Mac Pro and Linux Skype on 64-bit Gutsy October 24, 2007
<div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered wpgb_shadowed"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href="http://chaos-laboratory.com/feed/rss/" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://chaos-laboratory.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/images/rss_icon.png" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href="http://chaos-laboratory.com/feed/rss/" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> This is one of the first of a series of tutorials I wrote on taming the Linux daemons.
This tutorial focuses on GRUB legacy. If you're looking for a tutorial on GRUB 2, the next generation of the popular bootloader, please take a look at this article. One of the most frightening things about Linux is the horrible word bootloader.
Introduction Samba can be used to allow connectivity between Linux and Windows(95,98,NT,2000). Samba can be used to share printers, share directories, connect to an NT domain, and many other useful features. However, this tutorial explains the steps involved in basic configuring Samba for file and print sharing. For more complex topics, visit the Samba website or type the command man smb.conf on a Linux machine with Samba installed. Configuring Samba is done by editing the configuration file /etc/smb.conf that is usually located under the /etc directory.
What is gprof ? gprof is the GNU Profiler, a tool used when tracking which functions are eating CPU in your program. Anyway, you should already be familiar with it if you got interested in this page. One problem with gprof under certain kernels (such as Linux) is that it doesn’t behave correctly with multithreaded applications. It actually only profiles the main thread, which is quite useless. Workaround
Over Thanksgiving, I had to deal with a Windows XP laptop, belonging to a relative, that blue screened during startup. Normal startup failed, as did safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and Last Known Good. The first question that always needs to be answered in these situations is whether the problem is hardware or software.
A thread on the lkml started innocently enough about proper spacing in source code, then grew and grew into a somewhat philosophical debate about evolution and code design. The subject of the thread was "Coding style - a non-issue" , the general consesus that ' scripts/Lindent ' solved the problem, a one line bourne shell script that executes indent with the "proper" options, as defined in the Documentation/CodingStyle document. The script: indent -kr -i8 -ts8 -sob -l80 -ss -bs -psl "$@"
I often need to type characters that aren’t on the keyboard, like ½ ÷ © ¥ or ¢. On Mac , they’re done with the [option] key, but not always intuitive. For example: © is [option]-G and £ is [option]-3. I never did memorize all of these combinations, but there’s a nice cheat sheet of Mac accent codes, here . On Windows , it’s horrible. You need a separate numeric keypad on your keyboard, then you use the [Alt] key plus a 4-digit unicode number to create the character.
What separates average Linux users from the super-geeks? Simple: years spent learning the kinds of hacks, tricks, tips and techniques that turn long jobs into a moment's work. If you want to get up to speed without having to put in all that leg-work, we've rounded up over 50 easy-to-learn Linux tips to help you work smarter and get the most from your computer. Enjoy!
Abstract This document contains installation instructions for the Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 system (codename “ squeeze ”), for the 32-bit PC (“ i386 ”) architecture. It also contains pointers to more information and information on how to make the most of your new Debian system.
Introduction When you use a system often, you tend to fall into set usage patterns. Sometimes, you do not start the habit of doing things in the best possible way.
Introduction The language of the UNIX® command line is notoriously versatile: With a panorama of small tools and utilities and a shell to combine and execute them, you can specify many precise and complex tasks. But when used in an office setting, these same tools can become a powerful ally toward increasing your productivity. Many techniques unique to UNIX can be applied to the issue of workplace efficiency. This article gives several suggestions and techniques for bolstering office productivity at the command-line level: how to review your current system habits, how to time your work, secrets for manipulating dates, a quick and simple method of sending yourself a reminder, and a way to automate repetitive interactions.
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If you're wondering what to read first, I recommend starting off with these tuXfiles: An introduction to the Linux command line Collection of selected Linux tutorials teaching you the basics of the Linux command line. If you know nothing about the Linux command line and don't know which tuXfiles you should read first, start here. Linux keyboard shortcuts If you already know how to use the command line, make sure you know the keyboard shortcuts listed in this cheat sheet.
by Chip Turner Introduction You've always been told to write maintainable code.