A family of Unix-like operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more…| top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
3 views

Raspberry Pi Zero armv6l Python, Numpy, Scipy Tests Give Illegal Instruction

So the simple version of this question is that I've been trying for several days to get a python 3.4 environment with the following packages installed on a Raspberry Pi Zero Jessie image: opencv, ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How can I properly shutdown a Linux machine from terminal?

What should I type to safely shutdown a Linux computer from terminal? My circumstance is: I'm using "Raspberry Pi Zero W" over VNC (and SSH). I was able to shutdown it by GUI, but now I press the "...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Suddenly lost sudo rights

I have been using this installation (of Arch Linux) for a few years now, and have used sudo quite a lot. But suddenly it stopped working and I get the standard error message that the user is not in ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

How do I get the MBR Partition table with newest fdisk?

I need to examine the MBR part of a hybrid MBR/GPT USB Stick.My version of fdisk (fdisk from util-linux 2.29) lists the GPT partition table, which older versions of fdisk does not. Tried solutions:...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

Netflix behavior varies between windows and linux [on hold]

Not a big deal but I'm wondering why Netflix throws an error when I plug my headphones in on windows and now linux. Thanks!
0
votes
1answer
6 views

UUID fstab configuration in virtual machine ( VMware )

we have physical machines as HP or IBM blade machine and we set UUID in fstab on these physical machinesbut in case we use VM ( virtual machine , )is it necessary to defines UUID in fstab on ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

sending argument to vim using grep

I saw this question but I couldn't implement what I'm looking for.Here is what I want:I have a file with a few lines ending with 4.1.01.97 (same number for all lines - but number can change from ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

how to echo text into a file from the CLI to ammend a variable in the file?

using Centos7e.gvi test.txt test.txt contains the following informationx=100y=200z=300I want to put a command into the CLI such as echo x=250 >> test.txt but instead of x=250 being ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Sticky Keys in Arch Linux?

I followed this tutorial but it didn't work.keymaps 0-2,4-5,8,12keycode 37=SCtrlkeycode 50=SShiftkeycode 64=SAltkeycode 105=SCtrlkeycode 62=SShiftkeycode 108=SAltand then did ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

VNCServer error on arch linux: The HOME environment variable is not set

I am using arch linux.I could not connect VNC server created by gnome.Then I installed tigervnc, then run tigervnc once to initializeBut systemctl start vncserver failed:● vncserver.service - ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to browse cleverly an archive of image files indexed by several parameters? [on hold]

I have a large archive of 100s of image files which are organised according to several classification parameters: let's say, each image filename is something like <length>_<weight>_<...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Monit for System.d Services

I am trying to use monit to monitor my squid server. I installed squid server on raspbian stretch using apt-get. The squid service was installed under /etc/init.d/squid and I checked if the PID file ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

bash + how to avoid specific messages in the log file

when I run the bash script on my Linux machine we get the following errors in my log , note - we set in the script:exec > $log 2>&1 , ( in order to send all standard error/output to $...
-4
votes
0answers
25 views

Which file system supports longer filenames than 256 characters? [on hold]

Even the considerably ultimate super-file system BtrFS has preserved an ancient limitation: Only up to 255 characters per filename! That's also the case for UDF 2.50 and UDF 2.60, ext4, also Microsoft'...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to fix and prevent VirtualBox Kernel driver not installed

Today I noticed that my VirtualBox VMs no longer start. With messagesThe virtual machine 'CGI' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1).Result Code:NS_ERROR_FAILURE (...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

Hardware encryption on usb drive / stick

I am wondering whether there is a possibility to encrypt and decrypt an usb drive or stick with some microcontroller or single-board computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi) on the fly.For instance I want to ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How to install package from a .tar.lz file

I'm using bash (Cygwin, specifically). I'm trying to install GNU dd_rescue, which comes in a .tar.lz archive file.When I use:tar -xzf ddrescue-1.22.tar.lz...it returns with the following error:...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Export nfs to devices in the local ip range without specifying local ip

I have a system which contains a number of raspberry pi's, one of which is a 'master' which must export an nfs to a number of 'slave' devices in the system. The system will be connected to the end ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

Meaning of “You do not own that mountpoint” when switching to and from root?

I recently installed a new debian OS (replacing my old ubuntu) and kept the same home directory. Whenever I switch into and out of root (via the su command) I get a message that says "You do not own ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

VeraCrypt “Failed to obtain administrator privileges” on Fedora with correct password

I'm trying to mount a drive with Veracrypt, but after entering the correct password for admin rights I get "Failed to obtain admin privileges". I can't sudo veracrypt because it is gui. I'm guessing ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Reliably tail/stream a log file to another machine (Keyword: Reliably). Strangely impossible?

I have a growing logfile on a unix box. I just want something that collects that data on another box within a few seconds of it being written.Sounds simple. But I need it to not introduce screw ups ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

MTP device detected under Linux but not under Windows

I designed a board embedding a custom Linux built through buildroot. This board has a peripheral usb connector to appear like a device when connected to another OS.A MTP-responder python program is ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How do I change fix this white-on-white KDE Konsole Scrollbar?

If I'm running dwm as my tiling window manager, what is drawing the window decorations of my system and how can I customise them please?Steps to reproduce:Install Debian Stable (choose the ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

linux full system backup with tar

my question is related to this tutorial the script says echo -n "First chroot from a LiveCD. Are you ready to backup? (y/n): "but is it really necessary to chroot into the system from a LiveCD?...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

backupninja rsync su: unrecognized option “--delete”

I'm trying to make a backup of my data with backupninja and it fails like this :➜ /etc sudo backupninja -d -t -nDebug: check_perms /etc/backup.dDebug: perms: drwxrwx---Debug: gperm: rwxDebug: ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

mv within shell script does not move files

Often discussed, yet the answers did not get me to a solution unfortunately, and I am a bit ashamed that I need to ask this question again. But, here we are.I have a shell script dosomething.sh with ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Network : Linux can't connect to specific site

I have a local network connected to internet, and several computers. The Windows machines are working just fine, but all the Linux machines (VMs or hard) can't connect to one specific site (on any ...
1
vote
0answers
7 views

extend gnome-shell PATH for access to ruby binary with RVM

I have a terminal written in ruby that I install with a gem. I want to be able to launch this terminal when I hit Alt+F2 in gnome-shell. When I used the ruby version of my system, I just have to ...
-2
votes
0answers
26 views

Abnormal font in kali Linux programs like opera browser, skype, qtwebkit

I have problem with my OS. The fonts in Kali Linux programs are showing abnormal. What is the problem?Hint: I think the source of this problem is from PyQt4. I installed PyQt4 with Python 2.7 on my ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

What is the recommended FDQN for a local laptop on a DHCP home network?

I have a pretty common home network and a laptop that connects to it either by Ethernet or wifi and gets an IP using DHCP. What is the recommended configuration for FDQN, including hostname and /etc/...
2
votes
0answers
10 views

investigate why tmux takes so long to restore with 'tmux a -d'

I have been using tmux successfully on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a long time, but in the last week or so, when trying tmux a -d, it sometimes takes more than a minute to bring the session back.How ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Debian global umask

I've searched for many-many ways to set global umask in Debian, but they didn't works as I need or didn't work at all.I have a laptop which is used by couple of people. I can handle setting their ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

How can I mount this 250 GB external hard drive in Rasbian?

I have a 250 GB hard drive (brand Western Digital in an Initio Corporation USB enclosure) which I would like to mount on my Raspberry Pi 3B. I have already successfully mounted the hard drive on ...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

Linux - WM (dwm) drains battery really fast but using DE (gnome) doesn't [on hold]

When using gnome desktop I can get up to about 5-7 hours of battery life which is great, however I would really like to use dwm. When using dwm to do the same work I only get 1-3 hours. I'm running ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

TAB for indenting in openSUSE Leap

Using Guake terminal in openSUSE Leap 42.3, Gnome Desktop. TAB button does not react if you try to use it as space for indenting.Is there a way to enable/use TAB for indenting as SPACE button?PS=...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Linux centos 6,64 - How do I make wget to save the files in an ordered numeric specific format?

would like wget to give as result files named in order file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt and so on instead of being saved with their original names, while using linux centos 6,64. Which command would need ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to Modify Keyboard Drivers

I have a keyboard that has a few buttons that my OS does not recognize when pressed. As I understand it, this has something to do with the drivers not fully communicating with the keyboard (?). I have ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

VMware player unable to start services

Hi my vmware player is unable to start because of kernel module updater. When I do "install updates" , it just stops services, doing something at background and stops immediately telling that "Unable ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Linux Shell Script to rename a specfic file's extension to .bak in the DST_DIR and copy new file to it from a SRC_DIR [on hold]

I'm getting frustrated trying to figure this out since i'm still a noob at it and under a real time crunch. I'm asking for anyone to help me write a simple .sh script. If I can get this done it will ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

VMWareESXi memory warning that I can't believe

My ESXi constantly complains about high memory usage while "free" command on the linux commandline says something else. What is true?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

can't unmount a bind mount when a parent directory is exported

I've a webserver with this mount:mount -o bind /archive/1/archive_customer /srv/www/vhosts/customer/htdocs/archiveI also have this NFS export that also allows crossount:/etc/exports:/srv/www/...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

“No space left on device” when copying files to barely used 5TB NTFS external drive on Xubuntu

I have a 5TB drive attached via USB3 to machine running Xubuntu. The drive is formatted with a single NTFS partition. I'm trying to copy about 400GB of files to it, and it has way more than enough ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

What does poll(NULL, 0, timeout) mean? [migrated]

I'm looking at strace output that includes a call to the syscall poll:http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/poll.2.html(This is on a Debian system, I forget kernel version.)I keep seeing calls ...
0
votes
1answer
19 views

In systemd how would I get how long the last job took to run?

When I look for systemd job timing I get a lot of docks about timers which isn't what I'm looking for. How would I time the length of execution of a systemctl start xyz job
0
votes
0answers
41 views

kali linux settings interface fails to load

i have a Kali Linux 2.0 2017 64 bit ; what i discovered is that settings does not load anytime i press the setting option whenever i want to modify settings , all i get is just nothing. not even an ...
0
votes
3answers
48 views

How do I make a command to refresh itself without writing a .sh script?

I'm doing that command to measure RAM usage:while sleep 1; do free && echo -e && ps -eo rss | awk '{sum+=$1} END {print sum}' && echo -e "\n"; doneHowever, it still keeps ...
0
votes
2answers
49 views

Sending dynamically generated email every hour from server

On debian 8.9I want to check my ip address and send email every hour.what I want to do is 1.Check my server ip address -> curl globalip.me2.Send ip address by email.A. I know how to send ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

ECC alternative for real time RAM error checking/handling?

I had 2 days of labor lost when compiling and getting errors. I finally ran memtest and found that one of my 6 year old stick of GSKILL ram had errors(by the way... they never replied to the RMA ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Disappointing NFS performance on Debian home server

I have recently installed Debian Stretch 9.3 on a new PC that I'd like to use as home server/ NAS. The CPU is an Intel J4205 with 8GB memory and a 2TB WD Red hard disk.I'd like to export some shares ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How to persist Firefox Bookmark pane setting?

The latest Firefox has a bookmark button near the address bar. When the bookmark pane is showing and then Firefox shutdown, the bookmark state is lost. When Firefox restarts the bookmark pane is not ...

153050per page