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Jan
27
comment What is the default password of screen?
And what if the user has no password and you use an SSH key to login?
Oct
31
comment How to synchronize the home folder between multiple computers?
This copies your entire local root into the remote home folder. That's not what the OP asked for, nor can I imagine why anyone would want that...
May
11
comment Why does Excel treat long numeric strings as scientific notation even after changing cell format to text
This is not always the case. Excel has sometimes munged my data even with a leading apostrophe.
May
11
comment Setting up a reverse proxy on DD-WRT
Kind of frustrating that that page doesn't actually explain how to install Pound on DD-WRT...
Apr
17
comment How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux
@ChrisInEdmonton, Sort of. Neither the question nor answers addressed the underlying problem of why there's not enough bandwidth for what is a very low-bandwidth device. In fact, those poor answers are what I address in my question, and why I'm not asking how to fix that error, but how to limit bandwidth usage.
Apr
17
comment Using multiple USB webcams in Linux
When using resolutions of 320x240 or lower, I get mixed results. I bought 4 cheap USB webcams, all of the same make/model. When trying to run 2 at 160x120, some of them would work fine together and some gave the memory error. I see no rhyme or reason to it. Granted, these webcams cost $3/each, so I guess I got what I paid for.
Apr
15
comment How to find link between /dev/video and lsusb output
@Firelord, That does look very helpful. Specifically it tells me the sysfs path which contains a link to the video4linux/videoN path. However, I'm not sure how portable hwinfo is. I need something that will work across embedded systems.
Apr
15
comment How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line
@linuxdev2013, like lshw, lspic only lists controllers. lsusb helps me uniquely identify the devices...but I can't find any link to /dev/video.
Apr
15
comment How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line
@FrankThomas, That only lists my USB controllers. It doesn't list any peripherals.
Nov
30
comment How to disable VLC plugin for Firefox?
Thanks. Although my version of Firefox is a little different (I'm on Linux?) and didn't require restarting.
Nov
14
comment How to get tomato-like features on modern wifi hub?
@SamJones, Yes, unfortunately it's no longer maintained. Unfortunately, it still works better than bleeding edge DD-WRT for some routers. I have a Cisco E3200 that DD-WRT still runs horribly on, and still doesn't support 5GHz wireless, but the 4 year old Tomato firmware runs great on it. There are still some forks floating around under active development.
Sep
27
comment How to execute a command in screen and detach?
@AlanCurry, Nope, this doesn't work for me either, even though the command runs perfectly (and takes several hours) when run in a screen manually.
Aug
18
comment Files listed by bash but unaccessible
There's no "application" being used. They were created with rsync -avz /data ubuntu@remotehost:/data run from my localhost. And bash still lists them with a filesize, some in the hundreds of MB.
Aug
18
comment Files listed by bash but unaccessible
No, I already checked for this. Even trying to auto-complete in the directory doesn't return anything, because no files can be read.
Jul
2
comment Way to avoid ssh connection timeout & freezing of terminal tab
This is not what the OP asked. He's not getting kicked off due to inactivity. He's attempting to connect and his terminal is freezing.
Apr
4
comment How to enable certain extensions while in Chrome Incognito mode
Brilliant. Can't believe I didn't see that obvious note.
Feb
22
comment How to find out which versions of a package can I install on APT
This doesn't work for all packages.
Jan
4
comment How to Right Click Using the Keyboard from Ubuntu on a Mac
@NReilingh, Yes, by default it's the mute key. Thus my comment.
Jan
1
comment How to Right Click Using the Keyboard from Ubuntu on a Mac
I don't understand, what is this supposed to do? It doesn't seem to have any effect on 12.04. I'd like the right command key to trigger the context menu. Why are you telling me to test by clicking the ctrl+mouse?
Jan
1
comment How to Right Click Using the Keyboard from Ubuntu on a Mac
Actually, it's Fn+Shift+F10.