Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is a commercially supported Linux distribution.

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Frequently Internet Disconnects

I have installed RHEL 5.8 on IMB server. Also I have configured static IP through eth0. When I try to ping any website e.g. google.com, yahoo.com It works only for 25-40 seconds and internet ...
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Always try to stop daemon on shutdown without a lock file in /var/lock/subsys/

Normally, if a lockfile doesn't exist in /var/lock/subsys/, rhel doesn't try to stop the daemon, even though a link exists: /etc/rc0.d/K??svcname. There're daemons that are not always started by ...
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BOOTPROTO=none | static | dhcp and /etc/resolv.conf

What does it mean when it says BOOTPROTO=none in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. I remember there used to be BOOTPROTO=static and it was very clear and straight-forward in telling ...
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Unable to start network, <IP> is already in use for device eth0, but its not

A wierd issue after we migrated some of our servers to a new DC. We assigned new IPs to all the machines and all the servers are working fine except one. It is not picking up the new IP address and ...
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remote connect to RHEL with X server from Windows

I have remote RHEL 7 server. I have Windows laptop. I want to connect to RHEL with UI (X Server). (So far I only have ssh connection using Putty.) What tool should I use?
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Xorg consumes CPU, RHEL 7 fresh install

I've installed RHEL 7 with default settings. I wonder why Xorg consumes 30% of my CPUs. How can I know what's wrong and how to fix it? HP DL360p Gen8, dual Xeon E5-2640
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Install Solaris 8 on Qemu-SPARC

I've been struggling with installing Solaris 8 Sparc-32bit on Qemu for a while. So far I've viewed several sites with instructions on how to install Solaris-sparc32bit on Qemu. But only yesterday was ...
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How to unload X server / switch to command line and back on the fly

I often need UI to configure my server, even to run Eclipse and work there, but in "production" i want to have only mandatory things running - just command-line and no UI. If I'm running UI on Linux ...
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Need of built-in zone files in named.conf

I am setting up a DNS(Bind) server and by default the /etc/named.conf has the following entries: zone "." IN { type hint; file "named.root"; }; zone "localdomain." IN { type ...
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Dual monitor display: Drag icon to second monitor appears on first monitor

I am running RHEL6 with dual monitor display with separate desktops. I have appended my xorg.conf file which I created using nvidia-settings. All seems to be working well until I try arrange desktop ...
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Unable to create partiton when installing RHEL 5.8

I am trying to install RHEL 5.8 on my IBM server. When I try to create a partition manually, I get the following error message. Your boot partition is on a disk using the GPT partition. How can I ...
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RHEL 5 Booting from Local Hardisk & SAN Harddisk via grub

I had a RHEL machine booting from local disk. Later I removed local disk & booted from a SAN disk and installed RHEL on it. Now I have read about a grub.conf file: root (hd0,0) kernel ...
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Garbage hex bytes in wtmp file

I have been trying to extract the boot and login history for a test PC running RHEL 5.8 with some kernel updates. I started by using last -f /var/log/wtmp, and noticed some strange results. Further ...
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Add multiple workgroups in Samba

I am using RHEL 6.5 and I have integrated this server with Active Directory using this guide. As of now, I have configured only one domain in /etc/samba/smb.conf, so that only the users belonging to ...
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How do I boot my computer from a Live-DVD from the terminal?

I'm not an expert on computers in general or Linux in particular, so if I'm vague on something please let me know and I'll try to elaborate. I have an old computer running Red Hat 5.0. It had a ...
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RedHat init.d script will not start with service after stop

I have the service script below, which calls a shell script. We changed something in the script When I run the shell script directly, everything works fine. When I restart the servER, everything works ...
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Make one VNC server appear as two displays in RHEL

I have a VNC server running in virtual mode in RHEL and I am viewing it on a PC which has two screens. I can make the server use both of my screens by setting the resolution large enough: xrandr -s ...
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RHEL 6.6: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - “The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden”

First of all, it's the first time I setup RHEL machines, I’m more used to Debian. We're installing many machine at the same time. We've upgraded from RHEL 6.3 to RHEL 6.6 and we're now trying to ...
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Mounting NFS via systemd in Centos 7

I am trying to mount an NFS share on a CentOS 7 box using systemd. This is my /etc/fstab entry: 10.0.0.104:/export /mnt nfs ...
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Learning differences between Fedora and Redhat [closed]

Background: I have a fairly decent background in linux and am currently using Arch as my primary OS. However, I am going to start working at a new job that requires using and administrating Redhat ...
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CentOS 7 boots too fast and network is not ready when executing cron scripts

I have just upgraded from CentOS 6.5 to 7.0 and I am not too happy as the new systemd is probably giving me problems. It seems it is just simply booting too fast, starting up processes asynchronously ...
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Yum not working at all

I ran the command yum clean metadata and then ran the command yum update. When I ran the yum update I now get the following errors Loaded plugins: product-id, security, subscription-manager This ...
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RHEL 7: mount windows cifs share failed

It may look like it is duplicate question but in context of RHEL 7, it is not. As RHEL 7 does not have mount.cifs binary present in /sbin, I want to know what else can be done to mount windows cifs ...
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Simulate Initial Login of user without using sudo

I'm writing a script to interface 2 third-party programs. (Datadog and AWS) The data mining script uses sudo -u to run my script. The script that I need to retrieve data from will segfault if ...
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talk to modbus device

I currently have a minimal install of Red Hat 6.5 running, on the machine I need to talk to a modbus device. I am wondering what tools and drivers are needed on a linux machine to talk to a modbus ...
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File of Doom freezes any computer that attempts interaction

I have a file on an internal server that causes any machine that interacts with it to immediately and irrecoverably freeze. By interaction, I mean just about anything: rm, mv, cp, cat, vi, gedit, ...
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How to remote install CentOS/RHEL 7 using a rescue image like GRML?

Assuming a remote machine where you can PXE boot into a GRML image that also provides ssh access. Now the question is how to install CentOS in such an environment. Something like KVM access is not ...
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Sudo requiring password

On a RHEL server I would like to let a user run a command as root without a password: # uname -a Linux foo.com 2.6.32-220.38.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed May 15 08:34:56 EDT 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Nslookup: command not found error on RHEL/CentOS 7

During linux installation I selected "minimal" option: When I went to run the nslookup command to look up an IP address I got the error message nslookup: command not found as shown in the example ...
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Start/stop service script like Ubuntu for RedHat

Is there a .sh script that manages starting and stopping the service like Debian/Ubuntu but for Red Hat/Fedora? Looking to place it into the file running some software.
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How to globally configure secure clients using OpenSSL on Oracle Linux 5/RHEL 5?

My workplace recently patched one of our servers to address the POODLE vulnerability. Since then older Oracle Linux 5 clients (based on RHEL 5) can no longer securely connect to the server with any ...
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Generating Email alert for events in system log

How to generate email alert for every critical event logged in system log /var/log/messages. Suppose, for the following log message, I want an email alert to be generated. Oct 24 11:17:42 eforms ...
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RAID1 not working on 4K Sector Size

I have created a RAID1 configuration with two internal Fusion-io SSDs. When I formatted the cards to a sector size of 4K, Linux kernel will generate hourly errors stating one of the device has failed. ...
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Software packaging for RedHat similar to Ubuntu

I'm currently helping a professor who is having trouble installing a particular software onto the school's server which runs on Red Hat/Fedora. The professor thinks that the software was packaged for ...
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KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin

I just installed Cygwin a few days ago. Now when I want to explore it, I can't run KDE-Openbox. I haven't tried anything else, except compiling Mplayer which did work. Last time I had Cygwin ...
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Why are --older-than and --younger-than killall options missing in RHEL/CentOS?

I've experienced this issue in cleaning up scripts written by developer who were writing for Ubuntu systems, as well as ServerFault questions like this. Is there any reason the -o, -y (--older-than ...
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RPM command stuck/FREEZE when installing RPM file

I want to install the following rpm from some reason RPM is stuck or freeze and not install the RPM package also I cant stop it by control C , please advice what could be the problem ? root]# rpm ...
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After added SLC6-OS repo to RHEL6, should I let it update 1200+ packages (400M)

I have RHEL6.4, and have added several repos to it to try and add some common tools, gcc for example. It was recommended I add SLC6-OS and use that for installing tools like gcc, but when I do: ...
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What means “removing packages from package profile” in up2date in RHEL?

What does "... removing packages from package profile: ['package1', 'package2']" mean in RHEL, in the /var/log/up2date log? I thought it was dependencies, but the software is still present.
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Shell script to monitor log files going over a certain size [duplicate]

Due to another issue I'm tracking down, one of my app servers occasionally starts generating a large amount of errors and then becomes unresponsive. For now, the simple solution is to restart the ...
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What is the purpose of avahi on a RHEL 7 server?

Running a server machine with CentOS 7, I've noticed that the avahi service is running by default. I am kind of wondering what the purpose of it is. One thing it seems to do (in my environment) is ...
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Can't install any packages on RHEL because of dependancies

Trying to install packages, and keep getting dependency errors. Already installed EPEL, IUS, REMI repos. Example: yum install gcc and I get Error: Package: ...
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Unable to Configure Quotas in RHEL6 & CentOS6- quotecheck returns error message

Unable to Configure Quotas in RHEL6 & CentOS6- quotecheck returns error message I've created new partition(/dev/sda6) and mounted it(on /hulk). Edited /etc/fstab file to give quotas on the ...
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messed up repos in RHEL6

I have RHEL 6 and have installed a bunch of the common repos (epel, etc) and somehow screwed up the repos (I think with a repo clean command) I was getting errors specifically with EPEL, so I removed ...
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Latest libxml2 port to RHEL4

I am currently installing ModSecurity on our development servers and the problem that I am running into with the latest version is that we are utilizing RHEL 4 on our servers. They have no intention ...
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Rebuilding the Linux yum repository metadata

On a RH 6.5, running yum update I get : "This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite. Setting up Upgrade Process Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) ...
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Using autofs to mount a NFS share

I am trying to setup a RHEL 7 machine with an autofs NFS mount (the NFS mount is a Windows 2012 R2 server running Services for NFS). Here are the contents of /etc/auto.master: /nfs /etc/auto.nfs ...
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How to make NIC team come up on boot in RHEL 7

To configure networking on RHEL 7, I created a JSON file for teaming, then ran these commands: ip link set down eno1 ip link set down eno2 ip link set down eno3 ip link set down eno4 teamd -g -f ...
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Setting up 3rd party sftp server to run on port 22

I'm trying to setup CrushFTP 7 on a RHEL 6.5 machine and am having issues. If I leave everything as default I can connect using port 2222 but I need to be able to have CrushFTP respond to requests on ...
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Why does RHEL offer updates for hardware I don't have?

RHEL 7 offers me to install 150+ updates, and it seems most part of these updates are not applicable to my server. For example it offers to install some "WiFi" Firmware, but my server doesn't have any ...