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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. shell expansion - when?

    Hi, just trying a jump-start into linux, i'm playing around with shell expansion and wildcards. right now I'm wondering why a touch file{1,2,3}...

    Started by invexceptn, 7 Hours Ago
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  2. mint 18.2 in Virtual box, in OSX.

    Hi guys, Im relatively scrubish at Linux, But im trying to make some virtual boxes useing ''Virtualbox'' On my imac:), I want to make a linux mint ...

    Started by EndangeredHomosapian, 6 Days Ago
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  3. Breathe new life into MotionComputing LS800?

    A friend gave me an old Motion Computing Tablet, the LS800. It was designed originally for Windows XP, and despite being older hardware it has a...

    Started by dishe, 01-24-2017
    • Replies: 9
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  4. Could use a second opinion on something.

    I am dabbling with the use of a multiseat set up. It seems Multiseat isn't used very much so I have had a hard time finding information on it, and I...

    Started by ChrisR, 1 Week Ago
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  5. Trying to find a Linux to run on Wyse V90L (2008 vintage)

    I have a Wyse V90L thin client from 2008. It's got 512 MB RAM and 512 MB flash memory (DOM; drive on module). It used to have a functioning...

    Started by THX1138, 2 Weeks Ago
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  6. Replace Embedded Linux OS

    I have an NUUO NVR Mini2 with an Embedded Linux OS. I'm wondering if it's possible and how I might overwrite the current OS into one that might be...

    Started by SirFlannel, 2 Weeks Ago
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  7. Question What is this Linux?

    Hy guys. Does anyone know which linux distro is being used in the picture below? Photo's link: https://ibb.co/cVF79F

    Started by Walterwht, 3 Weeks Ago
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  8. Cannot run Linux on Samsung Chromebook with ARM Processor

    Greetings, I am trying to install Linux on my Samsung Chromebook Plus with ARM processor. However, I seem to be having difficulty in the whole...

    Started by deoxys04, 3 Weeks Ago
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  9. Dual Boot Brilliance

    When I was first transitioning to linux a couple of years ago I started from a Windows machine with a spare partition, installed Linux and let it...

    Started by JasonStonier, 3 Weeks Ago
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  10. Question I am having difficulties connecting to network

    So I just got Kali Linux, but I after hours of googling for an answer I cannot find one. So first I did iwconfig but it just said something like 'lo...

    Started by A819, 3 Weeks Ago
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  11. Why does windows crash all the time while linux doesn't?

    Hi there, I am new to Linux and also not very computer literate in general. Though, many times I read that Linux rarely crashes and that there is...

    Started by b16018, 08-14-2017
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  12. Choosing a lightweight distro

    Hi linux users! I work in an NGO and we recently got a donation of 10 used computers. Some of these are quite old, and they all have between 512mb...

    Started by Gftmc, 3 Weeks Ago
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  13. Newbie recompiling kernel

    I am a newbie to Linux and I recently installed Linux from DVD. I am trying to make a change to a kernel setting and recompile the kernel for it to...

    Started by tecbox, 4 Weeks Ago
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  14. Having trouble transferring Firefox profiles

    I've just installedLinux on a dual boot with Windows and I'd like to transfer my Firefox profile across so that I have all ,y bookmarks andso on...

    Started by wombat140, 08-13-2017
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  15. Linux From Scratch

    I want to create a Linux OS from scratch but I am having a hard time finding a shell with all the commands. Currently I am using win 7 and I made a...

    Started by Swane, 4 Weeks Ago
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  16. Problem with a simple script

    I wrote the below code and for some reason always gives me that strings are different. I tried with and without the else if last command , just...

    Started by gvasileiou, 08-18-2017
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  17. Dell d630

    Hi, I want to buy a dell latitude d630 for light use and for minecraft.But Mojang says that there is not support for the 1.7.3 versions and above...

    Started by VirtualCrafter, 08-14-2017
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  18. Red face Not sure which to choose..

    So I dabbled with Ubuntu and mint back in college, but didn't have use for Linux at the time. At this point I'm trying to keep my old laptop running...

    Started by BiancaRoseBMG, 07-25-2017
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  19. How do I log in "as root"?

    Hello, I was here a while ago asking about installing Linux, but life happened and I've only just gt around to installing it! I need to change...

    Started by wombat140, 08-11-2017
    • Replies: 5
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  20. Question Linux USB Boot on multiple PCs and drivers

    So I am a complete newbie, actually forget that, I haven't even installed it yet. I have multiple PCs and laptops in my house and I was wondering. If...

    Started by worom001, 08-09-2017
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 672
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