obtain core dump by aborting the running apps

May 13th, 2007 mysurface

To obtain core dump, the line bellow is mandatory. ulimit -c unlimited Check out generate coredumps to help developer for debugging for more details of ulimit. Core dump will be generated automatically if a program crashed due to segmentation fault or some other reason. But core dump will not be generated if an application halt [...]

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Something for my mouse cursor

April 15th, 2007 mysurface

Sometimes mouse cursor can be very annoying, when you are reading some articles, writing blog post. Especially when you are using a low quality optical mouse that always have jitter motion on mouse cursor, it will disturbs your reading and writing as well. To cater this issue, we have a package called unclutter to hide [...]

Posted in Misc, oneko, pkill, unclutter, xsetroot | Hits: 59093 | 1 Comment »

kill process with care

November 18th, 2006 mysurface

A lots of people likes to do kill -9, which means kill a process by force. By specified -9, process will be terminated by force, which is very fast and confirm kill but it leaves hidden side effects. Refers to Useless use of kill -9, kill a process by specified -9 may leave child processes [...]

Posted in Common, kill, killall, pkill, sudo | Hits: 155794 | 19 Comments »