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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: All New Users Read This First!

    First of all, a very big welcome to you from all of us at LinuxForums.org! :) We are very happy that you've decided to become a part of our...

    Started by techieMoe, 03-28-2006
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  1. Permission denied on common folders

    For multiple linux distributions I do have a common partition for folders like Documents, Downloads, etc, but now these folders are no longer...

    Started by exxonin, 6 Hours Ago
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  2. kali linux on redmi note 3

    do i need extra wifi adapter to check wifi hacking techniques? help me

    Started by anandktm, 9 Hours Ago
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  3. How to change ownership on a usb?

    I have a batch file on a usb stick, but when I try to execute it as user 'tosh' or as 'root'; permission is denied. I can see that the owner of the...

    Started by exxonin, 1 Day Ago
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  4. Ubuntu Mate or something else as a starter OS?...............

    Hi folks - another Linux newbie here. I've been wanting to get away from Windows & Microsoft in general for a while now & have often thought about...

    Started by twigfarm, 05-23-2016
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  5. Question Premptively Migrating From Windows 7 - Total newb.

    Thank you for reading. I've started to see the writing on the wall that Windows 7 will not be around in several years. (I imagine Microsoft will...

    Started by Jonnydark, 2 Days Ago
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  6. Question [SOLVED] Linux compatibility with Acer Aspire ES1-521

    Hi, I'm completely new to Linux (haven't taken the leap just yet) i have found a laptop within my price range and i would just like to ask if this...

    Started by jacxx, 3 Days Ago
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  7. Mounting multiple folders at one go

    I would like to mount the folders Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Public, Templates, Videos, at one go, with something like this: mount...

    Started by exxonin, 3 Days Ago
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  8. Question Thinking of taking the leap

    Hello. I'm 110% new to Linux, as a matter of fact I have not even installed it yet. Fear is the main reason for my hesitance, and the biggest fear...

    Started by Carlosh, 6 Days Ago
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  9. Unable to boot up from HDD

    I've placed a new HDD on my computer, and have divided it into a boot partition, a swap partition, and into many root partitions to install many...

    Started by exxonin, 1 Week Ago
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  10. possible to unpackage a compressed file into a specific directory?

    Hi. I wonder if you are able to help. I work with a touch screen product that has an unknown custom version of Linux. Is it possible to compress a...

    Started by tonewheels, 1 Week Ago
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  11. First Chapter-basic command of linux through SSH

    /direction operation: rm -rf mydir /*delete mydir*/ mkdir dirname /*creat dirname*/ cd mydir /*enter into mydir*/ cd - /*return last dir*/ cd .....

    Started by Edison284, 2 Weeks Ago
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  12. [SOLVED] SIGSTOP with trap

    I was wondering, why isn't SIGSTOP trapped by the trap command? (I was trying to make heads or tails of the 'trap' command - Traps) So I simply...

    Started by vincix, 2 Weeks Ago
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  13. VM making computer overheat

    Installed Virtualbox earlier today and have been playing around with it. Just now I noticed that my laptop was getting REALLY warm, so I switched...

    Started by Daggett, 2 Weeks Ago
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  14. should I worry about viruses if I surf the net in a Windows VM?

    I just got VirtualBox working and I'm thrilled with it. Going to start playing around with many different OSs. I just got Precise Puppy working in...

    Started by Daggett, 2 Weeks Ago
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  15. How to find installation directory for a certain program?

    Assume someone installed a program somewhere in the past in a possibly non-default program directory. Even worse: several other versions of the...

    Started by Thomas Stein, 3 Weeks Ago
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  16. [SOLVED] Why do I not have the option to create a LibreOffice Writer doc?

    I have File Manager open and can't seem to create a new ODT document there. When I right-click in File Manager and click "create document," the only...

    Started by Daggett, 2 Weeks Ago
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  17. how to view /etc/X11/xorg.conf in terminal ?

    how to view the /etc/X11/xorg.conf in terminal - note i run opensuse 13.2 Open a Terminal and then :

    Started by sayhello, 3 Weeks Ago
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  18. any leightweight clients that replace the tbird-enigmail-combination

    hello dear community, is there any leightweight clients that replace the tbird-enigmail-combination love to use such leight client in opensuse...

    Started by sayhello, 3 Weeks Ago
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  19. Machine Hang on /dev/sdb1

    Hi All, I have Oracle RED HAT LINUX 6.5 and following is the disk face Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 41G ...

    Started by osamamansoor, 4 Weeks Ago
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  20. Utility for quickly collecting and transferring all files from HD?

    I've got an ancient laptop which is long overdue to have all its files copied and saved to another drive so it can be dropped in the trash, or...

    Started by Daggett, 3 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 2
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