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Desktop Fork designed around usability [on hold]

I am trying to get a project started to fork a Linux distro and design it around usability. This will probably have to be a team project as it would be very difficult to achieve all of the ideas I ...
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Applying mouse settings on startup

linux learner here. (Running on a Debian-derived distro) My mouse sensitivity was too high so I was able to change it, but can't seem to get it to apply on startup. I made /etc/init.d/mouse When I ...
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Sorting lists when there are no leading zeros

I would like to sort this numerically and the sort command keys off the first character. CPL_V11.01.00_1 CPL_V11.01.00_10 CPL_V11.01.00_2 CPL_V11.01.00_3 CPL_V11.01.00_35 CPL_V11.01.00_36 ...
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Permission denied on aio-max-nr file

I would like to edit the file aio-max-nr: root@node:~# echo 65536 > /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr -su: /proc/sys/fs/aio-max-nr: Permission denied Knowing that : root@node:~# ls -lrth ...
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what Linux distro for OMAP3 (DevKit 8000)

I'm struggling with install Linux on SD Card on DevKit8000. Is there any distro, which require only install *.img on SD Card and plug into board?
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Use Broadway on debian 7 server, how to install?

I search on the web, but I could not found anwser (except for Ubuntu with PPA, but it seems to be buggy with debian, or I can't use it). How can I install broadwayd on my Debian 7 server ?
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Dual booting Kali Linux and Windows

I need to dual boot my pc. Kali & Windows. I have Windows installed. I just created a 50 gb partition for the linux install and when I get to the partitioning section of the Kali installation, it ...
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Linux terminal hangs when started [on hold]

Each time I open a new instance of console or tty on my arch linux install (I use either 'konsole' or 'yakuake') it hangs for a couple of minutes before it's finally ready. During this time the ...
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Cannot type in login credentials in Red Hat

Got stuck at the login window (Red Hat 6.5) as I cannot type in the login ID. No characters are accepted in the box. MouseOK. Any ideas?
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Problem while installing LibreOffice on Elementary OS

I'm having the following message when I try to install LibreOffice on Elementary OS 32 bits. I'm doing it on a ASUS Eee PC 900. Lendo listas de pacotes... Pronto Construindo árvore de dependências ...
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iwlist scanning without root privileges

I'm writing application where I need to scan one of wireless interfaces. In the past, my program was run with sudo and I used (in code): iwlist wlanX scan But now I want to allow to run program ...
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rsyslog does not stream data to flume

I have a problem with Flume as it is not recognizing the events on console. My configuration file is this: ### Name the components on this agent a1.sources = r1 a1.sinks = k1 a1.channels = c1 ### ...
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xfs maintenance mode in redhat 7

In my desktop I installed redhat 7 and after reboot it went to maintenance mode, After entering the password it is not allowing to do a file system scan for root and every time it boots enters to ...
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Why are USB partitions & disk capacity not coherent between fdisk, parted, dmesg & /dev/sdXy

Disclaimer: I initially posted this on SF : http://serverfault.com/q/645670, but I think it better fits here First, a word of context: I'm trying to burn an ISO on a 16 Gb USB key, but I'm having ...
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php5.6.2 installation with httpd24 ( apache version 2.4.10 ) on centos/rhel

using this repo : http://dl.iuscommunity.org/pub/ius/stable/CentOS/6/x86_64/ius-release-1.0-13.ius.centos6.noarch.rpm for php installation , and for apache i am using amazon linux repo current ...
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Login kickout every time in Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS

We have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in our production servers. Our dedicated server disk was filled, due to that issue, one of the production servers stopped. While troubleshooting I found that disk ...
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How to print a range of IP addresses with Linux seq command

How can I print a range of ip addresses on linux command line using the "seq" command? For eg: I need seq to print a range of ip from 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.23 . Seems like the period in between the ...
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GRUB: Adding entry for OS on different hard drive

I've got two hard drives in my computer after I replaced one for windows. Since I love linux so much, I put a copy of Xubuntu on the one that I had initially replaced, and I now have two separate ...
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Where can I download the software RPM for Redhat?

I try to download some software RPMs(such as gcc, gdb, etc.) for Redhat enterprise version. But after googling, I only find this website:https://access.redhat.com/downloads. This site doesn't seem to ...
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VPN tunnel to two services on two servers?

I've got 2 CentOS 6.5 servers, each running one service: server A: 10.140.54.1/27 running service MySQL port 3306 server B: 10.140.54.2/27 running service httpd port 443 Server B's httpd service ...
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unfound characters [on hold]

All, In this string: 14.10,and apt-get,it option。 ... on my machine (Debian Testing), there are three little 'boxes', one after "14.10", one after "apt-get" and one after "option". These boxes ...
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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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script to get login details of employess [on hold]

a company owner wants to check which of his employees are on time and are late. WASS for getting the login details of the employees.
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Why is compatibility with Android not a common feature in Linux distributions?

Since Android is based on Linux (and I understand is only a Java layer on top of Linux), I wonder why Linux does not generally run Android applications. Why is an Android compatibility layer, either ...
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Enable numlock only for external keyboard

I'm not sure this is possible, but I thought why not to ask. I have a laptop without a numeric block, and use it sometimes with external keyboard. Numlock for the internal keyboard = useless, so I ...
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Mount zip file as a read-only filesystem

I am looking for a way to mount a ZIP archive as a filesystem so that I can transparently access files within the archive. I only need read access -- the ZIP will not be modified. RAM consumption is ...
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unlimited tmpfs

How to have the advantages of tmpfs and not be limited to its small size? I'm thinking of a shell script that runs as a daemon, monitors RAM and adds more swap files in specified folder, when memory ...
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How do I get ata-style IDs in /dev/disk/by-id to work for USB disks?

I have USB drive dock that I'm plugging SATA drives into. The way they show up in /dev/disk/by-id seems to be dependent on whether the drive has a partition table (usb if not, ata if yes). This makes ...
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Can no longer start Chrom{ium|e} as normal user

I am no longer able to run Chromium or Chrome as a normal user (though I can run as root). I have tried rebooting, reinstalling both applications, moving .config files, changing gtk themes, and ...
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data recovery from form an accidental format on ext4 partition

When I was installing Mint Debian edition unlike the classic edition, the installation automatically formated my home partition when I did not specify to format. So the formatting previously was ext4 ...
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Understanding NAT concepts

I began learning networking on Linux, and I am looking for a way to associate a particular IP to a particular MAC address (i.e. a way to edit the NAT table?). Actually I am trying to assign some IPs ...
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Cluster Lock Manager without TCP/IP

I have 2 linux sharing same SAN disk LUN. There are many cluster files systems to manage lock/unlock. But all of them are using a seperate TCP/IP comminication. But I need a cluster lock manager ...
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As a root user I cannot make any operation on files that I am owning [on hold]

I have this interesting situation: [root@server home]# id root uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groupes=0(root),1(bin),2(daemon),3(sys),4(adm),6(disk),10(wheel) So far my root user seems to be ok to me. ...
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How can I write an alias for cd such that it will fire ls after going into the directory to which I just cd'ed into? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to do cd home and then ls -lrth. I want these two things combined into a single command. I tried writing an alias, but it didnt work. Can you help me ?
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Good *NIX Books [on hold]

I'm a fairly competent Linux system administrator. I can easily get by on what I know without having to reference online sources too often. I'd like to push my understanding much further. What books ...
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Can I share a Virtual Machine between Ubuntu and Windows 7?

I have a Ubuntu Server virtual machine configured on Windows 7 which has a NAT and Host-Only network adapter configured. I have ports forwarded on the NAT connection in order for my host (W7) to ...
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`ls ..` and `cd ..;ls` command shows different output [on hold]

I use the command ls in the same position, but it shows different output. From /usr/local/services/video_sphinx-1.0. ls -a and ls -a ../video_sphinx-1.0/ command shows different files. Why? ...
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Debian PowerPC Linux installation on IBM IntelliStation POWER 285 9111 fails on yaboot

I'm trying to install Debian Wheezy here. I have two hard drives. One is running AIX well. I'm trying to get Linux to run from the other one. The installer boots fine. Automatic partition creates a ...
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Setting image for i3-lock: “Could not load image x: out of memory”

I use this command for locking screen: i3lock -i /home/freyja/pics/owl.jpg The screen is locked, but there is no picture (only white background). When called from console the command says: Could ...
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Do different distros (but same kernel ver) have same hardware support

As far as I know the device drivers are located in the Linux kernel. For example let's say a GNU/Linux distro A has the same kernel version as a GNU/Linux distro B. Does that mean that they have the ...
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Linux Amateur Radio device connected to PC

The PC is running Windows 7. What would be the best Network solution (VPN, SSH, DDNS, etc) when connecting these two devices? I am wanting my radio to be able to authorize my device easily without a ...
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EACCESS writing /proc/self/oom_score_adj [migrated]

I'm trying to compile "slock" to implement some tweaks. It fails to start, on this: #ifdef __linux__ #include <fcntl.h> static void dontkillme(void) { int fd; fd = ...
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custom built kernel module problems

I have been struggling to find a solution for loading module ath9k into the kernel and I have met a dead end. The kernel is 3.17.1 taken from kernel.org and I am compiling it in Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) ...
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Edit/Remove CLI System Notice

I'm wondering how I can change the default system message that shows when on the CLI from Ctrl+Alt+F1. By default it shows the message Welcome to <name> * Documentation: <url> I was ...
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Set default editor for 'info coreutils' [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have this in my .bash_profile: export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vim export VISUAL=/usr/bin/vim man respects this setting but info always opens in something else, nano or it's own ...
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Is it possible to see remotely what physical display is showing on linux machine without X?

We can use VNC to connect to remote X session but how can I remotely connect to that session which is displayed on physical monitor if remote linux machine does not have X installed? UPDATE to make ...
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IP Camera with embedded Linux

I have purchased an IP Camera from Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151349669865). When I read the description of the camera, it said it has an embedded linux in it. I though that I will be able to ...
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Small Ultrabook e.g. 11in that's capable of dev with Linux os [closed]

Does anybody know of an ultrabook that's suitable for development e.g. Java apps/websites, whilst being small and light? Additionally it should be capable of running a Linux flavour. I have about ...
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how to connect to VPN only when ethernet is down and 3g is up

is the following possible and how could it be implemented. set up /etc/network/interfaces file so the VPN "tunnel" only connects when the ethernet cable is disconnected and the 3G interface "ppp0" is ...
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Print total free memory from `free -m`

free -m currently puts out something like this. I would like to know using grep/awk how we can get the total free amount. i.e. 9083