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Jan
30
comment Install wicd on Slackware 14.1
You do realize that Slackware has NetworkManager installed by default? Properly configured it should do most, if not all of what you need.
Jan
22
comment Text only mode in Linux (No Gnome, KDE, Unity) to prolong battery life
As noted above Debian does not use Upstart but still uses Sys V init. There is currently a raging debate whether to adopt Systemd or Upstart (or other init systems) for future releases.
Jan
8
comment Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming
I totally agree. There are very few available resources regarding this topic, which is a good reason why I think this question and the answers should remain open. Unfortunately I am personally pursuing this as an amateur (I am a masochist I guess) and can't spare 4 years for it. I did in fact take the Harvard/Molay course in 2012 and have the McCusick DVDs (unfortunately I watched only the first).
Jan
8
comment Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming
@terdon I actually disagree. The lack of substantial online (or for that matter classroom) material is in fact a real tangible problem and IS definitely worth a question. I have in fact taken Prof Molay's course and have the McCusick videos (but have watched only the first video); and am still looking for more resources. This is a VERY relevant question for me, not just the OP.
Jan
8
comment Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming
I am not trying to be argumentative but the OP was quite explicit in asking about Unix and Linux Systems Programming and used Stevens, which is considered the "bible" regarding this topic. This is a fairly well defined topic. The OP also commented above that he did not find these links useful.
Jan
8
comment Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming
@slm That course has run every year in spring since the early 1990s. It was previously called CSCI E-215.
Jan
8
comment Online course that covers Unix/Linux Systems programming
Most, if not all, of these have absolutely nothing to do with Unix or Linux systems programming.
Jan
2
comment How Do You Pass VGA/VESA Modes with GRUB2?
@slm I tried earlier, before posting my question, to add a vga=ask entry to the command line of the grub.conf file for Slackware with and without doing an update-grub2, still it did not work. I also lost my entry for arch with the update-grub2 but fortunately I got my entry for arch back since I had backed up my unmodified grub.conf file.
Dec
30
comment How to edit/delete a .dot_file on mac without using Terminal
@strugee Thanks for the tip!
Feb
13
comment How do you boot Puppy Linux Slacko into the command line?
The two systems I am comfortable with inittab (in Slackware and Redhat Enterprise Linux) and Ubuntu (?upstart) are definitely NOT similar.
Jan
26
comment Emacs on OpenBSD for DEC VAX?
@Shadur His answer was helpful. I just confirmed that I do have mg installed already on the VAX install of OpenBSD. I was aware of and have used Zile in the past but was not aware of mg. I can now continue to avoid using vi! I will continue to try to install Emacs but now have an Emacs like editor at my disposal until I succeed.
Jan
17
comment Faster graphics in KVM guest
Run your games and videos in the Debian host.
Dec
31
comment Does each user get his/her own tty(s)?
@Gilles It's Bash for both users. System is a Centos 6.3 installation.
Dec
10
comment Config File Sequence for ZSH?
It is also a prime example of man pages at their most cryptic. Not even referring to actual files but to environmental variable values. I can print out the env variable values but was hoping for practical experience with what people do.
Dec
3
comment How can I resize my root partition in Debian?
From what I can see from your fdisk -l output I suspect sdb1 is your root partition already. Can you printout the contents of your /etc/fstab file?
Dec
3
comment How can I resize my root partition in Debian?
Also for safety, what is currently on sdb1?
Dec
3
comment Reset partitions numbers
Looks like you already reinstalled, but why do you care how the partitions are labelled?
Apr
24
comment Understanding Linux executable formats and software distribution packages
You may want to edit your answer to make what you are trying to say, more clear, and to correct a couple of typos/grammar mistakes.
Mar
22
comment What is the best book to learn Linux system programming?
Excellent book, highly recommended.
Mar
19
comment Shell Prompt Customization?
Not really in the prompt but I do want color output from ls. I guess it is not so much a prompt issue but I know it does involve some shell scripting.