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comment how to detect what DISPLAY is active/has input focus?
I don't think such solutions exist, because there is no such thing as "input focus". Quite the contrary is the case. Multiseat setups seem very common for e.g. kiosk systems. Such decisions would always be heuristical approaches with a bunch of sources for errors. For instance, in your comment you talk about "the hardware keyboard", implying there is only one and it is read from by an X-Server. Both are assumptions that needn't be true. Then there are things like Xephyr and Xnest, which stack X-Servers into one another.
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@lgeorget: you could bei right. The op wont explain
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@lgeorget: "burning" in the sense of "heating significantly beyond friction with the intention to store data" happens only with discs, not disks, and definetly not flash drives. Yet we still don't know if the OP wants the ISO written to the flash drive or a partition on the same ...
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@lgeorget: If that's what burning onto a flash drive is ...
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@Fiodor: I'll have to disagree, I'm afraid. The man page for wget states quite unambiguously in the section on the -O option "If - is used as file, documents will be printed to standard output"
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@NatusVincere: Could you please elaborate on the process of burning onto USB flash disks? I am not familiar with this. What does it accomplish?
Jul
8
comment How to burn an iso while downloading it
@lgeorget: Why would it need that? Back in the day it used to be the way to go to mkisofs ... | cdrecord .... If that information is really required it's probably in the meta information of the iso-image. I have forgotten most of it, but appart from buffer underrun problems, which also should be a thing of the past, I do not see why wget -O - http://path.to/image.iso | cdrecord ... should not work. I'm just not posting an answer because I don't recall which parameters cdrecord needs, let alone what's sensible for the problem at hand.
Jul
7
comment How can I quickly return back to the last working directory?
pushd, popd, dirs
Jul
6
comment forwarding not working in iptables from 8006 to 443
Then "I want to redirect the Port 8006 to 443." is not your only goal. You need to tell us what you have, what you want, what you have tried and what happened during your attempts, especially when you gave up.
Jul
6
comment forwarding not working in iptables from 8006 to 443
You need to give a clear description of what you intend to do. Did the numberswapping i suggested help you at all? If not you need to improve your problem description. Not the firewall rules, the problem you want to solve.
Jun
30
comment How to save mails in Unix?
Unix doesn't do mail, just like your shoes don't dance. How do you access your email, when you are not on Windows?
May
27
comment IMAP folders: how big is too big?
@ReedG.Law: Of course Google doesn't want you to delete anything, because then they would need to worry about searching their archives too. I'm not aware of such a backup-function for offlineimap. I also don't know about existing email backup, but IMAP does forsee searching for things like date. So such backup strategies are not too hard to write. I'm sure Google can help you. And last, if you don't want to adopt a new workflow, you shouldn't ask for one. :-)
May
21
comment XMing - "XIO: fatal IO error 11
How are you accessing the data sets? Is it one application instance or many? Which application is it?
May
15
comment Determine dynamically allocated port for OpenSSH RemoteForward
And I am thinking more and more about patching openssh. Doesn't seem to be a big deal. The information is already available. I just need to send it to the server. Whenever the server receives such information it writes it to ~/.ssh-${PID}-forwards
May
14
comment Determine dynamically allocated port for OpenSSH RemoteForward
@hyde: exactly. The remote server does not know about the forwarded ports. It just creates a few listening sockets and data is forwarded through the ssh connection. It does not know about the local destination ports.
May
13
comment Determine dynamically allocated port for OpenSSH RemoteForward
Which of course requires I can scp from the remote side to the local side, which I can't. I had a similar approach, but I would wrap ssh to background it after establishing the connection, then send that file from local to remote via scp and then pull the ssh client to the foreground and run a script on the remote side. I haven't figured out how to script backgrounding and foregrounding local and remote processes nicely. Wrapping and integrating the local ssh client with some remote scripts like that does not seem like a good approach.
May
9
comment ifconfig shows only lo
@user2215151: i posted 7 hours ago how to proceed. Post the output of lsmod and lspci -v. Without that we can't really help you.
May
9
comment ifconfig shows only lo
@Creek: netinst means the install medium, not the kind of installation you ultimately end up with on your system
May
9
comment ifconfig shows only lo
A Debian standard installation does come with a graphical interface these days ... even the standard installer has a graphical interface. You will need to be a lot more precise about your installation and answer the other questions I asked you before anybody can help you. And when you paste the output of lspci, please use lspci -v to get and post more information.
May
9
comment ifconfig shows only lo
It usually has an icon somewhere on your desktop, often found somewhere in the top right or bottom right corner of the screen. It's some applet which lets you manage you rnetwork connections, tell you about available WLANs etc.