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revised Why are there 32-bit editions of Windows 8?
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Feb
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revised Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?
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Jan
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answered Synergy, I am missing mouse cursor on client machine
Jan
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answered Using an external drive for application storage in Mac OS X 10.10
Jan
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comment Start new process as pane in iTerm
A lazy answer from me (hence it's a comment), you may find this reasonably do-able within a screen session. Or maybe tmux would work?
Jan
23
comment Ubuntu Server 14.04 stops responding
I'd setup a (r)syslog server and have it send its logs there..
Jan
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comment What limits a motherboard from supporting more memory?
It really is likely a function of the motherboard chipset, which the board-maker merely uses, they don't generally create them. If you find out what your chipset is and go read up on it, you should have your answer. I find it easier to just try things.
Jan
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revised Why is it so hard to find a file in Ubuntu?
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Dec
22
comment How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?
@DavidSchwartz yeah, and if the system needs access to those pages, they're in ram. I'm not saying it's a good idea, like I said in an earlier comment, he's chasing an uncatchable dragon.
Dec
22
comment Many BSODs - where to look for the explanation?
It seems like the most likely culprit. Your memory tests could be indicative of a motherboard problem. But single-bit errors can happen and while I've never directly seen it, I suspect your memory is in fact fine. Anyway, the obvious place to start is the PSU. Maybe buy one from a place where you can return it if necessary.
Dec
22
comment How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?
@Adel The swap-file comment isn't in jest. The swap file is a file on your hard drive that your system uses as ram when your memory's full. Hard drives are VASTLY slower than ram so when your system starts depending on your swap, performance suffers. Though, it can be a pleasant alternative to an "out of memory" error. Anyway, your OSes swapping algorithm may not be well suited to your application and you have barely enough memory that turning off swap shouldn't be a major problem. The said, you sensed some jest - that's because I think you're chasing an uncatchable dragon.
Dec
22
comment Many BSODs - where to look for the explanation?
As your graphics card works harder and harder, it consumes more and more power. Therefore increasing the load on your power supply. You already pointed out that it's a cheap PSU. So I'm suggesting it can't handle the load, through it's trying and the short-comings of it are where your problems come from. Can you try another PSU? Does this ever fail when the machine isn't doing anything?
Dec
22
comment Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?
You made a big enough change that Windows can't be sure if it was cloned or something, hence the re-activation. It's definitely very very annoying, I've been there before. Suffice to say, all Windows instances I run are VMs.
Dec
22
comment How do I consistently keep my RAM usage low?
Maybe it'll cache less stuff in your ram if you kill your swap file? Not sure this will yield you the response you want. PS - 8GB isn't remarkable. And if you want really fast, there's always Windows 95 ;)
Dec
22
comment Cannot SSH to my Server, The connection Hangs
Do you know what version of what distro the server's running? You might have success if you try ssh using the same distro & version elsewhere.
Dec
22
comment How can I partition out damaged sectors on a HDD?
If you want to stress it, you don't need a file system at all.. I'd just ream on it with DD. Note DD is an industrial tool you can easily use for unwitting demolition. Suppose your bad drive was mapped as /dev/xvda then I'd stress it with: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/xvda
Dec
22
comment Many BSODs - where to look for the explanation?
Cheap power supplies can definitely cause major issues. Perhaps when your GPU gets to work your machine can't hack it and weirdness follows. Try reducing your screen resolution to minimum or something to get that GPU load down. See if you can leave the system running fairly idle. CX PSUs are worthy of replacement.
Dec
22
comment Cannot SSH to my Server, The connection Hangs
Can you pull up your /var/log/syslog and /var/log/auth.log from the server?
Dec
22
answered How can I partition out damaged sectors on a HDD?