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After ~10 hours of hard work and research I’ve reached the goal: php5-fpm, ASP.NET/MVC (2, 3.5 e 4) using fastcgi-mono-server’s and perl/cgi on top of nginx. Uhm… and also Pure-FTPd. All just using ~250MB of RAM. SWEET
preload is an adaptive readahead daemon. It monitors applications that users run, and by analyzing this data, predicts what applications users might run, and fetches those binaries and their dependencies into memory for faster startup times.
Install (for debian based distros) easily running this simple command in terminal:
sudo apt-get install preload
After installed the service will start without requiring additional actions. Several options are available. Using help switch (- – help or -h) to get help.
I’ve test on Ubuntu Natty 11.04 x64 and on Mint Julia 10 x64. On Mint, I must say, application launch improved a lot.
If you run into this situation and everything else fails I have found the solution here. This takes you to make an release update using terminal commands.
In my case the packages were tzdata and tzdata-java.
I believe there is a need for simpler information about the great distros we have available today. Why? I’m a Windows guy, at least for a bit more years, and I need to understand a completely different system. I’m not saying that we don’t have good information available, we have a lot, starting on the great forums/wiki’s that exist for all the major distros, but some times it could be hard to understand for basic linux users like me
This is also a way to instruct my self, sharing my findings, trivial or not.
I’m very green on linux, that is, I’ve been using Windows since DOS + Windows 3.1 (still using Windows 7 x64 virtualized) and what I know, at “terminal” level, is the traditional command line (CMD). Right know, almost a year after starting to give real attention to Windows alternative, I have a very clear perspective about Windows v.x command line capabilities: it is really far far away from terminal.
For this task we have DU command available. Short usage example, list a folder size in GB typing and pressing enter:
du MyFolder/ -h -s
-h stands for human readable, that is the output would’t be bytes but in GB or MB and for that more readable;
-s stands for summarize. If not supplied all the objects inside the folder will be listed with the corresponding size.
To learn more about DU just type du –help or man du on your terminal window. Note to exit man hit ctrl+z.
If you are using the latest version of Pidgin (2.7.3) you’ll find yourself with the fact that when you send files using MSN protocol not only is very slow but also your friend don’t receive any files. In my case I’m running libpurple 2.7.3 on Linux Mint 10 “Julia” x64. I don’t know the current behavior on Windows, but I can almost guarantee 99.00% that the same problem occurs on Ubuntu and on Debian.
The solution is not to use the original MSN protocol and install an alternative MSN protocol plug-in for libpurple called msn-pecan. You’ll find the instructions very easily but to be short is just simple as getting the package using apt-get. Just run the following command on terminal:
sudo apt-get install msn-pecan
Now you have a new protocol called WLM, create a new account and have fun.
“Lightning” could not be installed because it is not compatible with your Thunderbird build type (Linux_x86_64-gcc3)”
If you run into this problem here is the solution.
I must say all of my hardware work on Maverick, no need for tweeks or tricks, and I must admit Ubuntu 10.10 is the 3rd Linux distro/release that actually I don’t need to do anything to have thinks working. But this version really become with an extra: wireless indicator constantly blinking.
I’ve found the solution right here:
1. Open terminal and run:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/wlan.conf
2. Add the line (if the file doesn’t exist the previous command creates a new one):
options iwlcore led_mode=1
3. Save and reboot. No more evil blinking led.
This was very annoying considering the fact that on this model the led is on the top of the keyboard and on a mid light environment (usually when reading, blogging and watching sports on my living room TV) my eyes start telling me to turn off the laptop.