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I am a former postdoctoral research mathematician, and now a C++ software developer on Linux and Windows.


Oct
24
revised What could cause a run time remounting of my /var partition to be read only?
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Oct
24
comment What could cause a run time remounting of my /var partition to be read only?
@Alex Thanks for this suggestion - this gives me a place to start
Oct
24
comment What could cause a run time remounting of my /var partition to be read only?
@JiriXichtkniha And who would have thought that a site such as this was the place to ask for advice and help when people who use linux have problems. Not you clearly.
Oct
24
asked What could cause a run time remounting of my /var partition to be read only?
Sep
25
accepted Unable to use busybox implementation of hwclock
Sep
25
comment Unable to use busybox implementation of hwclock
Thanks for this. The problem was the device major minor numbers in the buildroot provided /dev/rtc file are not correct. I created a new device /dev/rtc0 as part of my initramfs with 254,0 and now it all works as I would expect.
Sep
24
revised Unable to use busybox implementation of hwclock
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Sep
24
asked Unable to use busybox implementation of hwclock
Aug
2
accepted Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script
Aug
2
comment Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script
Thanks what works nicely
Jul
31
comment Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script
OK thanks for this. I was thinking about implementing a separate application for the GUI and using IPC as you suggest but that involves a large amount of work. If all else fails I will try that
Jul
31
comment Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script
@goldilocks It is a busybox init system. Unfortunately there is no rc.local file. I do not need it to be portable at all. I will try the autologin approach for the time being and pray that a nicer solution is possible
Jul
31
accepted What is the meaning of the errors from my cpio command?
Jul
31
comment What is the meaning of the errors from my cpio command?
@msw OK duly noted
Jul
31
asked Using ncurses for basic GUI on a process started inside an init script
Jul
31
comment What is the meaning of the errors from my cpio command?
thanks very much indeed for that comment - sudo id is root. If I call sudo find . | sudo cpio ... and omit the -c option then it works without any error. I never realised that I had to call sudo on both commands. I am still mystified why it worked without complaint in the past but I guess that is life. Thanks again for your help
Jul
31
comment What is the meaning of the errors from my cpio command?
Thanks for your answer. The second part I would agree with but I am calling this with sudo. And for the first part, why is it only starting to display these errors when it has been working without them in the past?
Jul
31
asked What is the meaning of the errors from my cpio command?
Jul
10
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
comment My process was killed but I cannot understand the kernel notice
On a run of strace I see no ioctl() calls inbetween my calls of open and ioctl using TIOCGSERIAL . It really does appear that either the open call is setting the SAK, or that the busybox implementation of setserial does not work properly. When I open /dev/ttyS0 the ASYNC_SAK bit is certainly set.