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Top new questions this week:

Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?

I heard Linux can get viruses through Wine,and I was curious if the viruses work only while Wine is running. In other words, could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine?

windows wine antivirus malware  
asked by Louis Jovanovich 15 votes
answered by blade19899 16 votes

Check how space is distributed on Linux system

I know how to check space left with: df -h and I know to check the space of a folder with: du -ch /path/to/folder/ But let's say I have a HardDisk of 500GB and 350GB are used: WIch is the best ...

partitioning hard-drive disk-usage  
asked by Liarez 15 votes
answered by CarlosAV 5 votes

Dropbox 3.0.3 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...

14.04 themes icons dropbox  
asked by sharky 7 votes

How do I regain access to my encrypted home directory after changing my password?

On 12.04 LTS x64, I changed my user password via the User Accnts tool. After that I was unable to login again with my new password since my home directory is encrypted and the above-described bug does ...

12.04 ecryptfs  
asked by sk tarique 7 votes
answered by Xen2050 2 votes

/var/log suspicious entries

For fun I tailed /var/log/auth.log (tail auth.log) and there were many of the following: sshd[16225]: Received disconnect from 11: Bye Bye [preauth] The ip appears to be from ...

networking ssh security  
asked by user2625721 7 votes
answered by Kriev 0 votes

Batch Rename Files in Folder

How can I strip out some text from filenames in a folder? I'm currently attempting: rename s/"NEWER_(.*?)"//g * But nothing it getting renamed I have a parent folder, with a bunch of sub-folders, ...

rename batch-rename  
asked by Kevin 5 votes
answered by KasiyA 4 votes

Change lock screen style on gnome classic desktop

Is there a way to use Unity lock screen in Gnome classic desktop? I love the way unity fades the main screen to lock the session, while I'm not enthusiastic about the window showed by the classic ...

gnome-classic lock-screen  
asked by Sfrow 5 votes
answered by ike 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to copy files via terminal?

I have read about copying files with terminal but these examples will help me a lot. So here is what I want to do: Examples: I have a file in /home/levan/kdenlive untitelds.mpg and I want to copy ...

command-line bash  
asked by Levan 21 votes
answered by Evandro Silva 35 votes

How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand?

Will Unity allow making custom launcher icons from .desktop files or via menu editing system? (Right now the launcher doesn't give the option to "keep in launcher" on all programs. For some programs ...

unity launcher .desktop  
asked by Ike 260 votes
answered by duanedesign 98 votes

Can you answer these?

Running 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04

I would like to run 3 monitors on Ubuntu 12.04. I have NVIDIA Quadro 5000 which is able to support 2 monitors. I only have an additional PCI slot so my option are limited for a second graphics card. I ...

12.04 drivers nvidia multiple-monitors  
asked by Kunj Upadhyaya 2 votes

If a program is compatible with Ubuntu, will it be compatible with Ubuntu Touch?

I really want to get a tablet PC and install Ubuntu Touch on it. Will every package that I've installed in my desktop installation of Ubuntu (14.04) run in Ubuntu Touch? Is Ubuntu Touch simply ...

14.04 ubuntu-touch touchscreen  
asked by Starkers 2 votes

What service starts a user session before they login?

I've noticed that I have problems with insync and dropbox icons showing up in my system tray and in investigating the problem it seems to be because they are being started before I even login. In ...

login kde upstart dropbox insync  
asked by Tormak 2 votes
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