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by i017535
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Android?
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Andr

This is actually a very interesting idea though I am not site sure this would be something that would be available on the current implementations we are seeing on phones. It would different to have it function as a USB port as well. As it clearly works the other way around. But probably through a cu...
by i017535
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is laptop clusterring possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 12342

Re: Is laptop clusterring possible?

A typical cluster uses special programs to share loads. They do not seem to be of any use to a typical user. One of the old ways was to boot to Cluster knoppix or maybe Rocks cluster and set up some nodes. OpenMPI is one of the schemes. Sun used to have a pretty neat way to share computers over any ...
by i017535
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2475

Re: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?

This is OK for many of the newish distros. " Pentium M Processor 1.6GHz, and an Intel Pro Wireless 2915ABG Network connection. 752MB RAM, 40GB HDD with 29GB free." The problem seems to be a boot issue with one choice that can be fixed and the other issue is network. First you need to see if your dis...
by i017535
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General Server
Topic: script for samba to run to shutdown server?
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: script for samba to run to shutdown server?

Because I am trying to get this done with the ability to use ANYTHING that can access a simple samba share. I am currently writing this from a laptop logged into my server with XDMCP tunneled in SSH, which is beyond mere SSH. I have a myriad of means already, I just want one more. Besides, if I can ...
by i017535
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Security
Topic: change password without knowing current password?
Replies: 10
Views: 2650

Re: change password without knowing current password?

It would help (me) to have a couple of items of information:

1. Version of Linux (Slackware, Ubuntu, Fedora).
2. egrep 'root|admin' /etc/passwd
3. Are you running SELinux?


You might also wish to look at the following:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...on-error-2813/
by i017535
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Security
Topic: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?
Replies: 13
Views: 10407

Re: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?

I did try to research the problem but went off in the wrong direction (update manager instead of sudo) found this link after you mentioned sudo: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ro...t_sudo_timeout default timeout is 5 minutes and can be changed. now to see if this holds true next time I get an upd...
by i017535
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 1926

Re: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?

i would have to agree with 414N, most of the 'tracking' isn't done by the phone per-se, it is done by the service provider's network and in realms outside of your control. __________________ Micro$oft 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/gossip living with a windows pc is like having a poorly tuned musical instrume...
by i017535
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: What phones can run GNU/Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: What phones can run GNU/Linux?

I think your examples of Android phones that can't run new versions are not exactly Android's problem ... it's the hardware manufacturers putting ridiculously low amounts of memory in, and so on. I have an old computer with 16MB of RAM - runs Windows 95 perfectly well, but I can't install any Linux ...
by i017535
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Laptops / Netbooks / Minibooks
Topic: Sony Vaio and Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 5963

Re: Sony Vaio and Linux

My wife has a 3 year old VAIO (dont know the model off hand) running Fedora17 just fine, without issues. At least it came with an Intel wifi card which work out of the box with Linux - unlike the Broadcom plague that seems to be on most others. If you like Ubuntu, just go for it now that it is new a...
by i017535
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Linux Newbie
Topic: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Re: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!

Perhaps if you asked for help or gave evidence of why you think your machine was hacked rather than just posting command results someone could help. Personally, I would suggest you find out what the partitions on your hard drive are (I think there's a clue in a post above), recover any files you wan...

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