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where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

Q: where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-, but no result.

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A: where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.

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I have SUSE 9.3 Installed on a 19GB partition of a 40GB hard drive. I heard that it is possible to dual boot with Windows with Linux being the first installed OS, but it's complicated. Can anyone tell me if I can pull this off without having to make Windows the first installed OS? Here is how I have my partitions:
hda1=1GB [swap]
hda2=17.8 / [root]

A:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

You will have to restore GRUB later using the SuSE CD and also create the GRUB menu entry for WIndows..

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I had my network set up but had to reinstall CentOS cause my email wasn't functioning and there were too many things wrong due to an install of a previous application called Ravencore.

Got a question, I need to find a way to enable (DMZplus mode)is to get it to enable DHCP and I can't figure out how to do that on linux. I figured it out on windows.

I go to Network connections>proprieties>TCP/IP>proprieties>Advanced> and it's on that next screen.

But where in centos? Liz

A:Trying to find my dhcp setting in linux

southernlady said:

I had my network set up but had to reinstall CentOS cause my email wasn't functioning and there were too many things wrong due to an install of a previous application called Ravencore.

Got a question, I need to find a way to enable (DMZplus mode)is to get it to enable DHCP and I can't figure out how to do that on linux. I figured it out on windows.

I go to Network connections>proprieties>TCP/IP>proprieties>Advanced> and it's on that next screen.

But where in centos? LizClick to expand...

Hi southernlady,

First, you should check out the man pages for dhcp, and dhclient.

Then try the following:
Find the option under the "System Settings" menu -> "network"
Run the gui client, system-config-network and then edit the network device to change from manual IP settings to dhcp.

I assume a reboot is required after the change.

Hope this helps,

-- Tom

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?

A:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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I am experienced Windows user, but I don't like W10 spying on me and I want to start learning and slowly transition to linux distro with a reliable option to run windows programs I am familiar with in secure controlled environment. Memory, storage space and processing power is not a problem. Thank you for any recommendations

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My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.

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I recently switched my main computer over to Linux (from Win8), and everything is working fine, except that when I would remote into the computer from my other computer (running Win7), it was much faster when running Win8. Since I upgraded to Linux, I can connect, but the screen refreshes at a much slower rate, even over the same connection (LAN speed).

Anyone know of any settings either on the Win7 side or on the Linux server side that I can change to speed things up?

A:remote into Linux machine

Which Linux distro are you using ? There are some distros made specifically for older machines. For example, Fedora has it's flagship distro using Gnome, but it also has 2 lighter versions one using LXDE. and the other using Xfce.

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can anyone tell me the procedure on installing linux as secondary os on xp machine.plx help me.

A:linux as secondary os on xp machine


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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.


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Just wondering...
I was thinking of making a powerful Linux machine.
I want to have 3 or 4 monitors.

Just wanted a rough idea... how much will it cost to build?
I'm in UK, so looking for UK prices.

Some details:

- Has to be SSD hard drive
- 16GB RAM prefered - or more!
- Not worried about size

Not sure what else would be relevant.

I haven't had a PC in almost 10 years!
I remember that Dell prices used to be really good - and not worth buying parts to build own machine - unless you got a bootleg copy of Windows which cut the cost a little bit.


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My delimma is this...

Primary system is running WinXP Professional, 2 NICs and ICS enabled.
second system is WinXP Professional,
Third system is a RedHat 7.2 box.

I'm trying to get the linux box on the network and I can't make it happen. I can get the Linux box to see the Internet, but not the other PCs, and vice versa.

Has anyone had success in setting up a home network this way?

A:Linux Machine w/WinXP network

Windows uses SMB, Linux doesn't have this capability by default. For you to see the Linux box on your Windows based machines you need install SAMBA SERVER. Once you have it installed, you can use WEBMIN to help with setting up shares.

Hope this helps.....

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I recently bought Dell Vostro 1550, it came with linux installed on it.
I want to install windows on it, Please guide me in proceeding further.


A:Installing Windows on a Linux machine.

Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums

If you don't want a Dual Boot and there's no GRUB on the HD then you can delete all partitions and create/Format new partitions as you want during Steps 6 + 7 of Clean Install Windows 7. If there's GRUB on HD first run Diskpart Clean Command

In addition read over these steps to assure you get a perfect install, which are the same for retail since you will need a retail copy of Win7 unless Dell sells you one: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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I'm trying to do a restore on a XPh machine on the LAN, using a Paragon Backup linux boot disk. In Paragon's Network Configurator, by drilling down I can see the other XPh machine on the LAN, but though the Win 7 machine is seen, no folders are revealed.

On the Win7 machine I have three locations that are shared - one on the system disk and two on a USB disk. The USB disk holds the backup image I want to use. I have it set to Shared, for Everyone, and Everyone has read/write permissions at the least (under Share it only says Read/Write; under Permissions I opened it up to Full Control temporarily).

It seems the bottleneck here is on the Win7 side. Can anyone see cause of the problem?


A:Win7 and Linux machine won't talk to each other

To share out an entire drive with Windows 7 you need to take an extra step beyond the standard sharing permissions.

You need to go into the Security tab of the drive and allow "Everyone" access by adding Everyone to the access list like in the picture below. Be sure and hit the apply and ok buttons once you change the settings for the authenticated users. That should get you full access to the drive. You can change it back after you get what you need.

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It's a laptop HP dv9428nr, 2.2 GHz AMD Turion ™ 64 X2

2 specific manifestations of what is slow (in Windows) is copying a CD, and the 'Save' function.

I copied a CD to WMPlayer Library and it took 10:15. Same disk in a desktop took 4:50, and that is a 1.6GHz AMD.

When in MS Word, and I click 'Save', I see a slow diminishing square symbol, into the 'save' icon on the lower taskbar.

Also in Word, if I click 'Find', the 'Find' dialogue box VERY slowly appears.

I see similar problems when Linux is booted.

Nothing stands out in Windows Task Manager, or Linux Process Manager.


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Any hint on booting from the USB or SD card slots into Linux Mint??  ref: Yoga 11e Chromebook 20DU 0008US. Inpossible to use this for any serious work.  Maybe Mint is the cure?

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Ok, I have a Toshiba PCX 2200 series and this is the modem that Road Runner uses(well one of them anyway) and also I use the USB cable not the NIC. Is linux refusing the USB and prefers NIC?

A:I tried on the linux boards so now I'm here, about cable modem on linux...

Most of the times yes... it depends of the distro version that you use...
In any case you're better off with a nic card ( and this applies for Micro$oft OS as well...)

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Hi, I have all of the above items and would like to stream my media from the ext. hd to the TV.
I had planned on plugging the hd in through usb port of my Sony bravia tv and playing through the built in media player but mpeg2 avi or mkv don't even show up in the menu (strange because I have played both mp4 and avi before through usb).
So that isn't working.
I think my options are to either -
a) leave a laptop running with Windows media player running and connect it to my xbox (I don't really want to do this as I have happily been windows free for a while now)
b) create some kind of server (I have no experience here)
c) Convert them to mpeg1 somehow (but I have read that this lowers visual quality more than I would be happy with)
d) Change the folder type so the TV thinks that it is mpeg1, something like remux I think I read (this sounds good to me as quality is retained due to the folder type being changed but the data is not converted)

Do you have any other ideas and have you any guidance as to what I should do please?

A:Linux machine, 1tb ext. hd, xbox 360 and sony bravia pc

I'm betting your external drive is formatted NTFS or EXT3/4 and your TV can't read that filesystem. You could try using an out-of-spec FAT32 filesystem that uses up your entire drive (you'll have to format with something other than Windows - gparted should be fine). You could also try setting up some sort of DLNA server that I think your TV can access easily. There are many options for that so I'd google "setting up a DLNA server". Remember also that if you go FAT32 that your file sizes will be limited to 4GB or smaller.

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I have Windows 10 and run Linux on a virtual machine in VMware.
Is it possible to set it up so my internet traffic only runs through the Linux VM and not through Windows? I figure this would be a good setup for security.

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Awhile ago I installed Fedora Core 1 on my Vista PC. However after I tried to uninstall it and deleted the partition I couldn't get into anything because of that loader thing. After I reinstalled it I could then continue to get into Windows. Am I stuck with this thing forever?

A:How do I get rid of that Linux startup loader on my Vista machine?

I belive you would have to do a fixboot and fix mbr.

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I had the uninstallable FileFinder on Windows and finally managed to remove it following the instructions here: https://howtoremove.guide/how-to-uninstall-filefinder/ and using iOrbit uninstaller.

Running SpyHunter detector, I was told of the following threats:
Adware.download keeper
Adware.Surf and keep
PUP.Hao123 by Baidu
PUP.Ammyy Admin
PUP.Oxy Torrent
Adware.Lucky Leap

But when I went to Regedit was only able to find entries of the following, which I deleted:

Adware.Surf and keep

Then I came out of "Safe Mode with networking" and rebooted in the standard windows mode, and everything seemed fine. This was last night.

But today, clicking on different things on web pages is again unexpectedly opening new windows.

This is my sysinfo using TSGSysInfo.exe:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2603 0 @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 45 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16309 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro 2000, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 976411 MB, Free - 662523 MB; F: Total - 953767 MB, Free - 665950 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 082WXT
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Malware on a dual Linux/Windows pro machine

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I was wondering if anyone was familiar with virtual machines enough to tell me if this is a good idea or not. I wasn to use either vmware or microsoft's free product to put linux/Smoothwall and XP PRo/IIS on the same physical box. Is this a bad idea? Any tips would be appreciated.


A:linux firewall and IIS on same machine via virutal machines?

Just remember they will be emulated as 2 different machines than the one your currently running them on but yes the software setup should work.

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Hi! I am very inexperienced at networking, so I decided to come ask for some advice. I have my primary computer running XP and a linux box (running Mandrake 9.2). I want to put 2 NICs into the XP box and use one to connect to my campus's network, and then use the second to run a crossover cable to the linux box for internet and file sharing. Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Networking n00b- connecting XP machine to Linux box

If it was me I'd do it the other way around - put 2 network cards in the Linux box and use it for both file and Internet sharing. XP internet sharing had a bad reputation.
If you do put the second card in the XP box, search Help and Support for Internet Connection Sharing.
In either case, use Samba (http://samba.org) for file sharing.

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Unable to ping from linux machine to windows 7 machine.The internet connection is working fine on windows machine.The outside connections are working from windows machine but unable to connect from ubuntu.Please help

A:Unable to ping from linux machine to windows

Moving your thread to the Linux forum for better results.

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My computer was hacked pretty bad so I nuked the disk and installed linux mint. I'd like to go back to windows 8.1 (7 would be marvelous but hey, can't win 'em all).I understand that the product key for windows is in my BIOS firmware but can't seem to find it, and I need the key to download another windows 8 installation from microsoft. Any tips? Thanks

A:Help recover windows 8.1 product key on linux machine

swimdrasyl Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but the utilities that retrieve the Windows product key from the UEFI firmware run ONLY in Windows. Here is an example:  http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.html Second, your PC came with an HP OEM version of Windows, and not only does no one make that available for download (including HP), but the version that MS has requires a Retail product key to download (which you do not have), and even if you DID download it, it would not activate using the key in your PC because that key works ONLY with HP OEM versions of Windows. If you will provide the detailed product number of your laptop, I will check to see if HP Recovery Media for Win8.1 is available. You will find that information on a sticker like the one below, usually in the battery compartment:We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks 

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I have a linux virtual machine that I forgot which machine it being hosted on. Is it possible to find that some if I ssh into the virtual machine?

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I've been planning on installing Linux on my old Gateway laptop for some time now. It's a Gateway NE56R49U, with an I3, 4gb ram and processor integrated graphics. I'd like to install Ubuntu, Kali Linux, OSX, and keep the Windows 10 install that is already on there. What is the best way to go about doing this? Where should I install the boot loader? I would like to use GRUB, but I'm not quite sure which partition to put it in. Do I need a Linux swap partition for both Kali and Ubuntu? How should I go about installing OSX for this multi-boot system?

Here is my current drive layout, with only a partition for Kali.

Thanks for all the help.

A:Win10, Hackintosh & Linux boot on windows machine

Be aware that installing any Apple OS on non Apple hardware is a violation of Apple's EULA.

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Hi there:

I have followed the instructions of installing mysql in tar.gz form

I am at the part of running it with

Starting the MySQL Database
# su -
# cd /usr/local/mysql
# bin/mysqld_safe --user=mysql &
Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /usr/local/mysql/data

It looks like the MySQL starts and then automatically end by itself.

The error message is :
"STOPPING server from pid file /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid
050119 16:00:47 mysqld ended"

I then go to check the contents of this mysql.pid and it does not exist when I cat. Actually the folder /var/run/mysqld/ does not even exist in /var/run/ .

Can you guys lend me some insight as to what went run in my install of mysql, in terms of newbie language for linux.

thanks a lot

PS I did run script as req for the grant files.
# su -
# cp mysql-standard-4.0.20-pc-linux-i686.tar.gz /usr/local
# cd /usr/local
# gunzip mysql-standard-4.0.20-pc-linux-i686.tar.gz
# tar xvf mysql-standard-4.0.20-pc-linux-i686.tar
# ln -s mysql-standard-4.0.20-pc-linux-i686 mysql
# cd mysql

# scripts/mysql_install_db --user=mysql

A:Trying to start up MySQL on Linux Machine in Fedora Core 3

Any responses to your post?

Hi...I've been encountering the same problem with MySQL...when I look at the logfile it says that it can't create/write mysqld.pid and then says can't find a host.frm file. (Sorry...I meant to write down the exact message, but I was in a hurry this morning and can't remember the path).

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I just brought a new Toshiba laptop yesterday. At first, just last night Vista was recognizing my Linux machine shares and was working great. I booted it up today and it's just not seeing it anymore. The only thing that has changed is that I have installed some windows updates (not all of them yet, they're downloading very slowly). Please help me fix this

thank you

laptop specs

# Processor: AMD Turion Ultra Dual Core ZM-80, 2.1GHz, 2 Mb L2 cache
# RAM: 2GB DDR2 800 MHz memory
# HDD: 320GB 2.5 inch 5400 rpm SATA drive
# Display: 15.4 inch WX display, 200 CSV
# Optical: 8x DVD-SuperMulti +-R DL(SATA) drive
# Graphics: ATI Radeon? 3100 Graphics 256MB dedicated system video memory
# Wireless: Realtek 802.11(b⁄g)
# Modem: Yes
# Webcam: VGA Webcamera with Microphone
# Audio: Standard speakers
# Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

A:[SOLVED] Vista suddenly stopped seeing my Linux machine on the network

never mind i sorted it out myself!

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There are a few types of superuser elevation prompts that appear and I apologise for not knowing their proper names. All of them appear and operated as directed EXCEPT the one that appears with the darkened desktop which hangs my machine for well over a minute before the prompt appears and everything runs as normal. By 'hangs' the loading circle goes into slow motion and the mouse is still active but nothing can be clicked on or interacted with. The "Authenticate" elevation dialogue appears exactly as designed, and any sudo commands in terminal operates as it should, but the other prompt will hang the machine every time.

And interesting example: If I go into the menu and click on Synaptic the Authenticate dialogue will appear straight away and the program operates as normal. But if I run gksudo synaptic it sends my machine into one minute limbo.

I did a fresh reinstall of the distro to the same effect.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?

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I need help locating kernel source code directory,
debian.org said it is located at /usr/src/linux, but it is not there. The reason I'm asking
is I'm trying to install something "client for wireless accsess to net" just a progam to access the web through my school, It is asking me for linux kernel source code directory so it can build some kernel module.Where is it located, or are there any alternatives?

A:linux kernel source code

Did you actually install the kernel sources package in the first place?

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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I need to read windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux 9.x.
Can some one tell me the way, how this can be done or some setting which enable to read files from windows on linux.


A:windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux

If you need to read an NTFS mounted drive in that machine then you'll need to add kernel support for NTFS. Try looking http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ for that info. If you just want to hit shares then just mount them via smb.

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A:{Moved to Linux Forum} - NT-4 AND LINUX ?


OK, I have never worked with Corel's Linux, but I have been told that it is a nice version to learn the Linux GUI.

Other good version's to learn on are Mandrake and Red Hat. But, if you want to get more power out of your linux installation, you need to use distributions like Slackware, or Debian.

And... I am sure that another Linux fan will have a completely different point of view. Oh well... If you want, I can move this thread to the Linux forum, and you can see what their reaction is.

My best solution for you, is to buy a "Linux for Dummies" type of book, which should come with a free CD with a Linux distribution on it. That way, you get a beginner's Guide to Linux, plus a pressed bootable CD.

What I can give you, are specific instructions to installing linux as a dual boot system with NT.

If you go to www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot I have specific instructions on how to dual boot your system with NT.

Hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Greetings fellow humans!

I am  a retired Navy Chief Electronics Technician, I have worked mainly in maintenance of communications hardware on board navy ships and shore installations. I also taught myself programming starting in 1984 with C64, then C128, then MS-dos.

I quit programming in 1995, but have still built all my own PCs, and have had no need to ever ask for technical help until now.

I have in my home two PCs with each running Win7, the one with the slow internet is WIn7 Pro, the other Win7 home premium. the PCs are AMD APU system, 3Ghz AMD 3870 with 4 cores, the fast one has an Asus Mobo, the slow one a GIgabyte Mobo.

I have multiple wireless devices, and 1 Roku on ehternet cable, both PCs are connected to fast ethernet cables. ALL devices have very fast 50-100 Mbps internet speed, except the one PC.

I have connected the slow PC directly to cable modem, and swapped out the ethernet cable with no change in speed.  I did this before I thought to boot into Linux (Ubuntu Studio 14.04) and run a speed test from that OS.

In Linux am getting 222 Mbps.  IN Windows 7 Pro 5 Mbps. Please remember THESE
RESULTS ARE BOTH USING ENTIRELY IDENTICAL HARDWARE, so it is obviously some sore of Windows 7 software configuration problem.

I have been trying the Gui NIC setup options for the (realtek PCIe GBE) NIC available in Windows, have already downloaded and installed the latest Realtexk NIC driver) and also some netsh comands (which are new to me s... Read more

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Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!


A:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!


Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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An extremely critical vulnerability affecting most Linux distributions gives attackers the ability to execute malicious code on servers used to deliver e-mail, host webpages, and carry out other vital functions.
The vulnerability in the GNU C Library (glibc) represents a major Internet threat, in some ways comparable to the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs that came to light last year. The bug, which is being dubbed "Ghost" by some researchers, has the common vulnerability and exposures designation of CVE-2015-0235. While a patch was issued two years ago, most Linux versions used in production systems remain unprotected at the moment. What's more, patching systems requires core functions or the entire affected server to be rebooted, a requirement that may cause some systems to remain vulnerable for some time to come.
The buffer overflow flaw resides in __nss_hostname_digits_dots(), a glibc function that's invoked by the gethostbyname() and gethostbyname2() function calls. A remote attacker able to call either of these functions could exploit the flaw to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application. In a blog post published Tuesday, researchers from security firm Qualys said they were able to write proof-of-concept exploit code that carried out a full-fledged remote code execution attack against the Exim mail server. The exploit bypassed all existing exploit protections available on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems, including address space... Read more

A:Highly critical “Ghost” allowing code execution affects most Linux systems

With all of the touting of how bulletproof Linux is, I figured it would be just a matter of time before this would be proven to be wrong, and why I run antivirus software of my main Linux Mint 17.1 desktop & the notebook that my wife uses that runs the same OS. 
Before anyone reads this article and says this only matters to 1 to 2% of users, that is a very large untruth, much larger than many realizes. It doesn't matter what OS one runs at home, if one is conducting business on the Internet, there's a very high chance that we're doing this on Linux servers, from emailing, banking, making transactions & general Web browsing. Even many of our local ISP's & other utilities are powered by Linux servers, as well as the very component that provides us Internet access, the router we use, be it a $20 or $300 one, if not flashed with custom firmware. 
There is not a single supercomputer in the top 20 that is Windows powered, and over half runs Linux. 
When we shop, we use Linux to conduct the transaction, and if a 3rd party payment provider is used, then usually that's also done through Linux. This is a big deal. 
While there's many things the open source community can fix, much faster than Microsoft can provide, there's others that's elusive, and there's also those in the community, just as any other, whom are dishonest & doesn't want a fix. That's part of why these bugs have just been uncovered, some were probably ... Read more

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Ars reports from the Linux Security Summit?and finds much work that needs to be done.

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

No longer the niche concern of years past, Linux today underpins the server farms that run the cloud, more than a billion Android phones, and not to mention the coming tsunami of grossly insecure devices that will be hitched to the Internet of Things. Today's world runs on Linux, and the security of its kernel is a single point of failure that will affect the safety and well-being of almost every human being on the planet in one way or another.

"Cars were designed to run but not to fail," Kees Cook, head of the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project, and a Google employee working on the future of IoT security, said at the summit. "Very comfortable while you're going down the road, but as soon as you crashed, everybody died."

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A:Linux kernel security needs a rethink, Linux Security Summit

Same thing that has been argued time and again about Windows OS over the years...

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I've been cosidering giving linux a shot, but am unsure which to try, there are so many, and all have there following.
I want it to be fairly simple to install, and I want it to ideally recognize all my hardware the 1st time.

It'll be on a 1.8ghz p4, 512mb ram, 60gb(or more) hd., intel integrated 845gl graphics, and integrated stereo sound.

I've been looking at Ubuntu, and it looks ok, but I know nothing about linux, so I may be way off track.

Any help?

A:What Linux to try for a Linux noob?

I've yet to get to grips with Linux but as far as installing. If you wish to pay (this will give you some hand holding, but Tech sopt can supply this) SUSE went on withotu problems. For a free one (2.6GB download) Fedora core was also trouble free for me.
Spike has installed Fedora Core 4 I believe and I think this went well for him.

In your own words Spike.

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I have two hard disks, hda = 120gb and hdb = 40gb. I want to install two LINUX operating systems. I would like to have the option of booting into the operating system of my choice at boot time. I am currently running Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
Linux 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 on hda. When I try to install the 2nd system on hdb the boot loader overwrites the MBR on hda. I am lost as to how to get around this. I am not currently nor do I plan to run Windows. I am reading info pages on Grub and Parted, but I feel a little overwhelmed and could use a little guidence. I would appreciate any help to get me pointed in the right direction. Thanks,

A:2nd linux install overwrites MBR of 1st linux install

What version are you installing as the second Linux?

All Linux installs ask you where to install the bootloader. You may have to choose some advanced install method if it doesn't for you.

Just tell it not to install a bootloader at all or don't put in the hda MBR. It usually gives you a choice between the MBR and the Linux parition IIRC. Just put the second instance onto the new Linux partition.

After that edit the original bootloader's configuration so you can boot the second Linux instance.

You could also use a common boot partition for both of your Linux installs but that would take some more tinkering.

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We have a network of 20 PCs and 20 Macs with manually assigned IP addresses of - 199, and use OpenDNS for DNS service for filtering purposes. We use a Netgear Router (WNDR3400) for DHCP, and the range assigned is - 254.

IF we allow DHCP assigned addresses (on PC) we get a IP address of, subnet mask of with a gateway of ! If I allow DHCP on Macs, I get a 169.xxx.... address, which I know is internal. If I allow DHCP on WiFi on Macs, I get

How do I find out where this address is coming from? Is it one computer that is broadcasting this? Or is on multiple computers. I've thought of unplugging them one-by-one and then renewing the lease to see if I can nail it down, but if more than one, I would be chasing my tail.
Does this sound familiar?

I have other issues on PCs, such as not being able to browse workgroup computers. It tells me that "Workgroup is not accessible... The network path was not found." Aaargh

Thanks for your help, or even trying.. I'm lost and the local tech I brought in just scratched their head and took my money.

A:Rogue DHCP Server and how to locate

Is it one computer that is broadcasting this?Click to expand...

Maybe it is computer(s), but I would suspect a router.

Don't know how to track either down other than by walking around and looking for a router. Or with a Wi-Fi detector walk around looking for a wireless network that shouldn't be there. You can use a laptop as a Wi-Fi detector with utilities such as the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector (or gadget).

Or maybe Advanced IP Scanner (or similar) would help. Scan for one of the IP ranges and then for the other. If you find a router that shouldn't be there, or a computer on both networks, maybe that would give a clue.

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