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Apr
9
answered wireless interface stops working, netcfg reports no network found
Apr
9
comment wireless interface stops working, netcfg reports no network found
Give us a little more info. Give us the lspci output for the wireless interface itself. lspci says this about my arch wireless interface: "05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5212/AR5213 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)"
Apr
8
answered how to uniformly execute benchmarks on linux
Apr
5
comment sigaction(7): semantics of siginfo_t's si_code member
What exactly does "A segmentation violation that occurs as a result of trying to access kernel memory" mean? I just get regular address not mapped to object SIGSEGV if I try to dereference 0xfffffc0000004000, for example.
Apr
4
asked sigaction(7): semantics of siginfo_t's si_code member
Apr
2
answered can't connect to dnsmasq on local machine, port is open but connection refused
Apr
2
revised What has happened to the file when I entered “mv file.txt ../”?
Grammar fixup.
Apr
2
answered What has happened to the file when I entered “mv file.txt ../”?
Mar
31
comment Prevent clashing of development version with system packages
You can start to figure this out with "./configure --help" A lot of times, that will give you the flags you can use to build the executables against non-standard libraries. Put the "./configure --with-whatever" command in a small shell script: you will be re-running it several times. Don't hesitate to delete the source (except for your small shell script) and start o ver from scratch.
Mar
20
revised How to know if you're in a typescript?
Incorporate "ppid=" suggestion.
Mar
20
revised How to know if you're in a typescript?
Add an exit command, after it finds out it's in the script Matrix.
Mar
20
answered Find directories that do not contain subdirectories
Mar
20
answered How to know if you're in a typescript?
Mar
20
comment tr command not working with octal sequences
I should have written a clearer question: "Why does anyone do any other encoding of Unicode other than UTF-8?" Living as I do in the middle of North America, I write personal use programs for ASCII only, so I understand the history and "other uses" aspects.
Mar
19
comment tr command not working with octal sequences
Good point about UTF-8. Which raises the question, "Why does anyone do anything other than UTF-8?"
Mar
18
answered Best way to remove lines from a file where matching text (not whole line) exists in another file
Mar
12
answered kernel module function call
Mar
4
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Mar
4
comment Which applications use /usr/share/dict/words
For Arch linux, no packages seem to depend on /usr/share/dict/words, which constitutes its own package, "community/words". pacman -Q -i words seems to indicate that GNU aspell uses it, but there's no package dependency.
Mar
3
comment How does systemd survive a kill -9?
Thanks for noting that. Is this Linux specific? I seem to remember crashing a SunOS workstation back in the early 90s by killing init by mistake. Or not. I was a lot more reckless in my youth.