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I started programming BASIC on an old HP mini as a child in the '70's, and later learned how to patch z80 code into an 8080 assembler on an Epson QX-10. I finally got out of my Arts degree program to get a BA in CS, and have eventually become an old UNIX guy working on Linux network drivers.


Nov
24
answered Outlook won't send using SMTP when disconnected from Exchange
Nov
20
answered Is it usually necessary to do make and then make install?
Nov
18
comment Xserver that I can reconnect to
This is usually installable as vncserver - very useful, I use this a lot. With Vino, not only do you need to be logged into the console, but anyone walking by can see what you're typing or reading; with vnc, no one else can see it.
Nov
14
awarded  Critic
Nov
14
comment Laptops compete on wireless network for connection
-1 Assigning static IP addresses to laptops makes it rather more difficult to be portable to other networks.
Nov
13
comment How do I set up my Ubuntu desktop as a media server/stereo system?
Nope. You can ssh into the server, execute the command "vncserver", and log out. Then on your client use "vncviewer desktop:1" to open the virtual desktop. No login to the server console is necessary.
Nov
13
answered How do I set up my Ubuntu desktop as a media server/stereo system?
Nov
13
answered Any cool programs that take advantage of “Scroll Lock”?
Nov
11
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Nov
11
comment Serial connection between 2 computers
Does your old laptop have a (a) real serial port or (b) are you using another USB gizmo? If (a), does the laptop bios need to be tweaked to enable the serial port? If (b), is the OS on the old laptop new enough to know about serial-USB? Maybe start with a low baud rate on both ends to deal with sloppy UART timing on the older laptop, e.g. 2400 rather than 115.2k.
Nov
9
answered Where can I find a complete list of all the logs in the system?
Nov
9
comment OpenSSH server listening to non-standard port - recommended or not?
It really depends on why - if just for hiding it, than maybe not. If for setting up a special service for a particular application, then perhaps it is what you need.
Nov
9
comment How to improve my router settings and stop these access attempts to my network
Are you sure these are coming in from wireless? I would guess more likely they are coming down the wire through your ISP. As soon as you start sending packets through the to other network sites, there are folks sniffing packets to look for possible addresses to attack. I'd worry more about this than wireless, tho' it does look like you've got most of it covered.
Nov
9
answered How to make network faster by using both cable and wifi
Nov
8
comment Serial connection between 2 computers
If you are running putty or some other terminal emulator on both ends, you might and you might not. You might only see the letters on the opposite screen if you don't have echo turned on. I believe putty turns on local echo, so you should be okay there. The other thing to watch for is the CR/LF options - you may need to play with that to get your line-feeds to work as expected. See the Terminal options in the putty config dialog.
Nov
8
answered Serial connection between 2 computers
Nov
7
comment KVM Functionality
Synergy is great, and i use it all the time, but you still occasionally need to switch the keyboard/mouse, otherwise how would you boot the individual computers and get synergy going in the first place? Yes, most KVMs work fine without the video connected.
Nov
5
comment How do I edit an existing buffer in a new tab in vim?
Also, ctrl-w V splits the window vertically.
Nov
4
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Nov
4
revised Create a logoff script/task for Linux
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