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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...