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changing network interface names

Posted 10-19-2011 at 05:17 AM by neonsignal

When changing network cards, or moving drives to a new computer, the network interfaces will be assigned new names (eth0, eth1, etc). This is so that the interfaces will retain their names between boots but not clash with other interfaces (on the assumption that the old ones may be only temporarily missing). However, if the new interface is a replacement for the old one, it is often more convenient to reuse the same name that the old one had.

These interface names are configured in...
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using Skype

Posted 10-19-2011 at 05:09 AM by neonsignal

To installl skype on Debian, the following repository can be added to /etc/apt/sources.list:
Code:
dep http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free
It is then installed:
Code:
apt-get install skype
In order to get the camera to work, I found I had to force the use of the v4l1compat library when invoking skype, ie:
Code:
LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
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sharing the cpu

Posted 10-17-2011 at 08:57 AM by caieng

Today's post was supposed to be a comparison, using the internet radio station benchmark test, previously described on this forum, of two new distributions: Lubuntu and Xubuntu.

However, in running the tests during the past week, I discovered something unexpected.

Windows XP and Linux have very different methods of assigning weight to particular tasks.

At first, I had thought that XP was faster than Linux, as I have previously written here, but now,...
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Linux newbie guides

Posted 10-15-2011 at 09:30 AM by etech3

Here are some links that I have picked up here at LQ and some other places. Thanks to onebuck and others!

Here you go:

Debian Desktop Survival Guide
http://linux.togaware.com/survivor/index.html
The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ
http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/
The Linux Cookbook
http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/cookbook_toc.html
about debian
http://www.aboutdebian.com/
Linux Documentation Project

http://www.tldp.org/...
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Ibm aix

Posted 10-15-2011 at 01:05 AM by sanchetanparmar

IBM AIX is free available or not ?
or any trial version . plz if yes plz send me download links
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