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    Re: HOWTO: Set Up an NTP Server

    So, you're not using NTP... Rather, you're just using the Guest Additions (and guest additions parameters) to keep time synchronized, right?

    It's a good method, for VMs.

    Mike
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    Wow, that's ballsy. :) I'm glad it worked, though! Where'd you find your modified BIOS, for future reference?

    Mike
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    I'm honestly not sure. Did you try it?

    Mike
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    [SOLVED] Re: .txt Compression Problem

    It doesn't want to change the file because apparently it's a symbolic link (or has a link to it). Try to create a NEW file with the following:


    gzip -c file > newfile.gz

    Alternatively, you can...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    Oh, that's a good idea.



    What bad luck! I'm not sure of any easy way to hack around this (there MAY be, but I'd be reluctant to start changing the files they provide). Good luck when the new...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    You're welcome. :)



    Oh, okay! I think we can fix that problem.



    /dev/sdb is the identifier for the device (the whole drive), /dev/sdb1 is the identifier for the partition. In these...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    I believe that "USB HDD" is the same as any USB device with a bootable filesystem. So it could be either.



    We unmount the USB drive, because "dd" is copying a new filesystem and files to the...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    Oh, that's because it's FAT16. Try with -t vfat, like so:


    sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb

    I think that it still should have done it right, it's just whining.



    Yeah, that's a very...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    Hi rocksockdoc,

    That's quite a detailed description! So, going through:



    That sounds reasonable to me.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Environment Variable explained...

    You can also use TWO "&&" characters between the commands. Each approach has subtle differences, though.

    (1) Using & characters will execute all commands IN PARALLEL, so if you want the commands...
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    [ubuntu] Re: flowchart generator

    DDD's going to operate on the program dynamically (i.e. with real program inputs).

    If you're more interested in the dynamic behavior of a program, rather than the static properties of the code,...
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    Re: Can I give away copies of Ubuntu for free?

    Sort of... It's now (and very recently) become legal to circumvent the protection “solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose...
  13. Re: HOWTO: Extend the Life of Your Thinkpad's Battery (tp_smapi)

    That's true. This tutorial is pretty much no longer needed, or at the very least deprecated. I will update it soon so that it doesn't mislead any newcomers.

    Thanks,
    Mike
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Computer will not power off and keeps re starting

    Well, I'm not sure what the problem is. However, if you want to try turning off ACPI, I can tell you how to do that (at least under Grub, I'm not sure if it's changed recently for Grub2).

    You're...
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    Re: How to Upgrade the Thinkpad x61 BIOS

    Wow, that's quite a jump... I'm glad it worked for you!



    Thanks for the info!

    Mike
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu require matinance?

    Your memory looks fine! That's certainly not an issue at this point.

    Mike
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does Ubuntu require matinance?

    Yes and no... Of course, over time your system will accrue junk -- log files will grow to unmanageable sizes, you'll accumulate a long list of kernel revisions in /boot, you may install thousands...
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    [SOLVED] Re: /boot is full !!!!

    What kind of filesystem is on it? If you want to avoid running out of space again, you could always expand your /boot partition. Most filesystems are growable, and many new ones are shrinkable.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: awk language reference book

    What are you using awk for? I have no experience with any of the books, but you mostly see awk used in conjunction with sed... I saw some books on Amazon which acknowledge this loose coupling and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSH key problem

    IF you know that the machine you're going after has definitely changed its SSH keys, or you're just a naturally trusting person, then delete its line from ~/.ssh/known_hosts.

    Heck, you can delete...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Is there anything for Ubuntu like this?

    Some sort of tunnelling would be more of a direct solution: you connect all of the wifi devices to Hilton's Wifi network, use SSH/DNS tunneling to send their traffic through an external computer,...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Is there anything for Ubuntu like this?

    To be perfectly clear, you have a free hardwired connection, connected to a laptop (running Ubuntu) with a wireless NIC. You want to be able to share the free connection with OTHER wireless enabled...
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    [ubuntu] Re: basic question on shell script

    Your post had too many words for me to read right now, and it looks like somebody answered it anyway. I just wanted to chime in the unwanted tidbit that FFTW is made of C code autogenerated by an...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Nervous with second thoughts... few questions

    Well, it's hard to get an answer that will apply uniformly to EVERYBODY, but I've found that heavily accessed disks start failing at 1-3 years.

    For normal usage, I'd say probably 5-?, but it's...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Nervous with second thoughts... few questions

    I guess that depends on how much DATA you're planning on having, and how much GAME STUFF you're planning on having.

    Hard drives have a fairly limited lifespan (1-5 years, probably 3 average if you...
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