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Jan
12
comment Convert a .mp3 to wav file with mplayer
In that case the line should be: ffmpeg -i input.mp3 -ar 8000 -ac 1 -acodec pcm_u8 output.wav
Jan
11
comment Most Windows-like text editor that can be used through PuTTY in NetBSD?
Nano is a more modern version of Pico
Jan
11
comment Migrate from windows mail to outlook express
Outlook Express is insecure. Thunderbird would be a better bet.
Jan
11
comment Configure LAN Router To Prevent Illegal Torrenting?
Disabling UDP would wreck VOIP.
Jan
11
comment Windows XP freezing randomly, only while playing games
I would definitely try updating the graphics card drivers first.
Jan
10
comment Getting speaker feedback when I use my microphone in Ubuntu
OK thanks. I can't see anything about amplification. All I can see is a selector for which sound devices to use. I'll give it a go next weekend when I have time and I'll let you know.
Jan
10
comment Getting speaker feedback when I use my microphone in Ubuntu
Where is this setting, please? I can't find it anywhere.
Jan
9
comment Playing VCD[.dat] in linux
To open .dat files with VLC: 1. In the file explorer (Nautilus) select a .dat file. 2. Choose File ▸ Open with Other Application. 3. Choose VLC. You can change it so it opens on a double click through File > Properties > Open With.
Jan
9
comment Prevent Private Key Change - GPG
I think the only way around this is to keep daily/hourly backups of the encrypted folder. Ultimately, it's the same risk as having a rogue user delete the folder.
Jan
8
comment Validate .html with W3c if you set target attribute on <a>-element?
Best to ask at doctype.com ?
Jan
8
comment How to make torrent downloads faster?
The SmallNetBuilder link has changed - smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_chart/Itemid,189
Jan
8
comment VoIP calls through webcafés when travelling?
I doubt that webcafés will be keen on you plugging in phones, but it's worth a shot.
Jan
7
comment Web based version control for documents
FWIW I have found code source control systems difficult to use for document version control. They tend to be overkill especially for non-programmers.
Jan
7
comment safely remove java, .net, visual c++, MSXML
Disk space is cheap these days. Must be an OLD laptop.
Jan
6
comment open office (from krusader) can't open remote files
Is it possible that the file is opened in tmp on your local machine, but that changes are written back to the original samba share version when you close the file?
Jan
6
comment open office (from krusader) can't open remote files
Do you have kdebase-kio-plugins installed? You can check by typing: aptitude show kdebase-kio-plugins into a terminal. You need this to be able to use SMB in Krusader.
Jan
6
comment Glipper Panel application doesnt load on startup
I couldn't get glipper working and use parcellite too.
Jan
4
comment Tips for cleaning sticky mouse buttons?
Great answer thanks. I did some more reading and Wikipedia recommends contact cleaner instead of rubbing alcohol, as it leaves no residue. ehow.com/how_2120548_use-contact-cleaner.html