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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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answered How can I get my system to use DVI on boot (BIOS) when it now uses VGA on my dual monitor setup?
Mar
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answered Free AutoCad file converter for ubuntu
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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answered How do I prevent GRUB2 from automatically booting into an OS?
Nov
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answered Path Environmental Variable errors
Oct
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comment TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?
wouldnt it be 'from STDIN' that differs, rather then 'to STDOUT'.. 'from STDOUT' don't really make sense to me
Oct
7
comment TAR vs CPIO, what is the difference?
yes, -j is bzip2 and some (more resent?) versions got -J as xv, for GNUtar thatis
Oct
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comment is it plausible that Ubuntu's wildcard * with tar is somehow failing to restore some files?
my answer says about the same as this, but lacks the solution
Sep
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answered is it plausible that Ubuntu's wildcard * with tar is somehow failing to restore some files?
Aug
22
comment why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?
you do assume that it is 22" exactly between two oposite pixels on the screen, this is probably not true. Also the diagonal dpi is a rather odd thing to even messure, there are not 1981 pixels in an exact diagonal row on the screen.
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May
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revised Smooth scrolling in Emacs/Windows
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May
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answered Smooth scrolling in Emacs/Windows
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comment What is Gnome / KDE etc?
"multiple windows managers can be running at the same time" that's incorrect. There can only be one windowmanager running per X server (screen). Your mixing up desktop environments with window manager. As already said, KDE & Gnome are not windowmanagers but desktop environments. Application using different DE frameworks can run in parallel, even if using a window manager not part of a DE (both GNOME and KDE got there own default window manager). A window manager is just a special application that handles all other applications windows
Sep
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comment Commands see files, bash doesn't
As current dir (or your HOME dir in this case) is not in PATH , vm TAB TAB will not expand it. ./vm TAB TAB will do
Aug
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answered Using GIT on Windows?
Aug
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comment What is “set environment” variables for?
if it's not in the PATH you can run it using it's full or relative path: in current directory a relative path could then be ./exectutablefile or full path /home/theuser/myexectuablefile
Aug
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answered Get back to grub menu without reboot
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