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Linux, my main hobby

Posted 08-19-2008 at 11:54 AM by Larry Webb

I started using Suse 10.2 when I was forced into medical retirement. At first it was discouraging, but as I learned the terminology it became easier. Once you learn how to use YaST (package manager) it becomes easy. I do not know if I would be using any linux distro if I had started with any other distro. I currently have seven different distros working on this computer and have made room for twelve more. I have a separate partition for data (250 gig) which is fat 32 and it shares pictures with...
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coding of the week

Posted 08-19-2008 at 05:51 AM by sanju1186

using System;
using System.IO;
class FileRead
public static void ReadData()
FileStream fs = new FileStream("test.txt", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(fs);
sr.BaseStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
string str = sr.ReadLine();
while (str != null)
str = sr.ReadLine();...
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How to get system info in Linux

Posted 08-19-2008 at 02:25 AM by sica07

Here are some useful commands that you can use to find (almost) every information that you want to know about your system from the command line. Most of this commands can be run as non-privileged user, but more information can be obtained if (and should be) run as root.:


General system information:

# uname -a

Process information:

# top

(Shift-M to order the list by memory use)
Memory information:...
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Advanced TFTP server setup in Ubuntu Linux

Posted 08-18-2008 at 01:19 PM by sridhar11

atftp is Multi-threaded TFTP server implementing all options (option extension and multicast) as specified in RFC1350, RFC2090, RFC2347, RFC2348 and RFC2349. Atftpd also supports multicast protocol known as mtftp, defined in the PXE specification. The server supports being started from inetd as well as in daemon mode using init scripts.

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new installation keeping /home partition; Loving Advice

Posted 08-18-2008 at 12:07 AM by Nityanandi

Retaining /home partition during installation is like balancing a pencil on its point, unless the installation presents option of whether or not to retain previous configurations and the user says NO, DO NOT; because sometimes one is only installing to be rid of those configurations that were tying the OS up in a knot. On my Asus 9rp laptop i installed so many distros, delighted to retain my home directory; but it is because of this that none of them worked; worse yet, they all added my new configurations...
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