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My first computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer 3 - 6809-based, running OS-9 Level II. It could run 32 processes at once, due to bank-switching a whole 1 Meg of memory.

After that, I got an AT&T 3b2, also known as a Convergent Safari. This was a Motorola 68010-based desktop.

Then, I graduated to a NeXT black&white "slab". I bought a used SPARCStation IPC in 1995, and put NetBSD 0.9 on it. I ran NetBSD on the IPC and a SPARCStation 10 until 2002.

I've been using Linux since 1997, starting with a DEC Alpha-based UDB, and downgrading to a x86 PC in 2002.

I run Arch linux, on my server and my laptop.


Feb
27
answered Newly installed arch linux problems
Feb
27
revised Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there
Add comment about possible hosed ld.so name.
Feb
27
answered Getting 'no such file or directory' even though the file is clearly there
Feb
27
comment Why does SLES 11 corrupts given characters?
@evachristine - that's my guess, due to the way that UTF-8 works, and the situation you describe as troublesome.
Feb
26
answered Why does SLES 11 corrupts given characters?
Feb
26
answered procmail recipe with a regex doesn't work
Feb
23
comment How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?
When you type xterm in the shell on the RHEL server, a program (maybe /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm) runs on RHEL server. Via the magic of the DISPLAY environment variable, all X11 messages go back to the X11 server on your PC. I'm not sure how fonts play into this, whether the X11 server on your PC uses/needs them, or the xterm client on RHEL uses or needs them.
Feb
22
comment Regex for all 10 letter words, with unique letters
I don't believe you can do this with a computer-science style regular expression: what you want requires "memory" of what the preceding matched characters are, and regular expressions just don't have that. That said, you might be able to do it with back references and the non-regular-expression things that PCRE-style matching can do.
Feb
22
comment How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?
If you can run xterm from the shell that runs inside the X-Win32 xterm, aren't you actually runnning an xterm process on the RHEL server, and displaying it on your laptop or desktop? That would be a totally different xterm executable, running on a different machine.
Feb
22
answered journalctl process groups
Feb
22
answered How to make the login shell xterm use utf-8?
Feb
13
comment Postfix, SMTP Server, PHPMailer
I have to strongly disagree. If the people in unix.stackexchange.com shouldn't configure an SMTP server on their own, who should? Licensed and Accredited SMTP Engineers? I say go for it: there's ample docs floating around, configure it yourself and apologize to anyone who complains.
Feb
11
revised /proc/self/maps - 3rd mapped piece of file?
Add note about strace not showing a mmap() of /usr/bin/cat anywhere.
Feb
11
comment /proc/self/maps - 3rd mapped piece of file?
@Gilles - if you do readelf -h /usr/bin/cat, you can see that the .text and .rodata sections end up in the first LOAD segment. .data and .bss sections end up in the second LOAD segment. This 3rd mapped segment is something else.
Feb
11
asked /proc/self/maps - 3rd mapped piece of file?
Feb
10
answered how to run perl cgi script on apache
Feb
6
comment How do I avoid echoing password (two simultaneous prompts)?
@x-yuri - how about now?
Feb
6
revised How do I avoid echoing password (two simultaneous prompts)?
Add something about .my.cnf as specified by the question asker.
Feb
6
comment Arch ntpd/ntpdate not synchronizng clock
This looks a little bit like a DNS problem, perhaps slow response, specifically the "Host name not found" lines. I just stopped and restarted ntpd on my arch linux server, and I didn't see those lines. What's available on raspi to debug DNS problems? Also, it probably doesn't matter, but why the "iburst" option? Seems a little weird to do that without a specific reason.
Feb
6
answered How do I avoid echoing password (two simultaneous prompts)?