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Father of happy young brat. Loves Belgium beers, good cognacs and perfect espressos. Loves cooking for friends, a good conversation or a book.

Is interested in everything tech, specially open source and has a extensive computer background.

Can be contacted by mail, facebook, linkedin and when I am not lazy I can trow a thought or two in twitter @bpereira81.


May
29
comment Unable to display the language Ubuntu 13.04
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop should re-install the Unity desktop and all the packages needed, but my guess you are having an issue because English is not your default language(?). The bar on top and left are probably not showing because you have a graphics card driver being loaded on boot, did you install any graphics card drive previously before the upgrade?
May
28
comment Why some videos play only in a particular media player?
There is a small utility called Mediainfo (mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en) that can display all the required information of a video file (video and audio types), use it to analyze the files sent to you and give us the information about the type of encoding used on them, it will make it easier to troubleshoot this problem you are having.
May
28
comment how does one change home directory in ubuntu 13.04
it did not help, why?
Feb
26
comment “No operating system” after installing new hard drive
Without knowing the brand and model of the laptop you will get only generic Change BIOS settings to boot from CD answers.
Jan
2
comment My hard drive doesn't show up on my computer after I have installed windows 7
Silly question: you dont happen to have one of those motherboards that allow ssd caching, do you?
Jul
31
comment Linux Mint Network Proxy Preferences doesn't affect command line apps?
@Joseph I think you need to use those programs options to force a proxy on them, other than that this is the best solution (and only as far as I know). I will edit the answer to include an example.
Jul
31
comment Shutting down a Windows 7 machine sometimes restarts it instead
This can simply be a hardware issue with your BIOS, care to check if there is an upgrade for your hardware and see if that works?
Jul
31
comment Ubuntu 12.04 server keeps crashing, no idea why
sure, as long as it's not in use
Jul
30
comment More browsing speed on Shared Internet via Hub
Router model and computers OS would be good to know, the more information the merrier! :)
Jul
28
comment Understanding Processor Frequency part of cat /proc/cpuinfo
@smilingbuddha correct, normally in involves increasing the CPU's multiplier or the system's FSB making it run beyond his factory advised ratings. Creates extra heat, requires better cooling.
Jul
28
comment Understanding Processor Frequency part of cat /proc/cpuinfo
@DavidSchwartz To anyone reading this that is not interested in running their CPUs above the guaranteed frequency, 2.13Ghz is the max frequency for that CPU. Nothing wrong there.
Jul
28
comment How to fix Windows 7 not booting up right before the 4 color dots show up?
It's not network related for sure, that would not make the boot process hang while trying to resolve and get an IP from a router.
Jul
28
comment How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04?
We are talking about Linux here, nothing to do with Windows drivers.
Jul
28
comment How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04?
We are talking about Ubuntu here, nothing to do with Windows drivers.
May
29
comment Old Windows server 2000 won't boot
The repair process (automatic) will try to revert any installed drivers if I am not mistaken, you should try that one first.
Feb
29
comment Suddenly, only Pen drive not recognized. All other USB's working?
What Windows version are we talking about?
Dec
15
comment Inadvertently entered a password into the BIOS and now I can't use my laptop
You need to at least let us know your laptop model for a small change someone knows the default service password for it.
Dec
14
comment OpenOffice Writer - Apply same style
Lets see if anyone shares my opinion, of course ppl are free to reply to this ;)