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Sep
11
comment Mobile power source
+1 for "no inverter needed"
Aug
26
comment Multilingual Windows XP: Making it switch to English when I use my IDE
I do not have Windows at hand, but AFAIR it remembers keyboard layouts either per window or per application. Either way, if you never switch to Hebrew in the IDE, then it will never be the case that you have to switch from Hebrew.
Aug
26
comment Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04
sysfsutils provides that 'single config line' you are looking for. Installation of cpufrequtils is not really needed - it just provides a convenient way to examine CPU frequency scaling features.
Aug
26
revised Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04
added 2nd solution, fixed a typo in the 1st
Aug
26
comment Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04
Neither cpufrequtils, nor sysfsutils is a "manager". Citation 1: This package contains two utilities for inspecting and setting the CPU frequency through both the sysfs and procfs CPUFreq kernel interfaces. Citation 2: Sysfs is a virtual file system in Linux kernel 2.5+ that provides a tree of system devices. This package provides the program 'systool' to query it: it can list devices by bus, class, and topology. However, I've added another solution (which I haven't tested myself, unlike the initial solution).
Aug
23
comment Is it still necessary to shut down computers?
I heard bare-bones Windows'95 was rock-stable for months of uptime... especially with no other programs running.
Aug
23
comment Reducing temperature of hot laptop
Cool'n'quiet isn't (directly) about the fan speed, it is about CPU frequency and voltage. If your CPU and BIOS support that feature, then there should be an entry named exactly Cool'N'Quiet. However, I assume that if you have options to decrease processor speed, then it is already enabled.
Aug
23
comment How to turn off the Ubuntu initialization sound?
I believe instead of sudo gedit /etc/gdm/custom.conf it is more Linuxxy to use gksu gedit /etc/gdm/custom.conf (as sudo is for console commands, while gksu/gksudo/kdesu are for X/graphical applications).
Aug
23
revised Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04
formatted
Aug
23
answered Disable Frequency Scaling “ondemand” daemon on Ubuntu 10.04
Aug
23
answered Reducing temperature of hot laptop
Jun
4
revised Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
minor edit
Jun
4
revised Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
added Trojan Horse virus version
Jun
4
comment Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
On second thought, if and only if Mike's AVG resident shield is configured to scan all the files, scan on close, and also has cache disabled, and also has a very frequent scheduled scanning - then it might be the case that computer gets sluggish at times. But it is quite unlikely.
Jun
4
revised Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
overclocking, LiveCD suggestions
Jun
4
comment Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
Yes, antivirus can, but not in the manner described by Mike. On my 4-core AMD system with AVG, for example, VLC takes definitely < 10 seconds to start (can't measure right now, I'm at work).
Jun
4
answered Some apps very slow to load on Windows 7, copy & paste very slow
Jun
4
comment Getting jerky backgrounds on Windows 7 on iMac 27'' 2560x1440
I'd blame the cable, speculating that you just cannot notice that effect while gaming. However, if you only get undesired effects under Windows, my blames have no grounds.
Jun
4
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
@Andrew Vit - it might be the case that writing to that Pending Bad Sector will fix it (remove the sector from the list of Pending without adding to the list of Reallocated).
Jun
4
comment Fix bad blocks on Mac hard disk
There is a thing to consider: my experience of 'fixing' Pending sector on a NTFS partition consisted of 1) identifying the exact data sector, 2) writing to it, and 3) resetting internal NTFS bad sectors counter (which was the only step I documented at bogdan.org.ua/2010/03/01/…). I am not sure if HFS+ also maintains such a counter of bad blocks - if it does, that may be an additional problem, if you want to recover that single sector.