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ntpd server closing unexpectedly [slackware 14.1 64bit linux]

I have an ntpd server running on to provide time for all pc's inside my office. lately it has started switching off unexpectedly. there is nothing in the logs: 30 Aug 02:25:43 ntpd[1590]: peers ...
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cfdisk hangs while writing table to USB disk - cannot kill

I plugged in my brand new Transcend StoreJet 23H3 and bullishly went into cfdisk to recreate the partition table. I just want a Linux partition on it to perform incremental backups. So, after making ...
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Execute script after removepkg in Slackware

I've created a slackware build script so I could build a specific package and then install it on a couple of servers running identical versions. I'm aware you could use doinst.sh to do things after ...
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Slackware 10.1 hangs at boot with kernel 3.x

In Slackware 10.1, what happens between rc.S and rc.M during boot? Trying to boot kernel 3.x (tried 3.4 and 3.10) on this box and it hangs right after rc.S finishes execution. 2.6 kernels boot up just ...
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How to check what process is blocking local linux server (Slackware)

I have a Slackware linux server at my work. This is network, database and web server. Our main web application is used as a backend application to administrate our public website (which is frequently ...
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Router in half bridge floods arp cache

I've set up a Slackware (14.0) box as a gateway for my adsl connection. I have a modem set up in half bridge mode between the NIC and the phone line, and the interface takes up the dynamically ...
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SAS/SCSI Errors in Syslog: Kernel FAILED

I have a Dell 2950 2U rackmount server with 3 146GB SAS drives in a RAID array, running Slackware 10.2 (an old version, I know). Recently I am seeing these errors in my /var/log/syslog repeating very ...
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Symlink - Permission Denied

I'm facing an interesting problem with plenty of Permission Denied outputs when using SymLinks Linux: Slackware 13.1 Directory with Symlink: root@Tower:/var/lib# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 8 root ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-bloc(8,2)

I am a spanish speaker so excuse me for my bad english. I am learning how to compile slackware kernel, so I have downloaded linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 from http://www.kernel.org Conditions: Slackware ...
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Server hangs - rtorrent [closed]

I have server with torrent clients. I run 20 torrent clients - rtorrent. Some times server hangs. How can I find problem - why server is hangs? I use Slackware linux 12.2. On hard disk I use ext3 ...
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Why is there a /etc/init.d/mysql file on this Slackware machine? How could it have gotten there? [closed]

A client of my IT-consulting service owns a web-development shop. He's been having problems with a Slackware 12.0 server running MySQL 5.0.67. The machine was set up by the client's sysadmin, who left ...
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I had a power outage. Now MySQL's lock file won't go away. What do you suggest?

I do freelance IT consulting for various clients, both in Toronto, Canada, and worldwide. A client recently experienced a power failure. Now they've been having various problems with a Slackware ...
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Compiling FastCGIWrap fails on slackware (nginx cgi support)

I'm currently trying to get nginx to work with cgit which uses cgi. I know nginx doesn't support cgi directly but it appears you can support it indirectly via FastCGIWrap. The link above is pretty ...
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Set generic iptables rules?

This may be a really dumb question but how can you open a port on multiple interfaces without defining the interfaces? For example how do I open port 22 on all interfaces? On my machine I have some ...
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Remote viewing on a Linux server?

I have a Slackware Linux server that doesn't have a monitor. It doesn't run any GUIs. Is there a way to remotely access the screen? I always use SSH, but there are times where the SSH services fails ...
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crontab fails to set variable before job

My crontab looks like: root@slack13x64:~# crontab -l -u dnd # some variables SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/home/dnd/bin MAILTO=root # Actual jobs 40 20 * * * ...
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Apache2 on Slackware: VirtualHost config - connection refused on port 8080

I am trying to configure virtual hosts on a Slackware server and have run into a glitch. When I browse to localhost or 127.0.0.1 I get: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this ...
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MySQL needed to download in order to compile from source?

I have Slackware 13.1 and due to some bugs on the current version of the MySQL it comes with, I have to upgrade it. Since Slackware does not have 5.5 and I am upgrading I have decided to go with ...
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Installing Redmine with apache in localhost slackware 13.1

I just installed Redmine in slackware 13.1 I followed the instructions and test of the installation works fine using webrick: ruby script/server webrick -e production However, I now want to use it ...
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MKINITRD LVM Slackware

Trying to install Slackware 13.1 on a Dell 2950. I have a Perc5 RAID card and my kernel sees it as /dev/sda for the raw device. I've created 3 partitions: /dev/sda1 -- /boot partition type=82 ...
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KVM boot from an iso?

I'm having trouble with a hosting company that can't seem to install a slackware-13.1.iso image O.o I'm not sure if they're just trying to fool me around or it's really possible. I would appreciate ...
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mpstat on slackware 13.0 shows no utilization

As the title says, the mpstat command, executed on Slack 13.0 continuously shows almost no processor utilization of any sort. In fact none of the output ever seems to change at all. The system is dual ...
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Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?

I don't want to avoid doing a fsck, but I would like to know if there is a better approach so it doesn't take ages to complete the process when it runs after a reboot 180 days later. If you had it ...
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postfix: smtpd configured to allow mail to/from local domain only?

I have an email server set up for our company's domain. We want to be able to receive our domain-based mail but we would like to be able to send email to ANY domain through the server as well. Using ...
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Slackware: Chef or puppet?

Do chef or puppet have any slackware support? Are any slackware admins using either of these? What has your experience with them been and which one would you recommend to someone who is maintaining ...
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Apache unknown request from unknown user

I was looking at my homemade server running apache 2.2.10 on it and this is what I saw: **.**.**.** - - [10/Nov/2010:07:05:14 +0200] ">\x03\xb6@\x1b\xbdg\x9e\xe9a)\x1a\xd8\x10U\x0f ...
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How to make client C and B receive DHCP from client A?

Using VMWare Workstation 7.1, Client A is my Linux server with Slackware 13.1, I have set it up as bridge so i can access it from my external network, Client B will be a Windows XP and C will be a ...
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How to verify the users connected and how many requests they are doing on MySQL?

How can I check on my MySQL server the follow: what accounts have an open connection to the mysql-server ? how often they request a new connection ? how many requests they usually do per connection ...
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GNU Parted and Small Spaces Between Partitions

I wanted to install Slackware on my MacBook Pro (6,2). Because MBP's use GPT instead of MBR, I need to use parted prior to running the installer. I wanted to use LVM, but I cannot even get that far. ...
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Install PHP both as CGI and CLI

I'm trying to set up development environment for some old projects in PHP 5.1.4. It needs to run as CGI (or fastcgi) under apache and I would like to have cli binary. My configure options are: ...
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How do I change the bg color of chmod 777 directories in tcsh?

On my MacBook Pro, I have iTerm and use the (black background) Pastel color set. World writable directories show up with a yellow background behind grey text. This I can live with, since the grey is ...
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Strange problem with VPN

Hello here are the facts: I have remote VPn server, that Im trying to connect. I have password and username that are correct. In our office we have slackware server, configured with iptables firewall. ...
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Slackware scripts started at boot time need env vars from /etc/profile.d/* to be set

Hey, I have this problem, that scripts started at boot time from rc.local don't have environment variables (defined at /etc/profile.d/*) set at the time of their startup. What should I do ? "su - ...
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Linux udev persistent net rule

I have a Linux system (Slackware Linux 13.0) with two network interfaces. Let's call them NIC0 and NIC1 My goal is to make NIC0 to appear as eth0 in the system. I know this can be achieved via udev ...
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Samba 3.3 or later on Slackware 12 - how do I make this happen?

I'm trying to upgrade the Samba server on a Slackware 12 box to serve as PDC for Windows 7 32bit machines (it now has a 3.0.3 and does the job for Win XP machines, but 7 refuses to join the domain - ...
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Lost connection to MySQL

I'd installed Apache, mysqld under Slackware. Apache working. But script: $dblocation="127.0.0.1"; $dbuser="root"; $dbpasswd="unfriendly_possum"; $dbcnx=mysql_connect($dblocation, ...
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sendmail: how can I restrict access to clients that only have a valid certificate?

I want to reject all connections that don't present a valid SSL/TLS certificate. First of all is the access db file the correct one to be changing? I have already tried using the basic rule given in ...
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Upgrading Slackware 12.2 to 13.0, any gotchas?

I'm gradually upgrading a Slackware 12.0 to a 13.0. Using slapt-get I've done it gradually, just in case. So I've done 12.0 -> 12.1, 12.1 -> 12.2. I've sorted out that I need to manually upgrade ...
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Java's 'tnameserv' takes 3+ minutes to be “Ready”, why?

I'm trying to help a dev of an app I'd like to use trouble shoot a problem utilizing Corba Server on Linux. I narrowed down the problem to tnameserv taking over 3 minutes to become ready after ...
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Setting IPv4 as preferred protocol over IPv6

I'm using both IPv6 and IPv4 in a LAN network containing Slackware 13.0 boxes. How can I set IPv4 as preferred protocol on the workstations in this network? I want to use IPv6 either explicitly or ...
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'ps' on Slackware works weird, why does it show the process multiple times?

We have an application deployed on some different platforms, Windows and Linux. It is composed of three java processes. On Linux, when we want the process id to kill and restart one of them, we do: ...
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Where does Slackware's DHCP client store lease information?

This is a followup to this question. I eventually got my hands on a Slackware 12.1 machine with a dynamically-assigned IP address. It turns out it uses neither dhclient nor pump to get the address, ...
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Slackware 12 - installed cairo but cannot be seen

I wanted to install gtk+ 2.16.5, so i also installed glib, pango and cairo. All seemed to work well, except for cairo. At first I got an error while configuring: Requested 'cairo >= 1.6' but ...
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Slackware and SELinux

I would like to learn and play with SELinux on Slackware, my distro of choice. The kernel already includes SELinux code, so that is not a problem. Slackware does not ship with PAM, and I would prefer ...
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64bit or 32bit Linux system?

I have a server that has 4GB of RAM. On it, I have installation of 32bit Slackware Linux 12.1. Of course, it is not using all of 4GB of RAM. I'd soon like to increase the RAM to 8GB, and am looking ...