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Completed 2 years at LQ! A note of thanks.

Posted 12-22-2005 at 08:06 PM by vharishankar

I just noticed that I had completed two years at LQ recently (2 years 5 days as of today).

It's been a long journey since I first installed a magazine distro based on RedHat 6.1 to now when I multi-boot 4 distros on my machine (Debian, Gentoo, Arch and Suse) and I have a laptop with Suse as well. Linux has become second nature now. I hardly ever use Windows at all.

I've also made a lot of friends on this forums, had a few flame wars here and there, picked up a few fights...
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Newbie cannot even open the system! HELP!

Posted 12-22-2005 at 02:39 PM by Nelda Nolen

Hello, I am of course a newbie in the dark!
I purchased a nice computer at an auction, and have NO idea how to "get in to the OS, and it is password protected. I just want to get in and set up a new OS or at least learn how to use this new system! I am currently attending a vo-tech for computer repair and troubleshooting, but there is so little information about Linux...
I know how to set jumpers to reset bios in other OS's, but don't know if that will work in Linux...........sheesh,...
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Debian Gateway/Firewall

Posted 12-22-2005 at 08:20 AM by MbowerARA

I am looking to build my own gateway/firewall using somthing like ClarkConnect or Smoothwall. I am a fan of Debian based distros and was wondering if there is one simular to those two that are Debian based. My other option is to build it from Debian, but I don't have any idea where to start (as far as what packages I need...other than DHCP). It will have to be able to be remotly managed as well (using ssh or some web based GUI). Any ideas?
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Some interesting 'powercommands' in linux (i didnt know any of them)

Posted 12-22-2005 at 05:35 AM by carl0ski

I felt the need to read through a big book about Bash commands so far here are some of my favourites

Alias command : allows assigning a long line of commands to a short phrase (alias shortcut='lengthycommand')

bittorrent-curses --maxport 6666 --minport 7777 --maxuploadrate 10 (a pain in the but to type)
but 'bit' isnt

#alias bit='bittorrent-curses --maxport 6666 --minport 7777 --maxuploadrate 10'
#bit suse.torrent
is now the same...
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Is it posible to have 2.4 & 2.6 in a single machine?

Posted 12-22-2005 at 12:58 AM by smsundar

I am Trying to install a 2.4 kernel in my 2.6 kernel machine.
I have down loaded kernel-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i686.rpm.
when i give my command rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i686.rpm
it says
warning: kernel-2.4.22-1.2199.nptl.i686.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
error: Failed dependencies:
kernel < 0:2.6 conflicts with udev-039-8.FC3.i386

What is the prob and how to solve?
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