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bio website rvandam.com
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Programmer, currently using Perl, JS, CSS, HTML on a LAMP stack. Previously Java, Oz, Lisp, C, QBASIC. Sometimes I wish I could describe my job without acronyms, other times I just STFU. I tweet @rvandam. Strong background/interest in linguistics and NLP (including a Masters Degree).

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answered How to copy existing movie files on ipad to watch?
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comment WiFi stops working after waking from suspend with a Broadcom 43225
+100 In my case the module is iwlagn, but when I discovered this fix I created a bash alias and now it hardly even bothers me: alias riwl="sudo rmmod iwlagn; sudo modprobe iwlagn";. Haven't found that restarting network manager is necessary.
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comment Can I recover from corrupted debconf in place?
Thanks for the cheery answer. :) I use this box purely as a media server with all the actual media files on a separate, external USB drive. As such, I'm not particularly worried about future disk failures, there's nothing important for me to lose. I was more just curious about the general recovery options in a scenario where most things work but certain key files are missing (for whatever reason), causing simple solutions like upgrading or reinstalling packages to fail.
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