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Fedora, Gnome 3 and nVidia Optimus: Mouse leaves trails

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 7559, with a discrete nVidia Geforce 960M graphics card. I don't use wayland, but X.Org, and Gnome 3.After installing nvidia propertiary drivers in Fedora 27, everything ...
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LUKS encrypted external drive - explorer for windows

I need a transparently encrypted external drive which I will be able to use under windows and in LinuxHow is the easiest way to use LUKS encrypted external drive with EXT4 file system in Windows ?...
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Login loop in Kali Linux after updating/upgrading

I've updated/upgraded my Kali Linux and now I'm stuck in a login loop.I've tried everything in console (Ctrl+Alt+F2):dpkg --configure -asudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgradesudo rebootThen ...
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List only the device names of all available network interfaces

I want to get a list of all available Network-Device Names on my Linux server. I figured thatifconfigwould do the job, however ifconfig produces quite much output:eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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How to run a periodic scheduled job without at or cron

Scenario: You have a user with no access to cron and need to schedule a job (say an rsync of a directory). The use of at is not an option as you don't have a fixed end date. While I bet there are ...
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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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pdftotext converts spaces to percents and dashes to sixes

pdftotext somehow converts all space characters (" ") to percent signs ("%"), and all dashes ("-") to sixes ("6") for a specific pdf.Any idea how to prevent this behavior? Or how to diagnose this?...
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Copying large number of files from one directory to another in Linux

I have a directory containing around 280,000 files.I want to move them to another directory.If I use cp or mv then I get an error 'argument list too long'. If I write a script like for file in ...
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How to increase root partition size in ubuntu?

I have a Ubuntu 16.10 system. Here is my df -h looks like:# df -hFilesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted onudev 2.0G 0 2.0G 0% /devtmpfs 404M 12M 393M 3% /...
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invalid user: ‘root:root' performing chown

I was using SSHFS for mounting remote FS (CentOS 7) to my work PC when I performed: sudo chown user:user /mnt/mountpoinSince remote FS looks like this: dr-xr-xr-x. 6 0 0 1024 июл 21 2017 boot...
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Linux Bash Shell - File globbing specific range?

I have a bunch of files in a folder:spreadsheet700.xlsspreadsheet800.xlsspreadsheet850.xlsspreadsheet1005.xlsspreadsheet2400.xlshow can I use file globbing to select files that numbers end in ...
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move all files in local directory to remote directory

I want to move all files in local directory to remote directory. And I am using this code to achieve itSOURCE_FILE=/var/www/oneserver/*TARGET_DIR=/var/www/anotherServerARCHIEVEFILE=/var/www/...
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Get a list of Open Ports in Linux

I need a Linux command to list all free open ports for use in an application lsof -i TCP| fgrep LISTENDoes not seen to be helping as the Ports it lists are not necessarily free for use. How do I ...
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trigger command over network from/to Linux [duplicate]

I have two linux (gentoo) boxes A and B. Both are connected via LAN.A has a camera with motion detection. If motion was detected I can trigger a command on A.I want to send a ? message/packet to B ...
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Turning off password expiration on Linux

I see a lot documents suggesting to use chage on Debian and Ubuntu, but apt-get update && apt-get install chage does not install the package. For example,root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# apt-get ...

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