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Posted 12-06-2010 at 08:11 PM by Focused4Success is a really great site. There has been a Linux Expert group on LinkedIn for a while. The owner sent the follow message, which I find rather interesting. It's worth a look as well. The Linux world is a real melting pot, more and more people use it commercially than ever before which expands the community. Take a look, maybe this is an additional community you will be interested in.

Reprinted from LinkedIn Mass Mailing 12/6/2010

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Parallels VGA Modes

Posted 11-12-2010 at 09:50 PM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-12-2010 at 10:29 PM by Focused4Success (found a better configuration)

Doh, Didn't realize I needed at allocate at least 16MB of video memory to get 1440x900x16 bit display. After increasing memory to 16MB the new video modes are available:

# hwinfo --framebuffer|grep 1440
Mode 0x033c: 1440x900 (+1440), 8 bits
Mode 0x033d: 1440x900 (+2880), 16 bits
Mode 0x033e: 1440x900 (+4320), 24 bits
Mode 0x033f: 1440x900 (+5760), 24 bits
Mode 0x0361: 720x480 (+1440), 16 bits

The X-Server crashes using the 24-bit...
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Using gzip Compression in Apache to Serve Pages Faster

Posted 11-07-2010 at 08:13 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-07-2010 at 08:15 AM by Focused4Success

Enabling gzip compression in Apache will dramatically reduce the amount of data transmitted. This is easily accomplished by doing the following as root:

cd /etc/apache2
cat <<\! > httpd.conf.local
SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.(?:gif|jpe?g|png)$ \
no-gzip dont-vary
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \
\.(?:exe|t?gz|zip|bz2|sit|rar|7z)$ \
no-gzip dont-vary
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \.pdf$...
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Publishing the Website

Posted 11-07-2010 at 12:42 AM by Focused4Success
Updated 11-07-2010 at 07:52 AM by Focused4Success

I haven't been able to figure out how to configure Apache to access the mounted filesystem yet. In lieu of this I created a script to just copy the files that change while I'm doing development. I created a bash script called: publish, with the following contents:

if [ ! -d ${target}/${dir} ]
sudo mkdir ${target}/${dir}
sudo pax -r -w -v -Y -Z . ${target}/${dir}
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Views 517 Comments 0 Focused4Success is offline

Using SVN with a Mac OS Host

Posted 11-06-2010 at 11:24 PM by Focused4Success

I keep all of my svn repositories under: ~/svn on my MacOS host. When accessing the repository from Mac OS the URL is:


Under OpenSUSE the URL is:

To flip between the two repositories, just use the following command:

svn switch --relocate file:///Users/username/svn/folder file:///mnt/username/svn/folder

The repository was originally created using the command:...
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