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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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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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Scientific LInux 7 no boot menu or bios

Under Sci Linux 7 I cannot access either the boot menu or bios. I have Mint installed on a separate drive & cannot boot from it at all. I tried to boot from a Debian live DVD and a Mint live DVD, ...
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Fetch Chromium source

I am trying to download the Chromium source on Scientific Linux 6.6, using the instructions from chromium.org And get the following error: $ fetch chromium Running: gclient root Running: gclient ...
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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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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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gpk-application in Scientific Linux 6 is not listing any categories or packages

I installed the latest firefox 42 from the website and I installed flashplayer from Adobe's website also, it seems somehow Firefox does not recognize adobe flash player at all. So I downloaded the tar ...
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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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Full local copy of an entire distro?

Any distro really, but I am first and foremost interested in Debianoids and Rheloids. Once in a while I hear of someone who insists on keeping a full local copy of an entire distro. According to ...
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Why does the touchpad of Scientific Linux not work?

I have just installed Scientific Linux. In my laptop the USB keyboard and mouse work well. But the touch pad does not work. How can I install touchpad drivers in Scientific Linux? My system ...
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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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Error initializing USB support: Other error [-99]

I am trying to connect to a virtual machine using KVM on Scientific Linux 7. Scientific Linux is running on vmware. When I attempt to connect to the virtual machine I get an error. How do I proceed ...
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How can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1?

I'd like to know how can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1? I have installed Dock-to-dash which provides an excellent dock, however it is on the LHS. The settings options are exactly as ...
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No package 'gstreamer-app-1.0' found. GStreamer modules will not be built

I am compiling vlc from source on Scientific Linux 7.1. When I run ./configure I get a warning: No package 'gstreamer-app-1.0' found. GStreamer modules will not be built. How do I go about finding ...
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Is atrpms dead?

I have used atrpms repo before, but recently I am getting this error whenever I try to update or install something http://dl.atrpms.net/el6Server-x86_64/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] ...
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Installed Scientific Linux (Win7 already installed). Can't load Windows

I created an empty partition in Windows 7 before I installed Scientific Linux 7 from an ISO burned to a DVD. Now I do not get the option to load Windows. I did not overwrite Windows. If I go to the ...
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Deleted home directory files, how to change bash prompt

I was playing around on Scientific Linux 7 and deleted all the files from my home directory. Now the bash prompt is bash-4.2$. How can I change the prompt and save it. I edited the /etc/bashrc but ...
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How do I find where the Java Development Kit is installed?

I installed the JDK on Scientific Linux 7. How can I find the location of the JDK where it was installed?
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What are the steps to migrate from GRUB to GRUB2?

I have a fresh installation of Scientific Linux6/RHEL6/CentOS6: I have /boot with boot loader and / with all else (which are sda1 and sda2 partitions of one hard drive, on a fresh, real system). 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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How to turn default Scientific Linux on top of some file system into linux on top of zfs?

So I have a cluster with an array of hard drives (say 6), currently they are not in any RAID, on top of one of them I currently have my Scientific Linux installed and running. How to migrate it onto ...
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How to configure internet connection on LiveCD?

I access LiveCD on remote server over IPMI iKVM. I started Scientific Linux LiveCD yet I see that it has not picked up internet automatically. Server was provided to me with a file containing some ...
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How to login as superuser\administrator in Scientific Linux 6 LiveCD?

I have a LiveCD started as a default user. How to login as root? Here it is said that there are boot parameters. How and when to set them?
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How to turn running Scientific Linux with users into LiveCD with only root user left?

I have a running system. I wonder how to turn it into LiveCD (with all installed apps, configurations etc, yet with out any user data/folders) How to do such thing, can it be done not from superuser?
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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How to share a file over “Windows Share” protocol from scientific linux?

I have a file on my linux. I want to share it via "Windows Share" (IPMI can understand only one way of remote large files mounting). How to share my file over "Windows Share" from my scientific linux? ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...