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Learning the Linux Command Line

Posted 11-30-2011 at 06:03 PM by Telengard (Here are some things which I hope will be helpful.)

I'll just leave this here for now. I have some ideas about organizing and making a proper article for it, but that'll wait.
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building a Debian kernel

Posted 11-27-2011 at 07:14 PM by neonsignal

To build a Debian kernel, first install the build tools. The ncurses package is used by the configuration menu.
Code:
apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev
Also get the source package
Code:
apt-get install linux-source-2.6
The source is archived, and has to be extracted into /usr/src:
Code:
tar xfj linux-source-2.6.32.tar.bz2
It is helpful for other tasks (such as modules) to have access to the linux...
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A couple of recent observations.

Posted 11-26-2011 at 09:41 AM by rich_c

I was answering a question the other day about the difference between mid-range (AS/400)and mainframe systems. I touched on how the OS differed but then it occurred to me that Linux will run on everything from big iron to a Raspberry Pi! To the best of my knowledge, there is no other OS that will do that!

My second observation is that there is pretty much no decent, easily found, basic documentation for Windows administrators. Try Googling for basic admin guides for Linux and then...
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public key for repositories

Posted 11-26-2011 at 07:14 AM by neonsignal
Updated 11-26-2011 at 07:16 AM by neonsignal

When adding a new apt repository and calling apt-get update, the following message indicates that the signing key for that repository has not been added to the apt keyring:
Code:
The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available
These keys can be added in manually, although this may vary between repositories. For example, on the debian-multimedia.org, the keys can be obtained by installing the package debian-multimedia-keyring....
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Windows-like folder organization for binaries and libraries through symbolic links?

Posted 11-25-2011 at 04:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just another of those things I catch myself wondering sometimes, but I don't think that are important enough for the forums.

What if linux had folders for each program, more or less like on windows, but still had its "grab-bag" folders for libraries and whatever that may be used for more than one program, but instead of using it through a "$path", it had a symlink within the program's own folder?

Or perhaps it could use by default through something...
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