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How do I map Alt+Space in Linux with xmodmap?

I am trying to map Alt+Space to Escape in Puppy Linux. Specifically, this is for vim, but I could not get it to work there. So, I thought I better try to do it globally, but I have no idea what is the ...
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passwd fails with passwd: pam_start() failed, error 26 in tahr puppy 6.0.2

From the messages log: Dec 17 08:08:28 puppypc30098 authpriv.err passwd[8265]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open /etc/pam.d/common-password The file /etc/pam.d/common-passwd is indeed missing:...
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How do I resize a partition on an img file?

I have a puppy linux img that is 8gb but I need it to fit on a 6gb drive. How do I resize the ext2 partition on the img?
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how to repair 'The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible ' with a partition that contain the windows install iso contents?

I was listening to a podcast on my pc and lying on my bed (wasnt looking at screen) and suddently I see a black screen with the mouse still there and after it was like it was rebooting the blue screen ...
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How to change brightness on puppy linux?

I just installed puppy linux but the screen is literally burning my eyes. The Fn+Brightness key on my laptp doesn't work, I tried to go to setup and change the gamma but it just make the colors darker,...
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How can I install Puppy Linux on a VMware VM? (Does it really reach HOWTO complexity?)

I am trying to install an Ubuntu-compatible Puppy Linux VM, and am concerned that this looks like the most difficult VMware Linux installation I've seen yet. I've seen http://johann.loefflmann.net/en/...
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Stuck on “Making the filesystem usable”

I have been using Puppy Linux with VirtualBox. I updated my Puppy to the new version and now it will not boot. It gives the message Making the filesystem usable and hangs at that point. Puppy Won'...
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Where are linux apps installed from?

Apologies in advance if this is off-topic. When I want to install an app in, say, Ubuntu, I go to terminal and type something that indicates I want that app to be installed. What I don't do is type ...
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Puppy Linux Browser

I have the latest puppy linux running from a bootable flash drive. Almost everything works just fine. There is one thing, however, that doesn't. The available browsers (Seamonkey, Midori, Firefox, ...
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Puppy Linux cannot boot

I have downloaded Puppy linux slacko-5.6-PAE.iso , then used Unetbootin to burn it on my usb , when i am try to boot i am getting this message puppy_slacko_5.6.0.sfs not found. Dropping out to ...
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Can't compile anything, not sure why (puppy linux)

I'm stuck on linux for a while while I try to fix my normal computer functionality, and though I've reinstalled every dependency needed to compile, it seems as though I can't compile anything still. ...
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Repair Windows 7 Partition from Puppy Linux

On my Windows 7 PC I booted Browser Linux from USB, ran GParted to create a new partition in order to install Linux. GRUB is also installed and offers: Windows 7 /dev/sda1 Browser Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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How to make Puppy Linux save state automatically

I have Puppy Linux installed and booting from flash drive. If I pull the power instead of doing a normal shutdown I lose whatever hasn't been flushed from RAM. How do I make it so that any changes I ...
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Install libGL.so.1 on Puppy Linux

I need to install libGL.so.1 as shared library, but I'm confused about package to download. What should I look to download the right one, the graphic card vendor (I've got Nvidia)? Maybe I should ...
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How to set bash as the default shell in puppy linux?

I have just installed puppy linux and the bash package but cant seem to have the terminal start up with bash instead of sh
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How do I use antivirus software to scan a Windows machine using bootable Linux?

How can I install Avast or any other anti-virus program onto a USB bootable Puppy Linux? I need to scan Windows machines using it.
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Why does running a program in bash work, when running it in the Menu doesn't?

I presume there is something in the JWM window manager - or Puppy Linux Lupu 5.01 itself that is conflicting with the normal loading of GMPLAYER.... I would like to know how to troubleshoot, and fix ...
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How to install VLC on Puppy Linux?

Question I'm new to Linux, have just installed Puppy Linux and would like to install VLC. How do I install VLC? Can anyone provide a step by step guide? Versions Puppy Linux: LuPu 5.0.1 VLC: 1.0.5 ...
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How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?

How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?
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ADSL connection (BSNL dataone) with puppy Linux

I have an old PC which I want to use for internet browsing. I tried using Puppy Linux (version 4.3.1) for the same but have not been able to connect. I connect via PPPoE. My network card is RTL 8029b ...