I use Tilda (drop-down terminal) on Ubuntu as my "command central" - pretty much the way others might use GNOME Do, Quicksilver or Launchy.However, I'm struggling with how to completely detach a ...
I dual-boot my machine and I want it to default to boot into windows so that whenever I restart the machine remotely from my home it will be able to get back into Windows (instead of Ubuntu).The ...
This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>.I ...
I have a Virtual Private Server which I can connect to using SSH with my root account, being able to execute any linux command and access all the disk area, obviously.I would like to create another ...
I picked up a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate that has additional keys meant for macros that are set using a tool that's installed on Windows. I'm assuming that these aren't some fancypants joojoo keys and ...
How do I extract text from a PDF that wasn't built with an index? It's all text, but I can't search or select anything. I'm running Kubuntu, and Okular doesn't have this feature.
(This question is very similar to 10458. It was suggested that Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.)As I use any Ubuntu setup I gradually install a number of ...
How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into one,...
I have three computers at home, and would like to have the /home/ folder tree synchronized between the three.Any files/folders (except those hidden) that are modified/added/removed in one of the ...
How to make a script execute as root, no matter who executes it?I read about setuid but I'm not sure how to do this.I'm using Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
I have noticed that when installing Ubuntu some people create multiple partitions for directories. Like one for root, one for home, one for boot. What is the advantage to doing this over installing ...
Is there a Time Machine like backup system for Ubuntu? If not, what is the closest thing?
I am running Ubuntu 10.04 server and am having some very counter-intuitive experiences with users/groups. For example:sudo touch test_file # create empty filesudo groupadd test ...
I installed kubuntu-kde4-desktop package on my Ubuntu 9.04 install to give KDE a fair shake since I've always wanted to try it. I'm not done with it yet, but if I decide I want to go back to my tried ...
I've got both Windows 7 and Ubuntu (finally) installed on my laptop.For the sake of comfort, I usually hibernate Windows instead of shutting it down. And I think when using Ubuntu regularly, there ...