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Aug
25
comment Routing table different than expected
It looks like you want to use /24 instead of /16.
Aug
21
comment Can I track the CPU load that IPTABLES firewall is causing?
The sy% in top tells you the percent of time the system is spending in kernel mode, as opposed to user mode.
Aug
21
comment Why does dd sometimes not wait until data is written?
Are you sure /dev/sdc is an actual device on your system and you aren't writing to a file /dev/sdc? Do an ls --color /dev - /dev/sdc should be yellow if it's a device.
Aug
15
comment LFS (Linux From Scratch) USB boot crashing
Not too familiar with LFS - are you using an initramdisk? When booting via USB you really should use the UUID of the partition, because 1) you have no guarantee that the kernel will put your USB device at any fixed /dev/sda, etc. 2) if USB drivers are not built into your kernel it won't see them until the modules are loaded. Last I heard, the kernel cannot take something like boot=uuid... - so you need a utility from the initramdisk to mount the appropriate partition by UUID. So you might need to implement something like that.
Aug
10
comment Will microwaving a flash drive destroy the data on it?
electronics.stackexchange.com might have some insight to this question.
Aug
10
comment How to send feature codes with a modem using AT commands
Might have to do another command to take the phone "off hook" first Can't think of what it is off the top of my head. Google "Hayes AT commands" for a list.
Aug
10
comment How to send feature codes with a modem using AT commands
Looks like a phone number you need to dial, so you'd use ATDT*140*707# to dial it.
Aug
7
comment How to customize BartPE for Unattended operation?
BartPE (last release in 2006) is obsolete unless you're running this on older, XP-compatible hardware. You should look into WinPE instead from Microsoft's WAIK kit instead.
Aug
6
comment How does an Arabic web browser work
Internationalized domain names (IDNs) are encoded in DNS using Punycode - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punycode - but the browser will render the domain in your browser's address bar according to your locally set language.
Aug
6
comment How to fix a drive corrupted by TrueCrypt?
Try TestDisk - cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk. Good luck.
Jul
28
comment Is there a Unix-y tool for taking notes on the command line?
Just type # note and scroll up through your command history to view it. grep ~\.bash_history ... to search.
Jul
23
comment What does this BSOD error message mean?
Try updating your nVidia drivers. If you've overclocked your graphics card, it may be having problems as a result. Check the fans on your system and graphics card. You should also open your system and blow out any dust that might cause high temperatures.
Jul
22
comment Is Windows PowerShell as powerful as the terminal of Unix/Linux?
@Luc: Here's a good example: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176828.aspx - $_.name is an object property if I'm not mistaken.
Jul
21
comment Surge Protecter's Grounded Light Turning Off
Try a new surge protector.
Jul
15
comment What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?
@einpoklum: I don't think it's a technical reason - it was a policy change introduced by Microsoft with the advent of Vista. msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/… - I do remember reading something about Microsoft making the Vista and later kernel more secure against live patching due to things like the Protected Video Path - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_Media_Path.
Jul
15
comment What's a good rule-of-thumb for choosing between Windows 32 bit and 64 bit?
DOSBox does not support printing or networked drives very well. Tried using it to replace an old DOS machine at my job but both the printing (to an old dot-matrix nonetheless) and storing on a backed-up network share were critical to where the 32-bit Windows 7 install was preferable.
Jul
14
comment Is 1GB RAM so little?
If you mostly use this box to play Youtube videos, try using an application called Minitube (flavio.tordini.org/minitube), it plays YouTube videos directly without Flash or HTML5. I had luck with it on a 900MHz Celeron with 1GB of RAM running Debian. There is a Windows version.
Jul
13
comment Truecrypt run from USB: Can run w/o admin mode? Secure? Temp files?
Hopefully my edit is clearer ... :)
Jul
12
comment How forward packets from network interface to another
If you have a PC behind eth1, it must be on the same subnet as eth1, and the default gateway must be eth1's IP, not eth2's IP.
Jul
4
comment Display image over SSH, no X
In your terminal program, lower the font size to something like 1x1 before viewing the image, then resize the terminal program to max size.