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Oct
31
comment What is the most compatible Linux distribution for MacBook Pro?
Arch Linux on my MacBook Pro 11,5 has been a pain.
Oct
31
comment What is the most compatible Linux distribution for MacBook Pro?
Wifi only works with the broadcom-wl driver, which periodically needs to be re-installed after updates to the kernel which leaves you without WiFi and only ethernet to fix it. I used to love Arch Linux on my older laptop and desktop, which had older hardware that was widely supported in the Linux world, but now, everything is a pain on this Macbook. I felt bad ass making it dual boot with OS X, but it's taking time away from developing my personal projects. I wonder how Ubuntu or Fedora fare...
Oct
31
comment What is the most compatible Linux distribution for MacBook Pro?
I have Arch Linux on MacBook Pro 11,5, and everything doesn't work perfectly. It's gotten quite annoying. Gnome Desktop doesn't work with the nvidia drivers unless you do a hack where you start cinnamon, then gnome-shell --replace. Bluetooth devices don't show up in gnome-bluetooth settings. Suspend only works the first time, after that it always wakes up right after suspending, and the screen stays on when the lid is closed. Backlight on the screen is not adjustable, and the keybord backlight doesn't turn on at all.
Aug
14
comment Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell
I'd like to do this too.
Mar
31
comment How can I monitor all outgoing requests/connections from my machine?
Nice, I like this answer. I'll try it out when I get back to improving security on my server. :D
Jul
17
comment Terminal 256 colors don't work through Tmux
This doesn't work for me. Neither does using xterm instead of screen work.
Jun
25
comment What's the easiest way to resize an ext4 partition from the command line?
I haven't seen that specific one, but the gist of it is that you delete the partition then make a new one of the size you want. But what I'm inherently doing is not "deleting" anything, just resizing. The best answer to this question would likely be a way to "resize" a partition, not delete one and create a new one, and the resize2fs steps would be entirely unnecessary and happen in the background (because naturally and obviously the user also wants to use all the space in the partition so it shouldn't be an extra step).
May
16
comment How is a message queue implemented in the Linux kernel?
So does the message (type and text) get cloned/copied and then that copy gets put into the system's message queue?
Feb
12
comment How do I send HTML email using linux 'mail' command?
@user16144 No, but it's a nice alternative that the OP might like to consider.
Feb
12
comment How do I send HTML email using linux 'mail' command?
I have the mail command in Arch Linux provided by the s-nail package, and the -a option is entirely different.
Feb
9
comment Is there a way to turn on the function key indicator based on capslock status on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga?
@slm That'd be awesome if I could do that. I probably won't do it until sometime after I'm graduate after this semester, in May.
Feb
1
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Aaah, sweet! That makes sense, and it works here in Git-Bash for Windows (I feared scp might no be available, but it is). Based on your answer, I've also come up with an ssh-only version: cat ~/Desktop/blah.png | ssh trusktr@50.116.4.56 "cat > ~/blah"; ssh trusktr@50.116.4.56 "sudo mv ~/blah.png /path/to/blah.png".
Jan
30
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Oh, yeah, a one liner is what I meant. Could you give more details on how I'd change my command?
Jan
30
comment Multi-function CapsLock without X
Hey, look at this. Not the solution, but would help in understanding how it might be done: danielmiessler.com/blog/…
Jan
29
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Thanks for the input. I'm not entirely convinced there isn't a way to do it though.
Jan
29
comment Multi-function CapsLock without X
Perhaps @LeoNerd knows the answer to your question (stackoverflow.com/users/1069726/leonerd). If X can do it, then there must be a way to do it without modifying kernel code. You might also like to take a look at kmscon, a new terminal to replace the old default linux terminal. It is much nicer and supports nice things like 24-bit colors. Who knows, maybe it has a way to map keys? wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KMSCON
Jan
28
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Does it "press enter" when a new line character is catted? How might I achieve what I'm trying to do in a single command?
Jan
26
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Depends on the use case. I'm the only user, so it's more secure this way because an adversary now has to guess two passwords instead of just one.
Jan
25
comment Why does this ssh command not work? (cat ./file | ssh <user@host> “cat | sudo -t -t 'cat > /root/location/file'”)
Thanks. Yeah, I ended up doing the first option. My setup only caches during the session, so logging out destroys it. sudo can be configured to use the root password instead of the user's password by putting Defaults rootpw in /etc/sudoers.
Jan
19
comment How do you make a star symbol with the compose key in Linux?
Sweet. No Linux at the moment, so I'll try when I get a chance. Thanks!