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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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What is the lightest linux distro for database work [on hold]

I need help finding a Linux distro that is good for running postgreSQL, I need it to be stable and as light as possible. Anyone has some sugestions?
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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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What are the area(s) of difference between Linux distributions that involve an actual incompatibility? [closed]

What are the area(s) of difference between Linux distributions that involve an actual incompatibility, or are there none? It seems like most of the "differences" are essentially choices of ...
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disabling grub for linux while dual boot with manjaro (arch based distro)

i have use manjaro (arch based distro) for 1 years and i realy love to use this distro. but i have hobby to distro hop and use dual boot manjaro and other linux. manjaro use grub configuration that ...
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How do I enable a flowing transition of cursor between Windows and CentOS?

I am currently using: windows 10 home 64 bit and centos 7 It is quite disturbing to my work flow every time I need to right ctrl to get out of the virtual machine's window back to the windows' ...
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Cant find /etc/default/grub

/etc/default/grub does just not seem to exist on my system. I have a raspberry pi 3b+ running ubuiqityrobot which is a ubuntu version with ros preinstalled. I want to find this grub file to edit one ...
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Does “Linux” require Python? [closed]

One of my friends told me that without Python, Linux cannot get ip, cannot open network stack and can't make "port switching", even he thinks kernel can't boot without Python. Is python really a ...
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Free Linux distro for Hewlett-Packard HP xw4400 Workstation [closed]

I have a system Hewlett-Packard HP xw4400 Workstation which have this characteristics: HP specs Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz RAM 2.00 GB 224 GB of memory storage It works with Microsoft ...
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Why do Ubuntu and Debian still only ship usbutils 007 while it's 5 years old and new versions are available? [closed]

As I understand, usbutils 008 was released 4 years ago, and current version is 010. The latest version is being installed in BLFS, but in Ubuntu it's still 007 in latest development release (Cosmic), ...
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Which distro has glibc 2.2.5 installed default?

I want to know which 64 bit distro has glibc 2.2.5 installed default. I found that debian 3 woody has that version.But I cannot download it. Please suggest how to do and where can I download ISO.
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Linux distro to destroy data? [closed]

I had trouble installing DBan, (see other thread) on my Mac, I was wondering if there is a Linux distro I can install to destroy all of the data on a laptop (I've been given it on the condition I ...
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QWin crash: Cannot create platform OpenGL context, neither GLX nor EGL are enabled

I'm trying to use LXQt on Devuan ASCII / Debian Stretch. At some point after the desktop environment is started, Alt+Tab strats triggering QWin crashes, whose stderr text says Cannot create platform ...
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How do I back up the non-distribution parts of my system (rather than just everything)?

I have a desktop system on which I want to switch Linux distributions; and I'm going to be installing the new distribution on the same partitions which now hold the old distribution's files. I want to ...
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Where can I download fedora 12?

Does anyone know where to download Fedora 12 *.iso file today (mid June 2018)? I have an old laptop computer from 2007 (an HP pavilion dv6000 series) that dual boots with a Linux distro. Here are ...
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How to switch Linux distro and keep all programs? [closed]

I want to switch distro (from one Debian based distro to another, both use apt) and I have been looking for a way to easily reinstall all the programs/applications/languages that I have installed at ...
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Distros with hotkeys exactly the same as window$

I'm new to Linux & while I don't like M$, I hate having to memorize all sets of different hotkeys for the same function. So, are there distros that have those same hotkeys? Or if there's no such ...
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Automated Custom install of different distributions

I spend A LOT of my time setting up linux servers/workstations/mining farms etc. and I need some way to store and automate the process for each of my varying systems as it gets so frustrating. I have ...
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List installed packages independent of distro [closed]

I'm looking for some standard way to get all installed packages in my Linux machines, but I'd like to achieve it independently of the distro. I found some very good answers here for some specific ...
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X-server vs. Wayland vs. Mir [closed]

What is the difference between X-server, Waylandand Mir? I know X-sever is a display server but what is the role of Wayland & Mir?
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Building the perfect Distro with Snap [closed]

Snap is new package system for creating and installing apps, but its kind of new. I was wondering if the library is robust enough to be the main package manager for a new distro. Some context: I've ...
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What are the main differences between Devuan distros and their Debian 'base'

The Wikipedia page on Devuan says it includes ... local modifications made only when needed to allow for other init systems rather than systemd. Modified packages include policykit and udisks. ...
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Rescue image for PowerPC

I have a iMac G4 that doesn't boot, so I'd like to check the HDD for faulty sectors. Is there a PowerPC Linux image that features forensics tools like smartmontools and badblocks? There are plenty of ...
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Modify RPM package to remove dependencies

tl;dr: We build an RPM package that automatically detect dependencies (no Requires in .spec file). How can I remove dependencies from this RPM package. Long story:-> I'm shipping the dynamic ...
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package versioning across distributions [closed]

Goal is to identify a package version across distros RPM based Fedora, CentOS, RedHat etc. Can I rely on upstream version to be same on all the distros? If yes then how can I retrieve (RPM or DEB) ...
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What are the advantages of adding more repositories to one's sources.list? [closed]

I wondered that whether it is a real matter (not only in special cases) to have more than the default repositories installed. I mean, on the one hand, there's the Linux kernel, with just the ...
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Change visible OS Name

I have a Linux Mint 18.3 installation that I have heavily modified. I'm wanting to change the name of this installation so to a normal person, it isn't Linux Mint, but some other weird distro (cause ...
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Is macOS an Unix distribution?

I know that macOS is a UNIX operating system, but I don't know whether macOS could be called an UNIX distribution in the same way Gentoo or Debian are GNU/Linux distributions. Is macOS a UNIX ...
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How to change resolution/font size of CentOS guest VM?

I'm learning CentOS by running CentOS minimal guest on Vmware Workstation ver. 14. The console and font seems to be too small and shows up as a small square. How can I increase the size of this ...
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How can I find out in which distributions a package is available?

From the search results I was able to get so far my question seems unlikely, although I don't know why ;-) I'm writing an installation guide for a program and need a “compatibility matrix” for ...
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Can I programmatically create a (UBUNTU) distribution?

SUSE Studio lets me build my own distribution by selecting my own apps, which it installs. I run a wizard and it generates an .ISO file. For instance, if I want a distribution for web development, I ...
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What to look for when mixing software in different releases of a distribution?

For instance, say hypothetically (or in reality) one was using and needed to continue using Debian Jessie, but wanted to utilize PHP7 from Debian Stretch. They might edit /etc/apt/sources.list to use ...
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What exactly is Flatpak and why would I want to use it? [closed]

I just noticed that the current update of the distribution I'm using (version 18.3 of Linux Mint) boasts supports for "Flatpak". So, I ddg'ed it and found this Wikipedia page about yet. So I ...
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Looking in setting up a small enterprise setup at home, need advise on a distro [closed]

I'm looking to run an enterprise setup at home for the purpose of learning. I'm somewhat familiar with Windows enterprise systems as that's what we use at work. But I realize that I'm at the beginning ...
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Why do different Linux distributions need to patch packages?

I know that different distributions patch the packages that are available in the respective repositories but I've never understood why is there a need to do so. I would appreciate it if somebody could ...
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Is a package specific to a Linux distribution? How to protect against KRACK

I run multiple distributions of Linux. I am researching how to patch against KRACK. The package that is vulnerable in Linux is 'wpa_supplicant'. According to the Vendor Responses the "Linux patch" ...