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comment Is there a connector to pull information from my laptop straight to my desktop?
You can also just stick the drive directly in your desktop, provided you have a spare SATA port. This is a bit less convenient but has the advantage of being free.
Jul
27
comment How can I force letterboxing on my display?
I think what I was getting at was that even if display does not provide a native 4:3 "zoom" setting, you can still make it work by setting the video mode manually.
Jul
24
comment How can I force letterboxing on my display?
I have successfully modified the display driver configuration on an ATI 5xxx series card to get it to display a strange resolution (I think 1598x900 or so) because I had some difficulty getting 1600x900 to work (I think it was an issue with the card BIOS). It involves changing the modelines specified in the driver INF file, but I would imagine it would work for any resolution provided you calculated everything correctly.
Jul
8
comment Unable to recover data from the damaged hard disk
First, do not attempt to boot from the drive. Second - assess how badly you want the data. You're unlikely to be able to get much from a physically damaged drive, so if it's worth several hundred dollars or more, contact a reputable data recovery company and do not attempt to power up the drive at all. If it's not particularly valuable, you can try recovering files yourself, but your chances are not good.
Jul
2
comment Is my Corei7 Running too hot?
Interesting, Speedfan is reporting an i7 but the link you gave does not offer that as an option. Are you sure it isn't this one? Anyway, IMO the CPU should shut down before that temperature can be reached. Tjmax for that i7 should be around 100C. So either something is defective or Speedfan is inaccurate.
Jul
2
comment How to copy a hard drive that is not formated
Usually the answer to this is dd. Just do dd if=/dev/sdX of=<image file> bs=16M where sdX is the source drive and <image file> is the destination filename. I don't know if a PS3 drive requires any special handling, though.
Jul
1
comment How should I decide on a default audio format?
Any time you resample you could potentially lose quality, but good software resampling (to 44.1 kHz or above) should not result in an audible decrease in quality. Resampling to a multiple of the original rate (e. g. 44.1 kHz to 88.2 kHz - rarely used except in studio masters, or 48 kHz to 96 kHz) should not cause any decrease in quality. Fractional scaling might, but properly done, should be inaudible.
Jun
22
comment Manage torrent from command line and download files sequentially
You should certainly be able to download individual files with rtorrent, in whatever order you like. From the files list, you can turn off downloading of each file by pressing the spacebar, then enable them in order. It won't happen automatically, though (although it might be possible to script that).
Jun
10
comment How to repair Windows XP Installation HDD from another PC?
@downvoter, can you explain? Have you established that this does not work?
Jun
3
comment Do I need to be worried about these SMART drive temperatures?
You should be fine, then - based on this it looks like it's not actually reporting the raw value. Just to be sure, what is the output of smartctl -l scttempsts /dev/sdc?
Jun
3
comment Do I need to be worried about these SMART drive temperatures?
I suppose it could be a normalized value, but this would be atypical for a temperature reading. The detailed drive specification would be good to have, if the OP can say what model the Hitachi drives are.
Jun
2
comment httperrors for Linux
I don't know, but I have used Xdebug in the past, when I needed a PHP debugger and profiler. It worked quite well for me (although I haven't needed to write PHP in a while, luckily).
Jun
2
comment how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST
If you will be using the VM on different hosts frequently, it would be a good idea to place your working directory on the flash drive.
Jun
2
comment how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST
This is not going to be easy to do. VirtualBox requires kernel drivers to be present - it's not as simple as copying some files to the drive (even on Windows, the portable version consists of software to load and unload the drivers, and therefore needs administrative privileges). It would probably be easier to install VirtualBox natively and carry only the VM on your flash drive.
Jun
2
comment how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST
Do you want to export the VM to a flash drive, or do you want to install VirtualBox to the flash drive?
May
30
comment Integrity check for the backup
For any reasonable checksum algorithm, the probability of a collision should be very, very small. This is the only approach that makes sense. You don't have to restore the files either - you can generate the checksums when you back up the files, then store the list with the backup. When you want to verify, check the backup against the stored checksums.
May
27
comment Would Changing fstab file entry to rw put data on Hard Drive at risk?
What that option does is to remount the root partition as read-only if mount encounters any errors. If there is an issue with the filesystem, trying to write to it could result in data loss. In your case, though, the problem is not related to this (your system would not be able to complete the boot process if the entire root filesystem were read-only). So it is unlikely to have any effect on your issues with the wireless and the USB ports.
May
24
comment Guess correct stable memory/RAM CAS?
If Memtest shows millions of errors at the default timings, have you considered that the memory might be bad?
May
24
comment How do I convince my computer my touchscreen doesn't exist?
If it is a USB digitizer, you should be able to simply disconnect it internally (unless it is integrated into the board somehow). You could certainly try removing the "touch control board" (this would probably work, but I'm not familiar with that model).
May
22
comment Hard drive: more RPM or higher capacity, which is faster?
There are other factors besides data density and spindle speed that can affect performance. Cache size and even firmware are going to have an effect. The best thing to do would be to look at the benchmarks for the individual drives (particularly for small file I/O, as this will have a greater impact on speed for normal usage than sustained transfer rates).