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Loop pictures from a folder and display fullscreen slideshow

Need a Linux solution for looped slideshow from pictures in some folder. Pictures may be deleted and added, so it's a bonus if it doesn't stop/crash if currently shown picture is deleted.
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How to tell if user is actively typing in Linux?

I'd like to write a little script to ask me what I'm doing at regular intervals, but I'd like it not to grab focus if I'm in the middle of writing an email or filling in a password. The two options ...
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How to specify download directory in Linux?

I am new to Linux, running Fedora 13. If installing from source, how do I specify the directory into which I want to download the file? I have a Download directory set up in my home directory but ...
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Will a Mac help me learn Linux?

I worked with a Mac last week for the first time ever. I noticed that the shell is very similar to Linux. I normally develop on a Windows machine and tend to be a noob at all things Linux. Will a Mac ...
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Executing a script when DHCPD give an IP

i want to do a setting to dynamically monitor my Work Station on my Wifi network. I've got my name server BIND and my dhcpd server all of that under linux working perfectly. But i didn't find any ...
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linux terminal undo rm 'somefile' [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: undo Linux's rm? is it possible to undo a rm somefile command in linux? and if so, how does one do that?
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Which Linux Mint flavor is most suited for a 2.6Ghz + 500MB RAM computer? [closed]

I've tried Ubuntu, and while enjoyed it, couldn't run more than one program before the computer felt slow. Linux Mint has these different versions: Linux Mint Gnome Linux Mint XFCE Linux Mint ...
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convert .dbx (outlook express) mail files to a mbox format (for thunderbird) w/o Windows?

Recently, my hard drive crashed (click... click... clickly clickly click click...). I was using XP and do NOT have my install discs (lost them 3 moves ago...). i make backups regularly and only lost ...
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Mounting a multi-partition disk image in Linux

I downloaded an raw SD card image that has two partitions. It caused some file system errors when I tried to dd it directly into an SD card. I am not sure if the card is defective or the image. Is ...
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recovery of overwritten file

Is there any way to recover an overwritten linux file? I uncompresed a tar file which overwrote some of my files. I read somewhere you can umount your home directory.
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Copying file from unix to network drive

Solaris is the os used. I want to copy files from UNIX Machine to windows network drive. I know smbclient,ftp can be used. But is there any other best option i can use?
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How to lock the laptop keyboard in Debian?

I have connected an external USB keyboard, and I would like to lock the laptop keyboard so I can put a book on top of it.
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Force dhcp client to get a new lease

I have a linux DHCP server running on my network. i recently found out that i can assign specific ip address to clients based on their mac address by modifying the dhcpd.conf file. Now is there ...
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How does du determine which hard link to disregard?

We have two directories: $ ls -l total 8 drwxr-x--- 2 nimmy nimmy 4096 Nov 15 19:42 jeter drwxr-x--- 2 nimmy nimmy 4096 Nov 15 19:42 mariano I create one file in the first folder: $ dd ...
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Is it possible to change default behavior for “top”?

For example, when I run top I usually press "C" so I can see the explicit command being run not the executable name if you will. Is there a way I can modify top such that when I do: % top The ...
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What do I have to take care of when hibernating both Ubuntu and Windows (dual-boot environment)

I've got both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (finally) installed on my laptop. For the sake of comfort, I usually hibernate Windows instead of shutting it down. And I think when using Ubuntu regularly, there ...
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Can Mac Mini Server be booted off either of its two disks?

Can a Mac Mini, Server edition, be booted off either of its two disks? I'm interested in having one disk with OSX Server on it, and the other a dual boot Linux/Windows, to get around OSX's fussiness ...
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Upgrading firefox on Red Hat

I'm trying to upgrade my version of firefox at work, the installed OS is Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.4 (Tikanga) over which we have no control. Also note that we do not have access to ...
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Set system clock in Unix to millisecond precision

Generally you can set system clock using http://linux.die.net/man/1/date. However, it doesn't supply millisecond precision (it does have nanoseconds, but this isn't working on my system). Is there ...
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Control Linux computer over the Internet?

I'm just about to set up my own home network here and I'd like to be able to control my Linux desktop over the network. VNC would be what I would normally use in this case, but the requirements are a ...
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Rsync and making sure all files have been transferred before applying the changes

I was wondering if there is a way to tell rsync to only apply changes (delete, overwrite, create) only if all files in the file list transferred successfully. Just to clarify, this would essentially ...
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Monitor average CPU usage and RAM usage on one process linux

Is there any way to monitor one process' CPU usage and RAM usage over time on linux? I am trying to change to a cheaper VPS and need to work out what level of CPU and RAM I need!
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Disable Escape key in linux?

Im working with a kiosk software, and it can easly be exited with the escape key. Theres no way to disable this behaviour, why I would want to simply disable the escape key completely. I tried with ...
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Which Linux distribution is best out of the box for battery life on netbooks?

I've been using Ubuntu for the past four years, but I recently bought a Dell Mini 1012, and while Ubuntu 10.04 is wonderful in every way, it is giving me quite poor results in terms of battery life, ...
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Finding my windows partition for grub?

I recently installed CentOS5.5, and needed to modify /boot/grub/menu.lst to allow me to boot from hdd instead of usb. title Microsoft Windows XP rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 The above is ...
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How to map # to ~ in gnome-terminal?

The ~ key of my laptop is broken, now I am seeking a method to map the # to it? How could I do it?
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visudo problem on Debian

Recently I migrated from Ubuntu to Debian, first thing i wanted to do was to give myself sudo permissions and lock the roir account. By default sudo group don't have permissions to do this on debian, ...
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ddrescue 2gb USB onto reiserfs partition

I have rescued my 2gb usb stick in nearly two days onto an 100gb blank reiserfs partition with these two commands: ddrescue -f -n /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 logfile ddrescue -d -f -r3 /dev/sda /dev/sdb8 ...
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How to enable e2fsck checks every 5th boot?

I want the e2fsck check the filesystem on every 5th boot.
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Linux GVim via SSH -X does not copy paste on selection

I'm using SSH (with -X specified) from a Ubuntu box to a RHEL4 box and running GVim. It opens as expected in my local X, but the copy and paste via select doesn't work. I cannot select text in GVim ...
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How can I see the signal strength and type of connection (2G/3G) using a usb modem in Linux?

I managed to connect to the Internet using wvdial, however I am getting hardly exciting download speeds around 50 kB/s. I was really hoping to get somewhere around 150 - 300 kB/s. Hence my question: ...
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How can I interact with the command line through a console if I have vim open?

I'm aware I can do !commands but I'd like to somehow integrate a shell in vim. Or could I use screen and split the screen so that vim takes up say, half of the screen?
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How to partition SSD & another HD for Linux

I'm in the process of building a new computer and for the first time I will be using multiple hard drives (1 64GB SSD for the system & 1 7,200rpm 500GB HD for data) so I'm unsure as to how to ...
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Network packet editor for Linux?

Anyone know network packet editor for Linux, or a way to modify network packets in wireshark?
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Problem on setup Linux Router

I have tried to make Linux(Ubuntu) as a router but it gets failed. My objective is to create a Linux router then have to share two broadband connection.So How to do it?
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Converting Linux partition to primary partition

I have installed Linux. How can i convert partitions created by linux to primary partition? Here is the diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Flow chart software for Linux? [closed]

Been using Visio at work to do flowcharts, and I'm liking how easy it is to do overall, notably creating and linking shapes. I'm trying to find something for Linux that works the same way, or at ...
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KDE or GNOME? Which one to choose? [closed]

I would like to switch from window to linux? Which one should I choose? Ubuntu/Kubuntu or something else? I'm a LAMP based developer. Which one will be better for me? KDE or GNOME
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Where are programs that use CUSE (character in user space)?

cusexmp, the example of CUSE program, works. Is there real programs that makes use of it? For example, a thing that just mirrors other character device or thing that allows networked character ...
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How can I install an RPM without being root?

How can I install an RPM on a machine where I don't have root permissions? I want to install a package for my use only in a personal work directory. I'm running SuSe SLES10. Please don't flame me ...
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Run an ls without getting the full path

I want a simple list of files in a directory that is not my current directory. I run ls /other/directory/*.txt and get: /other/directory/file1.txt /other/directory/file2.txt I want: file1.txt ...
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Why won't windows exe's work on Linux?

I'm not asking about how to make a Windows exe work in Linux. I'm asking WHY it does not work. What is different about the way Windows runs an executable and Linux runs an executable? Why did they ...
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Cannot find icon for Mono Develop for Linux

I'm new to ubuntu 9.04 os and I have installed mono develop 2.4 from terminal successfully. But surprisingly I could not find any icon on my desktop to launch Mono Develop. How can I solve the above ...
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Red Hat/XP: Accessing network files using file protocol

I'm running Red Hat Linux 4.5 in VMWare Server (virtual machine) on Windows XP (host machine). I'm using a loopback adapter to assign an IP address of 192.168.1.100 to the VM. How would I set up file ...
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How to boot Fedora Live CD iso from a Hard Drive?

I tried to use Grub to boot the Fedora 14 Live CD from its ISO image (SHA256 verified) on the hard drive. I put Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso in the root directory of the FAT32 partition D: ...
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change sleep time in knoppix linux

I want to transfer files from one comp to another. Its a few hundred gigs. Since the pc crashed i am using knoppix to access the drive and sharing over samba. I'm using robocopy to copy the files. ...
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How to SSH into Red Hat Linux (virtual box guest) from Windows 7 (host)?

I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running through Virtual Box, my native OS is Windows 7. From a purely educational standpoint, I want to be able to access RHEL from Win 7 over SSH. I downloaded ...
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How to install the latest Git version on Ubuntu 10.10?

Synaptic just gives me version 1.7.1, but I want version 1.7.3 without the need to download and build from sources.
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Xephyr keyboard layout

For some reason Xephyr interprets the Alt Gr key as Return. Therefore I cannot enter special characters that need Alt Gr. Also other non alphanumerical keys seem to be messed up. I start Xephyr with ...
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Debian without basic commands: 'No such file or directory'

My new VPS is running Debian 5.0 (bash 3.2.29), and some commands seems to be missing. For example the ps command is not here, neither is ls (but dir works). Is there a package missing or what's the ...