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a test only

Posted 03-07-2012 at 06:57 AM by AmiNimA (Linux and me)

this is only a test. I want to start my blog here...
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My first experience with Linux

Posted 03-06-2012 at 04:40 PM by crowlpa

My interest in Linux started with using Red Hat Enterprise Linux at work. I followed instructions to install the package onto the target machine, create an image, and finally restore the image onto blank disks. That was when I learned about the MBR, extended partition tables, partitions, and linux commands to capture such data onto removable disk. I looked for ways to use this knowledge at home with my Windows Vista machine. I am worried that one day, Windows will stop working on my machine, and...
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whos responsible?

Posted 03-06-2012 at 04:02 PM by hplc

Much of the different souces for help regarding BSD and GNU/Linux is about forums and irc channels, people in need of help quickly jumps in and in a stressed out sentence close to "demanding" an answer, and fast shouts out for help.

These people (unless the problem is truely complicated and sounds decent enough) gets shunned off. I myself is no exception, theres still situations when one could use a fast solution, but unable/unwilling to pay for support, and by all means,...
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x86_64 part 2

Posted 03-06-2012 at 09:57 AM by Rod3775

When XWindows was ported to 64 bit architectures, the decision was made (probably for legacy compatibility) not to add a 64 bit data format to routines that return overloaded pointers, specifically XGetWindowProperties. Pointers, which are 64 bits, are returned in 64 bit elements that are claimed to be 32 bits. There is no way to cope with this in user code, except to check which architecture you are running on. The compiler define "__x86_64" is set on Intel 64 bit compilers. wmctrl (not...
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x86_64 software issues part 1

Posted 03-06-2012 at 09:39 AM by Rod3775

This was my first experience with 64 bit software. I did a stock install of Slackware64, and ran into the following issues:
(a) wpa_supplicant could not reauthenticate after a disconnect.
(b) wmctrl did not work correctly (could not return window list)
(a) I tried to patch wpa_cli to monitor wpa_supplicant and restart it, and discovered that when it is compiled with -O2 (as specified in its Makefile), gcc-4.5.2 compiled bad code - the return value of a function returning...
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