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Jul
18
comment can't add folder in git
In case anyone else ends up on this page with the problem I faced: I wasn't able to add files in a sub-folder to Git. Later I found that that sub-folder had its own .git repository and files were getting added to that repository instead of the repository in the main folder. Even in the Git GUI, that sub-folder appeared as a file instead of as a folder.
Jan
15
comment Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit
To disable packagekit: in terminal run gpk-prefs and select "Check for updates: Never ".
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
I had intended to mention either using Truecrypt or a password protected RAR. As of now, I'm considering Truecrypt as a better option than RAR. So the question still is, as per my above comment: will Truecrypt ensure that the data is not stored temporarily anywhere else other than in the RAM (Windows and Linux)?
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
I wasn't actually talking of compression in Truecrypt. I was asking if I access a Word file or maybe source code in a Truecrypt volume using Netbeans on my system, isn't there a possibility that Netbeans or Word would store temporary files in the temp folder? Or does all information being decrypted by Truecrypt stay only in the RAM and nothing goes into any temporary folder? Will there be any security difference in temporary file creation of this type if I'm working on Windows or Linux?
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
For 1, isn't it possible to access those files from Linux if you access the filesystem when on a dual boot machine? For 2, I think it's possible to crack those passwords by brute force. For 3, not all antiviruses can find all malicious programs. Need a more generic solution, but thanks :)
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
@Michael: I'm talking of a situation where I cannot be sure of whether a person using a document at a PC at home is aware/ignorant that their system has been compromised by spyware/malware/rootkit or maybe (if possible) a person who can remotely access their filesystem without their knowledge (maybe while they're not at their system). I'm considering any threat model, except packet sniffing. And yes, since you asked, I'm considering the possibility of someone having physical access to the system (being able to view temp files)
Sep
26
comment Working from home: ensuring file security?
Ok, but I'm considering a situation where the file is on the home disk as a Truecrypt container or a password protected RAR. What would be a secure way of using the file in such a situation? Let's say VNC or VPN can't be used because of poor network connectivity (I really wouldn't want to bring in use of files across a network into this question, as that's not really the question I'm asking)
Aug
28
comment Utility to optimally distribute files onto multiple DVDs?
Just felt that this was a good page for anyone searching: howtogeek.com/76264/…
Aug
8
comment Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected
@laramie: You should've posted your edit as an answer
Jul
8
comment How to find the programming done for cells / worksheets in Excel, to be able to set precision?
Turns out that for question 2, it was because the "Format cells > Number" format was set to "Number", which was why even though the number was 15, it got displayed as 15.00. Would've worked out better if SolidEdge set the field to text instead of number.
Jul
8
comment How to find the programming done for cells / worksheets in Excel, to be able to set precision?
Thanks. In question 2 what I meant was that in the SolidEdge drawing, a dimension is shown as 15.0 in the drawing; but when exported to Excel, the dimension is shown as 15.00 in Excel. I did not want the number of zeros to mismatch. And for question 3, the cell isn't shown as Custom. It strangely is a Number cell.
Aug
21
comment Can I disable the external graphics card without taking it off the motherboard?
Not Lenovo :) Thanks for helping.
Aug
21
comment Can I disable the external graphics card without taking it off the motherboard?
Under Video in BIOS, there's an 'Auto' option and 'Onboard/PEG'. The latter says "Use integrated video controller unless a PCI express graphics card is installed. The PEG card will override and disable the integrated video controller". Does this mean that I have no other option other than pulling out the graphics card? Or is there another way?
Aug
21
comment Can I disable the external graphics card without taking it off the motherboard?
Windows XP here
Aug
21
comment Can I disable the external graphics card without taking it off the motherboard?
For Video, the BIOS has an 'Auto' option and 'Onboard/PEG'. The latter says "Use integrated video controller unless a PCI express graphics card is installed. The PEG card will override and disable the integrated video controller". Does this mean that I have no other option other than pulling out the graphics card? Or is there another way?
Aug
21
comment Can I disable the external graphics card without taking it off the motherboard?
It's an Intel motherboard. Will look at the BIOS. Thanks.
Mar
13
comment What can cause XP to shutdown the moment you log in?
@HaydnWVN: ok, but that doesn't explain why it started shutting down the moment I logged in. techie007: Didn't know about event logs. Will surely get a look at them.
Mar
13
comment What can cause XP to shutdown the moment you log in?
However, when I used shutdown -s, the shutdown countdown began, I was able to lock the screen with win+l and at the end of the countdown, the screen lock automatically got removed and the PC didn't shutdown. I was able to use it normally until I gave it a normal shutdown.
Mar
12
comment What can cause XP to shutdown the moment you log in?
No. Even if many applications are open and shutdown takes a while, I'm not able to lock the computer after the shutdown command is issued.
Feb
29
comment Suddenly, only Pen drive not recognized. All other USB's working?
Windows XP SP2.