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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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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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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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Bluejeans on Linux 32

I am trying to access Bluejeans on a Scientific Linux 32 OS . It directs me to a plugin which is incompatible with this system . Is there a plugin for 32 bit ? Thanks
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...