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  • Main System Specs:
    Dell Inspiron 530 Core Duo 3.06 Ghz 2 Gig DDR2 Ram nVidia 9800GT Intel HD audio HP Deskjet 6122 OS: Gentoo
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    Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L Dual core 1.8 Ghz OC'ed to 2.96 Ghz 4 Gig DDR2 Ram nVidia GTX 465 Intel HD audio OS: Gentoo
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    MSI 870-G45 AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T 4 Gig DDR3 Ram nVidia 9500GT OS: Gentoo
  1. Systemd had me looking at FreeBSD. If only nvidia supported BSD, but since they don't... I'm in the process of changing all my systems from Gnome to KDE. I've been using XFCE in the mean time. Systemd is ugly and not well supported by 3rd parties. If you're booting enough to care about the boot time, you're doing something wrong. It wouldn't be so bad if it was untuitive to write your own start up scripts, but even looking at writing a simple one gave me a headache. It reminded me of AIX administration. It's definitely going the wrong way.
  2. The only computers that will have problems are those running *nix as a 32-bit system. I doubt anyone will be running 32-bit in 2037, so probably nobody will have problems. Unless you're running an ancient P4 or older, you should be running 64-bit already anyways. P4 Prescott (2004) and newer all support 64-bit.
  3. Personally, I've found the distro that works for me. I've stopped caring for the most part if the rest of the world adopts it. One thing about Gentoo is that you just assume that they won't. I have noticed a lot of companies using FreeBSD. I guess FreeBSD allows them to more easily close their systems while still using a *nix. It appears that Sony is going to be using FreeBSD for the PS4, and we already know about Macs using it. One thing that just happened recently to me is I had a motherboard die. I swapped out the motherboard with one with the same processor family and it booted right up. I didn't need to call anyone for a new key or download new drivers. Of course, I swapped it to the board that it came from in the first place, so that I already had the kernel configured for it. I'm glad I kept it in the config.
  4. Here's something I use for bash scripts every now and then (like a mayan long count calender). $ date +%s 1370052365 Hello unix time. EDIT: Decided to try one of the OP commands with the +%s output. $ date --date="Feb 2 2014 13:12:10" +%s 1391368330
  5. Thanks for this. In Gentoo, to install, it's: # emerge fdupes Found a duplicate video or two and a duplicated ripped cd.
  6. At work I always have to delete a large number of duplicates in a list of harness numbers. I use Excel to split off the prefix and suffix before using the "Remove Duplicates" function.
  7. I looked at the uniq man page and there was one very important paragraph The file has to be sorted before the uniq command can be used. Sorting may not be something you would want to do in some files. So, if you have the following: aa bb aa cc aa bb By the way, it's -7 Uinal and -19 K'n until doomsday. I made a script to count down according to the Mayan long count.
  8. /usr is on the root partition. I put /usr/portage and /usr/portage/distfiles on separate partitions due to the types of data on them. /usr/portage has many small files that are checked by md5sum, so I use reiserfs. /usr/portage/distfiles has many large files, so I use XFS. That's what I was trying to express. Surely, Arch has some package management system that could benefit from some type of targeted partitioning. Anyways, I was also trying to explain that I put my BOINC home on a separate partition also (/var/lib/boinc). This is to protect the rest of the system from any potential data bombs that you sometimes get from boinc projects. It also allows me to set my preferences to use 100% of the hard drive. You would have to know about BOINC to know why I would want to do this.
  9. Since we're on the topic of partitioning, I figure I'll give an example of how I would typically partition my Gentoo systems. My main system is kind of an oddball due to me changing from the Pre-installed 32-bit Ubuntu to 32-bit Gentoo and then to 64-bit Gentoo (when I realized my processor was 64-bit). I also set up a partition for BOINC which I run as a hobby. Basically, I add 2 partitions to optimize for the package management system. I use reiserfs for the portage ebuilds to help sync the multitude of little files faster. I use XFS to handle the large package downloads. # ext2, boot /dev/sda1 --> /boot # swap /dev/sda2 # ext3, root /dev/sda3 --> / # reiserfs, portage /dev/sda5 --> /usr/portage # XFS, distfiles /dev/sda6 --> /usr/portage/distfiles # BOINC, so it can't interfere with system files and can set boinc disk usage to 100% /dev/sda7 --> /var/lib/boinc
  10. My suggestion: /dev/sda1 --> small boot partition /dev/sda2 --> appropriately sized swap drive /dev/sda3 --> everything else (if that's what you're wanting)
  11. Is this the same as 'CONFIG_PERF_EVENTS'? I'm looking to see if I have CONFIG_PERF enabled, but I can only find the former. It is, however, being forced on me for some reason and the <help> says to enable it if in doubt. Apparently, it's autoselected by enabling virtualization options. I'm currently running kernel (gentoo-sources) 3.6.11 on everything.
  12. I guess I need to stop by a little more often. Anyways, I don't know who knows what or remembers what about me, but my doctors are telling me my cancer's cured. I only get MRI's once a year now and they've hinted I don't even need that. However, I am still borderline anemic. I hope RR found the answer he was looking for.
  13. If I'm not mistaken, once somebody successfully ssh'es in, they ARE local. They don't need to be in the house or on your keyboard. So...keep your ports closed or use a port other than 22. I know I can do pretty much anything I want to on my system after I ssh in from work.
  14. I have Skype working just fine on my Gentoo install. I'd get the webcam working in Cheese before attempting Skype. Are you sure you have a proper driver? One kernel module my Logitech camera uses is uvcvideo.
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