Linked Questions

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How to make a machine accessible from the LAN using its hostname

Here are details of the machine I want to access using its hostname: $ hostname hostname $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 hostname.company.local hostname It's a default Debian 6 (...
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How do I suppress dd output?

I have a bash script that creates some file using dd. The problem is dd throws a great amount of output that is going to mess with the output of my script. Searching around I've found a solution: dd ...
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How do you change the root password on Debian?

I want to change the password I assigned to root on my Debian webserver to something longer and more secure. How do I do that? I haven’t forgotten/lost the current password, I just want to change it.
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Getting information on a machine's hardware in Linux

How can I check what hardware I have? (With BIOS version etc.)
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Command-line-friendly full-text indexing?

Is there such a thing as a full-text indexing engine, that can be queried from the command line and ideally wouldn't require using a gui at all ? I'm especially interested in indexing my ebooks and ...
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How to find out which Wi-Fi driver is installed?

I know about lsmod, but how do I figure out which driver does what?
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How to add a repository on Fedora?

With one repository I did it like this (as root): # cd /etc/yum.repos # wget https://some.repo.example.org/foo/bar/Fedora_14/foo_bar.repo # grep enabled foo_bar.repo enabled=1 Is this the ...
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Can I identify my RAM without shutting down linux?

I'd like to price some new RAM for our in-house VMware testing server. (It's a consumer box we use for testing our software on and running business VMs). I've forgotten what kind of RAM it has and I'd ...
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How to install software on Red Hat?

What's the simplest way to download/install software on Red Hat Linux (from bash command line)?
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How can I install MS Windows fonts on Fedora 15?

I've just installed Fedora 15 and here is some troubles with fonts. How can I install MS fonts?
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How do I edit a file as root?

Are there any special considerations to editing a file as root? What is the safest way to do this?
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How could I reach root after switching from bash to zsh?

It's very weird that after switching to zsh from bash, I can't access root. I normally use 'su' to login as root after I login as a normal user (username is normalusername) with less privileges. And ...
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How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I'm running Debian as host and I fail to get Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora guests to be fullscreen. Changing video memory didn't help. NOTES: I haven't tried any other distro I didn't create WinXP ...
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Forcing emacs to run with `-nw` when called from terminal

note: This question might have been asked before ( I think I saw it somewhere), but a quick search did not reveal anything. I would like to tell the difference when a command is run from a shell. ...
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How to remove GNOME 3 and restore GNOME 2

I am on Debian Squeeze. In over-enthusiasm I added an experimental repo and installed GNOME 3 (here is the evil discussion on installing GNOME 3 http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=60481) ...

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