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Fixing graphic issues on Dell E7440 running Elementary Freya

I’ve been trying out Elementary’s linux distribution Freya on my Dell E7440 for a while and whilst generally it’s been working pretty well, I’d have occasional issues with flickering, black screens and so on.

Managing user groups under Linux with Puppet and Augeas

I recently came across the situation where for a specific set of machines I needed to assign a specific combination of users to a group.

Overriding an automatically updated /etc/resolv.conf

If you’re using a linux host, you might find that your domain name is being overwritten on reboots, and trying to amend /etc/resolv.conf is similarly affected. If this is happening to you, this should fix it on most Linuxes –… Continue Reading →

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