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Jul
24
comment How to apply a kernel patch from lkml?
You have to download the source from kernel.org, patch the source, and then compile the kernel (or the part modified) from that source, package the compiled kernel into a .deb, and then install the .deb. I believe you would use diff to actually apply the patch from there.
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Will this graphics card fit my motherboard?
Jul
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Trying to understand IP packet flow
Jul
24
comment Trying to understand IP packet flow
A router by definition will have 2 interfaces on 2 separate subnets, if it doesn't, it's not a router and can't route.
Jul
24
answered Trying to understand IP packet flow
Jul
23
comment OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client that is a SOCKS5 server | linux
I've never heard of a VPN that does this. Is there some reason you cannot install and configure a SOCKS server such as Dante locally, and tell it to use the appropriate VPN interface for external connections?
Jul
22
comment Where is the CMOS setup utility stored?
The CMOS used to be actually part of the same chip (an Motorola MC146818) that contained the real-time clock, and 14 of the 64 bytes of memory in this chip were the clock registers. Today's hardware emulates an MC146818, but the memory may actually be an EEPROM, so doing things like "clearing the CMOS" may not be possible on some modern laptops (removing the battery will only reset the clock) - typically a "reset password" or similar jumper is provided to clear any power on password, though.
Jul
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is Windows Powershell as powerful as terminal of UNIX/Linux?
Jul
16
comment What does the linux pipe symbol “|” do?
As far as I currently understand (may be wrong), basically, Win32 programs don't have a stdin/stdout by default; it's not "built into" each process like on UNIX/Linux. So I think doing something like having a parent process capture a child process's stdout is not simple unless a common console API is used (whereas in UNIX/Linux it's very simple). Again, I could be wrong.
Jul
14
comment Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter
Oh well, I figured it was a long shot. :(
Jul
9
comment How to access Windows Registry from actual real MS-DOS
"The Windows registry was created long after DOS was discontinued." - Not true, NT 4.0 and Windows 95 had a registry, DOS wasn't official discontinued until 2000.
Jul
9
comment Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS
Try removing the /V from the line in CONFIG.SYS.
Jul
8
comment Computer hangs at BIOS screen. Cannot enter setup
I've had multiple instances where a bad optical or hard drive interferes with the BIOS hard drive detection, which is done before you enter Setup typically.
Jul
7
comment Linux Text editors able to work with very, very long lines & fixed length records
Turn syntax highlighting off if it runs slowly.
Jul
7
answered Linux Text editors able to work with very, very long lines & fixed length records
Jul
4
answered How to find the INF file in an installed printer driver
Jul
4
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment What is the purpose of using a large ping packet?
PPPoE (used often with DSL) adds an 8 byte header, so the MTU for PPPoE connections is typically 1492.
Jul
3
answered Command prompt error
Jul
2
awarded  Curious