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How do I combine two keys to act as FN key with xbindkeys?

I have been hammering my head on the wall for the past two days trying to figure out a way to combine two keys to execute a function with xbindkeys. To make a long story short I have a chromebook ...
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Mount cifs Network Drive: write permissions and chown

I have access to a cifs network drive. When I mount it under my OSX machine, I can read and write from and to it. When I mount the drive in ubuntu, using: sudo mount -t cifs -o ...
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mount.cifs fails while smbclient succeeds

I'm trying to mount a NetApp CIFS share to one of our servers and I keep getting "Permission Denied" printed to stderr and NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD printed to the running dmesg. root@xxxehpvld05 ~ $ ...
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Bridge interfaces with Vlan on Linux based access point

I have a Linux based wireless access point. It has eth0 interface for ethernet, ath0 for wireless and br-wan as a bridge between the two. bridge name bridge id STP enabled ...
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tar & gzip the same folder but get different size [on hold]

There are two identical folders on two external hard disks. Two hard disks are brand new with the same format I tried du -s to check the size of both folders. The sizes are the same. The archives ...
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How to find power draw in watts? [duplicate]

I've been asked to estimate the power consumption of the servers I run for my laboratory. I thought and I'd ask if there was some handy linux commandline to get the power consumption of the server. It ...
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setuid programs don't seem to run setuid in TinyCore Linux

I want to demonstrate the vulnerability of setuid programs using the TinyCore Linux live cd. That is, I craft a special program, with special permissions, so that it runs as the owner of the file ...
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Problems with USB microphone ARCHLinux

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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running kernel on QEMU

I face this message: Failed to execute /initKernel panic - not syncing: no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel. I am using this command line: qemu-system-x86_64 -hda disk.img -kernel ...
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Intel Turbo Boost apparently activated for no reason?

The other day, I reinstalled my operating system (Crunchbang, fork of Debian). For some reason my fan has been running at full speed (and blowing colder-than-room-temperature air) even though I'm ...
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Removing a long string from php files - using grep and sed?

I have encountered some malware on my Linux server, and am trying to remove it from many php files. I've tried endlessly with grep | sed and grep | tr and couldn't even erase a simple text string, ...
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Linux Home Firewall

I was recently delving into thoughts of building a small home server to run random things off of (maybe a TF2 server). Thinking about this further I realized I would need to get a better firewall ...
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How to find all disks & their size before using them?

I need to know the following information, before using the harddisk to create logical volumes or database.. Any perl modules or snippet would be of great help. how many hard disks are presented to ...
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Make a request through vpn interface

I want to be able to make request through a specific network interface, like this: ping -I eth0.1 google.be ping -I eth0.2 google.be This example works on my multihomed OpenWRT router. I now want ...
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rpmbuild different path for sysconfdir

I am building rpm for opensips and i want to install this package in /opt/opensips path instead of default system path I have define following in my SPEC file %define _prefix /opt/opensips ...
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Using NVIDIA instead of Intel causes a different theme

My current setup is a laptop with an NVIDIA Optimus graphics card running Ubuntu 14.10 with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I usually use the Intel card because of the reason I'm asking this ...
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do not show error if file doesn't exist on copy, without sending to dev null

I want to avoid my script posting an error if I try to cp a file that does not exist. However, I would like error messages to print out for any other error, such as insufficient permissions. This ...
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Difference between txqueuelen and ethtool tx

What's the difference between the txqueuelen setting that can be applied with either: ifconfig eth4 txqueuelen 5000 ip link set eth4 txqueuelen 5000 And the tx ring size setting that can be applied ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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ls -lh vs du -sh * for file sizes within a directory

This might be a simple question to ask but I guess I am little confused in terms of 2 commands so I need help In a particular directory I have some files. If I want to check the size of the files, I ...
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No EOF, when a program reads its own executable file on cifs mount

My java-based installer couldn't copy itself to target dir eating all disk space and I thought it was a java bug, but then I reproduced it with plain dd. When I try to read my own executable using a ...
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sudo - ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I am running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Today I have been doing some maintenance to the server, and a security audit. I realized that sudo is not working the way I expected it to. In the default ...
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Cross-NFS file move adds ACL

Moving a file from one NFS4 mount to another adds an ACL. The reason, if I understand the process correctly, is that mv queries the system.nfs4_acl extended attribute of the source file, and uses the ...
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Why doesn't Linux remove route from routing table if interface is physically down?

As seen below, Linux(3.7-trunk-686-pae) keeps route to 10.10.12.64/28 in routing table although the interface is physically down: root@kali:~# ip addr show dev eth0 2: eth0: ...
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Does Samba 4 actually respect Unix file acls?

After researching the subject on the internet I drew a conclusion that Samba should take into account Unix file acls. During my tests I found the opposite. Only Unix file mode bits are respected, and ...
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How to show line numbers in vim on the right side of the buffer?

I have set nu in my .vimrc which shows line numbers on the left side of current buffer. I would like to see line numbers on the right side. How to achieve this? UPDATE: This should also work for set ...
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Enabling Integrated Graphics card and Nvidia Graphics card

I have IGC (intel) and Nvidia graphics card. currently my progress bar during boot time displays on the monitor connected to IGC (intel) . requirement : Progress Bar during Boot time should display ...
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Linux empty buffer cache command permission denied

I'm using the following commands to flush cache: # sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches # sync; echo 2 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches # sync; echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches When I use ...
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LFS 7.5 - Glibc-2.19 compile errors at section 6.9, are they fatal to my LFS build?

I am using a host Ubuntu 14.04 system, and I am currently going through the Linux From Scratch guide here. At section 6.9, http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/view/stable/chapter06/glibc.html, after ...
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Best version of Linux for Java developer [on hold]

I'm a Java developer and want to choose the best flavour of Linux for my developing purpose. I've grown tired of Windows and I know Linux is the best alternative platform. I'm familiar with Java SE ...
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Is there really no need an antivirus for Linux [on hold]

I heard about Linux won't need any kind of antivirus. Is it true?
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(S/D)NAT over NF hooks

Could someone help on explaining the advantage of iptables NAT over the netfilter hooks. Say suppose, instead of using NAT if we create custom kernel module to bind handler with netfilter for PRE/POST ...
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I overwrote OSX with Linux by accident [migrated]

So here is what happened. I installed Ubuntu onto a flashdrive hoping to be able to dual boot Linux/OSX. I burned Ubuntu onto the flash drive on my desktop PC (windows 8.1) with universal USB ...
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what's the difference between page cache and buffer cache?

In linux OS, you can type command "echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_cache" to release memory, and you can type command "sync" to release the memory. And in linux kernel there are two kind of cache, one is ...
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What is SSTP vpn server and how can I run one?

I've read a couple of L2TP and PPTP tutorials on the net and there are just dozens of "running PPTP/L2TP on Linux" guides available out there and I successfully made packages like open-swan or pptpd ...
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Generic shared resource locking techniques - is flock the solution?

I need to implement a locking scheme so that multiple processes can share a set of resources, while a "special" process can obtain exclusive access to that set of resources. These are batch ...
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Trouble switching from DHCP to a static IP on Kali Linux

When I installed Kali Linux 64bit, I forgot to set up a static IP address, and now DHCP determines my address with my router. I have already modified /etc/hosts and /etc/network/interfaces to declare ...
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creating a custom service on ubuntu

I am setting up an ap called scumblr (https://github.com/Netflix/Scumblr/wiki) The final step calls for initiating the server using the following 3 commands: redis-server & ...
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Fedora 21 won't boot anymore; Computer wants me to perform MOK management

I have Fedora 21 installed. Last time it booted, I changed Gnome theme. Then I restarted and now I get following: If I select to continue boot, computer restarts and I get this window again. If I ...
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How to find a specific file and move it to a specific directory?

How to find a specific file, and move it to the specific directory /var/tmp? For example I want to find the file 0914_Jul-2014.gz. Remark, the file 0914_Jul-2014.gz, is under ~300 subdirectories: ...
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Check if folder is a mounted remote filesystem

What is the best way (reliable, portable, etc.) to check if a given folder is on a mounted remote (nfs) filesystem within a shell script? I am looking for a command that would look like: ...
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Alpine: work with some e-mails

How can I setup alpine to use more than one mail address? That SMTP Server parameter in config looks like an global. Can someone help me? NOTE: At least for both e-mails on the same server. Thanks.
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ipmitool set idrac mode

I have a DELL server R610, on this server there is a RHEL 6.4 This server has an idrac entreprise. I would like to configure the idrac from command line, avoiding reboot. I read on the man page of ...
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Why system call hooking produces different result everytime in Linux/Android 2.6.29?

I have implemented system call hooking for Android 2.6.29 kernel through a LKM module. I am tracing down one Android app for system calls. But interestingly, it returns different results every time I ...
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How to limit application memory usage?

I have spend 2 hours reading questions about this matter, and still there is some misunderstanding. I have this process: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND root 1452 0.4 1.8 ...
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How to limit the total resources (memory) of a process and its children

There are plenty of questions and answers about constraining the resources of a single process, e.g. RLIMIT_AS can be used to constrain the maximum memory allocated by a process that can be seen as ...
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How to install Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad T400

I want to completely format my computer and replace my current OS with Linux. How should I go about doing this? Particularly, how do I handle finding all the device drivers I'll need? I'm using a ...
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X won't start on its own after kernel update [on hold]

I built a Fedora 20 home theater pc following the Fedora 20 nVidia Drivers Install guide. It did work well. However after yum update all ( in which the kernel was updated to 3.17 ) the machine boots ...
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Adding a Column of values in a tab delimited file

How can I add a Column of values in a file which has a certain number of rows. I have a input file like this: Input file: SPATA17 1 217947738 LYPLAL1 1 219383905 FAM47E 4 77192838 SHROOM3 4 ...
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How do I force a user to change a password at the first time login using ssh?

I'm trying to force a newly created user to change a password at the first time login using ssh. For security reasons I want to give him a secure password until he logs in for the first time. I did ...