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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. wipe -e (what does it mean)

    what does -e option mean. man says that "Use exact file size: do not round up file size to wipe possible remaining junk on the last block." its...

    Started by NJIHYY, 58 Minutes Ago
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  2. Post Replace two PC's with one Server? (Virtualization, Which OS)

    Hey, I'm pretty new to Linux and to all it's different varriants. My Idea: At Home we got 2 PC's. I wanted to use one Server, maybe with one...

    Started by DaNeubi, 2 Days Ago
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  3. Question Best distro at handling complex multi-monitor setups

    I'm hoping there are some of you who have several monitors and are familiar with how different distros handle multi-monitor setups. I have a complex...

    Started by gregom, 2 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 7
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  4. Advanced scripting question

    I'm running a Windows Server domain controller in a virtual machine in linux to make it easier to back up the server - just copy the whole virtual...

    Started by JasonStonier, 4 Days Ago
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  5. Scripting for dummies on Raspberry Pi?

    Hi. I got a Raspberry Pi Zero yesterday and that is the extent of my knowledge of Linux. All I want to do is have emulators on it so I installed...

    Started by marioxb, 1 Week Ago
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  6. Any problems running off a CD tray caddy?

    I've seen these super cheap CD tray caddies. You take out your CD/DVD drive and replace - inside you have an SSD say. Just wanted to know if...

    Started by enginestar, 1 Week Ago
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  7. Booting off and running on USB stick = same speed as SSD hard drive?

    Say I run Linux off a USB stick. Is this the same speed and performance as running off an SD hard drive? While on the subject of USB sticks......

    Started by enginestar, 1 Week Ago
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  8. Booting off CD - can I install programs + save work?

    Can I boot from CD and install programs that will be there next time I boot up? If so, where are these settings stored? + Same for work - can...

    Started by enginestar, 1 Week Ago
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  9. Question Linux Live USB Creator - Trying Linux?

    Hi. I want to try Linux, but i don't want to remove Windows or any files or folders etc. on my computer. I just want to try it. Last time i...

    Started by Olinux, 04-18-2017
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  10. Tablet software not working

    So I installed Ubuntu so that I can dual boot between windows 7 home prem and of course Ubuntu. After doing this if I go to windows 7 I usually use...

    Started by antonkoetzler, 3 Weeks Ago
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  11. Virtual Linux?

    I've been seeing videos on YouTube In some videos they recommend installing linux as a virtual machine Is this general recommendation? Better...

    Started by enginestar, 05-01-2017
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  12. Red face Not enough disk space

    I apologize, in advance, but I wasn't sure where to put this, so I thought it might be appropriate, here, since I am a newbie to this forum and I...

    Started by celestino, 4 Weeks Ago
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  13. Getting software to work for different Linux distributions

    What if I wanted to use a program that did not the support the distribution of linux that I was using. Could I still use that program or would it...

    Started by Seething_Baboon, 05-22-2017
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  14. then the md5 or other hash should match that of Linux vendor of this

    Linux is called free open source OS - if i get source code and compile it , then the md5 or other hash should match that of Linux vendor of this? ...

    Started by lse123, 05-22-2017
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  15. I have an SSD I want to last a long time.

    I have two Intel Compute sticks which have Ubuntu on them. They have internal solid state memory which the OS is installed to, but I want to make the...

    Started by ChrisR, 05-19-2017
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  16. Angry synaptic touchpad behaving strangely

    I've googled around this issue, gotten help on discord, gotten help from friends, and no one has been able to solve this. it's followed me from...

    Started by Sarenord, 05-18-2017
    • Replies: 6
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  17. Raspbian Interface

    Good morning!! I have a raspberry pi 3 modelo b, with the raspbian operating system . I want to make a interface with some buttuns that would start...

    Started by Smart_Tv, 05-19-2017
    • Replies: 1
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  18. File Transfer from Linux to Windows

    Hi All, I have a couple of requirements which I need to achieve using Linux machine. 1) I need to transfer 2 files(1 XML & 1 flat file) from...

    Started by unix_learner07, 04-13-2017
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  19. Queue copying

    This seems like something that would be easy to google, but I'm obviously missing something. I would like to be able to graphically drag-drop copy...

    Started by JasonStonier, 05-16-2017
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  20. ip tables

    Hi I need add a entry to ip table, iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 ! -d -j DROP and once I add it, it appear as follows; DROP ...

    Started by boomramada, 05-13-2017
    • Replies: 0
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