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Is it safe to run GPG tools in x11?

Given the relative (anyone with my present user permissions can swipe scancodes) ease of keylogging in an x11 environment, should I run GPG tools only in the TTY?
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Determine Windows file-system on GPT partition

I have a laptop with SSD which has Windows 10 installed. I booted the laptop from USB flash drive into Ubuntu 14.04.3 and tried to find out the file system on partition 4. According to gdisk it has ...
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Quick hit application for searching files on Linux Mint?

In both Windows and Mac OSX, there is some kind of a quick search application that returns both programs and files in your documents. For Windows, this is the start menu, and for OSX this is the ...
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Text appears twice in zsh prompt [on hold]

I use virtualenv, which updates the zsh shell prompt when you run the activate script. It has a line that looks like this: PS1="(`basename \"$VIRTUAL_ENV\"`)$PS1" I expect to see a prompt like ...
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Why does Caps Lock key behave as Caps Lock key without the Lock modifier?

At first, there is no key mapping. The Caps Lock key on my keyboard behaves as Caps Lock. lone@debian:~$ xmodmap -pke | grep Caps_Lock keycode 66 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol Caps_Lock lone@debian:~$ ...
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Provide three argument to one option using getopts in bash

I am trying to process a command line using getopts in bash. I have to pass three arguments after -w option. For example, -w 1 do loop. It should print one line before and after each line from loop ...
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Prevent debian from hindering boot if a software-raid problem exists

I have a computer that I rarely have physical access to. All my access to that computer is done using SSH. On that computer, there's a software RAID5 using MDADM. This array contains data in one ...
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how to move directories by date to cooresponding monthly directoires

using bash, how would one move directories with a common name, by create date to a monthly corresponding directory without calling out the source specific create date? #!/usr/bin/bash $SourceDir ...
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Can't find job mysql on crouton, ubuntu precise

I'm using Ubuntu precise as chroot in my chromebook machine. I'm trying to install mysql through apt-get install mysql-server. The thing is, when I try to start it, it can't find the job: ...
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Wrong zip command messed up my project directory

I've issued a command gzip -r project.zip project/* in projects home directory and I've messed things up; every file in project directory and all other subdirectories have .gz extension. How do I undo ...
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How Can I Improve the Font Rendering In Firefox

my font rendering in Firefox looks terrible on pages such as facebook.com and twitter.com (see picture). I'm running Debian 8 and fiddling with hardware acceleration doesn't seem to work, how can I ...
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After mapping Caps Lock to Escape using xmodmap, how to revert Caps Lock back to Caps Lock without altering Escape key?

I have mapped my Caps Lock key to function as Escape using this command. xmodmap -e "remove Lock = Caps_Lock" -e "keysym Caps_Lock = Escape" Now how can I undo this mapping? I tried the following ...
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Dualboot win10/Linux Mint boots directly into win10 - doesn't show grub

So I have a dual boot setup using Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.2 but I can't boot into Mint normally because my laptop always boots into windows without showing grub. In order to boot into Mint I ...
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How to start Debian without installation from USB

I want to build a Linux/Debian live USB Stick, to modify my partition tabel. I read that modifiing the partition table shouldn't be done while Linux is running on the hard drive. Because of that the ...
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vpn is disabled when connecting through gnome-ppp

I am connecting my reliance modem through 'gnome-ppp'.As it connected to internet successfully, i could not connect to my saved VPN. The VPN(all saved connections) connection is disabled. Please help ...
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How to use Kali-X theme in xfce on another machine?

I do really like the theme used in Kali linux light on the xfce desktop, named 'Kali-X'. I've been trying to use it on debian using xfce but it doesn't render the same way. All grays looks much more ...
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How to configure USB serial port paramters for a Windows program running in Wine?

I have a small CNC machine that's controlled by a custom piece of Windows software over USB, and I'd like to be able to run it from Linux. The software loads up fine under Wine, but it can't see the ...
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Why is sed coming back with “unterminated `s' command”?

So I have a Bash script which looks like this: #!/bin/bash extentemplate=" exten => `$prevchannel`,n,Queue(`$prevchannelname`)\ exten => `$prevchannel`,n,Hangup()\ \ ;`$channelname`\ exten ...
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Merge lines with matching first column

I've been trying to use awk to merge two files when they have the same first column. Here are my example files: FileA.txt A2M 1 A4GALT 11 AAAS 35 AAGAB 7 FileB.txt A4GALT 2 AAAS ...
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How can I change the first line of a big gzip file without decompressing all of it?

I currently have a compressed file, A.gz which contains lots of tabulated data, including a header in the first line. I want to create another file, B.gz, which has the same data as the previous file, ...
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Changing Fedora's builtin Hotspot mode to 5GHz

I am using Fedora 22 and in the WiFi settings, I can enable a HotSpot. I found the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot file, but I do not know what I can do there. I want the hotspot to ...
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bash loop with 0.02 increment

I want to make a for loop in bash with 0.02 as increments I tried for ((i=4.00;i<5.42;i+=0.02)) do commands done but it didn't work. I appreciate if you help me out.
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GTK Maximum number of clients reached

I recently updated my arch linux running chromium and ever since the update I get the error Maximum number of clients reached Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0 when I try to run a program ...
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isolinux.bin is missing

I want to build a debian live CD and live USB image. It seems as if I need the following file: isolinux.bin I use following tutorial: ...
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Checking service log

So, I know that knowdays we can use journalctl -u SERVICE.service to check the logs of a service started using systemctl. The thing is that I got a machine with "old" (centos 6) linux and I wanted to ...
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Setting up OpenSSH to use rhosts?

I rent a couple of VPSs running latest Ubuntu, both with OpenSSH. I'd like to try password-less login using .rhosts/.shosts. I know this is not recommended, and that it's better to use public-key ...
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xscreensaver running on lightdm GTK greeter

This is a dorky question and the merits of it are pointless. I have a system for guests and I want a BSOD screensaver for the login. I've been fiddling around for a while with various attempts at ...
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Why does this pipe not end when the las process dies (zombie)?

I have a script run and monitored by svscan/supervise. When the last luces-hf/run: #!/bin/bash set -v export http_proxy=[redacted] curl -N -s https://[redacted] |\ grep --line-buffered "event" | ...
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After changing LVM, I have “residue” of old PV's

I used to have an LVM LV based off of two smaller disks. I introduced a new, much larger disk, migrated the data, and retired the old disks. Everything works fine. The 3Tb disk /dev/sdb1 is fully ...
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Synaptic Driver not working after focaltech-dkms fix install on Mint

I'm running Mint cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=17.2 DISTRIB_CODENAME=rafaela DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela" NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.04.2 LTS, Trusty Tahr" ...
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Is there a brief way to view the top resource usage(CPU, memory or even bandwidth) of a program after its running?

I know I can use top to view the overall real-time CPU & Memory usage, and nload for overall real-time bandwidth usage. But I wish to view the maximum(or average) CPU, Memory, & bandwidth ...
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Dual-Boot Kali Linux and Windows [on hold]

I am new to linux; I want to install Kali Linux with Windows. When the installation comes to partition disks, it shows the D, E, and F drives as a one drive, except for the C drive. My hdd is 500 gb ...
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How to have only one binary for FreeBSD 10-CURRENT and previous versions in case of usning iconv

FreeBSD 10-CURRENT switched to native iconv instead of libiconv library. Our team has a code that uses iconv invocations and we compile it on earlier version of FreeBSD. When we launch the executable ...
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mutt SSL unknown protocol - not able to connect

I am facing following situation. I am using arch linux I installed mutt the email client I followed the simple guidelines in the arch wiki to configure mutt to use imap For the simple config where ...
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Where in GRUB2 source code is the handover/jump to kernel code?

I'm looking for the line of code where GRUB2 finally jumps to kernel code and thus hands over execution? I guess it's in an assembler file since this is very low architecture stuff. I looked at the ...
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Remove files and subdirectories of particular folder

I need to remove files and sub-directories in a particular folder but not that folder itself. I am using below command: find . -type d -depth -mtime +7 -exec rm -rf {} \; But it throws following ...
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How to keep a log about when screen has been locked/unlocked

I would like to keep track of the times when I locked/unlocked my computer. I'm running RHEL 6.6 with gnome 2. But maybe there is 'general' solution? Are there any commands, files or something which ...
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logrotate create group not working

cat /etc/issue Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for VMware (x86_64) - Kernel \r (\l). rpm -qf /etc/logrotate.conf logrotate-3.7.7-10.22 tail -n15 /etc/logrotate.d/syslog ...
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Are basic system administrator utilities such as useradd or adduser standardized?

Are basic system administrator utilities such as useradd or adduser standardized? If so, where can I find the specs? (POSIX doesn't seem to encompass those, but I might need to take a better look).
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Getting 403 forbidden error in sudo apt-get update

I want to upgrade version 13.10 to 14.04. This is output that I get: W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden W: ...
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Screen Capture - Scrolling Window

One of my Python programs creates a scrolling window (using wxPython). What I need to do is capture the contents of the whole window for some documentation. Whilst my Windows 7 PC can do this using ...
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Upgrading CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7 on VMWare 11.0

I tried to upgrade(in-place) CentOS 6.7 to CentOS 7.0 on the various environments. I installed CentOS-6.7-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso on VWware 11.0. And I followed the ...
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wifi - maximum number of pending replies per connection has been reached

Sometimes, my wifi internet connection gets interrupted which i can see when the leds in the wifi modem goes off. Now, when the connection resumes (i mean, the green led starts glowing in the ...
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1answer
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Slow gtk-based terminal emulators vs konsole and xterm

I'm on an atom-powered (read: under-powered) netbook, which is nevertheless sufficient for most of my needs (it has good graphical acceleration for videos and 2D graphics such as the browser, and ...
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1answer
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Win 8.1 guest on VirtualBox 5 running on Wayland 1.8 freezes after login

I'm testing GNOME 3.16.3 wayland (1.8) session on ArchLinux 64bit. Everything seems to work fine so far except for VirtualBox 5.0.2. If I run windows 8.1 as guest, after entering the password on the ...
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How to obtain mouse events from the kernel when X is active?

When switching to a virtual terminal on my system, The kernel successfully delivers mouse events to a generic input event interface -/dev/input/event6 in my case- as well as legacy interfaces mouse1 ...
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failed to start the x server (your interface). it it likely not set up correctly (Mint)

I was trying to configure mouse properties following this guide. I restarted my computer and got this message : Failed to start the x server (your interface). It it likely not set up correctly ...
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Installing Eclipse on BeableBone Black

I'm using a beaglebone black board running "Linux beaglebone 3.8.13-bone47", which is a Debian distribution. I using "tightvncserver" on BBB and realVNC on windows, to have view a remote desktop of ...
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Why awk says “syntax error” for the comma I placed between the two patterns?

I run the following script under Linux (Mint on a USB key) with GNU Awk 4.0.1 installed by default. Error returned by awk is the following : awk: cmd. line:7: /^Observation/,/^@@@/ ...
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How does AUFS store deleted files?

When I change a file in an AUFS-mount, that change gets stored somehow in the rw-layer. It is clear how new/changed files are stored in the rw-layer, but how get deleted files remembered there?

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