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MeX 13.10 64 bit Linux - for those who are impatient...

Posted 09-21-2013 at 05:42 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

The system is a remaster of upcoming Ubuntu 13.10 - codenamed "Saucy Salamander", not yet released. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.1, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Fallback (Classic) 3.8.4 and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation) compare the different four Desktop Environments. The system language is ENGLISH.

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Among many other programs LibreOffice, Thunderbird,...
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Append something to the top of a file, in bash, without a temporary file

Posted 09-21-2013 at 03:04 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-21-2013 at 03:06 PM by the dsc

Using echo "something" >> extantfile.wtv may be handy way to add something to a file, but it will only add to the end.

The closest thing one would more likely imagine to add something at the top would be something like combining echo/whatever and a cat into a temporary file, and then moving it into the old file. Or maybe something crazy with tac and rev.

But it's possible to skip the temporary file:

echo -e "$(grep -A 1 patternX source-of-bit-to-append)\n$(cat...
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Xfce 4.10 up and running on LFS.

Posted 09-19-2013 at 08:32 PM by ReaperX7

Good news everyone!!!

Today I got my LFS booted to the desktop and now have Xfce working. I even have xfce-terminal working and plan on working some more tomorrow to give the system a few extra packages!

Huzzah!!!
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linux in old computer: from DSL to LinuxfromScratch through SLAX and ConnochaetOS

Posted 09-19-2013 at 05:10 AM by translator1111 (CLI is your friend)

I had an old Fujitsu notebook with W95 as OS with 2 partitions on it C:for OS; D: for Data. toguether a 5 GB HDDD. I made a third partition with the help of HAOS tools dividing C in half with volume EXT3 (1600 MB) took some space from D: for a fourth partition with volume EXT3 (50 MB) and another with volume EXT2 (120 MB).
This laptop has two problems, one is that there is a bad sector in HDD, which I hopefully has isolated when I made the partitions and a problem with memory.
As GUI...
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RIP: bad value: NULL

Posted 09-18-2013 at 08:57 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Spent a few days debugging what I thought was a bizarre kernel bug on a RHEL 6.3 box. We had crash utilities installed and I'd gotten incredibly comfortable with analyzing kernel crash dumps. I can also say that I'm intimately familiar with a few features of the Linux kernel that I didn't even know existed before.

If you know much about kernel debugging, you probably already know the fix (due to the subject line). See, when you analyze a kernel crash dump, you get certain information,...
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