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Jeffrey R. Evans
Evans Computers


Command to check Dynamic Dependencies

su to root
cd /PATHtoYOURbinaryFILE
THEN Paste the following:
yum provides $(LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${PWD}/lib ldd ./NAMEofBINARY | grep "not found" | sort | uniq | awk '{print $1}') | grep fc16 | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq

The above example is for Fedora Core 16.

If your release is Fedora Core 17 for example:
yum provides $(LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${PWD}/lib ldd ./NAMEofBINARY | grep "not found" | sort | uniq | awk '{print $1}') | grep fc17 | awk '{print $1}' | sort | uniq

Fedora 17 ATi Driver

The following is a method of installing the Catalyst Driver in Fedora 17.

Open terminal
su to root

rpm -Uvh

yum install akmod-catalyst -y

Ubuntu – Grub2 no longer updating “Other” OSs.

If in Ubuntu Grub2 is not detecting Windows 7 or Fedora or some other OS, try this.

1) gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
2) Look for a line that reads : GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=”true”
3) Comment out that line by placing a # at the front of it.
Like so:


Save the file.

4) Run sudo update-grub2.
5) Check the results.
6) Reboot.

Your menu with all Operating systems should now be available.

Why faxes are utterly obsolete

Faxes are obsolete for a variety of reasons. The time it takes to send a fax, the various results of sending a fax and so forth all contribute.

I will focus on the legal perspective of why email obsoletes fax.

When you send an email to another person with “Return receipt requested” upon sending that email, then IF the recipient reads that email, the sender will receive a receipt confirmation that the recipient has opened that email. This is valid to use in a court of law in the United States to prove that the intended recipient did get the email and all of it’s attachments, at exactly the time the email was opened. This prevents the legal argument of “I never received…”

Fax copy on the other hand, is an entirely different matter. The only thing a sender of a fax can prove, in court, or otherwise, is that they sent the fax at a given time. It is impossible to prove that the intended recipient of the fax in question actually received the fax at all. The fax may have been sent to the wrong number. The fax machine on the recipient end may have been out of paper. The fax may have been garbled in transmission. The list goes on.

This does not take into account the cost of the fax machines, special papers, toner cartridges, the additional time it takes to send or receive a fax and so forth.

If someone does not have email in this day and age, do you want to conduct important business with them?

Protect the Internet

Protect the Internet

Help us stop Internet censorship legislation

Today Evans Computers joins with other sites in a virtual strike to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. On January 24th, the U.S. Senate will vote on the PROTECT IP Act to censor the Internet, despite opposition from the vast majority of Americans.

Join us to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

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