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You don't 'boot' Linux as a specific user. You just log in, as a specific user. Your Kubuntu is probably just logging you in as the default user you created. You need to disable autologin. You want System Settings, Advanced, Login Manager. Under 'Convenience' turn off all the auto-login options. Next time you log out and in to KDE, just log in as root. ...


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Separate /boot partition used to be needed (the BIOS in older computers couldn't boot except from the start of the hard drive, and GRUB 1 couldn't boot from some filesystems). Nowadays you don't really need to have a separate /boot partition, except in some specific scenarios (e.g. encrypted root partition). Also, it's used for EFI, as noted in a comment. ...


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Because yum wasn't meant for Debian-based operating system. If you start using two package managers the results are, most of the time, very ugly, because they are not aware of each other, they remove, replace and install files, modify configurations in a way the other package managers doesn't know and there you will have a holy mess. If you want to install ...


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GVFS provides a layer just below the user applications you use like firefox. This layer is called a virtual filesystem and basically presents to firefox, thunderbird and pidgin a common layer that allows them to see local file resource and remote file resource as a single set of resources. Meaning your access to the resource whether on your local machine or ...


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I've observed the same problem, also on Ubuntu 12.04. After resuming, the system is displaying a text mode console and looks frozen, but magic SysRq responds. I've found that Alt+SysRq+K (which kills all the programs on the current virtual console) works for me. This doesn't kill any of my programs, it's only killing processes on the temporary console used ...


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Well, for one thing, Provides: does not work with dependencies that specify a version. From the Debian Policy Manual, "Virtual packages - Provides": If a relationship field has a version number attached, only real packages will be considered [...]. In other words, if a version number is specified, this is a request to ignore all Provides for that package ...


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I recommend you to use apt-file to search for the package that contains a specific file. If you invoke apt-file search listings.sty you should find the package that contains listings. On my system it's contained in texlive-latex-recommended that you have already installed. To play it safe i would execute texhash to update latex's directory tree. If ...


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This isn't an answer; I wanted to comment but my non-answer-type-thing wouldn't quite fit in the comment box, so here it is. Feel free to ignore/downvote — and yes, I know you're sure you don't want swap. POSIX/Linux Swap isn't like Windows pagefiles, and Linux overcommits memory. That means that you may have 8 gigs of RAM, and the OS will happily allocate ...


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This may be related - or not. Since several months, the compose key stops working, after a while. I defined an .Xmodmap which defines the keys, and after running xmodmap it works, at least to finish a document or so. But after a couple of hours (?) it just disappears. No log-out, no opening apps. I have not been able to pinpoint any event which could cause ...


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This forum thread discusses the issue and includes various solutions/workarounds, such as deleting /.config/akonadi, Rather than removing the akonadi configuration, I edited ~/.config/akonadi/aknoadiserverrc and changed StartServer=true to StartServer=false, and then rebooted (although logging out and back in should have been sufficient). (1) or this ...


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In X11 (on console I don't know) you can do it by redefining the behaviour of the Escape key. I looked at the "shift(break_caps)" definition to see how it works, and adapted it. Look at this answer on xkb for more details on how/where to put the locally modified files and load them. And for doing what you want, you need in the local symbols file (eg: ...


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The Konsole profile contains settings specific to Konsole eg terminal font, text colour, background colour, settings for shorcuts to manipulate tabs etc. /etc/passwd defines the default shell for the user, of which bash is just the most common option. Alternatives to bash are zsh, ksh, csh etc. You can google each of them to find out more about them. The ...


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I bet you downloaded the wombat256mod.vim file and tried to add with :colorscheme wombat256 instead of :colorscheme wombat256mod. You must watch that both files has different endings. The :colorscheme wombat256mod will only work for the wombat256mod.vim file while :colorscheme wombat256 will only work for wombat256 file. Try again but with :colorscheme ...


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First of all, assure your sudo apt-get update works well and all your sources are ok. Here they solve by installing auto-complete-el sudo apt-get install auto-complete-el Here they solved because accidentally ~/.bashrc was deleted. You can get a working copy from /etc/skel/.bashrc


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If your HDD allows, you can try to do it this way: First write uncompressed file: ffmpeg -f x11grab -s SZ -r 30 -i :0.0 -qscale 0 -vcodec huffyuv grab.avi here SZ is your display size (e.g. 1920x1080). After that you can compress it at any time you want: ffmpeg -i grab.avi grab.mkv Of course, you can change compression, select codec and so on.


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When you copy, move, pack or unpack files with Krusader, the confirmation dialog will show a button labeled "F2 Queue". Press the button or F2 to add the current job to the queue manager. A quick way to copy files with the queue manager is pressing F5 then F2. To move files, F6 then F2.


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You can put your command in file /etc/rc.local: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on error. # # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution # bits. # # By default this script does nothing. java -jar ...


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I have been able to run a virtual machine in VMware using the original installed partitions, but only with Linux as the client (Windows host) and not the other way around. The problem is that the virtual machine is significantly different from the real machine, and Windows is much less capable of coping with that than Linux is (Android is probably more like ...


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If you using DHCP, you can trigger the ip address change using dhclient-script: NAME dhclient-script - DHCP client network configuration script DESCRIPTION The DHCP client network configuration script is invoked from time to time by dhclient(8). This script is used by the dhcp client to set each interface's initial ...


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This can be done in a single pipeline - just use xargs to run useradd for every line in its input: sed '/^[[:space:]]*$/d; s/[[:space:]]//g' users.dat | xargs -I{} echo {} Replace echo with useradd when you are sure it is doing the right thing. Note also that if you are writing this for a Debian based system (eg Ubuntu, Linux Mint), you should consider ...


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This is a workaround, and probably not "near-perfect" as it may depend on network speed or other factors that may hinder the video stream. Use VNC or Teamviewer and connect from your laptop or desktop to the other machine. If you have a Windows or OSX laptop available, you probably have tools that can record this, and I believe teamviewer can record a ...


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I solved this by installing KX Studio. The instructions can be found here: http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/Documentation These are the steps I used. (They are directly from the KX Studio documentation.) In my case it was required to install the low latency kernel. I tried the generic kernel first and that did not do the trick. Once I installed KX Studio and ...


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After selecting the partition that should be used (and usually at the end of the installation), the installer will ask you were to install the bootloader. You should place the bootloader on the disk that your bios is booting from. In your case, this should be /dev/sda. /dev/sda is the whole disk and not a specific partition, so selecting /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 ...


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In general you install the boot loader into the master boot record (MBR) of your drive. So you'd specify it as /dev/sda. There are other methods where you can install your boot loader into a partition as well, and then "chain" them together so that one boot loader (MBR) will run another boot loader (partition). So historically when I've setup a dual boot ...


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Im not entirely sure what goes on behind the scenes in KDE but it appears that chrome was not getting the url as a parameter, it was getting the fetched html instead (and only the html, no other resources). So based on this answer for getting web based email as your default in KDE, on a hunch, I added $s to the end of the default Web Browser component, and ...


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My system is ubuntu 13.04. I ran a script similar to your's via anacrontab and it works. Try this .. Set up your crontab .. $ cat /path/crontabfile SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin * * * * * /bin/bash /path/anacron-tst/s1.sh ALTERNATIVE: Set up your anacrontab .. $ cat /etc/anacrontab ### ...


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Try adding something like the following to your ~/.xinitrc (or ~/.xsession if you use a login manager): while true; do if [[ -a ~/.messages ]]; then zenity --info --text="$(printf "%q" $(cat ~/.messages))" rm ~/.messages fi sleep 10 done & I haven't tested this with zenity as I don't have it and I'm assuming that .xsession ...


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Add these lines to ~/.Xmodmap : clear lock keycode 0x42 = Escape Then, type the command: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap Your Caps Lock key is now remapped to the Esc key. Reference url. Also go through this nice article about Mapping CapsLock to Escape in Ubuntu, which seems to be a unix.se user :)


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Go to the folder... /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.kde/share/apps/ksysguard/ I created a folder and moved the two files in to it in case it caused even worse problems. When I started System Monitor the graphs showed up again. Apparently files in your own home directory are safe to delete if you did not create them.


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I'm using Debian but it should be similar. You should have a file called kdmrc. In Debian, this file resides in /etc/kde4/kdm. Look for a 'AllowRootLogin=false' entry. Change it to 'AllowRootLogin=true'. Then add or change the following entry: AutoLoginEnable=true AutoLoginUser=root



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