Scientific Linux is a Linux distriution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with extra packages, put together by Fermilab, CERN and others.

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Error initializaing USB support: Other error [-99]

I am trying to connect to a virtual machine using KVM on Scientific Linux 7. Scientific Linux is running on vmware. When I attempt to connect to the virtual machine I get an error. How do I proceed ...
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How do I find where the Java Development Kit is installed?

I installed the JDK on Scientific Linux 7. How can I find the location of the JDK where it was installed?
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Deleted home directory files, how to change bash prompt

I was playing around on Scientific Linux 7 and deleted all the files from my home directory. Now the bash prompt is bash-4.2$. How can I change the prompt and save it. I edited the /etc/bashrc but ...
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What are the steps to migrate from GRUB to GRUB2?

I have a fresh installation of Scientific Linux6/RHEL6/CentOS6: I have /boot with boot loader and / with all else (which are sda1 and sda2 partitions of one hard drive, on a fresh, real system). I ...
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How to configure internet connection on LiveCD?

I access LiveCD on remote server over IPMI iKVM. I started Scientific Linux LiveCD yet I see that it has not picked up internet automatically. Server was provided to me with a file containing some ...
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How to turn running Scientific Linux with users into LiveCD with only root user left?

I have a running system. I wonder how to turn it into LiveCD (with all installed apps, configurations etc, yet with out any user data/folders) How to do such thing, can it be done not from superuser?
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How to login as superuser\administrator in Scientific Linux 6 LiveCD?

I have a LiveCD started as a default user. How to login as root? Here it is said that there are boot parameters. How and when to set them?
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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How to share a file over “Windows Share” protocol from scientific linux?

I have a file on my linux. I want to share it via "Windows Share" (IPMI can understand only one way of remote large files mounting). How to share my file over "Windows Share" from my scientific linux? ...
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How to turn default Scientific Linux on top of some file system into linux on top of zfs?

So I have a cluster with an array of hard drives (say 6), currently they are not in any RAID, on top of one of them I currently have my Scientific Linux installed and running. How to migrate it onto ...
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touchpad of scientific linux not work?

I newly install scientific linux. In my Laptop USB keyboard and Mouse work well. But touch pad not work. how to install touchpad drivers into scientific linux. My system configuration. Accer Aspire ...
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“Correct” way to install OpenGL(Nvidia) on Scientific Linux

I have been trying to install OpenGL on Scientific Linux 6.6 (which is RHEL based) but there has been no progress at all. I own a Lenovo Y580 which comes with a Geforce GTX 660M and an Intel ...
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User without a password - how can one login into that account from a non-root account

I have just started to use Scientific Linux (7.0) (although I assume this question might be distribution neutral..). The kernel version is 3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. Coming back to my question. I ...
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How can I remotely access my Linux GUI?

I have a Linux machine at work (scientific Linux 6) and I would like to be able to remotely log-in from home. Security-wise we are already allowed, just the current setup requires SSH + Putty and I ...
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How install Google Chrome on Scientific Linux?

Is there a way to install and use Google Chrome on a Scientific Linux machine?
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Accessing system after GNOME failed

I have difficulties to access GNOME in Scientific Linux 6.5 I did try to set automatic login following wiki.archlinux. In /etc/gdm/custom.conf I added: [daemon] AutomaticLogin=username ...
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Configure networking settings in SL 7

I installed the last version of Scientific Linux on to VMWare Workstation 10 (on Win 7). I downloaded SL-7-x86_64-DVD.iso on the SL website. After which, I don't have internet connection whereas when ...
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“Could not find libmad on your system:” for installing VLC on Scientific Linux?

I am trying to download VLC for use on my Scientific Linux. After going to the vlc-2.0.6 folder, I ran "./configure" and got error messages configure: error: Could not find libmad on your system: you ...
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Updating Java on Linux

My machine currently has: [support@turndownForWhat sbin]$ java -version java version "1.5.0_10" I would like to know if there is any way possible to install/extract java 1.7 to a specific directory ...
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Chroot gone wrong, can't ssh with user

Distribution: Scientific Linux 6.5 (Carbon), not exactly your typical brand of linux. Tried to chroot a user using these instructions for SSH and quite obviously failed, and now I can't even log in ...
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How to uninstall JDK1.6? [duplicate]

I am on Scientific Linux- I have JDK 1.6 and 1.7, 1.7 being used but I think the 1.6 is causing me problems. How can I remove the 1.6 version from Linux? I had to install it using yum.
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How to install clang?

I have downloaded the "Clang for x86_64 OpenSUSE 13.1" (I am on Scientific Linux) pre-built binary from here: http://llvm.org/releases/download.html (Should I have got the Fedora one??) and I ...
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Specify unpack location in RPM spec file

I have looked all over the Internet for an answer on this and am unable to get anything for it. I am building my own RPM and I need it to unpack certain files to specific directories. These ...
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Install Passenger on Scientific Linux 6.5 via RPM

According to this documentation passenger is a native yum package since RHEL6. Linux version and type [vagrant@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/*release Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon) Scientific Linux ...
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RPM build errors

I am trying to build an RPM but when I use this command to build it: [root@vmdb SPEC]# rpmbuild -v -bb SPEC/supportScripts.spec I always get this error: Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e ...
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Change eth0 to em1 on Scientific Linux

The aim is to standardize the Ethernet adapter type on all production servers. One of these servers disposes an em1, rather than eth0. Today, an attempt has been done to change it, without success. ...
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Bluejeans on 32bit Scientific Linux

My OS is Scientific Linux 32 bit. I can only find plugins for 64bit. Is there a plugin for 32bit?
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Mounting /dev/dvd /media on VirtualBox

I have installed Scientific Linux on VirtualBox and I am trying to follow some exercises on a book I picked up. The first thing I need to do is: mount /dev/dvd /media But when I do that, I get ...
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Scientfic Linux slate wiped clean on VM after restart

I have installed Scientific Linux on VirtualBox. After every restart, I get this: Which is fine, I suppose. But if I press a button, I get this: I am not sure if that is a common occurrance, I ...
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Scientific Linux 6 assigning keyboard shortcuts

Can I assign keyboard shortcuts for launching Konsole terminal emulator on Scientific Linux 6 without administrator privileges? If so can you guide me how, I appreciate your help.
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Unable to Pull EPEL repository Metadata

Installing Nginx on Scientific Linux according this documentation fails: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epe l/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm' ...
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Changing keyboard layout on Scientific Linux 6.0 and creating new keyboard shortcuts?

I have two questions regarding keyboard input and shortcuts: Is it possible to change the keyboard layout on Scientific Linux 6.0 and how can it be done? Is it possible to define new keyboard ...
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Fastest and Safest way to increase Swap Space on Scientific Linux

Memory Swap Ratio Company System Today, a monitoring system indicated that one of the systems in the company has run out of memory. Executing htop on this system indicated that the Memory was nearly ...
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Show output only if both words match using grep [duplicate]

If packagehello does not match, the output is still displayed. Aim: to see no output in situation 2 Situation 1: user@hostname ~]$ sudo yum list 'package*' packagehello packagehello package2world ...
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Alias from .bash_profile is not reflected across the system

I have few path settings and alias in .bash_profile, and I am exporting those. For example: alias gcc=/abc/def/......./myrtgcc export gcc And I want use myrtgcc to compile C programs either from ...
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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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How to install Octave in Scientific Linux 6.5?

I am following the installation instruction for Scientific Linux on Ocatve website: # wget http://url/to/latest/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm # yum localinstall epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm Then I ...
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How to connect to wifi after the installation of Scientific Linux 6.5

I just installed Scientific Linux 6.5, but it seems there is no way to connect to internet. How can I search and connect to wireless internet in my apartment?
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Install NCDU on Scientific from EPEL

Introduction The commands specified in the answers to this question and this documentation have been applied to install NCDU on Scientific using EPEL without success. According to this documentation ...
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Installing CVS on Scientific Linux

I'm interested in installing CVS on Scientific Linux. I'm new to Linux and I need to input the command: "cvs co X" My terminal states that what I have typed is an "invalid command," so I'm assuming ...
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Could not allocate requested partitions while instaling Scientific Linux

I am installing Scientific Linux, and I must choose a drive to install it. I have a deleted partition with the size of 150 GB. When I select the deleted partition and try to create a partition ...
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How can I get a two-display Radeon HD 3470 graphics setup working with Scientific Linux 6.5?

I have Scientific Linux 6.5 (2.6.32-431.11.2.el6.x86_64) installed on a Dell OptiPlex 760 with a Radeon HD 3470 graphics card and two displays hooked up to it. I'm having difficulties setting ...
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Flash player on Scientific Linux 6.5

After a: yum install -y flash-plugin and a USERNAME="USERNAMEHERE"; mkdir -p "/home/$USERNAME/.firefox/plugins"; ln -s "/usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so" ...
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Do I need Nautilus on RedHat / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6?

I've found that Nautilus causes problems in my Scientific Linux 6 desktop (specifically it gets into an infinite loop opening the file manager at startup). While those problems are interesting in ...
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VirtualBox: Same IP address for both network interfaces on same machine (scientific linux)?

When booting up the VM (Scientific Linux 6.4) in VirtualBox (4.3), I'm getting the same ip address for both network interfaces. VirtualBox has NAT for the first network adapter, and Host-Only for the ...
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Simplest wget example Scientific Linux

I'm on Sci Linux and know nothing about commands. How can I use the wget command? Can someone provide a simple example where it actually downloads something? How do you specify where the download ...
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yum installs an old version of cmake

For some reason when I run yum to get cmake it will install an older version. Could it be because my repo list is not complete? I'm on CentOS 6 using a minimal desktop install from the non-net install ...
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No package community-mysql-devel available

I'm trying to get this package because I need it to build software on CentOS 6, but I'm getting this error: No package community-mysql-devel available I'm logged in as root, using yum. Could it be ...
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How to get MTPFS working on Scientific Linux 6.4?

I tried to get MTPFS working on a Scientific Linux 6.4 desktop because of a phone [root@notebook mtpfs-read-only]# sh autogen.sh checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking ...
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Cannot upgrade Scientific Linux to version 6.5

I have been trying to figure out a way to get my Scientific Linux box to upgrade to version 6.5. It's currently 6.4 and everytime I perform a yum update I get an error message (see below!). Can anyone ...