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Using mail spool file for an entry in /etc/aliases gives errors in EL7

For years (with EL6 and before), I have successfully used entries like this in my /etc/aliases file: bugs: /var/spool/mail/bugs The idea being mail to a non-user can be shoved into a file for ...
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YUM: updating repo's GPG key

Haven't found the answer for this in docs: how often Yum refreshes the GPG key of a repo, if it was obtained from the net? For instance, I've got this repo config: [myrepo] name=myrepo ...
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Prevent loop device partitions from being detected

I'm moving a work project from RHEL 6 (Kernel 2.6.32) to RHEL 7 (Kernel 3.10.0). The project involves the building of a raw disk image files to be used on virtual machines, these are representative ...
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Adding fcontext to unconfined application

This feels like the most horrid twist of fate ever... A user is having me setup tomEE (apache-tomee-jaxrs-1.7.4). This is on a RHEL6 machine. I've installed from the tarball available from apache's ...
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What does TCPRcvCoalesce, TCPAutoCorking and TCPHystartTrainCwnd in netstat mean?

We have some RHEL7 Apache reverse proxies that experienced a performance degradation event. After a few hours, restarting Apache restored performance to normal levels. We are trying to determine the ...
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Realtime Scheduling and hanging processes

This may be a "you are dumb" question, but at this point I'm hoping for just a new avenue to look down. We run some software on various systems at realtime priority (SCHED_FIFO, Priority: 99) To hit ...
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GNOME-SHELL tray with several rows

How can I make the tray use several rows, not just one? Using RHEL7.2
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Invalid script entry point, A callable suffix is required

I'm trying to install btrfs-sxbackup on RHEL7. It says: Installation: pip install btrfs-sxbackup Required: python3 I installed python34 from epel. There's no pip for it, so I installed it, ...
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Red Hat vNIC(Virtual NIC) association to physical NIC

I have a virtual network interface named bond0.700 connected to a vlan (ID 700), and 6 physical NIC (eth0 to 5) on RHEL 5.5. Hint : [root@rhle ~]$ cd /sys/devices/virtual/net [root@rhle net]$ ls ...
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Methods to find out what remounts /sys readonly (RHEL 6.7)

A few colleagues intermittently have issues with suspending/hibernating their computers (running RHEL 6.7, normal workstation install, nothing special). As it turned out, the problem was that /sys was ...
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Recreating local selinux contexts after OS Reinstallation

We have added a few specific contexts to our SELinux via the "semanage fcontext ..." command. The patterns are stored in /etc/selinux/targetd/contexts/files/file_contexts.local. Assuming that we ...
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Permanently Configure two X Servers

I'm trying to permanently configure a second X server to start at runtime on RHEL 7. I am aware that I can start a second x server using startx -- :1 vt 2, but I'd much rather integrate it to the ...
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sar/sysstat output logs to a 2nd directory

We're running RHEL on one server and I need to report some stats about the machine. sysstat/sar does a great job but I need the logs to report starting with 6am until next morning at 6am and output ...
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gdm Pop-Up Window on Login

So I was using a bit of bash script to get a popup window to appear on login for our RHEL 7 machines. I put the following code in "/etc/gdm/PreSession/Default". /usr/bin/zenity --warning ...
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Redhat error while loading shared libraries: libkeyutils.so.1: cannot open shared object file: Permission denied

I just installed and am trying to start rpcbind on my redhat 7 machine. I'm new to linux so I'm having some trouble figuring out what to do next. I'm running all of these commands as the root user. ...
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RHEL 7 Still CPU Frequency Scaling

When machine is imaged with: RHEL6.x CPU speeds report full 3.3Ghz speed for all CPUs cpupowerutils is not installed RHEL7.x CPU speeds vary (shown in example below) cpupowerutils is installed ...
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Identifying disk drives during RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Installation

What steps are followed in order to identify a connected disk drive during Linux installation ? I am interested RHEL/CentOS/Fedora procedures. Is it entirely depends on the Kernel package and drivers ...
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problem while using “ yum groups ”

When i am trying to use yum groups commands in RHEL 7 it is giving me following output. #yum groups list There is no installed groups file. Maybe run: yum groups mark convert (see man yum) I have ...
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Memory Leak trackdown

I have a server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.7. The server runs a number of java processes including a tomcat server with nginx webserver. The server has 12 GB of ram allocated ...
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Connecting a Redhat virtual machine to the host NIC that uses network bonds

I'm running Redhat 6.6 on severs with multiple interfaces. And I am successfully using network bonds on the interfaces to connect with the different VLANs on the existing network. The servers are ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions packages?

As I move to look at virtualbox for the small/medium business where I've used vmware previously, I'm interested in a proper kickstart for my RHEL5/6/7 hosts. I'm used to using proper vmware guest ...
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Mounting Sharepoint folders in Linux

We are using DAVfs to load a Share Point folder in our environment. We installed both neon and davfs libraries to try mounting. On mounting, we are running into the below. Any suggestions? Could not ...
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Are docker container security limits limited by the host's security limits?

Lets say that I have a host which has max locked memory set to 64kb: [root@host]# ulimit -l 64 and a docker container running in that host with no limits: [root@container]# ulimit -l ...
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Redhat 7.1 Udev Rules changes SYMLINK+ And Name

I am tying to install Oracle ASM on RHEL 7.1, for that trying to configure Udev rules. I have noticed there are is new attribute in udev rules SYMLINK+ which seems to be replacement of NAME ...
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RHEL 5 Kernel Panic

I performed some fdisk operation on vmdisk. After rebooting I got the following error: unmounting old /dev unmounting old /proc unmounting old /sys switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory ...
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Java related error met when installing COMSOL

I would like to install a software called COMSOL on Redhat (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 (Santiago)) cluster. COMSOL is designed as a Windows software, and its installation requires X ...
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Can't determine where umask is being changed

On my RHEL system, my /etc/login.defs has the line UMASK 077. I have one user who has a .cshrc which changes his umask to 022. I also have a second user who does not have a .cshrc or .bashrc or any ...
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enabling and accessing multiple comports in RHEL 6.6

I am using a motherboard with The Intel Haswell platform I have installed RHEL 6.6 in it the board is having six comports. I am unable to access more the 2 comports. What kind of setting do I need to ...
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How do I get new filesystem formats to use in mkfs?

I am currently attempting to run some benchmark tests using different filesystem formats. However, I can only use the ext family, cramfs, and msdos formats with mkfs since those are the only formats ...
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lp prints blank pages for pure text file

Printing a text file through lp result in blank page while printing same file through gedit works fine. lp is able to print pdf and jpg image files, but not text file. On further looking in to ...
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Monitor won't sleep RHEL 6.5

I just installed linux and even after 30 minutes the monitor never goes to sleep. I have no idea where to look beyond the power management settings. Tried even setting the turn monitor off after 1 ...
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Get window name on Red Hat GNOME

Is it possible to get the title of a window (e.g., gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages such as xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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Recover VG after Adding Disks and Rebooting

I had an old 1.5 TB NTFS formatted disk I wanted to use in by RHEL 7 box, so I put it in my desktop booted, and proceed to delete the partition table using fdisk. I created a physical volume on it ...
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receiving error message while trying to register for subscription for rhel6

I am trying to subscribe to redhat from the terminal. I have registered an account at https://access.redhat.com/labs/registrationassistant/ . So I am using those credentials to register my ...
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Getting some unwanted message in linux os

When Linux (RHEL) OS is booted I am getting a message as beiscsi_ep_connect shost is null What does it mean?
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Installing custom RPM says “does not update installed package”

I've inherited some servers which have previously always had its software as custom compiled versions (apache, perl, mod_perl etc). I was thinking than rather than compile every time, it may be better ...
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turn on numlock at login screen. GDM

GDM is turning off numlock key. I have tried following: a) installing numlockx and inserting following lines at /etc/gdm/Init/Default if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then /usr/bin/numlockx on fi ...
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...
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How to corrupt rpmdb?

Yes, You read it right i actually want to corrupt RPMDB for testing purpose. I tried Googling it but all i got was to, how to rebuild it. So at last i tried rpm --rebuilddb and killed the process ...
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RHEL6 Idle Thread Behavior

I am doing some cpu performance profiling with the perf tool on a RHEL6 box running weblogic12g. It looks like the idle threads are presented as native_safe_halt in the stack profile but ...
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Why does my redhat 5.11 system have so many ext4-dio-unwrit processes?

I have a redhat 5.11 system running, and it looks like there are 32 of these processes. What are they, and why are there so many of them?
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

As title says, I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear. ...
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How to monitor the “raw” port of the bonded network in RedHat 4/5?

I currently having a bonded network labelled "bond0" consisting of two ethernet ports on the server. But the physical server is currently hosted on a offsite data centre, which i can't easily accesss. ...
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How do I run a application on top, in a display manager like GDM.(RHEL 7, Gnome 3.8.4)

I want to show keyboard layout and selection of language at login screen in RHEL 7. I have modified the language menu to show "show keyboard layout" and "Region & Language settings". On clicking ...
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Is there any sound enhancer/equalizer for Linuxes that are not Ubuntu?

I am looking for a systemwide audio equalizer for Debian, Gentoo or Red Hat Enterprise Linux, i.e. an audio equalizer that filters the entire signal that is sent to the audio chipset, something ...
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32-bit package from a repo that should only contain the 64 bit packages

Trying to a do install of some packages and it seems that it is trying to pull a 32-bit package from a 64-bit repo. Installing for dependencies: cyrus-sasl-lib i686 ...
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Connection issues with KVM on RHEL6.5 to Licence Server

I currently have a RedHat 6.5 kvm running under a RedHat 6.5 host. I am attempting to make a connection to a Rational Apex licence server on the local network, however the connection times out before ...
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Is it possible to convert RHEL to CentOS?

The software vendor that we used has always specified that we should load RHEL on servers we've bought to run their software however they did start to accept CentOS and even now prefer it on new ...
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links are always NO-CARRIER, but expected to work

At some point I start receiving "NO-CARRIER" error message. What does it mean and how can I fix it? My links are "physically up" - green lights are blinking. On the opposite side link is up, but no ...
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Can I capture reboot errors on a system that lives in memory?

I have a machine that will intermittently experience boot issues and the system will hang and won't come up. I would normally go to check dmesg, but the problem is the system lives in memory and gets ...