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Andrey Mikhalchuk’s Blog

Technoblog about life

May 25, 2009 How to autologin root

This is a famous/popular question in many Linux forums. The typical answer to the question is “Login (especially autologin) into a system as root is bad”. That’s right, but WTH! The person is asking how to do that, not if it is good or bad! If you don’t know the answer, don’t answer the question you’re not asked about!!
Anyway, if you need to autologin as root for some reason here is the recipe for Open SuSE 11.1 KDE 4.2.2 that could work for other Linux/KDE combinations:

May 25, 2009 How to resize knote

In some versions of KDE (like 4.2.2) there is a bug in knote that prevents users from resizing the note. The bug is fixed in 4.2.3, but if you are still using 4.2.2 you still can resize it.

May 6, 2009 “Build dependency: Please do not compile as root.” in kamikaze 8.09

Good news is OpenWRT 8.09 got recently released. Bad news is that you can’t compile it as root. Yes, compiling as root is bad, but in some situations you absolutely need to do that and you’re just unable to do that. In previous versions it was possible to “export FORCE=1″ and compile everything under root account. In this version there is a bug. And here is the bugfix:

May 5, 2009 How to control Pleo with Wii Nunchuck

New interesting DIY on my other site: how to control Pleo with Wii Nunchuck.

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