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Dec
25
comment Changing permissions for files in linux
chmod 777 is very high in the top-10 of worst Unix practices ever. Especially in combination with -R. Your files can loose vital properties (like s-bits) and everybody can change the files and directories. You do not want that.
Dec
25
comment ncmpcpp character problem
What does set | grep LANG say?
Dec
25
comment NFS server causes high load even when idle
What is the output for dstat -cdD sdb -ng 60 3? Wait three minutes for the command to complete.
Dec
25
comment xming debian can't open display
If you right click on PuTTY's title bar, you can view the event log. Please copy its output in your question.
Dec
25
comment Scp doesn't work in cron
What platform are you on?
Dec
25
comment Scp doesn't work in cron
Check this answer for a method how to troubleshoot a cron job: unix.stackexchange.com/a/56503/16841
Dec
23
comment Linux (3.4) SSD swap partition usage causes extreme latency - how to eliminate?
Similar hardware with similar workload will give you similar performance degration on any platform (Windows, OSX, Linux, Unix, ...). Either you are comparing two different situations or your hardware is malfunctioning.
Dec
22
comment Unclaimed device in lshw
I think PEX 8604 is just the PCIe bridge. It doesn't really do anything but taking care of interconnections. lspci -v -s 5:5 should show a lot more information.
Dec
21
comment Buildroot ignoring configuration files - building wrong kernel
What buildroot version did you install?
Dec
20
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
'sell' is a badly chosen word here, but bet you know what I mean.
Dec
20
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
Try to sell an Operating System with Enterprise qualities without closing a contract / SLA agreement to an actual enterprise. Sure you can, but a self respecting enterprise won't accept that for anything other than test/dev.
Dec
20
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
@Nils Is Debian willing to capture mutual obligations and agreements in a legally binding contract for free (as in free beer)?
Dec
19
comment Overclocking tools in Linux
prime95 => gimps @ mersenne.org
Dec
18
comment What makes a Linux Distribution “Enterprise”?
Good point, let me adjust my answer with that. Many people do not realize Fedora is just RedHat's play yard, just like OpenSuse is a play yard for Novell's SLES/SLED. Ubuntu is trying to position its LTS-releases as enterprise grade and not doing a bad job as a newcomer in this market.
Dec
18
comment Delete every users from a group
Consider updating /etc/login.defs with your preferred defaults for future new users.
Dec
18
comment Delete every users from a group
Either make sure you have the root password set, or better leave at least one user in the sudo group that can keep this privilege. Also make sure you have an extra open root shell when experimenting with this, so you can always revert your changes.
Dec
17
comment Galculator does not compile
You probably need one or more .....-dev packages, but since you didn't include much of the error messages, I cannot tell which. Just search the internet for missing funtion names and related ...-dev packages that will provide you with the related header files.
Dec
16
comment Alternative to find?
True for building own tool statement. But at least explain how your little script is supposed to work.
Dec
16
comment Detect if it's lilo boot loader or grub?
What distribution?
Dec
15
comment What are the possible ways a Debian Linux system may write data to HDD and how to avoid them?
either you mount ro or you mount rw. You might want to consider two partitions, but I think that defeats your goal all together.