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investigate why tmux takes so long to restore with 'tmux a -d'

I have been using tmux successfully on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine for a long time, but in the last week or so, when trying tmux a -d, it sometimes takes more than a minute to bring the session back.How ...
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Debian global umask

I've searched for many-many ways to set global umask in Debian, but they didn't works as I need or didn't work at all.I have a laptop which is used by couple of people. I can handle setting their ...
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How can I mount this 250 GB external hard drive in Rasbian?

I have a 250 GB hard drive (brand Western Digital in an Initio Corporation USB enclosure) which I would like to mount on my Raspberry Pi 3B. I have already successfully mounted the hard drive on ...
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Linux - WM (dwm) drains battery really fast but using DE (gnome) doesn't [on hold]

When using gnome desktop I can get up to about 5-7 hours of battery life which is great, however I would really like to use dwm. When using dwm to do the same work I only get 1-3 hours. I'm running ...
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TAB for indenting in openSUSE Leap

Using Guake terminal in openSUSE Leap 42.3, Gnome Desktop. TAB button does not react if you try to use it as space for indenting.Is there a way to enable/use TAB for indenting as SPACE button?PS=...
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Linux centos 6,64 - How do I make wget to save the files in an ordered numeric specific format?

would like wget to give as result files named in order file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt and so on instead of being saved with their original names, while using linux centos 6,64. Which command would need ...
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How to Modify Keyboard Drivers

I have a keyboard that has a few buttons that my OS does not recognize when pressed. As I understand it, this has something to do with the drivers not fully communicating with the keyboard (?). I have ...
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VMware player unable to start services

Hi my vmware player is unable to start because of kernel module updater. When I do "install updates" , it just stops services, doing something at background and stops immediately telling that "Unable ...
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Linux Shell Script to rename a specfic file's extension to .bak in the DST_DIR and copy new file to it from a SRC_DIR [on hold]

I'm getting frustrated trying to figure this out since i'm still a noob at it and under a real time crunch. I'm asking for anyone to help me write a simple .sh script. If I can get this done it will ...
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VMWareESXi memory warning that I can't believe

My ESXi constantly complains about high memory usage while "free" command on the linux commandline says something else. What is true?
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can't unmount a bind mount when a parent directory is exported

I've a webserver with this mount:mount -o bind /archive/1/archive_customer /srv/www/vhosts/customer/htdocs/archiveI also have this NFS export that also allows crossount:/etc/exports:/srv/www/...
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“No space left on device” when copying files to barely used 5TB NTFS external drive on Xubuntu

I have a 5TB drive attached via USB3 to machine running Xubuntu. The drive is formatted with a single NTFS partition. I'm trying to copy about 400GB of files to it, and it has way more than enough ...
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What does poll(NULL, 0, timeout) mean? [migrated]

I'm looking at strace output that includes a call to the syscall poll:http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man2/poll.2.html(This is on a Debian system, I forget kernel version.)I keep seeing calls ...
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In systemd how would I get how long the last job took to run?

When I look for systemd job timing I get a lot of docks about timers which isn't what I'm looking for. How would I time the length of execution of a systemctl start xyz job
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kali linux settings interface fails to load

i have a Kali Linux 2.0 2017 64 bit ; what i discovered is that settings does not load anytime i press the setting option whenever i want to modify settings , all i get is just nothing. not even an ...

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