I recently had a problem where my Arch Linux Fn sound volume keys quit working. I looked high and low and could not find a solution.
head space and timing
This is a military term related to ensuring the bolt and head space for the M2 .50 caliber machine gun are in alignment. This must be done correctly, or the weapon can explode during operation. It also means a person who’s screwed something up because they failed to check what they were doing before they did it.
~ head space and timing, Urban Dictionary
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You need the Dell service tag number for a computer, but the machine is not currently in tech’s possession. However, it is up and on the domain.
From a command prompt (does not need to be admin), type:
wmic /user:\administrator /node: bios get serialnumber
Substitute the remote computer’s name for <domain> if logging in as local administrator.
It will prompt for the administrator’s password for the remote computer, and, hopefully, spit out the info you need.
Network issues can interfere with this, though, so if you don’t succeed at first, try again at a later time.