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SSH Do not connect even with publickeys installed

I'm trying to connect two servers. I got the id_dsa.pub key from user john from server A and paste into authorized_keys of user mike from server B. Then I tried to connect from server A to server B ...
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Why can I not copy a direcotry from *nix to a mounted smbfs share on Windows 7?

I've mounted a Windows 7 directory on my FreeBSD box via smbfs: mount ... //ROOT@BARYONYX/GVKV on /usr/home/gvkv/win (smbfs) but for some reason when I try to copy a directory: cp .vim /win I ...
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CLICOLOR and LS_COLORS in bash

I have the following setup in .bashrc for coloring of listings. export CLICOLOR=1 export ...
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1answer
402 views

Can I set up Kate to always fold (collapse) all foldable regions when opening a code file?

I'd like to set up Kate so that, if I open, for example, a C++ file, all classes it contains are folded? But not only the root levels, when I unfold a class, I'd like methods inside it to be initially ...
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1answer
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swapon: Operation not permitted

I'm running this as root, obviously. I've created a file called /swap/sw1, by dumping 512 megs of /dev/zero into it. I then ran mkswap, which said: Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 524284 KiB ...
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Why are there so many log files in a typical Linux system? Why don't they use one consolidated logs db/file and an api?

I just wonder why are there so many log files in a typical Linux system? Wouldn't it be a better idea to have one system api function for logging and one consolidated table to save all the log entries ...
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Correct textual name for <<

I've just come across the << command, used like so: cat > outfile.txt <<EOF Multi-line content that will be written to outfile.txt EOF Now, I've no idea what this is called, but I'd ...
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Kernel segmentation fault (core dumped), how to diagnose? [closed]

I have a fedora 13 x64 box I use at home for a storage server. I use sshfs to mount my music from home and listen at work, I run my irssi client in screen on it for freenode communication and lately ...
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Toggle between dvorak and qwerty

I've recently started to learn the dvorak keyboard layout, but I still need to use qwerty sometimes. I'm looking for a script to toggle between the two keyboard layouts. Also, I'd like to invoke ...
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Show a notification across all running X displays

Using the command line, I'd like show a notification on every running X display. ( and running console ) Something like: notify-send-all 'Warning' 'Nuclear launch in 5 minutes, please evacuate' Is ...
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How to get a program running with root privileges without using su or sudo

I have a bash script that needs to run with root privileges, but must be invoked by the normal user. Difficult part is that the script should not ask for a password, and I don't want to use the ...
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is there a way to find out exactly how kubuntu sets up KDE so I can just duplicate that?

I usually use kubuntu, but I had to install a custom kernel on my laptop and it's a lot easier with arch. The problem is that kde looks terrible in arch, especially the GTK applications. I know there ...
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1answer
150 views

Is there a freeform playing cards deck&table game for Linux?

I am looking for a playing cards "game" where there are no rules and I can just place and move cards as I want. Just a real cards deck and replacement which I can use to play any single-player ...
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2answers
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Parse syslog messages into separate MySQL tables with rsyslog

Out of the box rsyslog will dump everything into the SystemEvents table within the `Syslog database (if you use the default schema provided). I would like to use a regular expression to filter inbound ...
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Moving linux install to a new computer

I know that it can, in some circumstances, be difficult to move a Windows installation from one computer to another (physically move the hard drive), but how does that work on linux? Aren't most of ...
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List printer's completed jobs

Is there a utility to inspect the jobs that a printer has completed?
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58k views

SSH easily copy file to local system

If I'm logged in to a system via SSH, is there a way to copy a file back to my local system without firing up another terminal or screen session and doing scp or something similar or without doing SSH ...
3
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3answers
779 views

Evolution Check mail when Window is closed

In Ubuntu/Gnome under the mail icon in the tray, there are chat, mail, and broadcast. opening the chat logs into your IM accounts and keeps you logged in when closing the main window. But it appears ...
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668 views

What distributions work out of the box with tablet computers?

I recently got my hands on a tablet computer. I tend to at least dual boot my systems. While doing some research about tablet computing and *nix most of the information was from the 2004-2008 era ...
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1answer
120 views

Sending music directly from MIC to LS

How can I tell linux to send directly from my microphone to my loudspeaker?
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2answers
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Debian server on a Intel Core i3 and Intel Q57 Chipset - will it work?

I want to build a Debian server (running samba, postfix, apache - without X11) on a Intel Core i3 / Intel Q57 Chipset system. I'm relativly new to the Linux-World but had driver issues already within ...
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2answers
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Installing Java into Ubuntu 10.04 Firefox/Chrome

I'm having a really hard time getting the Java browser plugin to install in Ubuntu 10.04. I've tried searching all over the place, but everyone seems to recommend installing the packages that no ...
3
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2answers
492 views

PPC Debian: eth0: switching to forced 10bt / 100bt

I recently installed debian on an old G4 iMac, and everything is working fine except that the console is constantly spammed with alternating eth0: switching to forced 10bt eth0: switching to forced ...
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1answer
1k views

KDE custom global shortcuts

How can I set a global shortcut in KDE (4.4) to run a bash script?
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3answers
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vga_switcheroo not in /sys/kernel/debug in 2.6.35-22 (kubuntu maverick)

I have a sony VPCZ12 laptop. It has those dual video cards that are a pain to get working in linux. The new 2.6.35 kernel is supposed to support that with the vga_switcheroo module which is supposed ...
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2answers
499 views

What happened to my free space

On my Amazing 2GB EeePC Surf, I have no more space left! This is quite normal, and it happens every now and then. Just delete a few large, unneeded files and everything should be good, right? So I ...
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2answers
425 views

Unix executable file permission vs runtime user's permissions

I have heard that it is good practice to run an executable as a user with a completely different privilege set than the owner of the task. In fact I heard that it is best to run it as a different user ...
4
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1answer
214 views

Can I break display devices with the xrandr command?

If use the xrandr command and set a wrong resolution/freq/..., can a break my display devices? For instance, by setting a very high refresh freq that one of the video devices involved (video card, ...
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3answers
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Video player that uses multiple CPU/GPU cores in Linux?

I've got a relative with a four-cour AMD Phenom II 3.0 gHz CPU (can't remember exact specs) and ATI 5750 1GB graphics card, running Ubuntu 10.04. Right now I am aware of VLC and Mplayer for playing ...
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88 views

What's up with the metadata in the source? Are there tools for it?

I'm comparing two different kernel versions (one official, one from a manufacturer); there are thousands of file whose only difference is in metadata in the files. The metadata looks like '$:Key: ...
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1answer
128 views

Opensolaris snmp broadcast

A network sensor I'm evaluating is showing that my Opensolaris server is broadcasting on the snmp port 161, and I'm getting alerts about every 2 minutes. How can I turn off the snmp broadcast (i.e. ...
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Why does my vim-7.3 compile fail to include clientserver?

I am trying to compile vim-7.3 will all features enabled. I ran configure with $ ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-gui --enable-cscope $ make ; make install When I check the version, it ...
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2answers
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How are file permissions calculated?

Using chmod I could set the permissions for a file, but if the parent ( .. ) directory had conflicting permissions, what would happen? And if I create a new file, using touch or something similiar, ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between modify and change in stat command context?

The stat command's manual page says: %x Time of last access %y Time of last modification %z Time of last change I am unable to understand what is the difference between ...
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1answer
404 views

Auto mount HP USB Flash drive Error

I am using RHEL 5, If i plug my USB Flash drive i'm getting Error message as follows, This much days It work smoothly, And now it working with windows XP well. Where is the problem ? How can i ...
2
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1answer
186 views

How to set up Kate to use Nautilus as a file manager?

I use Gnome-based Ubuntu 10.10 and Kate text editor. If I right-click on a folder in Kate's file system navigation panel and choose to open the folder in a file manager, Filelight (a disk space ...
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0answers
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Could you share a link to a good catalogue of Linux distros to choose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you choose a distribution? I'd like to see a list of all the Linux distros by their mission (like generic, firewall, mail server, free-only, enterprise, virtual ...
3
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1answer
509 views

Can you recommed a discrete simulation modelling system (like GPSS or Rockwell Arena) for Linux?

Do you know of a tool for discrete processes (those like production, logistics, client queue service (retail, call center etc.) etc.)) simulation modelling? I am familiar with 2 of such applications ...
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2answers
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Starting firefox on a remote host (over ssh) opens a new window locally: what is happening?

I have never noticed this behaviour before, and am a little confused as to what is happening. I have a local copy of firefox running, then ssh (ssh -X <url>) into a remote server and start a ...
9
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3answers
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Portable encrypted container

I want to store some data encrypted to carry around with me (this includes some scans of relevant paperwork, my TAN List for online banking, my gnupg and ssh keys and stuff like that). So not really a ...
5
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1answer
610 views

How do I share applications windows between OS X and Linux?

I originally asked this question over on Super User, but I didn't get any answers. I'm trying to set up Xdmx on my Macbook Pro and my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation so that I can share my MBP's keyboard ...
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10answers
643 views

Where can I find Software for Unix/Linux that does X?

I'm looking for a program that does X and runs on unix (or at least on my particular unix system). Where can I look? Is there a more efficient way than a generic web search?
2
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1answer
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How to install compiler and binutils on FreeNAS?

I'd like to run a backup tool, duplicity, that apparently requires a cc compiler and binutils. I'm able to locate and install the required BSD packages for python, gcc, and dependencies from ...
3
votes
4answers
343 views

vector images in linux

Gimp cannot create vector images, is there a good linux application for this?
3
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4answers
165 views

sending & receiving files with windows

I have some movie files on my Ubuntu computer that I would like to send to my XP laptop. Using a USB is too much hassle. Is there any other way of achieving this? Something like the scp command would ...
5
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3answers
513 views

Why does sed act differently depending on the output file?

If I run: cat messages.txt | sed -e 's/a/a/g' > messages.txt on one large file (2500+ lines) I find that the resulting file will only have about 900 lines after the command in cygwin and will ...
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3answers
1k views

LiveCD web browser distro

I'm not too familiar with Linux, but hope it may be ideal for this situation. I'm hoping there is a boot from CD style distro that will be ideal for my daughter to use solely for browsing the ...
2
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3answers
217 views

Configuring a package that was downloaded using apt-get

I have to reconfigure PHP with some extra options but since I downloaded it on Ubuntu using apt-get I can't seem to find the source anywhere (php -i points the source to a tmp folder which no longer ...
1
vote
1answer
736 views

Sound card not found anymore

I started my ubuntu today and Audio card was not working. Card is not even listed with lshw. No device with description like physical id: 1b (I remember the old device settings). Any ideas?
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9answers
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The myths about malware in unix/linux

Is it possible for my Linux box to become infected with a malware? I haven't heard of it happening to anyone I know, and I've heard quite a few times that it isn't possible. Is that true? If so, ...

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