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Aug
22
comment What are the pros and cons of Vim and Emacs?
"I don't think there's anything Vim can do significantly more efficiently than Emacs, whereas the converse is true." What would that be? If I have use for it I will give emacs a try!
Aug
20
comment Is there an easy way to programmatically extract IP address?
It does depend on system configuration, but on most of my machines hostname -i works quite well.
Aug
20
answered Create user who can only access one directory
Aug
20
answered IP packets have wrong source address
Aug
19
comment How do I tell what program is asking for a password?
Wild guess: Do you have any permanent connection to a google or social media account?
Aug
18
reviewed No Action Needed Git completions for aliases only available after running `git reflog`
Aug
17
comment Creating formatted partition from nothing
Please clarify what you mean by setting up a loop device and post your entire mkfs call. I had to read your post 3 times to understand your problem. While I can't help you, I'm interessted in why you create an image file(!) but still want to leave the first n "sectors" unused.
Aug
16
comment Booting into shell instead of graphical interface
While Wheezy currently leaves the choice of init to the user, the proposed solution with /etc/X11/default-display-manager works with Debian and all its derivates.
Aug
16
comment Does a fault in a kernel module necessarily result in a system crash?
I did some googling. I was wrong, while you can create threads in your module, you neither have to nor is one created implicitly. Be it as it may, the Linux kernel doesn't seem single threaded, so it just depends what you mess up to tell wether the kernel goes down with your fault or not.
Aug
16
comment Does a fault in a kernel module necessarily result in a system crash?
Can't tell you, but I think it still depends where the endless loop occurs. Modules are scheduled threads, afaik. So it probably wouldn't kill your system entirely. However, I have no clue how tolerant the kernel is.
Aug
16
comment Does a fault in a kernel module necessarily result in a system crash?
I suppose it depends where in the module the fault occurs. If it happens during registering/unregistering with the kernel or another subsystem. I may take the entire system with it. If it's just the module suddently stopping, I think the kernel should be able to recover.
Aug
16
revised Does a fault in a kernel module necessarily result in a system crash?
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Aug
16
comment Log in as one user but authenticate as another
After your edit I see where you were going with your answer.
Aug
16
comment Log in as one user but authenticate as another
Disclaimer: While I have been bashing against sudo lately, this is not meant offensive at all. Actual comment: How does this solve the issue at hand? It would seem this rather leeds to an increased use of sudo, yet the OP is already at a point where (s)he states 'I prefer to be root so that I don't have to sudo everything'.
Aug
16
answered Log in as one user but authenticate as another
Aug
16
comment Will purging GNOME remove gedit?
If you want to clarify your problem, please edit your post instead of adding a comment. Michael did a lot of editing to your post. Does it describe your problem now and does it include the question you wanted to ask?
Aug
16
comment Will purging GNOME remove gedit?
1. You need to ask a question, if you expect answers. 2. Just try it out, apt-get tells you which packages would be removed and asks for confirmation before uninstalling anything. 3. What packages get removed depends on how they were installed, i.e. pulled in as dependency, recommendation or explicitly. Hence you cannot tell for all Debian installations what would happen if you purged Gnome
Aug
14
reviewed No Action Needed How does Linux, the kernel, mount filesystems? What actually does this?
Aug
14
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Aug
14
revised Avoid asking password if `su -m user command` is used under `user`?
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