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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Use tune2fs, unmounted, BEFORE adding journal=writeback on fstab

Posted 01-30-2015 at 10:38 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 02-03-2015 at 10:00 PM by the dsc

The title says everything.

Can be fixed by booting with a live CD, though.

tune2fs /dev/sd<N> -o journal_data_writeback


Tune2fs' manual warns against doing something like that on a mounted device.
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Chropera seems to behave a little bit better than Chrome/ium

Posted 01-27-2015 at 05:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 05:09 PM by the dsc

Just pointing out just in case someone finds oneself annoyed by Chrome/ium seemingly entering in neverending loops and reading or writing who-knows-what in the HDD for too long. I have the impression that the new Opera behaves somewhat better in this regard, but I really haven't used it as much, so could be just a matter of time until it hangs just as much.

Unfortunately, however, the new GUI is still somewhat like just a crippled Chrome GUI -- scrolling the wheel over the tab-bar...
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The all-powerful moderators/heroes of some internet discussion boards...

Posted 01-15-2015 at 11:32 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just a rant/laugh... I just stumbled on a thread on a non-anglophone Ubuntu forum... the translated thread subjetc was "WHAT'S THE BEST NOTEBOOK BRAND FOR LINUX", in all-caps, and without a question mark.

A moderator warned about the all-caps title, asking the OP to fix it... he didn't... the thread continued for a while... until after 14 messages the thread was locked, because the thread subject wasn't fixed.

So, now it's solved, right? The internet population...
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Beware of wrong mount options when mounting /var at a separate partition

Posted 12-28-2014 at 10:54 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 10:57 AM by the dsc
Tags mount, var

Quote:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/24649...mission-denied

So, it suddenly dawned on me that the permission denied thing may be related to the noexec option in /etc/fstab (I'm mounting /var on a different disk than /). Turns out I'd used the following mount option: UUID=b5ae50cf-58e6-46f8-8313-6c1492dcc8ad /var ext4 defaults,users 0 0 and, while defaults implies exec, users instead implies noexec - as the latter is last, it will override the previous one. Changed
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Per-application bookmarks on GTK's file dialog?

Posted 12-22-2014 at 12:56 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags gtk, rant

On KDE/QT file dialog there's often a pop-up with a check box saying "remember only in KurrentApplication", so you can have different sets of "bookmarks", restricted to relevant applications. That is, no picture folders on audio applications and vice-versa/whatever.

Is there a hidden way to do that with GTK? Probably answering myself already, but I don't think so (the gtk-terminology would be "shortcut", instead of "bookmark", though):
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