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[How-to] Fix for Ubuntu unable to shutdown with ACPI turned off due to a problem with GeForce FX 5200 and OnBoard Intel Chipset
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Bharath
The title might be a little long so let me explain it here. This is in relation to my post on Ubuntu hanging during boot with nVidia FX 5200. A brief history: I tried to install and boot Ubuntu (all releases till date) with my card, and ACPI settings turned on. The LiveCD boot and the boot after installation, both hang halfway. My previous solution was toΒ turn off ACPI in BIOS.

Am I the only person who gets ln -s the wrong way round every time?
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
ln -s d1 d2 # Am I the only person who gets this the wrong way round every fucking time? Similar to most people who have posted there - I used to still get it wrong every time. It’s become a habit for me to do a man ln or ln -help before I execute this command :\ Great tip here though: but then I finally found out about the relationship between ln and cp

find command examples
· β˜• 3 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I’ve used find extensively and always wanted to writeup a nice post on this, but the linked post trumps my effort!Β Copy pasted from his blog, as the person’s allowed to do so. Also, as a general note - before using exec with the actual command, do preview it! ` —————————————————————————————— remove empty directories —————————————————————————————— find . -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir ` —————————————————————————————— change various file attributes ——————————————————————————————

Removing file named -rf in Unix
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
I did something crazy at some point that created a file called “-rf” on my filesystem. Now I can’t figure out how to delete it. I’ve tried: rm "-rf" rm -rf But these just exit immediately. Arrgh! Anyone know how to remove this file? Preferably without accidentally cleaning out my whole folder. heh. What’re the odds, eh? via Removing “-rf” file in Unix - Super User.

File meta data and location of notes saved in notes tab of Nautilus
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

I spend quite a lot of time on Super User(Β my repis a testament to that I guess ;) ) - both on the site as well as the mindblowingly awesomeΒ chat (if you haven’t been here, you *must* drop by).

Today a user dropped by and asked a very nice question -Β which went like -

I have some files that have some text in the notes fields(the tab where you put notes in the properties dialog box)… so can I output those texts with using the ls command.


[How to] Search through Bash history
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
Quick tip - if you use the Terminal as much as I do, ever been in a situation where you’ve written a particularly long command, and then want to issue that command again but can’t recall it ? Use the history command, and pipe it to grep to search it! history | grep -i <search-term> This will give you all commands with the search term and the corresponding line number.

Always display the location bar in Nautilus
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
This is a pretty good tip. The default style irritates me to no end. Check out the full post, there are some great tips, especially if you’re new to Nautilus like me. Ever since some distros started their attempt to become more β€œuser-friendly” and gaining the nice looks, some default features got changed. In this case, it’s the location bar. Instead of it they got some buttons that shows the location and let you navigate through the directories!

Five tips for a more efficient Linux desktop | Five Tips | TechRepublic.com
· β˜• 1 min read · ✍️ Sathya
1: The pager I am always shocked at how few people actually use the Linux pager. It’s been around forever and has always served the same functionality β€” it offers the user multiple desktops to keep the desktop better organized. I employ the pager like this: With four workspaces, I dedicate each workspace to a different use. My layout looks like this: Desktop 1 is for networking tools.

Mission: Get Bluetooth Stereo Headset Working in Linux. Current Status: EPIC FAIL
· β˜• 2 min read · ✍️ Sathya

I’ve owned a Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970 for nearly 2 years now{#aptureLink_GW9kUit5Kx}, and I use it pretty often with my previous phone ( the Sony Ericsson P1i{#aptureLink_Szc3RZREO3} ), and my current iPhone 3G. I also use it occasionally on my laptop. It has worked fine in Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7. Getting it to work with Linux, however has been an EPIC FAIL. The last time I tried it was probably a year ago, and I just gave up in frustration and continued to use my EP-630 as the earphone.


ArchLinux Install & Setup Guide – Part 1 – The actual install
· β˜• 6 min read · ✍️ Sathya

Been a while since I posted ;) For some strange reason, recently I got an urge to try out ArchLinux{#aptureLink_BWSwiwROlt}. After much deliberation finally decided to try out ArchLinux again, in VirtualBox{#aptureLink_YQu9cIpVYm}. My little install guide I compiled as I was reading through the Official ArchLinux Install Guide{#aptureLink_OrVThoOrTI} + Beginner’s Guide{#aptureLink_AMQvvRytbx}.

Please note: This is highly customized according to *my* requirements and nowhere as thorough /generalized as the official guides. Still, it might help you. Here we go -