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Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II

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I previously blogged about how to add color to the ‘ls’ command utilizing an config file and alias.  I then stumbled across a nugget of wisdom from a Foresight Linux user on the developers mailing list who gave a handy command that remedies some problems with missing color in a terminal. On some distributions, the […]

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Adding Color to Bash List Command

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One of the things I love is being able to enter into a directory via terminal, list the contents, and quickly see which ones are executable or not and which ones are directories or are not directories IN COLOR (not everyone is perfect right?).  This is specifically handy as I move through working with Slackware […]

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Laptop Multimedia Keys and PCLinuxOS 2009

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I installed PCLinuxOS 2009 recently on a Dell D630 Latitude and was disappointed to see that I couldn’t get the hardware volume (up/down/mute) buttons didn’t work out of the box.  I thought a bit about kmilo, a program that was previously used for laptop buttons (thinkpad buttons though) and I searched around a bit inside […]

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Host Your Own Domain and Webserver

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This article is from 2006!  The information here may not be the most current.  You can visit an updated version here! Doesn’t sound like anything new right?  Well, some people may not know of this method. Normally, to host your own webpage you would need to spend around 7 bucks to purchase a domain.  Next […]

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Customizing PCLinuxOS 2008 Minime

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So, HowtoForge has a perfect desktop for PCLinuxOS 2007…how about something similar for 2008 MiniMe? I won’t go into near as much detail as they do there but I’ll go over how I get my desktop up and rolling after a fresh install of PCLinuxOS Minime 2008.

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KDE: Right Click, Extract Here

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I’ve been hunting for a post on how to have KDE “extract here” like Foresight Gnome edition does (it’s really handy to one click extract archives). Post after post found via Google did nothing at all to help me out. Most tried to have you read how to do this manually by creating your own […]

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