How to allow non-root users on Linux to mount and unmount disks?

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On a Linux box, we may allow non-root users mount and umount certain disks, such as /dev/sde1. How to allow non-root users on Linux to mount and unmount disks? Please check the tutorial at Controlling Filesystem Mounting on Linux by Playing with /etc/fstab: Allow non-root users to mount and unmount filesystems.

How to avoid mounting failures blocking Linux booting?

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Some entries in /etc/fstab may not not critical for booting Linux or even not available until Linux has booted. How to avoid the failures or unavailability of some mounting entries in /etc/fstab blocking the boot process of Linux? Please check the tutorial at Controlling Filesystem Mounting on Linux by Playing with /etc/fstab: Allow non-root users
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Making `fdisk -l` display partition sizes by GB/MB

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How to make fdisk -l display partition sizes by bytes instead of sectors? fdisk does not have such options as far as I know. However, good news is that you can use parted: # parted -l It will print partition info like # parted -l Model: Linux device-mapper (linear) (dm) Disk /dev/mapper/fedora_vm235-swap: 2164MB Sector size
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Fix the Grub issue with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20

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Grub fails to boot with Windows 8 UEFI after installing Fedora 20. The Grub entry for Windows 8 is: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { chainloader /EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi boot } How to fix it? The set root= is missing. You probably can fix this by specifying the root manually: menuentry ‘Windows Boot Manager’ { insmod part_gpt set
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How to enlarge Linux UDP buffer size?

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One of the most common causes of UDP datagram lost on Linux is an undersized receive buffer on the Linux socket. How to enlarge Linux UDP buffer size? On Linux, you can change the UDP buffer size (e.g. to 26214400) by (as root): sysctl -w net.core.rmem_max=26214400 The default buffer size on Linux is 131071. You
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How to exclude users from GDM login screen?

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How to exclude users from appearing in the GDM login screen of Gnome 3? There is a long-time bug related to this ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=723708 ) which causes that the /etc/gdm/custom.conf has no effect. The closes workaround I find working on Fedora 20 is to totally disable listing of users (run as root): cat > /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/01-mysettings
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Add header footer in directory listing in Apache (httpd)

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How to add header footer in directory listing in Apache (httpd)? In the web directory’s .htaccess file: Options +Indexes IndexOptions FancyIndexing VersionSort NameWidth=* HTMLTable Charset=UTF-8 HeaderName /header.html ReadmeName /footer.html IndexIgnore header.html footer.html .htaccess header.html and footer.html are under the website root directory (not the Linux root).

How to enable iptables on CentOS 7 / Fedora 20?

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iptables is plain old good. How to enable it after I disable firewalld? First, install the iptables-services package as root: # yum install iptables-services Then, start iptables service as root: # touch /etc/sysconfig/iptables # touch /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables # systemctl start iptables # systemctl start ip6tables # systemctl enable iptables # systemctl enable ip6tables

How to change the fonts of gnome-shell for gnome3?

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How to change the fonts of gnome-shell for gnome3? Like the system bar. The fonts of gnome-shell is described in its own theme. For the default gnome-shell, you need to edit the file as root: /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css Right, it is a css file. Find the font-family keyword and change the corresponding fonts. Then you can restart
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Installing WordPress in a sub directory while working for the whole site

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How to install WordPress in a sub directory while working for the whole site? Putting the WordPress files in the root directory seems messy. A method is introduced here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory The process to move WordPress into its own directory is as follows: Create the new location for the core WordPress files to be stored (we
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Installing Fedora 19, Error “you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device”

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Installing Fedora 19, Error “you have not created a bootloader stage1 target device” . It seems appear from Fedora 15: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=271743 This can be solved by adding noefi nogpt to the kernel parameters when booting the Linux for installation in grub as follows. Note: the “_” between nogpt and root is the cursor, not the
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Make changes to sysctl.conf take effect without rebooting Linux?

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I made some changes to /etc/sysctl.conf. I know it will take effect next time Linux boots. However, how to make the changes to sysctl.conf take effect without rebooting Linux? You can force Linux to reload the new configuration in /etc/sysctl.conf by: execute the following command as root: sysctl -p For more details, check the manual
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How to install noip2 on Linux

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How to install noip2 on Linux to update my no-ip domain? Check the post at: https://www.systutorials.com/4677/how-to-install-noip2-on-linux/ To make noip2 service automatically update with your latest IP, add a crontab entry for root: 0 */5 * * * /sbin/service noip restart The noip2 service will be restarted every 5 minutes. When the service is restarted, it
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