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Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
If I understood your exchange with @Anthon restarting the machine (or X) works for a time but it fails again later. That is very diagnostic of a display chip set damaged by overheating. It can easily cost as much to replace the chips as it would to get a new machine. Also, even if the chips were replaced there could be a design defect with the cooling system which can cause the GPU to fail again. Vacuum all the ventilation holes in the laptop and if that doesn't work, consider getting a new one. Sorry.
Oct
5
comment Weird vertical bar on my desktop
I second @DavidKohen hypothesis that it is a GPU hardware fault. Swap out the GPU to test the hypothesis.
Oct
5
comment What is my sudo password?
You, user derek, may not have sudo permissions; ask your sysadmin. In your comment you gave a weird error message "hello is not in the sudoers file" I thought our hypothetical user:password was derek:hello; I would expect an error "derek is not in the sudoers file" but sudoers never contains passwords.
Oct
5
answered What is my sudo password?
Oct
3
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
Weird. I'm going with the "demonic possession hypothesis". Be careful if your toaster starts acting up. ;)
Oct
3
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
more descriptive title
Oct
3
answered how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
Oct
2
revised how to shuffle characters of strings in bash?
code blocking and grammar
Oct
2
comment Why doesn't Ctrl+R do anything in Ubuntu's terminal?
If possible, take gnome-terminal out of the path and try the GUI gvim. If ^R doesn't work there, then xev will show you the KeyPress and KeyRelease events. If xev doesn't show a keysym CONTROL and keysym r, contact an exorcist.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised cd and ls behave differently when inside a softlink to a dir
added 1 character in body
Sep
29
answered cd and ls behave differently when inside a softlink to a dir
Sep
21
comment Why thepiratebay.se showing the content of /var/www/index.html?
Your internet provider may be redirecting thepiratebay.se to localhost.
Sep
13
comment Avoid mutt sending mail with too many entries in To: or Cc: fields
Handling these test in the MUA may be was the OP was asking for, unfortunately, it's very easy to subvert. I can talk to sendmail directly. I can telnet to port 25 and talk to the MUA through a pipe. If I have a no telnet to the MTA but I have a compiler, I can easily write a program that talks to port 25. All this points to the MTA as being the proper place for filtering.
Sep
6
answered How do you fire a sequence of commands at the command tool?
Sep
5
comment Automatically put an alias into ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc
@WillianPaixao not quite. The source command in this answer makes the alias immediately available, which your's does not. That's not an earth-shattering difference, but is is better than "logout and login again".
Aug
28
awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
comment Unable to capture trace with -w option
Do you know if eth2 has traffic on it? ifconfig -i can answer that.
Jul
27
comment Volume too quiet at maximum
I don't know the answer. I do know that manufacturers play pretty fast and loose with their printed specifications and speaker resistance, everything else being equal, should work in direct proportionality to current and voltage. But other things aren't equal and sound equipment manufacturers either a) like to hide these difference or b) don't know how to conveniently characterize these differences or c) like to play the marketing game of a bigger/smaller number is better/worse than another number.
Jul
27
answered Volume too quiet at maximum