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Investigating wireless issues Windows vs. Linux same access point

I have my computer set to dual boot with Windows and Linux. Under Windows I can connect and use the wifi with no problems. If I boot up into Linux in the exact same spot in the same room. My signal is ...
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How do I change the display name in terminal (os x 10.6)

I have used this script to install imageMagick: Google: maddox magik-installer - its the first hit My terminal name is a string of cryptic letters and numbers. See image here: Keep in mind my ...
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Wifi connection fails every few day. Router reset fixes

Every few days, all the wireless devices in my house fail to connect to my Belkin router. Resetting the router restores all the connections. I get the same result by resetting from the router's admin ...
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changing the format of a usb drive

I have a usb drive that once I type in the tree command. I have one file that is out of place. It is located at the bottom of the tree and need to move it. F:. ├───DATA ├───GAMES │ ├───MATCH32 │ ...
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How seriously does cable length affect USB 3.0 transfer speeds?

Recently I've been thinking of upgrading my computer with some USB 3.0 ports. However, the problem is my computer is some ways away from my desk so that would mean I would need a long cable, ...
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1answer
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How do I specify a date range for find command on OSX?

I need to find files within a date range to the minute. I suppose knowing how to do it to the second might be beneficial one day. Anyhow. I've learned how to use -newermt and even -not -newermt; ...
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1answer
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Virtualbox's version number doesn't change after update (OSX)

If I check for updates I get this message A new version of VirtualBox has been released! Version 3.2.10 is available at virtualbox.org. You can download this version using the link: ...
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why apt-get cannot install any application?

when trying to install application using apt-get, I always get /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: not found for example: $sudo apt-get install libssl-dev [sudo] password for camino: ...
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1answer
501 views

Will Hotspot Shield hide multiple “votes” from the same computer?

There is a website that allows One Vote Per Computer, per day. Does Hotspot Shield hide the ip, isp and other personal identifying information? For example, if someone voted their "one vote" for the ...
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Compiz gone with Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade on VirtualBox Win7-64 host

I just upgraded my Linux guest running on Win7-64 VirtualBox 3.2.10 from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. I followed the usual steps to reapply guest additions, including installing build-essential and ...
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3answers
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System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry

To be precise System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry. Additional storage requests will be ignored. WinXP/64 running fine for 2 years (no /3Gb ...
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1answer
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What's the best way to organize my USB stick for PenDriveLinux and regular data?

I want to install Ubuntu on my new 32 Gb USB Stick, but I also want to keep a fair amount of space available for Portable Apps or general data transmissions. When I tried to install Ubuntu using ...
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Running old .exe programs under Windows 7

My new computer used Windows 7. I have some old compiled BASIC programs and other .exe progrms that will not run under Windows. What shall I do?
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1answer
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Unable to log into Windows 7 PC - “The RPC server is unavailable”

I am trying to log into my Windows 7 computer and after entering in my username and password (which I have confirmed is correct), I am seeing the error message "The RPC server is unavailable". I have ...
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1answer
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Windows Media Center Online TV Plugin

There are tons of (free) online channels and websites dedicated to those channels. However, I have yet to see a plugin that combines them under one "umbrella" and allows users to view them from ...
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3answers
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unzip zip files that are contained in a zip file on windows

I have a zip file results.zip. It contains two folders that contain a bunch of zip files -- PASS/test1.zip, FAIL/test2.zip, FAIL/test3.zip. On linux it is trivial to unzip these in a couple of steps: ...
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2answers
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Install linux wireless driver from windows?

I've got a Atheros AR9285 wireless card. I'd like to install the driver so I can access the internet, but I cannot install it without installing the driver to access the internet. See the problem? ...
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3answers
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Which is more important for browser cache performance, access time or transfer rate?

How does a modern web browser cache on disk respond to transfer rates vs access times? Here's a real world example. HD Tune tells me that I have a traditional HDD with 54.7 mb/sec and 8.1 ms vs a USB ...
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1answer
179 views

In OS X, Spaces window sometimes doesn't disappear

About twice a day, after switching spaces, the window that indicates which space is active doesn't go away, then all keyboard input is ignored except for Ctrl+arrow key to switch to a different space. ...
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1answer
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How can I make filtering rows on an Excel spreadsheet easy?

I have an Excel 2010 spreadsheet that looks like this: Department Location Staff Accounting SF 10 IT NYC 20 Finance NYC 15 Design ...
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6answers
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How to uninstall Homebrew? (Mac OS X Package Manager)

I’ve got some problems with the package manager, Homebrew. I can’t find how to remove it! Is it safe to remove whole /usr/local? Homebrew was installed somewhere in that directory.
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3answers
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verify ASCII file with file command by shell scrript

With the file command I need to verify many files if they ASCII or other format Sometimes I get from file command: file1: ASCII English text And sometimes I get different answer from file ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 suddenly boots to a shiny blank screen on a Lenovo T410

Suddenly, my Lenovo T410 started booting into a blank screen. However, the computer seems to be otherwise working quite normally. When the computer is started, BIOS splash screen shows up, Windows ...
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1answer
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HASP dongle in kvm?

Is there a way to use a HASP dongle (Aladdin) in a kvm virtual machine (guest) running Windows 7 professional with Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 as host?
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outlook 2007: adding new employees automatically/programmatically?

we have about 300 employees and we are hiring like crazy. is it possible to programmatically add new contacts to every employees' address books as new hires come in?
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Configuring Startup Applications in Redhat 5

I have a RedHat 5 OS and when it starts up, several gnome terminals starts up at specific workspaces and position. I wonder how I can configure my startup applications.
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1answer
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MS Access design for a helpdesk/customers support form

I have seen a nifty program based on php and sql. The program is used for logging computer problems and printing a workorder for a customer. Can someone point me to a free database + form design in ...
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Chrome + Tor + Proxy Switchy!

Chrome 7 keeps showing a dialog saying: 514 Authentication Required when I use TOR. How I solve this?
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1answer
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System freezes unless video card is uninstalled. Why?

Upon logging into Windows or Linux I may have a few minutes or a few seconds, at which point the display will freeze and never recover. I can see the activity lights blinking and hear my hard drive ...
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0answers
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Security implications of running ssh server at home (Linux)

What are the security issues to keep in mind when running an ssh server on a Linux box at home to allow remote access? What steps can be taken to minimize the risks?
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How to clear/flush the DNS cache in Google Chrome?

As you probably know Google Chrome has its own internal DNS cache. Is there a way to clear it without having to wait for the time out or close the browser?
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2answers
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Make Google Chrome “forget” zoom level once a tab is closed

If I visit a site and zoom in/out (CTRL+Scroll Up/Down) Chrome seems to remember that zoom level for that specific site. Is there a way to make it so that it doesn't remember and is always at the ...
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9answers
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Can ping fine but no browsing

I've got a laptop which has a verified internet connection. I can ping www.google.co.uk and receive a response no problem. However IE, Chrome, Firefox, MSN messenger cannot connect to the internet. ...
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2answers
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Difference between nice value and priority in the top output

top, by default, lists both columns. I am curious as to what is the difference. I checked out the man pages and cannot figure it out: Priority: h: PR -- Priority The priority of the task. ...
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4answers
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FTPing from one virtualbox to another

Is it possible to ftp from one virtualbox to another running on the same host? I'd like to drop a file from a Ubuntu VM to a Debian VM, both sit on a Win7 host.
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1answer
554 views

Make macports default to installing universal binaries?

I use macports to install C libraries that various Haskell libraries depend on. Unfortunately, the current version of Haskell only works under 32 bit in OS X, but other things using these libraries ...
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1answer
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Point to Point remoting application

I have been using TeamViewer to connect to my home PC, its rather slow. I would like an application that could connect to my computer directly via the internet, but without a server in between. In ...
3
votes
3answers
864 views

Disassociate file with cmd.exe

I recently chose cmd.exe as a default program for .jar files with instant regret. How do I associate this back again with javaw.exe in the JRE? The default program check box is disabled, so selecting ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 slow write to Samba/CIFS OpenSolaris server

I have a NAS server with OpenSolaris and kernel-based CIFS/Samba share and I get these weird results when working with it from different computers over the Gigabit LAN: Read speed is blazing fast ...
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3answers
633 views

Whose backups will be deleted first when backuping multiple computers using Time Machine to one disk?

Now I have two partitions for each computer to backup there. Backups from my mac book are always big (about one gigabyte minimum), backups from second machine are mostly small (rarely more than few ...
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2answers
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Can I browse windows 7 libraries from the command prompt?

If I am at a Windows 7 command prompt is there any way that I can navigate to one of my libraries? e.g. something like cd libraries:\code
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1answer
97 views

Generate “broken images” report using my browser (intranet)?

I have an intranet site with many broken images. I need to generate a report that shows which images the browser wasn't able to download during my browsing session (the report should span all of the ...
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1answer
900 views

Improve Thumbnail Preview Speed for Images in Shared Folders

At my office we have an Apple Server running Xserver which, among other things, we use as network storage. Previously we had our Graphic Designer setup on a Windows Vista machine, and everything was ...
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1answer
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Dynamic DNS (DynDNS, No-IP, etc.) security issues

Are there any security issues inherent in setting up a mapping between a domain name and dynamic IP (i.e. what dynamic DNS services like DynDNS or No-IP do)? Or are the only security risks related to ...
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4answers
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Can I play music from a remote server on my local machine via SSH?

I recently purchased a linux VPS from http://slicehost.com just to learn and play around with. I currently ssh into the machine via Putty from various Windows boxes. Is there anyway to throw some ...
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0answers
575 views

How do I remove the warning before deleting a shortcut?

How do I remove the warning before deleting a shortcut in Windows? Every time I want to delete a shortcut it warns me that I'm not actually deleting the program, just a shortcut.
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1answer
2k views

Mount External Hard Drive on Ubuntu 10.04 Across Network

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on two separate machines on a network (Ubuntu machine A and B). I am running some tests with temp files for some other software, installed on Ubuntu machine A. The software ...
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5answers
11k views

How to monitor internet connection for interruptions - for Mac OS X

I have subscribed to a new ISP and I am experiencing problems with this new ISP. The problems are several micro interruptions on the internet connection, kind of lags, that is probably related to ...
3
votes
1answer
327 views

Deactivate Homeshare

I have a new computer and want to use itunes homeshare. I have found that there are already 5 computers sharing , of which I know 3 aren't being used (scrapped) so i can't just log on to them , to ...
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1answer
912 views

Windows xp mode on windows 7 suspends with no mouse movement

I am using a dos application in a windows xp mode virtual machine. When I start the app it runs fine, but if I stop using the mouse, the program will stop running until I move the mouse. It doesn't ...

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