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Terminating a SLURM zombie job

I have encountered the following problem during a first hard shutdown of the department cluster I am in charge of. The system is running SLURM 17.11 and using MariaDB/SQL to store accounting data. To ...
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Aptitude - choose resolution strategy (ie. upgrade-to-unstable before remove)

Is it possible to choose default (or per-launch) aptitude "unmet dependencies" resolution strategy? For example to have aptitude first offer upgrade-to-unstable/install-from-unstable (sid) than ...
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Capture specific environment variable from Linux sub-shell

I am trying to figure out a way to run a shell script B from script A, set or export a variable in script B, and be able to store that value in script A after script B finishes and its sub-shell ...
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Error while apt-get update not work

apt-get update Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release file for http://http.kali.org/kali/dists/kali-...
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how to identify the health of the new disks after installing new OS

we want to create some sanity about the health check of the disks for example we installed around 50 Linux red-hat machines, ( red-hat version 7.2 ) each machine have around 7 disks ( disks can be ...
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Bluetooth keyboard, Volume keys

I have a lenovo kt-155 bluetooth keyboard. The volume keys work occasionally. Has anyone managed to make this device do the right thing consistently? When it works xev reports the key-presses as: ...
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Linux - LXDE — setting default browser will not stick

OS=Debian stretch, running LXDE Clicking on URL links from within non-browser programs, such as pidgin or Thunderbird does not open the links. I discovered that the default browser is set to ...
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Why does VMware stop writing data read using ddrescue?

I'm using VMware Workstation 15 Pro to run a VM containing some pretty current rescue-Linux to rescue data from some broken USB-HDD using ddrescue. That starts working fine for some GBs of data, then ...
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WD PR4100 NAS: how to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar)? [on hold]

I have a brand new WD PR4100 NAS. Question: is it possible to install a lightweight window manager (Xfce or similar) on the pre-installed OS (Linux 4.1.13 #1 SMP Thu Nov 30 19:20:59 CST 2017 Build-...
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Reallocated sector count high and increasing

I have an old Western Digital HDD which started getting some bad sectors by a bad SATA cable, after replacing the cable I tried to fill the disk with zeroes using dd utility but it kept returning I/O ...
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Change the screensaver every few minutes

Is it possible to change the screensaver randomly every, say, 5 minutes? I mean that once the screensaver starts, it picks one at random, and after a few minutes, change the screensaver to another ...
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who uses ~/.wget-hsts file except wget or which software starts wget from inside?

I didn't use wget for a long time, but some days ago I've found, someone modified ~/.wget-hsts in the last hour. Have you got any idea, which linux (ubuntu 16.04) software starts wget without any ...
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What are Servers and Server OSes [on hold]

I'm really confused with these Servers and Server OSes. Some say Linux is used in most of the servers on internet. What do they mean? What is the difference between these Linux servers and Windows ...
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Error while apt-get update

apt-get update Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Get:1 http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali kali-rolling InRelease [30.5 kB] Reading package lists... Done E: Release ...
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using urandom to generate random strings takes forever

The time it takes to generate a 10-length string using the following command is acceptable. cat /dev/urandom | strings -n 10 | head -n 1 While generating a 255-length string takes forever. cat /...

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