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Sources for software in Debian

Because obviously the only usable Debian is Debian stable, sometimes it might be problematic to get the newest versions of software. Here are the best sources of functional (and if needed, fresh) programs, listed in order from the one you should use first (lowest number), to the one you should use only if there is absolutely no other way (highest number). 307 more words

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How to Encrpt a Drive in Linux

1. Format the device with Luksformat so we can use the device.

$sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/sdd

 

2 Set up device mapper.  Luks will handle the encryption and decryption.

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Why do I Contribute to Open Source?

Note: Before I start this post, in my last post, “Why I Use Open Source”, I made a couple of errors based on what they commented on, mainly on the whole, “who had tabbed Internet browsers first”.  675 more words

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Shell Script to Get line by line input from file

It is the shell script:

#!/bin/sh
while read line
do
echo $line
done <filename

Here filename is the name of file to be given as input to the script and “line” is a variable. 43 more words

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Dell Sputnik Tip: Mouse / Cursor is broken or frozen after resuming from suspend or sleep

For some reason my third generation Dell Sputnik (aka Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu pre-installed) sometimes has a frozen or broken mouse / cursor after I suspend or sleep my laptop.   78 more words

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Dell Sputnik Tip: Mouse / Cursor is broken or frozen after resuming from suspend or sleep

For some reason my third generation Dell Sputnik (aka Dell XPS13 with Ubuntu pre-installed) sometimes has a frozen or broken mouse / cursor after I suspend or sleep my laptop.   78 more words

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Combine key-based and password authentication

A quick guide on how to combine key-based and password authentication.

With standard key-based authentication, there is no way to ensure that a secure passphrase (if any at all) is being used. 105 more words

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