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How to get program fullscreen in dwm from spawn?

I am a new user to dwm, and I start program in float layout in dwm, but it seems the program does not get fullscreen, only take part of the screen How can I get it fullscreen in the file "config.h"?
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Mount “Macrium Reflect” on a partition, boot from there?

Can Macrium's Reflect recovery CD be mounted/used with GRUB ? If the cd can be 'put' (loaded/mounted/...) in a partition, then the only disc needed would be the actual recovery disc, which could be ...
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What is with Firefox on Linux? Interface wise?

From what I understand, Firefox uses the Mozilla Application Framework, which basically is meant to ensure a consistent interface across all platforms. On Windows, 3.5 looks beautiful. I don't know ...
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Can I boot Linux from a VHD?

Is there some way to boot a Linux system from a VHD in Windows 7? If there is a way, how do I put it there in the first place? EDIT: To clarify, I'm not trying to run Linux in a VM. I'm trying to ...
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How to setup disk-encryption with Ubuntu?

I'm interested how you can setup disk-encryption for Ubuntu, with as few hassle as possible.
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Running Skype 2.1 beta with KDE 4.3

I'm trying the new Skype Linux Beta ( Skype 2.1.0.47 ) with KDE 4.3 on OpenSUSE 11.1 . Sound works just fine for: Amarok SMplayer Firefox (flash) but I get absolutely no output from Skype. Please ...
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Fastest booting desktop linux distro? [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and I'm very happy with it. But boot times aren't great... So I'd like to have a second distribution on my hard disc that I can boot to quickly check my ...
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How do I determine my Linux box's performance bottleneck?

I recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 (First time Linux desktop user) on my new netbook. There is only a little additional software (Skype, Dropbox, AVI/MP3 Codecs), and the OS updates - and already the ...
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Linux/GTK+: Change preview text (permanently) in font selection dialog

Every time I want to change the font (in various applications), the default preview text is "abcdefghijk ABCDEFGHIJK", I can change it but the changes only live for the lifetime of the dialog. They're ...
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How to disable autoconfiguration on IPv6 in Linux?

How can I permanently disable autoconfiguration of IPv6 in Linux? When I try to manually delete an address from an interface with: ip -6 addr del 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334/64 dev eth1 ...
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7-zip for linux

7-zip for linux, does such a thing exist? I mean actually 7-zip or a port, not another compression tool or command
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Transferring files from a Macbook Pro to an Ubuntu PC

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.5.8 and a PC running Ubuntu 9.04. I want to transfer several large files from the Mac to the PC. My home router only does 100 megabit/s, but both computers support ...
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Will an executable moved to another directory still work?

I'd like to know if moving an executable to a directory different from where it is installed will make it not be able to work? I remembered it is the case under Windows XP when running the executable ...
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What are window-managers with good features for power-users? [closed]

Most window-managers copy the ideas of windows and MacOSX these days. But some have innovative ideas, that make the life much easier and the work faster done. I used long time Fluxbox - it was the ...
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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. My question is if there are console commands for these two operating systems that ...
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Can I copy my operating-system on an USB-stick to use it in the go?

I'm tired of configuring my system and all applications for different computers (work, home, laptop, ...). Can I copy my system on an USB-stick and boot from it? What are the pitfalls in doing so and ...
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How to change tmp repertory for firefox downloads

I just made a clean install of my Debian system and when it comes to partitionning the hard drive i choose the option with /, /home, /var /usr and /tmp are on seperate partition this time. Then i let ...
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Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux?

I'm looking for an utility that could show me how much of a bandwidth each process are using. It should just print the data and exit as I want to feed that list into conky.
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Is there a bootchart-style analyzer for what happens AFTER you log in?

Bootchart is an excellent tool for seeing what goes on when your computer boots. However, it only charts up to the login screen. Is there any way to analyze what is happening when I actually log in? I ...
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Partition table corrupted (USB flash drive)

It's an 8 GB Patriot thumb drive, which I've used extensively with lots of data. Today, it is detected, but all data is gone: (EDIT at least some data is still there, but the partition table is gone) ...
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How to uninstall Open Office from Linux

I am working on Fedora 10, I want to uninstall all the Open Office packages from my Linux system. I need to install another version (*OOo_3.1.1_LinuxIntel_install_en-US.tar.gz*).
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How to zip a file named “-”

I can unzip a zip file contains a file named "-" But it seems that "-" is a magic char in zip command... How could I zip this file with zip command?
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Handling Linux without an internet connection?

The USB WLAN stick I'm trying to use on my linux box is not working properly (tried various distros... none work). Unfortunately some of the install instructions require Wine and cabextract. So I ...
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Font problems with Lotus Notes client on Fedora 11

I've recently installed the Lotus Notes rich client (v8.5) on a new Fedora 11 system and i'm getting the font problems shown in the screenshot below. I assume I don't have the right font installed ...
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Run A Script When Connected To A Wireless Network In Linux

Is it possible to have a script run when I connect to a wireless network? My university hijacks all HTTP(S) connections when you first connect to force you to log in with your university account. ...
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What is the easiest way for a non geek linux user to install apps like Skype, Last.fm player, and Songbird on Ubuntu?

I've spent a day trying to help a user new to Linux get up and running, to get them using Spotify, Songbird, Skype and Dropbox on their eee pc netbook, running ubuntu netbook remix. I'm a competent ...
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How I can hide a user from the login screen?

I have Kubuntu 9.04 and I want to hide a user from appearing in the Login Screen, I shouldn't remove it permanently of course, but I need to make it visible again when needed.
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sync a Palm Pre on Linux

I just upgraded to a Palm Pre from a Centro. Before doing so, I synced my Centro with jpilot on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine (as I had been doing all along). Can I now just sync the new Pre with jpilot ...
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How to get computer to boot from Windows cd after LINUX installation

I have a computer which has had a previous installation of linux on, and after various attempts to format the harddrive, I cannot get the bios to recognize the windows xp cd as a boot device. Linux ...
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Can you skip the “checking..” steps when running ./configure?

  $ ./configure configure: configuring for GNU Wget 1.11 checking build system type... i686-apple-darwin10.0.0 checking host system type... i686-apple-darwin10.0.0 checking whether make sets ...
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Ext3 drive will not mount after power failure; how to recover files?

After a recent power failure which caused my linux box (Ubuntu 8.10) to rapidly poweroff twice from a normal running state, I have a drive that will not mount. UPDATE: The drive will sometimes ...
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When does Linux do SSD garbage collection?

I'm trying to get an understanding of when my computer does garbage collection and frees up previously used blocks on the SSD. Is this a task handled by the OS or the SSD controller? Does this ...
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Canon scanner lide 600f linux driver

Are there any driver for canon lide 600f in Linux ?
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undo Linux's rm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: UNDO LINUX Trash Command Hi, Is there any simple way to undo an rm command? The question is purely theoretical; I have NEVER deleted the log of a benchmark queue who ...
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Why gksudo does not exit after it started background process?

I'm trying to run conky with gksudo (to get top amongst all process, not just mine) but I have really strange issue. Despite the fact that conky forks itself and exit immediately, gksudo won't exit at ...
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Bandwidth Throttle for linux

The Throttle Firefox extension doesn't work on linux. Is there a utility for linux that could throttle the bandwidth usage for a particular program/process, or even the entire system? Main usage ...
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What is a good app for Ubuntu that mimics RocketDock?

I'm looking for a dock application to use on Ubuntu, but suggestions are welcome for all platforms. I'm familiar with RocketDock, but don't think that it works for Linux. Any ideas?
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How do you recommend installing Linux on a computer that has no external drive or ability to boot from an external drive?

I have an old Toshiba Portege 3505 "ultralight" laptop, meaning it doesn't have any kind of disk drive on it at all, that I'd like to completely reformat and install Linux on. However, it won't boot ...
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Can I make dist-upgrade list the packages it will install?

I'm thinking about upgrading my Intrepid Ibex Ubuntu installation to Jaunty Jackalope, but I want to know if any of the new packages it installs will conflict with the many libraries I've installed. ...
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Having trouble setting up my router

I just moved into my apartment and the Internet connection is working. It's Comcast in case that matters. Anyway, I'm having trouble setting up my wireless router (Netgear WNR2000) to work with it. ...
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Ubuntu partitioning for new Windows Install

I have the entire harddrive on my computer partitioned for my ubuntu install. Arkham Asylum is tempting me to get back into gaming. Is there a way to take half of my harddrive, and create a separate ...
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Concatenate files over FTP

I have a list of files on an FTP server that I would like to concatenate remotely. They are quite large so I would prefer not to download them. The reason I'm in this situation is because I ...
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Is there a way to show notification from bash script in Ubuntu?

Most of the application can show nicely formatted notification on events that appear on top right corner of the screen. I'm about to write a bash script that will do fairy long processing in the ...
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How to disable the screen (Linux without X)

I would like to know if there is any way I can disable the screen on a linux distro I'm using Debian. I found a few way to do that with X installed, but not without X.
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Convert HTML to Word Document

Can anyone suggest a way to convert html files to word documents (.doc) in linux, via commandline?
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How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?

I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three. Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...
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Copying to MicroSD card from Ubuntu 9.04 Is slow

When I copy stuff to my class 6 16GB microsd card it seems very slow. This is true with multiple readers and computers, but I have only tested it with ubuntu 9.04. In /var/log/messages I get the ...
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Is flash drive wear a significant issue?

My netbook has a flash drive instead of a hard disk drive, and I'm using Ubuntu Netbook Remix with ext3 as the file system. I've read some articles concerning flash drive wear, and the main concerns ...
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Recommend me a good video format to encode my video

I recently got a helmet camera for my motorbike and was able to make videos, however it stores it in Motion JPEG, which is very space inefficent. 30 minutes of 640x480 takes up 2GB. I can convert that ...
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System freezing reason?

Typing this :(){:|:&};: will cause system freeze.What is the reason behind this.