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Archive for March, 2010

How to enable symlink following in Samba

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

After a recent samba update, it appears that the Samba team has decided to set their default for the “unix extensions” to yes after an update. Unfortunately, even though this means that Unix clients will now be able to create symlinks on smbfs-mounted file system, it still means that some Unix clients who wish to […]

How to force a CD/DVD drive to eject in Linux

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Usually, the CD drive in Linux is pretty permissive just like in Windows, where one can eject and insert discs at any time. However, sometimes some random bugs in various application show up when you eject a disk while reading, and the operating system no longer honours any requests to eject (e.g. pressing the eject […]

Paint.NET on Ubuntu Linux 9.10

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Paint.NET is a very powerful yet simple to use raster graphics editor that used to be under the free MIT-license. Even though the author has now closed its sources we can always run an older version of it (3.0) since there are no effective major changes. There is already a porting in progress by Miguel […]