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Aug
28
comment How does one change a PS/2 mouse's polling/refresh/sample rate in 64-bit Windows 7?
IIUC, there wouldn't be a point to increasing the polling rate. You perceive the effect of moving the mouse through changes in the image on your monitor. If you're using a flat panel LCD, it refreshes at 60 Hz; an older CRT would typically refresh at 75 or 80 Hz. Your mouse is already oversampled; you wouldn't get any additional feedback.
Aug
28
comment Fedora VirtualBox Instance Suddenly Invisible
Does the guest (Fedora) show network connectivity? Can you ping the host (Windows) from the guest? Could there have been a change to the firewall settings in the guest? On the guest, what is the output of 'iptables -L'? Is the VirtualBox virtual adapter enabled? In VirtualBox, what type of network connection is configured for the guest?
Aug
28
comment Can I configure BIND to query my router for LAN addresses?
That pretty much gets at the central problem; given my current setup, I can't actually do both things at once.
Aug
28
comment Can I configure BIND to query my router for LAN addresses?
This seems like the right approach in general, though I'd need BIND on my router, not just dnsmasq.
Aug
24
comment Can I configure BIND to query my router for LAN addresses?
I misstated. It seems to use 192.168.1.1 as a forwarder without trouble in general. However, after setting that up, 'dig mykids-pc' gets an NXDOMAIN response even though it lists '192.168.1.1' as the name server, whereas 'dig mykids-pc @192.168.1.1' gets the expected result.
Aug
23
comment Can I configure BIND to query my router for LAN addresses?
Unfortunately, the LAN router has an RFC 1918 address, 192.168.1.1, and forwarding to an RFC 1918 address doesn't seem to work.
Jan
11
comment I am running Windows 7 and want to remove “Games Explorer”
Often, on tech forums, someone will ask how to do something that seems trivial on its face, but may be very difficult to do or may have all sorts of effects that are not immediately obvious. In this case you're asking how to strip out a feature of Windows Explorer, and removing Windows Explorer would cripple your system. Presumably you already know how to delete the icon from the desktop and how to uninstall games. So, what is you're really trying to accomplish?
Dec
7
comment Why is “Everything is a file” unique to the Unix operating systems?
You didn't provide a link. On some searching, I found yarchive.net/comp/linux/everything_is_file.html, quoting Torvald's responses in an email thread, in which he implicitly affirms that the model should be "everything is a file."
Dec
7
comment Does a computer use fewer resources when programs are minimized?
It seems worth noting that the reduction in the use of system resources is trivial: in the example given, by minimizing the application, the working set is only reduced by about 1.2%.
Oct
4
comment How do I work with a remote file system from windows using a GUI?
What is it you're trying to do? Fully administer the Linux server, or just move files around?
Oct
4
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
I tried that. It didn't seem to make any difference, but then, it shouldn't -- Everyone already has printer permission.
Sep
27
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
There's a comment in this discussion of a similar problem that suggests that the Homegroup feature depends upon DHCP-assigned IP addresses, and in my setup, the desktop has a manually-assigned IP, the netbook a DHCP-assigned IP address. Could that be the issue?
Sep
27
comment Printer shared via Windows 7 Homegroup still requires authentication
The printer is shared without restrictions. Logging in with the remote user's name and password works just fine. The problem is that logging in should not be necessary at all.
Sep
27
comment Homegroup doesn't show other computers, but “Network” does
Do you know where documentation of this can be found? I have one PC with a manually assigned IP address, and another with a DHCP address. The DHCP-addressed PC can access the Homegroup-shared resources of the manually-addressed PC if "logged in". It'd be a nuisance to switch to DHCP addressing for the manually-addressed PC.
May
22
comment Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
Bitlocker is definitely a requirement for their preferred system of remote access. There's a different system for remote access, but it's fussier and more limited, so I wanted to check on the issue with Bitlocker before I considered the alternative.
May
22
comment Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?
@fpmurphy, that seems like what should be the case. Have you tried that in practice? @Spectre, in my case at least, this is optional, and I do most of my work in Linux anyway, so I'd rather skip Bitlocker so that I could run Ubuntu on the bare metal, if it came to that.
May
3
comment Is there a good tool for automatically opening, sizing, and placing application windows?
Thanks. nView is available, though the documentation is a bit sparse. We'll give that a go.
Apr
25
comment How can I export a directory structure?
This may help: How To Print A Directory Tree From Windows Explorer