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mdadm RAID10 - change broken disk

Tonight my server stopped answering to ssh, ping, so I drove to the server room. Server did not respond to keyboard (even Ctrl-Alt-Del), there was no data on screen (it was black, no symbols on it), ...
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Create another shortcut `~~` like `~` (home directory)

I want ~~ to point to a different directory so I can use it as a shortcut. I want it to have exactly same functionalities as ~. How can I do this?
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Why `host` and `nslookup` on Ubuntu resolve hostnames while `ping` and `telnet` do not?

I can't use git clone or even apt-get install because I get a "cannot resolve host" error. They were working before, but I have no idea what changed that broke the DNS resolve. I can't find any ...
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Is there a reason I would not add /usr/local/sbin, /usr/sbin, /sbin to my path on Debian?

Compare Debian (left) and Ubuntu (right): $ ifconfig $ ifconfig bash: ifconfig: command not found eth0 Link encap ... $ which ifconfig ...
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How to route one IPv6 interface to another IPv6 interface

I am following an instruction from this link, it uses ethernet link and assigns bbbb::/64 address, and another interface (/dev/ttyACM0) that has aaaa::/64 address. It has the following network ...
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Tried installing Nvidia driver for ( NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [GeForce 310M] ) but I still can't control or adjust screen brightness

I tried almost all the solutions I could find on the web, but nothing worked for me and after installing many drivers now it looks like I have a new problem, part of my screen is blinking whenever I ...
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Key for the letter “o” stopped working, works only with Shift, Linux

A few days ago, I fund out that the "o" key n my keyboard doesn't work. I have seen a few similar topics with this problem, but none of them seemed to be solved. When I tap the key - nothing happens ...
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Multiple problems setting up Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04.03 dual boot

I´m already trying to install Ubuntu next to Windows 10 for dual boot for 3 days. Now I´m really stuck and kinda frustrated, hope you guys can help me! Current status: Coming from Ubuntu, ...
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mosh server stopped working - bash: moshsession: command not found

I did have a mosh server running fine on by Ubuntu 14 machine, but recently the mosh clients can no longer login. I see this error on the mosh client console: bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied ...
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LXDE, Ubuntu 14.04 - use i3 as WM instead

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with LXDE using crouton on my chromebook and it's working fine, I would like to try using i3 with it instead though (which is what I usually have on my main system). I'm ...
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VLC media player window is overlaying other windows in Ubuntu 14.04 - compiz Window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on Oracle Virtual Box. Window Manager in Ubuntu is compiz. The issue I am facing is when I am playing a media file in VLC or any other media player the window is overlaying ...
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Switch Fn key state

I have this issue with Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge. Its keyboard has Fn key, which acts in my Ubuntu (with Fluxbox) as if it is always "active/pressed". I can't use standard F1-F12 keys unless I hold ...
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what does Linux consider connected usb drives and why do they remain as folders when unplugged?

I connect my USB stick to my LUbuntu PC running a media player app. I unplug it. I connect it again, the media player app gives a "Permission denied" for "/media/myName/stickName". If I delete the ...
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yum --download for CentOS with ubuntu?

I have an enterprise network, people seems not willing to download rpm and dependancies for CentOS. How can I yum --download pkg_name --directory my_repo in a system which do not use yum as ...
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Copy mouse setting from ubuntu to fedora

I started using fedora today. I have been using ubuntu for the last year. The mouse feels kind of strange in fedora despite me messing with a bunch of the settings. Is there some sort of ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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How to set grub command for other distros on Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu and Fedora on the same system. I am using the instance of grub which came with ubuntu to select which one to use when I boot. I need to add rdblacklist=nouveau to the ...
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Xserver sets monitor to sleep after 10 minutes

My installation, Ubuntu server 14.04 with just xorg and firefox installed. The server boots up and immediatly starts firefox with the disired webpage in fullscreen mode. After 10 minutes my monitor ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu (and Mint) install a boot sequence

I've tried to install a new Linux operating system and I've tried different flavors (x)ubuntu, Mint etc. With and without encryption, with and without LVM, but I'll always get the same error. When ...
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Exchanging huge file trees between disks

I have two 1TB disks and a huge file tree on each. Each takes up about 85% of their disk. I want to swap/exchange the trees between disks. The only spare (USB) disk that big I have is nearly full. ...
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Increasing partition of a SD card

I have a SD card that has two partitions /dev/sdb1 that holds the boot sector, and /dev/sdb2 that holds the OS. The card still has unpartitioned free space. How can I take all the unpartitioned free ...
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Need help with mount.cifs syntax for read/write mount for non-root user

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 it also upgraded cifs. In Ubuntu 12.x a network mount script I had would nicely mount a Windows network share as read/write. My attempts at updating it to work with ...
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VS Code not working on Elementary OS

I have downloaded VS Code on Elementary OS, and I followed the setup instruction of Setting up Visual Studio Code on linux. The executable file "code" seems to be unknown, it is not opening, Any ...
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Ubuntu Server monitor goes to sleep in 10 minutes [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to disable the monitor sleep in Ubuntu server 14.04? After 10 minutes my monitor goes to sleep. I've already tried several options, from ...
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Start server from terminal using a script

I've a server "nodejs server.js" and I want it to restart as soon as it crashes but only if previous restart time is more than a second. This will prevent my email being flooded if the server exits ...
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Multiple Windows 7 installations from Grub

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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403 Forbidden Error when trying to connect to ubuntu repositories

Im running Ubuntu 14.04 and havent run sudo apt-get update for many months. When I try to update local /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get can connect to many repos no problem, but many (maybe 15% of ...
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Ctrl + c will not kill process

I have looked for answers and so far have found nothing to answer my question. I am currently logging in to my Ubuntu server and upon running a process I can not run any of the interrupts on it. Here ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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ftp user for root directories? [closed]

I am setting up my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I want to have an FTP access (I use vsftpd), mainly for my apache2 server, so I added a new user to the www-data group. I also set up the settings for ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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Sound stutters during moderate disk access?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander." It's a pretty recent install. I'm playing music over a bluetooth usb dongle on a home theater system. All of my sound goes through pulseaudio. I've ...
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Why command `ls -d` only print the `.` directory?

I have tried man ls, and then I got -d, --directory list directory entries instead of contents, and do not dereference symbolic links As the manual says, -d means listing all the ...
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What is the correct way to refer to LINUX/UNIX generically?

If someone refers to "Windows" then everyone understands that as a generic reference to covers any or all versions of Windows. As for Macs, I have very little personal experience but I assume that ...
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Subversion server on ubuntu with mutiple repositories and checkout problem

I have 3 customers, FirmA, FirmB and FirmC. Under directory /srv I've created three subdirectories, FirmA, FirmB and FirmC that will act as a svn root for every firm. Inside svn root directories I've ...
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How do I transfer installed packages and settings from one distro to another?

I've been exploring learning and about the Linux system via VirtualBox for a few month's and decided that I want to make it my main OS and install it on my hard-drive. I have a number of files, ...
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why does rsync log-file not contain updates to regular files when dry-run?

In dry-run-mode, the log file does not contain changed/ updated regular files, and no deletions at all. It only contains changed and created directories. Yet, when executed without dry-run, the log ...
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How can I know which serial port corresponds to a PCI card?

I have a vehicle computer with a internal 3G PCIe card for cellular communications, but I can't figure out which serial port I have to use in order to send AT commands. This computer also includes a ...
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How to redirect sys log of ubuntu running on virtual machine to host?

I have ubuntu installed on my VM(Vmwarefusion - version 7) running on my Mac book Pro. I am actually doing kernel development by writing kernel modules on ubuntu. If have a kernel crash, sometimes my ...
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x2go unable to locate package x2goserver

I'm trying to install x2go on my test server following this: http://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:installation:x2goserver (ubuntu) The repo seems to add fine and gives details on how to use it and what ...
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Using Git on System Files [closed]

As the title suggests, I'm trying to have version control (using Git) on a particular subdirectory of /usr/. Namely /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/. It is very annoying to constantly have to manually ...
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Mount blank file system on msdos partition table

I need to get into a partition on an SD card, but it has no file system and I can't figure out how to mount it. When I type parted /dev/sdc print I get Model: USB Mass Storage Device (scsi) Disk ...
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How can I change Ubuntu server IP Address to the web address?

How can I change Ubuntu server IP Address to the web address? For example, the address that I need to access on the browser is 192.168.x.xxx. How can I change to dev.robi.local? Thanks!
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Proper way of changing username in Ubuntu or any linux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and made some customization. I will also make it a new iso which is customized ubuntu. What I want to ask is how can I change my username. There are plenty much configuration ...
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Version Error Integrating PowerBroker Identity Services and Samba on ubuntu

I am trying to use PBIS (formally likewise open) to enable me to limit permissions on shares to certain AD groups. When I run the command samba-interop-install --install I get the following error ...
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Setup server without keyboard, display, or usb

Is it possible to set up from scratch a Linux server (Ubuntu as I'm more comfortable with that) on laptop that has no keyboard, display, ethernet, or usb ports (all damaged) - without any hardware ...
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full hard drive need to move files centos

I need to download a directory from one server and place it into it's successor. The trouble is, the server is 97% full. So taring the files isn't an option. I need a method to transfer about 60 gigs ...
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What is different between Mint Linux and Ubuntu other than the interfaces?

I was wondering what is the difference between mint linux and ubuntu in regards to something other than the interface. When I look this up on google everything seems to be about Unity vs Cinnamon. ...
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32 bit master node | 64 bit slave node | Linux Server [closed]

The Basic Scenario I have a 32 bit laptop currently running Ubuntu 15.04 32 bit. Its getting a bit old and outdated now so I plan to buy a cheap second hand server. I plan to buy something like an ...
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Emacs defaulting to emacs.d as a file

No matter where I am or how I open emacs, I get this message: File exists: /home/{user}/.emacs.d/ I then have to C-x C-f to get to the file I was trying to edit. What is going on here, and how do I ...