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a free software project aimed at producing tools (libraries and programs) for handling multimedia data.
the standard terminal emulator for the GNOME desktop environment.
Additional software that some software requires to function
In the X window system, a window manager controls the way your desktop works, including how the windows look and act.
used for questions that are about data specifying seconds since the epoch (19700101T00:00:00) or possible some other standard, and also for (date) and time information in filenames.
a GNU/Linux distribution derived from Arch Linux. Manjaro focuses on having an automatic upgrade mechanism, as well as having a default experience beyond just the console. Hence, Manjaro co…
Questions regarding the display(s) attached to a unix or linux machine, the DISPLAY environment setting, the ImageMagick display tool or (along with X11 tag) remote display redirection
an implementation of a flexible mandatory, role-based access control architecture on Linux. It is primarily used to confine system processes.
an acronym for Portable Operating System Interface, a family of standards specified by the IEEE for maintaining compatibility between operating systems.
a USB flash drive designed to act like a Live CD. An operating system is installed to it and it may be booted, but it does not install itself on the computer's hard drive(s).
Questions on function usage in the context of Unix & Linux (mostly but not exclusively shell scripts). Questions on programming in Python, Perl, Ruby, etc. should be asked on Stack Overflow.
a utility to run a shell or other command as another user (root by default).
a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
Questions related to the general behaviour or configuration of desktop environments, especially in cases involving several DEs. For questions specific to one DE, see the associated tags (eg. [gnome], …
used for questions that are related to graphics mode (tty) as well as graphic cards and their drivers. Please note that there are a few specific tags (like intel-graphics, amd-graphics ava…
Systems to manage power consumption, such as system suspension and hibernation, CPU speed adjustment, disk spindown, battery usage monitoring, …
a graphical desktop sharing system that can be used to control a computer remotely.
A protocol used for low-range, low-power, low-speed communication between devices (phones, keyboard, mice etc...).
a special filesystem in UNIX-like operating systems that presents information about processes and other system information in a hierarchical file-like structure
Encompasses the configuration, usage, and control of additional displays / monitors / screens. Often termed dual-monitor or dual-head (for two monitors), and often in involving external displays. Conn…
diff - Command-line tool to display the differences between two files, or each corresponding file in two directories.
A family of processor architectures used in many embedded applications, network and other appliances, and almost all smartphones.
a process consisting in the translation of a host:port couple into another host2:port2 couple, both submitted to the same network mask.
The layout of the directory hierarchy — questions like “where does this file belong?” or “what is this directory for?”.
a X Window System extension, which allows clients to dynamically change X screens, so as to resize, rotate and reflect the root window of a screen.
a set of parameters that defines the user's language, country and any special variant preferences that the user wants to see in their user interface.
CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System, is an open source printing system allowing computer to become a print server and manage the printers on the network.
Questions about using command-line utilities such as awk, sed, perl, pr, etc. to format text files. For printf format strings, use [tag:printf]. For date format strings, [tag:date]. See also [tag:text…
a BSD variant with a strong security and code correctness focus.
A hardware interface commonly found on older PCs, usually with a 9-pin DE-9 socket/plug, on networking devices or servers also with RJ-45 socket/plug (otherwise commonly used for ethernet), or with a …