How to prepare linux computer for donation?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 25, 2012
I am interested in donating some of my computers.
What do you suggest I do in preparation?
- What would be the best way to wipe the HDD contents?
- Would it be best to donate without Linux on, or should I fresh install?
- If it is better to install Linux before donating, what types of users should I create? Any convention? I was thinking "Administrator" or something as the sudoer. What do vendors do when selling a new computer with Linux on?
Any suggestion is highly appreciated.
Thank you very much!
how to ssh to a home linux computer
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 22, 2011
The linux machine is under my home wireless network. ifconfig only shows local ip which is 192.168.1.101. Is there a way to ssh to it from outside? What is the real IP of this computer?
[SOLVED] How to browse files on a Linux computer from an Android phone using Bluetooth
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 5, 2013
I'm new to Bluetooth. I'd like to know if it's possible to browse my home directory (on my notebook) from my mobile phone, just like I can browse an FTP server, but using Bluetooth. (Not only sending and receiving files, but browsing directories.)
I'm using Debian sid on my notebook and Android with ES File Explorer on my phone.
If possible, I'd like to automate the connection so that I don't need to do anything on my notebook to establish it, once paired.
Thanks in advance,
how to set Computer name and workgroup name in linux
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 25, 2006
I want to Know ..how to set Computer name and WorkGroup name in linux...
to set Computer name ,
need to edit "/etc/hosts" file...and we need to specify..."name and domain"....is it right?
to set WorkGroup name:
what i have to do..?
please provide some inputs...
thanks in advance,
Can i run Windows and linux on the Same computer, and how? (NO LINUX EXPERIENCE)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 14, 2004
I'm new to the linux OS, and read about it in PC World and want to give it a try. I have windows 98, and want to have both OS's on my computer (old Pentium 2 model at 333mhz). I'm not sure how much space on the hard drive I will need (will check later) and I really just want to give Linux a shot. Also, how would you go about un-installing Linux (just in case I don't like it)?
How to move open office doc from Linux computer to Windows computer
location: linuxquestions.com - date: February 14, 2007
I am new to linux but have managed to set up an Edubuntu terminal server network for a local middle school.
However, I am now tryign to figure out how the students can move open office doc from the Linux computer to Windows computers they may need to use the documents with.
It seems the standard formatted floppy is not recognized by the Linux machine so I cannot copy the file off of the Linux machine to move to the Windows machine.
Hopefully this is just because I am new.
Any assistance is greatly appriciated.
How to programatically prevent linux computer from sleeping or turning on screensaver?
location: linuxexchange.com - date: July 19, 2015
While developing a small cross-platform game on C++, I got stuck with following issue: when players are playing with a USB gamepad without touching a keyboard or mouse, the computer sleeps automatically while they're playing.
In Windows, it can be done easily using SetThreadExecutionState function. In OS X, I think it can be done with UpdateSystemActivity but not tested yet.
But the problem is, in Linux there's nothing like a common API between DE's. I've found that in Gnome you can stop the auto-suspending by using DBus calls Inhibit() and Uninhibit(), but it works only for Gnome.
So, is there exists a programatically cross-DE way (or non-DE way, for example if user is using something like dwm or awesome wm) to prevent a Linux system (using Xorg and without root access of course) from sleeping or turning on screensaver without changing user configuration files?
PS: Don't think that it's too complicated, but don't know how unfortunately.
How to unblock Facebook from a Linux Computer?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 29, 2010
My husband blocked my computer from facebook. How can I unblock it?
How to reconnect to Ethernet interface on Linux computer?
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I am working with a small Linux computer that has an Ethernet interface on it.
Typically it has the lo "Local Loopback" interface on it & the eth0 "Ethernet" interface on it that does all of its Ethernet handling.
However, when I have ran the ifconfig command on it, my computer only recognized the lo interface on it and can't find its eth0 interface.
My Ethernet interface is built into the computer, so I don't think its an issue of hardware failing.
Is their some Linux command to rerecognize or scan for the Ethernet interface and try to find it?
How do I change the name of my OpenSUSE Linux computer?
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I have two systems on my desk which need better integration. I wish to get my OpenSUSE V12.1 system onto the college network, but when I attempt to join the domain, I get an error that claims the name of this machine is too long, and that it must be a name of 15 characters or less. Unfortunately, this machine is named "dynamic-mackeyke-msu". I want to shorten it up to something easier to type like "seismo67" so that I can join the college network domain for file sharing and printer sharing purposes.
I've combed through Yast, checked the Opensuse.org website, checked here with keyword search "change computer name" and "change system name", plus "rename linux computer" with no luck. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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