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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 Edit suggested edit on Error 404 Munin page not Found
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revised Error 404 Munin page not Found
improved formatting and grammar
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revised Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image
changed -comment example to -IPTC:caption; added OS X and Windows options; other minor tweaks
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comment FATAL: Module hello.ko not found
The first link above explains this.
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comment FATAL: Module hello.ko not found
@SGG: Who is "they," and what RPM files are they giving you? And, what does it matter what someone else gives you? Set up a VM, build the *.ko file on that, and send the other person the module file you built. Or, send them the kernel module source and have them build it on their machine.
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comment FATAL: Module hello.ko not found
@SGG: No, you don't have to build the entire kernel. There is a development RPM (kernel-headers? linux-devel? Something like that) which you can build against. You will need to have a CentOS 6 machine to build on, since you won't be able to install that RPM on a different type of Linux. If you only have one physical machine, set up a CentOS VM for this cross-compilation task. Bottom line, UVV is right: you can't build on one system and distribute that *.ko file to other Linuxes. You have to build on a system that is at least close to the one you want to install on.
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revised Adding badblocks on mounted partition
Reorganized and rewrote material to separate the smartmontools stuff from the badblocks stuff; merged in comment on warranty repair; assorted clarifications and expansions
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comment Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image
Both cpan and cpanm also require Perl. See edited answer above for more on the many ways to get exiftool. It really is not that hard.
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revised Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image
explained more about all the ways to get this tool
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revised Adding badblocks on mounted partition
added smartctl and smartd stuff, "reallocated block count" stuff, and made some minor clarifications
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revised tcpdump command works only on local ip
added network tap option
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comment Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image
@BowPark: It does require Perl. What system are you using that doesn't have Perl available?
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answered Imagemagick: set IPTC parameters in jpeg image
Apr
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comment What precautions should I take running Windows 7 on a VM on Linux?
@JoeZ. If only there was a place you could ask questions like this...
Apr
19
comment What precautions should I take running Windows 7 on a VM on Linux?
Ah, I see. When you say "worried," you're not worried in a security sense; you are motivated to avoid HDD partitions for organizational reasons. However, realize that some VM systems will let you assign a physical hard disk partition to a particular VM. (Not VirtualBox, apparently.) The only reason I can think of to do that is to remove any risk of double fragmentation. As long as you store the VDI file on a modern filesystem that inherently avoids fragmentation, even that reason goes away.
Apr
19
comment Path syntax rules
Better, though I wouldn't say this has anything to do with URLs. UNC goes back to the late 1980s, while URLs didn't appear until years later.
Apr
19
comment How do I force booting in text mode?
This is an alternative to the OP's "don't install X" solution, but it does not help with the text console video mode change, which is his real problem.
Apr
19
revised Path syntax rules
Made question title a bit more specific; broke a paragraph with two topics into two paras; added filesystems tag
Apr
19
comment Path syntax rules
As Stephane says, you cannot blindly collapse all repeated forward slashes. Multiple forward slashes at the start of the path have to be treated carefully.
Apr
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comment Path syntax rules
An example of //foo handling is in Cygwin, where it's used for UNC paths. That is, //server/share/dir/file.txt is a legal path that points off-system by default. Cygwin does fall back to looking at the local system if it cannot find server.