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by i2ambler
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Android?
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

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

I've just found this thread while researching this exact issue. I want to be able to play the video (mp4) files from my car dashcam's SD card on my HTC Desire HD phone while I'm out & about. To this end, I have ordered these two items from Amazon: 1: USB A 2.0 female to Micro USB B male Connector Ad...
by i2ambler
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is laptop clusterring possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 11886

Re: Is laptop clusterring possible?

In some ways, yes, but laptops/notebooks tend to have much poorer cooling that desktops. So running laptops @ high load 24/7 the way that almost all folders do is risker with a laptop than a desktop. Besides that, GPUs do more works than CPUs these days (*edit- as far as folding@home goes), laptops ...
by i2ambler
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2196

Re: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?

>>it is recommended to have the laptop connected with a wired connection during the install. Well, that's assuming the installer is able to use the wired connection itself! And does the Debian installer support "live mode" and dual booting, or is it going to be expecting to use the whole HDD by defa...
by i2ambler
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Security
Topic: change password without knowing current password?
Replies: 10
Views: 2383

Re: change password without knowing current password?

Two (or N) users with the same UID is truly better worded as "one user". For linux, users with the same UID are the same user, no matter if they have different passwords, homes or whatever else. The file ownerships are stored by UID, not by user name. That means that any file belonging to a given UI...
by i2ambler
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Security
Topic: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?
Replies: 13
Views: 10036

Re: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?

The password policies are never changed, since they are inherent to the Linux system. If you want to make system wide changes on your system (which includes updating software) you always need root privileges for that. There may be the possibility to change the update system to get root privileges wi...
by i2ambler
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Linux Newbie
Topic: Nebie with RSYNC
Replies: 6
Views: 9702

Re: Nebie with RSYNC

These command seems to backup only the recent made changes from source to destination folder

# rsync -zavi root@ipadress:/source /destination

That's awesome... Thanks for the help!
by i2ambler
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Should you install Linux alongside Windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Should you install Linux alongside Windows?

Ok, I think I know what you have been doing. I've posted some rather lengthy replies here in this thread urging you to try running a linux distro from a live USB flash device, if anything to give it a fair shake. I've even included detailed instructions for creating a Live Linux USB. You seem to not...
by i2ambler
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:14 am
Forum: Drivers
Topic: How to format a thumb drive back to NTFS?
Replies: 1
Views: 773

How to format a thumb drive back to NTFS?

I had to use my thumb drive to upload files to a Mac, so I reformatted the drive to FAT32. Now I'm trying to get it back to NTFS so I can use again on my Win 7 machine, but the drive is not even showing up in My Computer. The Drive shows in Device Manager and in Disk Management, but offers me no opt...
by i2ambler
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to save to foders in Windows Live Mail
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Re: How to save to foders in Windows Live Mail

It's a long time since i used Livemail but have you checked under settings? You might find a setting to change the default download folder or similar?

This FAQ 'might' be of some help too...
by i2ambler
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't open PDF files in windows 7
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Can't open PDF files in windows 7

I have installed,uninstalled and install adobe reader again,and get acrobat failed to connect to a DDE server message.Could open PDF files when we had xp on other computer but not able to science we got windows 7 on new computer.Have not been able to save and open in another window either.Can create...

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