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Linux Support – Linking Linux and Windows NT

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Various Issue #45, January 1998 Our experts answer your technical questions. Touch Screen Support I am currently looking into the possibility of using a touch screen for my system. Which touch screens are supported by Linux? —Cheng Yap Red Hat 4.2 Touch screen support depends on the X server you are using. I’m not sure which (if any) touch screens ...

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Linux Support – Mixing Linux and NT

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Various Issue #44, December 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Setting Up Linux to use Two Processors I just upgraded to a dual Pentium Pro machine. The BIOS sees the two processors but I can’t tell if Linux (Kernel 2.0.27) uses both processors. How do I make Linux use its SMP features? —Jon Bishop Red Hat 4.1 To take ...

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Linux Support – Running XDM

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Various Issue #43, November 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Forgotten Password I cannot log on. My old password doesn’t work. I am the root on this system. How can I change the password or verify my old password? —Kevin Cary Red Hat 2.0.30 This is a much debated topic since it essentially involves breaking your system’s security. The ...

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Linux Support – Linux C Graphic Libraries

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Various Issue #42, October 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. Creating Hunt Groups I need to add a new user for a static IP account. How can I set it up so that the new user can dial into our regular hunt group? The way I have it set up now, I would need to assign each user a ...

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Linux Support – Configuring su for Security

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Various Issue #41, September 1997 Our experts answer your technical questions. The .plan File What are the .plan and .project files read by the finger command and what should they contain? —Chris MasonSlackware 2.0.29 In the good old days before the Web, there were no home pages. Instead, if I wanted to find out more about someone, I would “finger” ...

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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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