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Mar
9
comment Git Server Bash and SSH
Yes... add here your solution to your question. It might help someone.
Mar
9
comment What does size of a directory mean in output of 'ls -l' command?
Sure. Let's say each filename has on average 10 characters. Then the storage for 1000 file names alone would take almost 10KB as space. However, it depends also on the file system. Some file systems have limits on the number of files in a directory.
Jan
13
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
@bahamat: Well, I believe that had been done, but the changes have not been accepted by the kernel team. Anyway, I think we are digressing here.
Jan
11
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
@bahamat. You are stating the obvious, but it is not the problem. The problem is that the swapping is done very ineffectively, and hence creates something in the direction of the philosopher's problem.
Nov
12
comment How can I tweak my Linux desktop to be more responsive?
I have 8GB of RAM and the culprits are the usual apps (webbrowsers like Firefox and Chrome, e-mail clients like thunderbird, and IRC clients.
Oct
15
comment cannot boot my ubuntu partition
How can you do this with more than one kernel? You can only ever link to one
Oct
13
comment vnc over ssh port assignment
yes. 5901 is just from the example above. the first port is the local port, the second port is the remote port btw.
Oct
12
comment How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?
@Michael Mrozek: Well... you can always also use the commandline in Ubuntu, but most users just do not want to go anywhere near it :D
Oct
12
comment How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?
Users normally use the software center or a package manager gui for installing packages
Oct
12
comment How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?
You can use the software center to install any software package
Oct
7
comment How do I route web requests into my private network depending on the domain in the url?
I have installed nginx. It was very easy to install and configure and works very good.
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
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
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
comment How does ssh -X function?
btw.. and some Linux distros this would be ssh -Y
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.