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Apr
3
comment Underclocking GPU <-> Overclocking GPU
Umm... get a proper power supply?
Apr
3
comment A Windows DLL stored on Debian, then downloaded back to Windows won’t work anymore
If the md5s are the same, then the contents are the same. In other words, there's nothing wrong with the file.
Apr
3
comment Effects of Drag & Drop and Copy-Paste on FAT32 file table
Bingo... this player stupidly relies on the order the names appear in the directory, which nobody is supposed to care about. They do this because it would take some amount of work on their part to sort the names say, alphabetically, so they take the easy way out and just play them in the order they are listed in the directory.
Apr
1
answered Drive does not do “selftest” when using “smartctl?”
Apr
1
comment Meaning of 16 in raw DAO16 CD-writing mode
Where did you hear of such a thing? DAO is just Disk At Once, meaning you write the whole disk in one go from start to finish.
Apr
1
comment Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute
If you are sure the PSU ( or that you didn't use the right one or connect it fully -- the extra 4/8 pin connector is required ), then yea, you need a new mobo/cpu.
Apr
1
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
I don't think it has anything to do with that; if the replica had simply rejected a push before, and now is configured to accept it, then it would have worked without needing the forced update. The fact that it needed a forced update indicates that someone did push a divergent branch to it, and you tossed out that divergent branch and replaced it with yours. Unless perhaps you rebased or otherwise rewrote your history and pushed that to your first server as a forced update, and only the second server was configured to refuse forced updates.
Apr
1
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Apr
1
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
By doing that you just destroyed/overwrote whatever new changes were on the server ( that's what forced update means ).
Apr
1
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
Ahh, yes, doing a merge requires a working tree, so if you are trying to push from one bare repo to another, you will need to either check out a working tree there, or if there is already another server, then you will need to pull and do the merge locally and push that to the first server, which can then push to the second.
Apr
1
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
Pull and push do not require a working tree. Most often you push to and pull from a bare repo. The server is telling you that your local repo and its repo have diverged.
Mar
31
answered At a loss, email failing to send
Mar
31
comment Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute
You need the CPU in for anything to happen, and then without ram, all it will do is beep at you. If you still can't get it to fire up with just the cpu and ram, then either your cpu, the motherboard, or the psu is shot.
Mar
31
comment Attempt to gitolite mirror says “you should pull first”
What part of the message don't you understand? Your local copy is out of date ( there are newer changes on the server since you last pulled ), so you need to pull first to get those changes before pushing.
Mar
21
comment Why 45MB Unallocated space at the beginning of a Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB Flash Drive AND Why Drastically different sector counts?
A strings search of the entire drive is meaningless; you will have to show the partition table so we can see what you are talking about: i.e. fdisk -l.
Mar
5
comment What is the maximum length of a PCI-Express Flexible Extension Cable?
This appears to be a fly by night product operating outside of the pci express specifications. Going by the specs you need a signal retimer chip on each end and a much different looking cable that can be 1 meter long iirc. That is with copper of course. There are fiber solutions that can be much, much longer.
Mar
4
comment What is “bootsect.bak” file?
@Tootip, the boot sector ( the first sector of a partition ) contains the boot loader. If you had dos installed, then there was a dos boot sector there, and when upgrading to WinNT, it copies the dos boot sector to bootsect.dos, so that after it replaces the dos boot sector with its own boot loader code, it can still boot dos by loading that file.
Feb
12
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Jan
28
comment Dual PSU Advice
If the PSU is really that badly broken, you need to stop using it at once or you will blow out other components. Again though, your original conclusion is likely incorrect so I would back up and look for other explanations or verify that something is actually wrong with this PSU, for example, by using a $10 radio shack multi-meter to check its output voltages and make sure they are in spec.
Jan
26
comment Dual PSU Advice
A PSU that isn't utterly broken will simply shut down if it can't supply enough power.