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Linux Support – Using gcc and gdb

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Various Issue #40, August 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Trouble With crontab I’m having trouble using the crontab file. This is the first time I have tried it and have not been able to get it working. The daemon crond is running. In my crontab file I have the following line: 30 6 * * * /home/Talon/automail automail ...

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Linux Support – Changing Finger Information

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Various Issue #39, July 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Changing Finger Information How can I change the “user’s name” in my finger information to a different name? For instance, how could I change my name from “Dave” to “David” ? What commands would I need to use? —David Innes You can change that information (and more) using chfn ...

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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

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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

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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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