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Jan
21
answered Wireless adapter disabled by fn. Key
Jan
20
comment files different on removable hard drive in linux
Do you recognize any of the files? Is it a copy of your ubuntu partition, or a fresh ubuntu install? Can you hook the drive up to one of you windows machines and use a hex editor or something to look at the data? That might tell you whether it's still there or been overwritten.
Jan
20
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Jan
20
comment Windows 8 missing Hardware acceleration setting
I was thinking more of getting your motherboard model number and checking with the manufacturer to see if you can get the specs and see if they say if they provide any hardware acceleration.
Jan
20
comment One of my PCs in my local net cannot connect to my SSH server
Can you run Wireshark or some other network sniffer and see what the machine's actually trying to do? Could there be some corporate network security configuration in place that's interfering with your connection?
Jan
20
comment Windows 8 missing Hardware acceleration setting
Possibly on the "Details" tab when you open the device. Sorry, I don't have Win8.1 installed here, so I can't say for sure. You might have better luck trying to find a support forum for your machine/motherboard/chipset where you can ask someone.
Jan
20
answered Windows 8 missing Hardware acceleration setting
Jan
20
comment Copying a file on Windows 8 gives “not enough memory” even with plenty of memory and disk space
Does Windows still have that annoying property that all file copies have to go through the boot partition? I remember (years ago) that trying to copy a file from a CD-ROM to my D: partition would fail if I didn't have enough space on C: for the temp file.
Sep
24
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Aug
2
comment Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages?
I think if your rise time varies much, the transistor will no longer clock properly (it won't assert its signal long enough for the next part of the circuit to latch before the trailing edge of the clock). This will lead to hard faults, not a slowdown. Your CPU will operate just as fast, it'll just give wrong answers (or flat out reset itself, or wedge solid).
Mar
6
comment rogue process consumes too much memory in linux
I meant the system init scripts, in /etc/init.d...
Mar
6
comment rogue process consumes too much memory in linux
Did you look through the init scripts to see what's starting it? That might give you a clue.
Oct
27
comment Which filesystems provide good support for LARGE file and directories in general?
It uses 128-bit pointers for data blocks, and it merges the block, filesystem and logical volume layers to permit filesystems to span multiple physical devices. Basically, you create "pools" of space on one or more drives, and ZFS takes care of spreading the data across them. You can add devices to a pool dynamically, so you (theoretically) won't ever run out of space.
Jun
23
comment How to copy from 1 computer to another computer with Linux shell commands?
If you do this regularly, you might want to look into the rsync command.
Jun
23
comment How can I know if a computer supports hardware-assisted virtualization before I purchase the computer?
I think this is really about all you can do. It's possible the BIOS of a particular machine might not support the CPU's virtualization features, but there's no way to discover that without hands-on access to the machine.
Jun
23
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Sep
29
comment Windows 7 doesn't use all the available memory
Motherboards typically don't report more memory than they support. E.g., if it only supported 8G, it would report 8G even though he has 12G installed.