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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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What is the fastest way to view images from the terminal?

The terminal is very fast and convenient way to quickly access directories and files (faster than find and click on the directory). One thing that it cannot show in text-mode is "pictures". What ...
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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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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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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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What software can I use to do live screen-casting in linux?

I'm looking for a software to do live screen-cast of our local user group meeting. What software can I use to do that? Ideally I'd like to capture the computer screen and speaker's audio and stream it ...
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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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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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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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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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Accessing the iPhone file system via Linux/Unix

My old iPhone is semi-bricked. It turns off after a few minutes and doesn't get past the load screen. It has important data on it which wasn't backed up. I'm trying to access the hard-drive's ...
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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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GUI for GIT similar to SourceTree

Is there a similar piece of software to SourceTree, a GUI for git, for Linux? I know about Giggle, git cola, etc. I'm looking for a beautiful, easy to use GUI for git.
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Is there a robust command line tool for processing csv files?

I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...
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Linux replacement for Apple Keynote software?

I am trying to migrate from Mac OS X to a Linux distribution, maybe/probably Ubuntu. One of my favorite applications for the Mac was Apple Keynote, which makes amazing sideshow presentations. Is ...
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Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)

Ok, I realise that I risk a religious war asking a question about text editors, but here goes. Requirements Mostly used for config file edits Text based not GUI Available for Raspian flavour of ...
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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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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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IM program to support yahoo video calls

I have been trying to migrate to Linux from Windows during the past one year. Until I completely deleted my windows and I have been using Linux mint 15 for the last 30 days. I am really satisfied. 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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Music management software that sync playlists onto Android device

I am trying to find a music management software that can sync playlists onto my Android phone running Cyanogenmod 9. BTW, this handset does not have an Internet connection. Specifically, I want the ...
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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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Is there any (good) SQLite GUI for Linux?

I'm looking for a SQLite graphical administration utility for Linux but I can't seem to find any (I found an extension for Firefox I'm not a user of that browser). Is there any that you know of?
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Linux server monitoring software

The dedicated server I'm looking after started to crash occasionally, I suspect because of overload, so I need some performance/resource based monitoring software, preferably with web interface, ...
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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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PNG viewer that can display text chunks metadata

Is there a PNG viewer that can display text chunk metadata? Ideally, I'd like a way to view arbitrary chunks.
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Linux equivalent for Microsoft Visio?

Visio is a great tool for creating diagrams, flowcharts, prototyping, etc. But it is Windows-only and is not free. Are there any graphical tools for Linux that can do many of these same tasks well?
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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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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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Is there any web browser that uses keybinding apart from uzbl?

I have just found out about uzbl but for some reason it crashes with segmentation fault when I log into gmail (Arch). I don't have the time nor the knowledge of dealing with this segmentation fault so ...
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Are there any comic book authoring programs?

Is there any software designed to assist with creating comic books? The basic features needed are pre-drawn frames around the panels and the ability to easily drag and drop characters into the scene, ...
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Personal health records software

Does anybody know personal health records software for Linux? I want to record blood pressure, pulse, temperature, feel to analyze later. I will write information manually, as my measuring ...
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How do you write specific bytes to a file?

Given a file myfile with the following contents: $ cat myfile foos A hexdump of the file gives us the contents: $ hexdump myfile 6f66 736f 000a Currently, I can create the file by specifying the ...
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A tool for checking broken web links

Please recommend a tool that checks for broken links on a web site. not required, but would be nice to have: checks standards-compliance of the HTML, CSS, Javascript, ... displays permanent ...
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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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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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Light, easy-to-use presentation software

I am looking for a Linux presentation software and the main features I need are: Light on dependencies and resource consumption (I use GTK+) Easy to use Align & Distribute information on slide ...
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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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Lightweight outgoing SMTP server

What do you use as a lightweight SMTP for outgoing e-mails only? I am running an app that sends e-mails via SMTP when events occur once in a while, and I don't need a fully featured e-mail server. ...
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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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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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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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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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Editor for markdown tables

Is there any tool for linux which makes it easier to generate and edit tables for markdown?
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Record screen in X

How can I record all activity on the screen for a certain amount of time? I know about tools like xwd that capture a still image; can they be extended to record video? I'd prefer not using any fancy ...