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Nov
2
comment Excel formula to convert per-annum interest rate to compounding daily and weekly rates
Sorry about that. Originally, I thought you were asking how to calculate compound interest and then edited the answer when I realized you wanted to get the equivalent interest rate. Of course, I forgot to rewrite the excel formula.
Oct
27
comment Remove all files containing a pattern
If you could narrow your search by a filename pattern, then you'd get a lot better efficiency from any scripts you get.
Oct
26
comment KVM - a Windows 2008 server guest on a Debian 6.0.2 root server - networking
If the bridge IP is 192.168.122.1, then what is the gateway? Is the Debian host's interface attached to virbr0?
Oct
25
comment Another user in my network is using my IP and MAC address - what can I do?
Read this post: serverfault.com/questions/237897/…
Oct
24
comment Windows refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu on another disk
Are you saying that you followed the link in your comment, and the bootrec /FixBoot command didn't work for you?
Oct
24
comment Windows refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu on another disk
Also, do you want to get your computer back to the state it was in before installing Ubuntu, or get it working with Windows 7 and Ubuntu?
Oct
24
comment Windows refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu on another disk
Do you try to boot your computer and the error message appears without you selecting anything? Do you get the chance to boot Windows 7 from a menu?
Oct
24
comment Windows refuses to boot after installing Ubuntu on another disk
You probably damaged your MBR when you installed Ubuntu. Do you have your Windows 7 install media?
Jul
10
comment Secured bash history usage
@bbaja42: The things I've mentioned won't affect if bash logs commands that start with a space. As I understand it, how bash handles logging commands that start with a space is dependent on the bash version. It's not something I've played with, and now I'm curious if that's a setting you can change in bash.
Jul
10
comment Secured bash history usage
@bbaja42: The configuration files could be made immutable. The tradeoff is the you've locked the user out of things such as setting other bash env variables or other shell customizations which might be allowed.
Jul
10
comment Blank displays (no boot screen, no “check signal cable”)
I believe in either theory 3 or 4. If you're not seeing your BIOS screen, then these are the usual suspects. The easy test is to try a working PSU. Are the fans and lights turning on when you power the computer on?
Jul
10
comment PC won't start at all
@MaxMAckie: You should put your comment about how much power a PSU needs to bring up a whole system as an answer. I've never really thought about it, and found your comment enlightening.
Jul
10
comment Secured bash history usage
There isn't a sure way to know what a user does thru bash. Bash isn't a logging utility. I've provided an answer that shows how to do things like protect the .bash_history and env variables. As others have commented, there are many ways to keep your commands out of bash history.
Jun
21
comment Automate Backups over SSH on a Linux Desktop
I'm not sure. I've never run into this issue. I've also never used this for a graphical login. This is something I've placed on servers and ssh'd into. I can only suggest using a non-graphical login. If the issue persists, then I'll take a stab at debugging it.
Jun
21
comment Automate Backups over SSH on a Linux Desktop
On Ubuntu, it should be located at /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Jun
20
comment Hostmonster Subdomain redirected to home server IP: How to ssh into home server using subdomain
Are you saying that ssh webloginusername@subdomain.domain.com logs you into your hostmonster web account, or an account on your home server?
Jun
20
comment Automate Backups over SSH on a Linux Desktop
It sounds like X is crashing, and I'm unsure why that's happening. There's nothing in the script that would log you out. Try running the commands in the start_agent function one-by-one from the command line. Do any of them throw an exception?
Jun
16
comment Connecting networks for two buildings
Take a look at the Super Cantenna (cantenna.com). Yes, I really wanted to mention the name.
Jun
11
comment How can I keep the same IP address for one machine in my network?
@mcgrailm: In short, you'll have to do a setup for every new computer / device that enters your network that will have a static IP. There is no getting around it. If you need more information on how to do that, please ask in a new question.
Jun
11
comment lshw shows wrong information about memory slots
The number of memory slots can usually be found using Google by entering your laptop make. Wish I could help you more.