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Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Notebook PC

Posted 05-28-2011 at 03:27 AM by spazticclown
Updated 01-29-2013 at 11:43 PM by spazticclown

Today I received my new Lenovo Thinkpad T420, I will be installing Fedora 15 tomorrow and I will post everything that I find on how everything works and any recommendations. I may also be testing with other distributions (possibly Ubuntu and open SUSE). Any requests?


Laptop arrived and testing as much as I can.
First off it loads Fedora 15 x64 easily. Optimus Graphics do not auto switch and had trouble getting the drivers to take. Looks like nVidia...
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revamp your bash

Posted 05-27-2011 at 08:33 PM by sumeet inani
Updated 05-27-2011 at 08:45 PM by sumeet inani

I did following changes
in ~/.bashrc
export  HISTTIMEFORMAT="%h/%d-%H:%M:%S "
export PS1="\[\e]2;\u\a\]\[\e[31;1m\]\t \w \$\[\e[0m\]" 
#if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
#    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '
#    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '
alias ls='ls -lA'
alias cp='cp -v'
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updatedb for ntfsdrives mounted in /media

Posted 05-27-2011 at 08:09 PM by sumeet inani

Edit your /etc/updatedb.conf
# PRUNENAMES=".git .bzr .hg .svn"
#PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool [strikethrough]/media[/strikethrough]"
PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /var/spool"
PRUNEFS="NFS nfs nfs4 rpc_pipefs afs binfmt_misc proc smbfs autofs iso9660 ncpfs coda devpts ftpfs devfs mfs shfs sysfs cifs lustre_lite tmpfs usbfs udf fuse.glusterfs fuse.sshfs"
Some say create symbolic...
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Installing QGIS using Synaptic

Posted 05-26-2011 at 10:49 PM by megasaputra

I try to install QGIS using Synaptic. Cause my computer is offline, so I need Synaptic help to generate script. Then I will download in another computer that has a fast internet connection.
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bulk uploading a web site via ftp

Posted 05-24-2011 at 11:06 AM by neonsignal
Updated 05-24-2011 at 06:39 PM by neonsignal

The sitecopy application can be used to automate the ftp uploading of websites. It keeps a local record of files, so that only updated files need to be uploaded on each refresh.

After installing sitecopy, it needs a cache directory and a configuration file in the home directory:
mkdir -m 700 .sitecopy
touch .sitecopyrc
chmod 600 .sitecopyrc
The configuration file .sitecopyrc contains details about the web site(s). Each site entry...
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