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Whatever the default is. I touch dozens or more systems over the course of the week, where I can be logged in as any number of users. The problem is that if you go to the effort of finding, building, and customizing a particular terminal, you'll either waste a LOT of time trying to reproduce/distribute it everywhere, or you'll get annoyed that your ...


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In /etc/gdm/custom.conf, add the following stanza: [greeter] Exclude=nobody,wont_appear1,wont_appear2 If you want an inclusive list, I think the following will work (though it will also show users who recently logged in by entering their name manually): [greeter] IncludeAll=false Include=will_appear1,will_appear2 Users with a UID <1000 won't appear ...


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From a security point of view, installing a GUI is a bad idea as it greatly expands the attack surface of the host. Certainly a GUI does take up some resources which could otherwise be used by the VM's. Gnome will take up resources whenever it is running - regardless of whether or not you are using it. The solution I typically use is to NOT install a GUI ...


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Ubuntu Desktop relies on Network Manager to set up interfaces properly. From the list of files in the package we can found that it has its own configuration file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. From NetworkManager.conf(5) manual page we get the necessary info: All connection settings set up in the NetworkManager are written into ini-files under ...


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also check numlock with the possibility for it being numpad, in a recent update of ubuntu, the numpad mouse control get turned on, it can be disable by: System>prefs>keyboard>mouse keys i found this out when my numpad stopped working


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Total Commander to the rescue! I don't use it anymore actually, but I do remember using the dos-version, and knowing all the hotkeys... I could really do things a lot faster! I even remember still using that old dos-version under windows 3.11 because it was so much better than the windows explorer. Edit: Just been searching, and it was actually Norton ...


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netstat --inet -ap will show you what processes are using the internet and what host/port each process is using. If you want IP addresses and not hostnames, use -n. (--inet shows only internet sockets, -a shows both listening and connection sockets, -p shows process name/ID information). You'll probably want to run it with sudo so that it can give you ...


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Yes. Individual X clients (which all Gnome and KDE applications and the window managers themselves are) can simply have display output (and mouse/keyboard input) redirected to an X window server. I regularly start an X windows server (XMing actually) on my Windows 7 laptop and start clients from SSH terminal sessions to display on the laptop. The key is ...


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The "Live" installers mostly do this out of the box (so to speak). For DVD installers, that depends on the distro but to my understanding they're all running in a restricted xwindows environment so such capabilities are highly unlikely to be present. The CD installers almost definitely would not.


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Look into adding some process count limits into your limits.conf file, usually located at /etc/security/limits.conf. The following snippet will limit members of the users group to 200 processes: @users hard nproc 200 This won't let you limit users to a certain number of any particular application, but it will go a long way towards ...


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On Windows you can make use of X-forwarding by combining the Xming X server and the PuTTY terminal. Finding the download link for Xming on their website isn't easy, so here are the direct download links: Xming PuTTY PuTTY doesn't require installation, just running the executable starts the program. You can find instructions on how to enable X ...


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I don't know if this is a bug or the default behavior, but you can try running it as root. gksudo gnome-control-center user-accounts


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For lsof use lsof -i. You can also query active connections for each process using netstat -punta run as root to show process names or without to show only PIDs. To get a dynamic real-time view you can easily trick your way around using watch -> watch -n1 netstat -punta(same goes for iftop). As for alternatives you can use ntop + iftop.


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export PYTHONPATH=/opt/python2.6 export PATH=/opt/python2.6/bin:$PATH And then configure / make / make install the python-rsvg module (from gnome-python-desktop), and it should just work. If you want just the rsvg module without the rest, you can use ./configure --disable-allbindings --enable-rsvg. And make sure you have the librsvg2-devel package ...


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Do you have actual memory problems and start hitting the swap, or is just the free memory as reported by free that get's low? In the second case, please read http://www.linuxatemyram.com/


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You can associate the files mime-type to an application by right clicking and choosing "Open With". You already know that, so what you need to do is have eml files in their own mime type so you can associate Thunderbird with .eml files - right? Open /etc/mime.types as root and for eml file you should have an entry like this: message/rfc822 ...


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In gnome-terminal, if you right-click and hold, you'll see a context menu. The first item is Open Terminal. It is likely that you're moving the mouse a little and releasing the button thus selecting that option. Edit: You can edit the file at /usr/share/gnome-terminal/terminal.xml and rearrange the order of the items in the <popup name="Popup" ...


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Add these lines to your screenrc: caption always caption string "%{kg}%-w%{wb}|%n %t|%{-}%+w" hardstatus alwayslastline "You are on: %H | Now is: %C%a %d %M %Y |" I hope this will help you.


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You're not going to break anything, no. Just make sure you leave the X client libraries on the system; various system configuration tools and application tools (read: Oracle installer) will use those.


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In /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent add your arguments to SSHAGENTARGS at the top: SSHAGENTARGS='-t 1d' or however long you want the key to last. If there isn't an SSHAGENTARGS, then post the contents of the file and I'll let you know where to edit it. OPTIONFILE is something different. It a file where you say if you want ssh-agent to start ...


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Instead of storing the directory in git, did you try to store a dump? gconftool-2 --dump /


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This is a highly subjective question. As you're new to linux I'd suggest using the default install on the distro you've installed, get familiar with linux and then look into the various alternative dekstops/window managers.


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In a very general* sense I've always found KDE to be closer to Windows in it's look and feel, where as Gnome is more like OSX, or even older systems like the Workbench on the Amiga so if you're familiar with Windows KDE may be the way forward, but if you do a lot with other stuff (probably not as you're confessing to being a linux noob) then Gnome may suit ...


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To change the title of the current window : wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -N "MyWindowTitle"


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Fedora 11 and after: Install gconf-editor Edit /apps/gdm/simple-greeter. Change banner_message_enable to true and mark as default (it will ask you to be root to confirm the change). Change banner_message_text to the content of the warning banner and mark as default (again, asking to be root). Now, if you log out, you'll see the warning banner message ...


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Do you log in using GDM or any other graphical login manager? They usually ignore .xinitrc and read .xsession instead. You could symlink .xinitrc to .xsession or the other way around to keep them synched: ln -s .xinitrc .xsession


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I put a call in ~/.gnomerc that loads ~/.xinitrc.


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sudo yum install gnome-desktop Breakdown: sudo to gain administrative permissions (installation of package) yum is Redhat's package manager, it can perform various actions such as install, remove and update install is what you want yum to do, in this case it's quite clear gnome-desktop is the name of the package to install


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I think it depends on user preference. Do try both and see what you like. I started out with KDE, but now my preferred WM is Gnome. My experience: KDE is very easy to use, with LOTS of customization options. I personally found them all overwhelming trying to find the right one I was looking for. You might feel yourself "lost" in Gnome when you first ...


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I currently examine only the real differences by using a diff program that ignores the mtime and whitespace changes: #!/usr/bin/env ruby require 'tempfile' input2 = ARGV.pop || ( $stderr.puts("Usage: gconf-diff [opts] <file> <file>") exit(1) ) input1 = ARGV.pop UNWANTED_PAT = /mtime="\d+"/ def copy_tmp(id, path) t = ...



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