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openSuSE, Linux, cannot create directory-permission denied

I am using openSuse 12.3, and logged in as a user. I am trying to create a directory in the /home/ , but getting permission denied. any idea, how to fix this. harbir@linux-gn77:/home> mkdir ...
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VNC Server without X Window System

Will a VNC server work without X Server installed? I know vnc works with X Server, but what about without it?
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Stop atieventsd flooding my journalctl

When running journalctl -f, this line shows up every seconds.. Month DD HH:MM:SS computername atieventsd[number]: xauth: file list does not exist for example May 15 08:32:11 gravity atieventsd[...
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Can an entire ext3 filesystem be corrupted if the system loses power?

I understand that any files being written to during power loss can get corrupted, but is it possible for an entire ext3 filesystem to become corrupted during a power loss event? If so, how? Thanks!
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How do I use ctags functionality in vim with cscope installed?

When I install cscope by adding the line Bundle 'chazy/cscope_maps to my .vimrc file, my tags menu (g+[) is replaced with a cscope list, which seems to contain a list of files where the tag is called, ...
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show entered new password in unix “passwd” command

Is is possible to run the passwd command with an option to show the newly entered passwords? By default it doesn't show what I type and I don't want this. [dave@hal9000 ~]$ passwd Changing password ...
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Do I have to swap IP sets, or can I add/remove on the fly?

I was wondering about the semantics of ipset(8). Is it possible to add a rule matching a set to iptables and then manipulate the set, or can I only create a set and swap it for an older set in order ...
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How do I see how many blocks I have free on my filesystem?

I know df is supposed to provide this information, but when I run df it shows the number of 1k blocks free, yet my filesystem is using 4k blocks. I could simply divide by four of course, but this ...
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How to checkpoint using CRIU on ubuntu 14?

I tried to install CRIU in ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. When I used $ sudo ./criu check , it showed Error (cr-check.c:268): fdinfo doesn't contain the mnt_id field And when I tried to checkpoint ...
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What is the official Gentoo AMI?

I would like to use Gentoo on Amazon EC2. What are the right AMI for me to use? I won't be running X unless necessary. I guess I need a server variant, if there is such a thing.
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Listening for journalctl changes

Usually i use tail -f /var/log/messages to get updates if there are new lines How to have the similar functionality for journalctl?
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davmail and JAVA INSTALLED MANUALLY

I'm trying to install davmail, I've already install JAVA manually (tar.gz file). After trying with the ppa:webupd8team repo and not having good results. Had to clean a lot of files packages and so on....
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find action not working for specific search [duplicate]

I'm trying to use the find command to list the size of a certain set of files but am getting no output. The command I use is: find POD -type f -name *.mp3 -or -name *.ogg -ls Which produces no ...
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Can I route through interface instead of IP?

I know I can route to another computer by setting its IP as the gateway. Can I also do this by just specifying the interface the packets should take. Like instead of doing route add gw, if I say route ...
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1answer
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Is there a shell one-liner to convert JSON to BSON?

Is there a shell one-liner to convert JSON to BSON? Something suitable for one-off execution, or a shell script? bsondump from MongoDB goes the inverse way, but I'm clueless as to what I can use to ...
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1answer
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Run script after desktop loads

I'm running a script that changes files and installs things and what not on a SUSE computer. One of the scripts that gets run with my script, reboots the computer and when the computer loads back up ...
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How to disable bluetooth device when startup on Ubuntu 12.4

How to disable bluetooth device when startup on Ubuntu 12.4, I've accessed /etc/init/bluetooth.conf file and comment #start on started dbus line. But when PC bootup Bluetooth device still running. ...
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Where is hibernation resume getting the device node from?

A while back, I set up hibernation on my Linux system. It's been working really well, up until tonight when I installed another hard disk, which shuffled the device node names around. So now on boot I ...
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How to Connect Internet in Zedboard using Linux via SDCard

I am working on Zedboard Zynq 7020. I have booted the Linux via SD card through Zedboard. The linux display can be shown onto the monitor via VGA cable. But I cannot connect that linux to internet. ...
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How to install Firefox version 29.0 on Slackware 14.1?

The problem is that I need to sync Firefox bookmarks between my PC and my notebook, but the notebook uses the Firefox version 29.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and the PC using Firefox version 24.4.0 on Slackware ...
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Passing named arguments to shell scripts

Is there any easy way to pass (receive) named parameters to a shell script? For example, my_script -p_out '/some/path' -arg_1 '5' And inside my_script.sh receive them as: # I believe this ...
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856 views

How do I access the Lubuntu menu in Openbox?

Is there a way to include the Lubuntu applications menu in an Openbox menu (~/.config/openbox/menu.xml) so I can use it within a pure Openbox session?
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601 views

Unable to modify log level in samba

log level is present and set to three. However I don't see it when I do a testparm and I get next to no logs (I can see restarts and about it not being able to connect to cupsd) which doesn't seem ...
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Error while installing wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19: dependency linux-headers is not satisfiable

I have to install a .deb file with the firmware for the wifi card (This is the name of the file: wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb; I've downloaded the file from here: http://www.filewatcher....
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Add a symbol before any letter

I have a text file with each line having some defined number of fields but they can differ from line to line. All I want to do is to add "=" sign in front of every value in the field in that line. ...
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1answer
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Write a file in /var/lib/sysnews/ [duplicate]

In that folder are stored the news files: they can be created by the system administrator to write some informations for the users, as suggested in this link. I tried as a normal user to add a file ...
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Will there be always a pair of same UID and GID?

I have to change file/directory's ownership using chmod .I know only owners's username but want to change default group name simultaneosly . At this stage group name is not decided so I am putting ...
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1answer
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Dedicated-purpose, single application linux boxes

I'm designing an app that will be deployed/installed to a linux machine (perhaps Archlinux, but could be any distro and in fact I would actually prefer something lightweight and inside the Debian ...
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1answer
466 views

Backtrace of “git clone” running inside qemu-user-emulation based arm-chroot

I'm running a wheezy:armhf chroot using qemu user emulation on my jessie:x86_64 system. Somehow, a git clone on a particular private repository will hang inside the chroot, while succeed natively. ...
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1answer
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Problem setting up iptables (LDAP traffic blocked)

My application server is on a network protected by a organization wide firewall, and my server is also using fail2ban. That said, I'd like to set up an additional layer of protection with iptables. ...
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1answer
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UEFI and Puppy Linux

I recently installed Puppy Linux on a USB stick using the Universal USB Installer, but I have not being able to boot from it. My notebook came with Windows 8 and had the secure boot activated at UEFI. ...
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1answer
214 views

Cron job running but not establishing tunnel

I have a script which establishes a reverse tunnel on an endpoint HostB. It looks like this: cat tun.sh #!/usr/bin/env bash # Test code /usr/bin/ssh -V 1> /home/userA/bin/tun.stdout 2> /home/...
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What is difference between GTK and QT applications?

Many packages available with GTK and QT versions. So, What is difference between them? Is there any difference in performance or working method?
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1answer
295 views

Apply image perspective through batch mode in gimp

I need to perform image perspective operation from command line? Is there any place where documentation is provided properly. I have asked this question on stack overflow, you can check here. If any ...
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1answer
570 views

Autojump auto-complete feature does not work

On my configuration, autojump autocomplete feature does not seem to work. To be clear, autojump works properly, only the autocomplete feature fails to work. When I press the <TAB> key, the ...
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1answer
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Is Debian 6 EOL or not?

I read that support for Debian 6 ended this month. And here I read that there is LTS until 2016. https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140424 Is this for paying customers only? Or can we safely keep ...
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Bash script for automatic tar backup of chosen files and directories

Within a given directory in linux environment, I need to pick all files modified after a certain date (let's say 7 days) as well as all directories (only in root directory, hence non recursively) ...
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1answer
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Touchscreen and mouse as separate inputs?

Can someone give me a good reference on how to achieve this, or just tell me how its done? Google isn't really helping me here, since it always tries to give me recommendations on touchpad :/
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1answer
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I'm looking for a free database package for Ubuntu

I need to operate a database for personal use. Now I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as opposed to Windows operating system, I'm wondering if there's a dBase, Lotus123 or Access equivalent for Linux? ...
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1answer
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How to log incoming icmp traffic?

I am watching my ip6table and observing an icmp packet arriving and getting dropped at the rate of 1 per second. I am trying to find out what that message is about. I tried using tcpdump (it is ...
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1answer
296 views

openSuse, linux, chmod to change link's permisions

I am trying to change the permissions for the link. I want the "Other" entity to have only the read permission, but when I run the command the permissions are not changing. Is there something I am not ...
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0answers
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Samba gvfs mount and symbolic link seems not to work

I have a server with samba shares and 2 HDs mounted that I use for backup. I have some symbolic links that work well between these 2 hard drives. When I mount the drives with gvfs (samba) I can't use ...
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0answers
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Adjusting the width of the grip for an Openbox theme

I'm trying to recreate the Blackbox Gray theme for Openbox. However, the size of the grips is smaller in Openbox compared to Blackbox. Is there a setting somewhere that controls the size of the grips? ...
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vote
1answer
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newsyslog for paths with empty spaces

How can I configure newsyslog to trim logs with paths containing empty spaces? I define my paths at /etc/newsyslog.d/frank.conf like this: "/Users/frank/Library/Application Support/Google/Drive/*....
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3answers
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File missing after fsck

Recently, my HDD crashed and I had to run a fsck command. Many files were moved to the lost+found folder and I've retrieved the important ones using find and grep, but I can't find my SQL databases. ...
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5answers
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Can we install puppet without touching the servers?

I heard that puppet need to be installed on server side, not just desktop side, from where we want to launch commands on the servers. My question: Are there any other methods for using puppet? I ...
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2answers
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How to change the name of localhost to a custom name which is available to other users in LAN

I need to use the a custom URL name which is accessible from all devices in a LAN. I know that it can be set in the /etc/hosts file 127.0.0.1 myname 127.0.1.1 system09-System-Product-Name # The ...
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3answers
634 views

find 2 files with similar names and move them to a new location

I have a system with a watch folder where people/companies can upload new files via FTP or SMB. In this watch folder They should ALWAYS upload 2 files: 1 media file with a prefix name of ABC*.mxf and ...
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2answers
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How do I make a vim command run automatically with .vimrc?

I run the following vim command to change the colour of highlighted columns to something more palatable than the default red: :highlight ColorColumn ctermbg=235 guibg=#2c2d27 rather than run this ...
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0answers
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terminal text editor with Windows like hotkeys [duplicate]

As a Windows user (please forgive me) interacting with GNU\Linux through SSH I am looking for a terminal-based text editor that has similar hot keys to most Windows text editors which I have grown ...

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