Pete Ashdown
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Copy a directory on Unix
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I like cp -axv source dest Rsync is another good tool for this rsync -va source dest

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Revo 3610 not doing HDMI handshake
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Try forcing the DisplayDevice via /etc/X11/xorg.conf. It may be initializing only the VGA and ignoring the HDMI port. On my Zotac (also Nvidia ION) it looks like this: Section "Device" ...

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NAS + XBMC combination
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I run XBMC on a couple of Zotac mini-ITX ION PCs as clients to a Linux server that stores the files in my basement. Instead of trying to bundle everything into one HTPC, I think it is much better if ...

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How to connect to my VM and host without Ethernet
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VMware or any other virtualization solution should allow you to connect a VNC client to the console. If I recall correctly, you have to use VMware's management software to do this.

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Quick way to bypass proxy with DownThemAll
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How about using FoxyProxy patterns to blacklist extensions of files that you commonly download? Something like: *.zip *.rar *.tgz *.tar.gz

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How can I beam my Wifi signal across the street?
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You're probably going to need to setup a point-to-point wireless connection then have another wireless AP in their house for them to connect to. Using something like a cantenna to pick up your house ...

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How do I change the Display Frequency on linux
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Expand the Monitor section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf to look something like this: Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Monitor Vendor" ModelName "Monitor ...

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Proxy settings blocking podcasts, YouTube, Skype
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You need to find an open proxy that isn't blocked by your University, or buy a VPN/VPS/ssh-shell to another network. Your University won't be proxying SSL port 443 because that breaks any commercial ...

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convert SWF to AVI on Linux
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ffmpeg -i file.swf file.avi Quality & codec settings are in "man ffmpeg".

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Zipping files in OSX, want to 'resolve' symbolic links
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Zip help reads: -y store symbolic links as the link instead of the referenced file

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Amiga 1200 Kickstart ROM upgrade, white screen
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Here is what happens in the Amiga boot sequence. Since you're not getting to #3, "Clear the screen", I am guessing you broke a trace or a component on the motherboard somewhere in the process.

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In gnome, how can I configure the definition of "full screen" to make large VNC windows behave nicely on a dual screen setup?
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You need to turn off Xinerama. This is done in the /etc/xorg.conf file. This may also kill your ability to do dual head though. If you're running on NVIDIA setup a proper xorg.conf with the 'nvidia-...

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Tools for downloading a Flash video file on Linux
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I like Downloadhelper, although I wouldn't use it for conversion, just grabbing the FLV.

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Sharing a folder/partition between Mac OS X and Linux in a Macbook pro?
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You can mount your OSX partitions with "mount -t hfs". Doing that on a read-only basis (ie: "mount -t hfs -o ro /dev/sdaX") is very safe. I don't trust writes to it though. If you're transferring ...

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Get rsync to skip files with same size
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Rsync checks against mod-time and size of files by default. If you add a --checksum, then it will compare against the whole file (ie: regardless of mod-time and size matching).

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