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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.


Jan
27
comment How to correctly set up the right GRUB 2 default menu entry?
I don't have that option in my /etc/default/grub file.
Jan
27
comment How to correctly set up the right GRUB 2 default menu entry?
I don't know why, but it seems it doesn't work. I set GRUB_DEFAULT=3 as you said, then re-run grub2-mkconfig. But at boot time the default entry is still vmlinuz-3.7.4-gentoo-third.
Nov
2
comment How do I know if dd is still working?
This might be helpful for the next time, but it won't help the OP to understand if the current command is frozen or not.
Nov
2
comment Can't delete symbolic links, permission denied
It's better not to parse ls: Greg's wiki.
Nov
2
comment What is the Linux equivalent to C:\Program Files?
This is does not respond to what the OP has asked.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Oct
14
comment Why did using xargs fail in this case?
It is recommended not to parse ls output.
Oct
14
comment How do I create a structured list of all the files and directories under a particular directory (recursively)?
It's better not to parse ls output: link.
Oct
12
comment How to combine 2 -name conditions in find?
You're right. Added some explanations.
Oct
12
comment How to combine 2 -name conditions in find?
I don't think this works.
Oct
10
comment show the year while listing files in the current directory
@bob: I think you should improve your accept rate. For example you can accept this answer since it seems that it's want you want. Anyway I'm not trying to force you, it's just a suggestion.
Oct
9
comment How do I know which kernel version will have a bug fix I need?
@terdon. Nothing wrong with your explanation, but the link to IIABDFI is terrible :). It took me time to find the relevant text inside all those ads
Oct
2
comment Interactively deleting files from a list
So if I had in the list a file named y, the previous file would have been deleted?