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SATA hot plug has no effect in Windows

I have one hard drive inserted into a mobile rack. The hard drive is connected to the SATA port, which is configured with Hot Plug ON. However, I cannot see any way to flush buffers of this drive or ...
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Undocking sometimes leaves a tray icon/hangs

Sometimes (maybe every 10th undocking) after undocking the laptop the function HotPlugSafeRemovalNotification from hotplug.dll hangs. It also leaves a system tray icon which looks as follows: The ...
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How udev sends input device change notification to Xorg?

I want to troubleshoot why the graphic tables is active only if it is connected when Xorg is started (and stops working with spamming of Xorg.0.log if I reconnect it). As far as I know, udev-based ...
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Can I turn off external SCSI tape drive?

I have a couple of external tape drives connected to a server (Ultra320 SCSI). I do not use them frequently, but they are on all the time collecting dust (because of the fans). If I turned them off ...
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Is it safe to add or remove any type of device while in sleep mode?

Is it safe to add (plug in) or remove (unplug) any device while Windows is in sleep (a.k.a. standby, a.k.a. suspend) mode? What type of devices can be added or removed in this manner? Can you do this ...
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Why does vga and dvi have screws when most other connectors do not?

I know that a question like this exists, but the answer is not what I was looking for. Do vga/dvi have screws because they are not hotpluggable? Why would they not be hotpluggable (surge issues?) ...
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Why should computer and TV be turned off before plugging in an HDMI cable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is HDMI hot pluggable? I just bought an Amazon HDMI+Ethernet cable. Enclosed was the following friendly node on yellow paper in various languages: So far, I assumed ...
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Is it possible to have DisplayLink USB display hotplugging with Xorg 1.13 on kernel 3.4?

keithp seems to be the only one on the interwebs to have written anything about the subject and he worked with 3.5_rc. I don't want to go above 3.4 at the moment for various stability reasons and am ...
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How to mount removable media in /media/<LABEL> automatically when inserted, without any desktop environment?

I have a Debian sid system (Wheezy) (and same question for arch as well), without any desktop environment (and no Xorg at all). I can mount my SD-cards, USB sticks, external HDD manually with mount / ...
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Is it possible to power off a PCIe video card/slot? (eg. hot-plug)

I'm looking at building a system that supports VT-d so I can pass through a high powered loud video card to a Xen/KVM/whatever VM (host will be Linux based). However, when I'm not using the VM I want ...
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Linux: CPU core shutdown instead of sleep state

In Linux you can shut down CPU cores (or physical CPU's) with echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online Assuming that the hardware fully turn off the CPU and cuts power to it would it not be better ...
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How to configure `eth0` to retry `dhclient` when unplugged and replugged?

I'm working on a linux gadget. I want it to get DHCP if I plug in the network cable after it has booted up already or if the network cable unplugged and replugged. One solution is to run a script ...
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Configuring automatic profiles on dock/hotplug

My Ubuntu laptop gets docked into a few different locations per day with different hardware and use cases. I'd like to automate the preference settings for each of these locations: Work computer, ...
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Trigger off rsync by just plugging in a USB drive?

I'd like to know if it's possible to automatically mount, and fire up rsync to sync a USB drive with a directory? Specifically, I'd like to copy as much data as the drive can hold and only delete the ...
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Is it safe to hot-plug a DVI cable?

Is it safe to unplug a monitor connected via a DVI cable to a computer that's powered on?
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Can I connect and disconnect a SATA harddrive while my computer is running?

I have a SATA hard drive that says it supports hot-plugging. Does that mean I can actually connect it to power and a SATA plug while my computer is running? Would be handy, but seems kind of scary... ...
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Alsa USB-Audio hotplug

My new USB audio speaker appeared as the second device in Alsa. I managed to make it the primary one: $ cat /proc/asound/modules 0 snd_usb_audio 1 snd_hda_intel $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 ...