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How are network and SCSI kernel modules handled differently from other kernel modules?

I used modprobe to load the 8021q.ko module on a server. I expected to have to do this every time the server rebooted until I made it persistent. However, to my surprise, it was loaded automatically ...
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cd to a child directory of a symlink fails

To build a kernel module, you have to do make -C where -C is cd functionality. As my make failed a lot of times, I found this: [root@ror6ax2 modules]# ls -l /lib/modules/`uname -r` | grep build ...
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RHEL: man page for interface configuration files

How to get the man page for ifcfg-$Interface files? Something like man 5 $Keyword for /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3. Is there not a man page? Is the keyword wrong? RHEL:~# cat ...
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How do I resolve the url timeout error when running a yum command?

I'm trying to upgrade SVN 1.6 to 1.8. When I run the commands: yum install mod_dav_svn subversion I get the following error (after a short pause): ...
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Yum installation of package specific modules

I was playing around with texlive package recently and found out that there is a way to install tex style packages with yum install 'tex(package.sty)' command. I've never seen package name was ...
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Kickstart using only SAN disks

How would a kickstart file look like (using RHEL or a RHEL derivative), or is it even possible with it when we have zero local disks, and we only have disks from SAN? (Kickstart method is needed ...
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How to uninstall vmware-tools-foundation

So I am having lots of problems with this: Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. ** Found 21 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ...
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Why when I ssh into one server it shows bash and the other have my username?

So at work I have two web servers that I am able to ssh into. Both are RHEL 6.5 When I log into one, it shows this: [username@ldvweb01 /]$ When I log into the other one it shows: -bash-4.1$ ...
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Where can I download i686 RedHat 4 bash package?

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1293.html The offical announce is only starting at RHEL 5. There are no packages for RHEL4? According to Wikipedia, it's still supported until the start of ...
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Permission denied tmp dir on STIG RHEL

I am writing a program for a DISA STIG version of Red Hat Linux 6.5. I wrote a shell script to do self extracting on the program and when it self extracts put temporary files in the tmp directory that ...
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What are the potential negatives of turning on process accounting (psacct package)?

I am looking into turning on process accounting on some EL6 servers. What are the potential pitfalls of turning this on? If you mitigate storage requirements with log rotation, any reason you would ...
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What's the difference between TYPE and DEVICETYPE directives in ifcfg scripts?

While learning the Network Teaming objective of the RHCE (RHEL7) exam I noticed that examples use DEVICETYPE directive in the ifcfg scripts for master and port interfaces. I knew there was TYPE ...
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How to surpress audit daemon rotating log messages?

On a CentOS 7 system messages like these are logged several times a day: Sep 24 00:11:42 example.org auditd[756]: Audit daemon rotating log files Sep 24 00:26:23 example.org auditd[756]: Audit daemon ...
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How to merge config files interactively after “yum update”

After system packages are updated with "yum update", config files which could not be overwritten are not replaced, but we can find *.rpmnew files near by. By design system administrator must merge ...
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Yum or Reposync: How can I slowly remove a repository without unintended dependency issues?

I have used reposync to create and maintain local copies of two repositories, remi and remi-test. These are repositories maintained by Remi Collet. On several systems in an internal LAN, I added both ...
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Should reposync download repodata?

I am using reposync on an RHN repo. It downloads the RPMs find but doesn't download repodata. I know I can run createrepo, but I'd like to keep group install info. Is this nornmal behavior? If so, ...
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Screen capture application for RHEL6.5

I need some screen capture application for RHEL6.5 and tried few ways to get one but failed. yum install gnmoe-utils and got: Reading Local RPMDB rpmdb time: 0.000 Setting up Install Process ...
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How to install glibc version that corresponds to GCC 4.4 on RHEL5

We have a program with executables built on RHEL6 using GCC4.4 and we need to run it on RHEL5.5. But RHEL5.5, by default does not have the necessary version of glibc. Has anyone faced such an issue ...
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How to force change linux password even if similar as previous

I am trying to change my current password in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10 (Tikanga) but it says my new password is too similar. Is there any way to force change ? $ passwd Changing ...
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Root is receiving “operation not permitted” error when trying to move a a users .bash_profile

This are the permissions on the RHEL5 machine: [root@server1 belmin]# ls -la | egrep '\.(bash_profile)?$' drwx------ 9 belmin belmin 4096 Sep 16 14:29 . drwxr-xr-x 40 root root 4096 ...
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Init script to run a script as specific user

/apps/data/service/bin/startup.sh This is the script i want to be executed during RHEL booting. I want it to be run in runlevel 3 only. And i want this script to be started as specific user, ...
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Possible to install Linux RHEL completely offline?

The documentation on Linux RHEL seems to assume you have a connected machine and will be installing through that connection. I need to set up RHEL completely offline using CD-ROMs only (no USB). Is ...
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Can anything useful be done with a truncated core?

We have processes written in a mix of Python, Java and C++ that core dump from time to time. They allocate more memory in chunks as needed during runtime, and are known to crash when their allocation ...
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.bashrc and .bash_profile not executed [closed]

I'm running RHEL5. I added simple alias command into ~/.bashrc. When I start a new terminal, nothing happens but source ~/.bashrc works so I know the syntax is correct. I also ...
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Rhel7: telnet: no route to host

I have installed RHEL7 GA version, and installed the xinetd and telnet packages. But when I am trying to telnet from another host to RHEL 7 its giving this error: Trying 10.235.x.x... telnet: connect ...
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Get KERN_DEBUG messages into syslog on rhel7/centos7?

I've been trying to get KERN_DEBUG messages logged to a file in centos7, but have had no luck. I can get them just fine from "dmesg," but not /var/log/messages or /var/log/dmesg Here's a MWE kernel ...
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Remote connection to RedHat virtual machine from other PCs in the network

I have installed a virtual machine RHEL 6.1 using Oracle Virtual Box on my Windows 7 Computer. I have set the network options to Bridged adapter mode, my host Computer (Win-7) is connected on my home ...
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Using nohup to keep a script running indefinitely

I am very new to Linux and I've only been using it to SSH to my web server using Putty. The issue I am having is this: Basically I've got 2 php scripts. One get_tweets.php constantly listens for ...
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Working with Hebrew text in Redhat [closed]

I'm trying to view Hebrew text in my putty terminal, but I keep seeing those squares instead of text (see pic). Things I've done so far but didn't work: edited /etc/sysconfig/il8n and changed ...
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How do I determine if the linux password was changed?

I'm developing an application which is distributed on a VM. The default password is always the same, but it's hash in /etc/shadow changes with every release. How can I programmatically (e.g., from a ...
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Do we need to enable G++ on RHEL 6.1

I have RHEL6.1 but I can't compile using g++, when I execute g++, I get the below : -bash: g++: command not found so I assume I don't have g++ but I do have gcc installed. When I run gcc -v. I ...
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Tried changing to static ip in RedHat 6.5 using VMWare. Unable to access the internet now

I followed resources on the internet to assign static ip address for RedHat 6.5 installation in VMWare. I am unable to access the internet after that. My terminal output of the files I changed are as ...
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Unable to uninstall an rpm on RHEL6

I'm trying to remove a package from a system I am responsible for. Everytime I try it fails, though. The error it give is Error in PREUN scriptlet in rpm package vmware-open-vm-tools-xorg-utilities ...
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how to enable mcrypt in php5.5 with rhel6.5

i am using rhel6 OS with php5 But i am unable to add mcrypt extension for php5. Lots of Google but doesn't find any solution. [root@lav6 modules]# locate mcrypt.so /usr/lib64/libmcrypt.so ...
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disabling ctrl-alt-del and /etc/init

My OS is RHEL 6.2 I disable Ctrl+Alt+Del by changing in /etc/init/control-alt-del.conf the line exec /sbin/shutdown -r now "Control-alt-del pressed" by exec /bin/true I'll be testing it next ...
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What does eno mean in network interface name 'eno16777736' for CentOS 7 or RHEL 7?

Under consistent network device naming scheme, what does 'eno' stand for in network interface name 'eno16777736' for CentOS 7 or RHEL 7?
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OPENVPN AS - Could not connect to the test server on the Internet

I have set up OpenVPN on my server and I can access it through Tunnelblick. I am however having issues to set up OpenVPN Access Sever. After Install I noticed that in the server name field there was ...
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Want to assign dedicated default gateway on Two NIC card on linux server

We have one server having two nic cards. Here we configured two separate networks on both nics and having different gateway. However our one sub-net is able to communicate to outside network second ...
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zerombr and clearpart not working in RHEL7

I've been using the following simple partitioning scheme to setup some RedHat machines. zerombr clearpart --all --initlabel bootloader --location=mbr autopart The unfortunate part is that I know ...
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where is upstart jobs pid held [closed]

Since the upstart command keeps giving me the wrong pid for a job no matter what I try, I would like to manually change it to the correct pid. Does anybody know where the pid for upstart jobs are ...
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yum: RPM dependency tree

I'm going to install an RPM package and I can see that some of dependencies requires X server libraries to be installed as well. I'm absolutely sure that the package I need is a server software and ...
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Gnome Shell shortcut directly to Workspace List overlay?

Is there a way in Gnome Shell to define a shortcut that will bring up the Overview such that the Workspace List is already showing and available for clicking -- similar to the viewport selector in ...
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Other than via configuration in /etc/yum.repos.d, where else can a repository be configured?

Helping out someone who inherited his environment. He wants to disable some repositories. This is an anonymized output of his yum repolist: luke@server1 $ sudo yum repolist Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, ...
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How to use scanner drivers api in Linux shell script

Usually when scanning any page using Canon DR- 2050C scanner in windows it rotates vertical text paged to horizontal automatically for the easy reading of the user. In Linux we are manually scanning ...
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bash script to verify rhel patching

we have several redhat servers which we patch from redhat satellite. To avoid confusion, I'll use the term "host" to denote the server which is being patched. We have a script, say, patch.sh, which ...
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How to increase horizontal and vertical default spacing between icons on desktop at EL6

I have installed centos 6.5, by default icons are appearing very near to each other on desktop. From where I can increase space between them? Any clue? Which file is recommended to modify manually, ...
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facing issue while installing oracle Database 11g on rhel5 And SOA

While installing required rpms for both SOA and Oracle the below rpms are conflicting with each other glibc-devel-2.5-49.x86_64.rpm and glibc-devel-2.5-24.i386.rpm How can I fix it? one package gets ...
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Running Apache server causing machine to run out of space

I was running my Apache server on RHEL 5.5, and noticed when I typed: df -h, that I was getting: [root@localhost log]# df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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profile.d on headless server

Is it a bad idea to put variables needed by a daemon program running at boot on a headless system in /etc/profile.d/? From my understanding profile.d doesn't get executed until someone logs into the ...
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Equivalent of update-grub for RHEL/Fedora/CentOS systems?

In Ubuntu (and I guess in Debian too) there is a system script named update-grub which automatically executes grub-mkconfig -o with the correct path for the grub configuration file. Is there any ...