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Questions tagged [scientific-linux]

Scientific Linux is a Linux distriution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with extra packages, put together by Fermilab, CERN and others.

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How to install Visual Studio Code on CernVm?

I am trying to install vs code on CernVm but it shows the following errors: Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package code.x86_64 0:1.35.1-...
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How can I make a script that opens terminal window, executes commands in it and remains open on Scientific Linux?

I'm working in a remote server that uses Scientific Linux (version=7.6 (Nitrogen)). I did a simple web application in Python3, and I found myself constantly opening a Mate Terminal (though, any ...
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sshfs permission denied but works good with same pem file on a different client host

I looked at a lot of SO/SE answers already. I feel my solution is close but not quite right yet obviously. [ga@sam ~]$ sshfs -o IdentityFile="my.pem" ga@192.168.1.111:/mnt/fastssd z820fastssd fuse: ...
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How to remove acpi warnings [duplicate]

These are the warnings when I run dmesg. ACPI: Deleted _OSI(Windows 2012) ACPI: Deleted _OSI(Windows 2013) ACPI: RSDP 00000000000f0410 00024 (v02 INTEL ) ACPI: XSDT 00000000bdfaad98 000B4 (v01 INTEL ...
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Install new environment (GNOME/General) over existing (Minimal) from USB

I tried installing Scientific Linux 7.5 and didn't know which environment to go for. It recommended going with Minimal Install and yum installing necessary packages later. Problem is, I don't think it ...
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Install ScicosLab Scientific Linux

I am trying to install ScicosLab on Scientific Linux 7 and have run into package dependency issues. I am moderately skilled with Ubuntu but have no experience with Scientific Linux or anything like it....
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Scientific linux 7.5 wifi driver problem

I was using Debian and I decided to change to Scientific Linux 7.5. I am now stuck with installing the WiFi Driver. I followed the steps in this youtube link which is explaining how to get the WiFi ...
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Time gets 3 hours forward always on midnight

Every time I sync the time on a CentOS 7 (Scientific Linux 7) server virtualized on VMware ESXi, I arrive the next day to find that the time gets 3 hours forward. I did a cronjob to write the time ...
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Time drift and wrong timezone within NTP configuration

We have 2 VLANs, each VLAN has a server that provides DHCP, DNS and NTP to its corresponding VLAN. These 3 servers take time from a local NTP server. Here is the configuration of NTP client and ...
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How does scientific linux 7 get updates while it's based on RHEL 7?

Is there any one who can explain the support issues between a licensed product and a open source product which is a "built" of a licensed product?
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I can't connect to network in Scientific linux 6.9

I installed scientific linux 6.9(based on redhat 6 ) on my surface book but it doesn't connect to my wireless network . When I open system preferences + network , it doesn't find any existing ...
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you haven't created a /boot/efi partition

I am installing scientific linux 6.9 (based on redhat 6) on my surface book . I created 4 partition : 88500MB / ext4 500MB /boot/efi EFI system partitioning 250MB /boot ext4 200MB swap But when i ...
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Updating GFortran on Scientific Linux 7?

I have a software application that requires updating GFortran to a newer version before making the program. I updated gcc, but GFortran did not update. This is on Scientific Linux 7. $ gcc --...
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Apache httpd does not load index.html when a web app is installed

In a CentOS 7 installation I installed OrangeScrum (which is a standard PHP application copied to /var/www/html). When I type the server IP I get the Apache test page and if I have an index.html page ...
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io hangs while a build process archives

I have a Scientific Linux build machine: $ cat /etc/redhat-release Scientific Linux release 6.5 (Carbon) As a part of our build process, there is an archiving step in which many (hundreds) of object ...
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Local file locking on NFS being Linux Kernel dependent

I have an python2 application which needs work on files over NFS. Unfortunately the application uses flock() locks like this: #!/usr/bin/env python2 import fcntl print('Opening') foo = open('file/...
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How do I open Gmail in Firefox on Scientific Linux? [closed]

I can access every website in my browser except Gmail. When I try to open it in the browser it just keeps searching and never gets anywhere. I've tried deleting my history, cookies and cache and ...
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Cannot install plotutils package

I am on Scientific Linux, and have managed to install other packages in the past. However, I cannot install plotutils (I believe I need the developer version). I have been using the following code to ...
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How to install SL5?

I have to install SL 5 on my pc. The problem is: my pc doesn't have a dvd player and thus I have to make a bootable USB. No problems there too. I can make a bootable USB with one iso file in it. So I ...
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Can't monitor Kickstart post-install log

I'm installing Scientific Linux 7 (I've got no reason to this isn't the case with all RHEL forks though) with a Kickstart script that contains the following: %post --interpreter /bin/bash --log /root/...
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Why this awk command prints output twice

I tried writing an one liner in awk to convert a two column file into three column file. i.e. chr name & start position --> chr name & if (Start>2000) then start -2000; else 0 & start ...
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Can I rescue any data if one of two drives in LVM failed?

I have a Scientific Linus 6.7 box that serves some applications on our network. The person who set it up is no longer around. This morning machine stopped booting. There are two HDD's and they both ...
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Oracle VM CPU usage at 100% even if only 3 out of 4 cores assigned

I'm running a linux VM guest inside a Win10 host. I assigned 3 cpu cores to the VM (out of the 4 cores of my i7 6600K). When compiling some big software package I run make -j3 and then looked at the ...
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How to test whether the present build platform is Scientific Linux from within an RPM spec file?

I would like to test if the present build platform is Scientific Linux from within a spec file. But I want this test to only return true if and only if the platform is Scientific Linux, so even the ...
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Google Chrome segmentation fault within a minute

Today I installed Google Chrome 55 (i.e. the latest stable version) on 64-bit SL7.0 using a 64-bit RPM. The problem is that google chrome starts fine (except for an SELinux-related issue which I fixed)...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Scientific Linux 7

I've installed many versions of ubuntu along side windwos 7, 8 and 10, but a friend wanted me to install scientific linux 7 along side her Windows 10 on her laptop. Two questions: 1) Does Scientific ...
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Installing Portable Batch System (PBS) for job submission

I share a 12 core Redhat system with a research group. We've recently been running into problems cordially sharing the computational resources, so I'm wondering if it's worth installing a PBS that ...
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Kickstart file in virtualbox failing to boot

I want to write a bash script that creates a Scientific Linux 7.2 iso with a custom kickstart file, creates a new VirtualBox VM, and installs the iso onto that VM. I have two scripts, installBaseOS....
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permission denied for basic commands

I'm trying to create a directory in my home directory and I'm getting a permission denied warning. I am in /home/User/ as most solutions suggest. I'm also aware that I could use: sudo mkdir I also ...
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Which OS should I use for Hadoop cluster?

I have a client setting up a Hadoop cluster. We have all used and are very familiar with CentOS 7. I was told Scientific Linux maybe better optimized for Hadoop. Is there any truth to that?
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How to reinstall Scientific Linux remotely on distributed cluster

We are currently running SL5 and need to upgrade this to SL7 (latest release). Apparently this requires a clean install. I have limited access to the actual rack. I will attempt to do this all ...
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Python 2.7 install on Scientific Linux 6 via SCL devtoolset

I understand Scientific Linux 6 uses Python 2.6.6 for several critical utils, including yum, according to this article How to install Python 27 on Centos 6 The simplest and hopefully cleanest install ...
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Telnet server terminal support not working

Telnet Server Problem It looks like a recent Yum update (20 July 2016) broke the telnet-server on one of our VMs. Using an SSH connection to the same server works fine. I'm trying to track down where ...
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Troubleshooting a yum update that breaks gnome

Recently yum update gave me about 130 packages to update (mostly connected with upgrading from GNOME 3.8 to 3.14 on Scientific Linux 7). I installed the updates, which went fine, but after logging ...
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How to use the proper video driver on Scientific Linux 6 for Display Port screens?

I am working with (one of) my workstation(s) working under Scientific Linux 6, so, basically a quite old version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I would need to use 2 screens, but only have 2 DisplayPort ...
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TeXstudio rpm install: QT dependencies (e.g. libQtGui.so.4)

I'm trying to install TeXstudio on a Scientific Linux 7.2 machine with an rpm. My problem is, that I'm missing the following dependencies: # rpm -ivh texstudio-qt4-2.10.8-6.1.x86_64.rpm warning: ...
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Full local copy of an entire distro?

Any distro really, but I am first and foremost interested in Debianoids and Rheloids. Once in a while I hear of someone who insists on keeping a full local copy of an entire distro. According to ...
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How can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1?

I'd like to know how can I get a Right Dock on Scientific Linux 7.1? I have installed Dock-to-dash which provides an excellent dock, however it is on the LHS. The settings options are exactly as ...
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Is atrpms dead?

I have used atrpms repo before, but recently I am getting this error whenever I try to update or install something http://dl.atrpms.net/el6Server-x86_64/atrpms/stable/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 12] ...
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Error initializing USB support: Other error [-99]

I am trying to connect to a virtual machine using KVM on Scientific Linux 7. Scientific Linux is running on vmware. When I attempt to connect to the virtual machine I get an error. How do I proceed ...
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How do I find where the Java Development Kit is installed?

I installed the JDK on Scientific Linux 7. How can I find the location of the JDK where it was installed?
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Deleted home directory files, how to change bash prompt

I was playing around on Scientific Linux 7 and deleted all the files from my home directory. Now the bash prompt is bash-4.2$. How can I change the prompt and save it. I edited the /etc/bashrc but ...
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How to login as superuser\administrator in Scientific Linux 6 LiveCD?

I have a LiveCD started as a default user. How to login as root? Here it is said that there are boot parameters. How and when to set them?
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How to install a system on top of ZFS?

I have a clear system with 5 hard drives, bios. No OS installed, no formatting applied to hard drives. I want to install a Scientific linux (6.6 or higher) OS on top of ZFS on it. What are the ...
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How to share a file over “Windows Share” protocol from scientific linux?

I have a file on my linux. I want to share it via "Windows Share" (IPMI can understand only one way of remote large files mounting). How to share my file over "Windows Share" from my scientific linux?
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How to turn default Scientific Linux on top of some file system into linux on top of zfs?

So I have a cluster with an array of hard drives (say 6), currently they are not in any RAID, on top of one of them I currently have my Scientific Linux installed and running. How to migrate it onto ...
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User without a password - how can one login into that account from a non-root account

I have just started to use Scientific Linux (7.0) (although I assume this question might be distribution neutral..). The kernel version is 3.10.0-123.20.1.el7.x86_64. Coming back to my question. I ...
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How can I remotely access my Linux GUI?

I have a Linux machine at work (scientific Linux 6) and I would like to be able to remotely log-in from home. Security-wise we are already allowed, just the current setup requires SSH + Putty and I ...
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How install Google Chrome on Scientific Linux?

Is there a way to install and use Google Chrome on a Scientific Linux machine?
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Accessing system after GNOME failed

I have difficulties to access GNOME in Scientific Linux 6.5 I did try to set automatic login following wiki.archlinux. In /etc/gdm/custom.conf I added: [daemon] AutomaticLogin=username ...