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LJDT: Workspaces



By: ab

September 8, 2009 1:54 pm

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This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

For a while now I have taken for granted the marvelous functionality commonly referred-to as “workspaces” in the X window system. Anybody using a graphical interface with X already probably has this functionality present by default and in many distributions the feature of multiple workspaces is even enabled by default The idea behind this article is to show how efficiency in the GUI can be improved using this feature and the ease of adopting the technology to suit your needs out of the box, because Linux Just Does That.

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Attaching SLED to DSFW Domain



By: sakila

September 4, 2009 4:36 pm

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Sakila Ravi explains how to attach a SLED workstation to a DSFW domain.

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Unable to Open URLs in GroupWise on SLED



By: SHASHIKALA

September 2, 2009 1:21 am

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When clicking on urls in GroupWise on SLED, Firefox is not getting invoked. Here’s a tip from SHASHIKALA that should help.

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LJDT: Installed RPM Size



By: ab

August 21, 2009 2:20 pm

Reads: 186

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Sometimes I find myself wondering how big an installed RPM’s files really are. Use a simple script to do all of the calculating of file sizes, plus see how to recreate the RPM from the system where the package is installed in the latest addition to Linux Just Does That.

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A little BASH scripting to backup the MBRs of all your machine’s Hard Drives

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By: maggot62

August 5, 2009 4:01 pm

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You may well have learned the DD command to back up the MBR of a disk. Most servers and some desktops will have more than one hard drive. Also the hard drive device names may vary from hda to sda etc. Here is a simple universal script to provide a backup solution for your Master Boot Records.

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Upgrading DHCP



By: bbendily

August 4, 2009 11:59 am

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Fix for problem after upgrading DHCPD RPM from Novell to the ISC.org downloaded version…

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SUDO or not SU

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By: maggot62

July 22, 2009 5:41 pm

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If you have a group of administrators who need root access to your Linux servers or desktops, consider assigning rights through SUDO rather than giving them the root password.

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Vi Editor Tips



By: mendesdomnic

July 21, 2009 9:59 am

Reads: 907

Domnic Mendes shares some tips on how to open multiple files in panes, and how to replace text quickly with Vi Editor.

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Omni Success Story: South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

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By: Omni-TS

July 17, 2009 2:26 pm

Reads: 297

Learn how the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) cut costs and improved service delivery in rural areas with Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and Userful Multiplier.

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LJDT: Taking Advantage of Screen



By: ab

July 1, 2009 3:29 pm

Reads: 306

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

Last week I was asked if there was a way to start an application at the command line and later come back to it from somewhere else. Normally in Linux/Unix (*nix) it is possible to ‘background’ a process and then return to it later on but that’s only if you are still in the same session where the process was sent to the background. This is useful to have something run while you do other things but reconnecting to this session cannot be done with just the shell. Thankfully ‘screen’ is on Linux systems by default (all of them I’ve used anyway) and as a result, Linux Just Does That.

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