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Gardener, programmer, forest critter


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Mar
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Feb
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answered Kernel Modules: .o vs .ko
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Apr
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comment Information about a laptop fan
I wasn't saying that this script will solve your problem. I was pointing to this script because it demonstrates how to fiddle with your fans settings. That is, you can learn the commands that you can use to alter various fan settings by reading through the script, and seeing how they did it.
Apr
15
answered Information about a laptop fan
Mar
24
comment Resources for portable shell programming
I'm sure you both could find it easily, but for the benefit of other people who are following this thread, here's a link to a relevant page from the autoconf manual: gnu.org/software/hello/manual/autoconf/Portable-Shell.html
Mar
24
comment Which cell phones run Linux?
Android phones run a modified Linux kernel, but they are not real GNU/Linux systems. Their software is mostly buggy corporate crapware, and you have to download buggy software from dubious forums to root (and often wreck) your phone to be able to do anything interesting. It's just unethical marketing that has people talking about Android being a "linux phone". I know that Linux means the kernel, technically, but closed corporate apps are not what people are thinking of when they say "Linux"...
Mar
24
comment Safe to delete System.map-* files in /boot?
Why do you want to delete it?
Mar
21
answered Setting a Multi-Terminal Linux Server
Mar
21
comment How to find out what color I gave to xsetroot?
I asked the gimp developers why the Color Picker tool (i.e. the one in the Toolbox, rather than the picker in the color selection dialog) isn't able to grab off screen, and they explained that it's because you'd have to globally grab the mouse until the user selected a color, which is different from how all of the other tools act (i.e. none of the other tools can grab the mouse): bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=645282
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Negatives/downsides of Ubuntu's no-root sudo setup
I understand that sudo is not a new invention, but the way that Ubuntu uses it (i.e. to remove the root account altogether) is certainly unusual, when compared to other distros.
Mar
20
comment Negatives/downsides of Ubuntu's no-root sudo setup
Yes -- this is what I used to do when I was running Gentoo. But if the best way to give regular users full access to root is to place them in wheel + sudoers, then I don't understand why they wouldn't just want to set up sudo-root by default, and then let them create a root account manually if they actually need a root login.
Mar
20
comment Negatives/downsides of Ubuntu's no-root sudo setup
No I hadn't seen that. Thanks for pointing it out. It pretty much answers most of my questions about the pros/cons of using sudo ... although I'd still be interested in understanding the motives of other distros for not doing things the Ubuntu way.
Mar
20
comment Negatives/downsides of Ubuntu's no-root sudo setup
(I say "for the most part", because I'm still interested in understanding why other distros don't choose to switch to using sudo)
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20
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