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Raspberry Pi Log - OpenELEC - XBMC - Raspbmc

Posted 06-13-2012 at 01:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:33 AM by markyd

10th October 2012
Has it been that long since my last entry? Crikey! Have been busy, just lazy on the blog sorry .. after the earlier failure of OpenELEC or it being too hard for my pea brain .. I concentrated on other issues. Then I discovered the Raspbmc project ... yes another XBMC affair but ...

OMG what a polished and professional distro, working media centre in no time with Android remote, Android media streaming (OK it does iPhones...
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Time to boycott Newegg

Posted 06-12-2012 at 12:57 PM by Skaperen

No computer that was returned from ANY customer should EVER be resold (or the hard drive thereof) with whatever data that customer left on it. There could be many bad things on there, including viruses, trojans, kiddie porn, and communication gateways for terrorists (yeah, gotta toss in the T-word somewhere).

This means wipe the disk completely and re-image the original OEM operating system in its initial state (ready to ask for your name and such).

Newegg appears...
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Bash logging patches

Posted 06-12-2012 at 12:25 PM by unSpawn

Over the years we've seen quite a few "I want to log everything" questions asked for which I listed some pointers a while ago in several posts. To complement a recent "I want to capture all the operations performed in the terminal" question (thread: How to Capture a Unix Terminal Session?) I looked for Bash patches. Long story short: Bash 4 can be compiled with syslog support but still that shell will run as the user who logs in AFAIK. (So depending on your requirements for coverage...
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Proper method to update a Slackware Release to Current.

Posted 06-10-2012 at 10:41 PM by ReaperX7
Updated 07-31-2012 at 10:35 PM by ReaperX7

There are a lot of old issues about performing an upgrade from a release version of Slackware to a current one, but the process is very easy, but you need to do some preparations beforehand.

The first tool you should use is simply a web browser. Navigate to the slackware website at:

Check first in the /Slackware(64)/A and check both the latest release and current to see if these three releases have been upgraded:

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undeleting files that are still open

Posted 06-10-2012 at 09:28 PM by neonsignal

Normally it is tricky to recover a file that has just been deleted, but if the file is open by an application, its node still exists on the filesystem.

First find out the process id of the application:
ps -e | grep application-name
Then list all the files that the application has open:
ls -l /proc/process-id/fd/
The ones that are to be recovered can be copied:
cp /proc/process-id/fd/file-number
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