Jan 062009

After installing Sun Java SE 6, you may find problems in unmounting the fuser control filesystem and mounted Windows Filesystems (NTFS) at system shutdown time. You may encounter the following error when the system tries to shutdown and unmount the file systems:

Can’t locl lock file /etc/mtab~: timed out

ntfs-3g: unknown option ‘-n’.
Please type ‘/sbin/mount.ntfs-3g –help’ for more information

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Oct 082008

Krusader is an advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want with features like extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search module, an internal viewer/editor, directory synchronisation, file content comparisons, powerful batch renaming and much much more. It supports a wide variety of archive formats and can handle other KIO slaves such as smb or fish. It is (almost) completely customizable, very user friendly, fast and looks great on your desktop! You should give it a try.

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Oct 042008

rsnapshot is a filesystem backup utility based on rsync. Using rsnapshot, it is possible to take snapshots of your filesystems at different points in time. Using hard links, rsnapshot creates the illusion of multiple full backups, while only taking up the space of one full backup plus differences. When coupled with ssh, it is possible to take snapshots of remote filesystems as well.

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Sep 292008

When you accept the defaults for the Boot Loader in openSUSE at the time of installation, it will include the default openSUSE boot option, a failsafe boot option for openSUSE, a Floppy disk boot option and if you are dual-booting your openSUSE with Windows or if there is any WIndows partition on your system then they are all included by default.

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Sep 282008

The Linux Kernel offers you something that allows you to recover your system from a crash or at the least lets you to perform a proper shutdown using the Magic SysRq Keys. The magic SysRq key is a select key combination in the Linux kernel which allows the user to perform various low level commands regardless of the system’s state using the SysRq key. It is often used to recover from freezes, or to reboot a computer without corrupting the filesystem.

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