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Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
answered partitioning my laptop to dual boot Win7 & Debian
Aug
28
comment How to completely disable laptop sound?
This is a comment not an answer because it doesn't really answer your question. But the best solution is to either get the laptop repaired or ditch Windows 8.
Aug
20
comment MP3 vs M4A (AAC): what is the audio codec for portable devices which gives maximum independence?
Almost all Android devices can play Ogg Vorbis, FWIW.
Aug
14
awarded  Cleanup
Aug
14
revised How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?
rolled back to a previous revision
Aug
10
answered How do I use ALT codes on a Dell Windows 7 laptop with no numlock key or FN keypad?
Aug
9
comment Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?
That's not really true. GDI printers still have a communications protocol after all and putting the right driver on the client PC Will Usually Just Work. I've used several Canon and Epson inkjets over the years that were USB only and were networkable.
Jul
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
22
answered Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?
Jun
19
comment Disable Control-L hotkey on YouTube
F6 also selects the address bar in FF with the bonus not only is it one less keystroke, but also works in IE. (Opera uses F8, though.) However, Google have been adding more keystroke shortcuts to their websites, obviously believing that if you want to interact with the browser itself, you should grab the mouse.
May
4
comment Why can't I ping a Windows 7 box until I ping the other way first?
Updated the question. Pinging by IPv4 address (in both directions). If I start a ping from the Linux box, no ICMP replies are received until I send an ICMP ping from the Windows box. Then ping works normally until a couple of minutes after I stop sending the Windows box any traffic from that Linux box.
May
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised Why can't I ping a Windows 7 box until I ping the other way first?
Expanded information for those who think they didn't want to guess what I meant.
May
4
asked Why can't I ping a Windows 7 box until I ping the other way first?
Mar
20
answered Wake timers don't wake computer from sleep mode
Nov
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answered GNU Screen: Combining split-regions and full-screen sessions
Jul
21
awarded  Yearling
Mar
14
answered How long should it take to install Ubuntu on a netbook?
Mar
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comment Why am I getting programs stuck in log_wait_commit under Linux?
That resonates with what I discovered. I found I could reduce the problem to a livable proportion by putting the T attribute on the .opera directory and deleting the .opera/cache directory. This changes the ext3 allocator's behaviour to spread sub-directories around on the disk more. It seems there may be a bug in the ext3 allocator under multi-core that browsers trigger.