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git-upload-pack hangs indefinitely

I have the following call structure: Jenkins runs fab -Huser@host set_repository_commit_hash:123abc. set_repository_commit_hash runs git fetch with pty = False. The child process ssh git@github.com ...
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Where is the input method configuration file?

My ibus input method was broken after an update. So I switched to fcitx. Actually, there are a handful IMs (Input Methods) installed in my Fedora 19 system, e.g. fcitx, ibus, yong, etc. However, I ...
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Enable external display on FreeBSD console

tl;dr, I'd like to use the external display with FreeBSD 10.0 on an HP Pavilion g7-2270us. Don't care if it's mirrored or I have to select one or the other. Here's the symptoms: When a display is ...
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Is this how linux paging should behave? (because it seems awful…)

When my linux system gets close to paging (i.e., in my case, 16GB ram almost full, 16GB swap completely empty) if a new process X tries to allocate some memory the system completely locks. That is, ...
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Zsh tab completions not working as desired for partial paths

I want case-insensitive fuzzy completion for files and directories in zsh. After reading the manual for a few hours, this is what I came up with: zstyle ':completion:*:*:*:*:globbed-files' matcher 'r:...
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How to identify window by clicking in Wayland

I'd like to identify which process a window belongs to in Wayland. Is there anything like xprop for X that allows user to pick window by clicking and outputs all window details including PID?
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Scrolling with a WACOM tablet pen

I've got a wacom pen with a button. How can I trigger scrolling when moving the pen with the button pressed? According to xev, below, the triggering events are MotionNotify with state 0x200. If this ...
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Is it wrong to think of “memfd”s as accounted “to the process that owns the file”?

https://dvdhrm.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/memfd_create2/ Theoretically, you could achieve [memfd_create()] behavior without introducing new syscalls, like this: int fd = open("/tmp", O_RDWR | ...
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minicom showing offline

I am trying to use minicom in Ubuntu. To do this I first connect my USB to DB9 converter, then I type this command on terminal dmesg | grep tty to check if my USB to DB9 converter is connected ...
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Unable to remount / back to read-only after package upgrade

I am using Debian Stretch. My root partition is mounted read-only. Only when I install or upgrade packages, is / remounted to read-write (by using apt hook), and then remounted back to ro. Sometimes ...
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Kernel modesetting hangs my boot, but the ATI driver requires it

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. It has an integrated Intel video card and a discrete ATI video card. Ideally, I'd like my Xorg to use the ATI card with the free driver (no Catalyst). Here's the ...
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Mutt: Automatically subscribe to IMAP mailboxes

I'm using a bunch of mailboxes in mutt which are populated by imapfilter. To avoid manual reconfiguration (by going to the folder list and pressing s at every new entry), I'd like to configure mutt to ...
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ACPI group/action undefined: processor / LNXCPU

If I unplug my laptop from the AC adapter, I will get ACPI errors like these: May 07 21:45:04 veritas root[7067]: ACPI group/action undefined: processor / LNXCPU:00 May 07 21:45:04 veritas root[7076]:...
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Why can't the kernel run init?

I've downloaded the Raspbian image on this page. I'm trying to compile a kernel that can be used to boot the image within qemu. I downloaded the Linux kernel source from kernel.org and ran: make ...
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How to make Firefox honour my configuration to disable font hinting for a single font?

I am using Debian GNU/Linux version 8 with LXDE. Regarding fonts, I have my system configured to use anti‐aliasing, subpixel rendering, and full hinting. However, I want to disable hinting for ...

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