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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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Restrict shell access to most of the folders but user's own home folder. This user (USER1) should not be able to run any shell commands that will affect any file/folder but their own. The standard Linux permissions scheme should account for this. Unprivileged users can't modify anything that doesn't belong to them, nor access to folders ...


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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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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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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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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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Nethogs can handle your first two requests. Iftop can handle the third. You may need to press p in iftop to show the port number. NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. If there's ...


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


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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If you do intend on installing this with the ports tree: cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2 make install clean If you insist on using pkgng you need to enable it using the following instructions if you have not done so: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/pkgng-intro.html You may also need to modify pkgng to point at the freebsd repo my ...


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Logcheck is a good way of monitoring production systems. You configure it to ignore the "normal" log messages, and it emails you everything else every hour. However, because it doesn't alert you to messages as they appear, it may not be so useful in a development situation where you are in a code-run-debug loop.


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There's a patch to get gnome to honor the noauto flag: http://patches.ubuntu.com/by-release/extracted/ubuntu/g/gnome-volume-manager/2.17.0-2ubuntu2/02_honour_automount_enabled_hint.patch From the surrounding thread, it looks like it's been ignoring it for a couple of versions now: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=989666


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Konsole: Tabs Configurable shortcuts (in KDE3 version, you can set it to ctrl-shift-C/V, for KDE4 it's build-in. You can not use ctrl-c in terminal, as this is the standard combination for terminating applications. UTF8 Yes, its KDE app, but any decent distro these days puts a lot of effort to integrate apps from one manager in the other. I use konsole on ...



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