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Unix runlevel scripts: Finally the first character makes sense!

Posted 05-29-2010 at 04:12 PM by bittner (Notes on Linux)

You probably know Unix runlevel scripts. They start with an S or a K, and they are typically located at /etc/rcX.d/ with X being the runlevel (0-6) the script is supposed to run at. For example:
Code:
~$ ls -l /etc/rc5.d/*cups
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2009-12-31 16:35 /etc/rc5.d/S50cups -> ../init.d/cups
To be precise those S- and K- files are typically symbolic links to scripts that reside in /etc/init.d/, and from my experience I felt they work as follows:
  • Any symlink
...
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Sorting out Isa's laptop

Posted 05-28-2010 at 05:45 AM by trevorparsons
Updated 05-28-2010 at 12:21 PM by trevorparsons

My friend Isa has an Asus A6000 laptop she bought new about seven years ago. It is the mainstay or her communications and entertainment at home. It had Windows XP on it, which eventually got very slow due to cruft and malware.

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it a year ago or so, leaving an NTFS partition in place, full of photos. (I tried upgrading to 9.10 when that came out, but couldn't make the wireless chip work with it, so downgraded again).

Isa has got on OK with Ubuntu,...
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Openism: My idea of an ideal economy

Posted 05-27-2010 at 06:04 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Richard Stallman sure has been a leader in the free software movement. But what if free and open source was applied to all goods? Here's the story of the ideal economy in which everybody works online to manufacture goods, develop software, express their talent, and write documents, all for the good of the world, without using money.

First of all, money is only a cap on the economy as a whole. It acts as a barrier, preventing everyone but a privileged minority from being able to...
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Ubuntu Control Center (ucc) - Simple tool for ubuntu administration

Posted 05-27-2010 at 09:34 AM by sridhar11

Ubuntu Control Center or UCC is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center and aims to centralize and organize in a simple and intuitive form the main configuration tools for Ubuntu distribution. UCC uses all the native applications already bundled with Ubuntu, but it also utilize some third-party apps like “Hardinfo”,
“Boot-up Manager”, “GuFW” and “Font-Manager”.

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Gentoo with dual monitor(with accleration) XD

Posted 05-27-2010 at 06:18 AM by Raynus
Updated 05-27-2010 at 06:24 AM by Raynus

Now my gentoo system is almost fully functional

i've just solve the problem that i was unable to
use multimonitor with hardware acceleration
the config from X -confiure didn't allow me to do that
"the visual screez size is too large" it said,
At firstthe googling sugest me to use Xinerama
ok its allow me to use dual monitor , but withou accleartion
:P so i've put the Visual 3200 1080 option in all Deph section
in xorg.conf...
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