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comment Flash debug player installation problem
THANK YOU! I spent several frustrating hours on this answer... it is now working. +100 if I could.
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accepted How to tell what applications are accessing the hard drive and how frequently?
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comment How can I disable Hibernate completely in Kubuntu?
Great answer! Very thorough.. Thanks for posting what you found. Extending on it, this script (from the bug report you linked) cleanly stops both hibernate and suspend. Editing to do just one of them is also trivial.
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comment How can I disable Hibernate completely in Kubuntu?
+1 This (and disabling suspend) is a very important question for anyone running OCZ Vertex2 drives... suspend/hibernate can instantly obliterate the drive with no hope of recovering a single byte. :(
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comment What do the different colors mean in the terminal?
That eval script showing the output color representation for each type is brilliant... thanks!
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comment How to recover deleted files?
@psusi - "can hose the whole disk"??! With a read-only operation? I don't get your argument, or what has you so paranoid. extundelete does not "manipulate the disk". The worst possible thing I can imagine happening is that extundelete expects an unmounted/static partitition and if, while reading the journal info, the lazily unmounted disk changes due to processes that had files open, extundelete may get confused and the recovery may fail. "possibly failed recovery" != "hosed disk". If it does fail, shut down, pray shutdown doesn't trash your lost data, and use a livecd as you suggest.
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comment How to recover deleted files?
@psusi - It is absolutely untrue to say that it doesn't help!! umount -l prevents any new files from being opened/created and written (web caches and such). However, it does not prevent existing opened files from still being written to (ie: it does not close existing files). You suggest shutting down, but I think a lazy unmount will (most of the time) result in less written files, depending on the partition in question. On that note, it is best is to have extundelete installed already, and if not, make sure to install it to some partition other than the one you are trying to recover!
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answered How to recover deleted files?
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revised How do I clean up my harddrive?
Rewrite to simplify and acknowledge gdmap.
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answered How do I clean up my harddrive?
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comment How to tell what applications are accessing the hard drive and how frequently?
Looks great... although no standard repo package for it. Link is here for anyone else looking.
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