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comment Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware
OK, good to know. As long as I could at least boot to a shell, I'd be fine installing other drivers by hand.
Dec
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comment Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware
The graphics card was something I was worried about. The broken laptop is a fancy Alienware laptop with an NVIDIA card. But it's an older one (bought around 2008) so the card is probably more widely supported now ... Anyways, thanks for explaining. Maybe I'll just try installing regularly then, and see if it works.
Dec
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comment Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware
Yes, assuming the BIOS on the broken laptop is already set to automatically switch displays, I might be able to do that if I had an HDMI to SVGA converter. I just decided to pull out the disk so I didn't have to buy anything new. Ultimately, if installing on the hard drive and using SSH won't work for some reason, then maybe I'll break down and buy the cables.
Dec
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asked Installing Linux on hard disk that will be used by another computer with different hardware
Dec
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revised How to run shell script in crontab?
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revised Logging to web service
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comment Logging to web service
I will say, though, that writing your own could make sense if it's only one or two log files you need to monitor AND you're fairly comfortable with some kind of scripting language (which is probably the case since you're writing web apps). There are plenty of examples of scripts online if you search for "FAVORITE_LANGUAGE log monitor". For example, with Python: code.activestate.com/recipes/577968-log-watcher-tail-f-log ... if you wanted to use curl as you said, then in the linked example, you would just make the function callback make a curl request posting the new log data.
Dec
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revised Logging to web service
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answered Logging to web service
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revised message at shutdown: watchdog did not stop!
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answered message at shutdown: watchdog did not stop!
Dec
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answered Tool to trace library calls in Linux/ARM
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comment How can I tell if a directory is mounted with noatime or nodirtime?
Dan - You should just be able to do mount by itself, and look at the part of the output I mentioned above. The -l flag just tells it to include labels, but isn't actually necessary for what you want to do.
Dec
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answered Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors
Dec
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revised Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors
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Dec
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revised Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors
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asked Debian 8 install in QEMU/KVM guest failing due to ext4-fs / “read only filesystem” errors