LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs
User Name
Password

Notices

Old

Possible key mechanism to disable xscreensaver automatically when watching youtube and the like

Posted 05-29-2014 at 08:07 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I haven't even tried it yet, it just looks like a good candidate method to mess with eventually:

Code:
top p $mplayer_pid -bd 0.25 n 3 | grep $mplayer_pid | awk '{print $9}'
I saw it here:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-...4-start-0.html

That would give "larger than zero" numbers when mplayer is playing (I think Debian's/current "top" syntax is a little bit different and requires "b" and "d" separated,...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 161 Comments 0 the dsc is offline
Old

Lessons Learned, Applied

Posted 05-29-2014 at 03:25 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 05-29-2014 at 10:16 AM by rocket357

I decided to take the move to Seattle as an opportunity to completely rebuild my home network and harden/update/reinforce particular areas I felt needed attention in my last configuration. A fresh install of OpenBSD-5.5 ensured that nothing from the old configuration remained (partially because I upgraded to a larger CF card, and partially because I just felt like cleaning house completely).

First off, I had a single port that was trunked to the switch, with multiple vlans running...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 190 Comments 0 rocket357 is offline
Old

Liquorix kernel seems more responsive than Debian's default

Posted 05-28-2014 at 10:46 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I'm somewhat skeptical of the tuned-kernel movement, so I didn't install it expecting to make my OS "fly" or anything. It just happened that recently there had been some weird kernel error messages ("perf samples too long"), and, related to that or not, the OS would become sluggish with lots of read-or-write activity (on my old HDD that must be really slow, to add to sluggishness). Apparently you can sort of solve it in a sysctl-like way, printing a "0" to some file/parameter,...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 373 Comments 1 the dsc is offline
Old

slow 'net connection

Posted 05-28-2014 at 04:08 AM by pierre2

since, there is no *DSL availabilty, it's a 3g connection to go ..
but, boy does that thing time out, freeze and otherwise embark on a NoGo campain.

suprisingly, it will D/L stuff quite A.ok,
but it just won't stream any 'browsing the internet' ie: surf the 'net.

someting to do with the tower, - is about 8000m away - that's too far?
always thought that you could get over 20Km with mobile technology,
- but aparantly not.

going...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 126 Comments 0 pierre2 is offline
Old

Slackware-14.1-GrSecurity/PaX Kernel

Posted 05-27-2014 at 10:20 PM by arniekat
Updated 05-27-2014 at 10:52 PM by arniekat (Correct gradm script)

This tutorial will show a quick way to get GrSecurity/PaX running on Slackware64 14.1 Kernel 3.10.17. The principle is the same for Slackware 14.0, 13.37, etc. The GrSecurity Patches already contain the PaX Code. The Kernel Package Creation section will be on another tutorial as I get time. This tutorial shows the Manual Method of installing the kernel. I will be using Kernel 3.11.9 since that is the only GrSecurity Patch still available in the archives for gradm-3.0. FYI, I have also got the GrSecurity...
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 372 Comments 0 arniekat is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement

My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration