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Jun
29
comment Can two Linux installations share the same /home partition?
during install when you get to the partitioning stage, select the partiton that has /home on it, edit the mount point for it to be mounted on to be /home, and UNSELECT "format this partition"
Jun
28
comment How can I reduce glare on my computer monitor?
grow a huge afro ! :-)
Jun
28
comment How can I adjust the key that takes me to Insert Mode?
I agree with the other comments. This is a matter of practice, and sadly not much can (or moreover should) be done to fix the bad habit you experience. even if you alter it on your machine you'll only run into the issue the first time you run vim elsewhere. Best bet is to just go slower when learning, or use a cheat sheet of commands and bold the : on each command.
Jun
21
comment Are key scramblers effective in beating keyloggers?
i assume you are trying to beat software keyloggers, right ? not hardware ones that sit on the keyboard wire. You may find something like two factor authentication with something like a yubico key helps.
Jun
16
revised Setting up a PC for the Kids
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Jun
16
comment Setting up a PC for the Kids
my advise at age 4 would be dont network it, period.
Jun
13
comment Download file on existing SSH session
scp can push as well as pull (assuming the other host has ssh also) so you can just scp the file in the other direction.
Jun
6
comment Network problems after installing text-only Fedora 14 using VirtualBox
ifconfig will only show interfaces that are "up". If you try ifconfig -a you should see it, or give it an IP and it'll appear. You can try running "dhclient eth0" manually to grab an address. Also try "dmesg" and look for network card messages about the addresses on boot.
Jun
6
answered what can I do to measure the system load on my Linux box?
Jun
3
comment Accidentally clicked a link which might have been malicious. What should I do?
Yes, although more usually malware. esp if you run out of date software.
Jun
3
comment Accidentally clicked a link which might have been malicious. What should I do?
as a side note, links are never malicious. Web pages are, and people are, but links are the victims in all this and i defend their good name.
Jun
2
comment Where can I download copies of a Windows XP ISO image with Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 for VirtualBox?
you could try using ie4linux tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page and ditch windows, just a thought.
Jun
2
comment Western Digital Green drive from 512 byte sectors (jumpered) to 4k byte sectors (removal of jumper)
surely a quick format isnt going to do it ? Try a full format ?
Jun
2
comment Emulating a network switch as software on Linux
it supports one iirc due to the others having diffrent arch., but i think the inbuilt one supports l2vpn. might be wrong.
Jun
1
comment W32.Sality Virus Cleaning/Disinfecting tool, Please HELP
you can set avg not to move files easy enough.
Jun
1
comment How to safely transport a hard drive across the Atlantic?
@sblair, +1. that's exactly what i've done and for exactly this reason.
May
31
comment Repair damaged PSU fan
It goes without saying to use a circuit breaker if you are going to go anywhere near the psu insides, otherwise odds are that bad things will happen involving your hair style. even then, psu's are so cheap it just isn't worth the risk or effort.
May
31
comment Emulating a network switch as software on Linux
cisco packet tracer or gns3 are the likely first stops.
May
20
revised How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond normal limit?
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May
20
suggested approved edit on How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond normal limit?