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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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Changing the defaut file manager in Gnome 2(SL6)

As many CentOS, RHEL and Scientific Linux users may know Nautilus was having some bugs. I recently installed thunar to replace it for a time but now that I have installed Nautilus again I'm having a ...
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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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Change the default desktop manager on Scientific Linux

I am trying to boot into KDE from the login screen and failed and also changed the /etc/sysconfig/desktop DESKTOP=”KDE” DISPLAYMANAGER=”KDE” Still Scientific Linux boots into Gnome.
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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 ...
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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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How to get rid of ogg information in Linux?

How can I get this "something" out of the .ogg file? How can I clear comments/infos like this from the file? $ strings foo.ogg |grep -i SOMETHING ARTIST=SOMETHING $ OS: Scientific Linux 6.3
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Network Manager error

When I run NetworkManager's applet, nm-applet, on my Scientific Linux 6.4, I get: [root@computer]# nm-applet ** (nm-applet:4157): WARNING **: bus_init(): Could not get the session bus. Make ...
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Cannot find Audio Hardware for my Workstation

Audio is NOT working in HP workstation xw 4600. I cannot find any hardware present at System-> Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware (Tab) The command lspci -v shows following output of Audio ...
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Fresh Install Scientific Linux No Operating System

I just wiped the hard drive on a desktop computer and used a LiveUSB to install Scientific Linux 6.4, the x86_64 veresion. I went through and simply let the installer use all its default ...
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How can I get TLSv1.2 support in Apache on RHEL6/CentOS/SL6?

I'd like to have TLSv1.2 support in Apache on my Scientific Linux 6 (RHEL6 rebuild) server. Is there some semi-supported pathway to getting this working? Preferably with minimal custom rebuilding. ...
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Gnu Screen and vi - visualization issues

The scenario is as follows: gnu screen launched onto a scientific Linux distro ssh to an aix machine tried to edit a file with vi And this is what I got: "ex: 0602-108 screen is not a ...
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Why doesn't /dev/sda3 created?

I did a pvresize (decrease) on /dev/sda2 so that I can have about 48 GBytes free... and I wanted to create a partition on that free space, but the /dev/sda3 device didn't created.. why? Do I need a ...
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Is my volume group dead?

I have a notebook with Scientific Linux 6.4, also a Desktop PC with SL 6.4. The PC didn't booted in a day, saying KERNEL PANIC :) So I tried to get the disk from the PC to the notebook (VolGroup is ...
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How to install newer version of packages on scientific linux ? (besides source)

I just installed the newest SL6.4. I use c++11 and I tried to install the latest gcc (4.8.1) using gsrc (gsrc automates install). the problem that i faced is that SL's zlib was too old. Meaning, zlib ...
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What stuff can be safely removed for disk space sake?

I am using Scientific Linux. So is there any stuff that can be safely removed from disk except /tmp?
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How to reduce Volume Group size in LVM?

[root@localhost ~] vgdisplay --- Volume group --- VG Name vg_root System ID Format lvm2 Metadata Areas 1 Metadata Sequence No 7 VG ...
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What would be the “apt-cache show” equivalent on RHEL *without* requiring sudo/su?

How can I query the local package cache of yum on RHEL (and derivatives) without requiring superuser privileges? Note: I am not interested in running an update of the package cache up front. All I am ...
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Priviledge separation for Firefox (aka: how to secure webbrowsing)

I do this on Scientific Linux 6.3 (to implement it, it requires a minimal Linux knowledge): Shared directory for downloads Remember you can only copy from or to this directory, never "move" files ...
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Bonded network interface is not available after a reboot

I have some servers with multiple network interfaces, setup with bonding and some VLANs. Whenever I reboot the server, one of the bonded network interfaces is not reachable from other servers, nor can ...
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Why does Red Hat Linux use such an old kernel?

Why does RHEL (and its derivatives) use such an old kernel? It uses 2.6.32-xxx, which seems old to me. How do they support newer hardware with that kernel? As far as I know these kind of distributions ...
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How to disable energy saving on notebook screen when using Scientific Linux 6.3?

So there is a notebook that has Scientific Linux 6.3 installed with GNOME 2. If we don't press any button on the keyboard or move the mouse, the screen of it turns black. But: if we move the ...
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Removing disk quotas in Scientific Linux

Im doing some big data integrations in MongoDB at the moment. MongoDB's files are stored at /data/db Scientific Linux has automatically setup root to have a small amount of disk space and me, bob ...
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Can't boot Scientific Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot boot Linux Mint after installing Windows (First) and Linux Mint (Second) I have installed Scientific Linux on my Asus laptop where I already have installed ...
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Fast encryption for home directory with Scientific Linux (ala' RedHat)

I have a T61 with C2D T7300 CPU/4 GByte RAM. I has SL 6.3 on it, and I ticked the encrypt VG during install. If I start a "normal" windows xp on it, its ~slow.. so.. I need a little performance boost ...
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Is it stable to use epel and rpmforge in the same time?

So after a fresh Scientific Linux 6.3 Desktop install, I: yum install rpmforge-release && yum update and yum install epel-release.noarch then: yum install wine gparted cups-pdf ...
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How to install Picasa on Scientific Linux 6.3?

I can install/use Picasa with wine, but how can I natively install it from RPM (are there any offical sources to get the installer?)
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How to get RPM's that has been published after the install DVD?

So if I download a: SL-63-x86_64-2012-08-02-Install-DVD.iso and install it, and give out a "yum update" - then it will find many-many XY packages to update. Q: are there any methods/solutions to ...
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How to put the completed downloads in a directory with aria2c?

alias download='while true; do timeout -s 9 1260 aria2c *.torrent --lowest-speed-limit=1024 --disable-ipv6=true --seed-time=0 --max-connection-per-server=6 --enable-rpc=false; sleep 1; done' alias ...
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Recover damaged grub loader on Scientific Linux 6.3

So... there is a notebook far away from me, and I can only sit in front of it in about a month. So I'm searching for a solution - "remotely". Scientific Linux 6.3 is installed on it, and it worked ...
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wine error when using divfix

When I'm logged in through SSH to a Scientific Linux 6.3 machine I get this error message: /usr/bin/wine /home/USER/.divfix/DivFix++.exe -i INPUT.avi -o out.avi wine: created the configuration ...
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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Problems with YUM/Scientifix Linux 6.3 (inconsistent rpm database?..)

Recently I saw this: [root@NOTEBOOK /etc/yum.repos.d] yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, presto, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel/metalink ...
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Creating a bootable Linux installation USB without unetbootin

I want to install Scientific Linux from USB. I don't know why unetbootin doesn't work but I am not curious to find out: after all, I transferred to Linux from Windows to see and learn the underlying ...
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Scientific Linux 6.3 hangs on suspend if using a samba share

I have several notebooks running Scientific Linux 6.3. The suspend function is working quite well, except for one problem: When a notebook mounts a Samba share, plays a few videos through this ...
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Activate WiFi on runlevel 3 startup

I am running SL6. During GNOME session, the wifi is connected as soon as I login, however the same does not happen until I login. The situation further worsens in runlevel 3 where the wifi is not ...
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Is there a way to use/recompile libgio-2.0 on machine with libc-2.5?

I have a program (JavaFX 2, namely), and one of its binaries (libglass.so) requires libgio-2.0.so.0. The problem is, the system, on which I need to run the app, is quite old and mostly out of my ...
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knock on Scientific Linux 6.1? (perl script for knocking?)

I have an OpenWrt router where I installed knockd: knockd.conf [options] logfile = /var/log/knockd.log [openSSH] sequence = 7000,8000,9000 seq_timeout = 5 command = ...
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Samba mount isnt mounting when switching to wireless

I have a notebook with Scientific Linux 6.1. I have a wireless router with OpenWrt 10.03 - Wrt160NL. I have a HDD on the router that I share via samba: cat /etc/samba/smb.conf.template [global] ...
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How to burn mp3 files to an audio CD under Scientific-Linux 6.1?

It should be an easy thing.. but a strange thing happened when I tried in Brasero: "XXX.mpg is not suitable for audio or video media" I had the same problem with K3B. What package did I forget to ...
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Canon iP3600 under Scientific Linux

I bought a new printer (I googled before and it looked like it's working under my OS..) I plugged the printer in a win7 machine, installed a few hundred MBytes of software, and it worked. Then I ...
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Enabling Compiz Viewport Switcher key bindings

I'm running compiz 0.8.2 with compizconfig on Scientific Linux 6.2 with Gnome 2.28.2. In the compizconfig "General Options" I have "Desktop Size" set as follows: Horizontal Virtual Size: 6 Vertical ...
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Configure a bridged Ethernet adapter in a VirtualBox guest running Scientific Linux

I installed Scientific Linux 6.2 x86 in VirtualBox on Windows 7 x64. The adapter is Adapter 1: Paravirtualized Network (Bridged adapter, Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller) ...
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How to turn off all screensaver/display power saving methods under Scientific Linux 6.1?

How can I ensure that my screen won't go "black" after given time?
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How to use Deskjet 2050 J510 scanner on Scientific Linux 6.1?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=672306 So... I need to install hplip-3.11.3a-1.fc14 ? How? I can't find the rpm in the repositories, and I can't find the rpm on the net.. can someone ...