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Set internet connection order or preference

I have SL 6.3 installed on two machines. Machine A is a workstation and has two interface eth0 and wlan0. Using eth0, it is connected to Machine B (public facing server) with static IP address. Both ...
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Can't boot into single user mode

I hosed my login (bad script /etc/profile.d) and I can't SSH into my system or boot it into single. I append " single" to the end of the kernel boot parameters and it just keeps booting like normal. ...
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How To Locate Dependencies Needed by RPM Packages

I am trying to deal with keeping our RHEL 5 server patched up, but also dealing with our security constraints. This particular server is not allowed to talk to the Internet. So yum isn't really an ...
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Distro agnostic init script dependencies

I'm trying to write an init script which will be able to handle basic dependencies (for example, It has to be started (just) before MySQL service starts). Is there a distro agnostic way to write such ...
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Authentication very slow (both with ssh and su)

I'm having a problem on one of our production servers where the login attempts become progressively slower as time passes. After roughly 5 days it becomes so slow that some critical processes/cron ...
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Redhat subscriptions - synchronise subscriptions

I have inherited a system admin role of a small cluster of redhat machines - most running rhel5 and one machine running rhel6. My sys admin skills are at the moment poor but I would like to improve ...
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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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Best secure way to update back-end servers?

Our back-end servers (Redhat 5,6 mostly) are very outdated, and are not connected to the Internet for security reasons. I'm looking for the best strategy to update them, without connecting them to ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 wakes up spontaneously after sleeping

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5. Today I put my computer to sleep, double checked 10 seconds later, only to find out after arriving to my office that my computer ...
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Why is yum not installing my softwares on RHEL 6 ?

I am trying to install avr-gcc using yum on a RHEL 6. But I get this error. [root@xilinx etc]# yum install avr-gcc Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin There was an error parsing the RHN ...
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Install 32-bit library packages on 64-bit rhel 6.2 during installation of os

I want full installation of rhel-server-6.2-x86_64. Within this setup, I want to install some of 32bit glibc packages before completion of installation, which already available in ...
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NFS Mounting Error

From ServerA I shared directory /u001/app/oracle/FolderA and trying to mount this on SeverB under /media Contents of ServerA /etc/exports file /u001/app/oracle/FolderA ServerB(rw,sync) When I ...
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Assigning static device path

I have 4 flash cards plugged in, sequentially named by system: /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 I want to assign static pathes to them, so every time the system boots up their pathes will ...
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Problem in Joining RHEL with Windows 2008

I configured Domain on my test machine (Win2k8) and domain name is win2008ad.local and computer name is win2k8. So the full name is win2k8.win2008ad.local. I installed packages on RHEL 5 related to ...
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Kernel logs on power failure

I was wondering if it was possible to have a logging program document a random power failure. Clearly it won't have any time to log when the power fails, but is there a way to recognize a power ...
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Trouble installing lxml with custom install location for libxml2/libxslt

I am attempting to install a python module called lxml to my account on a supercomputer running RHEL. I do NOT have root access or super user status. lxml requires the dev/devel versions of libxml2 ...
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Kickstart file not being found in VituralBox

I am installing a STIG RHEL on a virtual box and therefore have a custom kick start file in the iso I am using. The iso structure looks like this for the kickstart file ROOT | |----stig_fix ...
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Language bar in RHEL 6

I'm having a problem with the language bar specifically in RHEL 6.5. I need the following: Language bar on the panel with either 2-letter code or a flag Switch languages with Caps Lock, optionally ...
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how to make customized ISO?

I have made changes in RHEL starting from partition and also I have changed so many parameters. Now I want to use this changed OS as ISO image so that I can directly install it without doing all the ...
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Yum adds the dir 'Package' to baseurl

I'm on a network that doesn't get outside internet. I have the repo file pointing to a http server on the network that has the packages that came with the RHEL install cd. Most of the servers work ...
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create multipath for local partition

Is it possible to create multipath to local partition? I got partition /dev/sda3 and I need /dev/mapper/mpath01 to be pointing to it. This is what I added in my kickstart (rhel 5.7) part ...
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LVM issue with VM - Physical disk not present

Am trying to troubleshoot an issue that has arisen during a DR test and admit from the outset that LVMs are not my forte. We have a RHEL6 VM running on ESXi 5.1. We are using a LUN to LUN ...
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Gibberish Characters in Redhat

On one RHEL Server I installed Arabic Language support but if browse some Arabic or Urdu Language sites it is showing gibberish characters. So I downloaded some fonts and copied them under ...
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Install RHEL 5.7S on machine with 4TB disks

I'm getting errors about GPT when installing OS using kickstart. The Dell R720 has 8x 600GB SAS. I can't figure out what to configure in BIOS and kickstart file. In BIOS, there're boot options of ...
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GNU screen startup is really slow

I connect to a RHEL 5.7 server via Putty or VNC (not sure it matters) but when I try to run screen, it takes forever (on order of 20-30 secs). Same thing if I run screen -ls, takes just as long. I ...
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Bonded Interface Pair Performance Difference b/w CentOS 6 and RHEL 6

I have two new dell servers, both pretty close to the same hardware. One has RHEL6 installed and one has CentOS 6 installed. I have the machines configured identically from a network-scripts, ...
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Need general guide on how to build Linux Stream (LiS) under RedHat 6.2

Day 1 I have hit into some error, and the build simply fail, saying that there is some conflict. Thus I believe a .o file cannot be made and then result fatal error during linking, anyone have steps ...
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Scientific Linux 6.3 run evince in SELinux sandbox

I'm trying to run evince in the SELinux sandbox: sandbox -X /usr/bin/evince Unixforpoets.pdf but after waiting for minutes nothing happens, console doesn't outputs anything. So I collected the ...
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Why do I have to stop/restart cups in redhat linux in order to use a custom filter?

A colleague wrote a filter utility for me in ruby that allows me to print barcodes from a textfile. (The filter replaces @{blah} with the proper PCL and a barcode checksum character so that "blah" ...
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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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Process ownership on linux changes to root when the user tries to kill the process

We have a bunch of RHEL machines which all run an application binary that is owned by root and has SUID set. Let's say user X starts the application, the process starts with PPID 1, since SUID is set ...
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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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Difference between telinit and running scripts manually under rc*.d

I was trying to debug my Linux boot process. If I set the default runlevel to 2 or 3, my system hangs without giving me a prompt. I was able to get to runlevel 1 via a kernel parameter, and ran all ...
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how to get effect of IP rules script in RHEL 6?

I have written one ip.sh file in that I have written one rule and then saved the iprules with the corresponding commands. Now when I opened /etc/sysconfig/iptables nothing is reflecting. I need the ...
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gnome-session error on rhel (canberra-gtk-module error)

When starting cppeclipse in gnome-session via vnc it appears following error on rh6 canberra-gtk-module not found, module is present in /usr/lib/x64/ also fails when LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x64/ is ...
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Building rtmpdump on RHEL x86 without yum and no root rights

I have an ssh connection to a RHEL x86 machine, and I can't use yum and I don't have root rights. Is there a way to still install rtmpdump? By looking at this tutorial, it seems that installing ...
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php-mysql not working

I'm running on RHEL6. I have installed php and php-mysql. <?php phpinfo(); ?> is working perfectly. But I can't connect to MySQL is there a way to confirm that php-mysql is not working on my ...
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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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Installing multiple versions of MySQL on Oracle Linux

I have a Oracle Linux 5 server. I have to install MySQL 5.1 as well as MySQL 5.6. Is it possible to install both version of MySQL on the same machine? If yes, how can I achieve this?
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linux + how to install glibc.i686

I try the following, but I get No package glibc.i686 available. What do I need to do in order to install the glibc.i686? Or maybe there is another way to solve this problem? yum install glibc.i686 ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation process through virt-manager

I'm going through the installation process using virt-manager which I will install a virtual Red Hat machines with on my physical host. I have the image iso on the host and mounted it on /media/cdrom. ...
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File IO very slow on RHEL6

I recently moved to RHEL6 santaigo OS. I am finding the file io operations like copy, file download taking a long time. This was not the case when I have used RHEL5 earlier. Could anyone suggest a ...
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unable to search and install dos2unix pakage

I have RHEL 6 , 64 bit OS. I need to istall dos2unix for this version. I could not find rpm file for RHEL 6 86_64 bit , so I tried like this: [root@xilinx acme]# yum search dos2unix Loaded plugins: ...
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Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory

I've installed VMWare Player 6.0.1 build - 1379776 on a Red Hat Enterprise linux Server release 6.1 Beta ( Santiago ). When I attempt to start my virtual machine, I get the following the error: ...
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Yum update shows “Killed”

When I update my RHEL with yum update commend, it list all update packages, and after I hit Y for yes, got following response. Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction ...
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Installation of QEMU, GCC for ARM in RHEL

We are setting up a lab which has the QEMU system to emulate an ARM processor and run assembly programs. The lab is currently setup with the host operating system as Ubuntu. We are migrating the lab ...
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Equivalent of openvswitch-brcompat on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS

On Debian & Ubuntu, the openvswitch-brcompat package will install Open vSwitch bridge compatibility support. Is there an equivalent package on Fedora-based distros like RHEL and CentOS?
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Let pam module use hostname -s

Our hostname command gives back the servername.domain. This is in conflict with our authentication mechanism with our Active Directory. Is it possible to let the pam module use hostname -s (the ...
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Oracle 11g R2 on Redhat 6

I have a Solaris background, and I am new in RHEL, and I want to install Oracle 11g on it. I downloaded Oracle documentation, that illustrate how to install it for RHEL 6. The following or later ...
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how to have root partition LVM for RHEL 5.8 64 bit on AWS EC2

I am new to this and I have to create a RHEL 5.8 Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in which the root partition should be a logical volume. I know how to create a data partition as a logical volume but am not ...