Ben West
  • Member for 9 years, 10 months
  • Last seen more than 2 years ago
Too many authentication failures for *username*
217 votes

I found an easier way to do this (if using password authentication): ssh -o PubkeyAuthentication=no username@hostname.com This forces non-key authentication. I was able to logon immediately. ...

View answer
How to use my computer as a Headset device for my phone with Bluetooth?
4 votes

It looks like you'll need windows media player to connect to the device to handle the audio. here's what looks like a complete guide: http://www.guidingtech.com/12120/stream-songs-phone-to-computer-...

View answer
How can I block all internet connections except the Microsoft Update website?
Accepted answer
3 votes

The simplest way to address this is to enable the windows firewall or put yourself behind a NAT router. This will disable incoming connections. If your computer is exposed to hackers via outgoing ...

View answer
How to move and rearrange partitions in Ubuntu
Accepted answer
1 votes

You'll want to partition the new drive as you like, then, you can use, for example, a liveUSB or LiveCD to boot the system. Copy the files using cp -p (preserve permissions) as root (use sudo) from ...

View answer
How can I backup a remote home directory to the cloud?
Accepted answer
1 votes

I suggest you look into sparkleshare. It provides many of the features of dropbox or ubuntu one (and could integrate with them) and may work on generic UNIX. if it doesn't you might consider using ...

View answer
How can I automount an external harddrive if and only if it's connected to the computer as it boots?
Accepted answer
1 votes

I think that you can safely add your drive to fstab, I think there's an option for partitions that are not always present, possibly 'nofail', though that has been known to cause problems, like read-...

View answer
application needs permissions to access to usb lights on ubuntu
Accepted answer
1 votes

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/cvs/postlfs/devices.html Apparently you may be able to add the user to the usb group to enable, but that is akin to giving the user 'root' group permissions, ...

View answer
IP address "unknown"
1 votes

It's more likely that the address of the remote host is unusual or not supported by your host or host's network: I would guess the user is probably using IPv6 and that your host does not support it.

View answer
Reliable access to Internet but not local network (not DNS or proxy issues)
1 votes

Also, I don't use Vista but IIRC there is an option to configure your connection type as 'Home' or 'Public'. Choosing the 'Public' option may disable access to resources in the local network. I ...

View answer
LCD TV through HDMI without duplicating display
1 votes

Depending on your graphics driver, there should be a tool that will allow you to configure how to handle multiple displays. Usually windows has a check-box in the display control panel for 'Extend my ...

View answer
Windows 7 machine shuts down without warning
0 votes

You can disable the icon in power management, in the control panel. I agree that it's probably because the icon is visible.

View answer
Sass and Haml syntax highlighting in Geany (Ubuntu)
0 votes

As discussed on the mailing list ( http://lists.geany.org/pipermail/users/2012-October/008346.html ): Scintilla version in Git Geany supports SCSS, just set the lexer.css.scss.language CSS lexer ...

View answer
Why is my system using port 4?
0 votes

Conjecture: Malware or botnet is contacting a Command/Control Server. Other possibilities: Undocumented functionality in windows is engaged in some sort of behavior. You can probably stop outgoing ...

View answer
How to uninstall Yahoo toolbar for Firefox 15
0 votes

Usually the Yahoo toolbar is installed by other 'Free' Software. You may want to prune your installed applications. EXAMPLE: I found that installing Infra-record installed Yahoo! for example; ...

View answer
"HDA audio bus driver is required and not found" on Dell Optiplex
0 votes

You might want to try the Windows Vista Drivers for your sound card instead: Tom's Hardware forums proscribe a solution

View answer