Category Archives: Software Usage

What does mrproper in “make mrproper” stand for?

Posted in kerneltrap.org on January 24, 2010 – 1:44am Last Friday the morning session of my Languages for Scientific Computing class was about Makefile. Well, largely there was nothing interesting since I know how Makefile works already. But, still the … Continue reading

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ASUS WL-500W Router Internals

Posted in kerneltrap.org on December 25, 2009 – 1:42am Some weeks ago I had the chance to fiddle with OpenWRT on ASUS WL-500W router because I got an assignment to extend Screamer further: assignment 4. The OpenWRT wiki was sufficient … Continue reading

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Mapping German Keyboard to U.S. Keyboard in GNU/Linux Debian

Posted in kerneltrap.org on October 14, 2009 – 10:05pm The first thing that I did when I needed to access the Internet through one of the PCs in the PC Pool of RWTH Aachen is to transform the German keyboard … Continue reading

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Viral Infections at the Client Site

Posted in kerneltrap.org on August 13, 2009 – 6:37pm Yesterday at the client site I got a report that one of their Windows XP machines kept restarting all the time. I had known for sometime that the machine was problematic … Continue reading

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BIOS No-Execute Memory Protect

Posted in kerneltrap.org on August 10, 2009 – 10:23am On Thursday (August 06, 2009), my colleague called me up saying that an important PC at the client site for having external communications got a problem with the Windows XP mechanism … Continue reading

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Resizing Swap Partition Breaks Ubuntu 8.04 Hibernation

Posted in kerneltrap.org on July 27, 2009 – 7:24pm About three weeks ago my employer asked me to shrink the swap partition of a GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04 system so as to gain several gigabytes for the root filesystem. After resizing, … Continue reading

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Finding Another Free Software Compatible x86 Laptop: A*Note

Posted in kerneltrap.org on May 25, 2009 – 3:05pm After successfully finding an x86 laptop that is compatible with free software: ASUS EEE PC 1000HE, I got another order to find an x86 laptop that was bigger (preferably 14.1 inches … Continue reading

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