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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've been studying Linux system administration daily for two months. I have a lot of the basic stuff down, but in my day to day tasks administering to my own linux system, I've found that it is easy to remember the commands that you use often, while it seems to be very hard to remember important commands that you use only very sparsely. Yeah, I use them, but I need to keep looking them back up in order to use them because they don't stick in memory (from not actually needing to use said commands all that much).
I was wondering if there existed a program that trained and drilled you for the linux/bash environment? That would basically throw anything at you, that would "drill" you into learning and doing anything from the most mundane tasks like "combine text A and text B into text C", "give x program executable permission" or stuff more advanced stuff like "make x program's initialization script run as the last thing started on runlevel x". Something that mimics the command line, and allows you to work in that environment while specifically giving you tasks to do and solve, over and over. You know, to really drill everything into my head while not actually messing up my own system.
I'm pretty darn decent at using Linux compared to two months ago. Then, I didn't know how to install a single program, compile and install source code, extract tarballs and use cat etc.. but I want to have all of my bases covered.
I've tried searching around, but assuming that my Google-fu hasn't failed me, I'm hoping that some of you could point me into the right direction.submitted by bigcohones824
Sorry for the rant, but I bought an ASUS 1015e and tried to install debiain on it. Needless to say, it's not working out in my favor. For whatever reason, manufacturers have moved away from the BIOS and towards UEFI for booting, and not all operating systems are up to speed with this. So frustrating.
Ok, I got debian stable installed on ASUS 1015E. Here is how I did it:
Install firmware-7.2.0-i386-netinst.iso to a usb thumb drive
Insert the thumb drive and fire up the computer
Install Debian in expert mode
When it comes time to partition during the installation, do a manual partition as per the following:
Primary 1: FAT32 | no mount | set bootable | 512M
Logical 1: EXT4 | mount to / | 10G (or whatever size you want)
Logical 2: EXT4 | mount to /home | 290G (or whatever)
Logical 3: SWAP
Finally: When it comes time to install GRUB, install it to /dev/sda
That seemed to work for me. Thanks for your help everyone!submitted by worker55
Like the title states, I want to delete my Facebook account, but I want to get all my photos first. When I mean "my photos" I mean the photos I am tagged in, that may or may not have been uploaded by me. I already have the photos I uploaded but there are ~500 other photos people have uploaded that I want a local copy of too. I can program so I am not opposed to making my own script using an API, but I do not want to set up a full LAMP stack if I do not have too.
Any suggestions?submitted by yob106
I was checking out my new web host in cpanel and was happy to see Linux is the OS, but was surpirsed to see the kernel listed as version 2.6.
I don't know much about servers, I am just a desktop Linux user, but I understand the need for the stability over the latest and greatest. So is running such an old kernel common? Or should I start looking for a new web host that keeps their machines more up to date?
Thanks.submitted by MrKino99
I am using an old program written for Solaris that unfortunately only runs on a particular old Sun computer in a far-away research lab. I'd like to be able to ssh to it and project the GUI to my Mac from home (via X11forward), but I get a XAllocColorCells error every time.
I don't understand how the color mapping works, especially between different computers, but I think at least part of the issue is that the old software is expecting something like 8-bit color (256 colors) instead of the millions of colors on my Mac, which is causing the program to croak.
Do I need to fake having the right colors on my Mac, so I can see the software GUI on my monitor? If so, how might I go about doing that?
Or is there another relatively simple approach that would work (aside from rewriting the software code, of course)?
I have also tried using Ubuntu Linux in VirtualBox on my Mac, and I get the same error.submitted by sleepicat
While on battery power, my laptop will randomly freeze. Nothing is responsive, keyboard, mouse, opening/closing the lid. The only thing I can do is hard reboot. It seems to only happen if I return from a suspended state, but I'm not 100% sure. The freeze can occur minutes after being unplugged or hours later. I haven't identified a pattern.
It's happened on Linux Mint and Arch. I know hardware failure is a possibility, but I was hoping someone had other ideas why this could be happening.
edit: laptop = HP Probook 3570bsubmitted by illtragic