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revised is there a way to keep a session alive even when logging out?
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comment Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?
Does just running those lines from your root shell work? Maybe it somehow broke that GPIO in general on your box... Could also try rmmod and modprobe the module(s) involved and see if it works after that (which would indicate systemd somehow loaded them in a way they didn't expect).
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comment Installing openSUSE 12.1 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD
The question came up in the review queue, it appears I edited it to pull the rug out from under your answer. Sorry about that :-( Or maybe not, if doing the updates fixed the other problem. I guess OP is happy.
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reviewed Close What is an integer between the square brackets after the command name in ps output?
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reviewed Edit Installing openSUSE 12.1 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD
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revised Installing openSUSE 12.1 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD
highlight the actual question
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comment Extract download progress from curl output
@terdon FYI, accepted a suggestion from an anonymous edit. Sounds sane... you might want to confirm and integrate it better if it works.
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comment Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?
Your service file is going to execute really early, since it doesn't have any After= ... It may just be coming up too early (e.g., before the GPIO driver is loaded, or somesuch). Not sure how that interacts with Type=idle personally. If you restart your service (after boot), does it work?
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Extract download progress from curl output
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revised Extract download progress from curl output
remark concerning the problem with buffering
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comment Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?
Does systemctl status your-service-name.service give anything useful?
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answered Network statistics on linux
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comment Can't access GPIOs when switching to systemd, but why?
Do you get an error message? Is this script being run as a systemd service?
Aug
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comment ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting
@rainereality yep, sounds likely. I suggest checking SMART status and consider replacing the disk. BTW, if you mirror your disk, you'll be protected from bad sectors.
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comment How to customize Bash command completion?
@jw013 Yeah, I looked for a while and couldn't find anything either. I'm half expecting someone to suggest switching to zsh, too. At least if zsh does it, I can rest comfortably knowing the next version of bash will as well. 😀
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comment ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting
@rainereality oh, that error is really clear: your disk has bad blocks. That's a hardware problem.
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comment ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting
Unless you've specifically disabled the write cache (e.g., with hdparm -W/sdparm --clear=WCE/etc... often every boot) then the write cache is probably on (it defaults to on). And you can always use cheap, small UPSes in your lab environment.
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comment ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting
Presuming we don't already have it, may I suggest asking a question about how to add fsck, etc. to the initramfs?
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answered ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting
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comment How to install/make the kernel section 9 manpages which document its functions and data structures?
Yeah, it recommends dblatex which (as the name suggests) needs a LaTeX and thus TeX install. TeXLive is big; sorry. You could try not installing the recommended dblatex package; not sure if its needed for the kernel scripts.