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In a script, you can make a process run the background using: COMMAND & or COMMAND & disown this also works well if you want to run something from terminal and then close the terminal leaving the process running. If you wish uou should also be able to hide the commands output (so it doesn't show in the background of a script) by using: ...
You can use a shell alias alias exit='clear; sleep 2; exit' To make it permanent, add the alias to the bottom of the ~/.bashrc file. see this thread for help
Directory /opt is optional. It is not being used for anything in the standard Ubuntu distro so somebody decided not to create one. Not a big deal. Just create it with sudo mkdir /opt
You do not install core Ubuntu+1 software in a current release. For something like VLC you could install from source or a 3rd party bleeding edge PPA but if you want to test something as Unity 7.3 you need to install vivid in virtual box or vmware. Installing Unity 7.3 into a current release will pull in every bit of software that is Vivid. Effectively ...
Google-chrome is famous for its problems with .desktop files and their icons, especially if you had an other version installed before. Since you installed it from a .deb file, an icon must be installed. Most certainly, there must be an old, outdated or incorrect .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications causing the "disconnection". Local .desktop files ...
Setting an alias is essentially a user shortcut and does not affect your environment outside of your terminal(see description of 'alias' here). Your question doesn't explain what the 'end goal' is, so I'll answer the two I can think of. If you only interested in a shortcut:Don't do it! Just use 'python3.4' - it's 3 more keystrokes... If you want to use ...
I've found the same issue on a fresh install of 14.04 without MySQL on Hyper V (Win8). As with 12.04, switching to static memory fixed the problem.
You can adjust your brightness using the following command: echo 7 | sudo tee /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness The maximum value is available with: $ cat /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/max_brightness 15 You may have to find the right device (here mine was acpi_video0 but you can also have intel_backlight).
I suggest mkdir --mode=755 /opt. Read/Write/Search for Owner (root:root), Read/Search for Group and Other. Allows root to create files/directories, allows anybody else to search and descend the directory tree under /opt (depending on lower nodes permissions)
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