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What's the least conflicting prefix/escape sequence for screen or tmux?
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Ctrl+A is also known to cause problems with Emacs, including Bash in Emacs mode. It sounds like this is not a problem for you. Ctrl+O is the other option I've seen. Apparently, this is the default in ...

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Removing chalkmark sounds from recordings
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Programs like Audacity let you create a "noise profile" which is then used to remove noise on the recording. If you can find a few seconds where the only sound is the chalk-board noise, then you can ...

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How to convert .ogg to .mp3?
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If you install the package ubuntu-restricted-extra then you can rip to MP3 instead of Ogg Vorbis. Ubuntu doesn't ship with the MP3 encoder by default because of the legal minefield about who owns it.

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i7 920 CPU doesn't come with thermal paste for the cooler?
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Most vendor-supplied heatsinks come with pads on the heatsink which do the job of thermal transfer compound. There would have been a cover on the bottom of the heatsink protecting it until you ...

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How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?
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There is a subset of characters directly available if you enable AltGr which means changing your keyboard type to International. This changes your Right Alt key into a special kind of shift key, ...

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Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
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This dialog box dates back several major versions of Windows, I think, perhaps as far back as 3.1 or 3.0. It was definitely in Windows 95. Back then, of course, all the settable items made sense. And ...

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On Ubuntu, why "sudo apt-get" sometimes and "sudo aptitude" other times?
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Long-time Debian users have told me elsewhere that aptitude has it's own database that it maintains alongside the one that apt keeps. This means that using both interchangabley will result in some ...

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Unable to open a session without Screen with many tabs
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You should be able to do Ctrl+A,D which will detach that one session. That's an interesting trick with screen.

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Should the HTML rendering engine in outlook 2010 be standards compliant?
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It's not a non-issue. HTML compliance in email programs is one of the "hidden problems" of HTML compliance. Mass marketers often have headaches handling this because email clients tend to be older ...

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Ubuntu Karmic...audio is shady and useless source names
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The various names "PulseAudio", "ALSA", etc are actually API engines. The equivalent in Windows would be "DirectSound". Usually, they can all talk to your audio hardware. The selection box is for ...

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Install Ubuntu Netbook remix on existing karmic 9.10 installation
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You should be able to just do apt-get install netbook-launcher ... that's that. It will come from the Universe repository, so you will need that enabled (I think it is by default in 9.10, anyway). ...

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Is a clean install really better than an upgrade?
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The reason Windows has this reputation is rooted in history: Windows has no centralised way to keep track of all the files and data it thinks it looks after. Contrast to the vast majority of Linux ...

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Why do I have to log into hotmail twice?
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It is because they are skating around the edge of the cross-site scripting safeguards in your browser and some of what is being done are tripping them. The core problem is that there are multiple ...

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Building computer: Casing for peripheral sockets is a pain?
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The idea of those faceplates is that you use the one that comes with the motherboard because it will match all the connectors it has. As others have said, the "prongs" are for electrical grounding ...

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Is it possible (and safe/reliable/non-damaging) to use a 20-pin ATX PSU with a 24-pin ATX motherboard?
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It is not recommended as exceeding the current draw available will cause the PSU to either lower voltages (which could damage components) or simply shutdown in overload. My recommendation is to buy a ...

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Alternative Intel drivers for X
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The latest intel X server is capable of figuring almost everything out itself. However, because it does so much automatic configuration, it will get confused if you're asking it do something the ...

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Why use codes for login names
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In my first fulltime job, the first widespread system (nearly) everyone logged into was the mainframe. Mainframe OSs of decades ago had a limited username space - such as 8 characters. Using an ...

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partitioning my laptop to dual boot Win7 & Debian
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No, Linux does not require primary partitions for anything. Make an Extended partition and sub-divide into Logical partitions however many you need.

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Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode
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I'm pretty sure you will need to enable the wake timer in the BIOS. It doesn't matter what time you set it to, there just has to be a value. That makes the wake-timer enabled and the OS can update it ...

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GNU Screen: Combining split-regions and full-screen sessions
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GNU Screen does the splitting "above" the organisation of individual screens. So, no. However, you can nest screen sessions. This is one reason for the -m and -e options. You can nest in either ...

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How long should it take to install Ubuntu on a netbook?
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It also depends on how much memory it has. The Live CD likes quite a lot of memory; I wouldn't try on less than 256Mb (which is what some older netbooks had).

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Program to put tags (not ID3) on MP3s
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You're looking for a library manager, which is one of the things iTunes does, but then so does a number of other programs, such as Media Player, SonicStage and RhythmBox. I'm not sure you will find a ...

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Lockup when unlocking screen saver
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I've seen this, or a similar event. I get a screensaver that doesn't even give me the password box. It seems to be a few screensaver modules with a subtle bug. Molecule is one that I recall doing ...

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Any use for a sound card these days?
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Using sound in your PC in any way that is non-standard or non-mainstream or just different from what your motherboard can provide is the reason to add a card. For example, digital in is still fairly ...

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Is there a free Aussie TV guide for the mac similar to FreeEPG
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If your tuner card is a DVB-T card, then you can also use the EPG information off the DVB-T streams. Most Australian networks now provide more than a week's worth of program data and have done for ...

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