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Maximising windows in dual-monitor setup

I'm using a dual-dual setup and would like to have youtube videos running maximised on one screen while freeing up the other screen for my IDE. However, as soon as I click the mouse the youtube video ...
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Inotifywait for large number of files in a directory

What I want to do is, to monitor a directory (not recursive, just one) for new files created and append those files to one single big file as they are being written. The number of files that are ...
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“Filter failed” from hplip

Problem Description - Unable to print Device name : HP LaserJet M1005 MFP USB printer OS : Linux 3.8.13-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 GNU/Linux Error Description : Cups is working well and ...
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xdg-open default applications behavior

When I have no defaults.list and mimeapps.list, xdg-open opens text/plain with gvim. But when I create defaults.list in /usr/share/applications/ and add the following lines : [Default Applications] ...
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Remote presentation display

I have two Debian machines. One is connected to a projector for a presentation, and the other is a netbook that doesn't have a working VGA output. How can I play a presentation on the netbook, but ...
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1answer
264 views

Build binary and dependencies without sudo

I want to install a piece of software (rtorrent) from source to my home folder. It depends on ncurses, which is not installed. I've installed ncurses to my home folder by using the PREFIX option ...
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1answer
224 views

How to config the Mate src in Freebsd

a favor is asked on the so-called "babystep" of the Mate configuration in Freebsd. I understand that here is the place for Mate install for Freebsd. But I should admit that I am a newer and I can't ...
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114 views

How to switch tags via awesome API

I've been digging around in the API documentation, and I'm having limited sucess switching tags from within awesome-client. Basically, I can switch tags with: awful.tag.viewidx(2) But that is ...
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rm -rf all files and all hidden files w/o . & .. error?

rm -rf /some/path/* deletes all non-hidden files in that dir (and subdirs). rm -rf /some/path/.* deletes all hidden files in that dir (but not subdirs) and also gives the following error/warning: ...
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How similar are Android and QNX?

The root of the question is really: "Can you run the Android OS on a BlackBerry PlayBook?" Since one is a Linux derivative and the other is a Unix derivative, it seems a natural fit for here.
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1answer
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find utility does not recognize bracket notation

I've two files in the current folder: submitWeb.m submit.m the following find does not show the two files: find . -regex .*submit\(Web\)?\.m But the above regex expression works fine in ...
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What does ./ mean? [duplicate]

I'm having a hard time getting what ./ does. In the Linux Essentials books, it asks me in an exercise to delete a file named -file. After googling, I found that I need to do rm ./-file but I don't ...
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157 views

Have aptitude search print full package name

Environment: aptitude called in a script. I'm having problems with this command: aptitude search '?virtual' |grep ^v |grep -v i386|sort|uniq In particular if I do: aptitude search '?virtual' ...
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No bluez device after pactl list sources short

I am using pulseaudio on a Raspberry Debian (Wheezy) but my bt-headset(Iqua BHS-611) does not show up in sources or sinks. What I did: I followed the Raspbian Wheezy Installation Guide at: ...
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1answer
593 views

High availibility setup with NFS

Web hosting HA setup I have 5 servers: Server-1: Webhosting Controlpanel (192.168.1.1) Server-2: Load balancer [Haproxy] (Public IP:192.168.1.2 and Virtual IP:192.168.1.3) ...
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What is the `editor` command in bash?

I was looking for a command that would hopefully open the current user's favourite text editor, because I am writing out some instructions with commands in a blog. I was expecting a command like edit, ...
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1answer
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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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1answer
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How does the ports package build system work?

I have used yum and apt for package management. The ports system which is in use in *BSD is new to me. I see that some Linux distributions also use it. Like the Gentoo portage and Arch's ABS. I would ...
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pg_dump version mismatch on Debian

I'm running PostgreSQL on Debian Unstable/Sid. I've got the current versions (9.1) of postgresql, postgresql-client, postgresql-client-common (143) installed. The problem I'm having is trying to run ...
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Why doesn't `head -c 2 /dev/hwrng` work?

I have an Atmel 97SC3201 in my computer and set the following in the kernel: CONFIG_HW_RANDOM_TPM CONFIG_TCG_TPM CONFIG_TCG_ATMEL /dev has tpm0 and hwrng, but running this command returns the ...
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How do I use pushd and popd commands?

What are the practical uses of both pushd and popd when there is an advantage of using these two commands over cd and cd -? EDIT: I'm looking for some practical examples of uses for both of these ...
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How can I set up a usb printer as a network printer using a linux server?

Basically right now I have a USB only printer, it's very nice. There are 5 people in my household and we all are constantly wanting to use the printer. Windows has a built in way to share the ...
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955 views

Getting error opening Windows. Error 1: Filename must be either an absolute pathname or blocklist

I've installed CentOS 6.4 on UEFI machine. Created /boot/efi partition and installed grub in it. But when I open Other in the grub menu I get this error: Error 1: Filename must be either an ...
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2answers
527 views

Running K3b from the command line

I wish to run K3b from the command line. I do not mind if it opens windows, as long as I do not have to click in them and they ultimately close. Specifically, I wish to run k3b --copy /dev/cdrom. This ...
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YUM UPDATE stuck forever

I created repository for RHEL 5.6 . There was already an exiting repository for RHEL5.2 which I deleted. And i run following commands yum clean all yum clean metadata then, Yum list all It list all ...
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Can't connect to a wireless network in Arch Linux netctl

I just installed arch linux on my laptop. But after rebooting, I can't connect to the internet. Wi-fi is the only available connection to me. I used the command wifi-menu then after choosing my ...
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mount Linux NFS. rpc.statd is not running

I have Ubuntu 12.04 as the NFS server. The clients are Linux. My /etc/exports file has 1 line, /folderToExport *(rw,async,no_subtree_check) /etc/init.d/nfs-kernel-server status shows that the ...
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2answers
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Gnome3/cinnamon set keyboard shortcut

I cannot find where I can set keyboard shortcut for switching languages. Update: New problem: I cannot set Alt+Shift combination for that.
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1answer
211 views

apt installing more packages than specified as dependencies

I was trying to install texmaker from the repository. For installing the texlive I followed the steps described here. For this the control file I used is this. It has the file texlive-binaries in it. ...
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2answers
654 views

Disadvantages to having www-data able to log in

I run a tiny web server basically just for hosting small data projects and files. This server has a public IP address. I would like to be able to FTP in and upload files directly to /var/www/*, and ...
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1answer
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How do I change the screen font size when using a virtual terminal

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual terminal via CTRL+ALT+F1. The text is far too small. How do I change the screen resolution to get a larger font?
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How can I set up a samba share accessible via windows 7 to a specific point on the server?

A samba share is set up according to the directions here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Samba The /etc/samba/smb.conf file looks like this (after some hacking around from googling): # This ...
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1answer
887 views

How to fix “org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1” error when unmounting USBs in Thunar?

I recently installed Debian Wheezy with XFce4. Whenever I try to unmount a USB, I get this error message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 ...
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1answer
351 views

Debian, virtualenv, IPython notebook and matplotlib inline plots

I have been using IPython notebook on both OSX and Windows 7 for a while. Now I'm trying to create a minimal system for me to work on Debian 7 (Wheezy). I installed: LXDE Python2.7 python-dev ...
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1answer
134 views

Is the desktop environment responsible for affecting behaviour to certain keys?

I have a laptop which has a Fn key. Using xev command shows that Fn + UpArrow is affected to XF86AudioRaiseVolume. If I use KDE, is it KDE that is responsible for affecting a behaviour to that ...
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/sys/ documentation?

Are there any man pages on the /sys/ directory and how devices are setup? I'm hoping that there may be something similar to man proc, but cant really find anything to push me in the right direction.
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1answer
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Why are reboot, shutdown and poweroff symlinks to systemctl?

In Arch Linux, if I do ls -l in /sbin, I can see that reboot, shutdown and poweroff are all symlinks to /usr/bin/systemctl. But issuing reboot, shutdown and systemctl commands obviously does not all ...
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1answer
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How does Google manage its service package installation and upgrade? [closed]

The RPM, yum or apt tools are very popular in the Linux world, but I don't know whether Google uses these tools in their internet service management work, and use these tools to manage the service ...
2
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0answers
451 views

Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. For some reason, websites that use Helvetica Neue display fine, but those who use Helvetica have some issues... ...
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2answers
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What happens to UIDs upon mount of file system

I have a very basic question and still failed to find the answer after ~10 google requests and skimming through my unix textbook, so: Consider a system with 2 hard drives, having root file system at ...
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3answers
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ffmpeg -pattern_type glob — not loading files in correct order

I have a dilemma.. I've had a script for a while now that downloads pictures from a webcam every few minutes. The naming convention just does new_image((len(files(dir))+1) + '.jpg') and that's all ...
2
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4answers
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How to Remove Windows from dual boot setup?

I originally had Windows 7 Starter and Updated to the Windows 8 90 Day Trial. 30 Days into the trial I decided I absolutely hate it and wanted to try Linux Mint. I installed Linux Mint and found out ...
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3answers
450 views

Custom autocomplete: deal with spaces in filenames

A bit of context, this question is a follow-up of this one: Bash remote autocompletion : change the 'starting' directory Anyway, I'm writing my custom autocompletion bash script: I want the ...
3
votes
2answers
262 views

Passing quotes and full strings to bash -c or zsh -c

When I am in Perl and I call system(some_command), this invokes some_command on /bin/sh. I would like it instead to run some_command in another shell such as bash or zsh. One way of running ...
3
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2answers
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mv: cannot stat No such file or directory in shell script

I wrote a script to move some files form one folder to another folder but I got the following error, I checked 2 folders and notice for 1 folder there are such files and another there is no such ...
2
votes
2answers
825 views

How do I install Slax to a usb stick?

I want to install Slax on my usb stick, but I just can't get it to work. I tried copying the contents of the .zip file to the usb stick, and I got to some grub rescue thingy. I also tried Unetbootin, ...
3
votes
1answer
475 views

Can you create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned?

I would like to know if it is possible to create a volumegroup in LVM that all the Logical volumes created under it will be thin provisioned? This will be used on RHEL 6 which does include thin ...
3
votes
4answers
386 views

Using Linux text editor to prepare content for Microsoft Word

I need to prepare a long manuscript that must be submitted in a Microsoft Word document in order to meet the submission criteria. (Please no "Don't use Word" comments.) I want to use a text editor on ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

stat on an encrypted volume in osx takes a long time

My workstation is a MacBook Pro with an SSD. For security reasons, my main volume is encrypted. I ran this command on a folder: time find . -exec stat {} + >/dev/null real 0m5.205s user ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Finding gEDA installation directory

I installed gEDA and I am trying to find it's installation directory/path. I've searched Google for many strings and entered a lot of the results it returned but didn't find anything about that. So ...

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