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Switching to Arch Linux from Linux Mint [closed]

This is not a programming related question. I am rather asking for your opinion. If this is not the right forum, let me know and I will delete the question. So, I have been using Linux for the last 21 ...
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Wifi not working after waking up from sleep mode Pop OS!

I installed Pop OS! recently, and every time I use my laptop after putting it in sleep mode, the WiFi does not work and it shows up as "No Wifi Adapter Found". I tried to search and solve ...
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Do all Debian packages work on Debian 10? [closed]

I was looking for a Linux distribution for desktop and pen-testing usage (without VM), so I wanted to know that can I install any of the packages of Kali-Linux/Black-Arch separately on its main distro ...
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Using live Linux or custom distros as backup?

There are tools such as Remastersys (and possibly also Linux Live kit) for creating custom distros and live Linux systems. Is it possible to use them to create a complete system backup, i.e. ...
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How to add a Calamares installer to my custom Ubuntu liveCD?

I make a Ubuntu liveCD with LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch. However, the ubuntu live can only run on my computer. I want to add a Calamares installer to this liveCD so that it can be installed on ...
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Which distro support more packages? Arch or Debain based? [closed]

Since there is no apt in arch Linux I m hesitant to use it. Because most package is in either rpm or Deb extension. Is packages of arch Linux lot more than of Debian based distro like Ubuntu?
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How do I verify a Linux distro against its public source code?

This question is not about how to trace build artifacts and signatures back to its "trusted source"—the OS maintainers. I'm asking this question with the deepin Linux distro in mind, which ...
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Replacing Linux Distro with another in dual boot system

I'm using a dual system Debian/Win10, and I'm trying to replace my Debian with Fedora, so I booted into Windows then deleted the Debian partition, used Diskpart to list partitions and then rd debian /...
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making a custom efi bootable iso with squashfs?

I have made a custom squashfs based on centos 8 and I want to make it an efi bootable ISO that can take parameters like ip addr and disk size and install it to the system ? I am from windows side I am ...
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apt complains about change of Suite from testing to stable

I'm trying to apt-get update my Debian or Devuan distribution, but am getting an error: Get:14 http://deb.devuan.org//merged beowulf InRelease [25.6 kB] ...
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Cannot Boot from Drive with Bootable Partition

I am working on developing my own, minimal Linux Distro. I have successfully compiled the kernel and set up GRUB to boot it. I have a drive /dev/sda. On partition 1 of that (64M), I have the GRUB ...
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how to distro hop without dual booting

I'm on Linux mint 19.3, and I want to know how to Distro hop, without dual booting. It's fine if it's like a factory reset where I lose all my data. I have a USB with 4 GB its the same one I used to ...
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Does all linux distros Support bash aliases?

There's a feature of bash aliases in Kali Linux. So I want to know if other linux distros like Linux Mint also support this? If yes then how to do that? Are bash aliases similar to .bat files in ...
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Can I use Virtualbox to accurately compare two custom distros regarding resources usage and performance?

I'm custom building a ubuntu-based distro for my engineering company. In fact, I'm just selecting the applications and writing a few bash scripts to serve our purposes and automate repetitive tasks, ...
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Can i use the same /home partition for multiple distro's partitons [duplicate]

Hello Unix/Linux Stackexchange. I have a mulri-part question about the /home partition. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to all the questions below. Is it possible to share the /home ...
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Regarding Dual Booting of Linux with Windows as primary os

First of all is dual booting available for all linux distros? Second these are my laptop config and I have Dell Inspiron N5050. So which linux distro (dual boot capable) will be best to run as dual ...
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How to do a minimal installation of Linux manually? [closed]

I'm looking for a guide on how to manually install Linux... without the classic assisted setup... just by copying files from a source to a target media... and configuring the minimum required ...
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What's the difference between a Debian suite and a Debian distribution?

I know that, in Debian parlance, a "suite" is something that contains and/or is associated with several "distributions". Does this relationship have a formal definition? If so, where can I find it ...
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What is exactly a Linux Distro made of?

Today, I woke up with an itch that I would like to scratch: What is exactly a Linux Distro made of? Of course, I'm not only looking for an answer without having searched before. From my understanding, ...
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Why do Linux distributions have different performance?

Phoronix published a comparison of 9 operating systems. The three fastest are: Clear Linux 32310 CentOS Stream (while the rolling Manjaro is the penultimate) Fedora Workstation 31 What are basic ...
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Suggested distro for powerpc G4, after Lubuntu went EOL and Debian dropped support

I have an old and trusty Mac Mini G4 that is happily offering many services in my home. Sadly both Lubuntu 16.04 and Debian now dropped powerpc support. Is there any hope to keep on using this ...
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Linux kernel versions' capabilities in layman's terms

The attached picture details Linux kernel versions and their usage in Fedora, RHEL/CentOS, SLES, Ubuntu, and Debian. Can someone tell me in practical terms what users and/or administrators would be ...
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If I install the “ubuntu-desktop” package on a vanilla Debian OS, will I get the same OS as installing Ubuntu directly?

I don't know a lot about the meta OS-level workings of Unix/Linux and various distros. My understanding so far is that you take the Linux kernel and install a specific combination of packages to it ...
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LiveUSB with CLONEZILLA and GPARTED : Which Distro?

I need to find a stable distro which has, on its LiveUSB, both Clonezilla and Gparted, for Ubuntu 18.04 does not. Which LiveUSBs would have both?
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Creation of distribution from existing system

I have a task of creating similarly configured systems for my office.  I have an Ubuntu system that I have configured; for example: I have ssh service running. I have changed the configuration file ...
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Binary compiled from Debian 10 distro segfaults in newly created Debian 10 distro

To begin with, I'll sum up the context : I needed to create a distro based on Debian 10 for a personal project. I used live-build to generate the distro since I needed to put specific files in the ...
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Command to yield just the linux distribution name only [duplicate]

Suppose I have a set of pre-requisites I need to install for any of a number of linux distributions. In this case, I'd need to switch my install expression against the distribution. I am aware of ...
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Easiest distro and config to setup a headless server with odd hardware?

I managed to get my hands on a surplus 1u rackmount server with oodles of CPU, memory, and HDD space. (Yay! Time to play!) But I don't have any way to get into it! It has a VGA port, and I've ...
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What happened to Bento Linux?

I came across a nifty device at a yard sale from ~2010, and at the time there was a distro called Bento Linux that had been ported to run on it. It seems that that distro died, but there are a ...
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Are there any up-to-date blind-accessible Linux distros?

I am looking for a Linux distro that is accessible to someone who is totally blind. I am aware of Vinux and Sonar GNU, but the former is dormant and the latter is discontinued. What is out there that ...
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What CMake version can I rely on in current popular Linux distributions? [closed]

Suppose I'm writing a CMakeLists.txt file for a project of mine. I would like to use some newer CMake features... but I don't want to end up requiring a CMake version that's not present in many users' ...
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Ubuntu 16: pip3 installs to Python2 instead of Python3

Having issues linking pip to python 3.7. Both pip and pip3 been installed but linking to Python 2.7. I have tried to reinstall Python3 and then pip, but no progress. I get the following message: ...
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which linux distros that do not use Cinnamon DE use Nemo by default [closed]

I know that Ubuntu Budgie use Nemo file manager by default. Is there any other Linux Distribution which do not use Cinnamon but Nemo?
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How to copy Linux distribution to different machines?

I want to be able to install a linux distribution on my home PC but also on my Laptop. Since I already setup my home PC is there any possibility I can move the OS to my Laptop without reinstalling ...
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Old Nvidia GPU and Linux

TL;DR: Is there a way to get nvidia-304 driver to work with newer Linux kernels (on any distro) with some patches? Have you any suggestions about choosing a good distro? I have recently fixed an old ...
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How to determine that we are Bodhi Linux or other branches when the ouput for $NAME is “Ubuntu”

On Bodhi linux, if I do this : . /etc/os-release echo $NAME the output is : "Ubuntu", this makes it extra hard to determine what is what for a script. and this will be important when calling apps ...
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Distributed build systems

Which tools for distributed builds are currently in use in popular Linux distros, like Ubuntu, Debian, RedHat, etc.? For example, we have a huge amount of packages with dependencies and try to ...
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The concept of “Airplane Mode” in Linux

When installing a Ubuntu, Manjaro or other Graphical Linux distro on laptop, when press the airplane mode button on laptop, Airplane mode can be enabled. How the concept of airplane mode works in ...
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Are there any current videostream-player-type 32-bit distros in 2019?

I have these thin clients that are not in use I think they’d do perfect for a security camera video wall—just feed them an RTSP/RTMP URL and be done, GUI not needed. I’ve been lazily looking for ...
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Building a custom linux (ubuntu) distro [closed]

I'm planning to build a custom ubuntu distro by removing unnecessary packages and installing only what i need and then rolling over the distro as an iso file and ready to be deployed. Can anybody ...
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Can't find Debian Squeeze 32 bit

I can't find where to download Debian 6.0.5 Squeeze 32 bit. Are CD images of old distributions available at all? Where can I find them?
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Should I go for Debian Stable or Testing? [closed]

I've been using Debian Stable for 1 year. I like Debian for their Privacy Policy, no telemetry and security. Now I need to reinstall my distro and I want to go for security distro. I don't know ...
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Are there any x86 security Linux distributions based on Ubuntu? [closed]

Are there any x86 security distributions like Kali Linux or better them based on Ubuntu?
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MenuetOS alternative

I have been looking at MenuetOS, a simple graphical OS written entirely in FASM. Are there any other lightweight operating system which written entirely in one programming language such as C ...
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Output colored text in all major distros without using non-word color codes (like \033[0;31m)

I found these ways, for example, to output colored text in a simple way to the screen: RED="\033[0;31m" # Red color (via ANSI escape code); NC='\033[0m' # No color (via ANSI escape code); echo -e "${...
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How to enable or disable Apache modules in a distro-agnostic way?

I usually work with Debian/Ubuntu as a basis for Apache and recently learned that commands like a2enmod MOD or a2dismod MOD are Debian-specific. Is there a global / distro-agnostic way (maybe with ...
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Can kernel upgrades be done with configuration management (CM) tools for above-OS software?

I use various Linux Distros, mostly Debian-based, usually all default (I change nothing in the kernel/shell or internal-utilities (utilities that come with the distro). I usually install Apache, MySQL ...
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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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Is the www-data user pre-configured in Linux and Unix systems?

I personally usually use Debian based systems but I ask the following question on the entire *nix family of operating systems. Is the www-data user usually using as the Apache/Nginx already comes ...
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Why would there be a binary incompatibility between packages for different Linux distributions? [duplicate]

The Linux Standard Base project is an effort to create a binary compatibility between different Linux distributions. But why would this be necessary? The implication is that the source code for the ...

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