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Feb
5
comment How to change the opacity of the firefox bookmarks toolbar?
Tuning the userChrome.css as shown does not work; the opacity makes the text disappear. It seems my theme (Aurora Australis) suffers from the first bug. I'll accept, since I now know that it's not something I have messed with and should wait for the bug to be fixed in firefox (or the theme). Thanks!
Dec
21
comment Why are console capabilities stuck in the seventies?
@g2mk I know all this. I do use xterm in 256 color mode with zsh. But you'll get that only under X11. My question is: why is the VGA console so colour-crippled? Why has it not been addressed in the past decades?
Dec
21
comment Why are console capabilities stuck in the seventies?
@MátéJuhász I fail to see where opinion comes into play (other than my own that 16 colors is pitiful). There must be a technical reason and that's the answer I'm looking for.
Dec
21
comment Why are console capabilities stuck in the seventies?
That link seems to refer to terminal emulators, like xterm in 256 color mode. The question is: can I get 256 colors on a console (No X11, no frame buffer), in say FreeBSD?
Aug
22
comment How do I figure out a root cause of a zombie process?
Then the process Z may have exited because it could no longer communicate with the process K you killed. But the parent of Z did not expect to collect an exit status this early with wait() and thus Z became a zombie.
Aug
21
comment How do I figure out a root cause of a zombie process?
Do you know which process (program binary) it was?
Mar
9
comment How to fine-tune TTF rendering in xterm?
@koniiiik This could be due to different ./configure options being used. I always compile xterm from source (my screenshots are from xterm-314). There are a few freetype-related configure options you can play around with. I used the defaults for those (i.e. did not use --disable-freetype). I'm on FreeBSD 10 and 11.
Jan
20
comment Why is it not recommended to shut down a computer “brutally” (power switch)?
Also note that with today's ACPI shutdown feature, you actually can shut down using the power button. If the OS has support for catching the ACPI signal (like FreeBSD, Windows, Linux,...) this initiates the OS's shutdown sequence.
Dec
1
comment vim txtfmt plugin “ italic format not working”
Note: xterm supports italic just fine for xft rendered TrueType fonts.
Nov
27
comment What's the difference between a Sun Type 6 and Type 7 keyboard?
@DavidPostill I also read that question before asking. It says nothing about Type 6/7 differences.
Dec
28
comment How to add a special key to .Xmodmap?
Looks like we're out of luck. Pressing the logo key under xev doesn't generate anything :-(
Sep
20
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
no free doesn't display free file system space (it displays free RAM). Please read and understand the actual question. Disk space is not RAM.
Aug
22
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
free displays memory, not diskspace use, so is not what the OP wants.
Aug
22
comment linux command for on file systems disk usage?
@broadband df is a utility program, not a bash command.
Apr
8
comment error occur when i run awk command write in .sh file and run in cygwin terminal
Looks like your cygwin installation is incomplete or corrupted.
Mar
27
comment Unix Date command not working for few servers
You (or someone who uses date --date) suffers from the all the world's a GNU/Linux system. Learn what are POSIX options and what are GNUisms, Linuxisms, bashisms. Then you can write portable scripts working on Solaris as well as Linux and many other OSs. Often the manual page tells you which options are standard and which are not.
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to run vim on a remote server via ssh but show UI on MacVim on my laptop?
To solve this need once and for all, X11 was invented. Use SSH's X11 Forwarding and simply run gvim on the remote machine (needs an X11 server on your Mac).
Dec
16
comment Why is the setuid permission bit not set for mkdir in modern Unix systems?
Well, this is exactly what has changed. The permission check hash moved from checking the mkdir executable's setuid bit to the parent dirs write bit for the effective user.
Oct
16
comment ssh warning message
Is fixing the cause of the warning message not the better approach? What warning message is it exactly?
Sep
18
comment Can I remove the ctrl-z key binding in my shell?
Does Ctrl-Z really kill Matlab? The way suspension works is that you get back your shell prompt (at least on the command line). If you're done suspending, you can continue the suspended program with fg (place it in the foreground again).