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August 29[edit]

wireless repeating laptop with one card on fedora[edit]

Hello, i need to reapeat a hotspot AP. I saw the «repeater» mode in iwconfig man page. I tried it.

ip link set wlp2S0 down
iwconfig wlp2s0 mode repeater ap XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
ifconfig wlp2s0 up

All exit code are equal to 0, but the driver does'nt report the association as it does in managed mode, and don't see any SSID with less powerful cards on other devices nearby the laptop repeater.

iwconfig alone report that it is associated with the MAC address but it don't seem to be the case.

I also don't if it normal I can't use DHCP in that mode.

Hope you'll help. (talk) 00:46, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Does someone recognize this font?[edit]

Here in this interesting nutritionist article. (where the Abstract is).

and by the way, is there any way to "unveil" the type of font? thanks. Ben-Natan (talk) 00:56, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

There are tons of suggestions here on how to determine a font used in a PDF file. --.Yellow1996.(ЬMИED¡) 01:23, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
I think that's a Frutiger font. Looie496 (talk) 02:52, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Here's a few that suggested: [1], [2],[3]. SemanticMantis (talk) 15:03, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Depends on your PDF viewer, but with my version od Adobe Reader, File, Properties, Fonts tells me which fonts are used in the document. --Phil Holmes (talk) 17:51, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it lists three font families, but that one is clearly Frutiger. Looie496 (talk) 22:06, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
It's actually Myriad Pro, a standard Adobe font. Don't know why the doc states it's Frutiger; it look nothing like it. Edokter (talk) — 12:49, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Picture zoom on Sony Walkman (Digital Media Player)...[edit]

Hey guys, I've got a Sony Walkman (apparently a "series S" according to the top picture on that article - it resembles the one on the far right.) Music? I still use the old casette one from the 80's. ;) Video? Works great - very admirable for such a small device. Pictures? There's my problem. I can view them fine, but I can't figure out how to zoom in at all. I have some comics that I would like to view on it, but the text is just too small to read. I've got my PSP as a backup (tested) just in case. There must be a way to do this, as you can zoom in on videos; it must be trivial to zoom in on pictures. Any ideas? Thanks! --.Yellow1996.(ЬMИED¡) 01:16, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

To answer my own question - after lots of looking around, it seems this isn't possible. That's too bad; at least I have my PSP to do this on. --.Yellow1996.(ЬMИED¡) 18:20, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Safe Firefox Download[edit]

As a followup to my question about youtube downloads, where it was suggested above I use Firefox, I have been trying to download the browser. Both sites (the second was through CNET) ended up giving me downloads with trojan horses, and optional software that I could decline. Can anyone suggest a direct link to a safe Firefox download? (I know to do a custom install to avoid the unwanted "goodies") Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 18:59, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Why not go straight to the source? If you're on Linux, you can also install from the repositories. WegianWarrior (talk) 19:07, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, I may not look that stupid, but I couldn't find that link at google for the life of me. Thanks. μηδείς (talk) 19:46, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
You were probably just over thinking it. is the top hit for /official firefox download/ and /firefox download/ and /firefox/. If that isn't what you get, maybe you have some weird cookies or malware messing with your google searches? SemanticMantis (talk) 20:38, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
It takes me less time to type or as URLs than as search-engine queries. I happen to already know that these are the official websites for the software and its official organizational distributor; but in case I forget (or if I didn't know these URLs in the first place), the Wikipedia article on Firefox can easily enlighten me. Nimur (talk) 21:14, 29 August 2013 (UTC)