Can you recommend an X display manager for the Raspberry Pi?

The analogy is also frequently made with recipes for cooking food. These applications are not going away anytime soon. It doesn't take long to realize that this isn't how open source software works. Kernel modules, like the kernel itself, are usually written in C.

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Learn lpq to further your career

The terminal in Linux is a wild card. The API merely defines the interface; the piece of software that actually provides the API is known as the implementation of the API. Unix systems historically did not include many higher-level abstractions. Every transmitted ethernet frame can be seen by all connected …

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Whats the need for vhand in this day and age?

For copying files, for example, you need to download another tool when you use Windows. This can be extremely useful if the output or calculation you require consists of multiple commands, and it will be expected multiple times throughout the script execution. There are several good reasons for becoming familiar …

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Has gawk gone past its sell by date?

A block device, in contrast, is accessed as an array of bytes. This hides the underlying differences from the generic system calls which read and write to ordinary files. Filesystems may be individually added to and removed from the global namespace of files and directories. In a very real sense …

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Its all about rup

The thrust behind Linux development is not an effort to release perfect, bug-free code: it is to develop a free implementation of UNIX. Browsing the available tools will make you feel, as Homer Simpson put it, like a kid in some kind of store. Although there are numerous distributions available …

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How to install help on Ubuntu

ARP is not just restricted to ethernet devices, it can resolve IP addresses for other physical media, for example FDDI. It's basically community version of Red Hat without any fee or support. You can have the same issues with Linux, except most Linux upgrades don't require application reinstalls (and I've …

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Its all about xz

Thus, if one developer obtains and improves the source code of a program, the original author has the right to reject those improvements. Most open source applications have their own communities which are constantly evolving the software thus improving its quality and security. It was unbelievably naive of them to …

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My emacs and imapd workflow

Secondly, the DMA controller cannot access the whole of physical memory. You can also edit boot options on the fly from the GRUB menu. An INET socket would have an IP port address bound to it. It sounds counterintuitive and/or just plain stupid on paper, but is generally seen …

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Succeed with RedHat on Linux

The issues with the Diebold [2] voting systems in the US is testament [3] to the need for transparent systems that are trustworthy. The more flexible devices can be told (via their CSRs) which DMA channels to use and, in this case, the device driver can simply pick a free …

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How to install scp on Ubuntu

The Unix philosophy recommended utilizing small, purpose-built programs in combination to do complex overall tasks. An exit status of zero indicates success. Dynamic new technologies such as the Java technology and XML run swimmingly on Linux, as do any number of more esoteric programming languages, from Logo and Rebol to …

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Interesting apps based on tailf

It sounds counterintuitive and/or just plain stupid on paper, but is generally seen as the traditional and conservative way to do it. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. The source code for proprietary software is usually not made publicly available, or, if it is, there are generally severe …

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Whats the need for crond in this day and age?

Linux, on the other hand, builds on the Unix tradition by offering tried-and-true tools. If you want to use Linux as a platform for a very advanced application or application set, you will be interested in aspects of the system such as kernel hacking, the differences between various filesystems, and …

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Principles of LTTng-Tools under Linux

Once a system call is implemented in a stable version of the Linux kernel, it is set in stone. The use of such closed software in education may be justified only where no suitable open source solution exists. The timer bottom half handler processes both types of system timer. The …

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Configuring httpd in easy steps

Installation can take a while, depending on the speed of the computer and the options selected. If you told software developers a decade ago that the Windows operating system would "run Linux" in 2016, most of them would have laughed hysterically. (There are a few instance where a particular option …

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Linux adventures with bzless

It is being widely used in embedded devices such as mobile phones and PDAs (Personal Data Assistants). After installation has been completed, the next step should be to start exploring some of the numerous application programs that are automatically included in the installation. New stable releases come out approximately every …

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Learn how I improved whereis in two days

Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson started work on Unix in 1969, meaning that Unix will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. A common sector size is 512 bytes and the sector size was set when the disk was formatted, usually when the disk is manufactured. In Linux, blocks are generally …

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Running sshd inside a docker image

In many cases, the software's creator may have made a Linux version of the same program you use on other systems. It's Linux, not a proprietary operating system, that provides this vast scalability while also offering the underlying capabilities to abstract the various computing layers to make managing such a …

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Linux CLI goodness with strace

Linux keeps looking through the pending list from the start until there is a pass where no semaphore operations can be applied and so no more processes can be woken. For example 128 or 512 bytes, even if the device driver asks for less. For developers, opening one's mind to …

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Getting your Terminal emulator up and running on Linux

If two signals are generated for a process at the same time then they may be presented to the process or handled in any order. DevOps has existed in the IT buzzword lexicon for several years now, offering a better delineation (and working relationship) between developer and IT operations professionals …

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At the command line with numactl

Every process except the first has a parent. Every transmitted ethernet frame can be seen by all connected hosts and so every ethernet device has a unique address. There is also the reverse function, Reverse ARP or RARP, which translates phsyical network addresses into IP addresses. This pragmatic approach forces …

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Get the most out of Freesco

Very little Free Software would be written, and that which was written may not be released to the public. (See "Shell Built-in Commands.") Readline has variables that can be used to further customize its behavior. Sections are linear chunks of the object code that load into linear chunks of memory …

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Getting your CD burners up and running on Linux

What most of us call "files" are what Linux labels regular files. It stands to affect the people of the world at least as profoundly as the Industrial Age. From the process's perspective, the view of the system is as though it alone were in control. This operation is called …

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Programming with Python on Aurora

Interfaces documented by standards, such as the standard C library, will obviously always remain source compatible. It is the responsibility of the developers to fix these bugs as reported. The smallest addressable unit on a block device is the sector. Developing the core is pretty serious business, involving pretty serious …

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Getting C++ and CentOS to play nicely

Members of this process group (processes whose process group ID is equal to the current terminal process group ID) receive keyboard-generated signals such as SIGINT. Often the quickest way to access KPPP to set up an Internet connection is to open a terminal window (i.e., a text-only window in …

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Getting acquainted with Mandriva Linux

The basics of Unix programming have existed untouched for decades. Reading and changing a data source: An exampleA Linux machine is going to generate a lot of data in its day-to-day activity. Major players in the commercial arena are taking serious notice of Linux. Thereafter all of the applications file …

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Job control under Devil-Linux

A partition is a large group of sectors allocated for a particular purpose. In 1991, this final gap was filled by Linux, a kernel which was written independently of the GNU project by Linus Torvalds, then a computer science student in Finland, but which made use of GNU development tools …

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Developing with ip

By virtue of its open source licensing, Linux is freely available to anyone. The exact meaning of operations on a BSD socket depends on its underlying address family. This sort of memory is very fast but expensive, therefore most processors have a small amount of on-chip cache memory and more …

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Getting started with ypbind on Arch Linux

Because of POSIX standards and compliance, software written on Unix could be compiled for a Linux operating system with a usually limited amount of porting effort. When the process resumes operation it appears as if the signal handling routine were called normally. They will be the "power users" and the …

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Fundamentals of libpipeline

Its instructions are simple load and store instructions (load a value from memory, perform an operation and store the result back into memory). If the default handling is needed, then Linux can optimize the handling of the signal. A mere year later, ext2 ate its lunch. Although the terms free …

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Job control under Slackware

If job control is in effect, bash ignores SIGTTIN, SIGTTOU, and SIGTSTP. If you are just getting started with operating system development, this is not really the place to start. If this company transitions to another operating system, its staff would need to be retrained or hired, and much of …

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Learn file to further your career

However, diving in without an understanding of those projects, their communities, and how they operate can lead to frustrations for those companies as well as the open source communities. Connecting to the Internet with Linux is fairly simple. Secondly, the DMA controller cannot access the whole of physical memory. None …

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Redirecting output with G2Linx

Almost certainly, but it's doubtful that it would maintain the presence that Android currently enjoys in today's consumer market. For the old system timers the timer_active bit mask is check for bits that are set. There are more than enough Linux haters out there to spotlight their dislikes in Linux …

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Shortcuts for edquota made easy

In 2013, LinuxCounter.net (http://linuxcounter.net) estimated that the number of Linux users was over 70 million, and Google estimated that over 900 million Linux- based Android devices had shipped to date. In fact, some people say that it is now actually easier to install Linux than to install …

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How to evaluate error messages with less

Users of closed source operating systems must report the bug to the manufacturer and wait for the manufacturer to develop, test, and release a solution to the problem, known as a hot fix. Thus, there is no term free mathematics. Outsource open source software development to O2I and benefit from …

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Unwrapping rshd

Where does the bash fit in? Background processes that attempt to read from (write to) the terminal are sent a SIGTTIN (SIGTTOU) signal by the terminal driver, which, unless caught, suspends the process. Advances in mathematics cannot be copyrighted or patented, and they become immediately available for everyone to use …

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What's the purpose of the ChangeLog.txt file?

Further complications arise when shared virtual memory is not locked into physical memory. It is the scheduler that must select the most deserving process to run out of all of the runnable processes in the system. Even if you are an aged UNIX guru, what follows is probably of interest …

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What's your favourite CD burners

Many of the devices you own probably, such as Android phones, digital storage devices, personal video recorders, cameras, wearables, and more, also run Linux. There are many valid reasons why something might not be accepted, so don't take it personally if your code is rejected, and if possible, try to …

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Is COBOL the best programming language for Linux?

The reality is that not only are more and more businesses and other organizations finding out that Linux can help reduce the costs of using computers, but also that more and more companies are likewise discovering that Linux can also be a great way to make money. Critical mass will …

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