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Play videos in a different screen without showing desktop environment and cursor interactions in Gnome

I'm editing videos for a live music event. There's a video for each song. I'll have a projector and each song will have a video playing in a big screen behind the artists. I have the length for each ...
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Is there a Linux keylogger which records the timestamp at which every input was given? If not how would one go about doing this?

In the end I want it so that I have a list of time steps which record, at each time step, what key was pressed (or what was the last key pressed in the given interval). I'm not sure such software ...
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Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
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Three Debian package management tools: apt-get vs. aptitude vs. wajig [duplicate]

Debian Linux offers various command-line package management tools. Perhaps the three most popular such general-purpose tools are apt-get, aptitude, and wajig. When they are used for ordinary ...
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: ...
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How can I comfortably highlight PDF files without KDE?

Okular is great but has many KDE dependencies. Xournal is not very suitable for highlighting. Evince doesn't have any "editing" functionality.
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Starting with CAD on linux

I would like to do some CAD work on Linux (Fedora). I have no experience in CAD, so I have to learn it from scratch. Do you know an CAD Tool for Linux which is easy to use? I prefer an easy tool over ...
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library for .desktop files [closed]

How can I read .desktop files without having to (re)invent the wheel?  Is there a Python or C library that is available in the Ubuntu repos?  Or something with a command line front-end that could be ...
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Specific distibution recommendation [closed]

I want to ask the distro cosmopolitans of you for a distibution recommendation for my special needs. I'm coming from arch linux, which is really fine I like to be virtually on upstream software and I ...
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Multilanguage keyboard mapping files

I would like to make a web page where the user chooses a language, and depending on the language, show a keyboard with all characters corresponding to that keyboard. I've been told that Unix has ...
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Dental clinic management software for Linux

Is there any (preferably FLOSS) dental clinic management software for Linux? If not, is there any non-FLOSS software which could be used without any fees? Wine might be used provided the software ...
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Check writing software for Linux Mint 17

I'm a newbie to Linux trying to switch from Windows. I have check writing software (Avanquest Softcheck) for Windows; unfortunately they don't support Linux. Looked into gnucash and moneydance, but ...
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dmenu-like X program, but with dynamically generated results

I really love the simplicity of dmenu, but unfortunately it's a bit limiting for things that would benefit greatly from (or be impossible without) dynamically generated results. For example, using ...
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FOSS web-based Project Management software similar to Open project and Task juggler

Are there any other open-source project-management software like task juggler and open project (which itself is a fork of redmine). These are the features which are needed to have :- a. ...
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remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?

Are there any alternative SSH servers other than SSHD? One that is not SSH based? Ideally one that can be installed from offical Debian repository, that listens on a port other than port 22. (To ...
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How to make a backup of the data in my Laptop? [duplicate]

I would like to make a backup of all the data in my Fedora Laptop (Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, etc.) in an external hard drive. Basically I need to know two things: A good software to do ...
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unable to locate package software-centre on chromebook [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu via crouton on my hp chromebook 14, but I need to install software centre as I can't do anything without it. I try to run apt-get install software-centre but it returns ...
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Extremely stable Linux or FreeBSD system for offline workstation [closed]

Recently I ordered a new PC. I'm a computer graphics designer and in my free time I like to write simple programs. Frequently I have some work to be done at home. I am experienced Linux user after ...
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Is there a launcher that features tab-completion?

I'm looking for a "proper" launcher that also allows running raw commands, including tab completion. Hence, it must do two things, at a minimum. It's a "proper" launcher, hence respect ...
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What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux? [closed]

can you explain me what a Binaries-based installation is and how does it work? On linux there is the Package-based installation, the Source-Based Installations and the Binaries-based installation. ...
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Linux Network UPS Tools Setup

Power failures have been wrecking my server, so I recently plugged it into a USB UPS (MEISSNER XT1200 (1200VA) UPS). The problem is that the power failures last longer than the UPS battery can handle ...
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Cannot remember the name of a CLI recorder software

I stumbled across a useful command line recorder that allows the user to copy the text when watching the 'recording'. I just cannot remember the name of the project. I just remember you can play and ...
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What happened to ePDFview‽

In my older Fedora installation (It's Fedora 20 right now, but I've been updating it since well before FC18), I'm using a rather minimal PDF viewer, called "ePDFview". It seems to be gone from more ...
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Can I check how much energy a USB device is consuming?

Is there any utility I could use to check how much energy a USB device is consuming, for a given time frame?
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Help finding small graphical file manager

I have a console only debian install. I installed X, and then slim, and now I would like to add a minimal file manager, one step up from the terminal/console... I installed xfe, but noticed that uses ...
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Simple X window manager [closed]

I'm looking for a simple X window manager that : stacks new windows over all others on screen has no window decorations at all (no title, no borders, no min/max buttons) opens all windows in max ...
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Draw the segments from the given points

I have a list of multiple points (>= 10000) in format x y For example 1 2 1.0001 2.003 ... Is there any Linux program to draw segment between the 1st and the 2nd, 2nd and the 3rd, n-th and the ...
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How to set-up a Gnu/Linux distro for kids? [closed]

I will have to repair a computer, which will be used by kids (9-12 years). This computer had Vista, but I will install a Gnu/Linux distro, for security/pedagogic reasons. I just come here to ask if ...
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How good is ARBTT(Automatic Rule Based Time Tracker)? Is there any alternative for it?

ARBTT is a rule based time tracker. I was able to write small scripts to log what I do in system. But I was not able to understand how effective is it. Is there any good article preferably any blog ...
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Software for image files analysis

Is there some program to analyze files, especially image files, for Linux, with functionality similar to hex editors, which will show what bytes changed after I paint some area of the image and etc.
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Command line utility to learn bit twiddling hacks

I am currently reading Hacker's Delight and would like to practice as I read through the book. Is there any command line *nix tool to perform binary operations and see output in binary?
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Self-contained password manager with CLI [closed]

I'm looking for a password manager that has the following properties: The manager is entirely self-contained. I take and install a directory on a thumbdrive and execute from that drive. It should ...
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File manager that shows bit rate for mp3 files

I am a Fedora user and my current file manager is Thunar. The OS is quite nice but I am not satisfied with Thunar. There are a lot of features I think it's lacking but mainly I am missing more ...
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Disk usage inside archives, like ncdu

I am a fond user of the ncdu utility to figure out how space is used within a directory. However, I have a use case where I am trying to choose which folders to backup and which folders not to ...
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Tiling window manager that keeps the titlebar?

I'm very interested in tiling window managers but none seem to conform to my idea of how it should work. I have a mouse and I'm not afraid to use it! Most tiling window managers seem to focus on ...
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Accessing iDevice data out of IOS, using Linux

Here there is my friend's iPad 2(Wifi only) which is updated and is gone to the recovery mode. The only things that work on it is the recovery mode and DFU mode. The question is whether there is a way ...
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Command line utility for reading tabular data

I am looking for a command line utility that would allow me to quickly investigate structure of a large dataset. Right now I am doing it by using: head -n 2 dataset but the problem is that the width ...
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Tilling window manager written in Python

Is there any tiling manager like XMonad but written with Python? I think Haskell was too hard for me. But I know python a little.
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Missing/broken dependancies on OpenSUSE, normal?

Re-installing our little LAMP server at work, a bit tired of Ubuntu server so I had a look around and decided on OpenSUSE, nicely supported, well maintained blah blah however pretty much every package ...
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Is there a usable gui front-end to git on Linux?

I'm a former windows user and just started using ubuntu. On windows, we had two great softwares: TortoiseSVN and TortoiseGit. Both are so good programs that they allow us to do everything like commit, ...
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appendable and greppable archive on CentOS to hold many log files (logrotate on steroids)

I have a bunch of applications on a CentOS 6.3 box, which generate daily logs (text files with a very similar content) in this vein: /data/logs/app/my-2014-06-29.log ...
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What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
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3D drawing program to pose human figures (like Windows Poser)

Are there any good Linux-alternatives to the Windows-program Poser - a program that allows you to manipulate human-figures (dressed in skins) in a humanly way (ie. with the restriction a human body ...
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I'm looking for a free database package for Ubuntu

I need to operate a database for personal use. Now I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, as opposed to Windows operating system, I'm wondering if there's a dBase, Lotus123 or Access equivalent for Linux? ...
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Is there an alternative to the `which` command? [duplicate]

If the which command is not available, is there another 'standard' method to find out where a command's executable can be found? If there is no other 'standard' method available, the actual system I ...
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Edit mp3 tags remotely from Windows

I have a Windows desktop at home. My mp3's are on a dedicated Debian server. How do I edit the mp3 tags on the Linux server from my windows PC with a GUI software? Is there a GUI software that can ...
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How to improve quality of microphone input

I am both new to linux and "sound processing" and I'm sorry if this looks like a question being answered with the first entry on Google. Because I don't even know what to google for. A friend of mine ...
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Terminal-based spreadsheets and wordprocessor?

Are there any (good) terminal based (ie. runs in a VT, not in GUI/X) spreadsheets or wordprocessors for Unix/Linux? Can anybody remember the name of such programs which were popular before (eg. ...
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Program for choosing computers to run X clients on - what are such programs called?

At my college some 20 years ago they ran HPUX and had several X-terminals (terminals with graphic-cards that ran an X server, but left the running of X clients to the main computer). The college had ...
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Program for two-way synchronization of big files (VM disk images)

I heavily use virtual machines in my work and I need an efficient way of synchronizing them between my PCs. I know of bigsync, but this program works well only for one-way synchronizing (like ...