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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. Making the the OS sleep for some time

    I find it a necessity to make my pc go into sleep mode as i take break in between. But don't know how to make it go in sleep state ?? I even don't...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-12-2009
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  2. changing the color of the file

    Hey there I have lot of text file notes on my pc. It's all shattered all over and are not in systematic order and quite troublesome. What I wanna do...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-11-2009
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  3. what is 02,03 attribute in DIR_COLORS

    Hey I opened up this file called DIR_COLORS which contains the color mappings for files and directory. I saw the attribute values 00,01 and 04 and...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-12-2009
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  4. Unhappy So many error messages!

    Hi there, Before I start, I suppose I better mention that I have an Eee PC running Ubuntu via Easy Peasy (also I'm VERY new to Linux). Lately...

    Started by Inkstand, 04-16-2009
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  5. SOS :- linux Bluetooth dun does not work

    Okay lemme make it clear that I am new to linux. I have been trying to move from XP to linux since last one and a half year but have not been...

    Started by anuvrat_parashar, 05-11-2009
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  6. Smile LAN configuration problem

    im using multi processor system with different family processor. i installed fedora from one processor which has only eth0. the same Hard disk...

    Started by rjayavrp, 04-29-2009
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  7. Linux to control my home network?

    Hi I've dabbled a little with Fedora and with Puppy, but now I'm looking to take things a little further. I have an old (pentiumII) machine and...

    Started by rednek, 05-04-2009
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  8. Your thoughts on where to start?? New laptop!

    I've just ordered a new laptop which will have Vista pre-installed (of course) on it. I can't stand vista at all, and refuse to upgrade from XP until...

    Started by everyonedoesit, 05-11-2009
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  9. forcing a user to logout

    I m logged in as root and want to logout some other user on some other terminal. How can I accomplish that.

    Started by vickey_20, 05-11-2009
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  10. 360 controller as mouse?

    Hi All, I'm thinking of buying the little dongle thing to get my 360 controller connected. I don't want to use it for video games at all but...

    Started by jmadero, 05-11-2009
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  11. difference between poweroff and shutdown -h now

    Hey ppl I just found out that system can be shutdowned by shutdown -h now command and was wondering the difference between the it and poweroff and...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  12. I deleted /usr/tmp directory -_-;;

    During running a program, I found this program stack garbage in /usr/tmp. I wanted to just delete that garbage but erased whole dir -_-;;. After...

    Started by boatempty, 05-08-2009
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  13. how to rename a link

    I created a symlink to a directory. Now how to rename the symlink to something else pointing to the same directory.

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  14. Script to backup up shared folder home folders

    Hi, I am using rhel5 running as samba PDC.Most of the user save their data on a common folder on the server.Now I want to backup this data to some...

    Started by skumar704, 05-11-2009
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  15. cntrl+j and cntrl+m are they equivalent to enter

    Hey ppl I tried cntrl +j and m on the console and it takes me to next line and execute the command on the line . So is it equivalent to enter ??

    Started by vickey_20, 05-11-2009
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  16. [SOLVED] vi multiple file's

    cmd : vi file1 file2 file3 the above command creates three files ie.file{1,2,3} but once inside the vi after writing text in the first file how do...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  17. shutdown -k +2 system going down

    Hey I tried the above command on my pc. It broadcasts the message passed , but I noticed one thing that during this time( 2min) normal users are not...

    Started by vickey_20, 05-10-2009
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  18. Help me with some unix commands

    Got another command need help with once I get the information that I want how can I assign a variable name I can use with it?

    Started by Goddard, 05-10-2009
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  19. How to add a third OS?

    OK I ask this question because a while back I tried to add a third boot option and it took over the mbr/grub or something. Right now I have my PC...

    Started by oxf, 05-08-2009
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  20. [SOLVED] simple count command

    I am trying to count how many files and folders in a directory using the ls command. How would I accomplish this? wc? what does the command look...

    Started by Goddard, 05-10-2009
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