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Aug
23
comment VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf” in Linux
mplayer should definitely be available if it isn't already installed. Oddly, ffprobe doesn't seem to be available on 13.04 (I'm still running the most recent LTS release here). You can find source for it at the FFmpeg project repository, if you want to compile it yourself.
Aug
23
comment VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf” in Linux
Good question. If vlc doesn't work, you could try ffprobe or mplayer -identify. But I feel like these are unlikely to work if VLC doesn't recognize it.
Aug
23
comment VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf” in Linux
AVI is a container format - it would help to know the actual audio codec. You probably don't have the right decoder installed.
Aug
12
answered Does a low user-set maximum upload speed translate to slower download speeds in µTorrent?
Aug
5
comment How to extend the number of ports on a Switch?
You're right, a hub wouldn't work. I'm not a networking professional, but the obvious answer seems to be "add another switch."
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 Setting 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 Setting 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 Setting 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