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My name is Daniel Chateau. I am a general help-desk support technician, system administrator for small businesses, as well as a programmer. Most of the time I assist users with day-to-day troubleshooting issues as well as act as a IT consultant for small businesses (primarily medical offices). I began doing various IT-related work at the age of 15 during the late 90's and still actively work in the field doing a plethora of different projects. I primarily work in the Central Florida area, but also provide remote assistance to clients across the country.

Currently learning Python while working on some minor projects to help expand my programming portfolio. I'm hoping to learn a lot from my fellow members here and welcome any critique or constructive criticism from my peers.


Mar
28
comment Ethernet over powerline adapters - how far will the data travel?
This is not true, it's dependent on phases, which means in theory, your neighbor could pick up your information.
Mar
28
comment Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)
@Gaurav Agarwal I would go this route as this is your best option. dd is an excellent utility that is geared for your situation. The only thing I would add to this is to use a gParted LiveCD to use dd to mirror the drive, then use gParted that's on the LiveCD to expand your partitions accordingly.
Mar
28
comment Does cloning clone also the old MAC address?
Everything is a file to a certain point. All that concept means is that it is possible to access any object or device as a file, but that doesn't mean it inherently will carry over. Network cards are hard coded with said MAC address, but if you do override them, then yes, your MAC address will be the same on the other machines, but that simply means removing the overrides you made on the other machines.
Mar
25
comment How to connect to Windows remote domain from Linux know its gateway hostname?
What's the FQDN for the machine? Obviously it's not just hostname.local. I assume Windows accounts for the network you're already connecting from to likely complete that.
Mar
25
comment Install a driver in Windows (XP) from command line?
I'm not 100% positive if XP support is still present in its most recent version, but if it is, that is a viable option as well. Considering DevCon was built for earlier systems pre-Vista, I'd stick with DevCon.
Mar
25
comment SD Card corrupt after copying with dd command
Can you provide use with the results of lsblk with the SD card attached to your machine?
Mar
25
comment Weird HDD Slowdown Issue
A section of the drive very well might be damaged, have you attempted to run any diagnostics using the manufacturer's diagnostic software? The other possibility is the cache on one of those drives is smaller so there is a bottleneck in how much data it can write to the drive any given time.
Mar
20
comment Any shortcut for switching between Remote Desktop and local desktop?
This appears to be a duplicate question which shows legitimate answers that were never confirmed by the user on the other question but appear to be what the OP is asking for. Since the answer was never verified, I am unable to flag this as a duplicate.
Mar
20
comment How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?
@CarlWitthoft The user likely has a poor understanding of file permissions and ownership.
Mar
20
comment How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?
That at least means you've removed ns from /usr/bin/ correctly, but you still need to follow what allquixotic noted in his answer to fully resolve your issue.
Mar
19
comment Bash script that execute command only if port is free
Do you mean it's making a connection to port 80 or if the computer is already listening on port 80?
Mar
19
comment How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?
I've updated my answer to address your comment.
Mar
19
comment How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?
@allquixotic You are correct, I was thinking of whereis, not which. Please excuse the mix up.
Mar
19
comment How to delete a file from the file system in Linux when I don't have permission?
He really should remove that binary if he has no need to execute it from that directory anyhow, but I do agree with the rest of your assessment. Also, even if he did it the wrong way, which would show the other locations.
Mar
18
comment Downgrade Acer Aspire 5742 to XP
XP Mode is a virtual machine only in the same way Windows XP and Windows 7 are both Microsoft developed operating systems. XP Mode handles virtualization differently than VMWare. The main crux of this is with networking drivers and bridging/NAT support, which VMWare generally excels at significantly better than the Microsoft Virtual PC platform (which includes XP Mode). Simply put, you can't assume one virtualize solution is identical to another.
Mar
18
comment Downgrade Acer Aspire 5742 to XP
@Ramhound No, you suggested XP Mode, which is NOT the same as doing a virtual machine in VMWare or VirtualBox.
Mar
18
comment Reliable procedure/tool for removing print drivers in Windows 7 (domain environment)
All drivers for printer are in Device Manager, but they may be under Hidden and you can alter that view in Device Manager > Show hidden devices. Additionally as an administrator run this command in the command prompt to also expose all devices that have ever been installed on the machine at any given time to locate that driver. SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 then devmgmt.msc.
Mar
18
comment Reliable procedure/tool for removing print drivers in Windows 7 (domain environment)
Use Process Explorer to locate the driver in question. There is a search function on it that can help you narrow down what processes or programs are still accessing the driver in question. This could mean that the spooler service is not the only process within the system using that driver. Also check the dependencies of the spooler to see if the manufacturer did something like Lexmark used to do and not remove itself after an uninstall.
Mar
18
comment Downgrade Acer Aspire 5742 to XP
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this, but WHY are you downgrading? Why not use something like VMWare Player which you can create and run a virtual instance of Windows XP on the laptop. The beauty is you can bridge your host machine's connection to the VM and you get the same effect. XP Mode has some limitations that don't seem to be present with VMWare.
Mar
18
comment Waiting for background programs to close- fix?
It might be worth looking into the Event Logs at the time the shutdown request is made and you might be able to find clues to help narrow it down. It doesn't matter how fast your machine is, if there is a bug in the code of a program that's supposed to respond, the system will just wait until the program sorts itself, however its logic is laid out. Good luck.