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Jun
30
answered How do I set the PATH or other environment variables so that X apps can access it?
Jun
25
comment Is the Unix Power Tools book still relevant today?
All the concepts and especially the POSIX stuff is still there. I suppose a Unix book that outdates as much that you wouldn't want to read/have anymore wasn't even worth buying when its brand new.
Jun
25
comment GNU screen startup is really slow
@slm: then you should chmod 777 /var/run/screen. After all, it's no big deal to change permissions to something else than the rpm provides. :-) (with which I agree, by the way)
Jun
23
comment Why using more threads makes it slower than using less threads
Great example, +1. Bakuriu, its an example that illustrates the problem of a limited shared resource. It's explaining the problem, not how to find the optimal number of threads.
Jun
22
comment How to deal with a package “not upgraded” using aptitude?
Use apt-get dist-upgrade is an immediate, yet radical solution to your problem. I actually post to quote: "In case of doubt, please use the apt-get and apt-cache commands over the aptitude command." [debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/…
Jun
18
comment Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
exrc works perfectly. I will check out localrc for more refined use cases.
Jun
18
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Jun
18
accepted Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
Jun
18
asked Customised vimrc for subfolders and projects
Jun
11
comment How to force the fan to always spin?
Have done your configuration correctly? Hve you run sensors-detect yet?
Jun
6
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May
30
answered Moving /etc to separate partition
May
30
comment Moving /etc to separate partition
+1 for the initrd as correct answer
May
30
comment Moving /etc to separate partition
*nix aren't there to give free reign to stupidity
May
30
revised Is xinitrc executed when logging in?
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May
29
answered Is xinitrc executed when logging in?
May
19
comment Converting *.ram to *.avi
While ffmpeg is great for encoding, I'd prefer mplayer for a file in wtf-format.
May
18
comment Any other way to define an environment variable?
yes, as debian user you have a hard time reading man pages with an invariant section. use google for man bash. you will find your answers there
May
17
comment How to stop users from Switching to Root user
If my anser works for you, you may want to mark it as correct.
May
14
comment Routing 4 Networks
even with the /24 ?