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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...