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Old laptops love Linux - new ones as well

Posted 04-09-2012 at 11:46 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 11-05-2017 at 06:06 PM by error_401 (updated information)
Tags laptop, linux

I'm using Linux on more than a dozen (previously 2) own laptops and have installations running on 6 (previously 3) others.

One is a 7 year old siemens-nixdorf laptop used by a retired person for internet e-mail and a bit of card games. He loves it for the speed and ease of use. Especially the order of the programs in the very simple groups such as "Internet" "Multimedia" etc.

One is a 5 year old Toshiba. It came to me with a very ugly virus, trojan,...
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libLQ and mc2 (makefile-creator2, the next generation)

Posted 04-09-2012 at 06:15 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 11:23 AM by rainbowsally (new version)

This project is currently stalled but may be useful for folks that don't like C++.

The new libLQ-qt (3.0) and mc2 (bundled) can be downloaded here.

If you DON'T want the qt support continue reading. If you do, pls use the link above.

This is now ancient stuff, but it's simple and if you are new to C, this might be interesting to analyze....
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Press Enter to Continue ..

Posted 04-09-2012 at 02:28 AM by brajeshkumar

Hi Friends,

Iam a begineer of shell script. When, i tried to install java 1.6 used by bash script but while executing java paused suddenly, " Press Enter to continue...." how to avoid this

i need continuously run the script file ..

My Script file


cd /opt


cp -rf jdk1.6.0_21 /usr/
rm -rf /usr/bin/java
rm -rf /usr/bin/javac
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Static network config not based on interface name or MAC address

Posted 04-08-2012 at 05:57 PM by Skaperen

Traditionally, static configurations of IP addresses were made based on the interface names, which were always constant. When the kernel started doing device probes in a way that interface names would vary from time to time even on the exact same set of NICs, then we needed udev to keep things orderly. Turns out even udev can be fool when you change NICs, or when moving system hard drives to a new machine. New MAC addresses mean the old interface names are unavailable. So network configurations...
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Wishing Linux had partitionable loopback/virtual disk

Posted 04-08-2012 at 05:46 PM by Skaperen

I wish Linux had a loopback (stored in a file) or virtual (stored in RAM) disk block device which supported partitions. I know some of you will be jumping the reply button to tell me about the offset option for loopback. Well, no, that isn't it. I want such a device for the purpose of running bootloader installs on. That requires the bootloader to be able to access both the whole device and the partition(s) on what are whole/part related device inodes.

For now the workaround is...
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