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    [ubuntu] Re: fspot: does "hash for duplicates do anything?"

    I thought I'd mention that it did ID duplicates, but I don't know if it got them all. I found 533, and manually removed them. It tagged both copies as having the tag, though, so it was a little...
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    [ubuntu] Re: fspot: does "hash for duplicates do anything?"

    I have been having hash problems (especially since I forget to format my SD card), but I just decided today to follow through with the above. I did have to set everything to NULL first, so I followed...
  3. Thread: Root & SUDO

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    [ubuntu] Re: Root & SUDO

    The problem is the sudo is getting backgrounded. Use gksudo, instead of sudo. It's the graphical counterpart.

    Edit:
    In case I wasn't clear, do:


    gksudo checkgmail &


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  4. Thread: pdf program idea

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    [ubuntu] Re: pdf program idea

    I really think that this needs to be advertised more, because I had absolutely no idea about it and you can't find this when searching the repository for PDF. When you search PDF and linux you don't...
  5. Thread: Tethering

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    Poll: [all variants] Tethering

    Hi everyone,

    So I think most of my questions end up being about random behavior that I want to know how to do or see if it is feasible. So here goes:

    As a prelude, I know about screen. Screen...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help Permission Deined

    So in order to change the /usr/share/theme directory, you need super user access. You apparently know about sudo. I would suggest one of two things:

    1. Press Alt+F2 to open up the "Run...
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    [all variants] Re: PCI vs. USB Wireless

    Aren't there speed transfer issues involved with the difference between a dedicated card and usb? Just wondering.
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    [other] Re: Project Management

    Yeah, before we can exactly help with what you're looking for, you need to tell us what you're looking for. I had to do a bit of personal time management and I used a program called GnoTime, I...
  9. Thread: USB Installer

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    [all variants] Re: USB Installer

    But what filesystem on the install? do I just unpack the ISOs on different partitions?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 8.10 on a USB Flash Drive

    I believe a standard install should work; you just have to be careful about how you install it.

    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/installing-ubuntu-to-a-usb-hard-drive/

    That's a good resource, but...
  11. Thread: USB Installer

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    [all variants] USB Installer

    So I've got this 8 GB memory stick and I thought that it might be beneficial to carry around an installer on it so that I can run live off of it and help people install on the fly (I could be called...
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    Re: does anyone else think ubuntu is bloated?

    It is possible that Ubuntu is bloated. It's not for everything. If you want to really stick to Linux but make things faster, it might be easier for you to go in the other direction. Try SlackWare, or...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Having problem writing arabic (hindi) numbers in open office

    There are actually specific fonts for writing like that. I would have thought that that one option would have triggered everything, but for lack of that, use one of the "digits" versions of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] I deleted /usr/share/icons

    Uhh, I'm guessing no one really needed this (but I did!), so I just used this as a small hack-around:



    sudo aptitude reinstall `dpkg -S /usr/share/icons | cut -d: f1 | sed 's/,//g'`


    Yay,...
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    [all variants] Re: Exiting the Terminal

    Sorry aysiu, I'm talking about something else. It's not just detaching it, it's detaching and disassociating it. Your help was appreciated, but it's not what I'm looking for, because if I just detach...
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    [all variants] Re: Exiting the Terminal

    I'm liberal with my use of Ctrl+Q and Alt+F4. I mean, I could change my habits, but this is more inspiring for discussion and my understanding of what's going on.
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    [all variants] Re: Exiting the Terminal

    Thanks for that list. Just some things about them though:

    2. nohup doesn't seem to disassociate it from the terminal, so if I click the x, it still closes the associated processes

    3. Why is...
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    [all variants] Re: Exiting the Terminal

    Interesting. I notice that when I use the disown command and leave the window open, the application stays associated with the pts that it started from, at least when you issue the ps -e command....
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    [all variants] Re: Exiting the Terminal

    I guess the best way to re explain this is a walkthrough of what I do. Let me assume for the moment that everyone has vlc. Open a new gnome-terminal window, and type in


    vlc &


    You'll...
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    [all variants] Exiting the Terminal

    So, this is a somewhat hard to explain question, but it goes something like this:

    When you start a command in the background from the terminal using the & after the command, you force the command...
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    Re: Making a C program with multiple files

    Also, what is the right way to use a header. Say, for example, that I wanted a struct to be available in multiple files. I imagine that is a good use for a header file, no? How should I do it?
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    Re: Making a C program with multiple files

    I expected you would. It's more of a rant after spending about three hours on this one issue. Quite aggravated. And I'm not understanding extern, insofar as arrays and structs are concerned. Care to...
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    Re: Making a C program with multiple files

    First off, thanks for the pointer in the right direction.

    EDIT: Stupid, unhelpful rant removed.
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    Re: Making a C program with multiple files

    Thanks Vhann, but like I said, I was just modeling the error. That's why it's only used in one of the files. In reality, at the least, I need to use three constants through four files which indicate...
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    [SOLVED] Making a C program with multiple files

    Hello friends,

    I'm trying to delve into the world of programming, and I created a program and I can't quite get it to compile when I split it into separate files. Not wanting to actually put up...
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