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Back up Your Gnome Desktop and Settings

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yatsite.blogspot: Yourgnome allow users to backup all things relative to Gnome on your Linux Machine. Packs everything into a tar.gz into your Home folder.

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  • Using Grep

  • prevent graphical grub menu on startup
  • Linux Commands to Create NTFS Filesystem on USB Stick
  • Installing Roboform in Linux and integrating it with Firefox
  • LaTeX made easy
  • Installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Creating Cover Art with Open-Source Software
  • How to squeeze blank lines using cat or less
  • Distro Choice: Based on Using runlevels

A great new theme for PCLinuxOS 2009.1

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For those who wish a new theme for their PCLinuxOS 2009.1 desktops, a nice one just showed up in repositories. It features a much softer look than the shipped theme and I'll show you the steps to install it.

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  • HOWTO remotely install debian over gentoo without physical access

  • Commandline 101: Ping and Traceroute
  • Hotplug a CPU
  • Printing in black and white on Linux
  • OOo: queries: multiplying two fields together, and summing
  • vimdiff - Edit two or Three versions of a file with Vim and show differences
  • Tiny bash scripts: check Internet connection availability
  • Use a Different Color for the Root Shell Prompt

The Perfect Server - Fedora 10 [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Fedora 10 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3.

VMware Workstation 6.5.1 build-126130 and Linux kernel 2.6.29

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With the attached patch you can persuade your VMware Workstation to work on the newest Linux kernel 2.6.29. There are no guarantees, but it works for me(tm).

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  • How to Distro Hop Without Killing Your Productivity

  • Installing Debian from harddisk
  • Video: Enable Desktop Search on Ubuntu 8.10
  • Scan a Range of IPs
  • Really Fixing mplayer Sound Problems
  • How to Remove Pulse Audio Ubuntu
  • I Use Ubuntu and There’s No “su”!
  • How-To: Set Up Gmail in KMail (KDE4)
  • Display Your Public IP Address in the Shell Prompt
  • Howto build Debian Live CD

Solutions for tracing UNIX applications

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This tutorial is for UNIX system developers and administrators who are looking for the best ways to troubleshoot applications problems running on their systems.

KVM Virtualization With Enomalism 2 On An Ubuntu 8.10 Server

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Enomalism ECP (Elastic Computing Platform) provides a web-based control panel that lets you design, deploy, and manage virtual machines on one or more host systems (in the case of multiple systems, we speak of a cluster or cloud).

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  • Change mysql server time zone

  • Boot an ISO image from hard disk?
  • Nagios made easy
  • How PAM works
  • Firefox and KDE: How to Play Nice
  • Medibuntu: non-free-codecs for Jaunty
  • Measuring Heavy CPU Usage Over Time
  • Password-less SSH Connection
  • Running Complex Commands with sudo
  • Getting Started with Firewall Builder
  • Get a stable and secure server setup with CentOS, RPMForge, and Utter Ramblings
  • DNS Cache Snooping in a Single Command
  • Get Flash Player working once and for all on 64-bit Ubuntu
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Graphics: VC4 and AMDVLK Driver

  • VC4 display, VC5 kernel submitted
    For VC5, I renamed the kernel driver to “v3d” and submitted it to the kernel. Daniel Vetter came back right away with a bunch of useful feedback, and next week I’m resolving that feedback and continuing to work on the GMP support. On the vc4 front, I did the investigation of the HDL to determine that the OLED matrix applies before the gamma tables, so we can expose it in the DRM for Android’s color correction. Stefan was also interested in reworking his fencing patches to use syncobjs, so hopefully we can merge those and get DRM HWC support in mainline soon. I also pushed Gustavo’s patch for using the new core DRM infrastructure for async cursor updates. This doesn’t simplify our code much yet, but Boris has a series he’s working on that gets rid of a lot of custom vc4 display code by switching more code over to the new async support.
  • V3D DRM Driver Revised As It Works To Get Into The Mainline Kernel
    Eric Anholt of Broadcom has sent out his revised patches for the "V3D" DRM driver, which up until last week was known as the VC5 DRM driver. As explained last week, the VC5 driver components are being renamed to V3D since it ends up supporting more than just VC5 with Broadcom VC6 hardware already being supported too. Eric is making preparations to get this VideoCore driver into the mainline Linux kernel and he will then also rename the VC5 Gallium3D driver to V3D Gallium3D.
  • AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixed For Rise of the Tomb Raider Using Application Profiles
    With last week's release of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux ported by Feral Interactive, when it came to Radeon GPU support for this Vulkan-only Linux game port the Mesa RADV driver was supported while the official AMDVLK driver would lead to GPU hangs. That's now been fixed. With the latest AMDVLK/XGL source code as of today, the GPU hang issue for Rise of the Tomb Raider should now be resolved.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Performance Boosted By Updated BIOS/AGESA

With last week's initial launch-day Linux benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 2600X / Ryzen 7 2700X some found the Linux performance to be lower than Windows. While the root cause is undetermined, a BIOS/AGESA update does appear to help the Linux performance significantly at least with the motherboard where I've been doing most of my tests with the Ryzen 7 2700X. Here are the latest benchmark numbers. Read more

GNU: The GNU C Library 2.28 and Guix on Android

  • Glibc 2.28 Upstream Will Build/Run Cleanly On GNU Hurd
    While Linux distributions are still migrating to Glibc 2.27, in the two months since the release changes have continued building up for what will eventually become the GNU C Library 2.28. The Glibc 2.28 work queued thus far isn't nearly as exciting as all the performance optimizations and more introduced with Glibc 2.27, but it's a start. Most notable at this point for Glibc 2.28 is that it will now build and run cleanly on GNU/Hurd without requiring any out-of-tree patches. There has been a ton of Hurd-related commits to Glibc over the past month.
  • Guix on Android!
    Last year I thought to myself: since my phone is just a computer running an operating system called Android (or Replicant!), and that Android is based on a Linux kernel, it's just another foreign distribution I could install GNU Guix on, right? It turned out it was absolutely the case. Today I was reminded on IRC of my attempt last year at installing GNU Guix on my phone. Hence this blog post. I'll try to give you all the knowledge and commands required to install it on your own Android device.
  • GNU Guix Wrangled To Run On Android
    The GNU Guix transactional package manager can be made to run on Android smartphones/tablets, but not without lots of hoops to jump through first.