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hi there, newb here. Inserting a variable into…

hi there, newb here. Inserting a variable into an alias?:

I have an alias set so that I can use xwinwrap without entering the full command each time. Thing is, I have multiple wallpapers, so how can I set an alias to execute the command “blablah… nameofgif.gif blah…”

Wait a sec, that probably makes me sound like an asshole;

okay, the command xwinwrap -g 1600×900 -ni -s -nf -b -un -argb – gifview -w WID clonehigh.gif -a

where I want to replace the name of the gif with whatever gif I choose in the folder each time.

right now I just type xwin as my alias and that line executes. Can I customize this alias so I can choose a gif at point of command?

tldr – Customize alias to include different file each time?

Ubuntu 18.04.3

Thxdudz

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I’m trying to turn turtl app on

I’m trying to turn turtl app on:

So I have installed turtl, but I just won’t open. Do I have to install some other files for it to work?

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How to install plugins from opendesktop.org to…

How to install plugins from opendesktop.org to the OS automatically? Do you know any cli tools?:

For an example https://www.xfce-look.org/ is there any good cli app to install them?

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I can’t figure out how to download Steam on Ch…

I can’t figure out how to download Steam on Chromebook:

I have no idea what I’m doing. This is my first time even hearing of Linux, let alone attempting to download and run things on it. Also my first Chromebook experience.

I’m on a Chromebook C434. I can find more information if you need it, but I’ll be honest that I’m not much of a computer gal and don’t know anything else other than that.

I used this tutorial to set up Linux, and used this tutorial for Steam. I was able to download GIMP, so I moved onto Steam.

Unfortunately I get “Malformed line 4 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (type)” whenever I type “sudo apt update.” I tried googling solutions and trying them to no avail. So I then downloaded the Linux install off of Steam’s website. That didn’t work. It said there was no such file, or failed to retrieve app info. I tried moving the file into Linux’s folder, tried to see files through the terminal, even tried /mnt/chromeos because why not, idek what it means. I’ve been at this for 2 hours and I’m ready to pull out my hair.

Please help me.

Thank you so much.

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dphys-swapfile vs swapspace?

dphys-swapfile vs swapspace?:

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Font awesome problems after installing texlive…

Font awesome problems after installing texlive-full:

Hi linux gurus, I’m on LMDE using i3wm and have some font problems. I installed font awesome (sudo aptitude install fonts-font-awesome), so now I can use the special characters/symbols like headphone symbol, terminal symbol etc. in my status bar (using i3blocks). However, I need LaTeX for work, so installed texlive-full, and then it ruined my special fonts. They look like gibberish now, both in the terminal, and in the statusbar. Any help on fixing this is highly appreciated. How can I have texlive-full installed and still use font awesome (or any other font with special symbols)?

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What did I do wrong? Compiling and installing …

What did I do wrong? Compiling and installing Kvantum:

Distro: OpenSUSE Leap 15.1

Followed the directions here: https://github.com/tsujan/Kvantum/blob/master/Kvantum/INSTALL

Downloaded the tarball file(v11.2) file here: https://github.com/tsujan/Kvantum/releases

I extracted the tarball files to my home partition(separate drive from / partition), downloaded the libraries and compiler in guide, opened terminal in the extracted folder, used qmake to compile, and installed. Yet I don’t see Kvantum as an option under widget styles and there is no Kvantum manager application

This was done in a Wayland session if that matters

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Moreutils – A Collection Of More Useful Unix U…

Moreutils – A Collection Of More Useful Unix Utilities:

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Grub boots to grub terminal, but I can boot th…

Grub boots to grub terminal, but I can boot the os manually just fine:

This is the first time Ive tried booting from a gpt disk on a legacy bios. Im using an HP Compaq 6000 Pro with a 2Tb drive. I think I set the partitions up correctly, I left a 5M clear partition at the beginning of the disk and had fdisk mark it as bios boot, Ive tried setting a bootable flag on the protective mbr both ways described on the arch wiki, same result. Was I not supposed to let grub default to the i386-pc type? I installed it with grub-install –recheck /dev/sda.

edit: Im sorry, its late… I just forgot to run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg in case anyone makes the same mistake and goes looking

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Is this possible?

Is this possible?:

I recently switched to Linux Mint and I absolutely love it. The problem is, I am a doctoral student and I am writing my dissertation. Everything has to be completed using Microsoft apps. I cannot save as PDF or anything like that: everything has to be in Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.

I have tried to work around this by using the online Microsoft apps, other office suites (Free Office, Libre), but nothing works: I end up submitting docs that were not formatted correctly and I lose time having to correct them.

What I am wondering is this: would it be possible to install Linux Mint on my main hard drive and then install Windows on an external HDD that I could select when I start the computer? I found a video on YouTube that claims you can do this, but I cannot access Legacy on my BIOS. I also don’t want the external HDD to be the default (like the video appears to do). I have also tried installing the IOS with Rufus, but that does not work either.

Thanks for any advice you can provide. I am kind of a newb when it comes to computers (I’m a school principal by trade).

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