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15 May

Search Your Man Pages: apropos


You may or may not know this before, there is a utility named apropos, which enables you to search within you man pages installed on your system. Which is infact very usefull when you know what you are about to do, but no clue about with, and where.

For example:

$ apropos ethernet
ethers (5)           - Ethernet address to IP number database
ethtool (8)          - Display or change ethernet card settings
sk98lin (4)          - Marvell/SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet driver v6.21

or;

$ man -k ethernet
ethers (5)           - Ethernet address to IP number database
ethtool (8)          - Display or change ethernet card settings
sk98lin (4)          - Marvell/SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet driver v6.21

The real problem here is (for me at least), “apropos” is real hard word to remember itself and it’s a bit ironic when you think of its purpose. So I think, may be writing a post about it helps me to remember it better.


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08 May

Where Is My Ctrl+Alt+Backspace?


I’ve recently installed 9.04 ( Jackalope) on my Thinkpad, and guess what, according to the article at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/DontZap people decided to disable the Ctrl + Alt + Backspace combination, which kills the X instantly.

Ok, there is a logic behind the idea, but what about giving user the freedom of choice?

Long story short, you can re-enable the beloved key combination, just edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add the following lines:

Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "DontZap" "False"
EndSection

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29 Mar

Simple Network Setup On VirtualBox 2.1


I’ve been using linux-vserver for the past few years, but as there is no -vserver kernel for and I don’t want to give my time re-compiling kernel, I’ve decided to try alternative solutions. I’ve already tried qemu, vmware but i really don’t like them. So I gave a shot to VirtualBox.

After trying and seeing the mess on setting up properly on -ose, i was a little bit disappointed. But as 2.1, they seem to fix lots of problems with utilization. Read more »