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My main interest is computers. I'm a Gentoo Linux user since 2004. I'm also interested in mathematics, physics and in environmental issues.


Nov
2
suggested suggested edit on Linux, disable /dev/fd0 (floppy)
Nov
1
comment Which “Processor family” to choose under “Processor type and features”?
@warl0ck: It seems to me that the phrase "Newer ones have 6 and older ones 15" refers to Xeon CPUs only. The OP has a Pentium processor instead. Since Pentium is neither Xeon nor Core 2, I think CONFIG_MCORE2 is not the correct option to enable. Unfortunately I don't know which is the correct one.
Oct
29
answered How to create strong passwords in Linux?
Oct
27
accepted Find files that were not installed by the package manager
Oct
27
answered Find files that were not installed by the package manager
Oct
26
comment Can't compile kernel in gentoo
In alternative to manually using ln, one can also use eselect with the kernel module. eselect is part of the app-admin/eselect package.
Oct
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
19
revised Why the code in a for loop is executed only in the first directory in a bash shell?
Added formatting; removed ugly abbreviation
Oct
19
suggested suggested edit on Why the code in a for loop is executed only in the first directory in a bash shell?
Oct
19
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
@m0nhawk: I see your point, but I used the "target" word as in ln(1) man page (see synopsis). The info pages is the same. For me, "target" is where you get when you try to access the symbolic link. You "start" with the symbolic link, and you "end" at the file the symbolic link points to.
Oct
19
comment Why people recommend the -j3 option for make when having a dual-core CPU?
I accepted this answer. Anyway I chose to stick with -j2 on my system. This is because I tried emerging both gcc and firefox with settings from -j1 up to -j5 (for a total of 10 emerge commands), and it seems that while -j2 is definitely faster than -j1, the other three settings are on par with -j2.
Oct
19
revised How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
Added proper formatting for directories' names
Oct
19
accepted Why people recommend the -j3 option for make when having a dual-core CPU?
Oct
19
comment How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
@bahamat: Are you sure? ln -s a b will create a symbolic link b to a, so the target (a) comes first, while the source (b) comes after. In cp a b it's exactly the opposite: a is the source, while b is the target, in this order.
Oct
19
suggested suggested edit on How to create a shortcut to a folder to Documents
Oct
17
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
15
comment Which distro to study for LPIC?
LPIC-1, for example, also require the candidate to know how to use the APT package manager, which is not used in Centos as far as I know.
Oct
15
answered Which distro to study for LPIC?
Oct
15
comment Why people recommend the -j3 option for make when having a dual-core CPU?
I didn't know that if CPU cores are hyperthreaded, then each of them counts as two. Anyway, it seems that my CPU doesn't support Hyper Threading.
Oct
14
comment Find files that were not installed by the package manager
Well, I should have said that it's also for finding files that belong to a package that has not been installed via the package manager. I needed a program but no recent ebuild was available, and I have yet to learn how to write ebuilds properly.