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Sep
5
comment Unable to start on a HP pavilion dv6-3049tx
Have you checked some of the options in the BIOS and also with the livecd checked to see if the hard drive is in good health?
Aug
30
comment Replacement for DOS xcopy command
Do you want to copy the mp3 files WITHOUT the directory to the temp2 folder or do you want to copy them WITH the directory.
Aug
28
comment Will the new NetworkManager 0.9 be included in 11.10 and what features will it bring?
Already used my votes but for this very complete answer I will +1 when I get my votes back. Thanks again Rinzwind for another great answer.
Aug
26
comment Repair whole NTFS filesystem
@Arrange - I suggest you put it as an answer since it was the same suggestion I was going to make. ddrescue does offer recovery even with problems on the disk. There is an important part of the method of backup/recovery for ddrescure which is this: "After ddrescue finishes the first pass and finishes splitting error areas, all of the sectors it could not read are not tried again. ddrescue quits at that point."
Aug
24
comment What exactly does sudo apt-get -f install do?
A you can thank the lord for it. When you have a broken package its like having a rock inside your shoe... and you are in a marathon... with bears riding sharks riding huge spiders. But thanks to this broken stuff gets fixed.
Aug
24
comment How can I preview HTML documents from the command line?
Nice! Looks very good indeed.
Aug
23
comment How can I permanently change the text size for gnome-terminal?
This is exactly what I do to get it permanently.
Aug
23
comment Can't find ALL wireless networks, just my neighbours
Can you provide a source for this problem you are mentioning. In my case it happens both scenarios. On one I can see like a million wireless hotspots. In the other I can see only the spot next to my room and thats it.
Aug
16
comment How to install XFCE (Xubuntu) from Ubuntu without uninstalling Ubuntu-Desktop
Accepted this answer since it works but gave a +1 to the rest since they do mention the problem about notify-osd. Thanks guys.
Aug
15
comment How I can extract files, name.iso.001 name.iso.002 and so on
Was going to say the same thing.
Aug
14
comment ubuntu appears in BIOS menu (UEFI)
I would certainly like one of those motherboards. An Ubuntu Board!
Aug
13
comment Are PPA's safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for?
Yes. It applies to any PPA. Remember that a PPA its just an easy way to update a program or group of programs via someone that takes it into their time to have them upgraded. So it is a place where someone dedicates his or her time for something to be updated or compatible with the latest/older system. But since it is a human that is doing it, there might be mistakes on the way.
Aug
13
comment What does each of these network services do
Very complete answer Rinzwind. Thank you.
Aug
12
comment What Mesa and X.ORG version will Ubuntu 11.10 use
That is one good find in the mailing list.
Aug
10
comment Does Ubuntu support 3TB or more hard drive sizes
jrg - A lof new techologies have arisen to attack this "Will die", "will loose all data" problems. I have 4 1TB hard drives that thanks to that technology they tell me how many bad sectors they have, the temperature, faulty problems, etc.. They even have alerts when the hard drive feels it could die soon, alerting the user to make a full backup as soon as possible. All of this was not available 10 years, 15 years ago. And more features are added to give a level of security to the user. The biggest applied example is dedicated servers with 1TB, 2TB spaces (Not RAID mode) and that says much.
Jul
27
comment How to split larger files into smaller parts?
Are you sure "This seems to be"?. Heck, it is the same exact thing. Except here is now with a bonus of "More examples and alternatives."
Jul
27
comment How to split larger files into smaller parts?
For what i know, Gzip (like tar) do not have an easy option to split the compressed file. In all cases i have seen them using the split command to "split" the compress file. So it would not be a command but a group of commands to achieve a single purpose which can be done with a single one like split or 7z. For the installation of 7Zip (which is the p7zip of p7zip-full package) it has never asked me for iirc ;).
Jul
26
comment How to split larger files into smaller parts?
Did not include rar since is not open source yet (As far as I know) and did not add Tar since I was looking for easy ways of doing the split.
Jul
26
comment How to split larger files into smaller parts?
There are several ways of splitting/joining a file before having to go to a program like this. I rather use the powerful options that linux offers and for splitting/merging files it has some pretty fast, safe ways of doing it.
Jul
25
comment How can I install Linux Kernel 3.0 in 11.04?
I really would recommend not to update. There are so many changes in the 3.0 version that it will sure break everything. Why not wait for Ubuntu 11.10. Having the latest does not mean it will be a good thing.