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location Waterloo, Canada
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Systems Administrator, Consultant, Programmer, Linux geek, Computer geek, Networking geek.

I work for Net Direct, Canada's leading Linux solutions provider and largest Canadian IBM System x VAR.

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Sep
12
answered kernel panic Hardware Error - what hardware is responsible?
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
29
revised Problem in splitting a string using awk or cut command
added 190 characters in body
Jul
29
comment Problem in splitting a string using awk or cut command
… which is handled by the final example.
Jul
29
answered Problem in splitting a string using awk or cut command
Mar
27
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
comment This file must be edited with the 'visudo' command.?
The commands vipw and vigr also exist for the same reason.
Feb
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
15
comment Peculiar lack of RHEL 5.8 service management documentation
If I want to go to the "RHEL Documentation", I'm going to go to the "RHEL Documentation". OK, I lie, I'll Google it. HOLY SHIT FIRST HIT IS access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs. Oh look! There's ALL THE RedHat DOCUMENTATION.
Oct
19
comment log into ec2 using SSH but sudo prompts for password
Presumably you're using an AMI provided by Amazon? It should have a default password for that user.
Oct
19
answered log into ec2 using SSH but sudo prompts for password
Oct
4
accepted Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
Aug
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment SSH session pauses mid datastream; resumes with a keypress
Sleep status just means there's nothing to run, not that it's Stopped. It may be interesting to attach to the process with strace when that happens and observe where it's sleeping and what happens when you press a key.
Jun
24
awarded  Critic
Jun
24
comment How to kill a process with a single command?
Suggesting killall is VERY BAD ADVICE. It does very different things depending on which Unix/Linux you're on.
May
11
comment Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?
Virtual machines on modern systems is not emulation. If anything the IO is emulated, but usually the drivers themselves are aware they are in a VM and there is little overhead.
Mar
23
revised Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
added 49 characters in body
Mar
23
revised Adding files to initrd makes linux not be able to read it
update with actual solution