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Mar
17
comment Quick boot for desktop Linux?
I have no experience with Linux Mint, but the start-stuff-at-boot system makes a difference. I went from Slackware 12 to Arch linux (pre-systemd), and saw a huge speedup in boot on my laptop. Slackware uses an old school BSD scripted startup, don't remember what Arch used to use. When Arch moved to systemd, my laptop got another speedup in boot time. So: check to see what Linux Mint uses to start things up at boot time. It can make a difference.
Mar
17
answered Possible to reserve a network interface for exclusive use?
Mar
16
comment Do I have a dead NIC?
@unkle_junky - I'd say you might have a dead NIC. If it's a PCI or PCIe card, re-seat it after cleaning contacts. Try a different cable - they go bad randomly. Try a different port on the router. If all that fails, you've got a dead NIC.
Mar
15
comment Do I have a dead NIC?
Consider running mii-tool and ethtool on the interfaces to see what they say. Don't ignore anything that they say that doesn't make sense: see if you can reconcile the apparent nonsense with reality.
Mar
15
answered Reading the contents of an ELF file (programmatically)
Mar
14
comment What is an inode?
@DBS - interesting thought, dragging Russel's Paradox into Unix filesystems. Alas, "everything is a file" only went so far, rather like sets in NBG set theory giving way to classes at some point, and then, only in user land. In the kernel, not everything is a file.
Mar
13
comment What is an inode?
@DBS - If you're clever and careful, you could probably open the "raw device", /dev/sda1 or whatever, find the on-disk data, and modify it without touching the file's actual data. Other than that, the chmod command changes inode without accessing file data.
Mar
12
answered file creation and acces monitoring app
Mar
11
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Mar
11
revised Script to determine if files are Images
Add link to 'strings' ELF parsing CVE, and a paper about LFI.
Mar
10
answered Showing all pages at once with man command
Mar
10
answered Script to determine if files are Images
Mar
10
answered remote shell - are there any non-ssh based alternatives?
Mar
10
answered Get Any Interface's Router Address
Mar
8
answered Where does 'last' store user hostnames?
Mar
5
answered Can setting random date cause problems under a UNIX desktop?
Mar
4
comment Why did “argument can be squisehd against option” prevail over “argument is always separate”?
Argument squishing was prevalent before POSIX. In fact, AT&T's Unix Labs had proposed a flag and option syntax that getopt() had pretty faithfully implemented by 1988. I can't really cite any docs, but that's when I got my first real Unix(tm) machine, and there was a manual section on the subject.
Feb
28
answered dnsmasq causes inability to resolve DNS queries made by host
Feb
27
comment Terminal with image support
You can see a windowing system with in-band signalling in the "MGR" windowing system: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManaGeR . This worked as late as 1994 on a Sun SPARCStation-10 As far as a terminal running programs, that what the basis of Sun Micrososystem's NeWS system: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeWS As many have noted, everything has been thought of once, the problem is to think of it again.
Feb
27
answered Terminal with image support