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  1. captain-sensible

    Best Distro for a full install on a USB key ?

    there migth be another approach that is to use your 16gig and format it with Ventoy https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html then once formated you can just drag and drop linux iso onto it ; as if it were a normal storage setup (execpt its more than than) this is what i have on one stick : ISO...
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    Covid Corner

    do you beleive in "karma" : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-58376709
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    An Xorg release without Xwayland

    The guy who wrote it - i like his sense of humor ! No xorg - i was thinking so will slackware will have to use wayland and xwayland ? although they can still refuse to use systemctl
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    Which Linux to use?

    this is what comes up on Arch : Fortran77 subroutines for solving large scale eigenvalue problems C++/Fortran-90 double-double and quad-double library https://archlinux.org/packages/?sort=&q=Fortran&maintainer=&flagged= by the way i ran basic Fortran IV programs in 1975 using punched cards...
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    Getting set up with a desktop?

    First paragraph the core of linux is the kernel that is in constant development , then there are addtional propriatory drivers . if you get a bleeding edge machine with bleeding edge hardware its possible, the support for the hardware in the kernel and other software "hasn't caught up" 2nd...
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    I resized my EFI system partition but it didn't completely work

    that makes sense... Chris but i think if its a new esp is grub going to need to be installed to new esp ? Then edit /etc/fstab with output of new uuid from blkid ; put new uuid into /etc/fstab A new esp could for instance be put at end , if linux partition could be shrunk slightly...
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    I am new to Kali Linux

    give us the output of grub > ls
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    Mud dauber nest on motherboard?

    is this common then in usa ?
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    I resized my EFI system partition but it didn't completely work

    actually something you can do as a fail safe get rEFInd onto a usb stick . use the attached zip , unzip it and burn to a usb . When you boot from that usb rEFInd will help boot any uefi I've tested it on both Windows10 and slackware and will boot both. That should get you out of a fix...
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    Mud dauber nest on motherboard?

    is MEK methyl ethyl ketone ? along with acetone they are going to be corrosive i think. Maybe isopropyl alcohol to soften the hard mud , you will have to use an archeologist tool to scrap away what you can . Is that in a tower ? I had pharaph ants trail in and out a tower while I was sub...
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    Manjaro with XFCE

    i don't really care what my distro looks like i only had a couple of criteria: 1) Can i get done, the things i want to, without too much work on my part 2) Do i think i can find my way aroind the os and think that with a bit of a learning curve i will be able to do more after reading up docs...
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    error Unknown decoder 'libx264'

    what happens if you just use "x264" in your code Do you have x264 installed
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    Today's article is about lm_sensors.

    No it wouldn't be python tips - it would be about using python as an alternative tool to get things done on Linux stillLinux tips . Let me give yo ua taster. Open a shell type in python at the prompt type: import requests res = requests.get('https://archlinux.org/mirrorlist/all/')...
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    Today's article is about lm_sensors.

    well i looked at conky lua script - and ended up with . Mind you no wonder core is unknown to me here the cpu alias is called "temp1"
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    Today's article is about lm_sensors.

    how often do you use python as an alternative to bash to examine things /get things done Linux ?
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    Today's article is about lm_sensors.

    i'm going to compare using the two
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    Today's article is about lm_sensors.

    only making a general point not on that article - its just that i've noticed that for tech writers in general the bigest pitfall seems to be not putting yourself in their shoes.
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    How do I get ROBLOX on my kde neon machine???

    Hvae you gone the wine route ? Its seems ROBLOX is not fully compatible with Linux
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    First time here first post hello

    probably we could break it down to: 1) Linux OS that users would put on their own computer- pro's and cons and ease of use 2) How would users fair with an OS that somebody else put on their computer. I put vanilla Arch on a laptop for my 16yr old daughter with 10 minutes of instruction and...
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    I resized my EFI system partition but it didn't completely work

    i'm wondering what would happend if you re-installed grub rather than just updating ?
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