General :: How To Switch Off/on GUI

Feb 17, 2011

I believe this is a famous question, nevertheless I haven't found a decent answer.Is it worth to switch off the Desktop Environment ?If so how do i switch it off and back on(real-time, not on boot) ?

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General :: Switch Between Computers Using KVM Switch?

Mar 14, 2011

I am using a Fling KVM switch (by Belkin), to connect 2 computers to my monitor One computer is running XP and the other is running Linux. My wireless switching mechanism has just gone the way of the saints but Belkin has supplied a software solution for this occurrence. There is a small app called Fling (surprising) that allows me to switch from the XP machine to the Linux machine but nothing to switch back to the XP. What I need to know is there a similar app for the Linux computer. (NB I have tried Synergy but have no idea how to set it up - I've been told that synergy might work).

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Hardware :: Replace Fibre Channel Switch In CentOS5.3 (cluster) For Regular Switch / Hub?

Jul 28, 2009

Can the fibre channel switch in the centOS5.3 cluster edition be switched for a regular router or hub?
If so how would one do this? If not why does the switch have to be fibre channel?

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General :: "switch To Next Desktop" Vs. "switch To Next Screen"?

Mar 2, 2010

While rearranging my keyboard shortcuts in the control center, I noticed that in the Desktop Switching subcategory, there are "Switch to [Next/Previous/Left/Right] Desktop" and "Switch to Next Screen." What is the difference between switching to another desktop and switching to another screen?

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General :: What Does Apache2 -k Switch Do

Mar 5, 2009

Does anyone know what the -k switch does? i.e., apache2 -k restart? I can't get much out of google but on my sarge based web server it's only with the -k switch that a restart actually works.

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General :: How To Switch From KDE To LXDE?

Feb 8, 2011

I want to switch from KDE to LXDE. How can I do this?

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General :: All Set To Switch PC \ Did Not Get On With Vista, Or 7 Want To Run?

Jan 30, 2011

I've previously used this forum for help with my Netbook, which was brilliant, but now I'm all set to switch my PC overI have a Dell, which I have kept on Windows XP as I did not get on with Vista, or 7. I want to run Linux on it, Ubuntu to start with, but I'm not 100% sure to go about this.My biggest problem is that I've read a lot of confusing advice about running an ipod with Linux. If anyone has any advice or even how-to's that I've missed

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General :: Switch Between DVI And VGA On Monitor?

Feb 13, 2010

My computer is running mythbuntu 9.10 on a 24" LCD monitor using VGA. The monitor also has a DVI input where I run my Roku movie box with a HDMI to DVI cable. Is there software that I can run on my mythbuntu pc that will allow the user to pick which output would be active on the monitor? I can disconnect the Roku power to get back to my pc but I need the pc to switch over the monitor to the Roku.

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General :: Switch From One File To Another In Vim?

Mar 27, 2010

If i do vim file1.txt and file2.txt,only the file1.txt is displayed.
Then how can i switch from one file to another in vim?

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General :: Switch User In RedHat Like XP?

May 13, 2010

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching users at the lock screen, so more than one person can be logged in?

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General :: How Much Does Context Switch Take In System

Jun 27, 2010

I would like to know much will be the context switch time in Linux ?

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General :: Switch From KDE To Xfce In OpenSuse?

Jun 1, 2011

I'm growing tired of Gnome and KDE and wish to move towards a more lightweight and customizable interface. I chose Xfce. I downloaded all (I think) the packages related to Xfce but now I'm stumped as to how to actually run it as a default. I might want to try it a couple times first though. Is this possible?

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General :: Way To Switch To Mono Output?

Mar 27, 2009

I'm running Debian Lenny, most of the time with KDE 3.5.10. I've got a great old stereo that I'd like to pump my audio through. It sounds fantastic, but it only seems to have one channel. Is there a way I could all my audio output to be mono so that I can get all of the music on one track? I guess there's probably a stereo to mono adapter that will do the trick, but if I can save the trip to Radio Shack, so much the better, right?

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General :: Cannot Switch Ttys In Console

Jul 7, 2010

[Arch Linux] This has been mildly annoying ever since I installed Arch. From X, I can switch to any of my ttys, using Ctrl+Alt+FN. But when I'm in a console, that key combination does nothing, and I have to restart X11 to get back.

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General :: Switch Between Two Desktop Managers?

Jan 5, 2010

If I install a new desktop manager without uninstalling the old one, how do I specify which one to use? I wanted to look at LXDE, so to see what would happen, I installed it without uninstalling KDE. KDE apparently just sat underneath, and was unaffected. I didn't keep LXDE, but I might, if I could switch back to KDE to do work until I understood LXDE. (Keeping up-to-date in MEPIS will force me to learn KDE 4 despite that KDE 3 was fine, so I might as well examine other desktop managers.)

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General :: Switch User- No Passwd?

Dec 20, 2010

All servers mentioned below run OpenSuSE, either 10 or 11.I am currently working on a few scripts that are meant to be used as part of a continuous integration setup. I am trying to keep these scripts reasonably secure, and so I have made sure that all the servers run these scripts only as a specific user (user1) that has permissions to basically nothing else. The problem I am currently running into is that I need to start and stop tomcat as user1 but this user doesn't have permissions to the tomcat rectory (only tomcat has execute permissions). I have a temporary workaround in place while I work on the scripts (I have an SSH key in place that allows me to SSH from user1o tomcat without a password and execute my commands that way) but it is not very secure. I have tried adding the following line to /etc/sudoers:

tomcat localhost = NOPASSWD: /opt/tomcat/bin/, /opt/tomcat/bin/
but it doesn't work as I expected it to. I tried a few different syntaxes for that line,


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General :: How To Switch FOCUS Between Any Two Application?

Aug 20, 2009

Can anyone help me in providing the change Focus program or logic for switching between any two application. There is X11 API's like XGetInputFocus and XsetInputFocus etc.I have tried the sample code using these API's but i did not get the desired output.Actually i was trying to make an Soft KeyBoard (virtual)application in which i need Focus trasfer mechanism to enter or send the key event as an input to another application.

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General :: How To Switch To Root Account

Mar 11, 2010

I want to add a new user. For that purposeI switch to su and give root passwd. There I gave a command " useradd ". [smith@localhost smith]#adduser when i press enter key by typing adduser command it say me "Command not found" .Then i log off from my own account and login again from root account. The command "useradd" is then there any way that without logging off from normal user account I may enter my roor accout and work as a root account instead to log off from normal user account.

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General :: How To Switch Over To Kde / Will Have To Remove Fluxbox

May 2, 2011

i have fluxbox as my desktop manager but i want kde instead so i installed it and i don't know how to switch over to kde. will i have to remove fluxbox??

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General :: Switch From Rhel To Fedora?

Nov 18, 2010

i am currently using rhel.but i want to experience other linux flavours. i want to know is there any installation priority among linux versions like you have to install rhel first and then ubuntu.i want to keep both rhel and ubuntu and probably mint in future too. also,would it be better to switch from rhel to fedora?

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General :: Switch Carrier To Unix?

Feb 8, 2011

I am planning to switch my carrier to Unix, where & how do I start?

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General :: An Option To Switch User?

Jun 16, 2011

How you lock your screen, there is an option to switch user? well i wanna disable it because my brother always switches it and it slows down my computer

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General :: Using Virtual Box / Switch Betwee GUI And CMD?

Feb 13, 2011

How do I switch Terminals? Using the CNTL+ALT+F1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 does nothing for me. I am using Virtual Box and Running Red Hat.

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General :: What's The Command To Switch Between Window

Apr 21, 2010

What's the command to switch between window in emacs? Like CTRL+W+j/k/l/h in vim

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General :: Switch Users Without Entering Password?

Mar 12, 2010

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires a password, so this is pretty tedious.I'd like to switch users without entering any password. I know about this trick that works for the boot login, but it doesn't deal with multiple users.Is it possible to set empty passwords for users in Ubuntu, or skip the password in other ways?(I'm expecting real Linux users to suggest that passwordless users must not get any rights and there be an admin user with a strong password.

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General :: Tomato/DD-WRT Router To Act As Switch And Only NAT Some Port

Sep 17, 2010

I have a device that must use a real IP address. Currently, my ISP uses DHCP and I can have up to 4 real IP address assigned. However, the cable modem only have 1 ethernet port and it's connected to my router (running Tomato, but can run DD-wrt or other Openwrt if required). Question stems from how I can connect the additional device, requiring a real IP? would be to get a switch and connect to the CM, Router, and Device. But alas, I want to avoid this route, since:

my wiring cabinet in my home is drawing lots of power and heat already Device will be unprotected by any firewall unable to monitor the traffic to/from device.Besides, what would be the FUN in that? what I want to do is to configure the router, so that one of the switchport is removed from the normal br0 bridge. Instead, I want to make it behave like a switch on the WAN port. What's the best way of doing this? Should I create another bridge on the WAN & the device port? Can a single port belongs to two bridges? or would I need to create a subinterface first? Would I need a DHCP-relay? Am I expecting too much from my poor cheapie router?

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General :: Automatically Switch To External Monitor (VGA)

Dec 25, 2010

I've got an eeePC with a really tiny monitor, so whenever I go (home, faculty, parent's home, friend's home, ...) I attach it to any external monitor I can find.

If it matters my system is like this:

Linux 2.6.36
Xorg 7.6
X server 1.9.2

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (fully accelerated by intel modules)

When I boot up the system, it uses the integrated monitor (LVDS1) only, and I have to manually manually switch to the external monitor (VGA1) using xrandr.

Is it possible to configure my Xorg (or whatever) so that it uses the VGA1 output if present?

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General :: Power Management - How To Switch Off Backlight

Apr 25, 2011

On a couple of Linux laptops I have the built in screen never turns off it's backlight, regardless if a 'black screen' sort of screen saver is activated (this both for a laptop running an X-based desktop as well as for a laptop only having a text console) or if I even close the lid of the laptop (looking carefully in the dark, I can tell that the screen still has the backlight on, even if the laptop "know" it is closed).

This is a bad thing for a couple of reasons:
It wastes power
It generates heat which when the laptop lid is closed increases the cooling need (the fan goes on more often etc).

Backlights have limited lifetime like all electric components and IIRC, the less a backlight is turned on, the longer it will last. So, what is the best approach (considering a Gentoo with a 2.6.36 kernel) to remedy this? I recon that there probably are two approaches:
One for text-only laptops which never displays a desktop, e.g a laptop sitting there acting like a firewall or server
one for those running a Gnome/KDE/XFCE desktop (and a SLIM or GDM display manager).

The laptops I have in mind is a Dell Latitude CPi (built 1999, yes, it is from another millenea), a Compaq Armada M700 (built 2001) and a Dell Latitude D630. If this can be accomplished only by configuring things in the Linux OS (be it kernel setup or editing config files) without touching anything in BIOS, that would of course be preferable.

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General :: Switch Between Flash And Gnash In Firefox?

Jul 6, 2011

How do you easily switch Flash players in Firefox on Linux between Adobe Flash and Gnash? Neither players work very well, but when one fails, the other usually works, so being able to quickly try one after the other would be extremely convenient. There's a buggy Firefox plugin, but it only works on Windows, and only supports switching between the various Adobe Flash versions.

The only way I know how to switch players on Firefox Linux is to shutdown Firefox, uninstall Gnash, reinstall Adobe Flash, and restart Firefox. This is obviously quite painful, and pretty much keeps me tied to Adobe Flash. Is there an easier way?

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Ubuntu :: Creating A General Purpose Switch?

Apr 19, 2011

I want to create a general switch that I can use to send a signal to my ubuntu server when it is activated/deactivated. Here's an example: I want to know when a certain door is open, so I can have a switch closed when the door is closed and opened when the door is opened. When opened or closed, the computer will receive a signal and I can have some software intercept this signal and process it to my liking (i.e. ring a bell/text message me/email me/etc).

I know I will have to create a simple driver, software to make use of this signal, etc... I am willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. I'm just wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction as far as which interface I should use to communicate with my server (i.e. usb, serial), which references I should read, and any personal experience you have with something like this...

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