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comment Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed?
@Isaac: Yes, we still have to reboot to make the kernel to re-read the partition table. However, a quick reboot in many scenarios is a much smaller problem than booting from an external medium (think of remote machines, headless machines, VPSes etc.)
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revised In GIMP, how do I make part of image transparent manually?
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comment A browser as GUI on a headless server
Your question doesn't make much sense as it stands - you seem to be asking how to use a browser as a replacement for your desktop/window manager/XWindow ("to show only a fullscreen window,the max size of a sceen", "Needing only the browser dependencies"), which sort-of implies the browser running on the machine, but at the same time you mention a "headless server" and "i control everything over http", which I think means you want to run an HTTP server on your machine and be able to access it via a browser running elsewhere. In other words, "GUI" and "headless" contradict each other :)
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answered Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?
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comment Increase partition size on which Ubuntu is installed?
@ByteCommander: No, it would only work in one very specific case when the filesystem is enlarged (not shrunk) and when the free space is at the end of the filesystem. For all other scenarios you need to take the partition offline. The easiest would be to use GParted in this case, but in theory you can do everything using command-line tools if you want.
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comment Have installed adobe digital editions but cannot run it under wine
Also, trying to start the application from the command line may be helpful - most likely it crashes with an error message which you'll be able to see printed on the console. Just do something like cd ~/.wine/where/the/program/is; wine the_program.exe
Feb
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revised Which files contain information about the physical partition?
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Feb
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comment Any good information on HOW ENVIRONMENTS work in / on Ubuntu?
I think the OP is talking about desktop environments, such as KDE and XFCE, not about shell environment variables.
Feb
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answered Which files contain information about the physical partition?
Feb
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comment Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
also, the mount point (/var on the root filesystem) must exist for the mount to work, so I'm not sure how deleting the mountpoint fixed things. Can you show the contents of your /etc/fstab?
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comment Collision hazard? /var/log populated by repair tool, but actual /var located on separate partition
@syntaxerror: It's not a matter of opinion :) I suggest you to read man mount, which describes the behaviour I'm talking about in the second paragraph from the top: "The previous contents (if any) and owner and mode of dir become invisible, and as long as this filesystem remains mounted, the pathname dir refers to the root of the filesystem on device. "