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Aug
31
comment Linux, can a home directory be symlinked?
I have done this before and suggest you do /media/storage/osver. when you upgrade to a new ver of os add a new folder after it is up and running normally as well as you have your users setup you can migrate their data. If I had more then just me on this pc when I installed ubuntu 11.4 i would have had to revert after a week or 3. the bad side to that is version specific configs in your users dir.... 11.4 doesnt work for hw accelleration in my config where 10 worked like a champ so reverting would have been ugly.
Aug
31
comment Start firefox in safemode in Ubuntu 9.04
firefox -no-remote -P Testing replace Testing with the profile name of choice and you have 2 copys of ff going. its a dev option but is possible. I usually have 4 copies of ff open at any 1 time and 150-300 tabs.
Aug
31
comment HDMI Screen loosing signal in Safemode
havent played with vista so not 100% sure. win7 you can go to the recovery consol boot option its what the xp recovery console was plus system restore and some others... I suspect vista has that option but am not sure. hopefully you made a recovery cd when you first got the pc. not sure if you can do one now or not.
Aug
31
comment Motherboard wont boot , PSU tested ok, motherboard light on , system and cpu fans not turning
for got to mention. did you test a known good psu or that psu on another board? I have seen many a dell not post and even with a simple power supply tester it shows good. put a known good psu in and the pc boots... unless you spend some money for a decent psu tester I would go with known good. you will probably end up playing more for a psu tester then getting a backup psu. bad power can do all kinds of wierd things so check that first when you start having odditys.
Aug
31
comment Motherboard wont boot , PSU tested ok, motherboard light on , system and cpu fans not turning
I was appaled by the msi lack of any diagnostics... usually you get some beep or flash some where but oh well.. from now on Im only getting systemboards with diagnostics on them. the asrock i have now has a # readout for posting so you can look up the codes plus power and reset buttons built in to the systemboard. Since i tinker a bit its easier on me to have it that way... for example Im putting that board in a Dell 2650 2u case :D
Aug
29
revised How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?
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Aug
28
answered Motherboard wont boot , PSU tested ok, motherboard light on , system and cpu fans not turning
Aug
28
answered Ubuntu issues when moving hard disk to new system
Aug
28
answered HDMI Screen loosing signal in Safemode
Aug
28
answered Soft Read Error Rate for Hard Drives
Aug
28
answered Variable set in batch file not being read
Aug
27
comment How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?
Sorry I missed the part of default action. there is still a control applet that sets default actions. If I go to windows tomorrow I will see about getting a screenshot of it.
Aug
27
comment My screen doesn't fill the whole monitor
The higher refresh certinaly has a chance to change the size of the display so does resolution changes. I have seen some go larger to. Unless you are trying to get closer to the max fps of your video card for a game and have good enough eyes to see it you may not need to go to max refresh. My old 19" I had to go to 75hz to keep from getting headaches. if I went to 1020x res for a long time for games I would have to use 80+
Aug
27
comment My screen doesn't fill the whole monitor
unless it was removed in recent versions of the driver I have used it MANY times since about 096? revision of the nvidia driver. I will need to boot in to windows tomorrow any ways so I will dig up the screen shots. even if the test pattern isnt available just change the screen background to a solid red or blue so that you can easily tell the edge of the screen with it. The feature I was talking about allows expansion and compression of the display through the driver to get it right to the edge of the screen. it is not for shrinking the image.
Aug
26
answered How can I make Windows explore a DVD instead of playing it by default?
Aug
26
answered Troubleshooting odd Windows 7 network issue
Aug
26
answered My screen doesn't fill the whole monitor
Aug
25
answered Remove a proxy/tunnel from Windows 7
Aug
24
comment How to network-ify an Ubuntu Server VM
as far as I know its a manual process. Also your post shows 18 min and his 20 so doubt thats it either.
Aug
24
answered How to network-ify an Ubuntu Server VM