22 August, 2007

Matrox Mystique Rainbow Runner

The best item in my collection of computer hardware is video card "Matrox Mystique Rainbow Runner".

This card looks like a sandwich.

It comprises two pieces: main and child.

And also has a set of cables and CDs.

But it works only in Win3.1-Win95, because this card has been released in past century.

20 August, 2007

HowTo disable speaker in the Linux terminal

Speaker in the linux console is very tiresome.
I know way how to disable system speaker.
  1. Insert line:

    set bell-style none

    to the file .input.rc

  2. Execute command:

    setterm -blength 0
    setterm -bfreq 0
    echo -ne '\033[11;0]'

Enjoy :-).

HowTo root login without password

Only add kernel parameter init=/bin/bash at boot time.

  • If the boot loader is GRUB, change string parameter from:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 ...
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.15-26-386 ... init=/bin/bash

  • If the boot loader is LILO, enter:
    boot: linux init=/bin/sh

! You should have physical access to the linux server.
!! It works only when boot loader not have an own password.

Then you can do everything with root permissions, for example repair system or restore root password.
If you want to disable readonly mode, type mount -o remount,rw / in the command line.