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How do I count the number of times a number satisfies a range (bigger than x, smaller than y) in LibreOffice Calc?

I have this spreadsheet in LibreOffice. I need to know how show the number of times a number, in Columns D and E, satisfies a certain range. For example, how many times a number is bigger than 3 and ...
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HDMI audio only works when X is started with KeepTty

I have my Ubuntu 15.04 installation setup to boot into the console, and then I manually startx when I need X. My machine has an nvidia card (346.82 drivers from distro) that is connected to a ...
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make boot sequence truly silent (Ubuntu 14.04)

So, on Ubuntu 14.04 using generic kernel, even though kernel parameters include "silent" option, on most boots the open source brcmsmac driver spews log data that makes boot sequence exit the splash ...
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How to copy a line in vi and paste it to console?

There is a text file with bash commands. Is there a way to copy a line from that file using vi and paste it to console? It may be nano as well. It is console only server installation. No mouse to be ...
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How to get caps and num lock lights to show when in console

I have recently noticed something rather annoying, when in console (in one of the TTYs), if I press the caps lock key, the little light which normally lights up to show me that it is, does not, nor ...
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Opened file Highlighting in Linux Ubuntu console

First(I am using linux in terminal, (console mode),(no graphical extension), like on server. The question is following: Is it possible to install some kind of script, that highlights "opened file", ...
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Sound is gone after booting system in text mode

I started using GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" grub argument for my boots, and recently noticed that the sound is missing. I start GUI from terminal using startx command, here's my .xinitrc ...
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Fixing console font

Ever since I upgraded my minimal installation to 15.04, the console has been using a VGA standard font instead of the normal font. After entering sudo dpkg-configure console-setup and selecting "Let ...
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Terminal 'incognito mode'?

I use Terminal a lot, and sometimes I am running commands, which aren't things I don't want others to see, but more commands that if I accidentally arrowed up to and accidentally executed would cause ...
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How to run cmatrix without error using '-l' option in Terminal (not console)

I have installed cmatrix using the command: sudo apt-get install cmatrix And when running the command: cmatrix -l In console I get a very cool looking font with matrix like symbols. But when I ...
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textmode 14.04 booting to uefi

Anyone able to get true textmode working while booting to UEFI? I"m able to get the legacy mode in textmode by changing grub wit the following. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub Comment the line ...
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Openstack-autopilot and enabling the console

By default the openstack cluster that comes up doesn't seem to have the console enabled. Trying to figure out what I might be doing wrong or what's up. Is there any more detailed documentation around ...
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I have no console output on boot ASROCK IMB-150

No video on boot I have a small industrial computer with an ASROCK IMB-150 Motherboard in it, running Ubuntu 14.04 server. Ubuntu boots up fine, but if there isn’t a screen attached at boot time ...
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Why cannot open Ubuntu-tweak after installing Pantheon greeter?

My problem is I cannot open Ubuntu-Tweak (my OS is Ubuntu 14.04). Of course reinstalled from synaptic and nothing. Last thing I did was to Install Panther-greeter from Elementary OS, but didn't ...
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How to display more than 1 terminal simultaneously

Sometimes when I work I use more than one terminal and I find it inconvenient to switch between them when all of them were invoked using Ctrl+Alt+T. I wonder if there is any program or terminal that ...
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Amendable console output in Python

Some programs are able to amend console output, wget easily comes to mind. How can I do that in pure Python? I know IPython has clear_output(). I tried that but even that does not work. And I would ...
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How to run any process from /dev/console?

I want to run any simple process e.g. ./test.sh which is printing date, but on /dev/console instead of /dev/ttyN or /dev/pts/N. How do I run this program on to /dev/console? Please Help...
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Use terminal to run programs scripts a short and practice way [duplicate]

in window I know make this withe the cmd but in ubuntu it's not good I have a question about the Terminal. I want to ask how to call a program in the terminal $ ...
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cannot enable Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)

How do I enable the AMI for Asterisk? thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ sudo cat /etc/asterisk/manager.conf [sudo] password for thufir: ; ; Asterisk Call Management support ; ; By default ...
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awk print output redirection

I am writing a bash script, and in that bash script I have a line similar to this: awk '/TextToBeMatched/ { print; print "TextToInsert"; next }1' "/Path/to/specified/file.extension" And currently ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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How can I run a program and watch its activity using top?

I have a small program which I compiled myself. It’s CPU intensive, so I want to watch the CPU usage when it’s working. However, when I run ./myprog, I can’t run top immediately and sequentially.
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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console?

I have got the console screensaver cmatrix, and I was wondering if there is anyway of getting it to turn on after a certain amount of inactivity in the console you are in? OS Information: ...
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Screen goes blanks after boot options on 15inch monitor but it works fine on 19

i have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. server ver. When i plug a 15 inch monitor, screen shows boot options and afterwards goes blank but the boot process continues and I'm able to log in with ssh. The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at console mode after graphics driver update

Actually I wanted to correct the well known Ubuntu brightness issue as addressed in this YouTubeVideo In essence, the guy says to change the Nvidia driver from open source to any other proprietary ...
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Compare names of files in two directories in command-line

Is it possible to compare names of files in two directories? I need to get information about how many similar and how many different names of files in directory some_directory and other_directory
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How to open a found file with vi? Piping 'find' output to vi [duplicate]

I have a file, /home/user/important.txt. To find it, I use: find /home/user -type f -name 'important' Then, I want to open the file in the Vim editor using a pipe. How can I do this? Something ...
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Running graphical programs in console mode

I want to use Ubuntu in console mode (ctrl + alt + f1) instead of the graphical interface. Is it possible to run a graphical program, such a browser or a game from it?
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Theoretical question about memory usage

I'm wondering about following issue: Taken some abc console(no matter if bash,zsh or something) in some *nix system. If I start some process stuff which uses 2MB of memory and then launch second ...
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Help with logging into console

I'm a new user, and I'm very happy so far, except for one hiccup - my laptop will not wake from suspend (if I shut case, or suspend through commands). I've tried everything I could find, changed my ...
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VNC Remote access like a graphical console

I've installed vncserver already. Now, I need access to the desktop by typing a username and password. Is this possible?
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Which package for console toggle bug?

I want to file a bug report on Launchpad about a problem with me not being able to switch to console view from the GUI loading screen on start up. When I try to toggle, the console view has been ...
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ubiquity equivalent in text mode?

Is there an ubiquity equivalent in text mode? Launching an alternate installation from DVD is not a solution for me. This is because the computer has been booted with a customized DVD (with an ...
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How do I produce a É character in the tty login prompt?

TL;DR : How can I produce a É character in the tty login prompt ? Long story : Ok so I was playing with the application "Unity Tweak Tool" to discover some nice features but at some point the whole ...
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TTY is not showing the login prompt

I just wanted to switch to a TTY via [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Fx] but all I see is a blinking cursor. The login prompt doesn't appear. The getty processes are running. I even tried to modify the grub ...
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How can I install TrueCrypt on Ubuntu 14?

Are their any safe sources to download from?
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How do I list the content of a directory in the terminal without a command?

In this video in the minute 16:10 he shows the content of a directory without a command. How do I do that?
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how to using dropbox-cli?

There is a command-line-interface (cli) to run dropbox from the console. Is there any tutorial or guide on how to use it?
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How do I disconnect from Byobu in a console?

I'm using byobu on the server. Then I logged in my kde I just close a tab with byobu session. But how I can disconnect if I'll use just console terminal? I mean one of Ctrl+ things.
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Extract icons from EPS file

I've got a grid of icons, stored in EPS file. There is something like 80 icons in there. I need to extract them from the file. Is it possible using imagemagick or something like that, without ...
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How do I stop displaying “warranties” notice when logging in on tty1 console

That messages the ubuntu displays about warranties and suggestions for help. The only thing I want to see is the version and status of updates. Actually if someone can tell me how to create my own ...
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The display previous/next command shortcuts doesn't work

I read in some article that Ctrl+P - to display previous command Ctrl+N - to display next command But in my terminal it doesn't work. What might be a problem here? I really would like to display ...
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Resize font on boot message screen and console

I have a high resolution screen on my laptop (3200x1800px) and I disabled the boot-image ( How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead? ) I also managed to ...
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Get status of background process

Let's say I have started a process in the background: e.g. tar [...] | pv [...] & pv has the PID 1234 and normally reports it's progress to stdout. The job was started as a cronjob so there is ...
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Ubuntu after installing Nvidia drivers

I installed Nvidia Geforce G210 video driver on my Ubuntu 14.04. Setup was succesful, I've not got any errors and it's working as expected, but after restart I'm always getting the console logs. I'm ...
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PDF Presenter Console is installed but invisible in Dash

I just installed PDF Presenter Console via the Ubuntu Software Center. The centre confirms that the program is installed, but I cannot see it in the installed applications in Dash. So I cannot open ...
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(SYSLINUX QUESTION) How to launch command prompt once syslinux boots up [closed]

I have created a bootable USB drive using SYSLINUX I am booting my x86 system correctly. Once system boots I want to stop at console (command prompt) where I can type linux commands (cd etc) and run ...
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What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?

What is the difference between Terminal, Console, Shell, and Command Line?
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switching back to text console

I have used ubuntu many times but currently ubuntu crashed every time on my system. I dont understand the exact problem of my computer. I have tried every version of ubuntu & also other distro. ...
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Are there any plans to simplify console service management on Ubuntu?

I am quite perplexed about the direction in which service management is going on Ubuntu and the funny part is that the same seems to be happening with OS X but that's another story. I do appreciate ...