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Questions tagged [configuration]

The action of modifying a program's behavior, generally by modifying a text file.

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LAMP-MySQL (or equivalent) agnostic way to create a DB stack

Is there a LAMP-MySQL (or equivalent) agnostic way to create a DB stack that includes: DB-user and a relative password DB with the same name as of the user Setting a host for the DB (say, localhost) ...
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Save Linux conf / command-steps to fully configured system (Logging + Bash Installation script) [on hold]

I would like to use Linux again. Void Linux would be my operating system of Choice. Tried Slack Linux, ArchLinux, Debian/Raspbian and a little bit Ubuntu. I'm using Win10 and I think, it will be ...
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How to setup DNS manually on Linux?

In Linux /etc/resolv.conf get often overwritten when we setup the DNS, because of the multitude of programs managing the DNS servers. How to properly setup the DNS ?
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Is there a list of names indexed by xprop to i3 config?

XPROP returns WM_CLASS, and WM_NAME how do I target the different values returned by XPROP in i3?
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Apache startup error with symlinked configuration file with 777 permissions

Ubuntu virtual machine with Apache 2.4.7 I'm getting these errors: apache2: Syntax error on line 216 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/...
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How to enable or disable Apache modules in a distro-agnostic way?

I usually work with Debian/Ubuntu as a basis for Apache and recently learned that commands like a2enmod MOD or a2dismod MOD are Debian-specific. Is there a global / distro-agnostic way (maybe with ...
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What's the difference between CMs “push” method (Ansible) to “pull” method (Chef/Puppet)?

I know that some of the advantages of Ansible over many other CMs are these: Ansible's scripts being written in YAML, a simple serialization language. The fact that one doesn't have to install it on ...
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How to resume system (from disk) manually

I suspend the system to disk using s2ram. When I reboot into shell (busybox sh) and run resume $SWAP ($SWAP is my swap partition), it only writes a message that says resume is started but nothing ...
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simulate geographic distance between servers

I want to simulate geographic distance, so I need to add delay to each receive/transfer package. I read that squid could work, however, playing with its configuration haven't given me the right ...
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Does lubuntu have an anti-blue light feature?

Does lubuntu have an anti-blue light feature?
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How to check if wpa_supplicant.conf has any syntax errors?

I would like to know if there is a tool that allows me to check if I made any syntax errors in wpa_supplicant.conf(5). I am looking for a utility for wpa_supplicant(8) that would server the same ...
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Cmus using ~/.cmus instead of ~/.config/cmus

I haven't set $XDG_CONFIG_HOME, but still cmus is using ~/.cmus instead of ~/.config/cmus for cache etc., which exists and even contains the files from some time ago, showing that things were well at ...
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Thunderbird: How to transfer CalDAV/CardDAV Connections from one Machine to another?

On my main machine I am running Thunderbird with Lightning and have several CalDAV calendars connected. Furthermore there is also a CardDAV address book hooked up. How can I transfer those CalDAV and ...
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Can't permanently assign additional IP addresses to USB ethernet adapter via /etc/network/interfaces. Why?

I want to assign multiple IP4 addresses to a USB->Ethernet adapter in an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. I have removed netplan, since I find the yaml-based configuration even more obscure than the ...
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Permanently disable all networking in Tails OS?

I would like to use Tails OS to create a pseudo air-gapped system. The system has WiFi hardware still, but it is "unusable" in Tails due to lack of firmware. I would like to further ensure it remains ...
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Should the last line in a configuration file have a newline after it?

I sometimes whether I should put a newline after the last line in a configuration file, especially if it is a one-line configuration file, like the hostname file. Does it not matter, or is there a ...
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ProjectM “Easter Egg Parameter” in config.inp?

What does Easter Egg Parameter = 1 Do in ~/.config/projectM/config.inp? I didn't put it there. Just wondering.
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Can I trigger a bindsym command with i3 from the commandline?

Let's say I have a command inside a mode, mode "foo" { bindsym $mod+~ exec something } Can I trigger that command with something like i3-msg? Or also specify that bindsym to run on the initial i3 ...
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i3 immutable window?

IRSSI has a concept of an immutable window: a window that can not be closed. Does i3 have a similar concept. I don't like the idea of being to mess up my formatting after I have it the way I want. I'...
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Does tmux support session initialization?

Tmux supports creating sessions, and with the -A flag attaching to session if they already exist rather than creating them. But, if they don't exist and tmux has to create them, what's the best way to ...
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Does Konsole permit launching a terminal with a custom font-size on the command-line?

If I want to launch a Konsole can I do so with a font-size of 30px rather than the default?
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How does Linux find/configure something like 'wlan0' when it is not a device that appears in /dev?

(On raspberry pi zero w, kernel 4.14y) It seems the wireless adapter chip isn't a device in the /dev fs, but is the name of something that 'ifconfig' knows about. I understand that this is an ...
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Hiding Chromium tab bar, omnibar (address bar) and window decorations?

I'm using both i3 and Chromium. I love Chromium tabs, but hate having that tab-bar there if there is only one tab open. I want it to behave more like a terminal (sanely) If there is more than one tab,...
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Thermald throttle unsupported CPU after certain temperature using coretemp

I have a Samsung R519 notebook running Arch Linux 4.19.2. The CPU is an Intel Pentium Dual T3400 (2.16GHz). The CPU often hits its thermal critical level and shuts down during heavy workloads. Fan is ...
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How to refer to Unsafe Browser in Tails OS using environment variable in .bashrc

I need to set a SageMath environment variable in .bashrc to use the Unsafe Browser to connect to localhost:8080 and use Sage's notebook interface (as far as I can tell, the Tor Browser can't view ...
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Monit - How to use different configurations for Day and Night time?

What is the most convenient way to configure monit to act different in day and night hours? The only thing I can figure out , is to use a cron job switch the monitrc file - let's say - at midnight, ...
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X11 ignores preferred mode

Problem I'm transitioning the configuration of my multihead monitors from using some rather ugly scripts to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf. My layout has two monitors of 1920x1200, one rotated ...
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Two keyboard keys with same ouput?

I have a Gigabyte Aero 14 with the G-Macro keys on the side. I have had Arch for a while on this computer and love it for my coding environment, but I have had some free time lately and want to ...
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Configuring xterm without access to xrdb on Red Hat 6.10

To give some context, I try to configure an environment in which I just arrived. The targeted development environment is confined on a remote Red Hat 6.10 system, only accessible through putty on a ...
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How do I identify all of the configured memory limits for a service started using systemd?

I am chasing an error trying to apply a new tune to postgres. The exact error is: 2018-11-07 22:14:49 EST [7099]: [1-1] FATAL: could not map anonymous shared memory: Cannot allocate memory 2018-11-...
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How to disable the PBAP Bluetooth profile on Linux Mint?

I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I connect a Bluetooth headset, Jabra Elite 65t. The connection works well, both A2DP and Headset work properly, I can listen to music ...
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modprobe: FATAL: Module fbcon not found. Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices

I am using debian. I recently have purged X11 and xcfe4 and reinstalled them both but whenever I lauch Xorg --configure I get this: (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new" (==) Using system ...
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Linux - How to setup a multi lingual system?

I'd like to be able to host users who have different native languages (e.g. English, French, Spanish, German and so on). Is there a way I can configure a system so that man pages are available in ...
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Make SSH daemon override /etc/default/locale

Currently in my remote machine the /etc/default/locale sets only LANG, so even if my SSH forwards LANG and LC_*, it would be overridden to the LANG in default locale. LC_* variables works as expected. ...
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Linux Polybar battery capacity 0 label color

I configuring the battery module for polybar on arch linux. I can make the battery icon red with ramp-capacity-0 =  ramp-capacity-1 =  ramp-capacity-2 =  ramp-capacity-3 =  ramp-capacity-4 =  ...
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Activation /Config of Preempt RT [duplicate]

I installed the Preempt RT patch, how can I know if it was installed correctly, and if it was activated? If it was right, what configuration shall be done, and how to do it?
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Linux network configuration: A can of worms?

I have deep problems with my LAN adapter configuration, using Debian 9.5, so I'll describe what's happened then raise my question. --First Step: While installing Debian 9.5, I gave the address I ...
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Squid with squidguard launch problem [closed]

I'm not able to successfully launch squid with squidguard. Here is my service squid status : ● squid.service - LSB: Squid HTTP Proxy version 3.x Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/squid; generated; ...
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How to start Vim in insert mode at end of first line when committing Git changes?

What would be the best way to set Vim up to always put the cursor in insert mode at the end of the first line (to account for commit message templates) when running git commit? This would basically do ...
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Syslog-NG filtering with tags - RHEL 7.x

In the below list of syslog messages: # tail -9 /var/log/messages Oct 9 14:15:39 machine1 puppet-agent[14371]: Finished catalog run in 6.68 seconds Oct 9 14:45:31 machine1 puppet-agent[12234]: The ...
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SyslogNG-How to optimise filter and log statements? [closed]

Below is the current configuration for Syslog-NG logging, locally, source s_network { udp( flags(syslog_protocol) keep_hostname(yes) ...
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How to configure/connect to Wi-Fi with minimal CentOS installation? [closed]

I've installed a minimal installation of CentOS 7, meaning no GUI, on my Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop.  uname -r returns 3.10.0-862.11.6.el7.x86_64.  The laptop does not have an Ethernet card, but it does ...
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How to override /etc/nanorc systemwide?

I want all users of nano to have tabsize 4 instead of the default 8. What is the best way to achieve this? I would prefer a file that overrides /etc/nanorc at the system level so I don't have to ...
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Configuring default output for Aptitude package search

In most flavors of Linux that I've used, the output for apt search does not include the current state display but in Linux Mint (Sylvia) it is displaying and I would like to remove it because it ...
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What can be done via “config directories” that is impossible with plain “config files”?

I used to see lots of /etc/<something>.conf files used to configure the system, making it clear via the <something> what is to be configured (I would call this "config files"). This ...
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Subdomain of localhost is not working. Apache 2.4.25 (Debian) Server at subdomain.localhost Port 80

Apache 2.4.25 (Debian) Server at Port 80: Subdomain of localhost is not working localhost is working. localhost/site1 is also working. site1.localhost is not working Changed DocumentRoot from /var/...
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What cloned_interfaces does to interfaces in rc.conf?

I'm trying to understand what cloned_interfaces does in FreeBSD's rc.conf. Manual page says: cloned_interfaces: (str) Set to the list of clonable network interfaces to create on this host. Further ...
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Keep long template configs or only the changed parts?

Many programs on Linux/Unix ship with a huge self-documenting config file. Here some examples: Apache web server config: over 500 lines long. PHP config: over 1900 lines long. Squid proxy server ...
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NIC can not detect CentOS VMware

I have secondary network adapter on my VM (VMnet 10). I am running Centos 7. Now, I can't detect my second NIC. Here are my configurations: I know that my secondary adapter is ens37 depending on my ...
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Timeout to keep or reset settings when configuring displays

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo W540, and I want to connect three external displays to it through the "Ultra Dock" docking station, and not use the build-in display. According to the manual one ...