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If you can, do yourself a favor and invest into more memory; the is nothing which beats real memory. However, I've seen XFCE running with xUbuntu 8.04 and 256 MB with 800 Mhz - and I would recommend …
answered Mar 19 '11 by user unknown
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l $(which true false) -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 27280 Mär 2 2017 /bin/false -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 27280 Mär 2 2017 /bin/true Pretty big on my Ubuntu 16.04 too. exactly the same size? What makes th …
answered Feb 14 '18 by user unknown
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for f in * ; do mv "$f" "$f"_$USER ; done
answered May 18 '12 by user unknown
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You can grep for "Core ." which matches Core 0 and Core 1 (on my system 0 and 2): sensors | grep -oP "Core .:\s*\+\K[0-9]+" | tr "\n" "," 46,42, and use tr(anslate) to change newlines to commas. …
answered Apr 12 '18 by user unknown
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Prolog. This will teach you very different concepts of programming. If you look for something which you can use to make improvements, to participate in Linux development and applications, your … options are C for the Linux kernel. Python for many Gnome apps C and C++ for the many native Linux apps, with the two mainly used frameworks, gtk and Qt. To handle small issues on the shell, bash is …
answered Jun 21 '12 by user unknown
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To abort a long command while typing, I sometimes jump to the start of line, and insert a comment sign, before hitting enter: Home#Enter Pos1#Return This is useful, if I typed a copy command with a …
answered Jan 22 '12 by user unknown
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for n in $(sudo cat /etc/shadow | awk '{FS=":";print $3}'); do date -d "01/01/1970 +${n}days" +%F; done
answered Apr 13 '12 by user unknown
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The kernel is open source. Download the source, compile it yourself. There is the possibility to taint your kernel with CS kernel modules. Those modules should be marked as 'tainted', and afaik you …
answered May 16 '11 by user unknown
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After a pause of work, open nautilus, work something, and then: find ~user/.gconf -mmin -10 -ls find ~user/.nautilus -mmin -10 -ls which will find files, modified in the last 10 minutes.
answered Jul 30 '11 by user unknown
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, like Ubuntu. If you start to swim on your own, you can look here and there and might have a feeling, which attributes fit to your needs. Maybe you like to dive in deeply, and go via Gentoo to LFS (linux from scratch) to your own distro, and then, in the end, back to ubuntu again. :) …
answered Jun 5 '11 by user unknown
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Note: This is from my own, very small home network, and I'm not a network guy. I don't understand much of why it works and will remove this post soon, if a better one occurs. Just in case it takes som …
answered Jul 15 '11 by user unknown
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useful for your real problem. -okdir instead of -execdir will ask you to confirm every invocation. -okdir and -execdir might need gnu-find to be installed, which is typically used on Linux. …
answered May 26 '11 by user unknown
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To delete hidden files, you have to specify: rm -r images/* images/.* With shells whose globs include . and .., this will lead to an error like rm: cannot remove `.' directory `images/.' rm: canno …
answered May 4 '11 by user unknown
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to find that there was another unformatted partition Are you sure that this isn't your swap-partition? Beside from that I would recommend LVM as mentioned before by slashdot.
answered Feb 8 '11 by user unknown
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Just guessing: Maybe cups gets started, before your home is mounted? Maybe, if you restart cups on rc.local as latest process, or even after login with a sudo-command?
answered Feb 2 '12 by user unknown

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