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Printable Linux Administration Interview Questions and Answers

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:33


I am looking for a good command line reference and linux administration reference in general for an interview. Have to be printable and short :). For an experienced user of course.

Do you have any pdf like that?

Thanks in advance.

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BIOS getting reset every time I boot up

Mon, 2018-08-13 11:20


well, this isn't a linux related question but it has been a problem since I installed linux for the first time about 2 years ago.

I have a HP Stream 13 laptop and have installed various Ones on it. the problem that I have been facing for the past year is that in my BIOS Settings, the Legacy Support automatically gets Disabled which stops me from booting into Ubuntu (running currently) although this problem persists with any linux OS I use and I have to go and change my BIOS settings every time. It isn't really a problem but it bugs me every time. Is there a permanent solution to this ?

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Latest Ubuntu LTS kernel can curse issues when entering LUKS passphrase

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:10

Before this post gets remove, let me say, this is NO support thread.

Just wanted to share my impressions with the recent kernel update on Ubuntu LTS distributions.

So in my case, using certain special characters accessed by using the meta key (ALT-GR) on the QWERTZ keyboard of the Lenovo T420 won't work as expected. Booting the system using the previous release however will work just fine.

I'll probably report this bug later on, however, I thought maybe someone else experienced the same problem, so they don't have to worry when I share my situation now as it's nothing unique or new.

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How screencast work in Xorg

Mon, 2018-08-13 08:26

This may be a strange and stupid question but hope you guys can help me. I wonder how screencast work as usually graphical output and also 3D shader rendering are directly send to GPU, then the GPU will send the frame to the monitor, won't it? The Xorg doesn't seem to have the complete frame. Then, how does it make screencast

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Trying to make Ubuntu as secure as Tails

Mon, 2018-08-13 05:59

I have Ubuntu 18.04.1 installed and although I liked what Tails does, I didn't really like it too much as a whole and want to just try to add any security features to Ubuntu that I can to make it just as secure. What kind of stuff does Tails use that I can use with Ubuntu that would check off all the boxes so to speak of my identity being totally secure and hidden?

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First Time User

Mon, 2018-08-13 05:28

Hey guys!

I've recently acquired an old thinkpad which *I believe* runs Windows 7. Before I do anything, that owner asked me to wipe everything. Unfortunately, I'm planning to use the program DBAN off of a usb which will also wipe the OS away.

Since I don't want to buy Windows again for an off laptop and I've always had a mild curiosity about using linux, I was wondering if you guys could help me know which version is best to download to begin and point me towards any resources that I may need to get started.


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Switch Alpha 12

Mon, 2018-08-13 03:55

Hi, has anyone tried installing plasma on a switch alpha 12? i tried a few months ago and i kept getting an error where the type face wouldnt work after hibernation or sleep mode.

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Recommendation for a good 2-in-1 laptop that runs Linux decently?

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:52

I'm not entirely sure if this is the right subreddit to be posting in, so I do apologize if this kind of a question isn't appropriate for /r/linux.

I'm in the market for a new laptop. I'm looking for a 2-in-1, and while there's plenty of those to go around, not all of them run Linux well. I was looking to purchase a Lenovo Yoga 530, but that ended up not working to well on Linux. Do you guys have any personal experiences or recommendations regarding 2-in-1 models that run Linux well? I'm specifically looking to run Arch but I don't mind a different distro.

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Requesting lists of must have technical skills for a linux noob

Mon, 2018-08-13 00:26

Hello everyone,

I am beginning my journey into a Linux admin career with focus on REHL/CentOS distros.

Aside from general shell navigation, I have also gone through the following topics from 2 seperate courses:

Basic VIM use, yum, cron, user/group management, partitioning, mounting, file systems, LVM, LUKS, boot process.

I already have a decent understanding of networking- I have a CCNA.

What else do you think is essential to know as an entry-level sys admin? A simple liste format of topics will suffice.


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Linux 4.18 has been released

Sun, 2018-08-12 23:19