Monthly Archives: February 2012

Pausing and continuing a process on Linux

If you want to pause a process while you do something else, like for instance stop a heavy file operation while you’re just moving some stuff around quickly, there are two signals to pay attention to: STOP and CONT. STOP will pause a process (not actually stop it – it doesn’t die) CONT continues a […]

Linux on Mac Mini – power on after power loss

The Mac Mini doesn’t save this information in its BIOS (or equivalent), so you need to set it on each boot. I use my distribution’s /etc/rc.local file for this. Either way, these are the commands to run (copy, and uncomment the correct line for your Mini): ## PPC Mac Mini #echo server_mode=1 > /proc/pmu/options ## […]