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Linux Support – Changing g++ Filenames

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Various Issue #38, June 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Deleting User Accounts I want to delete a user account. But I can’t find any command to do so. Is there any utility to do so? —Harry Wong A Simple Process Many of the Linux distributions ship with a deluser or userdel command that reverses the action of the ...

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Linux Support – Users Cannot Change Password

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Various Issue #37, May 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Netscape On MkLinux I have installed MkLinux on my Mac 6100. I log in and ftp Netscape. When I try to run the executable I get an error message saying I can’t run the binary. —Manny Duarte No MkLinux Binary As far as I know, Netscape does not support ...

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Linux Support – Setting Up An X Terminal

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Various Issue #36, April 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Doubling Connection Speed I have heard that it’s possible to set up Linux to combine two analog modems into one so as to double the speed of a connection. Is this true? If so, how does this work and where can I get more information on how to do ...

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Linux Support – Root Password Won’t Change


Various Issue #35, March 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Removing a Boot Manager How can I remove the boot manager from the master boot block of my hard disk? —Ralph Wu A Linux Solution A backup copy of your MBR is stored in /boot when first installing LILO. You can restore it with: dd if=/boot/boot.0300 of=/dev/hda bs=446 count=1 ...

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Linux Support – Decreasing Partition Size

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Various Issue #34, February 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Decreasing Partition Size I recently got a new PC with Windows 95 installed. With my old PC I used FIPS to decrease the size of the DOS partition and then used Linux FDISK to create Linux partitions. Windows 95 uses VFAT. Do you know of a utility or product ...

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Linux Support – Linux Won’t Recognize Drive

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Various Issue #32, December 1996 Our experts answer your technical questions. Tuning the Kernel to Recognize RAM How do I get Linux to recognize more than 64MB of RAM? I presume I may need to tune the kernel. How do I do this? —Edward Longstrom Forcing the Issue from LILO The reason Linux does not recognize more than 64MB of ...

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Linux Support – XF86Cig File under X-Windows


Various Issue #31, November 1996 Our experts answer your technical questions. Bootable Kernels and Slackware Installation I have a new scsi controller (aha2940) which my only hard drive is connected to. I can get the latest boot disk for my controller, but the kernel that gets installed by Slackware is unbootable. How do I use the kernel on my boot ...

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Linux Directories Explanation Part-1

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In this blog we will discuss about Linux directories for new Linux users coming from Windows. Windows and Linux evolved in very different ways. Linux is different so is its file structure, it also doesn’t install application like windows does. Let’s go end-to-end directories- /bin /bin in being short for “binaries” these are the most basic binaries which is another ...

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How to Dualboot and Multiboot Linux

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How to dual boot and multi boot Linux and Windows. Requirements A computer preinstalled with windows 10. A good internet connection(for downloading Linux and required software) Backup your windows data to an external disk(optional yet recommended) A Windows 10 live USB/disk or boot-repair disk(optional for preventive measures) A USB disk of capacity of more than 2 GB. Download Ubuntu So, ...

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Free and Open Source Network UTM Firewalls

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Free and Open Source Network UTM  Firewalls   pfSense pfSense is an open source security solution with a custom kernel based on the FreeBSD OS. It is a software distribution that is customised especially to be used as a firewall and router. This open source firewall can be installed on bare metal hardware and be managed entirely through a Web ...

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