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Gnome 2/MATE leave message

Posted 09-04-2013 at 10:18 AM by drask

I've been using the MATE screensaver instead of xscreensaver just because when you lock your screen someone can leave you a message. However, I was having a problem where if I actually try leaving myself a message, it never showed up. I got the answer for this from the following wiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...me-screensaver

Basically, you must install the "notification-daemon" package. Then if someone leaves you a...
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Explain Shell

Posted 09-04-2013 at 12:35 AM by Pyplate

I found a great site for decoding Linux commands: http://explainshell.com/explain/ls?args=-la

You can type in commands and arguments, and it tells you what the options do.
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Tooling Up In LinuXMint/KDE

Posted 09-03-2013 at 07:12 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 07:15 AM by rainbowsally (statement error)

[Correction. The mint version of the url to a local (on your hard drive) repository seems to work, but it's not really right.

After doing this in Kubuntu, it became clear that the two last fields (see below) are subdirs of the third to last field. Still working this out from examples rather than official 'docs' but take a look at this if you are interested in making offline repositories you can modify easily.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ository-35696/...
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Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers

Posted 09-03-2013 at 07:20 AM by sridhar11

Pipelight, which allows to run your favorite Silverlight application directly inside your Linux browser. The project combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover with a new browser plugin that embeds Silverlight directly in any Linux browser supporting the Netscape Plugin API. He worked on a set of Wine patches to get Playready DRM protected content working inside Wine and afterwards created an Ubuntu package called Netflix Desktop. This package allows one to use Silverlight inside a Windows version of...
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Tip: creating symlinks to another folder

Posted 09-01-2013 at 07:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
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The syntax of "ln" requires full path information of the "source" file. Therefore, if you issue something like "for file in *.foo ; do ln -s ./$file /other-folder/somewhere/$(echo $file | sed s/foo/bar/) ; done", the produced symlinks will be empty.

To avoid that, the command must be:

for file in *.foo ; do ln -s $PWD/$file /other-folder/somewhere/$(echo $file | sed 's/foo/bar/') ; done

$PWD, the environment variable of the...
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