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Free solution to sync your folder between PC and External HDD

Recently into photography and wish to backup all my photo. Store them in internal hdd seems very dangerous since my HDD is now 5 years old, it might spoil anytime. So the best is to keep at least a copy to external hdd. Manually copy and update them everytime is driving me to hell. 

So, a sync tool is definitely the way to go. 

My requirement is simple, it only require the do the following

Task that will pair between 2 folders, one in PC and one in External HDDSynchronization must be 2 way.If possible, free

After some research, I found one and it is coming from Microsoft. It seems promising. The Microsoft SyncToy.

I also found another free software call DirSync Pro, it give you more flexibility and more option, hence more complex. I installed it but haven't try it yet.

Right now  SyncToy seems doing pretty good. Will stick with it for now.

Installing Wifi Module for Dell Inspiron with Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 chipset

It was quite surprise that after installed linux Mint 14 Cinnamon edition, I'm having problem to connect to my home wifi. The Wifi Module is not working.

Wifi problem have long gone in Ubuntu ( at least for me) since I last manually installing them and I'm not even remember how should I configure them.


Anyway, to solve the wifi problem, first I need to know the wifi module chipset, then find the resolution via our mighty friend google.

Open terminal and type lspci.
Locate the network controller, in my case:

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
After that, update the module package as suggested.

peiwei@linuxmint  ~ $ apt-get update  peiwei@linuxmint ~ $ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
Check Yes when asked for dependencies, restart and you are done.

Thanks nuno_nunes for his resolution.

Original link: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/846