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I love UNIX/Linux and Systems Administration.


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comment All USB Ports Stopped Working
Did you try a power cycle, wait 30 seconds, then power on?
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comment Linux - set local time without permission
Remember to EXPORT the TZ variable once it is set! Otherwise, the setting will not propagate to other commands that you run.
Dec
24
comment Programantic Diff
There is no such thing as a blantent misuse of any unix command. Well maybe the guy using nroff to convert decimal numbers to roman numerals could belong in this catagory. :-)
Dec
24
comment The system was running slow and reboot was useless
Not much for us to provide you with any sort of definitive answer to your problem. You should do a lot more detective work analyzing logs and error messages during the process.
Dec
22
comment HP Pavilion 500 PC doesn't start automatically
Maybe the solution is to put the machine on a simple timer and not use the AUTO power-on mechanism.
Dec
22
comment Can't write bluray disks
Are you trying to write a Single layer or Dual layer BlueRay DVD? Sounds like you are trying to use the Dual Layer write. The drive you have might not be able to handle Dual Layer. You could use Single Layer BlueRay DVDs (25GB) and see what happens.
Dec
21
comment DVI-HDMI cable increases temperature after plug in video card with 7 degrees celsius
Hmmmm....seems to me that your video card would be doing more work with HDMI over simple VGA thus with more work, more heat. I don't necessarily see a problem here.
Dec
20
comment Apache2 server won't restart after replacing server.crt with server.crt from ca
Could you include the specific error messages that apache is throwing and/or log file detailing the events?
Dec
20
comment “Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file
Read the instructions? You might wish to use one of the various commercial products, many of them have a 30 day trial period.
Dec
19
comment Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?
Did you try asking Dell?
Dec
18
comment Removed log folder and now my PHP script will not run
NOTICE: I changed the title but it is a crosspost to serverfault.com/questions/653400/log-error-in-centos7 .. VERY BAD
Dec
18
comment how to save iptables rules permanently?
obviously somebody else is changing the rules. Do ypu stop iptables service, make the change and then restart each time?
Dec
18
comment Removed log folder and now my PHP script will not run
You'll need to provide a lot more information if you want anybody to help you. In general, removal of /var/log can be problematic as there are files and even sub-directories where applications and systems programs write log information. Without this area they get cranky.
Dec
18
comment How do I prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents… Doesn't work?
I think that you answered your own question....appropriate permissions changes will do as you want (until they are changed again).
Dec
17
comment File copying not was not sucessful while updating the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for windows 7
Have you rebooted to get a clean system, and then try. Another thing that I might try reboot, uninstall the old, reboot then try to install again.
Dec
17
comment How do I prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents… Doesn't work?
BTW, if you are in the Administrators group, there is NO way to prevent this from happening. An administrator can take ownership and reset permissions.
Dec
16
comment How do I prevent users from deleting a folder, while still giving them modify permissions to its contents… Doesn't work?
Please identify the OS, distribution and version number.
Dec
16
comment Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock
Are you absolutely sure that the Thinkpad supports two different monitors? Last time I used a Thinkpad w/ dock it would support only one monitor and the laptop screen...NOT two different external monitors. The plugs you may be seeing might be to handle a single monitor with EITHER a DVI or VGA connector.
Dec
14
comment Why Superfetch and Prefetch on Windows 8.1 cause high disk activity on Pagefile disk?
Insufficient memory causing swapping?
Dec
14
comment Why Superfetch and Prefetch on Windows 8.1 cause high disk activity on Pagefile disk?
If you have an SSD, why not disable the superfetch and prefetch? This is easily done.