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Insight into GNU/Linux boot process

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unixbhaskar.blogspot: Linux has grown from a system that used to boot from a floppy providing no luxurious features to the user, to the current jazzy Linux systems. It is important to have an insight of the Linux boot procedure.

[Tip] Auto rotate images

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This data includes information about the position of the camera when the image was taken... However, some image programs use this data to rotate the image when displaying it while others don't, leaving the user to face inconsistent behaviour. This can be fixed.

[Howto] Sys admin tool of the week: sysstat

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The tool chain of a sys admin should always be comprised of effective tools. Today we are introducing the package sysstat. Read More

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  • Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 14
  • How to install ZTE MF626/MF100 HSDPA modem in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Qemu, Qemu-KVM, VirtualBox, play nice!
  • Top Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained
  • Func: Fedora Unified Network Controller

Creating An NFS-Like Standalone Storage Server With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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This tutorial shows how to set up a standalone storage server on CentOS 5.4. Instead of NFS, I will use GlusterFS here. The client system will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

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  • 9 Powerful Awk Built-in Functions for Numeric
  • How to Use Dropbox in a Non-Gnome Environment
  • Resolve Skype webcam issue in ubuntu 10.04
  • inkscape 0.47 and libpoppler.so.4
  • Exaile music player released with Equalizer and new plugins
  • Understanding Samba security modes
  • Optimise OpenOffice.org

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  • Bash String Comparison: Substrings
  • Resizing with F-Spot
  • Enhanced history searching in zsh
  • Replacing postfix and procmail with maildrop
  • Running WvDial without Root Permission

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Ubuntu 9.10)

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This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Ubuntu 9.10. I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.

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  • Disable the usage of history using HISTSIZE
  • Syntax Highlighting in Typepad
  • Expand The GNOME File Manager With Nautilus Actions
  • Execution Sequence of .bash_* files
  • Broadcom BCM4322 Wireless On Ubuntu Karmic
  • Fixing “connection refused” error in fetchmail on Ubuntu
  • How to Debug C Program using gdb in 5 Simple Steps
  • Install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx using PPA
  • Turbocharge OpenOffice.org Writer with AuthorSupportTool
  • Increase Firefox Address Bar Font Size
  • How To Enable Mouse Gestures In Linux With Easystroke
  • How to Install And Setup Ubuntu One In Kubuntu
  • enable NSRP dynamic route synchronisation

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Testing The Different Ubuntu 10.04 Kernels
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #184
  • [notice] ArchBang moves to a new /home
  • Making Chrome more Lucid
  • Beautify Your Desktop : An Open Letter
  • Migrating from 4 device raid5 to 6 device raid6
  • Switching to Slackware
  • Remaining time in the Battery Monitor widget
  • Manage GDM theme in new Gnome with GDM2Setup
  • Scratchbox on Ubuntu
  • How To Create A Tune with Linux Multimedia Studio
  • Mysql Sphinx Storage Engine
  • List RPM Files
  • Red Hat and JBoss to host third annual EMEA Partner Summit
  • Happy Pi Day 2010 to geeks everywhere
  • Bash Shell Read a Line Field By Field
  • GNOME and Project:Possibility
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AMD and Linux Kernel

  • Ataribox runs Linux on AMD chip and will cost at least $250
    Atari released more details about its Ataribox game console today, disclosing for the first time that the machine will run Linux on an Advanced Micro Devices processor and cost $250 to $300. In an exclusive interview last week with GamesBeat, Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac (short for Mac Conuladh) said Atari will begin a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this fall and launch the Ataribox in the spring of 2018. The Ataribox will launch with a large back catalog of the publisher’s classic games. The idea is to create a box that makes people feel nostalgic about the past, but it’s also capable of running the independent games they want to play today, like Minecraft or Terraria.
  • Linux 4.14 + ROCm Might End Up Working Out For Kaveri & Carrizo APUs
    It looks like the upstream Linux 4.14 kernel may end up playing nicely with the ROCm OpenCL compute stack, if you are on a Kaveri or Carrizo system. While ROCm is promising as AMD's open-source compute stack complete with OpenCL 1.2+ support, its downside is that for now not all of the necessary changes to the Linux kernel drivers, LLVM Clang compiler infrastructure, and other components are yet living in their upstream repositories. So for now it can be a bit hairy to setup ROCm compute on your own system, especially if running a distribution without official ROCm packages. AMD developers are working to get all their changes upstreamed in each of the respective sources, but it's not something that will happen overnight and given the nature of Linux kernel development, etc, is something that will still take months longer to complete.
  • Latest Linux kernel release candidate was a sticky mess
    Linus Torvalds is not noted as having the most even of tempers, but after a weekend spent scuba diving a glitch in the latest Linux kernel release candidate saw the Linux overlord merely label the mess "nasty". The release cycle was following its usual cadence when Torvalds announced Linux 4.14 release candidate 2, just after 5:00PM on Sunday, September 24th.
  • Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Release Candidate of Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS
    Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series continues with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone, which Linus Torvalds himself announces this past weekend. The update brings more updated drivers and various improvements. Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of Linux kernel 4.14 last week when he announced the first Release Candidate, and now the second RC is available packed full of goodies. These include updated networking, GPU, and RDMA drivers, improvements to the x86, ARM, PowerPC, PA-RISC, MIPS, and s390 hardware architectures, various core networking, filesystem, and documentation changes.