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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How to install aMSN on Scientific Linux?

I can't find aMSN in the Scientific Linux 6 repositories.. How can I install it?
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Are there any fresh versions of Firefox for Scientific-Linux [or RHEL] available offically?

No, I not really want to compile Firefox from source, and I don't want to add any untrusted 3rd party repositories. Google tells me there aren't any solution for having a fresh version of Firefox on ...
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How to debug a suspend problem?

I used to have Fedora 14 installed on this HP Compaq 610, and the suspend feature worked fine. Now that I've installed Scientific Linux 6.1 suspend doesn't work anymore. How do I debug/fix it?
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How to disable requesting AAAA records when I have no IPv6 address?

Why can I see AAAA DNS requests when I run tcpdump on my Scientific Linux PC when I haven't got any IPv6 addresses? I already rebooted after setting NETWORKING_IPV6=no in /etc/sysconfig/network and ...
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Grub installed by Scientific Linux does not boot Windows

I installed SL6.1 on a laptop that has a Vista install as well. After I installed SL6.1 I figured that I would have a boot option but no. How can I reconfigure GRUB to recognize Windows too?
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Scientific Linux install ISO hashes?

So there are: https://www.scientificlinux.org/distributions/6x/61/ hashes, but not for the latest: SL-61-x86_64-2011-11-09-Install-DVD.iso Where can I find up-to-date hashes for it? [of course ...
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Is it a bad idea to disable portreserve?

chkconfig portreserve off So that portreserve will not run at next boot. Can any bad things happen? I mean I think it's better to use "KISS" so that minimal applications will listen on 0.0.0.0.
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Turn off notifications under Scientific-linux 6.1

Besides: chmod -x /usr/libexec/notification-daemon reboot are there any solutions to turn off permanently all the annoying notification messages?
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Is there a third-party application that can communicate over Skype's network?

Is there a program in the official Scientific Linux repositories that can communicate with people over Skype? I'm worried about Skype's security, but I want to be able to log in to my Skype account ...
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Auto-update on Scientific-linux 6.1 64bit

yum remove PackageKit* what's next? I tried: yum install yum-autoupdate but I can't see any config file for it. How can I set the auto-update function* on Scientific-linux 6.1/GNOME? *want to ...
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How do I check if a distribution is Fedora-based?

The Python M2Crypto library requires a slightly different installation command if the Linux distribution is Fedora-core based (e.g., Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux). Is there a way to check ...
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How to give regular users the write privilege to an external drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount permissions always blocked I'm using a scilinux machine. Whenever I connect an external drive, it is mounted as read only (and the root has full access). What and ...
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To-do's after installing Scientific-Linux 6.1 for Desktop purposes

How can I install fresh versions of these apps on Scientific-Linux 6.1/64bit?: VLC player (it's not in the default repositories and all I can find is an outdated VLC in rpmforge) Chromium/Google ...
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Scientific-Linux: which version has bigger support date?

We have several Desktop PCs that have Fedora 14 installed, but we need a Linux distro that doesn't need a reinstall every half year (no, dist-upgrade is not an option). We found Scientific-Linux, and ...
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New SL6 system: No hostname?

This is in regards to Scientific Linux 6.1 system, but should also apply to CentOS 6.1 & RHEL 6.1. I am setting up a new Scientific Linux 6.1 system, using kickstart and DHCP (via xCAT). This ...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6: /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf?

I have a brand new Scientific Linux 6 system, but this same question should apply to CentOS 6, RHEL6 or any RHEL6-derivative. I see that /boot/grub contains a menu.lst as well as a grub.conf file. ...
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Yum: How can I view variables like $releasever, $basearch & $YUM0?

I am setting up a yum repository, and need to debug some of the URLs in the yum.conf file. I need to know why is Scientific Linux trying to grab this URL, when I was expecting it to grab another URL: ...
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Change /dev/sd* for USB Linux install?

I am trying to install Scientific Linux 6.1 (which is literally RedHat Enterprise Linux without the branding) by booting its installer from my USB drive. The installer starts fine, but two things ...
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Package repository for which Fedora version would be best match for RHEL / CentOS / Scientific Linux 6.0?

I am using Scientific Linux 6.0, which is based on RHEL (RedHat) 6.0. I want to install some package (LXDE), which is present in repositories for Fedora, but which I didn't found either in Scientific ...
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Shift every mode by a constant factor of an audio signal

Is there any tool for linux which can shift every frequency of the spectrum of a sound signal by a constant factor and output the resulting sound? Especially I am looking for a way to simulate the ...
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Audio frequency spectrum of a video at a given time

Is there a simple way to get the audio frequency spectrum at a given time of a video? My motivation is the following: I was wondering if it is possible to "measure" the Doppler shift from YouTube ...
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How to display my data (molecules)?

In my code I generate a .dat file which is of the format: x \t y \t z \t charge \t type \t ID There are about 3000 lines in the file and I want to display sphere (of radius 1 in my units). I ...
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Centos or Scientific Linux

When I need to create a new server I've always chosen Centos mainly for it's compatibility with Red Hat which i consider the standard de-facto for the general purpose linux server. Now the problem is ...