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Oct
17
comment Automatically default back to QWERTY keyboard layout to prevent irritation to other team members?
We use the VM for testing purposes and the accounts have been setup with specific configurations to carry out the tests. Not using the same login accounts is not a choice.
Jun
24
comment PC only boots from Linux-based media and won't boot from DOS-based media
I recall doing that and it still was not working. This happened a long time ago and the problem seemed temporary. The PC worked again after this short period of odd behaviour. Never figured out what the issue was.
May
29
comment Windows XP scheduled task not running at appointed time and triggering on login
Actually, after some googling, it seems that the 'prompt password' option is available in XP under the Advanced tab of the Power Options settings in control panel. However, mine is showing that it is checked, but disabled and greyed out?
May
29
comment Windows XP scheduled task not running at appointed time and triggering on login
Well the scheduled tasks status indicates to me that it is waking up the computer from sleep based on its last run time. But I did your test anyway and confirm that it is indeed waking up. I also think the 'prompt password on wake up' setting is available in Windows 7 and not XP.
Jun
6
comment Partimage and autocheck problem when restoring Windows XP from image
Thanks. This pointed me in the right direction. A couple of other sources indicates that this field needs to be changed as well. Although I think it is called a Bios Parameter Block and not Boot. It also seems that I need to modify the boot.ini file to point to the correct partition after the restore.
Mar
17
comment Enabled boot logging option in Win XP doesn't produce ntbtlog.txt file
Thanks. That gave me some idea on where to start. The file seems to be created after I disabled all the Avast drivers at startup.
Dec
8
comment Download of some files keeps getting stuck at certain point
Thanks Moab. I think that might be the issue. I changed to a cable and was able to download the file successfully. Maybe I'll try switching the wireless adapter with another one when I get the chance and really confirm if the one I'm currently using is ill.
Dec
8
comment Download of some files keeps getting stuck at certain point
Hmm ... that is an interesting thought. I did it on a wireless so far but maybe I'll try it using an Ethernet cable and see how that goes.
Dec
7
comment Download of some files keeps getting stuck at certain point
I'm not using IE7 or 8. I did this on IE6 and the latest version of Firefox. And it couldn't be malware either, because I recently formatted and re-installed the OS and I've only installed a small amount of applications so far - just the Firefox browser and download managers. This issue was happening prior to the OS re-install and afterwards.
Dec
7
comment Download of some files keeps getting stuck at certain point
I tried that, but it won't progress any further, even when I stop and resume the download. It just stops at the 72% mark.
Jul
17
comment DHCP negotiations consistently fails to obtain lease on first try and works on second try
I think it is loading the network card module before trying to get the IP (what I did was disabled the option to bring the card up on startup and checked an "lsmod" right after the box has completed booting into Linux and it shows the needed modules are present. The scripts wouldn't even get to the part of calling dhclient if the modules were not loaded). However, I'll give your suggestion a go - it seems like a nice workaround.
Jun
21
comment Is there a way to refresh the current configuration used by modprobe with a newly updated modules.conf file?
Thanks, that was a lot of useful information.
Jun
20
comment Is there a way to refresh the current configuration used by modprobe with a newly updated modules.conf file?
Thanks, I already know how to do that. The problem that I am having though is when I have the line <i>alias eth1 rt61</i>, it loads the modules on boot, but when I try to bring up the interface using <i>ifconfig eth1 up</i>, it returns <i>eth1: unknown interface: No such device</i>. So I've been trying to play around with the alias and options in modules.conf to try to get the interface up.
Jun
20
comment Is there a way to refresh the current configuration used by modprobe with a newly updated modules.conf file?
Yes, that's it. I'm trying to add an eth1 alias for a wireless network driver that uses wlan0 as its interface, but it's not behaving the way I expect it, and I have to keep rebooting to see the results of my different experimentation.
May
10
comment Working bootable CD now suddenly freezes at starting point
I think it might be the drive's condition deteriorating. I just tried the CD on a different machine and that was working.
May
9
comment ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”
Argh! I was hoping it would not need to come to a point where one needs to learn how to write linux device drivers and groveling through the code.
May
9
comment ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”
I issued the "dmesg | grep rt73" command and it came back with two lines: rt73:init<br> usb.c: registered new driver rt73<br> Is that saying that it is trying to register itself as a USB device? That's odd considering this is a PCI card. Besides that message I cannot seem to see that it is complaining about failing to attach to hardware.
May
9
comment ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”
Do you mean "ifconfig wlan0 add 192.168.1.35"? That command returns "wlan0: error fetching interface information: Device not found".
May
9
comment ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”
It only shows the loopback interface (lo) and nothing else. What do you suggest I do now?