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The Trials and Tribulations of Installing LinuxPPC 2000 Q4

Paul Barry Issue #88, August 2001 Read the manual before turning your Mac over to Linux. I recently wrote about using Mac OS X as my main desktop OS (see “Mac OS X: First Impressions” at http://www.linuxjournal.com/articles/misc/0035.html). Prior to working with Mac OS X (the X is read as ten), I ran a Mac OS 9/LinuxPPC dual-boot system. A longtime ...

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Focus: Platforms

Richard Vernon Issue #88, August 2001 With this month’s feature articles we cover both hardware and software. The topic “platforms” is almost as broad as “computers” because anything upon which something else is dependent can be considered a platform. With this month’s feature articles we cover both hardware and software. Frequently, when people think platform they think processor architecture. And ...

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Kernel Panic on Boot

Best of Technical Support Various Issue #87, July 2001 Our experts answer your technical questions. Tar over rsh I’m running a small private LAN with Linux Red Hat 7.0. The following command was entered on system “lucy”, with the resultant message: [root@lucy]# tar cvf testbed:/home/someuser file.txt Permission denied. tar: testbed\:/home/someuser: Cannot open: Input/output error tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting ...

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Create User Interfaces with Glade

Mitch Chapman Issue #87, July 2001 Mitch shows how to use gnome-python’s libglade binding to build Python-based GUI applications with little manual coding. Glade is a GUI builder for the Gtk+ toolkit. Glade makes it easy to create user interfaces interactively, and it can generate source code for those interfaces as well as stubs for user interface callbacks. The libglade ...

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CVS: An Introduction

Ralph Krause Issue #87, July 2001 Take advantage of the ability to track file versions, collaborate on projects and get back yesterday’s work. If you have downloaded software from the Internet, especially from SourceForge, you probably noticed the letters CVS. CVS stands for Concurrent Versions System and is a tool that allows developers to keep track of their projects. It ...

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Debugging Memory on Linux

Petr Sorfa Issue #87, July 2001 Petr explains how programmers can prevent nasty program memory bugs. All programs use memory, even ones that do nothing. Memory misuse results in a good portion of fatal program errors, such as program termination and unexpected behavior. Memory is a device for handling information. Program memory is usually associated with the amount of physical ...

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Focus: Program Development

Don Marti Issue #87, July 2001 Have fun with these development tools, but don’t forget to take a break from coding and read something. Read more. I know it sounds like something you might see on a bookmobile poster, but seriously, read more. There are so many tools for writing stuff, and so many places to distribute what we write, ...

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fsck without Reboot

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Best of Technical Support Various Issue #86, June 2001 Our experts answer your technical questions. PPP on a PCMCIA Modem My Dell arrived with factory-installed Red Hat 6.2, Kernel 2.2.14-6.1.1, and a factory-installed PCMCIA modem. All worked fine until one day, I turned on the PC and at bootup I was told: Bringing up interface ppp0 FAILED Somewhat later during ...

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Polish Linux

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John Biggs Issue #86, June 2001 Linux found quick acceptance and a knowledgeable developer audience in Poland. Five minutes from the center of Warsaw and the city’s looming. A Soviet-era palace of culture, it’s a place where software is almost free. As in many Central and Eastern European countries, software piracy is rampant, and you can buy a copy of ...

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Linux Terminal Server Project

Jorge Eduardo Lema Issue #86, June 2001 Reduce costs and improve productivity with easy-to-install diskless workstations. The Open Source movement can help many people and institutions in Latin America by giving them access to technologies and knowledge that are otherwise restricted to developed countries. The lack of economic resources, proper infrastructure and technical education for the vast majority of the ...

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