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Dec
4
comment JVM memory limit on Linux (Debian)
Check this answer on StackOverflow. Also instead of increasing memory you might want to check why your application uses so much (unless it is supposed to be memory heavy because of the used algorithm).
Nov
28
comment How to run a command in the background with a delay?
I think it should read doWhateverWithDelay 3 & in your second example.
Nov
28
comment How can I allow a user to prioritize a process to negative niceness?
Setting only the hard limit for nice doesn't seem to do it, I had to set both, using -.
Jan
19
comment tmpfs performance
What is your actual question or problem?
Feb
29
comment Why can't I boot off my Debian update CD?
have you checked your BIOS or UEFI for the boot order?
Feb
28
comment Why can't I boot off my Debian update CD?
"it won't boot" is not very informative. does the screen stay black from the start, does POST show, is the bootmanager loading, are there any errors?
Feb
12
comment Unable to boot the operating system
@xralf: as pointed out in post #4 of the ubuntu forums this is a bug of the mini cd, have you tried editing your config according to that posting?
Feb
11
comment Unable to boot the operating system
Can you explain what problem you are talking about? Aligning partitions to cylinders is not reccommended, not only parted will hate you for doing so.
Feb
10
comment Unable to boot the operating system
no need to post fstab, it is loaded after the kernel and thus after the bootmanager is loaded, which in this case is not loaded. question is if there were any erros while installing grub @xralf?
Feb
4
comment Fast distro which only allows a USB boot?
It should be possible to chainload from one Grub the other Grub on the USB. But I have no experience with that.
Feb
4
comment pendrive distro
@oneat substitute everything with the pendrives device path (or even better UUID). I am booting my server from a pendrive, would be no problem to put the rest of the system on it too. I would reccomend using genkernel if you want to switch your host-PC though.
Feb
4
comment pendrive distro
+1 for gentoo. I don't know of any premade USB-distro that is made to run on a stick. But you should be able to install every distro onto a USB-Stick. And gentoo is extremely lightweight if you use the "minimal" USE-flag for some packages. An alternative might be Archlinux if you don't want to dive too deep into your system.
Feb
4
comment What's a good example of piping commands together?
@FakeRainBrigand: Haha, good to know! But I got an alternative that should not be built in: youtube-dl $1 -q -o - | mplayer - directly plays the video inside mplayer. I use that command from my laptop to tell my server (which is connected to the TV) to play videos. I have to append -display :0.0 -geometry 400x300+1200+200 to let the mplayer window appear on the correct screen.
Feb
1
comment Grub2 RAID /boot
if it were this easy Gilles and me would have done it, I tried it again with a completely other computer and still didn't got it working. and btw is this answer using grub legacy not 2
Jan
15
comment How to check why sound over HDMI doesn't work
Yes, but they are only "bool" so no more options than on/off. I think the problem is somewhere else. I will try to get my hands on a headset tomorrow.
Jan
15
comment How to check why sound over HDMI doesn't work
well playing around does not seem to change anything but all S/PDIF channels are set to off. But activating them did not help.
Jan
15
comment What video cards for a Desktop computer compatible with Linux can support Dual Monitors?
possible according to nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix (at least thats what i read from the table)
Jan
10
comment What is the most high-performance Linux filesystem for storing a lot of small files (HDD, not SSD)?
Did not know that before, just checked wikipedia on him.
Jan
8
comment How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?
VBoxManage controlvm savestate is another possibilty (at least google tells me), it saves the machines status and shuts it down cleanly, but still no way to force the host to wait.
Jan
3
comment How to get someone interested in using Linux
most people dont care what is underlying their webwindow, they'd be best of with chrome-OS, internetexplorer-OS or firefox-OS. they would hate linux for the error-messages they dont understand as they now hate windows for them. i have given up the hope to convince normal people.