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Weird WM troubles? Delete that folder!

Posted 07-09-2017 at 07:19 PM by zapwai

Today was at least the second time that I've removed a folder in my home directory, such as .kde, to fix my issue. The first time was probably six years ago in Mandriva. Somehow I forget to even try this. If I'm looking through log files and can't find the issue, and the OS is otherwise fine, especially if another WM does work, this should be an obvious step to try.

Of course it's wiser to move it, that way you can just copy over some of your old settings.
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Finally Published Physics::Ballistics to CPAN!

Posted 07-09-2017 at 05:57 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Around 2007'ish I started collecting/writing formulae related to the physics of ballistics, but they were a disorganized mish-mash. In 2014 I decided to straighten them out, write unit tests and documentation, and publish them to the CPAN central code repository.

This weekend I finally got it submitted!

https://metacpan.org/pod/release/TTK.../Ballistics.pm

I feel like it should be a huge milestone, but it gives me...
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How To dual boot, triple boot or multiboot Linux with Windows in a simple way and be happy

Posted 07-07-2017 at 07:44 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

In a instruction from 170707 I will show you how easy it is to have several Linux systems installed on one computer together with for example Windows 10. The configuration is so simple a ten year old child can do it.

BACKGROUND
Ubuntu and all Linux systems based on Ubuntu (such as Linux Mint) uses Grub2 as boot manager. Also Debian and most other Linux systems use Grub2. Grub2 works differently from the old Grub Legacy.

Configuring Grub2 Example for non-UEFI...
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Another systemd zero-day security vuln

Posted 07-06-2017 at 11:26 AM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Systemd falls back to root privileges when an invalid user account is specified.

Shadow-tools allows the creation of invalid user accounts.

Face, meet palm.

https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/6237

The systemd devs aren't being gracious about it, either.
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Brother HL-2140 B&W Laser Printer under Debian 9 only prints blank pages: a fix

Posted 07-04-2017 at 05:28 PM by flshope

I recently installed Debian 9.0 on my primary machine (Pogo2011). This installation is dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 and each OS booting from a separate hard disk, each with its own Grub installation. The machine had Debian 8.8 previously. I decided to do the Debian 9 installation as a clean install (rather than as an upgrade) because the 8.8 was a bit messed up (let me not go into that here). The Debian 9 install was done from a netinst CD. It appeared to be a textbook-successful install. The post-install...
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