Setup of gdm

gdmsetup is the command you are looking for… Just run gdmsetup and you get a whole lot of configurations that you can modify.

Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 1

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There are a lot of reasons to customize your own Linux kernel: better performance, bugfixes, try out new features, and earn valuable geekcreds. In this new series Akkana Peck introduces us to the fundamental steps of building a Linux kernel.


Do not close stderr

A few years ago, I wrote a post commenting on how ugly this was:
$ someprog 2>/dev/null
I was nearly imploring the reader to close stderr:
$ someprog 2>&-
Some very knowledgeable anonymous commenter explained why that was a bad idea. At the time, I didn\’t understand exactly what they were saying. As such, …