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Jul
25
comment Prevent interruption of moving file long time
I think there is a command to prevent suspend, but I can not remember.
Jul
13
comment 4oD (UK) - Can't stream
If 4OD make you watch an advertisement, before you discover the Digital restrictive management, then they are in breach of contract. The contract being that you watch an advertisement, and they show you a TV program. So a remedy would be for them to make the programs available to you.
Jul
9
comment Equivalent of .URL file on Ubuntu
Simple, but an attack vector. As we are executing/running the first argument (the url file).
Jun
23
comment Configuration tools for multiple monitors for X / Linux
I no longer have a problem (currently using Debian 7 (Wheezy)).
Jun
7
answered How can I get Ubuntu 14.04 look like my old Ubuntu 11?
Jun
7
comment Overwrite Windows XP with Ubuntu?
If you can not set the computers boot device, because you no longer know the bios password, then you need to investigate how you can reset it (it varies by computer).
Jun
7
comment Overwrite Windows XP with Ubuntu?
Note the L', X, K` etc variants of Ubuntu are just a difference in default packages that are installed. Therefore you can migrate to a different variant by installing the appropriate packages, and optional removing the old. Though on a powerful enough computer you can have two or more people logged in at the same time using different variants of the desktop.
Jun
7
comment Overwrite Windows XP with Ubuntu?
Or net boot, but then you will need another computer acting as a boot server.
Jun
7
comment Overwrite Windows XP with Ubuntu?
I thing that the only scenario there you would log in to XP, is one of the methods to install Ubuntu alongside XP.
May
30
comment Which architecture should I use?
Also x86-64 has more registers than x86 (32). So 64 bit mode may be faster. This is only true if you are using x86, which you probably are.
May
29
comment How to start multi-threading multiple processes with one command
sudo has a -b option. Using & can be a problem with password. However it disowns the process.
May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
@ByteCommander that is 4GB of memory mapped IO: RAM plus other stuff. You will find that you can access somewhat less than 4GB of RAM. My system can access ≈ 3GB of RAM in pure 32 bit mode. 8GB with PEA and 64bit kernels.
May
29
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May
29
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May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
The confusion is between virtual a logical memory. 1GB of logical memory is reserved for kernel. 3GB is used to map RAM, files, swap, shared libraries, etc. This is true of all 32 bit kernels, though sometimes the ratios can change (sometimes 2GB:2GB). On 64bit kernel a 32bit process gets all 4GB of logical, as kernel has the whole of 64bit space to hide in. PAE allows more Physical not more Logical.
May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
Can the question be answered? Ron is just telling us how to get the info, so that it can be answered.
May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
also cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep flags | grep pae to see if there is pae support.
May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
just install the 32 bit system. It will work but not use all of you RAM, this is ok for now. Then in the package manager, select and install the kernels with PAE and 64bit. Then reboot and select one of these kernels in the grub boot menu, and test it out. As I said I don't think you have a 32 bit cpu. If so someone wasted some money adding the extra RAM.
May
29
comment Which architecture should I use?
On 32 bit systems 1GB is reserved for the kernel.
May
29
answered Which architecture should I use?