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Booting Linux in Text Mode (inittab)

> I have configured Linux so it boots under X mode.

> Now it always starts in this mode, and I'd like to know how to (which
> command) make Linux boot under Text Mode.

Pretty straightforward. Bring up a shell and edit the /etc/inittab file.
The very first section should discuss the "default runlevel," with a bunch
of #'d-out lines describing each runlevel. Following this, look for the
following line (or something close to it):

id:5:initdefault:

The 5 indicates to start in X. Change this to 3, save the inittab file, and
presto --- next time you boot up, you'll find yourself in bash.

Booting Linux in Text Mode (inittab file)

Booting Linux in Text Mode (inittab)

> I have configured Linux so it boots under X mode.

> Now it always starts in this mode, and I'd like to know how to (which
> command) make Linux boot under Text Mode.

Pretty straightforward. Bring up a shell and edit the /etc/inittab file.
The very first section should discuss the "default runlevel," with a bunch
of #'d-out lines describing each runlevel. Following this, look for the
following line (or something close to it):

id:5:initdefault:

The 5 indicates to start in X. Change this to 3, save the inittab file, and
presto --- next time you boot up, you'll find yourself in bash.

Buscar archivos por fecha de modificación en Linux

> I would like to filter the result of an "ls" command in order to get
> only the list of the files
> modified for example after January 21 at 10:20. Do you know any filter
> or pipelined
> command that can be used for this purpose ?
> Thanks for your help.

# touch -t 200101211020 /tmp/testdatefile
# ls -l /tmp/testdatefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 landt staff 0 Jan 21 10:20 /tmp/testdatefile
# find ./* -prune -newer /tmp/testdatefile

The ./* and -prune say to search all files in the CURRENT DIR ONLY!
This will test all files that the 'ls' command would. Change it
to find . -newer ... for ALL files recursively.

Setup Mobile Phone Tools for Motorola RAZR V3

ups.... esto costó encontrarlo, pero al final funcionó....

If you are having problems with the MPT Initializing... your
phone, I have figured out how to do it. I have Windows
XP SP2.

Before you start any of this, make sure that your
phone is not plugged into the USB connection. Make it
seem as if the phone and the computer were never
together.

1. Go to Control Panel-->System-->Hardware-->Device
Manager.
2. Expand "Modems" and make sure that there are not
any unusual modems under the expanded category. In
other words, only ONE should be installed and it
should be the modem that is in your computer, nothing
else.
3. Download and Install MPT v3.11. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
INSTALL YOUR PHONE. When it asks to detect your phone,
click cancel.
4. The default phone picture will come up. Now, go to
Menu-->Setup-->Live Update. Follow the prompts to
detect, download and install MPT v3.25b.
5. Do not launch MPT. Make sure the program is closed.

6. NOW, plug your phone into your computer via the
mini-…

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Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

Mod Function and Negative Numbers

Date: 04/28/2000 at 11:17:09
From: Anne
Subject: Using the mod() function with negative numbers

I work in IT - Technical Support. I am trying to sort out a problem
for a user who is using the MOD() function in Excel 97 as follows:

=MOD(-340,60)

He thinks it should return a value of 40, but it returns a value of
20.

It returns a value of 40 if we do the following:

=MOD(340,60)

Now I am wondering why the negative sign makes a difference. You can
see from my age that it was years ago that I had math, and I was very
good at it. But I cannot remember how negative numbers work in
division.

Can you help me?

Anne

Date: 04/28/2000 at 12:57:10
From: Doctor Peterson
Subject: Re: Using the mod() function with negative numbers

Hi, Anne.

There are different ways of thinking about remainders when you deal
with negative numbers, and he is probably confusing two of them. The
mod function is defined as the amount by which a number exceeds the
largest …

The Right Way To Install Windows XP

The Right Way To Install Windows XPBy Eric VaughanSeptember, 2005There is often more than one way to do things "the right way". Installing and setting up an operating system is no exception to this. This guide is based on my experience working with XP since RC1, doing more custom installations than I can count, and interaction/discussion with other geeks. I have found this method to offer the best results for performance, stability, and error free installation. I make no guarantees. If you have a problem it is more than likely your hardware and/or its drivers, or you didn't follow the drivers installation instructions. I don't have or claim to have all the answers. If you have a suggestion for this guide, or think you have a better method of doing something, contact me.

If you just want to see the order I use to install XP and its apps, click HERE.Wanna know exactly how I do it? See: How I Install W…