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Ideal Disto/software combination for mitigating severe migranes due to screen and backlight refresh, and open GL

I am looking for a visual accessibility focused DE or distribution to help a friend with severe migraine and nausea issues using displays, OS's, and apps, starting in 2014 with the Mac Os move to ...
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Problem with logging into my virtual-machine Arch-linux?

I have problem to log in to my VirtualBox Black Arch distro for a first time. It just booting up normal but when it asks me for a login and password and I try to type it in (I didn't create any ...
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How do I see if the current distro is Arch-based, Debian-based, etc [duplicate]

I'm writing a shell script that should be able to be used with a variety of Linux distros. I want to see what base the distro is, without hardcoding everything (since there are hundreds of distros), ...
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Creating a bootable iso image from my current installation

We have an old physical machine with Ubuntu distro 20.04 and that physical machine has a total of 103GB /root partition and 10GB as swap memory. We have currently utilized up to 45GB. We want to ...
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How to tell which ubuntu-based distribution you're on?

I'm writing a script where I want different code to execute depending on the distribution. Specifically, this is a script for setting up new machines, and I would like to add the kubuntu backports ...
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Glitches on every Linux distros i boot /:

I'm not much fan of writing a preface, so I cut to the chase. Here's the problem, I've been installing several Linux distros (e.g. Ubuntu, Elementary OS etc.) on my PC but as soon as it starts up and ...
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I am not able to find antix base iso [closed]

I am only able to find the iso for full version but not base or even core. I searched on net but couldn't find any information more over the antix web site page is not of any help Also, can someone ...
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Is there a distribution that implements all of systemd?

Systemd has a lot of parts, including homedir management with homectl, locale management with localectl, bootloader with bootctl, a network resolver with resolvectl, and an oom manager with oomctl. Is ...
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How to find all possible locations for libraries and header files on any distro?

I found that the location of libraries and header files are very different on different distributions. For Example on Fedora you have /usr/lib64/libbfd.a while on Ubuntu you have /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-...
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How close are Leap 15.3 and SLE 15 SP3? Can I use one's rpms with the other?

Apologies if this is a stoopid question. With some effort I have managed to install openSUSE Leap 15.3 on my laptop. As you may know 15.3 is rather different to earlier releases in that it apparently &...
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Linux Distros with Path

Which Linux Distros have like do-release-upgrade like in Ubuntu where you can upgrade to a newer version without a new clean install with USB i have been checking Zorin OS and Elementary OS but they ...
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Virtualbox causes problems with inux OS, so I need a distro that is dependable on virtual machines

Host: Windows 10 64bit, Virtualbox v6.1 Mint didn't like being virtual. eg: Updater didn't work could not update Firefox. Video and audio glitches. Lubuntu didn't like being virtual. eg: Have to use ...
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How to find an apt-bsed distro that has the newest packages?

I would like to ask what apt-based distros have the most recent packages. However I know that the question will be closed because for some reason the idea that a distro that has five month old ...
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What is the maximum linux installation size?

Let's say that I install every package avaible for a given linux distribution, how big would it be? Obviously that size would depend on distribution and package choices, also there's no theorical ...
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Recommended CLI-only programming environment?

I wish to learn and program within a Unix-like OS without a GUI. I'm aware every distribution has a text-only version, but which one is more supportive of this use? Ideally this would involve ...
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How Do I Make a Custom Installer on Debian 10?

I am creating a Debian-based distro. I am finished, except I don’t have a live installer. I don’t want to use the built-in Debian installer (the “Graphical Installer” in the GRUB menu). I am thinking ...
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Difference between "kernel image" and "disk image"

I'm trying to boot Ubuntu on the gem5 simulator. The gem5 simulator expects 2 binaries to boot from: a "disk image" and a "kernel image". When I've booted Linux with QEMU or ...
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ubuntu: upgrade 16.04.7 LTS to 18.04.5 LTS

I have a machine with fairly old Ubuntu-16.04.7 LTS. I kept packages up-to-date and regularly updated them, however didn't upgrade the whole distro, including kernel and system libraries. Now every ...
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Cross Distro way of creating a service user and group?

On Debian/Ubuntu systems I can use the following line to create a user and group named "dv" just for usage on a daemon service (systemd). No SSH login, no password, no home directory etc: ...
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USB-hosted distro with selective persistence

I really like Tails. Specifically, I like that I start with a fresh, clean OS each time I boot up from USB and that it let's me choose what persists, so that I can have software that persists, but ...
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Linux distributions centered on Plasma desktop? [closed]

I am looking for a good respectable Linux - I mean stable not necessarily because based on stable releases like Ubuntu LTS, but because well supported by maintainers and community - that would be ...
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Why significant license differences between Linux distributions

I just switched from a CentOS 8.3 installation to Debian 10. Once I had my code development setup in place again I gathered the license details and noticed a significant difference in licenses for ...
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What does it mean for a Linux distribution to be stable and how much does it matter for casual users?

What exactly is a "stable" Linux distribution and what are the (practical) consequences of using an "unstable" distribution? Does it really matter for casual users (i.e. not ...
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Most lightweight Ubuntu-based linux distro 2021 [closed]

I'm a Ubuntu user, but my computer is getting older so I cannot use Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I'm used to use Lubuntu 18.04 LTS and that works, but the support time runs out this year. So I need to replease ...
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How to Exit Feren OS Terminal

I am not sure if this is the right forum,but I will go ahead and ask. I have been using Linux Mint for sometime, and recently, more for a change of scenery, opted for Feren OS for my work PC. Now, I ...
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Ubuntu/Debian Based Distro/Custom Spin WITH INSTALLER

How Can I create a Custom Spin that Includes NOT JUST the Live CD, I want it to have then Installer too(and Branded)! is this possible with Cubic and how do I go about this?
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What would be the most quick-installing and quick-booting desktop Linux for use in a VM exclusively for bank stuff? [closed]

My bank has started harassing me by introducing "bugs" resulting in blank pages in Pale Moon. I thus cannot log in to it with Pale Moon, my only browser, anymore. I cannot install spyware ...
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If I create my own Linux distro, what is it's source code?

So I am creating my own live Linux distro based on Debian. If I am right, for it to be truly opensource I need to provide my distro's source code. So where is it? Is it the filesystem (I don't think ...
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Is Kde plasma out of date on Debian?

Is Kde Plasma outdated on Debian 10 Buster? I noticed that the Kde on Debian felt like it had less features than on other Linux distributions do. Is this the case? I tried out Manjaro Kde and Kde neon ...
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Is there a place to find which tools are built into Fedora CoreOS (and other distros)?

I am getting ready to do a bare-metal install of Fedora CoreOS in an air-gapped environment, and I'm trying to find a resource that lists the tools the distro comes packaged with. For instance, I know ...
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What distributions are there that package Plasma Bigscreen?

I recently found out about Plasma Bigscreen, but I can't really find any distributions that package it. The only thing I find is a prebuilt image for the Raspberry Pi 4, but I would like something ...
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Is there such a thing as a self-maintaining Linux which doesn't cost money? [closed]

I'm looking for a self-maintaining, non-payware Linux. Actually, it doesn't necessarily need to be Linux at all, as long as it runs PostgreSQL and PHP in a stable manner. Once installed, and ...
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Inconsistent behaviour when exporting PPID to the environment on NixOS

In bash I tried to export PPID as an environment variable. But the results look very inconsistent to me, across different Linux distributions. On Ubuntu 18.04 most of the commands below work "as ...
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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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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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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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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 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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