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I installed all screensavers I could find, but none are listed in settings, in Fedora 21 Beta

I installed these: yum install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras But there are no screensavers listed in settings: Anyone ...
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How to change KMail composer default settings?

I use KMail on OpenSuse. How can I store default settings for font, font size, font color, background color and so on in such a way that I get them every time that I open the program? Please consider ...
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Is it possible to save a KDE desktop configuration?

Is it possible to save a desktop configuration while using KDE Plasma Desktop? I mean, I have customized my desktop with a set of plasmoids, each with its own custom settings, and I'd like to save ...
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Setting up a static IP. Please can someone explain the process

I have just installed Linux Fedora 20 on my laptop; I have it already on my main home computer. I maintain a number of files, mostly my own notes, hints and reminders about how to do things, that I ...
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Changing KDE's mouse theme and buttons settings from a shell script

I'm trying left handed mousing, and I want to be able to easily switch between right handed mode and left handed mode. There is a utility for Windows called SwapMouseButtons that allows to bind a key ...
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Universal Access System Settings keep resetting after reboot

I am using Elementary OS Luna and each time I reboot my computer, the Universal Access settings keep getting reverted to the following state: I do not want the Sticky Keys feature so I disable it, ...
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Can't save changes to system settings in Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy just a few days ago. I used the Live image, downloaded from official Debian website, to install it. Now, the problem is that the changes I make to system settings (like ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Suppresss “~/Mail does not exist” in mutt

I use Mutt (1.5.21 on a headless Debian 7.2 Wheezy VPS) only occasionally, to see and delete messages from cron and the likes. However, it keeps pestering me with this non-existent ~/Mail folder. ...
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Elementary OS System Settings has disappeared

I don't know how this happen. Part of the system setting has disappeared. How have any idea to restore them ?
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bash environment - pasting strings with “special” characters

I'm using an application and I need to paste a string into the app... e.g ãµÜÇæ¢üäÄøqò When I login with bash shell it's impossible to paste the string with the special characters. If I change the ...
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Change System Time/Date

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4.10.4+ Here's what I get when I run date: user:~ > date Die Okt 29 15:47:54 UTC 2013 Where "Die Okt" indicates a German-language setting, which I don't ...
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Globally change path for all users, even in cron

We're setting up an SGE cluster with CentOS 6. My sysadmin is installing applications that are not installed via RPM (i.e. via other means like make install) should go in a non-standard directory, in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mouse settings don't affect my mouse?

I have a Razer Deathadder mouse. I haven't installed any drivers for it or anything yet. Do I need to? The mouse sensitivity settings don't have any effect on my mouse. The xinput settings do however. ...
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Right settings of vsftpd?

I installed vsftpd on Linux Mint, I changed some settings to the configuration file so it permits anonymous users, however I want to redirect them to a certain directory where they can upload files. ...
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Xubuntu Media plays at triple+ speed

Out of the blue today, I just booted my PC and Raspberry Pi like normal, with my PC running Xubuntu and my RPI running Raspbian, and on my PC at least ALL media is running at triple or higher speed. ...
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Xubuntu Mouse sensitivity way too high

I am pretty new to Linux, this is my first real time using Xubuntu (used Ubuntu before, and raspbian on my RPI), and I have a mouse that is way too sensitive. If I move my mouse 1cm it's on the other ...
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Bash pipe output to more

I am wondering about some bash environment setting here: is it possible to set stdout of bash as a pipe to /bin/more? You know, like using vi as editor for your commands it should be possible to avoid ...
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Vim autocommand creates weird file

I've just set up slackware 14 on a virtualbox. As one does, I immediatly created/altered my .bashrc and, more importantly, my .vimrc files. To avoid writing huge lines of code, I usually add ...
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Language Support on Linux Mint Debian Edition

After a new install of Linux Mint Debian Edition I have some words unlocalized to my native language: most in Czech, some words in English. Whenever I've installed Ubuntu/Linux Mint this always ...
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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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Change window manager in Fedora 18

Fedora 17 would let me choose my window manager on login; now with Fedora 18 not only can I not choose it on login, but I can't find a way to change it anywhere. Is there a way to easily switch ...
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No AirPlay in XBMC on EeePC (Debian)

I have a Asus EeePC (900 model I think) and I've installed Debian 6.0 on it. I've managed to get WiFi working on it and I've installed XBMC. It's working with our NAS drive on the network but for some ...
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Change GTK themes on the fly

I'm not running xfce4 or gnome, so I can't use their respective settings manager. Now I want to alter the GTK theme of all running apps, do you think that's possible? I think there's a signal or ...
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Cinnamon + Gnome = Ignored settings?

I recently switched from Gnome to Cinnamon in Fedora 17, and I feel like I did something wrong because it seems as though Cinnamon ignores any Gnome settings, despite being Gnome-based (as far as I ...
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Is there a simple way to copy system settings from an EOL install to a new version?

Here's my scenario: I'm currently running Mint 12 as my open source development platform. Currently, I'm running it as a VM through VirtualBox. Since 12 is near it's end of life, and because ...
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How to disable floating of maximized Chromium window?

I'm using AwesomeWM. My rule for Chromium: { rule = { class = "Chromium" }, properties = { tag = tags[1][9], floating = true, border_width = 0 } }, It works well, except Chromium window can be ...
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How can I make all my processes start with niceness 5

I know that niceness values are inherited from the niceness value of the parent process, but can I globally change the default niceness value for a particular user (myself). In this case I have a ...
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What is the difference between ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.gnomerc, /etc/bash_bashrc, /etc/screenrc …?

Answers to the questions on SO and askubuntu, along with poking through (and reading headers of) $HOME and /etc/, indicate a number of files that can be used to set environment variables, including: ...
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How do I set mouse double click speed in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. The only problem I have that the mouse double click speed is a bit high (it seems to me that it is around 100-200ms) and I would like it to set it to around 500ms. Is there a ...
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Set and Shopt - Why Two?

set and shopt are both shell builtins that control various options. I often forget which options are set by which command, and occasionally which option sets/unsets (set +o/-o, shopt -s/-u). Why are ...
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Mac G5 - Nvidia GeForce 5200 FX settings

I finally was able to install Debian on my powerpc, but the only way to get a GUI up is by disabling nouveau. I just use Linux nouveau.modeset=0 at the yaboot prompt. However my color is all messed up ...
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What settings can I use to maximize FFMpeg performance?

I'm trying to do some screencasting, but since my computer is much too old and slow the video being produced is laggy and the application I'm trying to record becomes unresponsive due to the CPU ...
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Linux Mint system settings locked

The system settings for my Linux Mint OS, for example desktop background or mouse speed or screen resolution etc. won't change, for some reason. I just restarted my computer and for some reason the ...
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Have Thunar remember file ordering for folders

I often attach files when on the web (using Chrome/Firefox), or when using email (Thunderbird). I need to navigate to a specific folder, and there I often need one of the most recent files. However, ...
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Gnome 3 gnome-control-center empty

I recently installed GNOME 3 on my Mint installation. I finally cracked under pressure from my friends to upgrade back to GNOME 3 (I actually went Unity > GNOME 3 > Mint) I've customized it to my ...
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About GNOME .gconf, .gnome2 etc. directories in $HOME

In users $HOME we know that GNOME keeps various of directories to store user specific configs. I know that .gconf is used to store user preferences (keybindings, and other settings) I know that ...
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Cleanly reinstalling an application

I am currently having problems with Hulu desktop, and want to reinstall it. However, when I attempt to uninstall and reinstall it, it saves my previous settings (even my username and password). How ...
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What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?

I have been setting up Linux desktops for a non-profit radio observatory. For me, this was the first time I had to think about "deploying" several identical machines, centralizing login, home ...
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Set up network to share a printer connected to one particular machine on the network

How do I set up my Ubuntu machine to allow other computers to print to it? The set up is: All computers are connected to the network 1 dual Ubuntu/Windows 7 netbook 1 multibooting ...
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Enable kill X.org with an own key combination

I've just read Enable kill X.org with ctrl+alt+backspace and am really happy, that control-alt-backspace no longer kills my X-Server. However, I'd like to have a way to kill it; it just should be ...
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Where does GSettings store its files?

I would like to have a look at the files the dconf-editor uses to read/write settings, and I'm assuming that they are managed by gsettings. Where are these files stored on the system, and in what ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of the Windows registry?

I have a DVD+-RW drive that has quit working. Apparently many users of this laptop model experience the same problem under windows and are required to edit the registry to correct the problem. So ...
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CLICOLOR and LS_COLORS in bash

I have the following setup in .bashrc for coloring of listings. export CLICOLOR=1 export ...
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Tips for putting ~ under source control

I want to put my home directory (~) under source control (git, in this case), as I have many setting files (.gitconfig, .gitignore, .emacs, etc.) in there I would like to carry across machines, and ...
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Getting 256 colors to work in tmux

I have 256 colors working just fine in konsole,. I thought I'd give tmux a try because, unlike screen, it seems to support vi mode. However I find that the colors of my prompt show up and this is ...
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How can I tweak the kernel for total swap out?

I would like to deploy the following swapping policy: By default all pages in memory should also be in swap space. When a page in memory is changed (i.e. dirty), the page should be written out as ...
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How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...
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Enable kwebkitpart in Konqueror

In KDE SC 4.5.0 it's possible to use a WebKit part for rendering in Konqueror. I don't think it's on by default (I could be wrong) and I believe I've installed all the requirements for it... How do I ...