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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. 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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  2. 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, 08-26-2016
    • Replies: 2
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  3. 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, 08-26-2016
    • Replies: 1
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  4. 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, 08-21-2016
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,066
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  5. 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, 08-18-2016
    • Replies: 1
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  6. 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, 08-15-2016
    • Replies: 1
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  7. [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, 08-13-2016
    • Replies: 2
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  8. 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, 08-10-2016
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 729
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  9. 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, 08-10-2016
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 918
    08-12-2016 Go to last post
  10. 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, 08-07-2016
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 525
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  11. [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, 08-09-2016
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 364
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  12. 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, 08-07-2016
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  13. 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, 08-07-2016
    • Replies: 2
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  14. 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, 07-27-2016
    • Replies: 4
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  15. 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, 08-06-2016
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  16. .bash* | alias doesn't work in root user

    Dear all, For unknown reason, aliases just donítí work in root user. Temporary workaround is to run bash command manually every time I login as...

    Started by firewallengineer, 08-06-2016
    • Replies: 1
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  17. Need some direction

    Hi, I am new to Linux and chose to install Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" with Cinnamon. I installed with no problems and rebooted and everything seemed fine....

    Started by fahn2k, 08-04-2016
    • Replies: 1
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  18. Can't log in after removing xfce4

    Not completely sure why, but I restarted and xfce4 was the only theme that would load, even if I selected cinnamon or default at log in. So I did the...

    Started by siobhun, 08-02-2016
    • Replies: 5
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  19. Trying to recover a bad (secondary) 2 TB harddisk

    So I'm just gonna give as much infomation as possible from the get go. I'm not a linux guy, always been on windows. (wanted to, never started). ...

    Started by ziegler2670, 07-24-2016
    • Replies: 3
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  20. Need Crouton on Chromebook for work, stuck at LOADING EXTENSION GLX

    I am having difficulties installing Linux (crouton) on my chromebook - Hisense-Chromebook-11.6-Quad-Core-Processor/44389793 This is vital to me to...

    Started by jivecody, 07-27-2016
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 691
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