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  • Copyright - Transfer of copyright over the VA Linux Systems Support Knowledgebase from VA Software, Inc. to Rick Moen
  • 2GB Filesize Limit - The old 2GB filesize limit on 32-bit versions of Linux, and newer LFS support to fix it
  • ACLs - Support for POSIX ACLs and similar fine-grained permission systems on Linux
  • Adding HD Breaks Boot - How to fix broken boot configuration after adding a new hard drive
  • ASF - Linux support for Microsoft's ASF video format
  • Backspace Keymap Fix - Fixing the keymappings for Backspace, Delete, etc., once and for all
  • Backup Halts at /proc - Making sure your backup doesn't break on the /proc filesystem, and why it breaks
  • BLAS Library - The BLAS matrix-manipulation library and similar on Linux
  • Boot Hangs after VFS message - What to do if bootup hangs just before it should be leaving single-user mode
  • BRU Config - Cure for most-common problems with the BRU backup utility
  • Can't Re-enable Lilo - Can't re-enable lilo after exchanging hard drives
  • CD-ROM Access Causes Reboots - What does it mean if my system spontaneously reboots when I access the CD-ROM?
  • CD-ROM Not Valid Block Device - What does it mean when it says '/dev/cdrom not a valid block device'?
  • Console Message Redirect - How do I redirect certain console messsages to e-mail or a file?
  • Copying Directory Trees - How do I copy/move entire directory trees, within a machine or between two of them?
  • Cursor Speedup - How to I make my cursor move more quickly?
  • CVS on NFS - Are there any ways to safely put CVSROOT on an NFS volume?
  • Databases, Relational - Options on Linux for relational databases
  • Deleted Inode Has Zero dtime - What do I do if booting is very slow, with lots of messages like 'deleted inode 6323 has zero dtime. Set dtime? yes'?
  • Dump Options - What are the correct length, size, and blocking factor sizes for dump on Linux?
  • eepro100 Full Duplex - How do I force full-duplex operation with an Intel eepro100 NIC?
  • Ethernet Channel Bonding - How do I bond multiple ethernet interfaces for greater throughput?
  • Ethernet Speed / Duplex - How do I determine whant speed and/or duplex setting my ethernet card is operating at?
  • File Table Overflow - What does it mean if my system is showing 'file table overflow' messages?
  • FORTRAN on Linux - How good is the FORTRAN support on Linux?
  • Free Disk Space - How do I find out how much free disk space I have?
  • Hardware RAID Partitioning - How do I partition a hardware RAID volume?
  • HD Exact Copy - How do I make an exact copy of a hard drive's contents?
  • IDE Tape Drive Support - Does Linux support IDE tape drives?
  • Iomega Zip Plus - How do I get Linux to use my Iomega Zip Plus drive?
  • Jaz Drive Mounting - How do I mount my Iomega Jaz drive?
  • Kernel .config Lost - How do I recover my lost kernel .config file?
  • Kernel .config Re-use - How do I build a new kernel using an old .config file?
  • Kernel net-pf Errors - How do I fix boot-time errors about modules net-pf-4 and net-pf-5?
  • Kernel Panic - What does it mean that I'm getting 'Unable to handle kernel paging request', Kernel panic', and 'NMI received' errors?
  • Kernel SCSI Support - How do I recompile my SCSI support so that I don't get messages that 'the root system cannot be mounted'?
  • Linux to Win95 - How do I get rid of Linux's boot process entirely and boot Win9x?
  • Linux Trial Version - Where can I get a trial version of Linux?
  • lpd Zombie Processes - How do I fix lpd's continual spawning of zombie processes?
  • MacOS 9 and Windows Services - How do I make Linux able to furnish file/print support for pre-OSX Mac OS and MS-Windows boxes?
  • Modem Diagnosis - How do I test and configure a modem in Linux?
  • Modems for Linux - What's a good modem to get for Linux?
  • Modems, PCI-Type - Problems with some PCI-format modems on Linux
  • Monitor Has Distorted Lines - How do I fix XFree86 showing a bunch of distorted lines on the side of the display?
  • MS-Exchange on Linux - Is there client support on Linux for Microsoft Exchange Server?
  • Narrow SCSI on Wide Chain - How do I add a narrow-SCSI device such as a DAT tape drive to a wide-SCSI chain?
  • Netscape Palette Exhaustion - What do I do about running out of colours in Netscape and similar programs?
  • Network Printer Configuration - How do I configure Red Hat to print to a network printer?
  • NeXTStep UFS Support - Does Linux have support for NeXTStep's UFS filesystem variant?
  • NFS Mount Failure - How do I diagnose and fix NFS mount failures?
  • NFS v3, v4 - Is there support in Linux for NFS v. 3? For NFS v. 4?
  • NT Access to Linux Filesystems - Are there any ways for MS-Windows NT to have access to native-Linux filesystems?
  • NT Boot Problems - I've upgraded Red Hat, and now NT won't boot. What do I do?
  • Numlock - How do I boot with NumLock enabled?
  • Ping Long Timeouts - What does it mean if I get absurdly long ping times, e.g., several minutes?
  • PPP Debugging after Login - PPP connects and logs into my ISP, but then there's no Internet connectivity. How do I fix that?
  • PPP Debugging - How do I diagnose and fix PPP failing with a 'connection terminated' message?
  • Process Limits per User - How can I limit the number of processes for a user?
  • Queue Overflow Errors - How do I fix queue overflow and 'QUEUE FULL' messages during operation?
  • RAM Testing - How do I test for bad RAM on Linux?
  • Reclaim FAT Partition - How do I reallocate to Linux my no-longer-needed Win9x FAT partition?
  • Reinstall lilo - How do I reinstall lilo after re-installing Win9x?
  • Remove Linux Partitions - How do I remove Linux partitions to make way for some other OS?
  • Removing External SCSI Device Crashes - Why does Linux crash when I remove an external SCSI tape or Jaz disk?
  • Resizing Linux Partitions - Are there any tools for non-destructively resizing Linux partitions?
  • RH Upgrade Killed Printing - Upgrading Red Hat caused printing to my local printer to no longer work
  • Root Password Lost - How do I recover a lost root password?
  • rsync ssh Hang - My rsync processes seem to hang when transferring large data sets over ssh. How do I fix that?
  • SCSI Queue Full Errors - Should I be concerned about 'QUEUE FULL!' lines in /var/log/messages?
  • SCSI Sense Key Errors - I'm getting repeated 'sense key Hardware Error' messages. Is this of concern?
  • SCSI Tape Drive Termination - Do I need to terminate a SCSI tape drive I add to an internal SCSI chain?
  • SCSI Timeout Errors - Should I be worried that I'm getting timeout errors from the SCSI card when doing a tape backup?
  • Security Breach - What should I do if I detect that my systems have been security-compromised?
  • Startup Hang on Network Service - How can I fix startup hangs while trying to launch Samba, sendmail, or other network service?
  • SIOCSIFFLAGS Error - I'm getting I get the error message 'SIOCSIFFLAGS: Try again' at boot time, and ethernet networking doesn't work. How do I fix that?
  • SMP Testing - How do you verify that Linux is using both processors?
  • Sound Modules Configuration - How do I edit the /etc/conf.modules file to configure sound?
  • Startup Beep Errors - System beeps sequentially and won't stop, and won't complete bootup. How do I recover?
  • startx Fails with White Dots - Why does 'startx' produce only white dots across the bottom of the screen?
  • Swapper Task Not Syncing - What does it mean that I see the message 'In swapper task - not syncing' followed by lockups?
  • SysRq Keys Support - How do I enable the kernel's Magic SysRq keys?
  • top for SMP - Where do I get a version of top that reports for both CPUs?
  • VFAT Filesystem Ownership - How do I make a filesystem shared with MS-Windows be writeable by users other than just the root user?
  • Video Cards for Linux - What's a good video card to use with Linux?
  • XFree86 Debugging - How do I isolate and fix problems with XFree86 setup?
  • XFree86 sigpipe / sighup Errors - What does it mean when XFree86 startup fails with sigpipe and sighup errors?
  • XFree86 v.3 Configuration - How can I create an optimal XFree86 v. 3.x configuration for my video card?
  • Y2K - Where can I get a Y2K compliance statement for Linux? I'm a government contractor.
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