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Sep
26
comment Firefox won't open websites, other browsers do
Do you have any ad-blocker installed in Firefox?
Aug
19
comment Unexpected “waiting for localhost”?
What type of computer are you using? What kind of plugins have you installed? Some plugins like google-talk adds helper programs which may be listing on a port on localhost -- so check what ports are activly beeing listen on and post to this question what programs they are.
Aug
13
comment Laptop turns on but nothing shows up on screen (black screen)
I usually pulled the battery out and then did the reset.
Jul
11
comment Sudo Mv Renaming Mess Up
Maybe you should just delete the question of not actually a real problem.
Jul
7
comment Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work
While this answer probably suffice for most hobbyist, then it is bad advice for real servers -- the answer depends on how the application is written, because running out of swap space will cause the out-of-memory killer to kick in and terminate a process by random (yes you read that right; "random")
Jul
7
comment Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work
+1 for actually refering to kernel configuration parameters -- The key is in the part of the question If I have no swap, I get an 'out of memory' error -- which is false -- the truth is that when you run out of swap space the out-of-memory-killer will kick in and kill a random process to free up space -- so the amount of swap space needed depends on how your application is written.
Apr
28
comment Computer is slow to power up - how to fix?
I would suggest to disable any devices in the BIOS which you are not actually using, and see if that helps.
Mar
27
comment How many HDDs can I put in an IBM 3450 server?
However the DVD bay may not have the drive installed accoding to the IBM spec: www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/…
Mar
27
comment How many HDDs can I put in an IBM 3450 server?
Looking at this picture: geeks.com/… I can see that there is a DVD drive top left above the 3.5 drive bay.
Feb
20
comment Network Problems of Ethernet?
@SudiptaChatterjee: I think that is what I said -- VLANs are only availble on higher end switches, and even then VLANs does not provide client isolation -- the client isolation is what you get by default when you are on a public wifi such as in starbucks
Feb
20
comment Network Problems of Ethernet?
Sounds about right -- there could be one more issue -- most wifi networks comes with a "client isolation" option, which when enabled prevent laptops to see each other -- that is a great way of making sure that virus from one private laptop does not spread around the school -- wired network usually does not come with that option unless you have really high end and expensive switches.
Nov
27
comment External USB device is not working as boot device
What CD/DVD in your external drive do you use to boot from?
Sep
14
comment Why does my computer freeze and make a terrible buzzing noise every once in a while?
What OS are you using?
Aug
22
comment Is there a folder-only based music player for Linux?
xmms allows you (at least on my linux system) to drop a folder in the play list and it will pick up all tracks in that folder recursively.
Aug
11
comment How can I save energy when using a notebook?
+1 for actually answering the question of discharging/recharging the battery -- the answer is that it uses more power than leaving the charger in when in use
Aug
11
comment How can I save energy when using a notebook?
@Sylverdrag -- seems unreasonable to down vote the answer just because you disagree with the question -- there is nothing wrong with the question either when viewed objectively, however your argument of "is it worth it" is probably very fair (I don't think it is either) but that should not affect the correctness of the Q&A -- however this answer does not answer the specific OP question of discharging/recharging the battery.
Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
@Icode4food - being alinux man myself, I have not had the pleasure of trying window7's XP mode, so not sure how it works, but you may be right that there is a possibility of people running both Windows7 and XP though a build in VM -- the user would be able to tell the difference from a dual boot in as much as he will be able to use both at the same time, where in dual boots you cannot.
Aug
10
comment Will my computer slow down if I install multiple operating systems?
@Fake Name -- good point on that not all hypervisors implement the machine in software (bare-metal), however the basis of the quetion of does the machine slow down is un affected -- ram, cpu, disk and network all becomes shared resources regardless, and hence the machine performance IS affected.
Aug
10
comment Can I watch 3D movies on my TV if my graphics card doesn't support it?
If you graphics card cannot generate the 3D format, how would the 3D movie signal reach the TV?
Jul
20
comment Does All VPN traffic pass trough the VPN Server or is it just for Authentication?
This is true, even if you establish a SSH or HTTPS connection over the VPN.. I.e. the VPN does not care that traffic is already encrypted, it will apply yet-another layer of encryption on the traffic.