User-space is defined as the runtime environment of normal, non-kernel processes; these processes are not always started by the user as many user-space processes such as daemons run before the user logs on.

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Notifi-OSD how can I modify the notifications at the user-select screen?

When I start up the computer it automatically connects to the wifi so it displays a notification at the "user-select-screen" (does it have a name?). It's displayed in the default style of notify-osd ...
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Lost HDD space at home

I have total 365 GB at /home : And 146 Gb is used: So free space must be: 365 - 146 = 219 Gb But it is 17.2 Gb! (See screen2 - it is nautilus directory properties with sudo) 201.8 Gb is ...
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No space on device

Today I tried to move a huge directory to a common directory for 2 users. I first tried to change the permissions of my home directory. So something happened with my ~/.private directory and the disk ...
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How can I free space on a Ubuntu Usb drive?

I'm very new in the Ubuntu family (I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , just 2 days ago, I must learn Linux for college). Second of all, English is not my native language, but I'll try to be as clear as ...
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Unknown user 119 when I type ps

when I typed ps -aux i recived (...) root 2158 0.3 0.1 43860 6028 ? Sl Jan18 0:36 Passenger spawn server 119 2037 0.0 0.6 59152 26208 ? ...
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How to understand the flow of USB detection?

I would like to understand the flow of the USB events form the Kernel space to the User space (just out of my curiosity, in knowing how things are implemented). To be more clear, I would like to ...
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Auto starting a program before any other program and preventing it to run the other programs until a directory is mounted

Well the title says it all, how can I auto-start a program before anything else and prevent any other program from running until a certain directory is mounted? I am building a front-end program for ...
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Using Quota for disk limits

I installed quota using apt-get and followed some of the tutorials online. I ran sudo edquota username which opened nano and gave a chart for me to edit. How what does the chart mean when it says ...
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How safe are my files in /home?

This is a community wiki. I would really like other folk's thoughts on this. I do not want to discuss the ethics of storing plain text passwords either. For those unfamiliar, libpurple is the library ...
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How do we use mounted DVDs with multiple accounts without ejecting the disk?

I'm sharing my PC with my wife and my sister on regular basis. There are several issues when we switch from one user to another, such as the NetworkManager icon being present only on the first account ...
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How can I install a package without root access?

I have no root access on this machine. I would like to know if there is a way I can download Ubuntu packages and install them as non-root? Probably in my ~/bin or ~/usr/share or something like that? ...