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RHEL7 text-only installation

I want to install RHEL7 in purely text-only mode. Although I added the inst.text and inst.cmdline kernel option (since I want it to install from kickstart) it still requires more than a console as it ...
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NTP server not working properly

I have installed a very simple NTP server on a Red Hat server I own, the configuration is pretty basic: driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift restrict default kod nomodify notrap restrict -6 default kod ...
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RHEL - not able to write in /opt as root

I am trying to copy a virtual box image inside /opt folder in RHEL 5.6. I am logged in as the root and I strangely see that I am not able to write anything into /opt folder. I checked the permissions ...
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Unable to install LAN driver in RedHat (*** /lib/modules/2.6.32-358.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory)?

I tried to install the Realtek LAN driver on my RHEL Server (running version 6.4). In the folder extracted: autorun.sh log.txt Makefile README src \>type command: ./autorun.sh ...
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How do I edit configuration variables returned by getconf?

Specifically, I would like to edit the value of the system configuration variable ARG_MAX. (It is preset on kernels before 2.6.23 and I want to increase it.) How do I do this? Does this require ...
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Creating an ext4 partition fails with “invalid blocks count”

Environment: - Virtual machine on VMWare ESX 4.0 - OS: fully up to date RHEL 5.8 After adding a new (virtual) disk I want to create an ext4 partition on LVM on this disk. Steps taken so far: $ sudo ...
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Trouble booting CentOS

I switched from an Ubuntu to the CentOS yesterday. But it seems I have messed my installation somehow, since OS will only start correctly if the USB with the installation is plugged in. Long story: ...
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Which device is using this logical volume?

I'm trying to remove an LVM logical volume, which I believe is not currently in use. However, when I attempted to remove it, I get an error: # lvremove /dev/vg_service1/lv_home Logical volume ...
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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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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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Creating a GnuPG keyring for apache

Here's the scenario, we're using GnuPG to encrypt data between 2 web servers. 1 is on RHEL. GnuPG will be accessed through cgi scripts to encrypt and decrypt. So I need a keyring that the apache user ...
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SELinux httpd write access to a directory

I am new to SELinux. came from debian. I want to give httpd access to a directory. SELinux Alert Browser suggests: # grep httpd /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -M mypol # semodule -i mypol.pp ...
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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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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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How to disable a daemon process on RHEL 6.3 like SMF does on Solaris

This problem has been bugging me for a while, we have a program running on Solaris, which managed as a service well by SMF, can be enabled/disabled very easily. Now, according to our market, we would ...
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Using tcpdump to extract NFS RPC contents

Fairly simple question... I'm running tcpdump and trying to analyze the contents of the TCP packets between server/client. I see the "GETATTR" RPC being received, which is great! However, I want to ...
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How to control thinkpad_acpi via procfs, RHEL 6.4

I'm having trouble with the thinkpad_acpi module on my Thinkpad T400. While the processor temperature can vary, depending on the CPU activity, from 40 to 85 deg. Celsius, my fan speed remains almost ...
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Error while loading shared libraries after installing a program

I was installing rfc5766-turn-server. But it fails to launch with an error: error while loading shared libraries: libevent_core-2.0.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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Vanishing permission on device file (RHEL 6.1)

I want to set world read/write permissions on a raw block device file (yeah, I know). I can set the permission to 666, but it goes back to 660 immediately after I touch it or write to it. Why? ...
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Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...
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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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Building a Read-Only Linux System With a Writable Layer in RAM

I have a requirement to boot RHEL 6.6/7.0 into read-only mode with a writable layer only in RAM. I believe this is similar to how live CDs work, in that the file system is read-only, but certain parts ...
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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 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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What is the difference between hostname, hostname --fqdn, and hostname -A

I have a machine I changed the hostname of. I changed it in /etc/hosts, /etc/sysconfig/network, and with hostname command. hostname returns the correct shortname, hostname --fqdn returns the expected ...
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How to configure my enviorment in such a way that a proper (different from the system one) version of library is used

I guess that this question is a borderline between ServerFault and StackOverflow and this site. But I think that U&L is most relevant. I have some C++ code that depends on a library in version X ...
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No package * available. cannot install git through yum

I am trying to install git on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 server and have hit a brick wall. I can't find the package dependencies for git using yum. [root@FOOBAR mydir]# yum install ...
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Movie Player requires additional plugins to decode this file

I'm using RHEL 6 .Newbie to Linux. I'm unable to play the video using Movie Player. It shows an error, Movie Player requires additional plugins to decode this file. The following plugins are required ...
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Is it possible to insert image in gedit in Linux?

I'm using RHEL. Totally new to Linux. I want to insert an image in gedit, but I'm not able to do so. Also I'm unable to install LibreOffice because they are asking for a subscription. Any alternate to ...
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Changing gVim behaviour on Red Hat

I recently had to change my Linux work environment from a personal Ubuntu system (having full admin rights) to a corporate Red Hat system (having very limited control on the system). Both running ...
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Can you create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned?

I would like to know if it is possible to create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned? This will be used on RHEL 6 which does include thin ...
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Installing ksh as the standard shell in Redhat: Foolhardy?

I'm not a system administrator, but my organization is considering replacing /bin/sh in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6+ with a hard link to /bin/ksh. How foolhardy would this be? The background to this ...
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How to Calculate the Total size of file searched using Find command

Actually there are tow questions. First I have to search the files using FIND command that will show only the files for December 2012 And Secondly I need to see the Total size of files searched I ...
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What is the easiest way to install Meld on RedHat Linux RHEL 5.4?

My company has RedHat RHEL 5.4 on the Linux box, and I need to install Meld on it. How can it be done? $ sudo yum install meld No package meld available. Nothing to do $ sudo yum search meld No ...
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Can I automate mounting a cifs share without storing my password in plaintext?

I currently use a script which contains commands along the lines of sudo /sbin/mount.cifs $SERVER_SHARE $MOUNT -o username=$DOMAIN_$USER,uid=$USER,gid=$USER,file_mode=0664,dir_mode=0775 to mount my ...
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Installing DRBD on Redhat 5

I am trying to install DRBD on Redhat 5. Everything i find is out of date, and all the files are not hosted anymore. From what I understand I need to install the Cent OS repositories to install DRBD ...
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How to get hgk working on RedHat Linux?

I plan to get hgk to work.However, no matter how I configure the redhat linux, it still does not have any response. Here is information for my machine. RedHat 5.3 Mercurial 1.8.1-1 I installed ...
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Resolve missing package dependencies when trying to install octave

I am trying to install the octave software package on a RHEL 6 Workstation. I have installed the epel-release 6.5 package to enable the EPEL package repository. When I try to install the octave using ...
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ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49)

I'm trying to set up an openLdap server and after following the instructions I'm stuck at the point where I can't add any data. The error I'm getting is ldap_bind: Invalid credentials (49) Please ...
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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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Service script calls another script with variables

I have a simple service script tomcat7 in /etc/init.d/ to start and stop my app server (tomcat) under the tomcat user. On RHEL6. #!/bin/bash # description: Tomcat Start Stop # processname: tomcat # ...
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RHEL6 Can't make my script run on shutdown and reboot

I'm trying to execute a script in each shutdown and reboot but the script never runs. I created the script baseRhel64 and save it to /etc/rc.d/init.d I did chkconfig --add baseRhel64 I included in ...
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[RESOLVED]Various programs not working after yum install some packages [closed]

[RESOLVED]I found out that the Memory chip cause the problems. I change it and the system work fine now! I'm using RHEL6.0 and encounter the problem that gdb,yum,rpm don't work any more. Perhaps ...
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debian/watch for Fedora

How do Fedora maintainers track new versions of upstream package sources? Is there anything like debian/watch in the Fedora/Red Hat world?
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Writing triggers for mcelog

Just starting to look into mcelog for the first time (I've enabled it and seen syslog output before, but this is the first time I'm trying to do something non-default). I'm looking for information on ...
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I opened a port with iptables but still doesnt work

I have a CentOS installation as a guest VM with VirtualBox. I have two ethernet interfaces, eth0 with NAT and DHCP, and eth1 with Host-only adaptor and static IP. I have oracle installed in this ...
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How to change the properties of a desktop panel from the command line?

I use RHEL 6 as my regular operating system and for one of my user accounts I made one of the desktop panels as auto-hide and other as a fixed panel. I expected the hidden panel to appear above the ...
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How to configure SELinux using samba? Scientific Linux?

when I'm trying to mount a read-only samba share, then I get this messages on the samba server (and timeout on client side) Nov 5 18:45:49 localhost kernel: type=1400 audit(1352137549.469:17): avc: ...
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Can't get past EFI to install RHEL on HP Itanium Server

When I am trying to install RHEL (6.3, 5.8, 4.8) on an HP Integrity Server rx2660 Itanium with 4GB RAM, I keep getting to the same point which is Loading file efi\boot\initrd.img...done After that ...
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Can I force notify-send to appear on a different monitor?

I am using notify-send to present occasional information to my users. However, in a two-monitor setup, notify-send always maps the window in the lower-right corner of the right monitor. The users ...