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Software Engineer living in Brisbane. Likes Python, working with data.


Jan
8
comment When extracting an ISO, it warns of low disk space, but I have 15 gigs at least. No idea what to do
What program are you using to extract the ISO, and where are you extracting it to?
Jun
20
comment Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
This is the first thing I should have done, but the server is in a very difficult to access location and there is no out-of-band management setup on this particular server, so I can't get at the BIOS. OOBM is definitely a requirement for similar applications in the future.
Dec
10
comment SSD not found by laptop
According to the only spec sheets I could find for a Envy 6 sleekbook(PDF), the options are a 320Gb (lower model) or 500Gb (see linked PDF) HDD. Nothing is mentioned of an SSD. Perhaps the HDD has a large cache or similar? You won't, and probably shouldn't, be able to access this as a separate drive. It's designed to cache commonly used data from the spinning drive, to aid with common tasks. I'm usure as to whether this is internal to the drive or if not, whether Ubuntu supports it.
Nov
20
comment How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?
You should be able to use the portable version of Keryx, I just did the same on an offline 10.04.2 machine and it worked fine. Have you tried using the portable version of Keryx on a USB key?
Nov
20
comment How can I update Ubuntu offline without using Synaptic or Keryx?
Your English is fine, but the current version of Keryx looks completely different and appears to have completely removed a lot of this functionality! I still managed to loosely follow these instructions - I got Keryx to download the appropriate debs and was able to install them with dpkg, so have an upvote.
Oct
10
comment How can I find duplicate photos?
@Vadi that's a different, and more complicated question. Tineye does image identification which doesn't rely on metadata, hashes, etc (it can identify similar looking images) but that's an online service. They provide an API but I'm not aware of any applications that take advantage of this yet. The other complication is that you wouldn't want to remove similar images all the time, for example if you edit photos but want to keep copies of the originals. Removing identical duplicates is much safer.
May
16
comment Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio
It could also be that the onboard audio is disabled in the BIOS, but I don't think this is the case, and as I can only access the machine remotely, it's difficult to test this.
May
16
comment Evernote printer for linux
It looks like this can be done with Google Cloud Print: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1794179
Apr
24
comment What would cause SSD to become not detectable?
That looks like a hardware issue - I'd get in touch with Intel directly. They may want you to do some BIOS and drive firmware updates, but I'd suspect the drive will be RMA'd and you'll be sent a new one.
Apr
24
comment What would cause SSD to become not detectable?
Cool, sounds like something else then. Do you know the last time the umounting/remounting thing happened? Or does it happen all the time? You'll need to look at the system logs to hopefully find something related. If you do a tail -n 100 /var/log/syslog, can you post it on pastebin.com and link to it here?
Apr
24
comment What would cause SSD to become not detectable?
In your BIOS somewhere (hit Delete or F1 or F10 on boot, it should say which button to "Enter Setup") it should list all of the SATA ports and what is connected to each of them, but where this screen is varies depending on your motherboard. It doesn't really matter which SATA port the SSD is connected to. For most people it's SATA0 or 1, and a DVD drive is the other one.
Apr
24
comment What would cause SSD to become not detectable?
What is the BIOS setting for that SATA port? ATA or AHCI or auto or something else? I've had problems in the past when it was set to ATA or auto.
Feb
27
comment Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
Accepted as I don't think there is any other solution. As stated in another comment, the telnet interface for this device was a configuration interface only - there did not seem to be any way to get the telnet session to forward serial data. The device looks like it needs a kernel driver (or a lot of reverse engineering) to operate and none exists.
Feb
27
comment Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
The telnet interface was a configuration interface only, it did not allow for passing of serial communications.
Nov
28
comment Set up a Serial-to-Ethernet Converter With a Virtual Serial Port
That was a typo. Fixed now. I came to the conclusion that this device requires a kernel driver (that doesn't exist), so I ended up getting another device - a Moxa Nport 5250A Serial Device Server, which has drivers for 2.4-2.6 kernels. It seems to be working well. I'm sure the original 3one data device would have worked if they actually wrote a driver for it.
Aug
12
comment Anyone get sound working on a HP 8540p?
Have you tried running alsamixer from a terminal session and seeing if any of the sliders there are muted? (MM instead of a number at the bottom of a control)
Jun
30
comment How to connect to a wireless network that has a two word name with a space?
did James' suggestion in the comment to my answer help?
Jun
28
comment How to connect to a wireless network that has a two word name with a space?
@grinan James makes a good point, are you sure your network is using WEP? If not, try the wpa commands he listed.
Jun
21
comment Download selected packages to a local repository
You want to install them?
Jun
21
comment ImportError: No module named gtk
No worries, consider adding what you did as an answer in case other people come across the same problem as you.