.docx/.doc to .odt File Conversion in Command Line in Linux

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Word .docx and .doc files are common for documents commonly generated by MS Word software. We would like to convert them to the more open ODF Open Document .odt files for various cases. This can be done by GUI software tools. If we have a set of many .docx/.doc files, it will be handy if
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Xen: VM failed to boot

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Question: Hello, I am using Xen on Centos 7 and it was working fine from last 3 years. After I reboot the VM I am getting below error: “dracut-initqueue[270]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout – starting timeout scripts” “[ 195.426203] dracut-initqueue[270]: Warning: Could not boot. [ 195.435712] dracut-initqueue[270]: Warning: /dev/centos_static/root does not exist [ 195.436499] dracut-initqueue[270]: Warning:
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How to synchronize Google Drive and Google Docs files in Ubuntu/Debian/Mint Linux using Insync

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Google Drive is a nice cloud storage service. It provides a suite of nice online document spreadsheet and slide editors Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides. The collaborative editing and full history tracking features of Google Docs are excellent. Google Drive gives 16GB free storage which is pretty much larger compared to other free
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Ubuntu’s GUI response is very slow

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For Dell PowerEdge T630 server, if you install latest Ubuntu desktop version (16.04) or (14.04), you will get a very slow GUI (X-window). $ inxi -G Graphics: Card: Matrox Systems G200eR2 X.org: 1.15.1 driver: vesa tty size: 205×58 Advanced Data: N/A out of X For Ubuntu 14.04.1, this problem can be solved by following steps.
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How to set up HP printer and scaner on CentOS 7?

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How to set up the driver for an HP all-in-one printer/scanner on CentOS 7 Linux? First, install these packages and it may ask you to download and install other plugins. Without these packages, my printer does work. # yum install hplip hplip-gui hpijs Second, install plugins for the HP printer. # hp-plugin Then you can
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How to make Ubuntu Linux boot to text mode?

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My Ubuntu boots to GUI mode by default. How to make Ubuntu Linux boot to text mode? If you are using Ubuntu older than 16 such as Ubuntu 14.04: Edit /etc/default/grub Change GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=… to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”text”. Backup your old grub config`$ sudo cp -n /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak-date +%s ` Update grub$ sudo update-grub If you are using
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How to convert .pptx slides to .jpg or .png images on Linux in command line?

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How to convert .pptx slides to .jpg or .png images on Linux in command line? This following method works best for me. First, convert .pptx file to .pdf using libreoffice: libreoffice –headless –convert-to pdf file.pptx –headless makes libreoffice run in batch mode and not start the GUI. The pdf file will be named file.pdf by
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How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux?

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How to find the available packages’ versions with aptitude on Linux? With aptitude, you can use this command to show the available versions of a package: aptitude versions <package name> In the console GUI, aptitude also show the versions. You may also simulate installation of a package and see which version will be installed: aptitude
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How to get the git commit tree?

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How to get a tree-like view of the git commit history? My favorite command line: git log –graph –oneline It will prints a text based graph like (with colors): * b5dc8b9 Merge branch ‘master’ of https://github.com/layerzero/libi0 | | * 7514ef1 revised the README.md a little bit | * 6692428 align size to page for both
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Where are the Linux routing table entries stored on disk?

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I know the routing tables on Linux is in memory after being set. However, where are the routing table entries stored on disk? I mean where are the routing table is persistently stored so that the routing table can be reloaded like the iptables (under /etc/sysconfig/iptables on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Linuxes). If the system uses the /etc/rc.d/init.d/network
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Where Does Evolution Save Its Data and Configuration Files on Linux?

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Evolution is a great personal information management tool that provides Email, address book and calendar tools. Evolution provides many enterprise friendly feature such as native support to Microsoft Exchange connectivity for Emails, address books and calendars. Evolution uses various ways including plain files and dconf configuration systems. This post will give an introduction to the
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Are You Wanting to Learn a Programming Language? Read Before Your Make a Choice

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Making a career choice is difficult. And, if you have decided on becoming a programmer, the difficulty is just beginning. The most important thing is to first decide the language that you want to learn and this is often the most difficult decision. The good part is that you know you need to focus on
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Changing Systemd Boot Target in Linux

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Many Linux distros, such as RHEL/CentOS 7, Fedora, Ubuntu 16, are now using systemd instead of init as the init system. It is common for Linux users to set Linux to boot to "GUI" or "Text" mode. The old way of changing ‘/etc/inittab’ for choosing Linux runlevels is not working for sytemd. This post will
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Shrinking an Ext4 File System on LVM in Linux

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In Extending a Mounted Ext4 File System on LVM in Linux, we introduced how to extend a mounted ext4 filesystem on LVM Logical volume by adding a new physical volume. It is also common to shrink an ext4 file system as to spare some disk space. In this post, I will discuss how to shrink
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How to Turn GNOME terminal to a Pop-up Terminal

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A pop-up terminal is great and handy on Linux and similar OS. On KDE, Yakuake is great. On Gnome or GTK, I ever tried Guake. It is quite good. However, it has not been as mature, stable and figure-rich as gnome-terminal. One day, I got this idea: why not using a script/program to manage the
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