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comment What is Synchronous Sensor logging?
How is this related to PCs or PC software?
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comment Disagreement in S.M.A.R.T info from different tools
Did you drop or bump the drive between using one tool and another?
May
19
comment Where does device mode and state output come from, and how do I disable it?
It's coming from the kernel. To silence these messages, but not others from the kernel, you'll need to dig into syslog or rsyslog depending upon your distro.
May
18
comment Why does running Linux eventually cause my ThinkPad T430 to refuse to boot or enter diagnostics?
There may be coreboot support for your system. coreboot.org/Supported_Motherboards
May
18
comment How long will a Solid-State-Drive (SSD) keep its data while not in use?
Ideally the FTL would rewrite flash pages that haven't been read in a while. Not sure if any SSD controllers actually do.
May
16
comment Is there any way to find out the motherboard for my dell e6420 without opening the machine?
On laptops it's generally going to be a proprietary motherboard specific to that model. But you can find out what type of RAM separately from knowing the motherboard. Run a utility like CPU-Z or google "Dell E6420 Service Manual" to find a PDF which lists the specs.
May
13
comment MIDI Cable bandwidth software emulation?
Seems like this is more about the characteristics of MIDI and MIDI modules rather than anything to do specifically with PC software or hardware. It should probably go here: music.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/midi
May
13
comment How can I repair my hard drive without losing files?
This is what I get for using Debian, lol.
May
12
comment Does Lowering The Monitor Refresh Rate Save Battery Life?
I might be wrong but ... My logic was that it consumes GPU cycles to draw a frame so if there is less frames there is less to draw. Don't GPU's generate more heat and use more power when under load then when not? An idle GPU is a cool and lower-power consuming GPU I thought.
May
7
comment How to convert a WinSCP ppk to .CER/.PEM format acceptable by Azure Linux VM?
SSH keys are just keys, not certificates. Use a tool like xca to make certificates.
May
5
comment Can I use an UART (serial port) as a MIDI device in Linux?
Try rm /dev/midi_device if it exists, then ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev_midi_device - substitute appropriate device for /dev/midi_device
May
4
comment Retrieval of a dead laptops hardrive
You may try putting the hard drive in the Windows 7 system, booting in safe mode, and maybe a sysprep /generalize from a command line will work (might not be present on your edition of Windows IIRC). technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc721973(v=ws.10).aspx - Do this command, then reboot, and it will go through hardware detection again if it does what I think it does. Not 100% sure if this will work and you ought to back up the data of the hard drive before trying this. You'll probably have to follow up and install some drivers manually if it does work.
May
1
comment Why do PCs still require a CMOS battery?
@Ruslan, especially some laptops now, the BIOS password won't reset by pulling the battery. You need to short a password reset jumper specifically.
Apr
29
comment OwnCloud - storing data on RAID array
Have you verified you can cd /var/www/owncloud/data and see what's in /srv/storage? Something I do all the time is use the arguments to ln in the wrong order, creating a dangling symlink, but no error message.
Apr
24
comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
Thanks for pointing out the total derp on my part, fixed.
Apr
18
comment how is data stored on HDD?
Thinking about it, your DNA analogy makes sense.
Apr
18
comment how is data stored on HDD?
What happens basically is that a given number of bits on the wire (encoded by flux reversals) stand for a fewer number bits of data. A good example is Eight-to-Fourteen Modulation used on optical discs (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight-to-fourteen_modulation).
Apr
16
comment Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling?
Nope, you have to reinstall. What are you trying to run that won't work on 64-bit though?
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to install a Windows XP driver on Windows 98?
Via WDM, some drivers can work on both 9x and NT versions of Windows, but generally only in a forward compatible way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Driver_Model - Any device built since 2003-2004 or so is almost certainly not going to work.
Apr
6
comment Linux command to identify the USB connected to a server
Look in /dev/disk/by-id if you are running Debian.