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Oct
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comment Why are the number of cores in a processor normally even
@sunk818 I don't think you understand my answer. They are so integrated that it may well be impossible to disable one without the other.
Sep
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asked nfsroot freezing every once in a while presumably due to network glitch
Sep
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asked Troubles with Xdmx, getting dmxBECreateColormap: No visual found
Sep
1
comment How to determine what font an X application needs
No, xlsfonts doesn't exist on my machine and fc-list doesn't seem to show any error as far as I can tell. It just prints a tone of "filesnames: information".
Sep
1
comment How to determine what font an X application needs
Oops, I forgot to mention it here. The issue was that on gentoo the font.alias files have this "comment" at the start that goes "! $Xorg: fonts.alias,v 1.3 2000/08/21 16:42:31 coskrey Exp $". Either that's not a valid comment (my guess), or it's not being treated as a comment. I take that line out and it all works. Thanks for the help though, your trick of ltrace got me to think of gdb, which is how I figured out it was "*".
Aug
29
comment How to determine what font an X application needs
@YvesMartin Can you comment on what's supposed to happen wrt requesting the "*" font?
Aug
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revised How to determine what font an X application needs
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Aug
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comment How to determine what font an X application needs
You're telling me there's no tool to query what fonts an application is using? I have a system that it does work on, so if there were some way to figure out what fonts it's using, that would work for me.
Aug
29
asked How to determine what font an X application needs
Apr
14
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
@Jacob Could you clarify what you meant by "There have been claims that it is likely that private keys wouldn't be in memory, but at the same time there have been claims of successful key extraction."? It would seem to me that without dedicated hardware the private keys MUST be in memory. Maybe not the vulnerable memory, but memory all the same. Also, since you've crossed out the "At this point it is uncertain which side is correct." part, you might want to clarify that you mean that it is in fact vulnerable.
Apr
14
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
@Sirex As far as I can tell no site that I log into using two-factor auth has invalidated the cookies on my machine. This is of course a failure on their part, but my point is, at the moment two-factor auth is not a savior. An attacker could quite easily intercept the cookies and use them on their own requests. Furthermore, since there is no way to know whether anyone exploited this bug (even for the system administrators) the ONLY safe assumption is that it was exploited. I know for instance that chase.com was still vulnerable as of Wednesday morning. Unlikely the attackers missed that one.
Apr
14
comment How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?
I am disappointed I don't have the reputation to downvote this post. For one thing, most sites (amazon, chase, etc) basically don't use forward security, which means everything up to the first use of the cert is compromised. Also, I'm not aware of these major vulnerabilities that you claim are running rampant. I can not think of the last vulnerability that didn't require at least the ability to log into the computer in question and was installed on pretty much every non-windows computer with a "secure" connection. If I didn't know better I'd flag this post for its horrific misinformation.
Apr
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Mar
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comment How does USB bandwidth work? Will multiple devices share the 480mbps limit for USB 2.0?
+1 for the data integrity point.
Mar
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answered Why are the number of cores in a processor normally even
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awarded  Tumbleweed