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Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
26
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
After further tests, I recommend not to use either swapiness 100 nor 0. Both have created situations in which the desktop got into a swapping craze which even had the panel clock stop for more than 20 mins.
Aug
22
comment How to interpret traceroute information?
Each router has a list of neighbors from which a routing algorithm will decide which is the "lowest cost" path if multiple paths are available.
Aug
22
revised What encoding does my Konsole support?
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Aug
20
comment Why put things other than /home to a separate partition?
Well. you can make a different partition for this as well, or create a link such that /opt is actually located in the /usr partition. The principle is still the same.
Aug
19
answered How to make a folder private?
Aug
18
answered Why put things other than /home to a separate partition?
Aug
18
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
Well.. I meant desktop in order to distinguish from servers, where I believe the swapping works reasonably well. :)
Aug
17
revised Can I connect to or view abandoned ssh sessions?
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Aug
17
answered Can I connect to or view abandoned ssh sessions?
Aug
17
awarded  Beta
Aug
17
revised Write a remote managing script
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Aug
17
answered Write a remote managing script
Aug
17
comment How does ssh -X function?
btw.. and some Linux distros this would be ssh -Y
Aug
17
answered How does ssh -X function?
Aug
17
awarded  Self-Learner
Aug
16
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
I have extensively tried out different settings for swappiness with no success. I have also noticed, that the opinions about the value of swappiness are not unified at all. For desktops some recommend 10, others 100, meaning they suggest they suggest the total opposite effect.
Aug
16
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
Linux is software that runs on hardware. Hardware is not included inside Linux :p
Aug
16
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
A lot of usages for desktop don't give this option since they are lapbooks, or netbooks which do not allow a second drive.
Aug
16
comment Which Linux distributions have highest install-base as of mid-2010?
Since it is impossible to track the number of installations, there can only be speculation on this issue.