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To take screenshot in solus (linux)

Wed, 2018-02-14 15:03

can anybody please tell me which which key is used to take screenshot in solus Linux

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Hey all. Very new Linux user (as in 18 hours). Guidance requested.

Wed, 2018-02-14 14:21

Was gifted a netbook that has the elementary OS Freya loaded on it.

I have never used a Linux based anything. I don't know the lingo and trying to figure things out, but when I Google things, I hardly understand the posts because I don't know what any of it means. I'm usually a Windows user.

I am able to browse the internet. I was wondering about security? I don't think I will need it for much more than browsing but does anyone have any tips?

Thanks so much.

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Urgent help please!

Wed, 2018-02-14 13:39

So, I just downloaded Linux mint on my underpowered budget laptop, after two years of windows 10. And being the idiot that i am, I burned the ISO to my external HDD full of files, my steam games and photos! (including my Windows backup, if I wanted to go back), instead of an unused USB stick. Now, I cant find any of my files on my external SSD, and even my Gaming windows PC at home doesn't let me find it. Are my files gone for good, or can I save it?

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What's a good Preview alternative?

Wed, 2018-02-14 07:04

The only thing I'm missing from Mac is Preview, which offers a good toolkit for PDF manipulation. I tried almost everything Linux had to offer but didn't find a matching software. In particular, I'm looking for stuff like crop, rotate, merge, annotate... You get the point. There are many packages that do some of these but not all. Any suggestions?

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What is the preferred choice for a wireless antenna to run on Linux?

Wed, 2018-02-14 01:38

Wireless is perhaps the biggest pain point in modern Linux due to lazy card manufacturers (broken drivers and/or firmware) and broken routers (again lazy manufacturers).

As of 2018, what is the preferred option for a good Linux wireless card / antenna?

Atheros AR9271 chipset used to be the preferred option. Even sanctioned by FSF as drivers are in linux-libre, and the favorite of Kali Linux pentesters. However, I've been testing several Alfa Network high-gain antennas with this chipset and the driver crashes every few hours.

What are other preferred chipsets and antennas? What options are advisable to run 802.11 ac connections, which AR9271 doesn't support?

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Your favourite Linux command

Tue, 2018-02-13 20:58

I find new Linux commands on a daily basis even after using Linux almost every day for almost 10 years.

So I'm intrigued what is your favourite Linux command (or chain of piped commands) and what does it do? Or any other commands you found that you thought that's pretty cool or useful

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Linux Operating systems current state, windows apps?

Tue, 2018-02-13 19:32

I wondering for a long time, please don't get me wrong about asking this. I know there multiple Linux/Unix operating systems. Is there a Linux operating system that can easily install Windows apps onto linux, such as Adobe, 3d software and so on?

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kpackagetool5 install: couldn't move package to destiny

Tue, 2018-02-13 17:03

Distro: Fedora 25
Shell: KDE 5
Issue: kpackagetool5 install
Message: installation of xxx has failed: couldn't move package to destination: /home/-username-/.local/share/plasma/-etc-....

So i tried to install a plasma plugin, downloaded the tar.gz file to my download folder, then executed

kpackagetool5 -t Plasma/Wallpaper -i /path/to/file.tar.gz

Then got that error message I've been looking for a solution but didn't find a lot about kpackagetool5
What i'm trying to install:
https://store.kde.org/p/1213488/

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