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Dec
2
comment whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods
tasksel is deprecated. The apt-get version should be preferred.
Dec
2
comment 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
tasksel is being deprecated so don't ever use it. That's pretty much what I was looking for. Thanks Rinzwind.
Dec
2
comment 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
I've clarified how this question is different in the body of the question. Please review. Basically, this is a philosophy question. I'm not looking to be told how to do something, but why.
Dec
2
revised 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
Clarifying why this question is not a duplicate
Dec
1
asked 'tasksel install lamp-server' verses 'apt-get install lamp-server^'
Dec
1
comment Google Hangouts - resize
yes, the chrome app. Sorry, I didn't specify. It integrates sufficiently that I forget that it is a chrome app.
Dec
1
asked Google Hangouts - resize
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
@muru, Perhaps we can both agree that it is important to train people in the proper use of sudo and avoiding mistakes. My distinction is that it isn't sudo's fault that the person messes up. Blame should rest elsewhere. In other words, sudo isn't "Wrong" as the title states, but the person using it was wrong when they foul up my system or if I gave them access without knowing they could handle it properly, that's my fault (or management if it was beyond my control).
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
sudo can be configured to provide limited access. By default it provides an equivalent of full root access, but isn't required.
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
If the question is, "should the user use sudo or not?", which is what I understand it to be, I'm saying it is a policy decision. If the user is given it they should be able to use it at their discretion with provided permissions. It is the provider's responsibility to verify their ability to handle the responsibility. In the case of a personal system that is the same person. It isn't sudo's fault that the person messed up. That is a matter of trust and responsibility. sudo is just one place that will possibly cause failure of trust. The scope of the question wasn't limited to personal machines
Nov
11
comment What's wrong with using sudo?
I'm a bit confused. Isn't the real problem giving people who shouldn't have sudo access sudo permission or not properly restricting their sudo access to prevent issues? In other words this sounds more like a management or sysadmin failure than a user failure unless they have been properly trained to mitigate these issues.
Nov
7
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
29
accepted multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?
Oct
29
comment multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?
I think It may have indeed been IRQ related so far. I tried some stuff with my video card and ended up seeing that X was taking up a huge amount of CPU time on one process. Another comment related to that suggested IRQ work. After a reboot, which I figure redistributed things, it seems to be working much more consistently.
Oct
29
comment AMD Caicos XTX/Radeon HD 8490 filling log
fglrx install did not work out. I was not able to log into Unity or Gnome after the fglrx install. I uninstalled and moved the old X config back and was back in, but had X taking over CPU to 100% on one core. I rebooted again and this seems to have resolved the CPU overload issue, but I'm still seeing the errors streaming in.
Oct
29
comment multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?
It looks like it definitely jumps around between CPUs, but is most likely to be seen on CPU2 for whatever reason.
Oct
28
revised AMD Caicos XTX/Radeon HD 8490 filling log
Adding more diagnostic details
Oct
28
asked AMD Caicos XTX/Radeon HD 8490 filling log
Oct
28
comment Failed to load module fglrx (module does not exist 0) on Backtrack 5
Probably should backup that config file before you blow it away.
Oct
27
asked multi-core usage, biased towards core 2?