As mentioned previously in “Bad things that OSX is doing”, I had purchased a laptop a few months ago, with the intention of setting up Linux and harden it for my personal use.
#sudo fdisk /dev/sda to get size dd if=/dev/sda | pv -s SIZE | gzip --fast > output.
The default RPM packaged version of ‘Ant’ that comes with Fedora/JPackage doesn’t doesn’t respect the $ANT_HOME environment variable the same way as if you have downloaded and installed it directly from Apache itself.
I don’t think I have mentioned that I moved from Ubuntu to Fedora.
I’ve resisted titling this post as ‘building an Ubuntu package’ even though I’m building it for Ubuntu - technically it’s more proper to call it a Debian package given its lineage.
When I first started out using Linux, I was quite daunted by ‘iptables’, the built-in firewall that is bundled with the Linux kernel.
Here are some commands that I commonly use to find information about my system.
People must think I am going gaga; I have installed Ubuntu on every different CPU architecture I have laid my hands on, and now on my Macbook G4!
It’s amazing to see how big botnets can grow up till these days, and they really have plenty of computing power to spare.
A few different tips assembled together for one to find out information about an executable binary in Linux.
I never had to deal with the problem of handling foreign currency symbols, given that the countries I’ve lived in the past use the same terminology, where the only difference is the prefixing of their respective country name to the word ‘dollar’.
Unfortunately for mobile broadband Internet connections, network setups are usually difficult and inconsistent experiences between the different network providers.
Growing up in a world where MS-DOS was the first operating system I’ve ever used certainly leaves me rather brain-damaged when it comes to the 3-finger salute of 'Ctrl-Alt-Del'.
(Updated:To solve your problem, upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10. The newer kernel does not suffer from the problem mentioned below)
In the deep, dark dungeons where a lone man is working in near darkness, only to be briefly illuminated by random arcs of lightning bolts and the cackle of electricity zipping through the air.
Sometimes, reading code from paper can be easier than reading it from the screen.
I am really impressed with OpenGrok, a web-based source code search engine that I’ve found while I was trying to look up OpenJDK’s source code.
My laptop used to hang intermittently during shutdown when using Ubuntu Linux 7.
If you’ve ever encountered the situation where you’ve accidentally typed the <ctrl-s> keystroke and your terminal seems to ‘hang’, that’s because you’ve typed the ‘XOFF’ special character which tells the terminal not to accept any more key inputs.
If you’re hosting on a web server that requires Apache to be the front-end, like using it as a virtual domain host for multiple domains, chances are it’ll be difficult for you to swap Apache with any other web server, especially if the other domains are happily hosted without a problem.
Compiling media players from source are perhaps the most problematic and most confusing among most linux packages, given the vast number of dependencies required, and the different choices of codecs to choose from, with some of them just competing sounds and video libraries that provides similar features, adding to the confusion, making it an exercise not for the faint of heart.
I was curious why I couldn’t fetch my mail to my laptop from Google’s gmail service, when it has been promptly dropping my mail onto my Blackberry.
There are some of the trivial bag of tricks that I don’t normally take notice, which does often comes back to bother me.
I am quite pleased that the gentoo-sources for the Linux kernel has been upgraded to use version 1.
It is just one of those things about Gentoo that I never could remember.
The instructions for installing flash on Opera seems to be a little bit lacking, given that the flash installer script seems to think that Firefox is the only browser that I have and refuses to offer me an alternative installation path.
I have just downloaded Opera 9.50 for a test run, because Opera 9.
You’ve heard me right. I’m talking about installing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer on Linux.
I’ve got a new digital camera! Well kind of, the camera being my Razr phone that I had with me for almost a year now.
Normally I’ve only used the 'netstat' command to find out what are the sockets opened in the operating system by using '-a' flag, but the new thing I’ve discovered recently is that netstat even allows me to track the processes that are opening them, via the '-p' flag.