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How create fonts in Linux? [closed]

How to create own fonts in Linux? Which software is use for it? How to create fonts which can use everywhere Linux as well as windows?
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Playing BluRay discs

Things i Have tried. Playing Blu-Ray and HD DVD Video MakeMKV and DumpHD do not work. Playing Blu-ray using VLC Can linux play blu-rays VLC error. Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to ...
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reading up on ubuntu [closed]

just a quick question, I have escaped the windoze world and need a guide / article / ebook that will give accurate info on how to use ubuntu. There is a huge amount of internet garbage floating about, ...
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Is there a GUI version of nmap available?

Is there a GUI version for nmap that can be installed without manually downloading the program? I don't have a problem with doing so, but it would be nice if there is one available in the ...
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How do I check system specifications in 15.10?

The accepted answer of the thread How do I check system specifications? is about System Monitor > System in 11.04. However, there is no tab System anymore in the application System Monitor of Ubuntu ...
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Long Network History in 14.04?

I have only one minute system monitoring in my current setting. I would like to have longer scale. How can you have longer timeline of network history in 14.04?
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Image viewer WebM compatible

I have a lot a WebM files mixed with PNG and JPEG files in a folder. I would like to find an image viewer (or a video player ?) that will allow me to browse through those JPEG, PNG and WebM files. ...
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Can one get a mouse for the console?

Although I mostly have no use for a mouse in the console, and I go there to get away from the GUI, I would like to know if there is some sort of mouse that one can get in there? So is there like any ...
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Is there software to periodically start and close an application?

Exemplary use case: I would like to start Telegram Desktop periodically every 3 hours for 15 minutes, to check for newly incoming messages. After 15 minutes, the application should close again and ...
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How to redirect sound file output to computer sound input while still able to hear other input?

I have a sound file with some music, and I want to call someone on qTox and play it to them so that they can hear me, but also the sound file. However as I only have a built-in laptop microphone it ...
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Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio?

Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio? I just tried recording my desktop, with audio, and the output file hasnt any sound. I was thinking it would take audio from the stream. ... Does ...
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Is there an alternative to CyberGhost on Ubuntu?

When I used windows I used CyberGhost to mask my VPN. Well, they don't have a Linux ed, and I tried to install win ed with wine, but I cant for some reasons and now I'm looking for an alternative.
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How to compress huge video files? [duplicate]

My Canon camera realize videos with the characteristics described in the picture. The problem is that those files are huge (1Gb for 2 minutes). Is there any application which allow me to compress ...
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Twitter command line client

I would like to find a command line Twitter client that has at least the following features : Retrieve my feed list Post Tweet List my notifications Is there an application, preferably without ...
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What is similar to nextpvr

My dad wants to use Linux. I'll put him on a lightweight version because he wants to use it as Minecraft sever. He uses a PVR he got where he plugs his local antenna to his computer by using WinTV HVR ...
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replacement for slow thunderbird / Lightning on Ubuntu

I'm tired with slow, unusable Thunderbird (after disabling Lightning it works normally). I know there is a lot of answers trying to speed it up - I didn't find any that fix the problem in a long term, ...
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What is the lightest software miner for bitcoin mining? [closed]

I have some hosted systems which most of the times don't have any work to do.I wanted to run some software miner on them, but I read a Warning in this stackoverflow post : How to install bitcoin ...
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Software for displaying daily messages

I'm looking for an app which allow me to write daily tasks and to schedule them for displaying at certain schedule. For example: Daily Task 13:00 PM - Lunch 15:00 PM - Workout 20:00 PM - Medicine ...
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Can I install a GUI for firewalld?

I have installed firewalld as it is more advanced than gufw, however I see that firewalld does not come with a GUI and I'm not going to be the only one using it so I am wondering if there is some sort ...
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How to tell which processes are uploading and downloading data (and how much)? [duplicate]

I can see in my System Monitor that data is being uploaded and downloaded, I can see in Etherape which sites it's connecting to and which protocol is being used. However without looking at the actual ...
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'xclip' vs. 'xsel'

There are two command-line tools (in two different packages) to access the X clipboard: xclip xsel I would love to know the difference between those two and hear a recommendation which one to use ...
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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Very small sized ubuntu distro

I want to create a very small sized ubuntu VM, preferably under 1 GB (500 to 700 MB). What is the way to create the smallest distro? I tried minimal ubuntu but after installing it was also about 1.5 ...
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Dwell clicking software that supports right-dragging and allows to define shortcuts for Kubuntu

Is there any dwell clicking software for Kubuntu 14.10 Plasma 4 or Kubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 that supports the following features: left and right-dragging double/triple click a shortcut can be defined ...
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How to broadcast message to all logged in users through Terminal?

Is there a way of broadcasting a message to all logged in users through Terminal so that it is printed in the Terminals and TTYs of all other logged-in users? I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with ...
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How to strip off all but audio from an mp4 file?

I have an .mp4 file with both audio and visual, however I want an .mp4 file with just audio, so how can I just strip off the rest? Is there an application which will allow me to do that? I am running ...
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Running .py files in Ubuntu

I am working with BooleanNet1.2.7 in Ubuntu and I am trying to run the file "all-initial-states.py", but I am facing problems. I have installed Python2.7 and I have installed all the other packages ...
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Single window media player with playlist

Totem used to have single window mode with playlist. This mode of operation has been removed in new versions so I'm looking for a simple media player with similar features. Are there any media ...
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How to get PamUSB working again in Ubuntu 15.10

I use pamusb to authenticate via a USB key. However pamusb seems to have been removed from Ubuntu 15.10. That's fine, but what is the replacement? How can I do USB key authentication in Ubuntu ...
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Registering with Ubuntu One [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu and trying to register for update and have 2 hours to sign to Ubuntu One. The signup page is not readable - I can't see where to register and use the email on my laptop which ...
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Video chat software between 4 stations?

Does anyone here know if it's possible to install a software for videochatting, with only 4 contacts available? I'm going to install 4 Ubuntu PC:s in different locations in a school and want the ...
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HP Deskjet 1010 Printout Size Is Too Small

Issue - When printing, the image appears to be 1/3 of it's size. File I'm tring to print - PDF File Size - A4 210x297 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit *scaling - I tried 100% to 1000% and the result is ...
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Note taking app for to use with pen tablets

I am looking for an app that with which I can draw on it to make sketches and take notes with my Wacom tablet. It should preferably support "new page" so that after my work I can save the whole ...
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Crosswords Generator application

I am looking for a crosswords generator similar to Eclipse Crossword (http://www.eclipsecrossword.com/), which can be used in Ubuntu 14.04. Can someone please refer me such an application?
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On screen keyboard for locked screen

As I am having some trouble at the moment with the locked screen and entering my password, I was wondering if there was some sort of on screen keyboard which could be displayed to me on the locked ...
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Drop down terminal in Unity

I want to implement drop down terminal feature in Ubuntu 14.04 in Unity desktop environment. Is Guake suitable for Unity desktop environment? If not please refer me an app.
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A timer that automatically locks the screen to take a break away from the computer?

I'm looking for a graphical or command line program that provides me with the following workflow: Start a 25min session After 25min screen is automatically locked for 5min (or maybe just turned ...
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OwnDrive: alternative software or synchronisation method

I am an heavy user of the ownClound client software, using it to back up most of my work to my OwnDrive account. About one week ago the ownCloud client stopped synchronising, issuing a cryptic error ...
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Is there any software that blocks porn on all browsers that I can install?

I have to find a way to block porn sites on all browsers through something system-wide like iptables (just an idea)... Is there any way that I can do that.
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Need help running GUI applications

I am building a minimal Kernel + Busybox Linux operating system using Ubuntu. I want to add a GUI to it, but I need to know the minimum set of packages/libraries to run graphical applications. I do ...
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How to convert images into other formats?

Is there an application which can do the following?: Resize one or more images Compress images Rotate and flip images Rename multiple images using a progressive number or a prefix/suffix Convert an ...
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Interactive mathematical constructions application

I'm a big fan of maths, and I was wondering if there is some sort of interactive mathematical application which would allow one to?: Construct lines and shapes with points Calculate interior and ...
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How to make your own font?

I've always wanted to make my own font, is there a font creating application which will have the following features?: Ability to draw fonts with different tools (similar collection of tools to GIMP, ...
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Change screen colour depending on time of day

I always go on my machine when it is light, lose track of time, and when I look outside again, it is dark. So I was wondering if there was some sort of app which would change the colour of your screen ...
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Find-move-replace files from /folder1 to /folder1/sub-folders

Situation: folder1 have about 2000 files, folder2 have over 300 sub-folders and each sub-folder have 500 files. What I'm asking is to move/replace files from /folder1 to /folder2/sub-folders, but only ...
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Offline English-English dictionary for Ubuntu 14.04

I use Artha offline dictionary. However its database is not regularly updated and it is difficult to add new words to its database and hence meanings of many words are not available. Can someone ...
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Multi photo slideshow software

Hey everybody I'm looking for a program on Ubuntu that can make a slideshow of photo's in a directory and is able to show multiple photos at the same time filling up the screen.
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Adding new words to Artha

I have installed the offline dictionary Artha and have the latest version. It is a good dictionary but sometimes I do not find meaning of certain words. Can new words be added to its database? If ...
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Interactive Periodic Table

I love Chemistry and the Periodic table is very useful for me, however I can't remember all of the properties of all of the elements, so I was wondering if there was some sort of Periodic table ...
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What are some popular opensource applications available for Digital Health Informatics?

Are there some application recommendations for Digital Health Informatics?I've some knowledge about OPENMRS which is widely used in the developing countries, also DHIS has some opensource ...