Saturday, August 27, 2016

Pruning df Output

From this:

To this:

Thru a ~/.bashrc alias configuration:


alias df="df -H -x cgroup -x sysfs -x proc -x devpts -x pstore -x debugfs -x mqueue"

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Friday, August 26, 2016

The (Near)Deadly Comma


Yesterday I was really, really close to f*cked up my fresh Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon install, and I got really close to having to re-install it.
A typo editing the "/etc/fstab" file (I know right?...) What can I say?
The system booted A OK, X Window failed to load, I could login without any problem tho...
Whole mess caused my lovely, fresh system to boot as read only...

Am I a schmuck or what?

In the end I booted onto the recovery mode, but I had to make that mode read and write, since it works as read only by default, because I needed to edit the dreaded "/etc/fstab" file, it just a freaking period, instead of a comma...
On the GRUB menu, press Shift, select the recovery kernel, press "e" and edit the option from:

linux   /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-34-generic root=UUID=76b16fbf-3bb6-47ec-a6e0-51bdf1e6b47a ro recovery nomodeset

to this:

linux   /boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-34-generic root=UUID=76b16fbf-3bb6-47ec-a6e0-51bdf1e6b47a rw recovery nomodeset

Save the file, and boot.
I've edited the "/etc/fstab" file and rebooted.
Presto.
The first screenshot aboce shows the correct fstab, while the second one shows the fucked up one...

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

(No) Movies During The Weekend

We had a couple of pretty, pretty hectic weekends around here lately... Belive it or not, we couldn't watch a single movie during the last couple of weekends...
Modern life they call it...
Last weekend we started with episode one of the fourth season of House Of Cards, tho...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Swapping SSD To Cambodia

First step in order to say bye bye to Unity.
Replace the HDD, dude!
Pic taken on Monday, after pulling the drive from the T60p...
I usually rotate HDDs instead of just installing a new distro or version on top of the previous, that way, I keep the old one intact -at least a few days- in case I have to go back pronto.
The old drive, then, finds its way to an older or different box.
In the end, every HDD gets somehow used, here or there...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Unity-less (Once Again...)

Well, guess is time so say good by to Unity...
I've tried, I really did... And I said this same thing before...
But it is definitively not my thing... No matter how I try, I still hit a wall on a daily basis, something small, stupid, but it breaks the work flow...
Everything looks like I'm going back to Cinnamon.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

108K and counting!

Yeap, that's right... Another thousand up...
Music all around, all the time!!!

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

New Favorite Photographer