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A software engineer, programmer, project manager, Gnu+Linux user, and a dad.


Aug
13
comment Save water damaged Mobo and GPU
@MichaelKjörling is correct, first take apart, wash it, and then dry it. Then leave it a bit longer to dry, and put back together. All the time taking antistatic precautions (especially with the drying).
Aug
13
comment Save water damaged Mobo and GPU
Make sure they are very dry, before applying power.
Aug
7
comment One computer is getting slower internet speeds on the same wired connection
What OS?, and can you amend answer, instead of writing amendments in comments. I don't want to read a page of comments to know what the question is.
Aug
7
comment Is there a way to have a DVD/CD virtual drive installed and store DVDs in an .iso file?
Which OS are you using? MacOs, Gnu+Linux, Microsoft NT based or other.
Aug
7
comment Mounting OSX hard-drive on linux
Which Gnu+Linux are you using?, on Debian(and some others) you can go to /dev/disk/by-… these by directories categorise all disks that the OS finds by different keys. Such as id, guid, label, path. You should be able to find the partition using there no need for `fdisk or similar tools.
Aug
6
comment Using a product with Windows only drivers on Linux (Ubuntu)
Most device manufacturers do not support Linux. However some are standards compliant, others are supported by Linux. Some are not supported. Note the inversion in the direction of support.
Aug
5
comment Lost file in Linux with the move command
ls -a shows all files including hidden files (files starting with a .
Aug
5
comment Concatenate wav audio files leaving a small gap using SoX or other command line tool
I get the same error, though preceded by an error saying that it can not find 500 miles by the proclaimers. It may be that you do not have this song in your present working directory.
Jul
30
comment Where to find clipboard history Ubuntu 14.04
What type of content is it? text, image, file, other.
Jul
30
comment How can I write a windows batch file that opens a command prompt and executes a command?
Also consider bash, though you will have to install it.
Jul
30
comment power button.Wont turn pc on or off
You probably don't need a soldering iron; all the PCs I have opened have the switch screwed into the case, and plugged into the mother-board. Also don't know if permanently closing contacts will work, with modern power switches the contacts are closed when you press, released when you release, could try it though. Another option is to go to bios settings, there may be on always on setting. Only thing is after a shutdown you may have to power-off manually.
Jul
29
accepted Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
Jul
29
comment Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
did it, I anchored the flouting selection, and it merged with the other layer.
Jul
29
comment Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
I had to add a colour->invert to the make, after creating it, and the it worked. Only problem, I have a floating selection, I think it is supposed to merge with the other layer, but I am stuck.
Jul
29
answered power button.Wont turn pc on or off
Jul
29
comment power button.Wont turn pc on or off
Don't touch that switch. The switch is used for different territories. It is unlikely to have moved, a the fact that you write this question using the pc tells us that it is ok. Also moving it could have bad effects.
Jul
29
answered insert complex line in html file from the command line/bash script
Jul
29
revised Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
edited title
Jul
29
asked Gimp — combine alpha from one layer, with rgb image of another
Jul
29
comment Can I run my desktop on a bare-metal VM layer to swap between operating systems?
You can run Ubuntu or Debian using debootstrap, it aways you to install a debian based OS (using apt/deb) on a Linux based system (maybe even bsd kernel), it will run along side using chroot. It is faster than true virtualization, but the kernel is not virtualized. (I thing there is an rpm based bootstrap as well.)