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How can I see which Flash Player version is installed?

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Flash Player is a plugin you install on your computer that works with your web browser so you can view Flash content. It is commonly used to view content that was created on the Adobe Flash platform.

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Wireless on the command line

Connecting to wireless access points completely from the command line in linux using the built-in tools is not actually very complicated. The hardest part about it is turning off whatever “friendly” wireless/network managers your system is already running.

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How to add users to vboxusers

So I want to use my flashdrive in Windows XP, which I am currently running in Virtualbox, but when I open up the settings to enable usb usage, I get an error…

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Find RAM details (size, make, speed, slots, etc.) in Linux/Unix

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This is our third post on getting hardware information. In this post we will see how to get RAM details such as size, speed, make, maximum capacity allowed RAM etc. 2-pages.

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How to test microphone with Audio Linux Sound Architecture ALSA

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Sometime a need comes to test microphone for use with VOIP applications such us Skype. The simplest and easiest way to test microphone (MIC) on your linux system is to use default alsa tools which come with alsa sound system package.

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How do I configure swappiness? & What is Swappiness?

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Most of Linux users that have installed a distribution before, must have noticed the existence of the “swap space” during the partitioning phase (it is usually found as the lastest of all hard disk partitions).

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How to display or show information about a Linux Kernel module or drivers

The modinfo extracts information from the Linux Kernel modules given on the command line. This is not just useful to find out about information about loaded modules but it can be used to identify modules inserted by crackers/hackers (try less /proc/modules).

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Change Mod1 key to the Windows key in DWM config.h

Dwm’s documentation refers to Mod1 as the modifier key that you must press to issue commands to it. On most keyboards, Mod1 is mapped to the left Alt key. Most new keyboards now come equipped with the Windows key…

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How to chroot into linux distro on disk when you can't boot via grub

Assumption 1: Your distro is installed on /dev/sda1 but is not accessible via grub.
Assumption 2: /dev/sda1 is the root partition, and you do not have a separate boot partition.
Goal: reinstall grub in mbr of /dev/sda…

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Make Bootable CD using K3b Make Bootable CD using K3b

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There have been a lot of questions on forums on the internet on how to make a bootable CD using debian. I am here to tell you that it can be done using K3b. Lets get to work.

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