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annoying clocksource alert/warning in bash prompt periodically

So I just build LFS system and it's working fine, but the annoying part is there's alert that every periode show like every 3 second. It said root@LFS:# clocksource: timekeeping watchdog on CPU0: ...
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Fix audio crackling linux

I had audio crackling in 2 different software at least (Chrome & Spotify) so I guessed it was system level issue. I searched and found a solution that worked for me and wanted to share it. Edit : ...
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Can Wine not handle directory names ending in a dot?

Wine doesn't see files located under directories whose name ends in a dot. I did the following: cd ~/.wine/drive_c mkdir dir. touch dir./file Then I used the windows file explorer to look at the ...
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What is the m7601.bin firmware in Debian 11?

While installing Debian 11, in the very early stages the installer warns that it does not have firmware called "m7601.bin". It asks if I have this file on an ejectable media, like a USB ...
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How to get Realtek ALC887-VD to play any sound or be recognized in Debian 11 (fresh install)?

The title is self-explanatory: after a fresh installation of Debian 11, there is no sound at all. The computer went to service with a burnt power supply, it was discovered that the motherboard was ...
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Inconsistent Fedora 35 audio problem

I have a really strange audio problem on my Fedora distro (Fedora 35 Workstation Edition), installed on my laptop. Previously I used Windows 10 on my laptop, and I had no audio problem whatsoever. ...
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KDE Plasma, external monitor border window is of out the screen

I've connect via hdmi an old monitor to my laptop - Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 - and I have display problem: the monitor only show part of the actual screen. On every border, part of the screen is ...
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Airplane gets enabled for random stuff manjaro gnome 40

on boot rotate screen, then rotate back (i want to disable the tablet functionality too) idk even know the rest Is there a way to fix or disable entirely? my hp laptop also has a airplane mode key ...
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Wired bug in Bluez using %x%x%x%x a device name and connecting to it crashes KDE plasma

I was using Kali for about 3 years and I wanted connect to my android device using the Bluetooth Manager app I randomly named my Android device as %x%x%x%x And when I connect to the device the whole ...
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GStreamer incorrectly believes capture card is outputting BT.601-525 video

I've been trying to get GStreamer to work with my Hauppauge ImpactVCB-e so I can capture some VHS tapes. I've followed the linuxtv guide on how to make in-sync analogue captures with GStreamer here ...
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Automatic reboot after suspend

I'm a new user to Linux Mint and I've had issues with the graphic driver. I updated the kernel to 5.8 which solves the problem of adjusting the brightness or being able to wake up from suspend. But ...
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How to properly report nouveau hang

I'm using KUbuntu 20.04 on the Dell E6410. Supposedly it has GT218M [NVS 3100M] display adapter (at least, lshw says so). For a long time I've been using the nouveau driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau)...
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.Xauthority, .asoundrc, .bashrc appear out of nowhere in Git repositories

The files .Xauthority .asoundrc .bashrc appear out of nowhere (I don't know when) in Git repositories. The files are not managed by Git. One of the repositories is cloned from GitHub, the other was ...
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SATA interface timeout and reset, on exact multiples of 30 minutes, under Linux. Kernel bug?

Frequently my system locks up for perhaps 60 seconds, with the hard drive light illuminated. This is followed by an apparent SATA reset. The system doesn't crash; filesystems are accessible as normal ...
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Bug after a crash ACPI BIOS Error (BUG) : Can not resolve symbol AE_NOT_FOUND

I was installing python3 on my ubuntu 20.04 (dual-booted with windows 10) when I was installing it suddenly something happened and the terminal closed and disappeared from the favourites then I looked ...
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"An unknown error has occurred" is output when installing RHEL 8.3 on fresh system

I have a laptop that I am installing RHEL 8.3 for Developer. I get an error: An unknown error has occurred. Reference is made to anaconda and I find some aspect on RHEL portal. https://access.redhat....
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Powershell (pwsh) user bug?

I'm on Fedora 33 + Gnome. Open gnome-terminal in a folder (let's say, the Downloads), open another terminal tab/window and type pwsh: if you check the value of $profile it refers to a temporary ...
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awk- empty Record Separator: "RS=" vs "RS='|'" vs "RS=(|)"

I know that with RS= we can set the Record Separator to a Null/Empty string; however GNU awk also allows to define the RS as regex, so I decided to use RS='|' and I would expecting gawk to understand ...
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Can you compensate for incorrect thermals being reported to the kernel to prevent throttling?

I have faulty battery firmware or something, because my otherwise healthy battery now refuses to charge normally, and what is worse, 80% of the time, it has me bizarrely throttled down to 400mhz per ...
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Which linux distro is most proactive in fixing bugs? [closed]

On which secure and stable Linux distro am I least likely to come across minor bugs which have been open for a year or more?
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Installed 'gnu-screen' and now files looked at with 'less' appear in stdout terminal

Hello I am working on a raspberry pi with Raspian version 10 (buster), and I recently installed GNU Screen version 4.06.02. When I used to look at files with less, the contents would appear on what ...
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awk misbehaving , where some have long strings (up to 45 characters)? [duplicate]

I would like to extract the last and first columns of the following file, which I will call filename. A 0.400 1.0 1.0 3.0 0.0 1.00 2.0 5.0 1.0 1.00 0.0 0.0 ...
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/etc/bash.bashrc invoked incorectly on Ubuntu 20.04

Using a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 I have found that the --rcfile option is not working as documented. From the man bash page: The --rcfile file option will force bash to read and execute ...
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Why do FOSS developers claim cross-platform support when their stuff is frequently broken on Windows in frustrating ways? [closed]

Two examples out of thousands I've countered: Bitcoin Core on Windows has a very annoying glitch which causes a cmd.exe (or similar) window to briefly appear and immediately go away, showing only for ...
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I seem to have two Bash cursors. What's going on here?

I seem to have two Bash cursors. The initial position of what I deem the "extra" cursor seems to depend on the length of my prompt, with longer prompts causing it to start farther behind. ...
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Kali Linux - QTerminal visual issues [duplicate]

I just fresh installed Kali 2020.2 and I like their redesign and move to Xfce. However, I noticed fairly quickly that the terminal is causing me issues. I recorded my screen to show the problem, as it'...
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Debian command-not-found error - local variable 'cnf' referenced before assignment

After fresh installing Debian buster OS and Package: command-not-found running command: $ curl Could not find the database of available applications, run update-command-not-found as root to fix this ...
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device-mapper: reload ioctl on osprober-linux-nvme0n1p7 failed: Device or resource busy

I ran into the error device-mapper: reload ioctl on osprober-linux-nvme0n1p7 failed: Device or resource busy while compiling the kernel in Ubuntu Studio. I use ZFS for my main drive. ...
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Many icons don't show up in gucharmap on Ubuntu

I just installed gucharmap this package on my Ubuntu system but don't know why many icons can't show up. Does anyone koow the reason? Thank you.
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How to stop console spam due to a (likely) kernel bug?

So, I updated my rolling distro OpenSuSe Tumbleweed last week using zypper dist-upgrade. It was running fine prior to the update. After the update, the kernel started spamming the terminal every 4 ...
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Bug: `watch &` won't work within a script

I had the following script to alert me when someone sends me mail: cd /var/mail watch -g ls && cat end ./alert end would be a blank file; when I am going home, I would modify the end file ...
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ffmpeg creates a broken video

The video created by this command: ffmpeg -y -framerate 25 -i picture.png -i sound.wav -vcodec libx264 -crf 20 -preset medium -acodec aac -vf scale=1280:-2,format=yuv420p output.mp4 is not accepted (...
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Debian 10 Mouse lagging

I have installed Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) on my 4k laptop. All things are working fine. 4k resolution is also rendering fine only issue is that my mouse is lagging too much. What should I do to ...
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BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000048

I had an issue for some time that my server was crashing without any recognizable reason. Yesterday I finally was able to "catch my server in the act" of crashing and prevented the logs from being ...
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Sound not working - bug in a specific version of kernel?

I find it rather hard to believe, but since I installed kernel: 4.15.0-58 several days ago, my sound on Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon stopped working, and no matter what I tried like: sudo apt reinstall ...
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zsh: Variable gets unset without reason

Somehow v gets unset after calling f. $ zsh -xc 'v=1; f() { local v; v=2 true; }; f; typeset -p v' +zsh:1> v=1 +zsh:1> f +f:0> local v +f:0> v=2 +f:0> true +zsh:1> typeset -p v zsh:...
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Debian testing 'bullseye' logs out user while in sleepmode

since some resent upgrades of my Debian testing/bullseye distribution, my user gets logged out while in sleep-mode (lid closed). Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid Kernel: ...
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cd /bad-directory ; source junk.1 logs me off!

I thought I knew unix/bash etc. The compound statement USING TCSH! cd /lkjsdf ; source junk.1 completes and then logs me off IF the cd directory does not exist. It works fine if the directory ...
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How to install ocx file to wine

I am using Mac OS 10.14.5, and I am trying to run an exe file. So I did brew install wine. Then, using wine to run the program yields the following error: 0009:fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests ...
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How to resolve framebuffer issues in Debian XFCE, displaying old windows randomly?

The problem: In X, an old application window (or several), which I closed minutes or hours ago (or even days!), will suddenly appear on top of the currently active window. Sometimes an entire old ...
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How to deal with "A stop job is running" in Debian 9 for 90s, once every 2 or 3 shutdowns?

When I'm turning my Debian Stretch (9) off, chances are that I see something like: So a have a few questions: 1) It seems like a bug that's not been solved yet (it's been around for a few years). By ...
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Do bug corrections spread automatically to all Linux distros and updates? [closed]

I'm using Debian 9. When turning off my computer, many times (more than 50%, I think) I get the following message: A stop job is running for Session 3 of user rodrigo (Xs / 1min 30s) X increments ...
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BUG in clang linker - name resolving issue

I found bug in clang, and i post it here because it's very difficult to find how to do it in clang system. I think this information in useful - i saw similar questions in web. So, clang makes wrong ...
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Linux repeatedly scrambles portions of the filesystem on NVME

I have an NVME device holding the / ext4 partition and a few extra partitions for other operating systems and /boot/efi. Repeatedly, the file system gets corrupted, to the point where the already ...
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How to remove bloat from journald systemlog?

tl;dr The "managed-by-journald" syslog is littered with repeated error message created by one-buggy-software. How to remove those entries from the journal? Being one of the blessed users of ...
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If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole

If I open konsole it opens non-stop more windows of konsole and the gui hangs because of overload, I tried apt purge konsole && apt install konsole, I tried to restart but to no avail. EDIT: @...
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Why am I finding duplicates of directories (folders)?

On my Manjaro Linux installation, I sometimes find partial duplicates of folders. In each case, the original folder has as many duplicates as it has characters in it's title minus 1. Each duplicate ...
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How to force 60 Hz in 1366x768 despite kernel bug after kernel 4.13?

If your screen resolution is 1366x768 and your Intel card is able to go down to 40 Hz screen refresh rate for power saving (and most modern laptops can, no matter how cheap) instead of the usual 60 Hz,...
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How safe is it to use unionfs in FreeBSD?

From man mount_unionfs: BUGS: THIS FILE SYSTEM TYPE IS NOT YET FULLY SUPPORTED (READ: IT DOESN'T WORK) AND USING IT MAY, IN FACT, DESTROY DATA ON YOUR SYSTEM. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. BEWARE OF DOG. ...
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How to open a draft in reportbug after canceling the reporting before?

I've been using reportbug in novice mode on Debian 9 and needed to cancel the report because no editor was installed (on a Docker image). The last interaction was Submit this report on postgresql (e ...
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