Get suspend/hibernate working fast in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) and Edgy Eft (6.10)

After I upgraded to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 Linux distribution I noticed that one of my favorite laptop features suspend/hibernate worked quite baldly and slowly. It took up to few minutes to get laptop sleeping and then awake it. Both default suspend and hibernate features are cheesy in this Ubuntu version. The worst thing I faced was that after I got laptop sleeping and put it into my bag it […]

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How to restart/stop/start networking in FreeBSD

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), UltraSPARC®, IA-64, PC-98 and ARM architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development. FreeBSD 5.x/6.x includes netif shell script located in /etc/rc.d/ […]

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Linux/Unix coreutils command 'paste' to merge lines of files

Unix and Linux GNU coreutils command paste can be useful to merge corresponding or subsequent lines of files. Here is simple example of it’s usage: viper@viper-laptop:~$ cat /tmp/test pop pop1 pop2 viper@viper-laptop:~$ cat /tmp/test1 1 2 3 4 viper@viper-laptop:~$ paste /tmp/test /tmp/test1 pop 1 pop1 2 pop2 3 4

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Get FreeBSD ports tree after OS installation

Many new FreeBSD users face the problem when /usr/ports directory is missing just after OS installation is finished. Here are three ways from FreeBSD Handbook to obtain ports collection.

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Search specific file types with Google

It seems this is old Google tip but… To search files by their name and extensions like mp3 or other, just do: intitle:index.of + “mp3″ + “gimme back my bullets” To get results without *.htm or *.html files, perform: intitle:index.of + “mp3″ + “gimme back my bullets” -htm -html After that Google will give you a lot of file locations, sites that are hard to find normally.

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