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How to allow users to execute admin applications.

Posted 11-16-2009 at 11:44 AM by rich_c

On a few forum posts now, I've stated that there must be a way of working around the need to provide the root password for certain administrative tasks. This is generally in response to threads started by people who find typing in a password when they want to install programs (For example.) to be extremely irritating.

I was convinced that there's a way of achieving this using sudo while maintaining some semblance of control of the system in question. I think I found it! I've implemented...
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Linux: Me and the lack of interest.

Posted 11-16-2009 at 07:22 AM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

I wouldn't say I have gotten bored of Linux, but I haven't had interest in using it for the past few months.

Either due to the fact that I am too lazy to find a Linux disc to reinstall GRUB to the MBR, or the fact that my games are keeping me tied to Windows.

Maybe I need a PC to exclusively use for Linux? I got an old PC that I use for a file server whenever I decide to turn it on. Maybe I should just backup the files on that machine on to an external hard drive, and...
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Connect function in client returns minus 1

Posted 11-15-2009 at 02:37 PM by hiteshshahk

Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom View Post
It's a while ago that I did socket programming but if you check things like errno and use perror, you might be able to fine something.

As it's the client that does not connect, try telnet ipaddress portno or telnet hostname portno to connect to the server and see what works.

Check name resolution and firewalls.

I tried giving as an IP telnet address but still client is not getting connected. Do u want me to give cllient server code...
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Vader was a MAC user

Posted 11-14-2009 at 01:31 PM by lewc

[FONT=Arial]Lord Vader of starwars was a premonition by george Lucas of what will happen if we all keep buying Ipod's!


Honestly it's in the deleted scenes! One features a product designer talking about the deathstar ss a more sleek approach to the apple with teeth marks as seen in the new sleek apple pc's with the stalk removed

look at the stormtroopers they look like they were made for an ipod advert, the white sleek case and uber head-gear thats...
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Linux is a lost cause!

Posted 11-14-2009 at 06:40 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

This is the quote I was told earlier this week by a colleague. "Linux is a lost cause."


I don't for a second agree that Linux is truly lost but I do certainly agree with my friend and colleague that the promise Linux fortune tellers made has not come to pass. As we close in on 2010, I harken back 10 years to promises of a nearly dead Microsoft and a world run almost entirely by Linux. Good, bad or otherwise that just has...
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