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Jan
6
answered Dual-boot archlinux and Windows 7 using grub-bios
Jan
6
comment What exactly does ram get used for?
Swap (/pagefiles) complicates this, as things in RAM that haven't been used very recently may be moved into slower (but still temporary) storage, usually on the hard disk. It will then have to be read back in to RAM if it's to be used. Furthermore, the OS may cache frequently-used things in RAM even if they're not in use right now, to improve response times. Otherwise, I think that's pretty much accurate.
Jan
6
comment Scheduler for sequential jobs on Linux
To add to @Hennes' response, one can use parentheses to group commands if the priorities are unhelpful - && is higher-priority than ||, which can be thought of as higher-priority than ;.
Jan
6
answered rsync 3 TB of data to 2x 2TB big external drives
Dec
11
comment In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
Yes, I gathered that it was definitely necessary to setopt them.
Nov
22
comment In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
@BlacklightShining Ah. Good to know that failing to unsetopt it won't cause problems. Thankee.
Jul
16
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Jun
7
comment Synergy in Ubuntu not recognizing computer name change
If you've not rebooted since making the changes, you'll also need to "sudo hostname <newhostname>", as well as making the changes to the files you mentioned. Could it be that?
May
27
answered In OS X Lion under zsh, how can I set up a /Users/username/tmp directory which deletes after X days?
May
18
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May
17
comment Debian: I want to install “libasound2” and “libasound2-plugins” from “wheezy” while being on “squeeze”
aptitude's resolver can behave in pretty strange ways sometimes. Try it with just apt-get install libasound2-plugins/wheezy? Sometimes apt-cli gives much more sane results.
May
17
answered How can i find out what module is running on each port?
Apr
21
answered Is there any benefit to full disk encryption if I always leave my PC on?
Apr
12
comment Basic ssh/portforwarding
@prathmesh.kallurkar Most routers do, indeed, provide such a facility - the common name is "port forwarding", but it's not quite the same as the same concept in ssh, since there's no ssh transport layer involved; basically all the router needs to do is rewrite the packet headers a bit. Generally they're running some form of Linux, and the firewalling and port-forwarding both are all the kernel firewall (managed internally with iptables) in the background, but that's not relevant to the question. If it's correctly set up (quite easy on most routers) then the router shouldn't cause a problem
Apr
12
answered Will I still be able to activate Windows XP after support ends?
Apr
4
comment Move virtual machine hard disk to a separate physical hard disk for better performance?
I wasn't meaning to suggest that the system drive should be replaced with an SSD, merely that it was an option when running several VMs if one didn't want to get a separate physical drive for each.
Apr
3
comment debian repositories are too old
I think you forgot the repository-update (sudo aptitude update) after changing the line, without which it wouldn't pick up any changes.
Apr
3
answered Acer Aspire L5100 monitor keeps going blank
Apr
3
comment Move virtual machine hard disk to a separate physical hard disk for better performance?
RE external drives - note that you'll want to look at how they connect, as USB 2.0 has bandwidth limits that may be too slow. This is probably why Dave M specified USB3 or eSATA for the external options.
Apr
3
comment Move virtual machine hard disk to a separate physical hard disk for better performance?
A significant improvement if the bottleneck is caused by the host and the guest attempting access at the same time. If it's, for example, two guests, then they would need to be on different physical drives to really see the benefit, no?