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Jul
21
comment Create an alias to a samba share from the command line
I tried this, but it does not work in the same way as a network alias. The alias can be used to mount the share and subsequently enter it. A symlink does not mount it, it simply complains that the path doesn't exist when it is not mounted.
Jul
15
comment Create an alias to a samba share from the command line
I should mention, it says that even if I copy the file as the superuser.
Jul
15
comment Tunnelling from one SSH connection into another one
True, I don't need to be root on ic. Thanks!
Jul
1
comment Create an alias to a samba share from the command line
I don't want to mount and create a symlink, though, that's not suitable, because it would require manual remounting every single time (whereas the alias automounts it when initialised), which would defeat the entire point.
Jul
1
comment Create an alias to a samba share from the command line
I don't want to mount it, I want to create an alias to it.
Jul
1
comment Create an alias to a samba share from the command line
Yeah, it loses the attributes. If I try to keep the attributes when copying it says something to the effect of chflags: Unauthorized.
Apr
7
comment is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?
Unfortunately this sort of nonsense is rife amongst people handling even escalated support queries...
Apr
6
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
Thank you for that suggestion -- I looked into it some more, and also have managed to rewrite the MTRR table. I will submit the way I fixed it as an answer, but will give you the bounty since it was ultimately you that led me to the solution. Thanks a lot!
Apr
6
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
I was asked on the Arch forums to "boot with nopat on the kernel commandline" to see if I was using PAT, but I see absolutely no difference in performance with nopat being passed to the kernel.
Apr
5
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
Doing so results in the drm warning, the no more MTRRs warning, and a new, seemingly more severe message, [drm] failed to find VBIOS tables. cat /proc/mtrr still yields the same output as in the OP.
Apr
5
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
@Linker3000 Thanks. Intriguing...
Apr
5
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
zgrep 'SANITIZER' /proc/config.gz was already in OP, but I put this one in too.
Apr
4
comment “slow operating system that doesn't allow time to configure the javascript”
Indeed, if that is truly what he said, I question his suitability...
Apr
4
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
Interestingly, this blog entry documents the same laptop that I have, and despite taking the same steps I have, he has a completely different (and by the look of it), correct MTRR table afterwards. Is there some way to manually specify these values? blog.jolexa.net/2009/11/22/buggy-mtrr-on-acer-aspire-one-zg5
Apr
4
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
To answer all points you made: this computer only has 1GB of RAM. The BIOS only has very basic options (time, etc) -- nothing to allow modifying memory allocation. The graphics card driver is intel and is the latest (stable) version. There is no option in the BIOS to modify the amount of memory being reserved for graphics. This happens when using the following kernels: make defconfig, the standard Ubuntu kernel (stable, 32-bit), and 2.6.37-ARCH (stable, 32-bit), so I don't think it's a misconfiguration.
Apr
4
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
Actually, that exists in the first dmesg too... so increasing the spare number seems to remove the drm warning, but not the "no more MTRRs" warning.
Apr
4
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
@Tom Wijsman Thanks, forgot.
Apr
4
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
No luck with either (I already had enable_mtrr_cleanup=1, which just changes CONFIG_MTRR_SANITIZER_ENABLE_DEFAULT, but booting with mtrr_spare_reg_nr=2 doesn't fix it either). I get a different, but similar, error: [ 0.329894] mtrr: no more MTRRs available.
Apr
1
comment Out of MTRRs at boot
The problem has been there for a while, just got around to posting it here. If you do dmesg | fgrep mtrr do you see the same (or similar) error messages? If not, could you please do zcat /proc/config.gz and pastebin it /w cat /proc/mtrr somewhere for me? Thanks! :)
Mar
31
comment Remove TrueCrypt whole USB encryption in Linux
Formatting will not remove the encryption (although it will potentially overwrite it), it will, however, create a new unencrypted partition, which should work fine for your needs. If TrueCrypt is installed in the MBR, you may also want to wipe the MBR so it doesn't prompt by doing dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/HD count=1 bs=446 (leaves partition table intact but removes bootloader), or dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/HD count=1 bs=512 (removes partition table AND bootloader). You can create another in fdisk with the o command.