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How to Upgrade Your Linux PC Hardware. So there I was with a perfectly good desktop system running various flavors of Linux, and then I says to myself, I said "Self, it's time for an upgrade!

How to Upgrade Your Linux PC Hardware

" My old system ran on an AMD Phenom X3, a mere 4GB RAM, and a ragtag gaggle of external audio interfaces and multiple printers, all housed in a nice quiet Antec case. It was my main system for three years, a stout workhorse that handled every crazy thing I tried to do with it: audio and video production, server UEFI BIOS is a little operating system with graphics and mouse support. experiments, and virtual machines galore. InstallingANewHardDrive. While it's not every day that you need to add a new hard drive to your computer, the task does not have to be complicated.


Use this guide to help you install a new hard drive with an existing Ubuntu system, and partition it for use. Before beginning, you need to consider for what you will be using the hard drive. Will the drive be used only with Ubuntu? Add new hard disk to your Linux machine. Email Share 0 Email Share. Add an additional disk drive to your Linux computer. Prerequisite: This tutorial covers adding a new disk drive to your linux computer.

Add an additional disk drive to your Linux computer

First it is assumed that the hard drive was physically added to your system. IDE based systems, can support two drives on each ribbon cable. The cable is attached to either the Primary or Secondary IDE controller. A "jumper" is pressed onto two pins (thus connecting the two pins) on the drive to define the drive as a "Master" or a "Slave" drive. Each cable can support one master and one slave drive. SCSI drives will have jumpers positioned to assign a SCSI device ID number typically numbered 1-8. Partprobe. Partprobe - inform the OS of partition table changes partprobe [ -d ] [ -s ] [ devices... ] This manual page documents briefly the partprobe command. partprobe is a program that informs the operating system kernel of partition table changes, by requesting that the operating system re-read the partition table.


This program uses short UNIX style options. More Great Linux Awk, Sed, and Bash Tips and Tricks. Awk and Sed are powerful text processors that run circles around bloaty word processors.

More Great Linux Awk, Sed, and Bash Tips and Tricks

We're going to use them to customize the Bash prompt, add and remove line numbers, insert commas in long numbers, and perform all manner of experiments without endangering our source files. Awk and Sed are brilliant text processors, and as you learn more ways to use them the less you're going to find yourself using a word processor. Word processors, in my sometimes-humble opinion, are great lumbering things all full of buttons and menus, and good luck finding what you want -- or if it even exists. They're much too "helpful", to the point that I yell mean things at them and order them to get out of my way. As they don't understand voice commands it's not very effective. . $ export PS1="C:\$( pwd | sed 's:/:\\\\\\:g' )\\> C:\home\carla\> This is not permanent, and will go away when you close your terminal. Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops.

Getting a new laptop is always fun, no matter which OS you prefer.

Things to Consider when Purchasing Ubuntu Laptops

However, getting Ubuntu installed on a new notebook can be a hit or miss process. Despite those who downplay the compatibility issue, installing Ubuntu on a laptop designed for Windows doesn't always go as planned. In this article, we'll examine the advantages and disadvantages of laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed, laptops without an OS installed and putting Ubuntu on laptops with Windows installed. Installing Ubuntu on Windows Laptops. Network Configuration. Ubuntu ships with a number of graphical utilities to configure your network devices.

Network Configuration

This document is geared toward server administrators and will focus on managing your network on the command line. Ethernet interfaces are identified by the system using the naming convention of ethX, where X represents a numeric value. The first Ethernet interface is typically identified as eth0, the second as eth1, and all others should move up in numerical order.

Identify Ethernet Interfaces To quickly identify all available Ethernet interfaces, you can use the ifconfig command as shown below. ifconfig -a | grep eth eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:15:c5:4a:16:5a. How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Broadcom B43xx wireless - Bodhi Linux. 43xx wifi card The open source b43-fwcutter drivers can be used with these cards, but often give sub-optimal performance (high cpu usage, for example). This alternate setup has given excellent results on the Broadcom bcm4312 and should also work on other cards in that family. Run the following line in terminal: sudo apt-get purge b43-fwcutter && sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) broadcom-sta-source Reboot and you should be good to go. Note The above method requires an active internet connection!

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Linux tip: Job scheduling with cron and at. Linux® and UNIX® systems allow you to schedule jobs in the future, either just once, or on a recurring schedule.

Linux tip: Job scheduling with cron and at

This article, excerpted from the developerWorks tutorial LPI exam 102 prep: Administrative tasks, shows you how to schedule jobs periodically, and how to run a job at some future time. Many administrative tasks must be done frequently and regularly on a Linux system. These include rotating log files so filesystems do not become full, backing up data, and connecting to a time server to keep your system time synchronized. See the full tutorial mentioned above for more about these administrative tasks. How to schedule scripts or commands with cron on SuSE Linux. This document (3842311) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

How to schedule scripts or commands with cron on SuSE Linux

Environment Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based) Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop Novell SUSE Linux Situation How to schedule tasks, commands, or scripts to execute at specific times or intervals. Resolution crontab, cron.hourly, cron.daily, or cron.monthly allow scripts or commands to be run at specific times or intervals. How to schedule tasks on Linux using the 'at' command.

Scheduling jobs is an essential part of administering Linux servers. We took a look at how to schedule jobs on Linux machine using the cron command earlier. Here’s an alternative to cron – at . The primary difference between the two is that when you schedule a task using cron it execute repeatedly without the need for rescheduling. With at , on the other hand, the scheduling of a task is only for a single execution. Both of these commands have their use, and I would suggest that you get a good understanding of them both. At - Linux Commands.

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Command Line - commands. Server and Sharing - How-To, Guides. Tips & Tricks. A collection of 12 Tweaks for Ubuntu and related OS. Here are some tweaks I used on Ubuntu 12.04. Most of them had been gathered from the net. Many thanks to the dedicated Linux users who posted them. 1. 20 Linux Tips Worth Trying. Aug 13, 2013, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s]) (Other stories by Diksha P Gupta) Want to play with your favourite open source operating system? Well, we will help you do that better. Keeping Linux philosophy of sharing intact, we are presenting 20 Linux tips and tricks worth a try. 3.

Get the right information easily. Window resizing in Xubuntu (and Xfce) « Xubuntu. For quite a while now there has been questions about resizing windows in Xfce, especially with theme with narrow window-borders. Usually people would ask for wider window-borders, but there are several methods of resizing a window and the thin borders in Xubuntu’s current default theme Greybird are not as much of a usability issue as some suggest. The five methods. How to get gorgeous looking fonts on ubuntu linux. Switching From Windows to Nix or a Newbie to Linux - 20 Useful Commands for Linux Newbies. Debian Linux Tutorial - Beginners Guide To Linux Servers and Networking Installation and Set Up with Instructions On How To Configure A Home Server.

How to Install and Configure UFW - An Un-complicated FireWall in Debian/Ubuntu. Since computers are connected to each other, services are growing fast. Email, Social Media, Online Shop, Chat until Web Conferencing are services that used by user. 20 Linux System Monitoring Tools Every SysAdmin Should Know. Hddtemp(8. Name. RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs. RestrictedFormats. DVD Playback - Fuduntu. From Fuduntu. How to Hack Your Own Linux System. Passwords are the sole criteria of system Security for most of the System. And when it comes to Linux, if you know the root password you owns the machine. Passwords are as a Security measure for BIOS, Login, Disk, Application, etc.

Highly useful Linux commands & configurations. Update, August 2010: A few broken links fixed; thank you, George! Update, September 2008: A few errors corrected; thank you, Umarzuki! Oh, you're gonna love this article!