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Apr
15
comment How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem
@val0x00ff Also possibly useful to know is the fact that all three of the init systems you know can and will honor standard LSB init.d scripts if they're found...
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?
@JdeBP I'd equate them to, say, the sendmail command at this point -- Like with MTAs, it doesn't actually matter what init system you use because all of them will recognize both shutdown and halt as such.
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between Halt and Shutdown commands?
@JdeBP Back when I wrote this systemd was out for less than a year and I'd never even heard of it, mind. :)
Apr
4
revised How do you prevent a DHCP release during shutdown?
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Mar
31
comment Is my webcam driver being used to hack my computer?
At a guess, the "keys" it found are whatever control buttons that particular brand of webcam comes with, so Xorg registers them as a keyboard-type interface so it'll know how to handle the buttonpress events.
Mar
26
answered Impossible to browse web after configuring iptables
Mar
26
comment Impossible to browse web after configuring iptables
You allow traffic to a http/https port, but not the return traffic.
Mar
21
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Mar
2
comment Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion
Try the amd64 version instead, it should work.
Feb
21
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Feb
6
comment adding programs to path
Sorry, $PATH isn't recursive -- and IMO, shouldn't be, so you may be out of luck. Best advice I can add would be to write a tool that keeps your symlinks in order.
Feb
6
comment What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux?
... Sorry, your 'clarification' still really doesn't clarify anything. Again, where did you first hear this term?
Feb
6
comment What is a Binaries-based installation on Linux?
I agree with @Celada -- without more context as to where you heard the term it's impossible to give a meaningful answer.
Jan
31
comment How to install php5-auth-pam on newer versions of Ubuntu?
apt-get -uf install php5-auth-pam didn't work?
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
No, this applies to regular files as well. If it's marked executable for anyone, it'll be executable for root.
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
And it's technically not so much "You don't have permission to execute this file" as it's "as far as I know this isn't an executable file" but the filesystem didn't see a point in adding the distinction.
Jan
30
comment What are the root permissions for a file?
Note: The execution bit is checked for existence, not whether it's applicable to root - create a directory as your own user and chmod it to 700 - root will walk right in.
Jan
20
comment How to remove junk characters from the file generated by script command in linux
dos2unix will just clear out the ^Ms, it won't help with the ansi coding that got recorded.
Jan
15
comment System sends alert when root-login fails three times
Most likely the PAM subsystem, but impossible to answer conclusively without more information about your system than you've included in your question.
Jan
15
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