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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! :) 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. Questions about fork() exec() and exported variables

    Hello and thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can offer The short version of my question is.. How & when do exported variables get...

    Started by Bodisha, 12-19-2018
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  2. XGPS does not show the skyview graphical display, but the gps works

    XGPS in the past has displayed the satellites on the right hand of the window. How can I get that back? I do get a constant repeating message in...

    Started by sdowney717, 11-15-2018
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  3. How to permanently save a binary file to memory?

    Hello, I'm am trying to figure out if there is any way to store a file (binary) in memory after a device is power cycled? To explain my issue - I...

    Started by okorkie, 11-06-2018
    • Replies: 1
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  4. [SOLVED] Right-click menus in system tray not working.

    Not sure if this is the right place, but I is still ignerant, so perhaps this is where I ought to be. When I right-click on any of the items in my...

    Started by wombat140, 06-18-2018
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  5. Random freezes across distributions

    I built this comp a little over a year ago, and have been using Linux from about 2012. This has happened with Mint, Fedora & OpenSUSE. My computer...

    Started by tux_peng, 08-25-2018
    • Replies: 2
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  6. Hi all, I am considering switching from Windows 10 to a Linux build.

    Windows 10 has been a nightmare ever since I updated to it. I've always been interested in switching to Linux and I had even installed it a few...

    Started by OwnedbyCow, 03-13-2018
    • Replies: 7
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    08-14-2018 Go to last post
  7. running Manjaro with Live / Installation mode

    dear linux-community, i am pretty new to Manjaro i just have created Manjaro (version 17.1.11) USB-Stick with an ISO. (with the KDE ) can i...

    Started by sayhello, 07-18-2018
    • Replies: 1
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  8. Need help understanding "secure" log sshd hack attempts

    Below I have listed 6 lines from the "secure" log. I have several questions about reading these lines: 1) The 1st line mentions port 50184. Has...

    Started by switcher1, 07-07-2018
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    07-08-2018 Go to last post
  9. Help with Gparted and partitioning?

    My laptop has an enormous, mostly empty, recovery partition. I've always just ignored it before, but I now want to free a chunk of disk space to...

    Started by wombat140, 06-20-2018
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    06-30-2018 Go to last post
  10. How do I rescue a USB drive...

    I installed Elementary OS and tried out. Yuk, I really didn't like. Now I can't see the drive. I've tried Windows Disk Manager. It sees the...

    Started by enginestar, 06-05-2018
    • Replies: 6
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  11. Tfue Beginner Questions, Please

    Hello, Would like to learn about using Lubuntu. Have an older Windows 7 pc, and one of the sites that shows comparisons between the different...

    Started by Robert11, 03-23-2018
    • Replies: 3
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  12. Increase speed of a particular job

    Hi, If I am copying hundreds of files from one folder to another using the terminal, is there any way I can add an argument to use n number of...

    Started by green2016, 03-22-2018
    • Replies: 4
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    03-24-2018 Go to last post
  13. On the number of CPUs

    Hi, I run a particular task that allows me to set up the number of CPUs. My computer has 8 CPUs. If I tell the task to use 8 CPUs, does this mean...

    Started by green2016, 03-22-2018
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  14. Lubuntu CD Questions ?

    Hello again, Have pretty much decided on learning Lubuntu. Have a several year old pc running W7. Seems like OSDisc is the (only ?) place to...

    Started by Robert11, 03-23-2018
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  15. Switching from Windows7... here is what I am looking for

    I am not a Linux newbie per se. I have played with various distros over the decades but never actually found a compelling reason to switch from...

    Started by tmsg, 02-12-2018
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  16. what linux that is more easy that would run fine on a Pentium M 1.7ghz

    what linux that is more easy that would run fine on a Pentium M 1.7ghz? Any ideas. I keep installing xp but it keeps corrupting at boot. I run...

    Started by spiderman1234, 03-08-2018
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  17. Newbie Success!

    I posted earlier about getting this workstation from the now closed ECOT school. I chose Ubuntu. Watched some videos, read some articles. Made an...

    Started by PhillipDaSpace, 03-18-2018
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    03-19-2018 Go to last post
  18. Ecot leftovers

    In Ohio there was this online school called ECOT (Electronic classroom of Tomorrow) They lied to the State of Ohio about there attendance and owe...

    Started by PhillipDaSpace, 03-17-2018
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    03-18-2018 Go to last post
  19. Question I messed up my laptop while trying to dual boot linux mint, need help

    I did stuff with partitions and bios settings of which I didn't know anything about and now I'm stuck. My laptop only boots to BIOS now, and all I...

    Started by nathanr, 02-19-2018
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    03-17-2018 Go to last post
  20. Question I moved a file through the terminal to unknown location

    Hello, I'm pretty new to Linux so I don't entirely sure how to use the tools and the terminal in the OS. I'm using Kali Linux and I accidentally...

    Started by dindibo4, 03-14-2018
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,444
    03-15-2018 Go to last post

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