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What is the recommended way of setting a default IO scheduler on Linux?

I would like deadline to be the default IO scheduler for my system, and I don't want to lose that config when I reboot. What is the proper way of doing that? (I'm using Debian) Some hints: have a ...
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Prey anti-theft configuration on Debian

I would like to protect my laptop from thieves. I would configure Prey, but I can't find any tutorial for Debian/Ubuntu users. I tried to go to the control panel on the project, but whenever I try to ...
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Does the order of options in the /etc/network/interface option matter

I'm trying to determine if the order of the options matter I'm using a script (represents an external remote interface) that is updating the /etc/network/interfaces file. The script can set the IP ...
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Static IP for 2 PCs on crossover cable in interfaces(5) file?

I've got 2 PCs connected on an Ethernet crossover cable. On PC1 I run: sudo ip addr add 192.168.2.1 peer 192.168.2.2 dev eth0 sudo ip link set dev eth0 up On PC2 I run: sudo ip addr add ...
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escape characters in /etc/network/interfaces

I want to be sure that whatever string I pass into the line wpa-ssid "abc" in /etc/network/interfaces won't be used to break out of the configuration. All I can find in the manual is that \ can be ...
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Explanation of the default Debian sources?

So I've looked online and haven't found a clear explanation of the default Debian source list. Specially, what do main, updates. proposed-updates and security mean in the context of ...
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Administratively spread several Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users?

I administer several computers that have Thunderbird/Icedove installed and I want to spread Thunderbird per-recipient rules for some users. The rules are stored in a file - pgprules.xml in the user ...
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Disable the configuration tool in Zsh

When there is no .zshrc file in a user's home directory and zsh is started, an interactive configuration utility is run instead of directly giving access to the shell prompt. I set up zsh to be the ...
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Configuring Wireless Network

After a long struggle I finally seem to have installed the non-free wireless firmware for my wireless NIC. I'm trying to set up a file server, so I want to configure the network to be static. Would ...
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Purpose and typical usage of /etc/rc.local

The header looks like this: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local - executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel # # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. What is ...
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Configuring default resolution and color depth for RealVNC's vncserver-x11-serviced?

When searching the web for information about how to configure the default resolution and color depth for RealVNC sessions, I always come across stuff that talks about passing commandline parameters to ...
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Debian Squeeze as a router

I'm trying to setup Debian Squeeze (ala Dreamplug) as a router. I can't seem to get the pieces to fit together. ETH0: Upstream/internet - DHCP-Client ETH1: Downstream/Lan - 192.168.0.1 DHCP-Server ...
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How to configure FOSS ATI drivers on Debian Wheezy and ATI RS880 [Radeon HD 4250]?

Installed a fresh Debian Wheezy to enjoy Gnome 3 but it starts in fallback mode. I suppose that's because the loaded drivers do not support 3D acceleration. Installed packages I know are relevant: ...
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How to configurate ganglia-monitor on a single debian machine?

Here is what I currently have online, as you can see there is no information about my debian server. (While was installing I tried to follow next instructions) What I have changed in default ...
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How to change mixing of channels by pulse audio / alsa

I have a recent problem with my sound configuration. Basically, it's way too loud until I set the volume below 10%. And then it's very quickly too silent. Using the alsa mixer, I can set the headphone ...
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What ~/.config refers to and how to put files there?

I want to set up a plugin for the Geany editor on a Debian system. It's a theme changing plugin, so I am following this manual. It says: The simplest way to do this is to copy the contents of the ...
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not able to create xorg.conf file

I want to change my colour depth. I posted this, and got the following answer: Create an xorg.conf file by running Xorg -configure. Then edit the Depth entry in the Display subsection of the ...
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change colour depth

How do I change the colour depth? It says online to edit the xorg.conf file, but I don't have that. I am running Debian XFCE on a Powerbook G4
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Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian?

Where can I find configuration file for uw-imapd on debian? Is there even one?