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Google Chrome accepts the command-line parameter --start-maximized, which will force Chrome to start in a maximized state. Simply modify the shortcut you use to launch Chrome to include this flag, or simply alias chrome to chrome --start-maximized. I've tested this in both Chrome and Chromium under Windows and Linux, and it seems to work just fine.


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I'm guessing that you would like to know if they make drivers for the Magic Trackpad for Linux. After 1 minutes of Google-ing, I found this forum. I know the highlights are a little extensive, but the these posts are the only real informative that help the topic and that aren't repetitive that I found within two minutes of looking at the forum. Highlights ...


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You could open a terminal session and use whereis: [linker3000@aa1 ~]$ whereis vi vi: /bin/vi /usr/share/man/man1/vi.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1p/vi.1p.gz


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You can just use the rpm tool for this. rpm -ql package-name Will list all files installed by that package (that's que-ell).


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To start Google Chrome in a maximized window, right click the shortcut, select "Properties" from the context menu. Then, in the window that pops up, under "Run:" select Maximized from the dropdown menu. Finally, click OK. Chrome will now start Maximized


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The www folder is created by most distributions during the apache setup process. As the setup process is run by root, the www folder is owned by root. Use ls -al in /var to look at it's permissions. drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 May 2 11:34 www chmod and chown are GNU coreutils that you can use to modify the permissions of unix directories. Use chown to ...


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You're using VirtualBox's NAT feature, right? Try configuring the NIC as "Bridge", then the guest OS gets a "public" IP in your LAN (from DHCP, if available), and is reachable by that address.


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% is the command prompt. Like > in DOS, which along with the current working directory might appear as C:\>. You can actually change this to be anything that you like, but % is the default for a regular user account under the csh or zsh shell. The shell is the program that displays the command line, reads what you type, and executes the command. The ...


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Well you should have a secondary user other than root on the system to login with. Hopefully that user is in the sudoers file and has root permissions or is a part of the wheel group? If the above criteria is met you can do the following from terminal: sudo vim /etc/pam.d/gdm Then comment out this line: #auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != ...


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Searching for "Gnome enable root login" provided this snippet: To permanently enable root login to gnome under Debian, edit the /etc/gdm/gdm.conf file. In the [security] section of the file, add the following line: AllowRoot=True


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I solved it by modifying this line from /boot/grub/grub.conf: rootnoverify (hd0,1) to rootnoverify (hd0,2) With the help of Fedora's Disk Utility, I noticed that the volume containing Windows Vista was in /dev/sda3 (hd0,2) and not /dev/sda2 (hd0,1).


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Is the font file called Tahoma.ttf? What does fc-list | grep -i tahoma say? What happens when you run fc-cache -v ? Does your ~/.fonts directory appear in the output? This is what it looked like when I just added some fonts in my ~/.fonts. $ fc-cache -v /usr/share/fonts: skipping, existing cache is valid: 0 fonts, 3 dirs /usr/share/fonts/X11: ...


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Try resetting your XFCE configuration: mv ~/.config/xfce4 ~/xfce-config-backup rm -r ~/.cache If that doesn't work, try starting XFCE from the command line and see if it displays any errors: startxfce4


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As usual, let the war begin: Ubuntu might be easier than Fedora; there are many Ubuntu beginners around, and so there is huge amount of good tutorials, forums and forum posts. There is also excellent Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange site. You can use Fedora too, there is nothing wrong with that. There isn't many distribution specific guides for beginners. List of ...


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The above will work but I found rpm did not work for development libraries (e.g. libssl-dev). It may have been me, but maybe not. Here is another approach: If you have Synaptic Package Manager you can: Locate the package under Installed. Right click and select Properties. Click the Installed Files tab. This will show you where all the files are ...


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Here is a thread with a couple of ideas on how you can catch the hibernate event and log it yourself: http://serverfault.com/questions/199895/how-can-i-flush-my-ssh-keys-on-power-management-activity/199896#199896 - Use dbus-python - Write PM scripts I have never used dbus myself, but if you need help, here are some references: - http://www.freedesktop.org/...


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Execute the command: gconf-editor and navigate to the option: /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu and check it's value. That key-combination is the key for the panel's main menu. If you want, you can change it to your desired combination.


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Go to System Settings » Users » Click on the keylock button. You will be asked to enter the root password. Here, change your group from standard to administrator. From now on you can use sudo. If you want to do it the command line way, follow this link. Enter visudo in a root terminal. Under the following line: root ALL=(ALL) ALL Enter: user ALL=(ALL) ...


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If the BIOS and the USB ways do not work, you might be able to extract the HD (using a screwdriver), then connect it via an adapter to another pc, and do the install from that PC. When that is finished, just reinstall the hd.


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From looking on http://www.notebookcheck.net/Sony-Vaio-VGN-FE41M.3647.0.html I see that laptop has an S-Video socket. Can you connect it to a TV? It might show BIOS via that output. You say the screen is broken? Is it just the back-light? If so, you may be able to see what's on the screen extremely faintly? Good luck.


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In Virtualbox you can define several kinds of network bridged (the fedora guest will be visible on the external network it will share some physical interface of the host - put in promiscuous mode). NAT, the host will do some port forwarding. Host-only: the guest and the host will share a virtual network. Internal: all guests and the host will share a ...


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It might be a better idea to create a separate user:group for the httpd service; apache:apache is already created during my httpd installation on my Fedora 19 system. Then, you can change the owner:group and other permissions to apache:apache, while adding your username to the group apache by executing gpasswd -a myUsername1 apache. If SELinux is installed,...


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As root, run chown yourusername /var/www/html. This will assign it to your user. Alternatively, you could set up Apache to use some directory inside your home directory as "DocumentRoot". (see /etc/apache, /etc/httpd or similar). Most Apache installations are also set up to link your $HOME/public_html/ to http://server/~username. Both approaches have some ...


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go to properties on the Chrome short cut. go to Target, where it has "C:\Users etc.. at the end of 'exe' put a space and then type - google.com (or which ever hopepage you want to set. click ok. close the browser, then reopen and it should work.


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Sometimes the window state fails to save your last setting due to lack of permissions and therefore keeps opening in the non-maximized mode. You can perform the following to change the owner:group back to yourself for the files: sudo chown youracct:youracct ~/.config/google-chrome/Local\ State sudo chown youracct:youracct ~/.config/google-chrome/Default/...


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you can use XSane Image Scanner to search for scanners: sane-find-scanner


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Fedora does not configure sudo by default. Instead the default behavior is to obtain a root shell with the su command. The rough equivalent to sudo is to use the -c argument to make it run a command. For instance, to update your system you'd run: su -c 'yum update' As Matt Jenkins indicated, you can configure sudo to work on Fedora. Follow his ...


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This is caused by one of two things: You are not in the correct group to use sudo You have not got the sudo configuration file set up right. type: $ man sudoers and read all about setting up the sudoers file. Editing of the sudoers file is done through visudo. I have in my sudoers file: # Members of the admin group may gain root privileges %admin ...


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OpenVPN is a good VPN software for both Windows and Linux, but I have no idea about iOS. L2TP might be another alternative.


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Nevermind. I thought I'd done yum install emacs, but apparently, I had not. The version included with the base Fedora system doesn't have X support, but you can get it via the package. # yum install emacs



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