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Where to apply xmodmap for systemwide usage?

I need to apply a custom xmodmap for all users at the start. Where do I need to put it? I have thought at /etc/rc.local? Does this make sense?
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How do I ssh into a new virtual machine?

note by derobert: problem was resolved in chat, starting around http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/24666451#24666451 if someone wants to write up an answer. Turns out the bridge wasn't ...
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Once sudo su'd to root, is there a command to see my username?

I have sudo rights on a redhat box; once I've sudo su - to become root in a shell, are there any commands I can run to see what username I su'd FROM?
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Which of these three commands is telling the TRUE Redhat release information

I was checking for the Redhat release so this time I used three different commands. Two commands gave the same result but the third command gave different result. Which one is right. [root@...
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Change /dev/sd* for USB Linux install?

I am trying to install Scientific Linux 6.1 (which is literally RedHat Enterprise Linux without the branding) by booting its installer from my USB drive. The installer starts fine, but two things ...
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Performing accurate snapshot and incremental backups to a remote server

I have a few Ubuntu (and potentially RHEL) servers I'd like to back up to a central backup server (via rsh/SSH). I'd like to do both snapshot and incremental backups. The goal is that if one of the ...
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Maximum memory usable by a 32 bit RHEL 6 system

I have installed a 32 bit RHEL OS on a 64 bit system. From the wiki page of PAE: The Linux kernel includes full PAE mode support starting with version 2.3.23, with Linus Torvalds mentioning PAE'...
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Mount samba filesystem into RHEL 5.5

I have a trial RHEL version for a proof of concept where I was asked to mount a windows filesystem into linux. I tried mount -t smbfs -o username=samba,password=samba //Desktop/Public /mnt/public ...
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how to add line in a /etc/sudoers file with the help of shell script (50servers)?

Anyone can help me with shell script, I want to know script which can edit /etc/sudoers file and let me add {{{{{userid ALL=(root) ALL}}}} to 50 server I have on same network?
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How to automate connecting to multiple network devices, running a command and saving the output to a file?

I have to run a command on around 1000 network devices and save the output to a file. In a file I have a list of all the network device names that have to be connected to using SSH. I then have to run ...
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install latest gcc on rhel 6 x86_64

I have an RHEL 6 server with gcc version 4.4.7. I wanted to update the gcc version (I think the current one is 4.8). Yum update doesn't work. Also, SO answers for a similar question on CentOS does not ...
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.bashrc doesn't get executed

I have a user (non-root) which has a ~/.bashrc file with some aliases in it. But it doesn't look like the file is executed at log in time. If I do source ~/.bashrc then it does what it's supposed to. ...
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How to permanently disable root-password prompt for recovery mode, RHEL6

In the rare cases that a RHEL or CentOS 6 system is prevented from booting by (for instance) an improper shutdown, or a forced fsck-check failure on boot, the console will prompt the user for a root ...
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httpd-devel requires outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3

httpd-devel requires an outdated version of glibc-common on CentOS 6.3 x86_64 and Apache/2.2.15. It wants 2.12-1.80.el6 and I have 2.12-1.80.el6_3.3.x86_64 installed (via CentOS @update repo) Here is ...
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How to verify if the Language is installed

Is there some command for Redhat Linux that can tell me whether the Arabic Language is installed on Redhat 5.6 Server.
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Install g++ when having gcc (C only) — RH6

I have a RHEL 6 machine, which came with gcc but without g++. The gcc version is 4.4.4 20100726 (this is what I got from gcc --version). How can I get g++ working? Currently, the shell just returns "...
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'man' page is too narrow (not taking advantage of terminal size)

I'm making my first 'man' page and I'm using groff to do it. However, when I "compile" it and view it, it only takes up a certain amount of columns in my terminal. I've tried viewing other man pages ...
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Are Debian- and RedHat-style repositories compromised by Heartbleed OpenSSL bug?

The Heartbleed exploit (CVE-2014-0160) makes SSL connections using OpenSSL vulnerable to private key leakage. Does it mean that official update channels in RHEL/CentOS/etc. and Debian/Ubuntu shall be ...
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Why does `man -k cron` say `vixie-cron (rpm)` for some results, and how do I read those pages?

I'm trying to find out some details regarding cron and /etc/cron.d/ on a RedHat system. Ironically, my answer is viewable within the vixie-cron-*.src.rpm for this package, but the the man pages for ...
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How to permanently disable root-password prompt for recovery mode, RHEL7

Note: I asked a similar quesiton concerning version 6 of these bundles here. Note that 7 uses systemd and may have a different implementation In the rare cases that a RHEL or CentOS 7 system is ...
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/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypt (rhel 6 )

System info [root@xilinx busybox-1.22.1]# uname -r 2.6.32-71.el6.x86_64 Following errors come when I make busybox on rhel 6: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypt collect2: ld returned 1 exit status ...
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USB set to /dev/sda instead of /dev/sdb

I've been trying to use a kickstart file to guide the Red Hat installer (RHEL6.5) without user intervention. It correctly looks for the kickstart file in /dev/sdb/fs.cfg, but because the USB is ...
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Location of dhclient.conf

I need to check the client DHCP settings, which I expect to be in the file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf, but there is no such files there. What is the location of this file in RHEL 6, on 64 bit?
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Invalid cross-device link while Hardlinking in the same file system

I have /home/myuser/Desktop/rc/.netrc file that i want hardlink to /root, ie home directory of root user. When i do: ln /home/user/Destkop/rc/.netrc /root it gives the following error: ln: ...
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Recompile Kernel to Change Stack Size

I need to recompile my kernel on RHEL WS5 with only two changes. Change stack size from 4k to 8k Limit usable memory to 4096. How do I recompile the kernel without changing anything else but ...
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Not able to extend the size of an LVM logical volume

During RedHat installation, I created one volume group with two logical volumes in it. Volume Group Name = VolGroup00 LVMs = LogVol00 and LogVol01 LogVol00 size = 48G LogVol01 size = ...
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GDM will not start on boot, unable to login into graphical interface

I am running RHEL 5.8 . SELinux is enabled but in permissive mode. Here are some snippets from /var/log/messages on boot. kernel: type=1400 audit(1360613500.551:6): avc: denied { write } for pid=...
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mailx attachment behaviour between RHL 5 and RHL 6

We have a line of code that does this in ksh, to send a file as an attachment in email: uuencode <filename> <filename.txt> | mailx someone@somewhere.com In RHL 5.2 mailx sends "...
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Run getty on a serial port on startup on RHEL

I want to put a getty on ttyS2 on a RHEL 6.1 box so I can use IPMI's serial-over-ethernet functionality to log in to a machine when SSH isn't working. In the past (on Ubuntu?), I used to add a line ...
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RHEL - GDM could not write to authorization file

I am getting an error as "GDM could not write to your authorization file" if I try to login as a non root user in my RHEL system. I restarted the machine hoping that the tmp files will be cleared and ...
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SSH getting disrupted intermittently

I have Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5 on my box. Recently I started having issues with my SSH service not keeping my connection and randomly disconnecting my clients. Ping works perfectly fine, ...
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dnf - how to show which mirror url has been chosen?

Below is the part of bash log, the full log can be achieved at https://gist.github.com/limkokhole/f2a423112aa005f10862: [xiaobai@xiaobai hello]$ dnf --verbose download --source readline cachedir: /...
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/etc/fstab 5th column

Whatever I have understood so far about the 5th column of /etc/fstab that it is for dump command to run on that file system. if entry is 0 dump command will not run and if the entry is 1 then dump ...
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How to install Redhat using the iso image stored on Network

This is the case. I want to install the Redhat 5.6 on my system. But this time i dont want to use the actual DVD but this time i want to install it using the iso image stored on one of our server HDD. ...
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how do I create an appropriate drive for a libvirt virtual machine?

I am trying to use virt-install to create a CentOS 7 virtual machine in a CentOS 7 host. Towards that end, I have been reading the virt-install documentation at the RHEL web site, and I have also ...
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Update different dropbox instances

I am using dropbox on my redhat linux kernel. Right now we have a dummy user set up, with it's own dropbox account. Everyone can access and dump their files into it while on the machine and then ...
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Static DNS setup on client of shared internet connection

I've 2 linux computers, one redhat (client), and one ubuntu (set up with shared internet connection as described here) At the moment, on the wired connection between the computers, I can ping the ...
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What is the correct way to resolve this rpm conflict? (Error: p11-kit-trust conflicts with nss-3.13.3-6.el6.x86_64)

It has been a while since I updated one of my RHEL6 machines (except for the occasional update of specific packages with known vulnerabilities). As a result of this, I have an old ca-certificates ...
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Logging %pre during kickstart - logfile doesn't exist after boot

I am kickstarting several EL6 systems and I want to log the actions taken in my %pre section. I know that I can log the %post section per the hints provided by centos.org: Tips and tricks for ...
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Single CD install of a RHEL-like distribution?

Can someone suggest a RHEL-like distribution that can install from a single CD? I am looking for a distribution where services are started from /etc/init.d, environment variables are set from scripts ...
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Control bandwidth with iptables

How can I control bandwidth in RHEL 5 using iptables?
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Redirect rule for Apache : Adding www to URL

I want to add www to my URL e.g example.com.au . Right now if I type www.example.com.au in the browser it gets changed to http://example.com.au . I want it to be http://www.example.com.au . Below is ...
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backup user accounts without giving a home directory to them

I am reinstalling the older Ubuntu machines with the latest RHEL 6.0 in servers. I have /etc/passwd and /etc/group and /etc/shadow file backed up for the list of user accounts that I need to create ...
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Improving performance of script [closed]

I have been working on a script that can be used to automatically restart my Zabbix monitoring services in the event that they stop running. I have the script working just fine, but figured it could ...
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Automatically set append attribute for newly created files/folders?

I'm trying to setup a folder so that users can only create or modify files/folders in it, but not delete them. I tried the 'chattr +a' command and got different results in RHEL5.8 and RHEL6.5 ...
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Why does “yum update” fails with many duplicates, after many months of no upgrades?

After many months (> 6) of no software upgrades, I logged into an EC2 instances running: Linux version 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@x86-022.build.eng.bos.redhat.com) (gcc version 4.4.7 ...
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OpenVPN Server does not reply to Client ping

An OpenVPN client seems to initialize on a CentOS 7 client virtual machine. However, the response from the server is not clear when the client sends a ping. Specifically, ping 10.8.0.0 from the ...
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SSH slow after configuring TCP Wrappers

We have SSH open on one of our production servers leaving it prone to various brute force attacks to break in. I reduced the attempts by changing the default port from 22. I want to further harden ...
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Why does this bash fork bomb not work on my RHEL VM?

I'm running a RHEL 6.5 VM in a VMware ESXi environment and accessing it through the vSphere Web Client virtual console (in my browser). I wanted to crash this machine on purpose and executed :(){ :|...
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enabling smtp on port 465 and imap on port 993 for webapps running on centos 7

A CentOS 7 development server is used for prototyping webapps that send and receive email using JavaMail to connect with a remote mail server elsewhere on the internet. The remote mail server uses ...