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    Re: pyfragtools: Defragmenter for Linux

    If you use something like htop you can break down cpu usage by type, i'd guess a lot of the bottleneck will be in io-waits and I'd be fairly sure that the bottleneck is in the ntfs drivers as the...
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    Re: IP's on the network?

    Nobody answers to broadcast pings (not even most routers) I guess its some kind of security risk
    cat /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts will tell you if you'd respond to a -b

    ofc if...
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    Re: IP's on the network?

    DO you have access to the routers config, if so you can look at the arp cache or dhcp table to see whos connected (or has been since the last router reboot or within the dhcp timeout length)

    nmap...
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    Re: Anyone know how I can get some free RAM?

    don't buy "dell ram" just find out what type you have and look on ebay, it'll be much cheaper.
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    Poll: Re: open source: how much have you contributed?

    I wrote a couple a small project that never got any interest then got made useless by upstart. I've also submitted patches to couple of projects. but mostly I just report bugs and help new users do...
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    Re: Linux laptop alarm?

    You need a script that does something like

    While screen locked: #something like $(pgrep screensaver) should work for the condition
    set volumes to 100% #amixer is probably the tool you want
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    Re: Open Source Alternatives to GMail

    http://www.noupe.com/ajax/10-ajax-webmail-clients.html

    I'd look at roundcube but you may prefer a different look.
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    Re: Darwin Kernel vs Linux Kernel

    well most of your points are so basic that anything above a games console OS has them.


    xen/parallels are hypervirtulisers that means
    1) It has nothing to do with darwin vs linux
    2) It runs...
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    Re: ATi Open drivers are coming of age... :)

    thanks, Navario. I don't have time to track development anymore so i would probably have missed that if you hadn't reposted it here :D
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    Re: Darwin Kernel vs Linux Kernel

    -threads (How is this even a point?)
    -processes (How is this even a point?)
    -pre-emptive multitasking (Yep, oh and if you don't want it you can have non-preemptive kernel or if you want a...
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    Re: Raid 0 for better speed?

    bn
    AS i understand it there are 3 types of raid
    1) Software raid, fully supported by Linux but limited to the number of HDD you can physically connect to your motherboard
    2) Hardware raid, because...
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    Re: Suggestions for good FOSS reporting tool

    python? Erm i know it's not what you asked for but python-matplotlib, can output lots of nice graphs, you just need to decide what you want them to show (which is always going to be the hard part),...
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    Re: Valve confirms Steam coming to Linux

    http://store.steampowered.com/public/client/steam_client_linux

    and the bash snippet are pretty good proof that it is in the works. TBH i always just wanted the client, then individual games can...
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    Re: truth behind rpm and deb?

    To the end user there is almost no difference.
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    Re: Advantages of /var, /usr, and /boot?

    /usr is pretty static so i can mount it ro (this a tiny bit is good for security, but also prevents anything messing up my system by mistake)
    /var is fairly dynamic but i can mount it noexec and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Broadcom in lspci

    If the card isn't showing up under windows either, then check the physical switch and your bios.
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    Re: Out Of Curiousity

    1 kB = 8 kbits
    22 kb = 176 kbits

    so about half your d/l is being used on that file.

    p.s in future use a mirror and your upgrades should d/l much faster
  18. Re: how much space do you devote to / while /home and /opt are seperate from it.

    5-6 GB for /

    or

    3-5 for /usr
    1-1 for /var
    for /
    for /boot
  19. Re: Remove back/fw drop-down menus from Nautilus

    If you want that level of customisability, then GNOME is not the DE you are looking for *wave's hand*.

    Actually if it's just a one off you can probably manage it, but generally GNOME isn't that...
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    Re: Quick Boot Up in 10.4 - reminds me of Vista

    bootchart or it didn't happen! but seriously it sounds like a bug a quick look at your bootchart should give enough info to help you.
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    Re: someone help me with a bit of bash?

    while true is true (i.e this is always going to happen) write his name to the screen, this program will continue looping until it is killed.
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    Re: Btrfs to kill zsf and ext4 filesystems

    Im not a kernel hacker, all my knowledge comes from blogs/etc, here are a few links that may explain my POV (i know this is a bit of a cop out but anything else is in effect just going to be...
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    Re: someone help me with a bit of bash?

    When reading a varialbe in bash you need to prepend it with $ (e.g $x)
    It's also good practice to make it safe by putting "quotes" around it so that it is always read as a single token (e.g "$x")
    ...
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    Re: Btrfs to kill zsf and ext4 filesystems

    It was/is maintained by others, the truth is it wasn't just the politics tho the fs didn't do things the kernel way and required a lot of changes, reiser himself didn't help matters by not coperating...
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    Re: Btrfs to kill zsf and ext4 filesystems

    while reiser4 may never make it into the mainline due to politics, btrfs is a reiser-like fs and it's main developer was a reiserfs developer, so reiserfs lives on IMHO.


    I've been using btrfs...
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