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revised can't get gnome-session working over SSH
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Sep
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comment can't get gnome-session working over SSH
it may be spelled with a X (capital x). Try Xnest
Sep
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revised can't get gnome-session working over SSH
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Sep
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comment can't get gnome-session working over SSH
does running a remote xterm work?
Sep
1
comment How to operate as root in GUI?
@Kshitiz Sharma: no it's not.
Sep
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answered can't get gnome-session working over SSH
Sep
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comment How to operate as root in GUI?
Well, 1. if the directories aren't readable for you there's usually a good reason for it and 2. my Nautilus version 3.4.2 has exactly such an option as you describe. What system are you on precicely? I suppose you could always start nautilus as user root and use that to browse your fs. However, this may also not be what you want.
Aug
30
comment Not able to execute system files
Even if it's virtual it can break. How to setup backup is something you need to find out by talking to the people running the host/cluster on which your VM situated. If you have another computer/vm available you can always create copies using scp and other tools. There won't be a real "backup" solution. Just save the important files ... even if it means emailing them to yourself.
Aug
30
answered Not able to execute system files
Aug
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comment how can I use bash as my login shell when my sysadmin refuses to let me change it
I don't get it! Won't bash also read .profile thus generating an infinite loop? I agree that something along the lines of exec bash is what you want, but you need to make sure you do it only to your login ksh so some if-statements are required!
Aug
29
comment Cannot FTP more than 5791 bytes
You can also set up a test where the remote FTP server listens on some high non-standard port. Maybe it really is your ISP.
Aug
29
comment barcode scanner input when running xorg and evdev
Maybe you want to promote the comment to an answer and mark it as correct ...
Aug
29
comment Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?
I don't know how much you can change the behaviour of git, but at least the way it works out-of-the-debian-repository it is quite greedy when it comes to searching for tracked/untracked/modified files and it automatically feels responsible for every file. mrb already stated this. Sometimes I get annoyed by this greedy behaviour even in relatively small projects I wouldn't want that in my home directory. Why do want to use git? I'm also using a versioning system to sync my configuration files across hosts and I'm quite happy with CVS because it's so simple! Git is very (too!) powerfull for that
Aug
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answered How to get dual graphic cards working under Linux?
Aug
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comment Linux -> linux remote X login/desktop
X2go. It is safe enough to simply have a local system service that fires up an Xserver with X2go as it's only running program. If the local client is a stupid terminal without a hard drive and especially without critical data there is nothing wrong with such an approach
Aug
24
revised Print console colors
Putting a line break after every eigth example makes for a much nicer reading of the output, which can be considered substantion in code that is supposed to showcase examples.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Why Bash unable to find command even if $PATH is specified properly?
does just running ydisplay work? does ssh 127.0.0.1 /usr/app/cpn/bin/ydisplay work?
Aug
22
comment Debian stucks at formatting 33%
You can try to install on only one HDD and see if at least one of them works.
Aug
22
comment Display screen caption on the first line of the terminal
Depends on what you want. If you just want the title off the current session in your screen caption then you would screen -X caption always; screen -X caption string "%t". If you want the current title in the upper left corner you would have to modify your PS1 environment variable to invlude the tput magic.