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by worker201
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: hard links, soft links
Replies: 8
Views: 11372

Is there any reason to favor one method over the other in a single-user environment? I could see how using an alias would be good on a multi-user terminal. But it's just me and root in here. An alias for both, or a symlink for everyone, what's the difference? Perhaps since it is my system, and I can...
by worker201
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: hard links, soft links
Replies: 8
Views: 11372

hard links, soft links

In Slackware, the vi is a link to elvis. I don't care much for elvis, or the way it handles the backspace character - I'd much rather use vim. I guess the thing to do is relink it, but I can't tell if it is a symbolic link or a hard link. How do you tell? As a matter of fact, I've never actually mes...
by worker201
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 10187

Re: Jobs

LAMP Developer Required Working for a multi million pound telecoms company the ideal candidate should have experience of developing LAMP applications, preferably using PHP. A sound knowledge of MySQL is required. Javascript would be an advantage. The successful applicant would be expected to be abl...
by worker201
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: lilo hallucination
Replies: 3
Views: 6472

Yeah, I saw that thread. Just wondering if you had any further advice. Sometimes it's good to get a second opinion. :wink:
by worker201
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: lilo hallucination
Replies: 3
Views: 6472

lilo hallucination

Hey, I've been away in Indonesia for a long time, and now I am back. Just for my own personal "fun", I have decided to reinstall Slackware on my Thinkpad T60, and document the entire process. But today I ran into a really strange problem. Some background: swap = sda1, root = sda2, cdrom = hda So I h...
by worker201
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: Teacher gets fired for using Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 13632

Of course with all these pro-Windows and anti-Windows accusations flying around, one might not even notice that it is possible that the teacher is guilty of being a porn-freak. Sounds like her lawyer is maybe a little bit smarter than anyone gives him credit for.
by worker201
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: fstab / mount question
Replies: 4
Views: 8559

I was wondering if it was maybe some facet of SELinux, or perhaps a requirement of other computers running SELinux...

Again, things that shouldn't concern a home user.
by worker201
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: fstab / mount question
Replies: 4
Views: 8559

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID

That explains what it is. Not totally sure what was wrong with not having identifiers at all, especially for home/personal users.
by worker201
Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu might soon be dropping off my forum list.
Replies: 15
Views: 17211

Calum, my understanding of what's going on: Ubuntu and Linspire are combining forces. Thanks to a lawsuit settlement in their favor, Linspire carries distributional rights to a bunch of proprietary things, like codecs, and are able to distribute them. Doing so goes against pretty much everything GNU...
by worker201
Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu might soon be dropping off my forum list.
Replies: 15
Views: 17211

ESR used to have some good input but he has really gotten fruity in the last few years. He's WAY off base on this and is selling out. The way he kept saying "our enemies" when referring to OSX and Windows was kinda spooky. It didn't sound like a voice of reason anymore. Where the hell does one go? ...
by worker201
Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu might soon be dropping off my forum list.
Replies: 15
Views: 17211

To even further complicate things, I just read ESR's "World Domination 201" paper: http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/world-domination/world-domination-201.html He seems to be saying that Linspire may just be the key to the future of Linux. One of the main arguments of the paper is that access to pro...
by worker201
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu might soon be dropping off my forum list.
Replies: 15
Views: 17211

A Slashdotter had this to say: To be honest it is probably a good thing in the long run. A long term criticism of Linux has been the number of different distros leading to numerous ways of performing the same tasks. We've all heard this before, especially in regards to packaging: tgz, rpm, deb, yast...
by worker201
Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Ubuntu might soon be dropping off my forum list.
Replies: 15
Views: 17211

Somebody should have seen this coming. The next evolution of Linux in the consumer market was bound to be a non-open system that a developer/marketer could control at the sales counter. GNU/GPL stuff is just too risky and unsellable for most salesmen. I wonder how the millions(?) of new Ubuntu users...
by worker201
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: My son decided he wanted to build a robot ...
Replies: 12
Views: 14081

She's leaning over something that might be a cat-catcher...

Actually, considering who posted it, I'm surprised there aren't more gratutious-breasts-posing-with-robots pictures.
by worker201
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Custom inittab
Replies: 1
Views: 4887

Custom inittab

I was looking around at the /etc/inittab file. There's a line in there which tells the system what to do when ctrl-alt-del is pressed. I don't have the specific Slackware syntax on hand, but the sample from the inittab(5) web man page looks pretty similar: # What to do at the "3 finger salute". ca::...