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PowerShell launches as a snap

Fri, 2018-07-20 15:07

Just found my definitive Solution to all Multi Display Wallpaper Problems

Fri, 2018-07-20 14:32

For Months i've been having that "problem" with properly setting up multi Display wallpapers. I run a mixed Resolution, mixed DPI Setup. That makes any default spanning or such unusable. Luckily, on Linux, someone else faced this too:

You set up your JSON file for your Specific Resolutions and give it an image. Out come 3 (in my case) images that perfectly align, scale and fit together across 1 1080p 24", 1 1440p 27" and a 1440p 24" vertical monitor. It's simply amazing.

The only Problem i have now is finding Wallpapers with enough resolution to span all my screens without looking too grainy. Any sources for decent 5k + Wallpapers?

This is not done by me, i'm not related or anything. I just stumbled upon this yesterday night and thought it was so great at solving my problem i felt the need to share it.

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My MacBook is dead. I'm considering switching to Ubuntu

Fri, 2018-07-20 12:31

I know, this topic has been treated various times, but I'd need to understand some things before doing the great jump.

I used from 2012 my MacBook Pro (13", 4gb) until it died, a week ago. I always felt comfortable with the MacOS system and everything worked fine until the logic board started showing problems and finally died. I guess I had an unlucky specimen.

Now: the price for a new MacBook is way too high and I discovered that the programs I use can run even on Ubuntu (Pure Data, Processing, Bitwig Studio). So I'm considering doing the switch.

I read endlessly discussions, but I would like to fully understand if this solution could be good to me, based on the fact that:

1) I'm not scared by writing code in terminals but I primarly need a production machine, something that I can turn on and work, and not something that always need manteinance in order to don't have issues. I'm not a power user.

2) I do not need a super powerful machine, but I absolutely need everything to be reliable, stable and optimized as possible. I work with a very limited set of tools, so I won't be messy with my computer.

3) Coming from a machine with a great hardware, I'd like to buy something not too "discount", like some low-level computers. I recently bought for my SO a great Dell with 256 gb ssd, an i7, 8 gb memory and a full HD matte screen for € 450. Works great but the feel is quite terrible. All plastic and quite fragile from the looks.

What do you think about? Could an Ubuntu system be good to me? What do I need to be careful about? What hardware would you consider?

Thank you all so much.

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Does anyone knows a smart backups cli software ?

Fri, 2018-07-20 11:10

Hi everyone, I'm in charge of a few dedicated server on a local company.

We are doing some scripts for backups and have to machine, one as a production sever and one as a backups server.

We are running on linux Ubuntu.

The production server is doing database and assets backups everyday and sends *.tar.gz archive trough rsync to our local server.

We would like to clean up the destination folder in order to keep only relevant backups.

We would like to do something like the following :

Keep all backups from the last week.

Keep 4 backups from the last month.

Keep 1 backup from the last trimester.

Keep 1 backup from last year.

Do you know some useful cli software to do the following?

If there is not we will do bash script but i could save us some times !

Thanks !

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Having trouble installing WINE.

Fri, 2018-07-20 09:53

Hi, complete beginner here. I am trying to install WINE using the first 3 youtube tutorial results as guidance, but whatever I do it won't show up in the applications menu. At the first few tries I got error messages about missing dependencies, but I managed to fix it. Now whatever I try at the last step it writes that wine is perfectly up to date and nothing needs to install, but the program still won't show at applications (I always remove the repositories before retrying.) I can right click on exes and have the wine option though. How can I fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 Thx

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Macros using BASH

Fri, 2018-07-20 08:54

Due to budget constraints, I had to buy a non-programmable 75% keyboard. My work involves, typing the same complete word several times, which is time taking. Is it possible to come up with a bash script that automates the process for me or a macro? Is it possible to create macros using bash?

For example, if I type, Ctrl+Fn+D, it spells it as Digital.

I have seen programs like autokey and all but I would like to code a script myself as I am learning about programming.

Thank you in advance.

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At what point does one become a "power user"?

Fri, 2018-07-20 07:56

I've messed around with Linux for a few years before I went full time last year. I tested several distros before settling on Ubuntu. I was wondering when does one become the proverbial "power user". I use the terminal alot but that's mostly to SSH, gcc, python and rsync.

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Academic path for a career in working with Linux

Fri, 2018-07-20 06:46

I'm in a bit of a dilemma and I'm hoping someone will be able to help. For most of my life, I've planned on being a professional musician. That's what I was going to go to college for and all my plans were going to revolve around that. However, I've been using Linux and FOSS for nearly two year and I am, quite simply, in love. I am in love with the community and the philosophy as well as the actual software (so much better than anything Microshaft Windblows has to offer 😉) and I'm beginning to do a 180. I was thinking that I would do music as a career and "tech-stuff" as a hobby but the more I work with Linux the more I love it and I think I would like to make a career out it.

The dilemma is that I have little idea what there is to offer by way of careers/jobs and even less of an idea how to get there. I attend an early college in the southern US. If you are unfamiliar with that, students go to high school for 5 years and typically graduate with an Associate's Degree. I've taken a few extra classes so I will be graduating with Associate's Degrees in Gen. Ed. Arts, Sciences, and Fine Arts, Music.

As I said, I don't even know what careers there are that are related to Linux so I'm not just looking for academic paths to reach my goal but also suggestions for what the specific goal could be!

Thank you all!

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Any cheat sheet for Linux?

Fri, 2018-07-20 05:42

Distro with Latest Software

Fri, 2018-07-20 03:26

Hi, Been using Linux for many years, started with Mandrake, Moved to Slackware, then to Red Hat (back when it was open source before Centos), then Gentoo (what a wild ride), Now I am on to Debian, I don't use any other OS. What I am looking for is a Distro that keeps up to date with the latest releases of software. For example in Debian I use Cinnamon, but it has a few bugs which have been fixed, but even when I apt-get -t experimental it's the latest. Any ideas? Most people focus on stable, I want to see bleeding edge.

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Qt Creator 4.7.0 released

Fri, 2018-07-20 00:29