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Linux

Grub From the Ground Up

Post date: April 12, 2005, 17:04 Category: Software Views: 2698 Comments
Tutorial quote: Grub is a world-class boot loader with insufficient documentation. In many ways it blows the doors of LILO. For instance, it's MUCH easier to use Knoppix to rebuild a grub boot loader than to rebuild a LILO boot loader. However, until you're comfortable with grub, it might seem just the opposite. All too often grub dumps you at a grub> prompt with no hint of what you should do. You might have heard that a successful reboot is just three commands away, but which commands? The state of grub's documentation is such that you can't figure it out unless you already know grub.

That catch 22 is the very purpose of this document. This document will to give you enough grub expertise that you can create a grub boot floppy on a working machine with grub installed (not necessarily as the bootloader, just installed), and use that floppy to bust back into a Linux machine with a blown bootloader, and then use that floppy to actually install grub as the bootloader.

This document does not discuss using grub to boot or dual boot Windows, mach, BSD, or other non-Linux operating systems. I might write on that subject later. But in the meantime, once you're familiar with the principles and practices of grub, given some study of existing documentation you'll probably be able to use grub to boot non-Linux operating systems.
Gentoo

Fbsplash on gentoo

Post date: April 12, 2005, 05:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 3540 Comments
Tutorial quote: Gensplash is a project started by Spock whose aim is to create a set of tools which could enrich the Gentoo boot process by displaying messages, animations, progress bars, etc. An explanation of the various things named *splash (bootsplash, gensplash, fbsplash, and splashutils) and how they relate to each other, can be found at Spock's Gensplash site.

Fbsplash is part of the gensplash project. According to fbsplash's documentation, "the framebuffer splash is a kernel feature that allows displaying a background picture on selected consoles and switching the first console to the so-called silent mode, while booting/rebooting/shutting down the system." The fbsplash device is accessed through the /dev/fbsplash device node. For fbsplash to work, a frame buffer device is required.
OSX

VNC control of a Mac under OS X 10.4

Post date: December 10, 2005, 08:12 Category: Network Views: 5698 Comments
Tutorial quote: VNC support is built right into Tiger. This means you can remote control you mac from an another mac a PC or even you Palm or Blackberry.

However the functionality is a bit hidden. Here are the simple steps to set it up. Remember this is TIGER not Panther.
Unix+clones

Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

Post date: June 4, 2005, 03:06 Category: Benchmarks Views: 3120 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article is written solely from the frustration that I could not get a clear picture on what the G5 and Mac OS X are capable of. So, be warned; this is not an all-round review. It is definitely the worst buyer’s guide that you can imagine. This article cares about speed, performance, and nothing else! No comments on how well designed the internals are, no elaborate discussions about user friendliness, out-of-the-box experience and other subjective subjects. But we think that you should have a decent insight to where the G5/Mac OS X combination positions itself when compared to the Intel & AMD world at the end of this article.
OSX

Recover a dead hard drive using dd

Post date: October 23, 2006, 03:10 Category: System Views: 15355 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Unix program dd is a disk copying util that you can use at the command line in order to make a disk image. It makes a bit-by-bit copy of the drive it's copying, caring nothing about filesystem type, files, or anything else. It's a great way to workaround the need for Norton Ghost.

Normally, in order to make a disk image, the disk you're copying from has to be able to spin up and talk -- in other words, it's OK to make a copy if the disk is healthy. But what happens when your disk is becoming a doorstop? As long as it continues to spin, even with physical damage on the drive, dd and Mac OS X will get you out of the fire.
Fedora+Core

Fedora Core 6, making the Linux desktop for your parents (or the Linux desktop that does it all)

Post date: January 27, 2007, 07:01 Category: Desktop Views: 6129 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial including a script that will configure and download all necessary components to make Fedora Core a multimedia rich Desktop and also ready for "normal" people. Explanations about what each line does are included, as well as screenshots. PDF and TXT's are also available.

It is a walkthrough of steps to take and explains what they do.
OSX

Enhancing Performance Of Mac OS X

Post date: December 29, 2005, 14:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 6227 Comments
Tutorial quote: There are certain things that would help Mac OS X perform well and be more responsive (you could say 'snappy'). Here are some ways to eliminate the typical bottlenecks.
Unix+clones

A Tcl(Tutorial for Cool Languages) for Tcl/Tk

Post date: September 21, 2006, 00:09 Category: Programming Views: 5070 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial for Tcl/Tk language. Teaches how to develop and code graphical applications using Tcl/Tk. Teachs how to make GUI(Graphical User Interface) programes for Windows, Linux and Mac OS.
OpenSUSE

SMILE - Slideshow video creator for Linux in openSUSE 11.0

Post date: August 20, 2008, 22:08 Category: Multimedia Views: 3821 Comments
Tutorial quote: SMILE, Slideshow Maker In Linux Environnement is a free opensource slideshow creating tool for GNU/Linux, although it also works on Mac OS/X. SMILE helps to create video slideshows from images, that can be played on almost all medias. The numerous features and the simplicity of use make it possible to create dynamic and rich slideshows in just a few clicks, without having to worry about technical issues or complicated settings.
OpenSUSE

LXDE - Light Weight Desktop Environment for openSUSE Linux

Post date: August 11, 2008, 19:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4840 Comments
Tutorial quote: Install configure and use LXDE desktop environment in openSUSE. LXDE is a new project aimed to provide a new desktop environment which is lightweight and fast. It’s not designed to be powerful and bloated, but to be usable and slim enough, and keep the resource usage low. Different from other desktop environments, LXDE doesn’t tightly integrate every component. Instead, LXDE makes all components independent, and each of them can be used independently with few dependencies.
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