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    Problems afters some file system modification

    Hello to everyone. I've just installed for the first time ubuntu 20.04 lts. I don't have a previous experience with the os except some really basic things. After the installation I followed step by step this video https: //youtu.be/MNX7HgcWqHc up the point 7 included. So my modification where...
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    Which Linux distribution should I use (Surface Pro 4 )

    Hey, I know this is a very general question but I am so lost. Before i start I would like to tell you why this is such a hard decision for me. I have a Surface Pro 4 and I would like to install Linux as Windows is giving me a hard time sometimes. I already used Karli two years ago at work but I...
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    I Can't Figure out how to open and play this linux file

    I have this game I downloaded from itch.io, and it is the linux version, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to play it on my computer. I am on chromebook, and what I have is Linux(Beta). The file is too large to attach onto this, but the name of the file is...
  4. Confused_nerd

    Minimum requirements for live boot, installation(Mint)

    Okay so I wanted to try to use Linux mint as my first distro and would like to live boot it from a usb to try it out. I have a old generation pc with Intel Pentium dual core processor, 3.00 GHz,and sadly only 2GB RAM. Question 1. Will this be enough for using linux mint from usb or if later I...
  5. Finny_Brace

    Switching to Linux soon

    I've made one or two post about this in the past, but i have gotten unbelievably tired of windows being so slow, intrusive and buggy; and i did a whole myriad of research a while back into more distros than i can count. But unfortunately with the quarantine i lost my job and couldn't get a new...
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    hey, I'd like to become "that guy" who only boots up windows on virtual machines to play games while using mainly linux...

    problem is. I don't know where to start or what to learn. the terminal? which distro should I start with and which one should I end on? obviously all this sounds very generic and over-asked, yet I'd like to clarify that I had prior experience with linux. Pop!_OS in particular, I used it for...
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    Troubleshooting question ‍♂️

    Hello, I recently switched to Linux and think I may have done it incorrectly. I downloaded Oracle VM Virtualbox on my windows 10 Laptop. I then downloaded Linux 19.3 as well as the USB preference in VM set to an external 3.0 2TB USB HHD where I then set up the virtual Linux machine. I then went...
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    Problems installing Stacks from code - Linux newbie

    Hi guys, I'm new to linux as in I just installed it on a virtual machine just an hour ago. I'm trying to install a software called Stacks, I have no access to Mac OS & never have I used linux so I'm having a hard time getting through with the first step. Before explaining everything I want to...
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    Old PC, need reccomendation

    Hello world. I just acquired an HP Pavilion a320n. Specs are: Amd 2.8Ghz processor 512 MB RAM Nvidia GeForce 4 graphics 120 GB HDD to start. Which client version of Linux would anyone suggest I try? My eventual goal is just to run file share at home but I want to start basic and learn some...
  10. mizzi_k

    What Debian Is Best Option For Beginners In 2020!!!

    Actually ! I Am Using Ubuntu,Kali,Zorin And PARROT OS On Different Computers. Actually The Best Alternative For Kali Linux Is Parrot Os. And Its Kinda Amazing Now In 2020. The GUI Is Amazing, And The Applications Management Is Great. The Problems Within The Terminal Like Snap Or Apt And Other...
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    bash scripting question

    i was picking apart some bash scripts online to help me practice and learn more about bash. i encountered one script that had this ((count++)) towards the end of the script. from what i can tell this says to add to the variable. i was hoping for a better explanation about what it does, why its...
  12. Finny_Brace

    Planning to switch to linux for everyday computer

    Windows is getting unbelievably intrusive, and it's seriously annoying how long it takes to open a simple jpeg image with how many processes are running at once. I've looked through distrotest.net for good looking, fast distros and I'm still undecided, but i've got my eye on Solus Budgie. i...
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    Totally confused

    Hello I'm brand new to Linux. I have an old Windows laptop I use for data logging. I have a python program running on it as a data logger and soon to control some Arduino controller boards. I hate windows and it's trying to crash. I'd like to change it to Linux, but after reading several pages...
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    Sdout stream a command into the same file?

    I do not know if I expressed myself well in the title, but please correct me if I am wrong. Here I have a beginner problem: I have a file with multiple lines of code, and I can number lines of code with nl command, now I want to number the lines but i want to stream the output into the same...
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    Best linux distro for beginner

    Hello there! I am new to Linux. In school we are using Ubuntu 18.04 and I started to like it. I am a beginner C++ programmer (I know the basics) and I have just started to learn java and some python. So I was wondering which is the best Linux distro for me as a beginner? I have read that Arch or...
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    Confused and Irritated! Can't Install Tilix/GtkD on Kali Linux 19.4

    [email protected]:~# apt install tilix Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package tilix [email protected]:~# apt install GtkD Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E...
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    Could I interchange hard drives to swap OS?

    If I were to install Windows 10 on one hard drive and Linux Mint on another, would I be able to change which OS my computer is running on just by swapping the drives? Please be gentle... I'm not too tech saavy.
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    Suspend

    So I just got Linux Mint MATE, I think 19.something, most recent, but whenever I close my laptop and it suspends, it crashes the OS. I have it set so it doesn't suspend, but it drains the battery. Is there a better way to go about this?
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    Quality book for learning linux (beginner)

    Thank you
  20. Alboy1975

    $PATH output different from all seen examples

    Hi yet again. I'm working through an online tutorial to better understand terminal, which I've now learned is a means of inputing commands, options and inputs which the shell then interprets and acts upon (bash being most common shell). The commands are stored within the path and are called...
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