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comment RHEL5.5 switch to CentOS repositories?
Good to know about the vault (I didn't, clearly).
May
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answered RHEL5.5 switch to CentOS repositories?
Apr
25
comment Large desktop on windows 7
Seems clear to me that he's asking how to enable desktop-panning (as opposed to multiple virtual desktops): "a big desktop where i can see only part of it with my monitor". Perhaps I'm the one who's confused, though. Alas, I have no real idea how to do this (panning, not being confused) in windows. A quick search suggested this commercial (with a free limited version) desktop extender: gimespace.com/gms3d.html and, if you've got an ATI GPU, perhaps it's directly available in the Catalyst driver config.
Apr
22
comment Why does `less` not recognize the mouse wheel when stdin is a pipe?
googling "less mouse-wheel" on the other hand, does produce some apparently useful (or, at least, on-topic) results.
Apr
16
comment does an inkjet printer size a pdf differently than a laser printer?
What slhck said. Inkjet printers often have (or used to) larger margins they could not print to due to mechanical limitations than laser printers. It's possible that either your printer is scaling the job to fit the page and it's larger due to smaller margins, or b) the ink jet printer is scaling down the document to due larger margins or c) something else. Measure the actual physical output on your printer and make sure it matches the original document's units. if it does.... and the ink jet's output is smaller, there's a "scale document to page" setting hidden somewhere.
Apr
15
comment Colorize ls-output by filetype
Is this something that LS_COLORS (softwaregravy.wordpress.com/2010/10/16/ls-colors-for-mac) doesn't do? Reading your question it seems like all you need to to define colors for your file types in the LS_COLOR environment variable. I haven't personally noticed an ls which didn't support this for quite some time, but I'm sure there are variations that do not do this.
Mar
14
comment Why are website URLs not case-sensitive?
Add that: The original question makes a mistake is it's wording; DNS name resolution is case insensitive, as this answer shows, but actual URLs may very well be case sensitive depending on the HTTP server and host OS.E.G. projects.apache.org/indexes/language.html is not the same as projects.apache.org/indexes/lANGUAge.html
Mar
14
comment Can I make a custom “directory alias” like '~' in bash?
Not particularly helpful to you, but you can do that with global aliases in.... ZSH, but not BASH. : alias -g ~~='/mnt/photon/work/foo_project/'
Mar
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revised Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)
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Mar
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answered Why can I kill a sudo process on Xubuntu but not Linux Mint? (as a normal user)
Mar
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revised 4 Monitors on Linux Workstation
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Mar
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revised 4 Monitors on Linux Workstation
Wide desktops and 3D acceleration
Mar
11
answered 4 Monitors on Linux Workstation
Mar
10
comment Why does my Macbook Retina + Dual Link not allow my monitor to go over 60hz?
My first guess, and guess it is, is that the Nvidia 650M in your macbook is simply incapable of driving both the internal retina display (at whatever it's refresh rate is) and the external monitor at 144Hz. Second guess is that the GPU cannot drive two displays at different refresh rates. Try using only the external monitor to see if that works by itself at 144hz. If it does, then you'd pretty much verify one of my two guesses. But they were guesses. I cannot find specific specs on these though I recall in the past having seen such for some nvidia GPUs.
Mar
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revised How do I test if my video card is starting to fail?
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Mar
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answered How do I test if my video card is starting to fail?
Mar
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comment Compress an attachment in my mailclient inside my INBOX?
Ok... so compression of the directory the server stores mail in is a partial solution. You may also be able to hook emails on arrival at the server and convert/compress attachments, but that's a whole other ball of WTF, I'm sure, and very dependent on the actual mail server and what it allows to happen on mail-receipt. This would happen at the same time as AV hooks. IMAP does support a COMPRESS extension (deflate), but that's probably on a server-by-server basis, and perhaps depends on the clients supporting the option. But I'd guess most newer ones do. No idea, alas, how to enable that.
Mar
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comment Compress an attachment in my mailclient inside my INBOX?
Well, if you're keeping them on the IMAP server, then compression on your computer, or sender's is irrelevant. Compression then would need to be done on the IMAP server to see any savings (except when you download an attachment/message to your local device, that'll still require a full download of the appropriate size). If you control the IMAP server, then use the same compression techniques I already mentioned to compress the directory where it stores email. Are you saving the BMPs and large text messages on the server, or just the text?
Mar
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comment Compress an attachment in my mailclient inside my INBOX?
What? You're running thunderbird on an iphone? So... assuming you're not running Thunderbird on IOS (since I'm pretty sure there isn't such a beast, but could be wrong :-) it now sounds like you're, perhaps, keeping copies of these bmps on... multiple devices for "documentation purposes"? Is that right? Or are these "clients" the ones sending you the bmps? If that's the case, then compressing your mail folder on your computer will compress the email you've received. as stored on disc. If that not what you wanted to do? Can you clarify the situation?