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Mar
31
comment Is it safe to use a remote etc/hosts file?
Ah, OK. So these don't have any NetBIOS names you could use either? Maybe talk to your IT regarding this issue?
Mar
31
comment Is it safe to use a remote etc/hosts file?
Check the DHCP's documentation. If the DHCP server is a Windows host, then you should be able to modify the server's hosts file and be fine.
Mar
31
comment Is it safe to use a remote etc/hosts file?
Can't you just use your actual DHCP to propagate the proper names? Are there that many different ones for the same IP(s)?
Mar
28
comment PC gets powered up only sometimes
Hard to tell, maybe some capacitor gone bad somewhere - either on the mainboard or inside the PSU.
Mar
11
comment Can I use both my internal and external graphics card in same system?
Yeah, I most likely experienced the auto setting
Mar
5
comment Can I use both my internal and external graphics card in same system?
I'm pretty sure modern CPUs will disable in-chip GPU's if not connected at boot anyway, but it might have been a special thing. At least I've had that experience with a ZBox: I wouldn't get any HDMI output unless the screen has been present when turning that thing on.
Mar
5
comment Run bash script at boot?
Another option would be creating a crontab entry with @reboot as the "time".
Feb
27
comment How to bulk rename numbered files?
@BeowulfOF You could probably use voice command to "automate" it a bit more. It might be a bit cumbersome, but it still gets the job done and it's probably the easiest/quickest solution that doesn't require any specific or additional setup.
Feb
25
comment how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV
Chromecast is more like live-streaming, yes. What's your goal? Play games on the TV? Or just surfing the web a bit?
Feb
25
comment how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV
I don't think that setup will work, i.e. the TV won't be able to work as a client since it's really just a screen with some added features. You might have to add another device like a smartphone to be used with remote desktop/VNC stuff.
Feb
11
comment Run a process on another network PC as the logged in user
Sounds promising and interesting. Haven't tried it myself so far. @LPChip You're obviously able to pass a username and password, but not sure those are just for authentication purposes.
Feb
11
comment Run a process on another network PC as the logged in user
@Mr.Boy Couldn't think of any other way around that, unless the remote machine regularly looks for some file on a web server for example and executes its contents (like some trojans).
Feb
8
comment Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”
@DsDude Any error message? Maybe update your initial question with what you've tried now and the results.
Feb
7
comment Can't install grub on MBR, encountered an error “Unable to install GRUB in /dev/sda”
@DsDude You'll have to tell Windows' bootloader that there's some other OS there. See the question/answer I linked. It includes step-by-step procedure on how you're able to essentially add GRUB to the Windows bootloader.
Jan
31
comment Always on Remote Desktop Connection
@RowlandShaw I guess it's actually more about simple access and availability rather than "always on". Sounds like a potential security hole though.
Jan
24
comment How can I merge a standard hard drive to a hard drive with the os on it to act as one?
@SebastianU. You've been on the right track. Which path did you try? You can't mount it to the root of the file system. You'll have to pick some folder (like C:\Stuff).
Jan
24
comment How can I merge a standard hard drive to a hard drive with the os on it to act as one?
@SebastianU. Ah ok. :) But even then, both my ideas are still valid and should offer you the easiest and most convenient way to link both drives, while still keeping their independence.
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 says I have a touchscreen but in Device Manager it does not show a touch screen
@JohnDemetriou Check the drivers, maybe it has two modes of operation. E.g. my Wacom tablet has two modes, either as a touchscreen device or as a classic touchpad. Both modes will cause Windows to behave differently.
Jan
13
comment USB Flash Drive Capacity Lost
What's the file system? If it's formatted already, that space is most likely reserved for file system stuff, which - depending on the actual file system being used - might have different sizes from a few MB up to half a GB or possibly even more.
Jan
12
comment Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows
Windows won't show any volumes (i.e. "drives") unless they actually exist on the physical hard drive. Have you checked disk management to see whether it lists the SSD as a (unassigned) storage device?