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Run an application at each system boot in Arch Linux [duplicate]

I am using Arch Linux. I don't have any special permissions, I am just user without any special privileges. I want to start an application after each boot. I have already tried using crontab jobs, ...
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Where to locate resolv.conf file in CentOS 7

I know that "/etc/resolv.conf" is auto generated file by "/etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head" when reboot Ubuntu 14.04. It's ok But where i can locate same "/etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head" file ...
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HP Microserver Gen8 (Intel Celeron G1610T) with Ubuntu Server 14.04?

I'm looking for a small home server working with Ubuntu Server 14.04. I want to install SAMBA and a UPNP streaming server on it. I found this small HP Proliant Microserver with an Intel Celeron G1610T ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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What happens in each step of the Linux kernel-building process?

I've read many tutorials about how to build custom kernels and boot Ubuntu using those kernels, and successfully followed the guides and booted custom kernels, but I have no understanding about what ...
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Configuring RAID on a running Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First please bare with me as while I'm no total newbie to Linux this is my first venture into running and administering a webserver. I'm currently renting a dedicated server which I thought was ...
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Copy a directory to external HDD

I'm trying to copy a directory to external HDD. I mounted the device and then typed : cd root tar -cf - * | (cd /mnt ; tar -xpf -) I got this error message: "cowardly refusing to create an empty ...
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Can't install or download anything in pear os 8

I recently installed Pear OS 8 and have ran into many problems since. Essentially, I can't download or install anything. At first I was getting a "failed to download repository information" error. I ...
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NetworkManager connection sharing doesn't seem to NAT packets

After setting up network sharing the easy way on the Ubuntu machine, and getting an IP address via DHCP on the Arch Linux machine downstream, the Arch machine is able to ssh to the Ubuntu machine and ...
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sendmail error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

i have configured an sendmail configuration in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine when i'm send th email through a perl script it gives the below error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable and mail is not ...
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“Live” Processor hang under Ubuntu 11.10, how to diagnose/fix? [closed]

We recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 on a virtual server. Since the upgrade, the server will periodically "hang" with processor use at zero (according to monitoring). Monit is still running and ...
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Ubuntu server going to sleep or not using graphics card

I'm running a small web server on Ubuntu Server 14.04, and it keeps going into sleep. I found a solution that works here, which is "adding the kernel options "acpi=off apm=off"". I have done this, ...
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Problem booting with Grub

Long ago I installed a OpenSuse but finally decided to remove it for non-important reasons. Right now I have installed ubuntu. My problem is : I cant get my system to fire on grub instead of the ...
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Dropbox on Ubuntu types funny

Recently installed dropbox (as per dropbox.com's instructions) on a linux VPS of mine and when I type letters aren't what they are supposed to be. The rest of the system works fine, just on the ...
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I changed my hostname, why is my bash PS1 prompt unchanged

I changed my hostname by editing /etc/hostname and can see the new hostname using the hostname and hostname -F commands. But the shell prompt is still showing the old hostname. This is Ubuntu 11.0.4 ...
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How to safely give non-root access to lib so that Catalyst hardware acceleration can function?

I've installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA2 by following these directions. It works fine on the administrative user it was setup with, but a non-admin user gets the black screen on login. Non-admin user ...
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How to influence the assignment of subordinate UIDs/GIDs when creating user accounts?

To my knowledge the subordinate UIDs and GIDs are assigned to accounts in such a manner that they form a contiguous range. The range starts at 100000 by default and probably stretches to the ...
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BIND/DNSMASQ query hanging on ubuntu server 14.04.1

I'm testing out a BIND and DNSMASQ configuration on my VPS. When I run a program which submits a bunch of queries (around 10-20 per second) my DNS replies stop coming back for a random amount of time. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...
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eth0 not being configured automatically

When I start an ubuntu 12.10 instance, eth0 is NOT getting configured. davidparks21@MySqlDB:~$ cat /run/network/ifstate lo=lo When I manually edit ifstate and add eth0=eth0 and service restart ...
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uploaded file via filezilla to proftp server(on ubuntu 14.04 lts) but reported 550 error

uploaded file via filezilla to proftp server(on ubuntu 14.04 lts) but reported 550 error 550 download.html: Permission denied Error: Critical file transfer error I try to set the directory to ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Why is my SSH authentication socket different from the man pages?

These two entries of man ssh-agent describe the SSH authentication socket: $TMPDIR/ssh-XXXXXXXXXX/agent.<ppid> UNIX-domain sockets used to contain the connection to the authentication ...
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Tried to mv folder, now having trouble finding folder

Yeah, so I was trying to move a folder around, and now I'm having trouble finding it. Originally it was in my .../Downloads/ directory. I did: sudo mv Downloads/Blah/ ~/ ... which seemed to work ...
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How to fix error “xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default” on Ubuntu 14.04?

When I type xrandr on my Lenovo Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 I get the following output: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1600 x 900, current 1600 x 900, maximum ...
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Can't get lm-sensors to ouput correctly or load ATI Radeon temp and fan

I am new to Linux and having minor issues. I followed this guide initially, but did not receive the proper output, and it did not show my ATI Radeon HD 5000 temperature or fan speed. Then I used this ...
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Windows installation cd and usb boots to gnu grub 2.02

i have read via a website how to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 uefi and i actualy managed to install however I did not had an option to install alongside so i replaced windows with ubuntu have ...
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X0 does not exist in the directory

winecfg connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set ...
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/nagios/cgi-bin/statusmap.cgi was not found on this server

I installed Nagios 3.4.4 on Ubuntu server 12.10. Installation was successful but now I'm not able to view maps and trends.When I try, I get the following error /nagios/cgi-bin/statusmap.cgi was not ...
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files saves to ntfs drive adhere to umask, ext4 does not

I have 2 storage drives, 1 is ntfs and the other is ext4. Both mounted in /media as Storage_1 and Storage_2 I've run chmod -R user:user /media/Storage_* I've tried putting umask=022 in ...
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How to verify a bootable USB pendrive?

There are many OSs that can be written to USB flash drive and result in a bootable USB drive. For security reasons I need to verify the bootable USB that is written from the image file I downloaded. ...
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Make Linux Mint appear as ubuntu

I am trying to install Cloudera Manager 5.x on Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) I am a newbie to the Linux game but I don't know why Cloudera ins not installing on this OS Install ...
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How can I play a sound when script execution is ready?

I am executing every now and then some python scripts which take quite long to execute. I execute them like this: $ time python MyScript.py How can I play a sound as soon as the execution of the ...
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Convert sysvinit/upstart init scripts to runit

I am trying to migrate a currently VM-based infrastructure to a Docker-based one, using docker-baseimage, which uses runit/runsv to start and supervise system services. Now while it is apparently very ...
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Why is Run Application (Alt-F2) very sluggish on a new computer?

I just got a new, strong ubuntu desktop. First time linux user. I'm trying the Run Application app ( Alt+F2 ), try "Ch" for Chrome, and the app thinks for 2-3 seconds before displaying the list of ...
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mount: warning: /etc/mtab is not writable (e.g. read-only filesystem)

Working on my system I noted that the root filesystem is mounted read-only. My system worked for months, today I get this error: mount: warning: /etc/mtab is not writable (e.g. read-only filesystem). ...
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“mount: / is busy” when trying to mount as read-only so that I can run zerofree

I am trying to run zerofree on Ubuntu 11.04 so that I can compact the VirtualBox vdi image using: VBoxManage modifyhd Ubuntu.vdi --compact In order to run zerofree the disk image has be mounted as ...
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How To Access SFTP on Ubuntu

I inherited a linux server and I am attempting to access SFTP for a specific user. I can access a shell with no issues using an admin account "admin" and I can also access the filesystem with ...
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ld cannot find print_insn_big_mips(and few others) despite binutils-multiarch-dev installed

I am trying to compile a program(on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit) that requires binutils with multiarch support(recommended version 2.20). I have installed binutils-multiarch 2.24 and the dev package from the ...
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How do I set up a self-destructing web page?

I'm writing a setup script for a server, and I need to show the user the login details for the server. They can be automatically redirected to a web page and I don't know any other details. I want to ...
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Output Tmux Output to the Terminal

I'm using supervisor to monitor keep a process alive, but I do need to have contact with that process every now and then to provide user input. I would normally use tmux for this, but when I use ...
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How does one set up a Linode with a certain number of inodes?

Normally when one creates a Linode, they choose a plan, and then deploy a Linux distribution, and choose how much of the disk to allocate. Normally there is a swap partition and a main partition. But ...
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ldlinux.c32 error when booting a respined ubuntu 14.10

Ubuntu complains about the lack of a ldlinux.c32 file when I remaster Ubuntu with Remastersys. It seems that everyone who attempted to respin Ubuntu 14.10 even with a different program has this issue ...
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Daemons of accounts

When I try to login onto my pc. The place where am supposed to input the password has the following words. The daemon of accounts has not started. What does that mean?
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How to Install Oracle Java7 in Ubuntu13.04

I am trying to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 13.04 using this tutorial. Preparing your system First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal sudo apt-get ...
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What will happen if I export my $HOME variable upon login?

This is a follow up from this question: http://askubuntu.com/questions/563828/how-to-change-my-home-directory?noredirect=1#comment775654_563828 The summary is: running ubuntu 14.04 ssh'ing into it ...
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iptables --set-mark - Route diferent ports through different interfaces

Short story, 3 interfaces, eth0 (LAN), eth1(ADSL), eth2(4G). eth0 -> eth1: Works (ports 80, 443, 4070) eth0 -> eth2: Doesn't happen This is a graphical representation of the idea: Port 80 & ...
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exit code of grep in trap where the script is launched by upstart service

Recently I encountered a problem in ubuntu upstart and trap in Bash shell. I use ubuntu 12.04. The upstart script(/etc/init/player.conf) is: start on (local-filesystems and runlevel [2345]) stop on ...
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Untar a specifc folder within tar.gz

How do I untar/uncompress a specific folder within a tar.gz using the terminal/commandline (Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr))? Precise: -file.tar.gz -- folder1 -- folder2 How to extract... ... ...
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Linux, wine && Lineage

I'm trying start Lineage Interlude client under: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ...