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Dec
20
comment How do you monitor the progress of dd?
thanks for the pointer to dcfldd, very compatible with dd but some good new features. I especially like the standard progress.
May
1
comment Bash history search, partial + up-arrow
Thank You! You can't imagine how long I wanted this feature back from them times of 4DOS/4NT :)
Jan
6
comment Is there a performance difference between running .NET applications via Mono and running them via the .NET framework on WINE?
Wine Is Not an Emulator. It implements Windows API Functions natively under linux, often running faster than on Windows. So, I would expect very similar performance but of course your mileage may vary depending on the underlying system and depending on the implementation of the runtime engine.
Jan
5
comment How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk?
Ah, that's nice voting down a valid accepted post with helpful information. I intentionally did NOT give a concrete example, because the danger is that someone will mindlessly copy-paste that and destroy his/her data. If you do anything with lvm, you should be able to find you bearing with the pointers i give.
Dec
3
comment Is there a way to get a separate desktop/Gnome terminal for each user logged in through VNC?
Ltsp is Good, but wie did not intend to replace our Windows desktops, just give some users graphical accesss to a Linux server. With a powerful machine, this works very well.
Oct
21
comment How to sudo visudo without a password, remove all prompts for password
I second that. Having to enter your password, which is however slightly different on all systems prevents you from inadverently issuing a command on the wrong system!
Oct
16
comment How do I shrink the root logical volume (LV) on LVM?
your assumption is not correct. Online resizing (while partition is mounted and used) of ext3/ext4 partitions has been around for a long time. I use this a lot, and have never had a single problem with it. And yes, I have current backups all the time.
Oct
4
comment How to create a simple hosting server?
While this tutorial is nice if you need all those services, he would get much more services (an possible security problems) than he asks for. A better answer is needed imo.
Sep
29
comment Problem with nagios email notification
You modified hosts file is not correct. The line should be 127.0.0.1 ubuntubackup.Yourdomain.tld ubuntubackup
Sep
8
comment How to use postfix's pipe to auto-reply for non-existing accounts
This is a very Bad Idea, since spammers will try out addresses on your server often using valid sender addresses. With your scheme, these accounts will get flooded, which might get your server blacklisted.
Jul
29
comment ThinkPad fan control via procfs
On thinkwiki.org there are detailed instructions
Jul
28
comment How to get rid of unused jfsCommit processes?
Thanks, that was exactly what I was looking for!
Jul
28
comment How do I sudo a command in a script without being asked for a password?
Downvoted, this is the Road to the dark side, and not needed with the sudo method.
Jul
25
comment How to get rid of unused jfsCommit processes?
I will never use jfs on this server. I would like a clean way of preventing them from starting up, without causing any unwanted side effects. This could be removing a package, disabling the right startup process in init.d or perhaps some switch either in a file in /etc/defaults or whatever. What i don't want is some kludge in rc.local ;)
Jul
9
comment How do I move my LVM 250 GB root partition to a new 120GB hard disk?
Much too complicated and not what he needs
Jun
16
comment Encrypt home drive after installation
who needs solutions that start with probably?
Jun
12
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
i meant the command 'top' from the console.
Jun
12
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
not working since the desktop is frozen
Jun
12
comment What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Using the top command on the console you can often see which process is hanging, by checking the cpu % column. You can then kill that process.
Jun
11
comment How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 boot, using Windows XP?
I answered the question.