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Dec
23
comment Can Conky remain always visible alongside other windows?
Thanks @terdon. I have own_window_type normal still in my conkyrc, changing the hints to include "above" was the trick that did it for me!
Dec
14
comment New Build, asrock h87,-itx no video output
Okay, I'm starting to run out of suggestions. Maybe reset the CMOS (unplug PSU, pull motherboard battery out for a couple of minutes). That sometimes fixes things. Is the PSU new? Do you have an alternate power supply you could try? Starting to think one of the new parts may be DOA...
Dec
14
comment New Build, asrock h87,-itx no video output
I take it you don't get any video at all -- not even the post screen? Do the fans spin up? Has the motherboard been mounted on the risers (no chance of shorting against the case?). Is RAM seated properly (firmly clicked in place)? Unplug all USB/SATA/PCIe devices (if there are any) and see if you can get to post.
Dec
14
comment New Build, asrock h87,-itx no video output
Hmm...yeah, the board doesn't seem to have an internal speaker connector. :(
Dec
14
comment New Build, asrock h87,-itx no video output
What is the power supply make/model? Are all parts new? Is the 4-pin power connector on the motherboard (near the CPU) connected, as well as the 24-pin? Is the CPU fan plugged into the CPU_FAN connector? Can you put a (clear) pic of your setup on imgur and link to it? If your case came with an onboard speaker, plug that it so you can hear any error beeps while the machine is booting.
Dec
14
comment USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting
When you say "built a whole new box", was it all completely different parts (that is, did you reuse, say, the motherboard?). Does the problem occur when running from a Linux Live distro (wasn't quite clear what "installing a different OS" means)?
Dec
2
comment How can I smb share a Windows folder so it is accessible to Linux machines?
What distro are you running? In *buntus, the file managers tend to come with "connect to network" option where the shares on Windows machine show up automatically.
Nov
20
comment Allow only certain fonts in Firefox
Such a feature would also be a great privacy feature if it allowed you to choose the list of fonts JS could discover (as per Why is there so much information in the font list? from the Panopticlick FAQ: panopticlick.eff.org/faq.php)
Nov
15
comment Is this a graphics card failure?
Yeah, doesn't sound good Alexander. It is pretty unlikely that both RAM sticks would fail at once -- if you want to confirm though before buying a new mobo, try one of them in a different computer.
Nov
5
comment Checkout from svn repository over ssh
Have you tried this: petefreitag.com/item/531.cfm? Specifically, this bit: svn co svn+ssh://<path to repo>
Nov
1
comment Nvidia system freeze while loading / unloading DirectX
You can send it back, but if there are no problems they may charge you (or at least make you pay for the freight). Can you try in another computer first?
Oct
31
comment Nvidia system freeze while loading / unloading DirectX
The Z87 Pro has two x16 slots and one x4, so there's at least one to try. Good luck!
Oct
31
comment Nvidia system freeze while loading / unloading DirectX
Do you have a HDD? If so, try installing the game on that, in case the SSD has a fault. What PSU do you have? Can you try your GTX770 in another computer? Have you tried the GPU in a different PCIx16 slot on the motherboard?
Oct
26
comment Is ATI Radeon HD 7870 compatible with GA-G41M-Combo motherboard?
I'd only done a quick search, found this: teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=153319 (search for "bound" in there). It talks about how little GPU power is needed. (Disclaimer: I don't play SC2, so no first-hand knowledge, I just did the google thing :)
Oct
26
comment Checking in the code using tortoiseSVN that is checked out by tortoiseSVN 1.8
I'm pretty sure the client-side format changed between SVN 1.6 and 1.7, making them incompatible.
Oct
26
comment Is ATI Radeon HD 7870 compatible with GA-G41M-Combo motherboard?
PCIe 3.0 is backward compatible, though some motherboards have needed compatibility patches in the firmware to support newer cards. But...isn't SC2 mainly CPU-bound? Won't your E5300 be the thing that's holding you back?
Oct
18
comment New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot
@Alex: good to hear :)
Oct
18
comment New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot
I won't argue that the power supply is a potential issue, but the TDP of the 7790 is only 85W...there should be enough power, unless the PSU is faulty or so old it can't deliver it's labelled 20A/20A on the 12V rails. (Getting a brand new good quality PSU would be a great option even if it isn't the problem).
Oct
18
comment New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot
@Alex, sorry, was just double-checking since it didn't explicitly say "no post" at the time. Do you have another computer that you can try the card in? It may be DOA. What is your PSU make/model out of interest?
Oct
18
comment New video card HIS 7790 OC 1GB: sytem doesn't boot
Do you even see the motherboard post screen? I was under the impression that the 7790 uses a custom driver version specific to that model -- maybe the old driver is causing an issue?