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A few tools to manage the CPU load of processes

Posted 10-12-2016 at 12:11 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Sometimes I see questions related with that floating around, so here's a quick and lazy (just copying defitions from the manuals or sites of these programs) post on which hopefully someone in need of such tools will stumble as well.

"ionice - get/set program io scheduling class and priority"

"The auto nice daemon activates itself in certain intervals and renices jobs according to their priority and CPU usage. Jobs owned by root are left alone. Jobs are...
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Install and configure Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server,Clients on Ubuntu 16.04 Server

Posted 10-12-2016 at 09:31 AM by sridhar11

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. NTP uses UDP port 123 as its transport layer. It is designed particularly to resist the effects of variable latency (Jitter).

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ExTiX 16.5 – based on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak – with LXQt 0.10.0 and kernel 4.8.0-21-exton

Posted 10-12-2016 at 08:57 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 10-13-2016 at 10:49 AM by exton (MORE INFO)

I have made a new version of ExTiX – The Ultimate Linux System. I call it ExTiX 16.5 LXQt Live DVD. (The previous version was 16.3 from 160530).

ExTiX 16.5 LXQt DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.6 Jessie/Debian 9 Stretch and upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. (Ubuntu 16.10 is to be officially released 161013). The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.10.0. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version...
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KDE/QT dialogs in GTK/Gnome, or, "that's a good question".

Posted 10-11-2016 at 04:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-11-2016 at 04:22 AM by the dsc

October 12, 2008 at 17:09
Well now Qt uses GTK dialogs in GNOME. Why can’t Gtk “repay the debt” and use KDE dialogs in KDE?
I didn't even know that KDE did that/allowed to do that (alongside with GTK2 theming, which again, doesn't work in the other direction).

How nice would it be if it was reciprocal.

I simply don't understand some UI developers philosophies. Like "lets...
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Run your Slackware installation with the latest kernel – 4.8.1!

Posted 10-10-2016 at 11:45 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 161010
Kernel 4.8.1-x86_64-exton is my newest Slackware kernel. The stable kernel 4.8.1 was released on October 7, 2016.

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware Current (14.2) and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk and SlackEX. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 4.8.1-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 4.8.1 is the latest kernel available...
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