directories and r— on files for user

Having the following directory structure [sr@server directory]$ tree . ├── folder1 │   ├── fileA │   └── fileB └── folder2 └── fileC 2 directories, 3 files I want to set a default facl on ...
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change eth0 to eth1 without udev

I have very interesting issue, We have Redhat 4 Linux and it is has 4 Ethernet interface. eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 Now only eth0 is connected to LAN and everything working find. We have special software ...
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Setting up encryption after debian wheezy install

How do you set up encryption on your home dir after the debian wheezy install. I missed the part in the graphical install that sets that up for you. I am using the automatic partition on the whole of ...
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“sudo service uwsgi restart” returns [fail] however uwsgi logs show processes have been created and python app is running

I'm running a local vagrant VM, Ubuntu 13.10 with nginx reverse proxying to uwsgi. Running sudo /etc/init.d/nginx status returns * nginx is running However running sudo /etc/init.d/uwsgi ...
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unetbootin: cannot mount squashfs on loop device

Im having a bit of fun with unetbootin with linux mint 16 setup in it. However when I try run the default menu item I get an error that ends with this: can not mount /dev/loop0 ...
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What happens when you rsync without a destination?

To make the story short, I did an rsync: rsync -avP root@exampleserver.com:/tmp/ And I forgot to put in my source directory... :( I meant it to be like: rsync -avP /tmp/ ...
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How to do an automated measurement for the boot time for freshly build images?

I want to generate images for an embedded system and automatically measure the time they took for booting (especially for different systems). I'm using Buildroot to generate my Linux Images. I ...
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Where is Linux kernel development headed? [closed]

I regularly read development updates from various components of the Linux ecosystem. Of all these, the kernel is the one that seems least transparent to me. Typical kernel release notes mention tons ...
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Is there a way to print to a preset location for print-to-file?

I would like to add a "printer" under Linux that would automatically print-to-file to a specific folder and default to PDF. The idea being that I could one-click-print documents for printing later in ...
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Anyway to save Boot Prompt PassPhrase in local file for fedora20

fedora20 is installed with harddrive encrypted. it is installed by the kickstart file. but it is still asking for Pass Phrase before booting. Is there anyway that pass phrase can be saved in local ...
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Building a Debian-based Linux Distro Online

susestudio provides an online tool for building one's own Redhat-based Opensuse linux distro. However, I am more of a Debian-based guy. I was wondering of there is a similar website that let's us ...
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the meaning of peer authentication when set SSL_CTX_set_verify_depth(0)? [migrated]

openssl: void SSL_CTX_set_verify_depth(SSL_CTX *ctx,int depth); depth: level 0:peer certificate what is the meaning of peer authentication?
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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How can I detect what is making my linux freeze?

I've been running arch linux for quite a few months and it has been the best distribution i've used. However, sometimes, it just decides to freeze. I may be using the computer, the bottom bar shows ...
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How to get SCP execution time in milliseconds?

I have a script in which i am reading source and destination IP address from a csv file and recording the time in milliseconds it is taking to copy the file from source to destination (using scp). ...
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sudo apt-get install g++-4.8-multilib not working on Mint?

I've got the latest version of Linux Mint 16 (64 bit) and in Netbeans I am compiling a project in 32 bit mode. I get the error that I am missing bits/config.h. I think this is because I am in 32-bit ...
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Remove extra line break from a variable

I am an absolute newbie to the *ix ,so if my question is dumb please bear with me. I am writing a script where I am trying to export some variable , and after exporting my variable when I am printing, ...
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How can I mount a block device from one computer to another via the network as a block device?

Is it possible to export a block device such as a DVD or CDROM and make it so that it's mountable on another computer as a block device? NOTE: I'm not interested in doing this using NFS or Samba, I ...
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How can I simulate usb storage device connection with qemu?

I'm writting a program for controlling usb storage device connections (this is a classic subject). All it's ok with my program, but now, I want to write some tests. So in order to do that, I realized ...
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How to install Intel binary file on Arm?

I am trying to install a binary file and I get the output as "Cannot install binary" When I did file .bin Output is: c64plus-imglib_2_02_00_00_Linux-x86_Setup.bin: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel ...
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Changing TTY font to a non-default font

I found two ways to change the TTY font: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup editing /etc/default/console-setup Either way I'm limited to the fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts (I'm using Debian). How ...
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When executing a command, it is automatically suspended

The problem happened on one of my local machines with CentOS 6. I ssh to it from my MacBook trying to test a script, which is in /usr/local/bin. However, whenever I tried to execute the command, it is ...
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Can I install Mint but defer setting language, timezone, username/password, etc.?

Going the follow-your-nose route, I can take a Mint install medium, set up the language, timezone, username, password, etc. during the install process, and at the end when I'm done setting all these ...
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In what shared library is read()?

I'm a Linux rookie and want to know where the system call read() is. Which shared library is linked when I call read()?
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Installing Subversion 1.6 on Linux SUSE 11 SP2

if you go to the homepage from Subversion (subversion.apache.org/packages.html) in order to get the package for SUSE 11 SP2 you will get either the package 1.8 (the newest version). Question: Is it ...
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How can I install linux on a system with UEFI and Security boot system?

My motherboard is a Gigabyte 990XA-UD3 (CPU 1), it's a UEFI -Dual boot, and when I try installing Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon or Ubuntu 13.10 it always bring this error (initramfs) Unable to find a medium ...
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Custom help / man -like command (for reminders)

I often end up in a situation, where I don't use a command for a while, but then suddenly need to use it; and I need to wade through several help pages until constructing the command line I want. Case ...
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Booting from USB devices on secure boot UEFI system

I'm trying to put an ArchLinux install onto a USB-HDD and want it to be bootable on BIOS systems as well as on UEFI systems that use secure boot. Therefore I have one main question. Does an UEFI ...
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Cannot connect to any localhost connections

I'am using Centos 6.5 with latest updates. My problem is that whenever i try to connect to some local service it just hangs for example: wget wget 127.0.0.1 --2014-03-11 12:43:42-- ...
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Wireless constantly reconnecting on Ideapad running Arch

I just bought a new laptop, a Lenovo IdeaPad U330 touch, and after some struggle (with the Secure Boot stupidity) I have managed to install Arch Linux. I have configured my system, installed all the ...