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Installing Git, Curl, and Expat from Source

I have a RHEL 6.4 VM provisioned by my companies internal KVM. We are having some trouble using yum (Cannot retrieve repository metadata, which Ive confirmed in this case is peculiar to my company's ...
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Automatic login still doesn't work after editing custom.conf

As the title suggests, I've edited /etc/gdm/custom.conf to show the following: [daemon] AutomaticLoginEnable=true AutomaticLogin=username Where username is obviously the username I'd like to ...
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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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What is the difference between lhome and home, and is it causing my SSH key authentication to fail?

I have RHEL running on a system with my account having the root privilege. My home directory is in /lhome/myusername. If I try to add any user their home directory is created in /home/newuser. What ...
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rails command getting removed from $PATH after resume from hibernet

i came across a very strange issue. i have installed rails through rvm & tested the installation. next day when i logged into system neither ruby nor rails command was found. I reinstalled ...
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rc.local with read will not echo key strokes

I'm using CentOS 6.4 and have a small problem with using read in /etc/rc.local file. It will allow keyboard entry but does not echo any of the key strokes during input. This is something that worked ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 on RHEL 6.4 (How to get Yum to Include a version of OpenSSL I built from source)

I receive the following errors from yum install postgresql90-server: Error: Package: postgresql90-9.0.15-1PGDG.rhel6.x86_64 (pgdg90) Requires: libssl.so.10(libssl.so.10)(64bit) Error: Package: ...
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Service httpd is failing to start - fcgid can't create shared memory

I'm not sure why, but when I try to start the httpd service, it will not start. Server config: OS: CentOS 5.10 PHP: 5.5.7 Apache: 2.2.3 I built mod_fcgid from source, put it into the ...
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Installing Upstart on Centos 5.10 Final… pkg-config dependency issue

I am trying to install upstart version 1.11 from source on a Centos 5.10 Final box. BTW I don't have option or privileges to upgrade this. I am at this point where it is complaining about the ...
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Problem Starting MySQL on new Centos 6 build

I have a VPS with ChicagoVPS that's running Centos 6. Official version of the build is: Linux RedHat 6.5(Final 2.6.32-042stab078.26 x86_64) I followed this guide to add the repository and ...
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undefined symbol in /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1 when using ssh

I frequently use ssh to a computer with redhat using the Y option so I can forward the windows. I always saw errors like this one /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox: symbol lookup error: ...
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WBC_ERR_DOMAIN_NOT_FOUND only for a specific account

Platform: RHEL 5.10 Version: Samba 3.6.6-0.136 Only on a single VM, one of my co-workers is able to log into the VM using his AD credentials without issue, whereas my account appears to have trouble ...
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USB flash drive file transfers seem to hang multiple times during file transfer

I've got Scientific Linux 6.4 Installed (RHEL6.4) and am having trouble transferring to and from USB flash drives... Transfer seems to hang multiple times during transfer to the device, and transfer ...
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Calculating CPU time of process in RHEL 5.3

For a process management,I would need to remove a process that exceeds a certain amount of CPU time, for example 1 hour.In PS command ,it has TIME parameter shows the total CPU time of a process .So ...
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Upgrade to latest version of firefox in RHEL 5.6

I have RHEL 5.6 (32 bit OS) in my system. I have firefox (17.0.10) installed in my system. I tried to upgrade the firefox to the latest version. First I did, yum update firefox and got no packages ...
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What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? [duplicate]

What is the difference between DISPLAY :0 and :0.0? On RedHat 5.8, I can right click the desktop to start a shell and DISPLAY will be ":0". If I go to the Menu-System-Terminal to start a shell then ...
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What are the dangers of creating a normal user with UID < 500?

What are the dangers of creating a normal user with UID < 500? Assuming the UID's are not duplicates of existing UID's, what could go wrong? This is not something that I want to do, but something ...
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startx from mac osx to RHEL6

I am trying to get a GUI over ssh -X. My RHEL6 server did not have X Window System and a graphical desktop environment. So I installed using yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop. It installed ...
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RHEL - Login screen not showing

I have a RHEL 5.6 system which shut down unexpectedly due to a power failure. I restarted the machine to figure out if something is wrong. However, the machine is not showing the login screen. It is ...
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RHEL- mysql installation error

I am trying to install mysql in my RHEL 5.6 machine. I use the command yum install mysql. However, I receive the below error message. Transaction Check Error: file ...
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TCP buffers keep filling up (Recv-Q full): named unresponsive

Using netstat -an, I set the message that the Recv-Q is full. It is filling up to the rmem_max: Active Internet connections (servers and established) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address ...
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How do I find out which RPM was used to install PHP?

I have PHP installed on a server and I'd like to know which RPM it was build off of (webtatic or remi). How do I find this out. Also, how would I find out if and when that changed?
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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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Local mail delivery not working

We are using RHEL 6.1 server. We need to send a mail from server to local domain (tcs.com). we are using mail command for this purpose. [bsoauser@hsluabsoa ~]$ echo "hi" | mail -s "test" ...
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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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How to list all the files used during Linux boot

I would like to get the list of files that are used during the process of Linux boot. We are developing the protected enterprise system based on the RHEL 6.4. The integrity of specified files will be ...
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Listing previous logins through sftp

Hello people of the stackexchange, I am having a little difficulty trying to find a location of a particular log file which i'm hoping someone on here could help me with. What i am trying to do is ...
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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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Linux efficient command to find if 32 bit/64 bit [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out the list of possible ways to find out if a Linux machine is 32 bit or 64 bit. Method 1: The command uname -m will specify if my machine is 32 bit or 64 bit. Method 2: ...
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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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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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How to list groups with gid in redhat?

I first listed the groups using : groups I added group using groupadd -g 300 oinstall groupadd –g 500 dba and then when I do groups root bin daemon sys adm disk wheel sfcb I am unable to ...
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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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Daemons not starting during the boot on PUIAS (RedHat) 6.4

I am total Linux n00b entrusted with bunch of PUIAS (RedHat) 6.4 servers and desktops. I noticed after rebooting my computing nodes (done just for testing purposes) that many of the daemons which are ...
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chkconfig format not accepted in rhel

I'm currently working on "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.10 (Tikanga)" and i am having issues while adding a script to the startup using chkconfig. Below is the Header Code of "MyScript" ...
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RED HAT LOGIN problem with root

I want to log in to my new installed RHEL 6.2 I am totally new to Linux. I tried to log in with root, and password that I created during the installation process, but after log in this appears ...
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Is it possible to add/remove arp-ip-targets without taking the bonding interface up/down

i just changed in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-bond0: BONDING_OPTS="mode=active-backup arp_interval=1000 arp_ip_target=10.0.0.1" and now i want to set those arp_interval and arp_ip_target ...
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Log off user using terminal

I am having a situation where I logged in to a RHEL 5.6 system and started VirtualBox. After closing the VirtualBox, I am having a situation where the menu bar which has the option to shutdown or lock ...
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Why does getfacl remove the leading / from absolute pathnames?

I'm in the midst of learning about ACL's for Centos/Red Hat 6 and when I run getfacl using an absolute path I of course get among the output: getfacl: Removing leading '/' from absolute path names ...
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File sharing between RHEL 5 and Windows 7

I am trying to setup the SAMBA service to share file between RHEL 5 and Windows 7. I have both the operating systems in the same machine. I tried to setup as discussed in this link. I checked the ...
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The importance of the order in domain controler names for setting an LDAP server, is there any reason?

I wonder if there is any reason to speficically put the domain controlers in the proper order, when configurung a LDAP server using autofs. For example if specify on a RedHat/CentOS the dc domain ...
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Upgrading Red Hat 9 (Shrike) kernel manually

I am following the instructions here on how to manually perform a kernel upgrade in Red Hat. The current Kernel RPM's are: kernel-2.4.20-8 kernel-headers is not installed kernel-ibcs is not ...
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EACCES that should not happen

I have a situation on a Linux machine that I can't really explain. Some background: We're running apache with a c/c++ module that forwards requests to our application. It does so by reading a .port ...
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Install newer unix sort command without root permission

The unix server I am using has an old version of sort installed (no -V option), would it be possible to install a newer version locally (I do not have root permissions)? Where would I download it and ...
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RHEL installed once but displayed thrice in GRUB bootloader menu

In my machine, I have installed 2 operating systems. Windows 7 RHEL 5.6. When I boot the machine, the grub presents me the screen with the list of operating systems available as, Red Hat ...
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Setting programming font in RHEL 5 + gvim

I am working on RedHat RHEL5. I want to change the font in GVIM. The only font format that my GVIM accepts is *-courier-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-m-*-* It refuses to use Courier\ New or ...
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How do I find new drivers for my laptop in RHEL WS 6.4?

I recently installed Redhat workstation 6.4 on my laptop as some of the stuff we're doing in class uses Linux (we have an RPi that we're learning the C language on). I figured, since the school has ...
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RHEL - Group assigned incorrectly

In our lab, all the LDAP users are assigned to a group vboxusers whose home directory is present in the server. We are using NFS to mount the home directory of an user to the client machines. I was ...
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Spike in swap utilisation without high swap rate

Every Saturday, for reasons unknown to me, one of my servers experiences a spike in swap utilisation. It's not necessarily a problem as there is plenty of free memory available, but I'd still like to ...