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bash shell script to manage pid file creation/deletion

Posted 11-03-2009 at 05:02 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Heres a post for how to make sure your shell script is only running a single instance.

http://kirk.webfinish.com/2009/10/ba...ationdeletion/
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upgrade ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10

Posted 11-03-2009 at 11:01 AM by itbod

Uh Oh my ugrade manager says a new version of ubuntu is ready to download and install! I panic at this as the last time I upgraded to 9.04 I enounted so many problems I ended up installing from scratch losing all my data.

If there was an easy way to backup the entire system it would be brilliant. By the way, i used to run 8.10 which ran perfectly 9.04 crashes frequently, screen goes blank and will not recover causing me to do a hard re-boot which of course corrupts data. I asked...
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Husbands beware!

Posted 11-03-2009 at 10:40 AM by punch_t

I have been using linux for a couple of years now and would never go back to Microsoft. I had settled on Ubuntu jaunty 9.04 64bit which was running on an ASUS laptop and have been very satisfied with it. However at my last update I decided to upgrade to 9.10. What a mistake. After many hours of downloading and installing, I found to my wifes dismay (she is an avid spider player under pysol) that this was no longer available to her.

I hastily restored my image backup of 9.04 and...
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Printer Heaven? Printer Hell?

Posted 11-02-2009 at 10:05 PM by SrDorothy

I've been having fits lately with the printing situation. Installed Mepis 8 on one of the networked computers hoping more media stuff would work...but what happened was that it messed up the...you guessed it: the printing situation! "Suddenly," as tech support so often reports hearing, none of the Mepis computers could find the printer (now shared via a small print server).

I've been getting lessons about computers talking to each other on a network. That idea was,
...
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Welcome to Randy3011

Posted 11-02-2009 at 05:28 PM by Randy3011

I've been interested in Linux since 2004 with Suse 9.0 (actually paid for it at Best Buy). Tried Mandrake LE2005, various Mandriva's, openSUSE up to 11.1, but have been with Ubuntu seriously since Dapper. Have tried KDE's in various distros but I have been using Gnome since Heron.
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