Very useful screenshotting tip in Linux for taking a screenshot showing the contents of a a single window. |{~}-{Sat May 28 00:09:28} [email protected] } $ scrot -t 9 -s term.jpg With this command just run the command and then click the window you want to capture and it will save a screenshot of the contents …

Linus Torvalds has announced that the Linux kernel will make the jump from the 2.6 series to the 2.8.0 kernel. Does this mean that there will be no 2.7.0 kernel release? I guess so, there was 2.4, 2.5 and the current 2.6.x series, now they will make the jump over 2.7 to a 2.8.0 series. …

Compiling software in a distribution such as Gentoo, being part of the way the distribution works, makes it a fun task to do. Compiling the Linux kernel with genkernel all is very fast and simpler than the old way of having to compile the kernel with make -j4 && make modules then typing make modules_install …

This is the GDM theme I am using on Gentoo, this theme is the best amongst the many themes I got with this ebuild. And it looks very nice and professional. I used the login in a new window option in Gnome which uses Xnest to open a window displaying the Gnome desktop manager to …

Installing a vanilla kernel in the Gentoo distribution is very easy. Just install the vanilla kernel source from kernel.org and then unpack the sources into /usr/src/linux as shown below. I am using 2.6.39-rc6 and I have symlinked the source tree to /usr/src/linux. Then type cd linux/ and then run make menuconfig to set up your …

Hello there. I have just finished installing the vanilla 2.6.36-rc6 kernel in my Gentoo installation in a chroot, I tried to boot the standard Gentoo kernel and I got an error after the “Starting Mdev” line that said that the kernel could not find the root block device, but the file-system drivers for ext4 were …

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/06/22/download-official-redhat-linux-iso-image/. The link above is to the Redhat 6.2 Linux distribution, the first version of Linux I used. It ran very well on a Celeron 600 with 64MB of RAM and integrated graphics. Linux has come so far since it was first released, the desktop has gotten even easier to use and with the release …

http://igurublog.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/archs-dirty-little-notso-secret/ Quoting from the website. Most distributions, even Windows, sign their packages so that when the computer downloads and installs them, it can check the signature to make sure the package is authentic – it hasn’t been tampered with on the server, or anywhere between the server and the local system. This mechanism has been …

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-things-i-miss-about-old-school-linux/2309 Redhat Linux 6.2. The thing I miss the most about Linux is the coolness factor of having an operating system that is much better than Windows ’98 was and it supported your hardware without having to juggle disks installing drivers and installing virus scanners and other stuff to keep you safe on the Internet. …

I saw this on Slashdot. LingNoi writes with this excerpt from ComputerWorld UK:“The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times. The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on …