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Lock folder when running cron

I am setting up my first cron on a Ubuntu Desktop system. I was curious to know if there is a way to lock a folder before a cron is ran and how to set it up? I am following this article. I am just ...
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How to stop apt from uninstalling the packages while updating

I using apt in terminal to install an update. When i used apt-get -f install it showed 0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 428 to remove and 3 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get ...
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Become operator on all channels ircd-hybrid

I have a problem with my ircd-hybrid server. I can only make myself operator in the status tab but not when I join channels. There is my operator tag in ircd.conf: operator { /* name: the name ...
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How to truely install a tar.gz file on Linux - how to manage manually-installed (or standalone) applications?

I see all these links explaining packages and .debs... I know that... and there are many kludges to get tar.gz files working (eg: update-alternatives for Java or manually dropping the file in ...
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What happens when a hard drive fills up?

What happens when a hard drive gets full with Linux running? Does it lock the system? Or something else, or nothing happens? I am using Ubuntu Linux.
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What would be the RHEL package corresponding to build-essential in Ubuntu?

I know how to list available packages from the repos and so on, but how can I find a list that matches up equivalent meta-packages, such as the build-essential. Is there such a thing and if not what ...
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How should I partition my hard drive?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE with Greybird theme Hello, this is my GParted screenshot: Could anyone please give my any advice on how to make changes to have more space available for use in Linux? Let's ...
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Low display resolution Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10 and it can't recognize my display. My HW is: Intel i3 3225 with HD 4000 onboard / is on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD display is an old IBM Thinkvision with vga connector ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fan overspeeding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 leaving Win 7 licensed version. But again as usual I need to fix so many issues. This time fan is generating lots of noise. It looks it is running at max speed. My ...
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How to configure xorg.conf for widescreen VNC on headless Linux/Ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 12.10 Box configured to run headless. I've managed to boot X headless by a lot of trial and error but I still have a glitch: When booting using the monitor, it all works ok, widescreen ...
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How to figure out GRUB2's menu output

I have just updated a remote machine which is running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have only access through SSH and now it's asking for a reboot. I'm guessing a new kernel was installed. I need to make it ...
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How can I switch between different audio output hardware using the shell?

I use my laptop with an external monitor which has speakers. When the monitor is attached through HDMI I can switch (using the GUI: Sound Setting --> Hardware) between the normal laptop audio output ...
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Issue when setting a default path in BASH

I have a BASH scripting question. I'd like the mention that I am new to BASH scripting; however, I am not new to programming. I am developing a simple BASH script to watch a given compass project. My ...
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Another package being selected instead of what I am trying

I am trying to install dhcp3-server,but it is instead selecting isc-dhcp-server and its not working as per my expectations. Please help. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unison can't synchronize Dropbox configuration (socket files)

I'm using Unison to synchronize my home across several computers, and I've addressed everything but this. The Dropbox configuration is partially skipped, and as a result Dropbox thinks there is no ...
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Display dialog from pam_exec environment at login?

I'm using pam_exec to do some root tasks. They take some time, and I'd like to tell the user to wait a moment. I'm doing the tasks there, and not later, because I need: Root permissions To rsync ...
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Can grub2 detect processor architecture, and display options accordingly?

I have a bootable usb flash drive with grub2 handling booting of ISOs (mostly different spins of Ubuntu). I am editing the menu.cfg myself and have my own script to update grub because I don't want to ...
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How can I remaster a text-based linux distro?

So I have a Ubuntu minimal install, it is exactly the way I want it when I want to have a fresh install, with the included settings, packages, etc. It has no desktop, it is completely CLI. What is ...
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Remove Aptana Studio 3 in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have actually two questions. I was using Eclipse in ubuntu 12.04LTS, it was working fine. Then I install Aptana Studio 3 and after installing Aptana Studio 3 Eclipse stop working. Any thoughts ...
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mpirun with ssh and X11

At present we're trying to write a program which uses mpirun to launch multiple X11 clients. If the programs are text-only, then using the following command, we can run proceses on a list of ...
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Nginx + PHP + FTP - user permission issue

I have a wordpress copy installed on /home/username/public_html/site, and now the problem is : Nginx running PHP with "www-data" identity The site folder owner and group are "username", not ...
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What is the default font for Grub in Ubuntu and Fedora?

I was wondering what the name of the font is for the grub set by default after installation in Ubuntu and Fedora (they are different ones). Any help would be great!
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Nginx Ubuntu PHP5 - not found php-fastcgi.pid

I was setting-up Nginx with PHP5 on Ubuntu 10.04.4 TLS Server, and follow this instructions - http://library.linode.com/web-servers/nginx/php-fastcgi/ubuntu-10.04-lucid Everything is fine before I ...
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Recovering from “chmod -R 777 /” in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wrongly set chmod / 777. Problems? I am using Ubuntu for development purposes. As I work on the database side, there are a lot of things which require file permissions ...
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Error while importing Compiz profile from Terminal

File name : import.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import compizconfig #The last input on the command line will be the path to save the file to. savefile=sys.argv[-1] ...
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Installed programs not appearing at the Dash Home?

Some software that I install on my Ubuntu doesn't appear on the Dash Home menu. For example, I installed Komodo Edit (thru a .sh file). If I want to run this program, I have to go to the directory ...
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OpenVPN dropping connection every time interval

I have setup OpenVPN. The server is a router running DD-WRT with OpenVPN setup. The client is Ubuntu 12.04. The connection is established without issues. I can ping clients at the VPN side. The ...
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Missing 32 bit library on a 64 bit Linux install

I am trying to figure out why Eclipse is complaining about being unable to find a library. I've managed to reproduce/reduce the java problem to: $ ldd ...
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Problem getting Fedora to run in VirtualBox

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, trying to get Fedora 18 64-bit to run in the Oracle VM VirtualBox. I've got VirtualBox installed (via the .deb package available from the official site,) and I got the ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Configuring File Associations in Ubuntu with Wine

Related to this question, I have Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I downloaded PlayOnLinux 4.1.9 (the Precise version) and used it to install Microsoft Office 2010 Pro. PlayOnLinux downloaded Wine 1.5.21 and ...
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How to start subsequent shells as root?

I run my local testing server inside a VM. I often have to open up multiple windows in it, and all have to be logged in root. Usually this is accomplished by writing su on every tab, a total of 7-8 ...
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Linux and Android apps on ARM vs x86

There are a plethora of low-cost ARM-based mini-devices coming out (Cotton Candy, etc). Some of these are Android-only, some Linux-only, and some allow both operating systems to run. The only issue ...
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Installing Debian on USB

From my Ubuntu, I want to create a bootable Debian USB. I tried to install Debian with debootstrap. A brief list of commands is mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt debootstrap sid /mnt http://ftp.debian.org/debian ...
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NFS Mounting over WAN which ports

I have a NAS box setup at a different location than our company. The idea was to use it as offsite backup. When the NAS box was on our LAN we had no issues mounting the NFS shares. Once we moved it ...
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CakePHP shell as cron permissions issue

First to say that I know basics of Linux systems. I am familiar with cron jobs. I am using CakePHP shell as cronjob. The script is using model's method to download pages from site user entered. ...
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Recommendation of books to setup and admin a web server in Linux [closed]

Hi I am quite a newbie on Linux, I knew basic concept and some commands of it. And now I am going to setup and admin a web server in Ubuntu Linux distribution. I installed it by default setting, and ...
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Issue with bad sectors on a laptop hard drive

I had Windows installed on my laptop and suddenly one morning Windows couldn't start. Then I tried after formatting and for once it became possible. I also installed Ubuntu as logical drive (deleted ...
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OpenVPN struggling

I've got some problems with my OpenVPN setup. The Setup: -> Ubuntu Server 12.04 -> Two active NIC's: eth0 (default): 192.168.1.0/24 eth1: x.x.x.x (external ip) I've managed to get the routing to ...
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Installing the kernel EFI stub loader in kernel 3.2?

Kernel EFI stub loader support was added in kernel 3.3, but I'm stuck on 3.2 running an Ubuntu 12.04 64bit distribution. Is there a way for me to somehow bring that stub loader support into my kernel? ...
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Trouble with postfix install (timing out from client) [closed]

I have just outfitted a basic server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS /Precise Pangolin) and have installed Postfix and Dovecot, based on the Ubuntu manuals. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Dovecot ...
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Create a CentOS Guest img over Ubuntu

I want to create a basic CentOS 5.8 system from scratch. for now i build my own img for Ubuntu Guest (debootstrap), my host is a Ubuntu 12.04.1LTS but I don't know how to make for a CentOS, is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, black background for some areas of GTK programs under KDE

I use ubuntu 12.04, x86_64, kernel 3.2.0-35-generic. I use KDE desktop. However, under KDE the GTK programs have black background in some areas. e.g. How to solve the problem?
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disabling ssh session expiration

I am installed Ubuntu on Virtual Box, and use xshell (a remote terminal application) to ssh to ubuntu. when I hibernate computer during night, after powering it on, the session is expired and I should ...
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vsftpd on Ubuntu not obeying filesystem permissions

I'm trying to set an FTP upload to a web root on Ubuntu 12.04 using vsftp. The user has a local account, username_ftp. I changed their home to their web root in /etc/passwd. ...
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Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /

I recently faced an "overflow" issue on /tmp. I don't have a separate /tmp partition, and there is 17% free in / – then why did I get an overflow tmp filesystem? # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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How to setup VLAN on same subnet as Ethernet ?

I have a physical NIC with dev name eth0 with ip 192.168.1.2 and gateway 192.168.1.1 and I want to setup a VLAN with ip 192.168.1.x and same gateway as eth0. Setting up the VLAN runs smoothly and I ...
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Optimal Setup for Windows & Linux - Sharing and Partitioning

This question gets a little complicated so please bear with me. So we have a new custom designed desktop which we will be mostly a dedicated machine for scientific computations in FORTRAN and ...
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Unable to add source via command line

I am trying to install latest version of glusterfs in Ubuntu by running this command: apt-add-repository ppa:semiosis/glusterfs-3.2 It does not give any result. The session won't even close ...
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Installing prstat package command on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to run the prstat command on my Ubuntu server, but it doesn't seem to be installed, I have searched the web for the package name needed to install it but without any luck for some reason.. ...