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Oct
2
comment what is `ssh-agent bin/bash` and why I have to `ssh-add` everytime
Just curious what problem you are trying to solve - how do you determine "I have to run the following" ; to get an ssh key in each login I have the following as a single line in my .bashrc "eval keychain --eval id_rsa id_dsa"
Sep
6
comment Under Linux, how can I tell the real power consumed by a usb device
@Ramhound thanks for your comments. The documentation of the device does't appear to say how much power it needs. Watts=Volts*Amps, and I assuming its 5V. 2mA is obviously way to little - the drive must consume more than that. A USB 2.0 port should be able to provide 500ma. I have a 4 port powered hub with a 2000mA (i.e 2A) power supply. However I am aware some devices require more than 500mA and I suspect my drive is one such device.
Sep
3
comment How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting
Thanks. Just tried autoauth and its working for me. Will have a look at secure-login too as that that looks interesting also. Your points re. security noted!
Sep
3
comment How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting
@emab Yes - that's right
Sep
3
comment How to make firefox use known passwords without prompting
thanks - good point - updated the question
Apr
4
comment Best way to store loose hard drives when I don't have an antistatic bag
Thanks a lot for your help. You probably saved my data. I had no idea the antistatic bags where so easy to get.
Oct
22
comment Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?
Thanks very much for your answer. While I did manage to recover my data a while back - I think this seems to answer the question - though I have yet to test
Jan
25
comment Can I use my PC as a WiFi router?
I have used it succesfully as a router. Not ad-hoc mode. It was nescessary for me to get my android devices onto the internet as they do not support ad-hoc, and i installed it on more than one machine from different manufacturers. The questioner should really give it a go. There is a free version so low risk!
Dec
21
comment How restore ip in the HP printer?
You might also see it in the control panel of your router. it will tell you which leases have been assigned to which ips. You can then work out which one it is by process of elimination, as you will know the ip addresses of the computers connected. Actually come to think of it, even the ip address will be there too.....
Dec
21
comment What is better oil for oiling fans: grapeseed or refined?
Well that sent me rushing to Google :-) It seems the consensus is mineral oil, Vaseline being very good but takes a long while to work in. General view also is don't use WD40 or Graphite based products.
Dec
21
comment How restore ip in the HP printer?
Hmm.. doesn't look like a mac address to me. Here you can find what to look out for: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAC_address#Notational_conventions Most commonly it will look like this: 01:23:45:67:89:ab
Dec
21
comment What is better oil for oiling fans: grapeseed or refined?
I think you would want to use something that doesn't attract dust, and most oils do. Oils are sticky...
Dec
21
comment ffmpeg image2 avi quality
Avi is just the container. You need to look at the codec options too. Which codec you use would depend on what kind of device you plan to play back the video on and how large you want the final file to be.
Dec
7
comment How to install CentOS 5.5?
Do you see any kind of error message?
Dec
7
comment Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?
Thank you. Good Idea -- I will try with a VM