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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. The ...
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Is this how Linux paging should behave?

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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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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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 the user to pick a window by clicking and outputs all window details, including PID?
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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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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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xrandr scale 2x2 for multi display (4K HiDPI and Full HD mix) - blurred output

On Kubuntu 17.04 with nouveau, I'm trying to obtain a dual monitor setup with a 4K as main one and a Full HD (actually 1920x1200 but makes no difference) on the right. I'm using double KDE system ...
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Random “deauthenticating by local choice (Reason: 3=DEAUTH_LEAVING)”

I'm running uname -r 4.10.6-1-ARCH on my dell XPS 13 developer edition (2014). I'm currently having strange problems with my wifi (I use Networkamanger with nm-applet for KDE): 1) at the most ...
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Forcing zpool to use /dev/disk/by-id in Ubuntu Xenial

I'm giving the bundled OpenZFS on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial a try. When creating pools, I always reference drives by their serials in /dev/disk/by-id/ (or /dev/disk/gpt on FreeBSD) for resiliency. Drives ...
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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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How to modify the default setting adopted by xrandr when connecting an external monitor?

I am confronted with a problem when connecting the external monitor while the computer is open. At that point it seems that xrandr adopts one of the combinations that do not work. As a workaround to ...
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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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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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Why does my terminal letter-spacing decrease when I disable a display return from using /dev/tty?

I've got a curious hardware situation, and I've run into a curious software quirk. I have a laptop with a broken screen that I have hooked up to an external display. I start up an X session and open a ...

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