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September. Ten years since it decided not to end. Time for the swoon, the harvest moon, and the sordid boon they call by one name, like Franny or Zooey. Faster than a Windows virus, more powerful than a Beowulf cluster, able to answer questions in a single newsletter - it's a freak, it's a geek, it's... Shadowman. And he's got your number, or at least you have his. There's no shortage of newbies to dis-newbify in his inbox.
Got a question that you'd like Shadowman to answer? Ask him.
Theresa M. was up the proverbial creek, without a proverbial paddle and pondered:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/hda8 251M 214M 23M 90% / /dev/hda1 53M 15M 35M 30% /boot /dev/hda6 16G 303M 14G 2% /home /dev/hda5 16G 2.2G 13G 14% /usr /dev/hda7 251M 117M 121M 49% /var none 61M 0 61M 0% /dev/shmIt looks like I should have enough disk space, but apparently up2date doesn't think so. I was not able to do any updates for a while because I had changed the root password and then promptly forgot what I changed it to (yes, I know that was stupid).
Michael S. dusted off his Dell, installed like... heck, then wondered:
BARRISTER EKONG BASSEY
To Mike V., who was having trouble with RPM Shadowman says: rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*; rpm --rebuilddb
To Chris A.., who wanted to shut it all down Shadowman says: put a list of usernames in shutdown.allow, then 'shutdown -a' should work. You can also try 'halt'
To SoBig, who showed up many a time in the Shadowbox from folks who did not actually send it. Shadowman says:What is this? The bronze age? Get a real OS.