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Dec
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revised a good way to “backup” systemd settings?
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Dec
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answered How to log Internet connection drops
Dec
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comment DNS temporarily fails with VPN addresses
The instructions for stopping dnsmasq above worked on an out-of-the-iso Lubuntu 15.10 (64bit) installation. The interesting question then becomes, is dnsmasq active? Check /etc/resolv.conf, nameserver should not be localhost.
Dec
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comment DNS temporarily fails with VPN addresses
That's odd. Prior to the kill, I did ps -C dnsmsq to get the PID and strace -p PID to demonstrate to myself that it was doing nothing (and it wasn't). Could you do the same? I'll fire up a Lubuntu 15.10 and see if I can confirm.
Dec
26
comment Got a brand new laptop with hardware still unsupported. Should I wait or return it?
I've never heard such compatibility issues with a new box; it does look like a highly Windows specific build. Do you want to get stuff done or have a pretty box (for some definition of pretty)?. You can do far better, hit the same price/performance and skip the compatibility problems. I know what I'd do.
Dec
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answered DNS temporarily fails with VPN addresses
Dec
22
comment Does POSIX sh allow empty compound-list in first condition and empty condition in case conditional construct?
When a standard is at variance with every implementation you can think of, it is the specification that is wrong (it happens) or you've misinterpreted it. Sure, that's a semantic argument of "wrong", but practically, adhering to the spec just won't work.
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Dec
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reviewed Reject Why is it rm -rf and not rmdir -rf
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Dec
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comment Alsa not detecting the good sound card
It is possible that the on-board sound chip has broken; I've seen this happen. In the unhappiest version, it only breaks part of the way, so it is discoverable and yet doesn't work. About the best you can do in software is tell the kernel that the HDMI chip is in unaddressable memory with unreachable ports. If you are very lucky, you can find a physical jumper on the motherboard that disables the sound-chip. A more extreme way of saying the same thing is that your motherboard has partially failed and this can often lead to more severe failures.
Dec
13
comment How to declare some aliases dynamically in zsh?
I think the problem may be that variables set or exported in a script cannot alter the calling (parent) environment. See stackoverflow.com/questions/8604462/… for example.
Dec
13
revised Why is it rm -rf and not rmdir -rf
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Dec
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answered Why is it rm -rf and not rmdir -rf
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comment Continuum Anaconda Fedora 22 path
Why are you running as root for development use? That's usually a Bad Idea on a Linux system. Since you are running as root, I assume you installed Anaconda as root, which for most installers would make the installer use someplace global like /usr/local/anaconda/bin for installation. Can you confirm that there really is a /root/anaconda/bin/ipython file at all?
Mar
28
comment Copy files from find command
So you want to cp /location/Xfile.log /location/Xfile.log where X is any arbitrary name or path? That doesn't make much sense, nor does it work: cp: ‘tmp/000file.log’ and ‘tmp/000file.log’ are the same file. Does your question really show what you are trying to run?
Mar
25
comment Bourne shell: ignoring certain kinds of stdin
Shell case patterns are not regular expressions; they are more like shell globs. The pattern *[.]* means anything or nothing followed by a single character followed by anything or nothing. I'm pretty sure that' not what you intended.