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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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/Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS

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 ...
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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 ...