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Windows XP : command vs. cmd

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2007-01-14 02:15

I was asked by some dude online today as to what the difference was between typing command and cmd in the Start -> Run menu. To repeat my answer to him:

  • Typing command runs COMMAND.COM. Typing cmd runs cmd.exe.
  • command is basically the 16-bit command-line interface. It is essentially a legacy application. cmd, on the other hand is the 32-bit CLI, and is comparatively modern and more user friendly.

apache2: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-01-01 03:38

Setting up apache 2 on my Kubuntu box lead to the following error whenever I restarted the daemon:

apache2: Could not determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 127.0.1.1 for ServerName

The fix is to edit the conf file and add in the ServerName setting (as the error message requests). In other words,

sudo vi /etc/apache2/httpd.conf

followed by adding the following string:,

# ServerName is to be specified to avoid warning during reload
ServerName MYSERVER

I am not entirely sure about the status of the httpd.conf (vs. apache2.conf where the above line can also be inserted) file in Debian based distros.. Is it deprecated or something?

Virtualdub : mp3 compression limited to 56 Kbps

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2006-07-25 23:19

I am a big fan of VirtualDub. While my systems usually have the LAME encoder installed, this system (laptop, not mine) didn't. So, when I opened up the VirtualDub audio compression panel, I found that the maximum compression for the mp3 codec was limited to 56 Kbps. With the advent of VideoLAN etc., I've tried to keep separate codec installations to a minimum.

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