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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Changing System Time

Posted 01-01-2011 at 10:39 PM by arniekat

This will adjust your system time and correct it using a Stratum 2 Time Server. The quickest way to change your system time is to do the following:

$ su

$ <Root_Password>

# ntpdate pool.ntp.org

You should see confirmation that it worked. The second way of doing this (in case the first way did not work) is to get the IPV4 address or hostname of a Local (meaning in your time zone) Stratum 2 Time Server from the following website:...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Mount ISO Image

Posted 01-01-2011 at 10:18 PM by arniekat

Suppose you have an ISO Image of a CD/DVD and you want/need to get some information off the disc image. You can mount it as a filesystem and use your file browser to see its contents.

Create a directory to mount the ISO Image:

$ su
$ <Root_Password>
# mkdir -p /mnt/disk

Now mount the *.iso file system to the mount point:

# mount -o loop /<Path_To_ISO_Image>/<Name_of_ISO>.iso /mnt/disk
# cd /mnt/disk...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Emptying tmp

Posted 01-01-2011 at 10:09 PM by arniekat

# This will empty the /tmp folder when you shutdown or
# reboot the machine
# Add this line to /etc/rc.d/rc.6

echo "Emptying /tmp"
rm /tmp/* -rf &1>2 > /dev/null

The /dev/null part gets rid of any output/error codes.

I placed it between the following sections in /etc/rc.d/rc.6

# Save the system time to the hardware clock using hwclock --systohc.
if [ -x /sbin/hwclock ]; then
# Check...
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First ISO image of Android 2.2 for Generic x86 appears

Posted 01-01-2011 at 10:02 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

http://code.google.com/p/android-x86...1.iso&can=2&q=

And it came out just in time for the new year. Thanks guys!

You can now run an up-to-date Android from any PC and test it for yourself. You can also run any of the Android apps you know and love on the build.
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The perfect Linux distro: One with a GUI packed into the initrd

Posted 01-01-2011 at 01:17 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Here's a brilliant idea: What if one of us created a Linux distro with a GUI (and all its dependencies) packed into the initrd and hard-coded into the "init" shell script in its top level as such that it runs at the kernel level? There goes the argument by Windoze geeks that Linux is like DOS.

First, we would have to use a version of the command used to make the initrd that has hook support. That means we would need to base it off of Arch and then define a hook to pass to...
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