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Software developer, professional since the early 90s, amateur back to the mid 80s.

First touched a Unix box in 1989 or 1990. First got paid to do so in 1993.

Pixel pusher for fun, mostly photography, but some 3D (my avatar is one of my pieces) and 2D art.


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reviewed Leave Closed Why does music still loop, when my PC freezes?
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reviewed Leave Open Help me understand this command
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reviewed Close the difference in used hard drive space as shown by df and du is HUGE!
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reviewed Close How mail works? What are the files it refers to send a mail from a mail client to get acknowledgement from mail server?
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reviewed Leave Open How to insert the entry into the newline?
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comment KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin
That's why I posted that as a comment, not an answer: It is just a fact. I had no reason to believe it would solve your specific problem, today, just a lot of history to show that it causes problems. Whether your invasive antimalware package solves more problems for you than it causes is up to you.
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revised KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin
grammar changes; removed "official" and "Red Hat" qualifiers from Cygwin, since we can assume that you're not installing a non-official Cygwin, and "Red Hat" doesn't own Cygwin, it just employs one of its core developers; shortened title
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comment KDE-Openbox closes immediately after it opens on Cygwin
How are you starting X? Did you really install everything? Norton is BLODA 100% of the time, not just during installation of Cygwin.
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comment How do I check the progress of Badblocks if it's running in the background?
Regarding SIGHUP, you can avoid that problem with disown, a Bash builtin. (This being Linux, the chances of the OP running Bash are high.)
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comment How do I check the progress of Badblocks if it's running in the background?
Ctrl-Z doesn't background a process. It stops it, and returns you to the shell. You then have to say bg to background it. Until then, it's paused.
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comment How do I check the progress of Badblocks if it's running in the background?
If you used screen, wouldn't you see a pty here? (Just asking; haven't tried it here.)
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comment Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04
@user3766585: This is not the appropriate forum to find someone to teach you how to rework Ubuntu's boot and security systems to meet your needs. Honestly, the best way to learn how to do that is to build what you need up from scratch on something like Arch. Then you will have the grounding you need to go and tear Ubuntu apart, and rebuild it.
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comment Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04
@user3766585: Of course you can do that. If, that is, you're willing to rip out a bunch of the things that make Ubuntu the way it is, and replace them with custom mechanisms. That is why I suggested Arch: it is designed for this sort of highly-customized setup.
Oct
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comment Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04
@user3766585: Yes, splitting the app into two parts — a root daemon and a non-privileged GUI part — is one solution to the problem. Ubuntu purposely does not enable the root account for interactive logins, again for security reasons. While you could "fix" this, you may be better off choosing a different Linux distro to base your app on. If this app needs to start up and completely take over the entire system, that's more of a kiosk type application, which means you probably need to customize the whole OS startup, which is more of an Arch type application than an Ubuntu one.
Oct
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answered Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04
Oct
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comment Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04
You need to provide more details. We can't help you with both an anonymous "program" and no source code at the same time. We need to know one or the other at least. We don't need all of the code, just the code around where the error occurs, which appears to be a socket() call. It may be enough to provide the tail end of the results of strace -e socket ./program, again assuming that the error occurs on a socket() call, and not something else.
Oct
21
revised What is /usr/local/bin? Came across it in an script installation for Applescript but would like to know more
added footnotes; updated /usr vs / distinction discussion to cover the blurring/erasing of the dividing line
Oct
20
comment What does “if !” mean?
@Patrick: Added a paragraph warning about this.
Oct
20
revised What does “if !” mean?
noted that a comment (only) in the 'if' clause isn't legal