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Oct
29
revised Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout
Link to summary of all the layouts
Oct
26
comment Remote Xfce session in a separate console?
@Vasilly.Prokopyev: oh ... that's what you meant. Well, when setting up the ssh connection, you can add -L177:127.0.01:177 and -R6001:127.0.0.1:6001 to the ssh call, to make this work over SSH. However, in that scenario you could just install x2goserver on your desktop pc and x2goclient on your netbook. I do believe the client can be full screen.
Oct
25
revised Remote Xfce session in a separate console?
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Oct
25
answered Remote Xfce session in a separate console?
Oct
18
comment Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
@kasperd: i use head as simple exemplarisch. Usually the heads are greps.
Oct
15
comment Why is ping much faster when using -f
I don't understand this answer. ryekayo's average rtt is higher when using the -f option. So 1. the OP's claim can't be reproduced, 2. the excerpts from the man page don't give the slightest hint at which measurement is more accurate and 3. what's a "fair" result anyways?
Oct
15
revised Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
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Oct
15
revised Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
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Oct
15
comment Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
My problem was that I thought bash would put everything between the pipe symbol and the end of the line into the same subshell, but apparently it only reads the next statement.
Oct
15
comment Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
I think I got it: The actual point is that WHEN USING PIPES, bash creates subshells for each processes of the pipeline, and due to scoping the variables are gone, after the pipeline. Using {} makes the remainder of the line an (one!) element of the pipeline, while inside that subshell the variables are available. Using process substitution one is not using pipes and therefore bash does not spawn subshells.
Oct
15
accepted Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
Oct
15
comment Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
{} ... I only tried (). Why does the ; in your second example not start "a new set of commands"? Actually I don't understand the < < construct at all. Need to think ...
Oct
15
asked Use bash's read builtin without a while loop
Oct
10
reviewed Approve How to disable USB autosuspend on kernel 3.7.10 or above?
Oct
2
reviewed Approve Search for variable in OpenOffice/LibreOffice
Oct
2
reviewed Approve loadkeys has (almost) no effect
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
asked Use HDMI for audio ouput only
Sep
24
comment Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments
What happend to ${HOME}/.xsessionrc? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it still honors it ...
Sep
24
comment “abbreviation” for dd$ if current line is empty
I don't know what configurations you guys are using, but using the actual vim (vi improved), in insert mode the backspace key performs exactly as in "other editors". Or am I missing something?