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Oct
10
comment Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up
"I'm a complete newbie to linux." And with a day of experience, decided to change the visual theme. Don't do that; for reals. I've been using Ubuntu since April 2005 and other unixes for 20 years prior to that, I've never had a plug=in theme behave all 3 times I even bothered. True, I didn't give much effort, because they should need any. Switch back to default and learn about the system before you try to make it look coolz.
Oct
7
revised copy files from tftp server
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Oct
7
answered copy files from tftp server
Oct
7
comment Cron Log File Outputs Nothing
See if you can get a Hello world! PHP program to give you output under cron and let that guide you to a more precise question.
Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
If I understood your exchange with @Anthon restarting the machine (or X) works for a time but it fails again later. That is very diagnostic of a display chip set damaged by overheating. It can easily cost as much to replace the chips as it would to get a new machine. Also, even if the chips were replaced there could be a design defect with the cooling system which can cause the GPU to fail again. Vacuum all the ventilation holes in the laptop and if that doesn't work, consider getting a new one. Sorry.
Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
I second @DavidKohen hypothesis that it is a GPU hardware fault. Swap out the GPU to test the hypothesis.
Oct
5
comment What is my sudo password?
You, user derek, may not have sudo permissions; ask your sysadmin. In your comment you gave a weird error message "hello is not in the sudoers file" I thought our hypothetical user:password was derek:hello; I would expect an error "derek is not in the sudoers file" but sudoers never contains passwords.
Oct
5
answered What is my sudo password?
Oct
3
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
Weird. I'm going with the "demonic possession hypothesis". Be careful if your toaster starts acting up. ;)
Oct
3
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
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Oct
3
answered how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
Oct
2
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
code blocking and grammar
Oct
2
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
If possible, take gnome-terminal out of the path and try the GUI gvim. If ^R doesn't work there, then xev will show you the KeyPress and KeyRelease events. If xev doesn't show a keysym CONTROL and keysym r, contact an exorcist.
Sep
30
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Sep
29
revised cd and ls behave differently when inside a softlink to a dir
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Sep
29
answered cd and ls behave differently when inside a softlink to a dir
Sep
21
comment Why thepiratebay.se showing the content of /var/www/index.html?
Your internet provider may be redirecting thepiratebay.se to localhost.
Sep
13
comment Avoid mutt sending mail with too many entries in To: or Cc: fields
Handling these test in the MUA may be was the OP was asking for, unfortunately, it's very easy to subvert. I can talk to sendmail directly. I can telnet to port 25 and talk to the MUA through a pipe. If I have a no telnet to the MTA but I have a compiler, I can easily write a program that talks to port 25. All this points to the MTA as being the proper place for filtering.
Sep
6
answered How do you fire a sequence of commands at the command tool?
Sep
5
comment Automatically put an alias into ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc
@WillianPaixao not quite. The source command in this answer makes the alias immediately available, which your's does not. That's not an earth-shattering difference, but is is better than "logout and login again".