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[ In reference to "Setting up an Encrypted Debian System" in LG#140 ]

Marius Pana [marius.pana at gmail.com]

Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:12:10 +0200

There seems to be issues with the cpio (copy command) as it will copy /prov over! for example /proc has 0 disk space used in my / root filesystem. In /tmp/target it now has 4.8GB?! and the cpio operation fails with a no space on device error. I am about to try and change the option to cpio / find and see if I cant get it to work.



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[ In reference to "Nomachine NX server" in LG#135 ]

Dave Kennedy [davek1802 at gmail.com]

Sun, 1 Mar 2009 15:17:10 -0800

Hi, Good article. I have a problem which I hope you can help me with.

   Nomachine Nxclient for Windows 3.3.0-6
   CENTOS 4.7 i686 on standard

If I login remotely as root the gnome desktop is displayed OK but login as another user the !M splash screen is displayed and then closes with no gnome desktop.

How can I verify that gnome is 'enabled' for the user?


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[ In reference to "News Bytes" in LG#160 ]

Deividson Okopnik [deivid.okop at gmail.com]

Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:33:03 -0300

[ Wait, wait... this is like a repeat nightmare. Isn't there a standard story about how the Chevrolet Nova didn't sell well in Mexico because 'no va' in Spanish means 'no go'??? Only this time, it's not clueless American GM executives deciding on the name... -- Ben ]

Nova also means new in some spanish based languages (including portuguese)

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[ In reference to "The Unbearable Lightness of Desktops: IceWM and idesk" in LG#160 ]

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:09:47 -0500

I just realized that I forgot one either minor or major thing in this article, depending on how you look at it: how to actually auto-run 'idesk' under IceWM.

Since Ubuntu does its own thing with startup files, adding things to ~/.xinitrc or ~/.xsession won't do anything useful. However, IceWM itself supports an init file mechanism of its own: if you place a file called 'startup' into your ~/.icewm directory and make it executable, it will be run when you start IceWM. Mine consists of nothing more than

/usr/bin/idesk &
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Published in Issue 161 of Linux Gazette, April 2009