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    Right. The command I posted only works on...

    Right. The command I posted only works on trivially small files, like a couple of lines. I didn't test it on anything bigger than that. Sorry. :rolleyes:
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    The problem is that the > operator blanks out the...

    The problem is that the > operator blanks out the file before the sort command has a chance to read its contents. You can fix this by reading the file with the cat command first, then piping the...
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    Whoops! I missed the part where this was a...

    Whoops! I missed the part where this was a partition scheme for a MythTV installation. Basically you've two choices: create a separate partition for your MythTV recordings or put them on the /home...
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    The root partition also called /, is the main...

    The root partition also called /, is the main partition. It contains anything that you don't create a dedicated partition for. You probably guessed what the swap partition is, however, swapping is...
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    Back on topic, if you feel the need to be running...

    Back on topic, if you feel the need to be running the official Firefox, you can download the tarball from mozilla.org and install it. However, apt won't receive updates for that version of Firefox....
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    A brand new installation of Ubuntu takes up...

    A brand new installation of Ubuntu takes up 2.5GB. So take that into account. Also, your home partition should be much bigger than your root partition, unless you plan on installing a ton of...
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    Okay. You put quotes around the word free, so I...

    Okay. You put quotes around the word free, so I was wondering.
  8. Thread: Audacity issues

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    I just installed Audacity on the Ubuntu...

    I just installed Audacity on the Ubuntu installation I'm running (for the time being) and it installed with support for importing but not exporting MP3s. The library for decoding MP3s is called...
  9. Thread: Audacity issues

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    You didn't mention any of that other stuff in...

    You didn't mention any of that other stuff in your last post. SoX has options to trim and fade, but that's probably not what you're looking for.
  10. Thread: Audacity issues

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    MP3Gain (http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/) will do...

    MP3Gain will do this for you. It's a command line to tool to normalize large batches of MP3 files. After they're all the same volume, you can cat them together with sox. So if you wanted to normalize...
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    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but the...

    I can't tell if you're being sarcastic, but the Debian folks came up with one solution: replace the non-free artwork and continue to use the Firefox name. This was unacceptable to Mozilla. Their...
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    Iceweasel is the Debian rebranding of Firefox....

    Iceweasel is the Debian rebranding of Firefox. Icecat is GNU project's rebranding of Firefox. Neither one is a fork.

    Pretty much, yes. Iceweasel contains some Debian-specific patches, but that's...
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    You could have left out more packages, but that...

    You could have left out more packages, but that would have required delving deep into APT and knowing which packages are safe to leave out. The way you did it the the best combination of convenience...
  14. Thread: Boot Scripts

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    If the script is called /etc/init.d/foo, run: ...

    If the script is called /etc/init.d/foo, run:

    update-rc.d foo defaults

    For more info:
    http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-manage-services-with-update-rc.d
  15. Thread: Google Chrome ?

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    It's also worth noting that the changed EULA...

    It's also worth noting that the changed EULA applies retroactively to the people who downloaded Chrome under the old EULA. That scares me a little bit. This time they made the EULA less restrictive,...
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    I have a couple of ideas. All the non-working...

    I have a couple of ideas. All the non-working distros you mentioned have a Live CD. Pick one and boot the computer up. Run:
    lspci and make sure your IDE interface is being detected properly. Next,...
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    Going back to your original post, either one fits...

    Going back to your original post, either one fits your criteria.


    Debian can do this if you uncheck all the boxes on the task selection screen during install. Gentoo can definitely do this.
    ...
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    There is no way to install Debian sid directly....

    There is no way to install Debian sid directly. You have to install a stable or testing system and use the "apt-get dist-upgrade" command to migrate to sid. Sidux is a way to install a sid system...
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    Busy:...

    Busy:
    http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9678/snapshot03mx9.th.png

    Not Busy:
    http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7596/snapshot04os7.th.png
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    Don't forget also that distributions will keep...

    Don't forget also that distributions will keep supporting KDE3 according to their policies. For instance, Debian supports the current and previous stable distributions with security updates. Since,...
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    Scratch that last post. It doesn't work. However,...

    Scratch that last post. It doesn't work. However, you can use the \multirow command to break the text across multiple lines. Here is a more comprehensive tutorial about the tabular environment. The...
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    I dunno, manually inserting line breaks in the...

    I dunno, manually inserting line breaks in the text of the offending cell? I think you can do this without starting a new row if the text is enclosed in brackets like:

    {foo \\ bar}
    But I might be...
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    I don't know about configuring your router to do...

    I don't know about configuring your router to do it, but I know Firefox and Konqueror can save your passwords. I know they have this feature because I always seem to find myself turning it off so the...
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    There are many ways to do tables in LaTeX; which...

    There are many ways to do tables in LaTeX; which particular method are you using? You can use the tabular* (note the asterisk) environment and define the width manually. Here's more info:...
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    The -append...

    The -append option will do this for you.
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