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Linux: image viewer with transparent window?

I would like to display a fully opaque image (e.g. PNG RGB8) on the desktop in an image viewer - but such that I can set the window (showing the image) to be, say, 50% transparent (so I could see ...
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Windows equivalent of the Linux command “chmod”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to change file permissions in windows What can I use to set/change permissions on a Windows folder than not the Windows-based solution? There is an equivalent ...
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Clipboard management like Linux in Windows

In Linux, if I select a text I can paste it in another place with a click of middle mouse button and there is no need to right click and copy or using ctrl+c hotkeys for doing so. Also the selected ...
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How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure?

I have the following content on the source directory: source/foo.txt source/bar/another_file.txt source/bar2/and_another.txt I want copy those files to a destination directory which, after copy, ...
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Get the last change time of directory recursively

How can I get the last time any of the files in a directory or its subdirectories has changed? e.g Dir - changed 1/1/1 Sub Dir 1 - changed 2/1/1 Sub Dir 2 - changed 3/1/1 File ...
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du vs df output

Why are there differences between the outputs of the df and du commands? Why they are not accurate in output? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 1012M 394M 567M 42% / ...
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easy_install install Trac 0.11, but I want 0.12

I run the following on Debian: (#:~)- easy_install Trac Searching for Trac Best match: Trac 0.11.1 Adding Trac 0.11.1 to easy-install.pth file Installing trac-admin script to /usr/bin Installing ...
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Linux ethernet traffic capture

What programs under Linux can capture ethernet traffic? And which ones from them are maintained and most comfortable?
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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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How to close all background processes in unix?

I have something like: cd project && python manage.py runserver & cd utilities && ./coffee_auto_compiler.py And I want both of them to close on Ctrl-C (or some other command). ...
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install TrueType font on fedora 14

i would like install tahoma on fedora 14 i create a folder .fonts name in copied my tahoma font in this folder and run this command fc-cache -f in my terminall but i cant use in this font yet, how ...
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Linux: aliases when using `screen`

I'm using screen, and I have several aliases in my ~/.bash_profile, for example python=python-2.6. But for some reasons these aliases don't work when I work in screen. How can I make them work?
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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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Linux multiple audio devices

I've got two sound cards: a PCI and an USB one. I'd like to have that, if the USB card is plugged in, that is used as default device on the whole system, otherwise (if the USB card isn't plugged) the ...
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Linux Group Folder Access

This is a simple question, I'm sure, but I can't seem to find any reason why I can't get this to work. I'm trying to set up group folders within the web root for a PHP server. Each department should ...
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Ubuntu intrepid - static IP networking keeps restarting with DHCP

I've got a linux box with a static IP configured that seems to be ok. The static IP address works for a few hours, and then sets itself back with (what seems like) whatever DHCP tell it to use. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

I am trying to install ububtu on an external drive. I am a programmer who wants to start using Linux. I downloaded the usb installer from the ubuntu website and followed all the steps. But when ...
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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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Moving from Vista to Linux

I am interested in changing the Operating system on an old laptop of mine from Vista to Linux. Problem is I don't know anything about Linux. I have been told Fedora is a good distribution for me to ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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Linux distribution with good OSS support

I hate the Linux audio systems. It's a mess, everyone knows about it, no one tries to fix it. Anyway, OSS is my choice usually since it supports my sound card, it works just perfectly. Almost no ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from another Linux system? (Gentoo in my case)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu NBR on a harddisk that is currently installed in another Linux system (Gentoo in my case). I want to reinstall my Media Center and Home Router (running Ubuntu NBR ...
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How long will badblocks -vws run?

I'm running badblocks -vws /dev/sda on a new 80GB laptop drive to make sure the disk is good. So far it's completed 2 passes and is working on it's third. How many passes does it normally make?
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Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
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Quiz software for Linux [on hold]

I'm looking for some software for Linux which will allow me to write and take my own quizzes. I want to have a way to test people about their technical knowledge. I'm looking for free software... any ...
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ubuntu 64 or 32 bit for macbook/vps?

i've got macbook pro and wonder if i should use 64 or 32 bits ubuntu server? and then i've got a vps not hosted by med. how do i know what version to choose? how do you check how many bits your cpu ...
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Continue process after closing terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? Recently, I tried to unzip a 30 gig zip file on a remote system using Putty. As the long unzipping ...
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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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Linux: file recovery

I desperately need some help regarding problem I am facing now. While creating a softlink for a very important file I gave the reverse command by mistake. Instead of giving it "ln target linkname" I ...
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How would I do this in a unix system?

I need to locate all of the file system objects below the /sbin directory that include a period (.) somewhere in the object’s name, but not objects that begin with a leading period.
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Why won't ubuntu on a wireless internet connection work with Panera bread or other hotspots

I currently am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have a wireless card installed with the correct driver. When I try to connect to a public hotspot sometimes the connection works and sometimes it doesn't. Do ...
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Any free download manager for Linux compatible with Chromium [closed]

Right now I have no other choice but to open the desired link in Firefox and then download it with DownThemAll! It would be great to find an alternative to DownThemAll! for Chrome.
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Linux: Redirect Local USB Keyboard To Remote Shell

(Discalimer: totally unfamiliar with Linux) Is there a way to redirect the local standard input (USB keyboard plugged into a headless, ARM-based Sheevaplug running Linux debian 2.6.22.18) to a remote ...
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Linux urldecode filename

Is there any tool to urldecode a file's name and replace it? Example: $ ls hello%20world.txt $ urldecode *.txt $ ls hello world.txt
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Grub command line opening when selecting Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu using Wubi. Everything was working file when yesterday, I opened the Update Center and installed all the necessary updates. Now when I restart my machine and it prompts the dual ...
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“No space left on device” after resizing partition

I decided to resize the partition on my storage drive (with gparted), all seemed to go well but now when I try to create directories or copy files to the drive I get a "No space left on device" error. ...
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Java install on Ubuntu?

i'm new to linux and i was trying to install the java JDK with EE on ubuntu. I downloaded the .bin file (java_ ee_ sdk-5_08-jdk-6u17-linux.bin) from the sun site & followed the install ...
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Open Microsoft Publisher Document on Linux

I'm pretty sure the options consist of Just don't do it (use a nice open standard file format). Not great when someone sends you something. Translate the format on Windows. I think you need ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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Kubuntu 9.04 - Can't drag application from one screen to another in multi monitor setup

I have a new install of Kubuntu 9.04. I installed the ati drivers. fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL) ...
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How do I get a network printer installed in ubuntu 9.04?

My girlfriend's work computer now has Linux on one of the partitions, and for the most part it's running fine--except that I can't seem to get the network printers configured right. There are two of ...
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where are my gnome user settings?

I had a gnome session die on me in the middle of setting some display options. Now, I get a blank screen when I log in with this particular user. I tried removing all the .gnome and .gconf ...
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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Force check all file systems in Ubuntu

How to force check all file systems under Linux/Ubuntu? My newly installed Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid stops booting after the suspend/resume failed. Is there any easy way to force check all the file systems ...
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start ddclient as daemon with systemd

I'm trying to start ddclient as daemon in my Ubuntu 15.04, which now uses systemd, but was unable to even following the Ubuntu wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS to words. I've ...
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SSH agent forwarding is not working

My SSH agent forwarding is not working. The answer from this question is quite old and the answer is conflicting with the comments. Can we have an updated answer please? Basically I can SSH from ...
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Bash quotes unescaped on command substitution

Can someone explain me why this is working (listing the contents of a directory that has a whitespace in its name): ret="$(ls "my dir")" Shouldn't it rather be interpreted as: ret="$(ls " my dir ...
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Is there any way to automatically decrease subwoofer volume at night?

I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, so a solution for either (or both!) would be great! I live in an apartment complex, and love to listen to bassy music and watch movies. My neighbors are fine with ...