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Biologist by training, working in evolutionary computational biology. Mostly genomics and proteomics.

Linux administration. Python programmer. Web developer, Django, JQuery, MySQL and (slowly) PostgreSQL (use and administration).

Linux + vim = comfy workspace.


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comment How to create a screen lock timer for Awesome WM?
Are you sure mplayer works nicely? I'm currently using mplayer-1.1(svn) and xautolock still triggers the locker while playing a video.
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comment Cannot access a website from Firefox
What are the DNS settings on your router?
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answered Mount NTFS image file created using partimage
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comment Cannot access a website from Firefox
Just out of curiosity, that address wouldn't happen to be the place where you work? I'm wondering if you have something on your /etc/hosts file or in the network that makes the address resolve locally instead of via the external address...
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answered I changed my hostname, rebooted and lost internet connection
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answered Cannot access a website from Firefox
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comment Displaying stdout of a background process in specific location of the terminal
Can I upvote again? :) It's perfect now! Thanks a bunch.
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comment Displaying stdout of a background process in specific location of the terminal
Zsh-4.3.10 , after disabling pretty much every customization, I now no longer get the prompt (i.e. it's properly removed) but I still get the PIDs of the processes in background, like [1] 27911 27912 in a single line and as the first line on the terminal.
Feb
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comment Displaying stdout of a background process in specific location of the terminal
I'm using xterm and I have the VCS module enabled and some other customizations to the prompt. I haven't tried but I'm quite sure it's related with that. Some time ago I tried using the vi mode notifier similar to this one (stackoverflow.com/a/3791786/125801) and when active I lost some of my custom prompt behavior. It's not a big deal, at the moment I'm happy with the solution. I'll try to cleanup my prompt one of these days and check if the PIDs still show up.
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comment Prevent a USB external hard drive from sleeping
Not letting the drive spin down can reduce its lifetime. I would consider addressing the timeout issue instead. I had a similar problem before with a backup NAS and using an automounter (such as autofs) ensured that the system would not timeout and only spin up the disks if the mountpoint is accessed (and auto-mounted).
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accepted Displaying stdout of a background process in specific location of the terminal
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comment Displaying stdout of a background process in specific location of the terminal
I think I might have some other prompt rewrite config that is colliding with the deletion of the initial prompt. Mine doesn't go away once the command finishes. I also still get the PIDs of the processes when sent to background but the "done" line is gone. In any case I'm accepting your answer as it's pretty close to what I had in mind. Thanks.