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Oct
22
comment What's the best way to avoid getting hacked by anyone, e.g. governments or other criminals?
About the only safe computer is one that is turned OFF. The next best thing is to NEVER connect to the internet. Other than that, there remember you are dealing with complicated software millions of lines of code that probably cannot be absolutely verified (i.e. bugs). Also, no emcryption can with absolute certaintity can be considered unbreakable. Again, it is much easier to dis-prove (break) something that prove it ABSOLUTELY correct.
Oct
21
comment Ethernet connection not working on a specific machine
Try not using Network Manager and configuring the interfaces manually.
Mar
18
comment How do I list all installed AND available packages in all repositories like 'yum list'?
NOPE that is NOT true, look at the question closely.
Dec
28
comment log files too big
It would be helpful if you provided the syslog settings being used. I suspect that you are setting the level too low and getting too much information. It could also be that you have a debug settings on the driver set.
Dec
25
comment Add partition to unallocated partition
Would be very helpful to provide the current partition configuration, and what you want the destination to be.
Dec
17
comment My laptop is noisy…fan problem?
ok, I made the modifications.
Dec
14
comment Internet in Ubuntu 14.04 goes fast and then slow
Remember to examine all the software interactions too, not just the hardware and external stuff. That is helpful of course, but you might be having some CPU starvation problems too.
Dec
14
comment Internet in Ubuntu 14.04 goes fast and then slow
Sorry not really enough information to help. You'll have to do a lot more monitoring and detective work as the problem may actually lie outside your domain with the ISP you are using. You could have other interferences with other processes? Your home networking equipment could be going bad. Your ethernet cable could be going bad. What about power fluctuation. I hope that you are getting the point here that you need to investigate this a LOT more yourself from ALL aspects. Just saying things are slow at times is not very helpful and will yield low quality answers.
Dec
13
comment Saving corrupted hard drive
You most likely have a hardware drive failure. Personally, I'd throw out the disk and get a new one....they are relatively inexpensive these days and using a failing drive is really not worth the trouble and worry.
Dec
6
comment Software for Plantronics Gamecom 788 Headset
Hmmmm....forgive me just how can a left/right headphone possibly work/sound like an open air surround 7.1 system?
Dec
5
comment Reallocate partition space from /boot to /
Would help if you could include the partitioning table details (output of fdisk print option). In any event you might be in for a little work.
Dec
5
comment Can login via ssh, but not system tty
Home directory permission problem?
Nov
26
comment grep to get compile error
Hmmm....why go about in this hard way, why not simply use the exit code from the gcc command (which is what make uses) and test that. It is far simplier.
Nov
12
comment How to block specific apps from opening in specific accounts
Put ACLs on specific files?
Nov
5
comment Missing home directory in ubuntu 14
ahhh....with the comment, that everything that used to be in /home would no longer be present anymore including some package stuff that sometimes resides in /home. Thus you can reformat and remount /home but you'll need to go to backups to get the appropriate content back. Just creating the /home area, the system will probably work for the most part but there may be problems depending on the packages you exercise.
Nov
4
comment Screen resolution messed up on Ubuntu 14.10 with Nvidia 331 driver
Have you tried either a later version or a previous version of the driver?
Nov
1
comment apt-get updates don't seem to have fixed shellshock
You forgot to mention the linux distribution, and version number. If your distribution is not on the current version, this bug might not be fixed!
Oct
14
comment How to call a older version gcc?
I'd say you might be asking for problems as some of the bindings generated on the older versions of the compiler might not be compatible with the later operating system. So things using shared object libraries might have difficulty. Why not just use the latest version?
Oct
8
comment Require sudo to delete files, but still allow writing
Make sure you keep good backups! btrfs is still not considered totally production level item.
Sep
26
comment Stat a PID for claim time?
What do you mean by "time it was claimed"?