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Firts thing first...

Posted 03-31-2011 at 10:21 PM by 3ntolo

....hello everyone!

I've only one post in the forum, I've tried only one distro of Linux (Ubuntu 10.10), I've been using Linux for one month more or less, so I guess that it's time for my first blog here!
Once I tried to have a blog but I abandoned the project after the first post, so I'll try to post at least a second time here otherwise I would feel stupid :P

See you soon!
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Slackbook Chapter 2 Cliff Notes

Posted 03-31-2011 at 12:57 PM by SlowLearner
Updated 04-01-2011 at 03:01 AM by SlowLearner (To categorize)

Chapter 2 Help

When you install Slackware chose the option of installing packages from the “F” series which includes FAQs and HOWTOs.

2.1 System Help
man displays manual documentation
whatis gives a very brief description of system commands, a pocket command reference.
apropo SEARCHES FOR a man page containing a given keyword.

man somecommand
will display the man page for (naturally) the command specified,
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Freedom Box?

Posted 03-31-2011 at 11:23 AM by williamfromtexas

What's in a name?

I'll admit, I think the name 'Freedom Box' is a bit cheesy. It reminds me too much of the 'Freedom Fries' reaction in the US a few years ago to some news media quibble between the US and France. It's also one of those names that is too descriptive to be cool. Facebook was famously once known as 'The' Facebook.

The problem now is that as distributed as the web is, major platforms such as The Facebook hold on to people's information for them in exchange...
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umurmur for OpenBSD update

Posted 03-30-2011 at 03:09 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Continued from here.

I got a bit sidetracked and didn't get back to the umurmur port until after the ports tree was locked, then I forgot about it again while waiting for the tree to unlock...sigh. Life really is full of curveballs.

I got the man pages written and now I have a buildable/installable/runnable port of umurmur for OpenBSD (and the tree is unlocked! Yay).

The candidate port has been submitted to the powers that be (David and Laurent, to...
Posted in OpenBSD
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Single, "teleporting" instance of system monitor (or something else)

Posted 03-30-2011 at 01:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-30-2011 at 01:26 AM by the dsc (minor correction)

[ -z $(ps -A | grep ksysguard) ] && ksysguard & disown &&
wmctrl -iR $(wmctrl -l | grep "System Monitor" | sed 's/\ .*//')
Depend on wmctrl.

Are you tired of winding up with multiple instances of a program of which you don't really need multiple instances? Your problems are over! Now you can just press the hot-keys or whatever shortcuts you have, without ever worrying about earlier instances. No more sore joints for having to close...
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