Linux

Linux: Fixing an unreliable network connection with ASUS P8Z 68-V onboard LAN

Recently I got a new ASUS P8Z 68-V motherboard and CPU, and had been having some strange network issues with it when running Gentoo Linux. The problems included connection failures after random periods of time and generally slow download speeds. The only way to get the connection running again after it failed (which was every …

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Ubuntu/Debian: see files installed by package

Checking the files installed by a package is easy enough with the Synaptic package manager (Right-click package > properties > installed files tab). Here’s how to get that information without leaving the comfort (cough) of your bash terminal: $ dpkg-query -L package_name For example: $dpkg-query -L flashplugin-installer /. /usr /usr/lib /usr/lib/xulrunner /usr/lib/xulrunner/plugins /usr/lib/mozilla /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/iceape …

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