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Jun
14
comment How to close multiple gnome-terminals?
@jespestana - thanks, but I don't see how it is related to the subject. I do not need (well, I did not need) to close the window from inside the terminal, but close a subset of the open windows via 1 command line action (somewhere).
May
23
comment How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?
Thanks, by this time, I already added a partition past that swap partition. I then mount that filesystem in my primary filesystem, and continue as usual. However, your answer will probably be valuable next time I need to increase the drive size :-)
May
13
comment How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?
@psusi - thanks. The VM is run with VMware Player, not VMware, so i am not sure where to tell it to boot from CD. Also, obviously, I need to boot the VM on which I currently work form the CD. The only time I remember pointing to the ISO was when creating the VM, and there everything was done automatically.
Apr
4
comment How to assign “back” and “forward” actions to Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX' horizontal scroll wheel?
Oh yeah - just checked, and it works!
Apr
4
comment How to assign “back” and “forward” actions to Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX' horizontal scroll wheel?
ok, it looks like I had to go all the way and shut down the machine, rather than just restart. Now the settings is preserved. Unfortunately, working remotely right now, the mouse wheel seem ineffective (same on the host machine). I'll check again when at the remote site and report the results.
Apr
4
comment How to assign “back” and “forward” actions to Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX' horizontal scroll wheel?
Just tried the vmx file hack - and it doesn't seem to work. What I see is that when I do a restart, VMware erases the line I just added, as if it has a default file template that is being reset every time you start the machine.
Mar
25
comment How to assign “back” and “forward” actions to Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX' horizontal scroll wheel?
Thanks. I will test the vmx line next time I restart the system (doesn't happen too often).
Feb
16
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
I did found out that the us.pool.ntp.org is more responsive.
Feb
16
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
OK, this was apparently the problem. Now the clock is being updated as soon as the network connection is established. Thanks.
Feb
16
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
mmm... that definitely makes sense. I will try.
Feb
15
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Eric, please see update #2 to the question.
Feb
15
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Stephan, please see update #2 to the question.
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
I tried changing rc.local accordingly, but then the clock won't update at all, even not from command line.
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Isn't ntpdate being phased out or something? Also, If I understand this correctly, the service runs and maintains the sync of the local clock to the server's clock - so the drift is bound. If you remove ntp and run ntpdate once, won't it be affected by clock drifting when the machine is on for extended periods?
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Thanks. Can you please explain why you need the explicit paths?
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Thanks. Please see my update to the question.
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Thanks. Please see my update to the question.
Feb
14
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
Thanks. Still showing 1970 after this command (w/ sudo). Reading ntpd manpage, I am not sure how this forces an update?
Feb
13
comment How to force a clock update using ntp?
When trying from command line, I get the following response: 1 Jan 00:04:11 ntpdate[2226]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting . However, I think that I tried this before in rc.local but it did not help.
Dec
23
comment How to diff multiple files across directories?
I think that of the two great answers, this on is more straight forward when there are multiple file types (although I mentioned in the question that I'm looking for a no-loops solution), so I accepted it. The one addition added is echo "${file##*/}"; before the diff command, so one knows what files are actually being compared. Also, as mentioned in @Rinzwind's answer, this method does not cover the case were the file list is not exactly the same in both directories.