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Different keyboard layout for each keyboard

my setup is the following: I have a notebook (with integrated keyboard/non-Apple running Arch) and an external keyboard (fancy Apple keyboard) The problem is that Apple uses a different internal ...
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Changing resolution : with X and without X

I'm working on an Ubuntu server without X and I would like to easily change the resolution. In order to do that, I have to specify GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=1280x800 in the file /etc/default/grub, then ...
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How to prevent kernel or any broadcast messages from flooding the TTYs?

Because of some hot-plugging issue, similar to what talked of here, the TTY displays show a continuous stream of messages (which are also logged in the /var/log directory). Every text I key in flows ...
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How to check if a drive supports hotswap?

Not all SATA drives support hot-swap. Especially older models do not seem to work correctly and require the system to be rebooted, despite the fact that the controller works well with newer drives. ...
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Raspbian: how ifplugd works on lo and other interface

On my raspbian, I'm wondering why ifplugd (link detection daemon for ethernet devices) is also running on the lo the loopback interface. The ps command displays: /usr/sbin/ifplugd -i lo -q -f -u0 -...
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The proper way to turn off an external sata encolsure?

I have an e-sata external enclosure with a port expander and 4 sata disks in it that I use for periodic backups. I have what I think is a sound method for powering it off, but not sure if it is the ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ACTION=="add",...
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Hotplug Device Driver Priority

Is it possible to have more than one driver for one purpose (eg. USB) included in the Linux kernel? If so, then how does the kernel decide which one to load?
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Sane monitor hot-plugging and VNC

I have an Intel NUC running Linux that is sometimes plugged into a monitor, and sometimes not. I would like the following behaviour: If I turn it on with or without a monitor plugged in, Xorg should ...
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Plugging an external screen turns off backlight on laptop

I use lightdm on my laptop Asus F200MA running Debian 8. When I plug an external VGA screen (actually a beamer), the backlight of the screen goes off but the VGA display is not turned on automatically....