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Apr
8
comment After waking up from sleep, why are all my windows the wrong size?
Your eyes aren't fully open yet. It will look right after a cup of coffee.
Apr
5
comment Linux interface stops receiving packets as seen by tcpdump
@harry: No, they are windows with different hw. My point in mentioning the other PCs is that the problem is not with the hub.
Apr
5
comment Linux interface stops receiving packets as seen by tcpdump
It's hanging off a hub, and other PCs hanging off that hub can sniff without a problem.
Mar
30
comment Linux interface stops receiving packets as seen by tcpdump
Thanks. This is how it is supposed to be set up -- on a monitor port. But I'm remote from the site so I can't check at the moment, waiting on confirmation that the connections are correct.
Oct
27
comment unzip zip files that are contained in a zip file on windows
This appears to be nonfunctional. Pointed it at a folder with a zip archive as described above (with ~60 archives inside), and it says it extracted 2 archives. No output seen on the disk.
Sep
9
comment ssh: leave channel open for fast copies
+1 Excellent, that's exactly what I needed. Thanks.
Aug
18
comment get bash history from another shell instance
You've closed it anyway, but it's not an exact duplicate. That question wants to be able to set up merged history. I know how to do that. I want to be able to see the history of another shell instance without having initially set up history merging. This leads me to believe it can't be done.
Aug
18
comment on windows 7, vpn'ing to work, how to force all traffic to use VPN?
In a command shell, what does route print tell you while you are connected to the VPN?
Aug
18
comment List all files/folders a user may delete? Linux
@acidzombie24 - if you want just directories, find / -writable -type d. If you want just files, find / -writable -type f. If you want files and dirs but not pipes and special files, find / -writable \( -type f -o -type d \).
Aug
7
comment How do I add color syntax highlighting to GNU emacs?
have you managed to resolve this? I'm having a similar problem.
Nov
13
comment Mixing DDR2 module sizes
I'm getting to where I end up hitting swap on a daily basis, which is painful -- have to go through and prune out processes that aren't in active use... I think even "slow" 3Gb will not hurt too bad.
Nov
13
comment Video card with dual monitor support and stable Linux drivers
@kmarsh: Thanks for the confirmation of my thinking. I've been looking at the widescreens at the big box and wondering how awful the screen height will be. I'll have to hunt around for non-wide-screen.
Nov
13
comment Mixing DDR2 module sizes
Thanks for the advice. Is it a severe penalty? I was going to install a single 2G module @ 533, but if the mixture is going slow things down, maybe I'll dump the 1G and get 2x2G @ 667 or 800...
Nov
13
comment Mixing DDR2 module sizes
Yes, I'm going to put in the same model just sized up: KVR533D2E4/2G. Thanks!
Nov
3
comment How to make ssh log in as the right user?
Rich: Thanks! This works great.
Oct
13
comment force sceensaver lock when hibernating on ubuntu
They seem to have started working. (I had rebooted at least once before my previous comment, not sure what changed.) Thanks for your help.
Oct
9
comment force sceensaver lock when hibernating on ubuntu
+1 for the helpful tips. Unfortunately those settings don't seem to work.
Aug
22
comment linux small business finance software
Thanks. +1 because it is useful to know alternatives for personal finance, but I am looking for business finance.
Aug
22
comment linux small business finance software
Thanks, that's exactly what I needed.
Aug
4
comment convert pdf to 2up on linux
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I can't send it directly to the printer. My braindead printer does bizarre things when instructed to print 2up. The --outfile=FILE argument to a2ps is ok, but translating to ps often causes loss of quality in the output.