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Want to print NULL if value is not present as awk output

I am trying to print a tshark command output using awk below is my command: tshark -r "test.pcap" -odiameter.tcp.ports:"1234" -R 'diameter.cmd.code == 272 and diameter.flags.request==0 and !tcp....
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Grey screen when using tightvnc and trying to run xfce4

I have an Amazon ec2 instance. I am attempting to run a dedicated arma 3 server on it. Part of this it to set up a repository on the server. The program I want to use requires a GUI. This is the ...
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How to upgrade Open VSwitch in openStack Kilo

I'm using OVS integrated with OpenStack Neutron. OVS' version that I use is 2.3.2 and I want to upgrade it to the latest version released in Sep 2015. I tried to upgrade it by entering "apt-get ...
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Easy way to boot Windows and more than 1 linux distros?

So originally I had installed Windows 7. Then a couple of weeks ago I installed Debian. I now wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed it without taking to much care for the booting process, I let Ubuntu ...
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How can I read a linux hard disk from Windows?

I have a PC with Ubuntu (I think it's 14.4). Pretty recently it completely broke down (motherboard (again)). I want to get rid of it, but on the hard disk there are a lot of photos I want to keep. I ...
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ubuntu Crontab not running properly

I have to run crontab in xvfb display mode forever when the system restarts...below is crontab code.... @reboot nohup Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1024x768x24 & export DISPLAY=":1" @reboot /usr/bin/forever ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VBox VM boot with minute delay

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox 5.0.10 r104061, installed from the mini.iso from Canonical. Somehow, booting has gotten a huge delay (edit: 'huge' for me being... a good minute staring ...
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Significance of md5sum file in debian package source

I have one debian package source with md5sum file inside DEBIAN directory |-- DEBIAN | |-- control | |-- md5sums Now my question is when this file will be used? Will it be useful for integrity ...
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Access iphone storage as device/partition

I am working on a project, in which the ultimate goal is to successfully wipe iOS from an iPhone and install TinyCore Linux in it's place. I expected the iPhone to function like an external drive when ...
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Add Ubuntu Repository to Debian

I would like to know how I can add the Ubuntu repository with Debian's, as there are some drivers and games I want that aren't on the Debian repository. For example, darkplaces is a game I want that ...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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Ubunut 14.04 route timeout

i add a static route in /etc/network/interfaces up route add -net 10.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.255 gw 192.168.0.12 But at night the Gateway 192.168.0.12 is shutdown for backup 2 hours. Now every ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. $...
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Recommended way of repackaging proprietary deb packages, which include old system libraries

Intro Long story short, in couple projects I'm using some stereo-cams. Unfortunately, manufacturer provides packages (rpm and deb) for user-space drivers which are not exactly properly formatted (...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot

I just got a new PC with Windows 10 on an SSD. With my previous PC I had two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with Windows 7. I dual booted flawlessly with that setup. Now, I have moved these ...
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Respawn MySQL on Ubuntu? Server ran out of memory, killed MySQL & Apache, MySQL didn't respawn

Just as above, I increased the RAM (it's a VM), but that doesn't give me a safety net. I was under the impression by default it should respawn, but that doesn't seem to be the case. *Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Ubuntu OS installation on Baremetal Server

We are in verge of creating an automated script for OS installation on Bare metal server. We tried using Cobbler , however the DRAC version was getting supported only till 6. However, we have only ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I am currently trying to achieve full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with a separate /boot on USB stick. My main goal is to achive plausible deniability on a Debian-...
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When no dhcp server answer, how can I force dhclient to use the static lease from dhclient.conf instead of a previous dhcp lease?

I have a piece of equipment I would like to default to a specific IP address when no dhcp servers are available. I have set the following static lease in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf: timeout 30; lease {...
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Using Incrond Inotify but having issues with user groups/permissions

In the /etc/incron.allow I added both: root USER_1 Then I edited the incrontab so it looks like this: /var/www/laravel/public/js/main.js IN_MODIFY yui-compressor -o /var/www/laravel/public/js/main....
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Unable to set hostname for use within network

I am having a lot of trouble setting up a hostname for my home server for use within my home network. My home server is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and all packages are up to date. Management of this ...
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vmlinuz damaged

Hello everyone I am new here. I recently purchased Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVD from a retailer store. Then I burned the iso into my pendrive and configured the file isolinux.cfg. The file was alright. ...
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logrotate fails to rotate logs: error setting owner

Recently I've noticed that logrotate does not rotate my logs. user1@host:~$ /usr/sbin/logrotate /home/user1/logrotate.conf -v gives me an error: error: error setting owner of /home/logs/mylog.log.1 ...
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What is the difference between JeOS and minimal OS

I see that recently a lot of Linux vendors are introducing JeOS version of their Operating System which by its definition and features looks to me like a minimal OS that has already been around for a ...
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Using DKMS, to automatically patch and install kernel on update

I have a system that needs patching a file in kernel to work properly. The system is running Ubuntu 14.04. The patch patches a file in drivers/hwmon. So after every kernel update I need to download ...
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dstat not installed with cron

I have an auto install bash script triggered by cron, when some condition is met, the install process is triggered. It essentially looks like this: #!/bin/bash if [[ -f "/usr/bin/apt-get" ]]; then ...
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Gimp misses libraries after installing a compiled version and removing the package

I was trying to remove the older Gimp version in order to install the latest version on my Ubuntu 14.04, I've compiled and installed it. When I start gimp, it says that it was installed in the same ...
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can't uninstall netbeans in ubuntu

I am using netbeans8.0 new version, I want to uninstall lower version netbeans7.4 I tried using the following command in my terminal: root@selvaksa-OEM:/usr/local/netbeans-7.4# sh uninstall.sh ...
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Weird cpu-load pattern

I am facing a strange (and rather annoying) problem with my laptop set-up: dual boot "Windows 10" and "Linux Deepin 14.2 (based on ubuntu)" problem: starting up with linux at the beginning ...
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How to set the nofile limit on rsyslog with upstart?

I'm struggling to work out how to set the open file limit on rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04. It uses Upstart, which ignores limits.conf, but I'd expect to be able to put limit nofile 16384 16384 in /etc/...
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Export network module from one live distro and import into another?

I have two live distros installed on a thumb drive with YUMI. One is a flavor of Ubuntu, and the other is a flavor of Puppy Linux. I want to use Puppy Linux as my primary distro, but it does not ...
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Google Play Music media keys not working 14.04?

Whenever I try pause or next/previous on Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, nothing happens. No other music apps are open, and I have it set to global in Chrome. What should I do?
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How can I completely reinstall mysql?

I had to reboot in the middle of a large data import. I only have one mysql database, which has now been corrupted. How can I completely remove mysql and reinstall it? I've tried apt-get purge mysql-...
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how to bootup/reboot in verbose mode?

I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS. How can I permanently change grub to switch to verbose mode on bootup/reboot so I can see the rolling text? I would like to make this change stick. Thanks!
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idevicerestore fails to compile on Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to compile idevicerestore, but it fails midway through. Heres the log libtoolize: linking file `./ltmain.sh' libtoolize: putting macros in AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR, `m4'. libtoolize: linking file `...
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I think Ubuntu messed up my EFI. I'm in over my head

So, installing Ubuntu was a breeze. Make a bootable thumb drive, restart, hold alt, boot into it. But Ubuntu isn't for me, so I thought I'd try Mint. If I reboot and hold alt, I get a few choices ...
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how to make swap permanent in vm?

I create the ubuntu vm by vagrant. I want to add the swap to vm. the steps: mkdir /swapfile cd /swapfile sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=swap bs=1024 count=2000000 sudo mkswap -f swap sudo swapon swap add /...
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How to tether Ubuntu guest to iPhone on Windows host using Virtualbox?

Here's my idea: at work, I am behind a firewall and can't access most of the web. I'm on Windows 7. I installed virtualbox with an Ubuntu 14.04 guest. I want the guest to use my iPhone personal ...
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Dovecot version upgrade

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and dovecot version is 1.2.9, I want to upgrade my dovecot version from 1.2.9 to 2.1.7
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Low resolution caused by No valid modes for “DFP-0” - Mint-17 NVidia

I don't seem to be able to configure xorg.conf to increase my monitors resolution (currently running at 1280x800). I've been working on this for several hours. I'm new at all this, so I can't figure ...
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Any usb or hard drive I plug in shows no files. vfat module not found - Ubuntu

Whenever I plug in my USB stick because I want to copy files from this PC over to my Windows laptop, double-clicking the icon that shows up on the desktop prompts me to choose what I want to open it ...
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Turning SSLEngine on causes ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I am trying to configure my SSL certificate on a new installation of Ubuntu 15.10. I have installed the certificate files and the private key in the required directory: SSLCertificateFile /etc/...
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How to delete Ubuntu without damaing another Linux distro?

I have 3 partitions on my computer they're dual-boot, Red Hat, Ubuntu & Windows 8. I want to get rid of Ubuntu and keep Red Hat & Windows 8. What would be the safest route to achieve my goal.
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bash errors getcwd: cannot access parent directories

I cross-compiled GNU bash v4.3 but am now getting errors related to: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Function not implemented and chdir: ...
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How to check if a WiFi card supports Transmit Power Control?

I have an Atheros wireless PCI card, functioning in AP mode through hostapd. How can I check whether it supports TPC - and, in this case, turn it on/off? Note: Transmit Power Control (TPC) is a ...
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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Ubuntu live RTMP video streem

I'm trying to launch live(not ondemand) RTMP stream from ubuntu, but i succeed only with RTSP stream through VLC vlc -vvv ./videos/test.mp4 --sout '#rtp{dst=192.168.8.106,port=1234,sdp=rtsp://192....
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SSH not working from one specific computer

I can connect from every other computer on the LAN, as well as externally. It connects fine to other machines running SSHD. When trying ssh with verbosity, I get the following readout: $ ssh -vvv 192....
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Missing library in ia32-libs when compiling with gcc-3.4.6 in 32 bit mode

I installed gcc-3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run a program with the -m32 flag. #gcc --v gcc version 3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-5) When trying to run the program I receive the following error /usr/bin/...