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Old 09-05-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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Several questions of linux possibilities from a newbie


Could someone answer on these questions I am interesting in now moving from Windows?

+ Is it possible to automatically mount/unmount an USB flash?
+ Does linux have common clipboard? I heard there was problems with it
+ Is it possible to automatically copy text selected in a terminal into the clipboard?

? Could I have separate current input language for each application? Earlier, in RedHat, changing keyboard language from English to Russian I get any application changed their input language also. Is it unbreakable linux feature or it could be fixed?

My distr is Debian Sarge
Thanks

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Old 09-05-2005, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: Several questions of linux possibilities from a newbie

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* Is it possible to automatically mount/unmount an USB flash?
Almost all up-to-date distros support this out-of-the-box. Some of the manual distros need this option enabled.

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* Does linux have common clipboard? I heard there was problems with it
I think a common clipboard is default. I copy from one application to another with no problems. I have noticed that sometimes if I close Gedit, the clipboard from Gedit gets cleared, though. Is that what you mean?

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* Is it possible to automatically copy text selected in a terminal into the clipboard?
* Could I have separate current input language for each application?
I don't know the answers to these questions.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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I think a common clipboard is default. I copy from one application to another with no problems. I have noticed that sometimes if I close Gedit, the clipboard from Gedit gets cleared, though. Is that what you mean?
yes, it is what I meant

Thank you for answering, I'm getting closer to linux
 
Old 09-05-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Several questions of linux possibilities from a newbie

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* Is it possible to automatically copy text selected in a terminal into the clipboard?
Yes, at least with konsole, and probably with many other terminal emulators, too.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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With most distributions you can highlight text somewhere, reposition the cursor, click the middle mouse-button, and it magically pastes.

KDE has a very nice "Klipboard" clipboard-history tool.

So yes, there is a clipboard (and USB support), and it works extremely well.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 11:56 AM   #6
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Unhappy application

Hi,

Do you remember which is the name of the application you used to switch input languages? When I use KDE the keyboard option in preferences work fine but if I am in GNOME the accents (I am spanish speaker) go first than the vowels and they should be on top.

I know there is an application but unfortunately I reinstalled my system and now I do not remember the name. Do you remember the name of the utility you used in RedHat?

Thanks,
 
Old 09-07-2005, 12:00 PM   #7
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I know there is an application but unfortunately I reinstalled my system and now I do not remember the name. Do you remember the name of the utility you used in RedHat?
I don't remember, but I found xkb and its derivation xxkb, who should meet my needs. And xxkb is able to save input language for each window separately.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:38 PM   #8
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I don't have problems cutting and pasting in the terminal on my Debian Sarge machine. You highlight the text and copy then right click to paste the text.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:29 AM   #9
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GNOME is the DE with the clipboard problem. If you close an app, then you can't paste text you had already selected to another app. I am not sure whether GNOME 2.12 fixes this issue because the features state that there is a new clipboard utility.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 05:43 AM   #10
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GNOME is the DE with the clipboard problem
luckily i prefer kde
 
Old 09-08-2005, 09:15 AM   #11
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luckily i prefer kde
Me too, though occasionally I use GNOME.
 
  


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