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Posted on: Nov 16 2008, 08:12 AM


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You may need to install the driver and then recondifugre. nvidia provide a custom toolo for this, run (as root) nvidia-settings - It will not only allow you to change stabdard X settings like resolution and colour depth but also nvidia-specific settings like twinview and digital vibrance.

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  Forum: Hardware Support · Post Preview: #30700 · Replies: 3 · Views: 6,739

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Posted on: Mar 16 2008, 07:57 AM


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Fedora is my current favourite, at least since Mandriva went all commercial. My friend (also new to Linux) is currently in love with OpenSuse so maybe look at that.
  Forum: General Discussion · Post Preview: #30085 · Replies: 2 · Views: 6,526

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Posted on: Mar 16 2008, 07:55 AM


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Not Linux but GNU/Linux :-)

I suppose this really depends what you consider to be an operating system - TBH I think calling it Fedora OS is acceptable, even if a huge part of the "actual" OS is Linux, GNU/Linux or whatever else anyone wants to call it.

It does raise the question - Where does the operating system end?
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #30084 · Replies: 4 · Views: 4,932

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Posted on: Mar 7 2008, 06:29 AM


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You could create a different user to run Apache under, then give that user necessary permissions. I think I added my Apache user to the list of sudoers (no password required) so that it cold access certain log files - You could try something similar.
  Forum: Programming in Linux · Post Preview: #30051 · Replies: 1 · Views: 4,523

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Posted on: Feb 4 2008, 06:57 AM


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QUOTE
YOU GO DRINK YOUR JOLLY GOOD TEA, WITH YOUR STUPID ENGLISH ACCENT!!!!


I had a lovely cup of tea on Brighton pier, thank you for your concern over my tea-related well being. I'm afraid I was unable to find my stupid English accent, so I made do with my usual one instead. I do declare that I feel another tea-break coming on. Tally-ho!
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Posted on: Feb 2 2008, 03:42 AM


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I WOULD have continued to help you this morning (yes, there is a fairly large time difference between us) I do not appreciate all-caps personal messages requesting that I "ANSWER [your] FREAKING QUESTION". Since you are rude, I am now an Englishman scorned, and I am going to Brighton today to visit my friend from Malawi: No, I will not answer your "freaking" question and will instead leave you with the post-event advice, that you should have had a backup
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #29922 · Replies: 6 · Views: 6,110

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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:55 PM


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Hmm - Have you tried mounting the file share and using your normal file browser? For windows shares: "mount //server/share /mnt/place_to_mount_it -t smb" (or something like that)

Once it has been mounted, I/O is handled by the kernel, so the fact that it is actually a network drive should be invisible to user applications.
  Forum: Life after Windoze · Post Preview: #29918 · Replies: 3 · Views: 9,422

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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:52 PM


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I think I patched a kernel once, to make it work with VMware. I'm afraid I am a failure as a "support specialist" though, because not only do I not compile my own kernels routinely, I don't even remember how :-(

Don't the patches come with instructions? I would be at a total loss if it were not for instructions...
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #29917 · Replies: 2 · Views: 3,210

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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:45 PM


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Looks like your boot loader is borked. I would reinstall it.

Also, and I'm very sorry about this, it is just because I am a grammar Nazi, the present-simple form of "to go" is "goes".
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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:41 PM


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I suspect you have downloaded a source version of Wesnoth. It needs to be compiled before you can run it. However, I personally don't like compiling things (and I am a computer science undergrad) and would instead reccomend that you try to find a precompiled package, which is what Synaptic tries to do (by looking various "software repositories"). Quite a lot of distributors do provide precompiled Wesnoth packages. I haven't use an Eee before though - Do you know what distribution you have?
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #29915 · Replies: 1 · Views: 2,770

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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:38 PM


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Maybe a missing or misconfigured shell? Normally I would expect an error message to that effect though...
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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:36 PM


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Well done - Glad you got it working

* Closing *

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Posted on: Feb 1 2008, 05:34 PM


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Laptops can be a bit iffy when it comes to implementing hardware that conforms to any kind of a specification. Try booting with some extra kernel parameters.

To do so:
When booting the PC, press a key to go to the list of oerpating systems.
Select the Fedora option, and press e for edit
Select the first line and add "noapic acpi=off" to the end of it
Press enter to save the line and then B to boot

You may find that power management is unavailable if it works though.
  Forum: Technical Support · Post Preview: #29912 · Replies: 1 · Views: 2,639

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Posted on: Jan 21 2008, 02:15 PM


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If you use P2P then other users can see your IP address - But that is the same with any communication across the internet (this forum stores your IP address, although it is not visible to most users). That would hold true for any file, not just certain ones. An IP address can be used to subpoena your ISP for your information. Linux will not stop that.

You generally won't need to worry about Spyware - Nobody makes Spyware for Linux, there isn't much money in it.
  Forum: Life after Windoze · Post Preview: #29860 · Replies: 7 · Views: 15,193

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Posted on: Jan 20 2008, 12:19 PM


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VMware does not provide direct hardware access. I seriously doubt Linux can see your ethernet card, it is far more likely it is seeing the virtual card that VMware provides. If that is the case, then using the virtual card will probably allow you acess to any networks that your laptop is connected to (depending on how VMware is set up).

VMware has several network modes:
- Host only - Means that the virtual machine can only communicate with the local machine (and other virtual machines running on it)
- NAT - Will allow full access, but your virtual machines will share an IP with the host machine
- Bridged - Your virtual machines act like individual machines on the network (I think this is the default)

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Posted on: Jan 20 2008, 12:15 PM


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You may need drivers for your video card though. - nVidia and ATI both provide drivers to take advantage of acceleration - But the open source drivers should support more than 800x600 - I would check to make sure that you selected the right card.
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Posted on: Jan 20 2008, 12:13 PM


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1) Yes - Kopete or GAIM are both multi-protocol IM clients
2) mmmm - Maybe. I would keep a dual-boot for windows games though
3) You don't really need AV, but it is available. Better safe than sorry, I run it every month or so (more frequently on servers)
4) K3B is an excellent CD/DVD burner that rivals Nero (which, incidentally, now has a linux version, too). Limewire runs on Linux! (I prefer Frostwire though)

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Posted on: Jan 20 2008, 12:09 PM


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hmm - I've never had that problem before. Flood control may only be enabled for new users. I'll look into it (this may take a while - bear with me)

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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 04:22 PM


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Hmm - Maybe try a different kernel or version of tvtime.

The fact that you can use it fine from another program does suggest that it is probably tvtime at fault - Or at least something that tvtime does but other tuners don't - Could be related to the graphics driver (video overlay?) or i suppose a bug in the tuner driver itself.

I guess if you were feeling brave you could try running a debugger on it and seeing where it hangs, that might point you in the right direction or allow you to file a bug report; short of that there is only guess work to go on.

I don't really know what to suggest

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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 08:05 AM


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Ah - It sounds like you have installed grub (a boot loader) on the 500gb (primary) drive, which is looking for files on the 200gb (slave) drive. You need to reinstall the windows boot loader, which you can do using a windows XP rescue disk, or by somehow booting windows first. It IS possible to do it by plugging the drive into another computer that is running XP, but I have only done it once and I couldn't tell you how (I was in a computer lab in Malawi, with nothing but trial-and-error to rely on).

If you install another distro with the 500b attacthed, it should overwrite the old boot loader with its own, which should also allow you to boot windows.

Essentially, you just erased some files that GRUB needs to start your computer when you formatted Ubuntu - You can either restore a windows boot loader, or you can put another Linux one in there.
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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 08:00 AM


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I guess you mean Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5? (Red Hat 5 is veeeeery old)

Could you post the output of the "lspci" and "dmesg" commands?

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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 07:57 AM


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Generally, you don't need to bump things a day after you post - We (sadly) don't have the volume of traffic to push your post off of the front page in that time scale - Maybe bump after a week. Regardless of when, you don't need to re-quote whole original post :-)

Anyway, in answer to your question:

I think you need to remove the "root" portion of each line - The user which a command runs under is determined by whose "crontab" (type "man 5 crontab" for more info) the command is listed in. In this case, the "root" is being interpreted as part of the command that you want to execute (obviously it isn't actually a command, hence the error) rather than information about who to do it as.

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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 07:48 AM


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If it is causing a proper lockup,then it would suggest a dodgy driver or even some dodgy hardware. Does the tuner work on other distros/OSes?

After the lock-up, can you press ctrl-alt-F1 to go to the console? If you start tvtime from a console(eg KDE's "konsole" program, by running "tvtime") do you get any errors there?

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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 07:45 AM


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If your CD doesn't autostart, you might find it in "/media/cdrom" (maybe /mnt/cdrom - Maybe some variation on the two)
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Posted on: Jan 17 2008, 07:43 AM


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I'm afraid not - However, you might try freshmeat.net or sourceforge.net as a good place to start looking.

http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=guitar&....x=0&Go.y=0
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