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May
5
comment Share LAN connection over WiFi (Intel PRO/Wireless 4965)
You should replace the driver line with one appropriate for your hardware: driver=iwl4965 or something similar.
Mar
11
comment Can I hide a user from the Windows 7 login screen without disabling network access?
The first method is the one I mentioned in my post, the other disables the Welcome screen altogether. Sadly, I don't think this is doable.
Mar
11
comment Can I hide a user from the Windows 7 login screen without disabling network access?
I was afraid that might be the only alternative. I was hoping there was some mystery solution that I hadn't found or already knew, but alas, it appears not.
Aug
26
comment Messed up keys in vim when running inside tmux
This makes absolutely no sense to me, but adding a single mapping appears to fix all keys for me as well. Even stranger (at least to me) the direct mapping for the keypress in insert mode doesn't fix it (map ^[A <Up> works from pressing Ctrl+V <Up> and deleting the O, map ^[OA <Up> from pressing Ctrl+V <Up> and leaving the O doesn't). I don't get it...but whatever. My keys now work. Thank you.
Jun
8
comment How can I delete soft/motherboard RAID 1 from a different computer?
Well, possibly good news on the data front...a reboot into a fresh gparted environment now shows the new partition size, a fairly full partition, and the partition label on /dev/sda. Still shows the virtual disk though.
Sep
21
comment How to transfer files remote to local using SSH
I did not know that. Much simpler!
Sep
21
comment How to transfer files remote to local using SSH
Do you own the router/can you configure it? If so, you can configure it to forward a port to your local machine. SSH runs on port 22, but I generally recommend avoiding opening standard ports on home machines. In your NAT configuration, you should be able to map something like 22000 externally to 22 locally. Of course, you can still open 22. You'd need to find your external IP and use that instead of your 192 address.
Sep
21
comment How to transfer files remote to local using SSH
Well, that goes back to my first question, are you behind a firewall/router, or is your Mac publicly accessible (if you're at home, are you directly plugged into your modem?)?
Sep
21
comment How to transfer files remote to local using SSH
Ah. Well, if you have read access to the files while not root, you should still be able to access them via scp from your local machine. If they're not readable by anyone that isn't root, then yeah, you'd need to run the copy as root.
Sep
21
comment How to transfer files remote to local using SSH
Is your local machine behind a firewall? Is there a particular reason you need to do this while remotely logged in?
Aug
31
comment Can I have both Windows dynamic disk partition and some other non-Windows partition on the same disk?
Ah sorry, I've been misunderstanding. To answer your questions directly, no, it is not possible to force Windows to partially use a disk for dyanamic disks. If Linux is able to use the dynamic disk array, it should be able to write its own partition to it, but I don't know if that's actually possible. If it is, Windows would likely ignore the Linux partition(s), just as it would with a physical disk partitioned to something other than FAT or NTFS.
Aug
31
comment Can I have both Windows dynamic disk partition and some other non-Windows partition on the same disk?
I wasn't originally aware of any way to "share" software RAID between OSes, but I did some searching just now and it does appear to be possible. I added a link to a blog post to my answer that discusses it. I don't know how reliable it is, but it's a start.
Aug
28
comment Can a non-redundant RAID5 cause any serious problems (compared to RAID0)?
I'll second the bit about the other drive failing and that a replacement is really the only true solution.
Aug
28
comment Ubuntu issues when moving hard disk to new system
You may get better answers from either Unix & Linux or Ask Ubuntu. That said, are you dd-ing the partition or the disk, and who are you doing it as (user or root)?
Jul
19
comment Can I make windows not move all my windows to a newly connected monitor automatically?
I no longer work with Windows for multi-monitor setups, either, but I've used Ultramon in the past, and it's a nice product. I don't know if either of those products will do precisely what Damon needs, but both offer a 30 day trial, so I'd try them out and see if either solves the problem.
Jul
19
comment Windows 7 RDPservices won't listen on 3389
Have you checked the event log on the non-listening machines for any errors?
Jul
19
comment How to copy files and directories to a remote host without rewrite a directory, just creating new ones
the recursive bit in the -a parameter means it will include subdirectories. If you add a trailing slash (folder/ instead of folder), it will only copy the contents of the parent. Without the slash, the parent folder will be copied too. Does that answer your question?
Jul
19
comment How to copy files and directories to a remote host without rewrite a directory, just creating new ones
@Izzy thanks...I knew I was forgetting something!
Jul
18
comment How to use Perl Plugins in Pidgin
I'd like to note that it's generally best practice to update any OS approximately once a week, or at least once a month.
Jul
18
comment Should file names contain multiple periods?
I've seen warnings about files having multiple extensions, but I don't remember if that was Windows or a browser or what. I haven't used any version of Windows newer than XP on a daily basis, so I don't know if there's something in the additional security layers of Vista/7 that might be complaining. As @grawity said, Linux and OS X users have had multiple periods in their files for years.