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Aug
5
answered When was gcc last updated in my system?
Aug
5
comment When was gcc last updated in my system?
Wouldn't it be more useful to look at the version number (gcc -v) than the date?
Apr
27
answered How dangerous is partitioning my drive for Linux?
Apr
25
comment How do I find out which files a user has open on a shared computer?
There might be an easier way, but Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Process Explorer will tell you what files each process has opened, and which user started the process.
Mar
7
comment Where is the frame.h file (or its equivalent) located on modern Linux OSes?
Now that I look at it, and keeping in mind that I'm not really familiar with this low-level kernel kind of thing, sigframe.h in the same directory looks more likely... hopefully someone with some expertise will come up with a real answer though.
Mar
7
comment Where is the frame.h file (or its equivalent) located on modern Linux OSes?
Maybe arch/x86/include/asm/frame.h in your kernel headers directory? (assuming you're on an x86 system, of course.)
Mar
7
comment Probably my external HD had changed filesystem when I used it on Linux
I have sometimes found ntfsfix to be helpful in this situation. I haven't ever had it happen with Windows 7, though.
Jan
23
comment Which RAM is faster (or, is Crucial's Memory Advisor giving non-optimal advice)?
Generally speaking, the latency depends on the speed. At DDR2-667 speed, the latency can usually be set lower than it would be at DDR2-800. (I'm not sure if it's possible to set the memory timings directly on a laptop BIOS, though, and I'm not familiar with the process by which the hardware selects what timings to use.)
Jan
15
comment USB 3.0 video card supporting dual-link DVI 2560x1440?
Or an HDMI to dual-link DVI dongle. Very cheap at Monoprice.
Jan
14
comment Open Office makes my words bumpy
I have seen this issue on LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 on GNU/Linux too (although I can't seem to reproduce it at the moment), along with lines that seem to be vertically stretched by a few pixels. I don't remember seeing it on any other application. OpenGL version string: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 295.40 (if that helps anyone...)
Jan
14
comment Linux: Have terminal run on startup
This Ask Ubuntu question may be of interest: askubuntu.com/questions/107951/…
Jan
2
comment How do I set up a Proxy server on my home router to enable content filtering
I've been kind of busy lately, but I'll try to get something tested and written.
Dec
24
comment Samsung Syncmaster SA300 - no display
No, mine was a Samsung SyncMaster 204B. It's a fairly common problem from what I've read, though.
Dec
23
comment How do I set up a Proxy server on my home router to enable content filtering
Actually, you can use squid to rewrite URLs using the url_rewrite_program directive in the config file. If you don't want to write the code yourself, you can use something like Squirm also: squirm.foote.com.au
Dec
23
comment How do I set up a Proxy server on my home router to enable content filtering
You could even set it up on your Mac with SquidMan: squidman.net/squidman
Dec
23
comment How do I set up a Proxy server on my home router to enable content filtering
It's probably impossible to set up a proxy on a consumer-grade router, but if you have an old PC that you can install linux and squid on, it's not that difficult. There's no technical reason the proxy has to be running on the router.
Dec
23
comment Samsung Syncmaster SA300 - no display
I don't know if it's the same issue, but my monitor stopped working a year or so ago, and I was able to fix it by replacing (almost) all the electrolytic capacitors (for a total expenditure of less than $10). Might be worth opening it up to see if any of them are bulging or leaking.
Dec
22
comment Port forwarding with two routers and two machines
You might want to add Router2 to the DMZ in Router1, so you only have one level of NAT (is there a a reason you need NAT and DHCP on Router1?)
Dec
22
comment What would happen if only one of the Y-Cable usb connectors is connected?
My guess is that it would work if you used a USB 3.0 port, due to the increased current it can provide. I don't know for sure, though.
Dec
22
comment Change brightness automatically on Sony Vaio laptop running Xubuntu
If that's all you want to do, you could just add that script to your session startup preferences in Xfce. That would run it automatically when you log in. Alternately, you could add it on system startup either using rc.local, or possibly .xsessionrc.