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Configuring a Small Home Network, Part 1

Posted 02-25-2006 at 05:16 PM by trainpic

I am starting this blog a little late in the initial configuration, so I will update you on what I have currently:
-5 Port Linksys 10/00 Switch
-HP Visualize X-Class workstation acting as server.
-Gateway 1GHZ PC
-Compaq Presario 710 Laptop
-Playstation 2
-2 laptops and a desktop upstairs with internet connections but no current way to connect to the network
-DHCP and DNS running, attempted to setup ddns but currently no sucess. server has...
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ha!

Posted 02-24-2006 at 10:40 AM by wellington

ha! a linuxquestions blog. what will they think of next? i could tell you all about the times i spent dorking out, just trying to get my computer to an acceptable standard of workabiliy, but i'm tired and don't want to wake up face down on the keyboard. i hear the drool and such is not all that good for it. plus i don't want to walk around looking like i've got a keypad embedded in my face. anyway, i'd like to hope this nonsensical tinkering is over for a little while. sooner than later, i...
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Turn on numlock at login

Posted 02-23-2006 at 08:40 PM by w322

I like numlock to be on.
Here is how to have it turn-on when you log-in:

1. apt-get install numlockx
2. ln -s /usr/bin/numlockx ~/.kde/Autostart/numlockx
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Monitor system temperatures, voltages, fan rpm, memory, etc.

Posted 02-23-2006 at 08:31 PM by w322

1. install ksensors
2. run sudo sensors-detect
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Color the shell prompt

Posted 02-23-2006 at 08:28 PM by w322

add to ~/.bashrc: export PS1="\e[32m\u@\H[\W]>\e[0m"
This example makes the prompt green (32).

Some other colors (this is not all of them):

31=red
34=blue
35=purple
30=black
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