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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


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comment Where to find clipboard history Ubuntu 14.04
What type of content is it? text, image, file, other.
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comment How can I write a windows batch file that opens a command prompt and executes a command?
Also consider bash, though you will have to install it.
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comment power button.Wont turn pc on or off
You probably don't need a soldering iron; all the PCs I have opened have the switch screwed into the case, and plugged into the mother-board. Also don't know if permanently closing contacts will work, with modern power switches the contacts are closed when you press, released when you release, could try it though. Another option is to go to bios settings, there may be on always on setting. Only thing is after a shutdown you may have to power-off manually.
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accepted Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
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comment Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
did it, I anchored the flouting selection, and it merged with the other layer.
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comment Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
I had to add a colour->invert to the make, after creating it, and the it worked. Only problem, I have a floating selection, I think it is supposed to merge with the other layer, but I am stuck.
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answered power button.Wont turn pc on or off
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comment power button.Wont turn pc on or off
Don't touch that switch. The switch is used for different territories. It is unlikely to have moved, a the fact that you write this question using the pc tells us that it is ok. Also moving it could have bad effects.
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answered insert complex line in html file from the command line/bash script
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revised Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
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asked Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
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comment Can I run my desktop on a bare-metal VM layer to swap between operating systems?
You can run Ubuntu or Debian using debootstrap, it aways you to install a debian based OS (using apt/deb) on a Linux based system (maybe even bsd kernel), it will run along side using chroot. It is faster than true virtualization, but the kernel is not virtualized. (I thing there is an rpm based bootstrap as well.)
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comment Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7
+1 because it is a good question, even-though I think you should get that Ubuntu disk out of the draw and install it.
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comment Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7
I had a problem, back in 1995, Microsoft may have fixed this bug by now: When I tried to format a disk in dos/windows I got an error “Can not format disk: disk is corrupt” (well yes, that is why I want to format it.) I had to plug it into a Unix box and dd over the first few blocks (where the partition table is), it was ok after that.
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comment Is it possible to install an OS without any installation medium?
I am runnig Debian Gnu+Linux, and it is possible to install it using: network, usb, cd, image copied to hard-disk partition etc. I have no idea about MS-Windows. It may be that Microsoft has used measures to prevent you.
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comment MS Word document not responding
Try OpenOffice.
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comment Concatenate wav audio files leaving a small gap using SoX or other command line tool
I just tried this. sox -t sox <(sox the-proclaimers_500miles.mp3 -p pad 3 0 ) -t sox <(sox the-proclaimers_500miles.mp3 -p pad 3 0 ) -d
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comment How to get the time information of the files after find | grep keyword command?
Are you searching filename or inside file with grep? You question says filename. If this is correct, then @slhck's answer covers it.
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comment Alternative to audio jack
We can only give some option, you have to choose, but you gave us options and asked us to choose. (I did not down-vote, but maybe that is the reason.)