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lubuntu 11.10 verbose boot

Lubuntu sits with a blank screen for more than a minute after switch on  while it is booting to the desktop. to get the old fashioned verbose mode back, edit:-  /etc/default/grub gksudo pico /etc/default/grub GRUB_TIMEOUT=10   #change from 10 to 0 … Continue reading

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Finding machine specifications on linux

Finding machine specifications on linux hwinfois a command available in various distros, and provides a nicely formatted output on screen or to a log file.In Debian-Edu (Skolelinux) hwinfo has shown better results than discover when detecting mouse, keyboard and monitor. … Continue reading

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Short tips

Mounting an iso – Example:mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/downloads/pup.iso /mnt/ImageThe ‘-t’ option specifies the filetype – this is optional.This command works with both ISO and MDF images. making a floppy image file from a bootable floppy to use when … Continue reading

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Acer Aspire one – Tips

The Acer aspire one netbook runs a modified version of Redhat Linux called Linpus. This is the fastest booting Linux I have seen, it is ready for use 20 seconds after pressing the on button. Wireless setup was straight forward … Continue reading

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smoothwall on flash card + spamassasin

Setting up spam assassinhttp://member.melbpc.org.au/~parsonsd/filtering/spamass.html Smoothwall on CF (flash card) http://community.smoothwall.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16604&highlight=usb+install

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Using RPM as an intrusion detection system

to use the Red hat package manager as an intrusion detection system Some of the commands in the following list require the importation of the Red Hat GPG public key into the system’s RPM keyring. This key verifies that packages … Continue reading

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Floppy to Floppy copy with only one drive

Floppy to Floppy Copy with only one drive #!/bin/sh#Floppy to floppy copy with only one floppy drive#Copy this script to a file and give it a name eg. floppycopy#Make it executable with the command :- chmod +x floppycopy#Usage#In a terminal,#cd … Continue reading

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