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What I find interesting

How I set up my computer

I use the latest version of SUSE. I do the following changes for my personal convenience:

  • Forward X11 (see
  • remove bouncing cursor (kcontrol->Appearance & Themes->Launch Feedback->Busy Cursor|No Busy Cursor)
  • add device icons to the desktop (kcontrol->desktop->behavior->device icons->show device icons)
  • remove spell checking from kmail

What I always wanted to say

I log in as root. Yes, really. Everyone was warning me so intensely when I started with Linux in 2000, I decided I just had to try. Now, after 5 years, I have never regret it. It is just more easy to live without a split personality. I still do not see one single reason to change this. I check that

  • /opt/kde3/share/config/kdm/kdmrc does not contain AllowRootLogin=false.
  • For KDE 4: /usr/local/share/config/kdm/kdmrc must not contain AllowRootLogin=false.
  • With Ubuntu and gnome, it is /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf, AllowRoot. Now I can access /root on my bootable USB disk!

What I always wanted to know

  • how do I find out if I am using OSS or alsa?
  • how do I find out how many heap and stack memory is consumed by a specific application?

What I always wanted to do

The following articles have made my life easier. Or the topics have just fascinated me:

What I never could do