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bio website renanbirck.blogspot.com
location Santa Maria, Brazil
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The guy you see to the left. Electrical/electronics engineering student mostly doing embedded development. Linux user since '05.

You might want to check what I am up to on my blog (in Portuguese mostly), my Twitter or my GitHub, or my skills are available on LinkedIn. Alternatively, if you want to see what I'm listening to, check my last.fm or Spotify profiles.

If you have any doubt/problem about my questions/answers, comment on them.

I will always try to comment why did I downvote, and will remove those downvotes if questions/answers are subsequently improved.


Jun
15
comment Do superuser things with normal user
Indeed. Fixing my answer
Jun
15
comment Do superuser things with normal user
You are wrong; you can't login as root, but you can login as user and become root using su.
Jun
12
comment What did Chrome do to my keychain to start ubd messages under Mac 10.7.2?
Please edit your previous answer and update it. Do not create a new answer just for adding more information.
Jun
12
comment No network upsets gnome
Hmm. Probably it's trying to find those mounts and failing due to the lack of network connection, then timing out after a while.
Jun
12
comment No network upsets gnome
CIFS VFS: Unexpected lookup error -112. Do you have any Samba/CIFS shares mounted (i.e. accessing shared directories on a Windows machine)?
Jun
11
comment No network upsets gnome
What is in your /etc/hosts file? Do you have a line like 127.0.0.1 <your machine name> localhost?
Jun
10
comment Use Dish Network with a TV tuner: how?
I don't know; I assume any TV card will work.
Jun
9
comment How to kill user processes from the same user?
@slhck That's what I assumed, too. But he edited the question for clarification.
Jun
9
comment How to kill user processes from the same user?
What is the actual question?
Jun
8
comment Windows 7 x64 installation freezes on new PC build
It doesn't hurt, and it's always a good step to determine whether something is a hardware- or software-related issue.
Jun
7
comment A device to control a small circuit with my PC
+1 for the Arduino, it's pretty much the simplest way to do that, and there's a very active community (e.g. in the Electronics Stack Exchange).
Jun
7
comment Windows 7 x64 installation freezes on new PC build
Yes, it will demonstrate if the system works under a different OS.
Jun
7
comment Windows 7 x64 installation freezes on new PC build
Try booting with an Ubuntu live-CD and check whether happens any problem.
Jun
6
comment What happens if I don't have Linux drivers for my laptop?
The open-source driver should give you reasonable performance, except for heavy 3D graphics.
Jun
5
comment Dell Precision 670 not booting
"BIOS not installed"? This is rather funny. Do you have a SCSI card on that machine?
Jun
4
comment How to remove partial installation of windows xp?
what is this I don't even... Please edit your question and be clearer: what is 'state of the installation process'?
Jun
3
comment How come hosts file redirection fails?
Does 127.0.0.1 www.example.com, then acessing www.example.com, works?
Jun
3
comment Windows 8 Start Screen very slow after Guest Additions
This worked. Thanks!
Jun
3
comment How come hosts file redirection fails?
You shouldn't need to. Try adding 127.0.0.1 google.com (without the www) after this line and check whether it works.
Jun
2
comment HP Pavilion DV6 doesn't recognize wireless networks
I remember that some HP models had design issues (bad thermal design, if I'm not mistaken) that eventually led to this type of problem.