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A self-loathing despair squid.


Jan
12
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
what you describe wont work. Most (nearly all) laptops have a video out not a video in. You can display the laptop's display on another monitor (or projector) but you cant (as the OP wanted) display a desktop's output on a laptop.
Jan
11
comment What other OS installation options are available when things go terribly wrong
Does the bios allow booting from that usb port ?
Jan
7
comment How to count the number of occurrences of each word in a file?
Why is perl needed here? What was wrong with cat FILENAME | sed s/' '/\\n/g ?
Jan
6
comment How does it hurt to use Linux (Ubuntu) as a guest OS for all my tasks?
Small point; the "c drive" & "d drive" nomenclature is windows terminology. It makes no sense to say "install linux on C". Also, windows letters by partition not drive, so you could have C, D, and E all on one physical drive.
Jan
5
comment how can i tell whats takign up all my hard drive space?
dupe of serverfault.com/q/219018/46792 by same user
Jan
5
comment Mighty Mouse is jumping around on screen
what surface are you using ? Does it improve when using something underneath that's easier to track ?
Jan
5
comment Charging a laptop battery, without a laptop
How do you know the laptop isn't just broken ? If your battery is flat, and the AC dosen't work ?
Jan
4
comment What are the limitations of virtual machines?
Sounds like you've basically hit every limitation. Usually gfx and disk IO are the sticking points. Anything needing lots of either will be a problem. For a home quad core enviroment, anyhow.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
This'll duplicate the display, not extend it.
Jan
4
comment Is it possible to use a laptop mornitor as an extended display of another machine?
That's to opposite of what the OP wanted.
Jan
4
comment Dual boot with Windows and Linux
fdisk /mbr (in a dos enviroment, like windows rescue console) will usually make windows boot again. -- itll remove grub, so only windows can be booted, assuming that's what you want.
Dec
31
comment sata hard drive failed
Possibly a bit aggressive, but technically correct. Use a data recovery firm. You can try a bunch of things to get the harddrive working, but if the data is important, it'll be best not to mess with it and get someone that knows what they're doing on it. Was initially unsure, but +1 as "important" data not backed up bugs me :)
Dec
30
comment Internet Connection Dying after some time
Shark is likely right, it sounds as if your connection is being closed by your provider for being idle. You may be able to alter the time at your end, but a keep alive tool should help.
Dec
29
comment Computer not working, motherboard is suspect
yes. You should be able to re-activate the product though.
Dec
29
comment Setting up a second monitor in CentOS
xrandr help at all ? Ended literally days of messing around with xorg.conf for me, in just a few minutes. dont use a xorg.conf file at all now.
Dec
16
comment Why does my computer run fast after a clean install?
-1, 2) of this advice is plain bad. With driveby downloads, cross site scripting vulns and all the usual viruses and malware being a smart user is vital, but so is some sort of automated protection.
Dec
16
comment Turning on computer using communication port
what was wrong with wake on lan by the way ? It works really well.
Dec
15
comment syslog shell expansion
not always using sudo for the root user, logging in directly. I'll look into doing it for sudo though, thanks!
Dec
15
comment syslog shell expansion
Currently logging all commands run as root user. Some of the log lines are really long, where a user has performed a command with a shell expansion and it's been logged after that. e.g ls *.jpg in a directory with 2000 files, or such (as an example).
Dec
1
comment Ipv6 routers for home and smb
for what it's worth, those stories have been running for ever and a day.