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  • Maybe gTile extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/2­8/gtile/

    Only skimmed the readme, but it looks like you can specify grid size (e.g. 3x1) and then move windows accordingly.

  • This one does exactly what I need - Tiling Assistant

    Thank you for pointing me in the extensions direction - I would not have thought of that otherwise.

    I'll try ^ that one too.

  • Maybe gTile extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/2­8/gtile/

    This one.

    This one is very good.

    Thank you.

    My desktop is a zen garden of order and calm.

  • Basic question but how does it work when you ssh into your computer, run a command that takes ages (e.g. copying loads of shit) and then close the computer that you used to remote in from? I've always assumed that the command completes but I've never really checked.

  • i used to use nohup in these situations. as with everything linux there is probably a different/better/alternate way.

  • It depends on what command you're running, I'd have thought.

    Safest to send it to the background (with nohup, and redirect the output somewhere), so it doesn't matter what your client does.

  • Or just <Ctrl+z> it.

  • Or do it in a tmux/screen session

  • Basic question but how does it work when you ssh into your computer, run a command that takes ages (e.g. copying loads of shit) and then close the computer that you used to remote in from? I've always assumed that the command completes but I've never really checked.

    Depends on the command you run.

    I tend to use screen for anything that isn't going to be synchronous, i.e. that is potentially long-running.

    screen starts a new session within the current console, then you run your command, then CTRL+A CTRL+D will detach it and return to your original session... now drop the SSH connection.

    Later... SSH in and screen -r and you can see the output of what you did.

  • Also screen -S to name the screen and screen -ls to list active screens.

    Sometimes it's useful to attach to a non-detached screen with screen -rx - e.g. if you want to demonstrate things you're doing in the console.

  • Cheers. More things to google and test. The nohup one seemed to work when I tried it.

  • Everyone should upgrade from screen to tmux

    (Just remember to rebind ctrl-B to ctrl-A)

  • I'm attempting to get WSL up and running on a new windows machine. I've set it up but it can't connect to the internet.

    Seems that this was a common bug (although lots of sites say it's been fixed). The solutions I'm finding have you changing things using the ifconfig command. However, I don't have that installed and can't install it as I can't connect to the internet.

    Any bright ideas on how to sort it? Cheers

  • Depending on your Linux distro you might be able to use ip instead of ifconfig

  • ipconfig is the natural translation of ifconfig I think.

    ipconfig /all => linux ifconfig -a

  • I have a couple of VMs being run by vagrant, serving various IOT things

    Can I create systemctl services to keep these running?

  • Yes have a look for creating a daemon in systemd

  • Ta.

    I'm stuck in VM inception hell at the moment, with a docker container inside a Vbox VM (using vagrant) on a remote VPS.

  • Finally got Mrs sacred a new laptop

    I'm interested in installing Linux on it from day one for privacy/ security.

    Is Linux Ubuntu something a non tech savvy person can get there head around fairly easily?

    I'm aware that I can trial it before I install fully but intersted in people's opinions

    She only browses, word and Excel so Linux should cover that as far as I understand.

  • I am far from tech-savy, but have been happily using various different distros since Windows 7 or 8 pissed me off enough to make the move.

    No more difference between versions of Windows than there is between Linux and Windows for your average point & click user.

  • Thanks that's good to know.

  • Word and Excel will be your main stumbling blocks, unless she is happy with LibreOffice or similar?

  • Check for compatibility first though - some mobile graphics cards and other components may not have Linux drivers.

  • Happy to be advised but I thought those programs will do word and Excel stuff?

  • Good about thanks

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