1. Post #41
    Terrible Mustache Aficionado
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    November 2010
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    Which is better, libre office or open office?
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  2. Post #42
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    February 2008
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    libreoffice.
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  3. Post #43
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    July 2007
    20 Posts
    I'm trying to compile giver 0.1.8 on Sabayon linux, since it's not in the repo, but when I run ./configure it says that the avahi-sharp package is missing; I did install the avahi 0.6.3 package from the repo but it still says it's not there, any suggestions?
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  4. Post #44
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    avahi-sharp isn't a part of avahi, as far as I know.
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  5. Post #45
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    May 2010
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    So i'm having a problem running steam under WINE. It used to work on Ubuntu 10.10 but after upgrading it just closes after it says 'Connecting steam account:' Here is the log:

    Code:
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200c4, filter=0x32d588,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle!
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 2, 0x32d94c, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 3, 0x32d950, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 4, 0x32d954, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 2, 0x32da8c, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 3, 0x32da90, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 4, 0x32da94, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 2, 0x32d514, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 3, 0x32d518, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 4, 0x32d51c, 4) stub
    err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly
    fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported
    I've tried with both latest and PlayOnLinux wine versions, but no dice.

    The computer is a vaio CW series laptop, and it does have graphics problems with Ubuntu's nouveau drivers. I'm using nVidia's drivers and can play both native and some wine games properly.
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  6. Post #46
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    November 2007
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    So i'm having a problem running steam under WINE. It used to work on Ubuntu 10.10 but after upgrading it just closes after it says 'Connecting steam account:' Here is the log:

    Code:
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used
    fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationA (hwnd=0x200c4, filter=0x32d588,flags=0x00000004) returns a fake device notification handle!
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 2, 0x32d94c, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 3, 0x32d950, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x100ea, 4, 0x32d954, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 2, 0x32da8c, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 3, 0x32da90, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10126, 4, 0x32da94, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 2, 0x32d514, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 3, 0x32d518, 4) stub
    fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10130, 4, 0x32d51c, 4) stub
    err:winediag:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly
    fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported
    I've tried with both latest and PlayOnLinux wine versions, but no dice.

    The computer is a vaio CW series laptop, and it does have graphics problems with Ubuntu's nouveau drivers. I'm using nVidia's drivers and can play both native and some wine games properly.
    What version of WINE exactly?

    Ubuntu won't be running the latest version of it, even if updated from the repos.
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  7. Post #47
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    May 2010
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    What version of WINE exactly?

    Ubuntu won't be running the latest version of it, even if updated from the repos.
    1.2.2, and yeah, from the repo's. I'll try getting it from WineHQ
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  8. Post #48
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    August 2007
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    I've always had a few problems with Steam on Wine, in Arch, I assume it's quite an up to date version, though. My chat windows sometimes won't open so I have to manually minimize/maximize for it to work again, sometimes they disappear completely and I have to restart steam.
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  9. Post #49
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    May 2010
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    The same thing happens although this time I get this at the end:

    Code:
    fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
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  10. Post #50
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Anyone know if the broadcom-wl drivers already work on Fedora 15?
    I use it on my Fedora 15 laptop. I use akmod-wl though. It builds the module based on the kernel you're running rather than being specific to one kernel like kmod-wl is.

    You do have to have the RPM Fusion Repository of course.
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  11. Post #51
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    :smith:
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  12. Post #52
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
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    You uh gotta install the virtualbox guest additions first...
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  13. Post #53
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    August 2010
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    I use it on my Fedora 15 laptop. I use akmod-wl though. It builds the module based on the kernel you're running rather than being specific to one kernel like kmod-wl is.

    You do have to have the RPM Fusion Repository of course.
    I already made that mistake once and by god, I'm not gonna make it again!
    That is, not having the RPMfusion repos.
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  14. Post #54
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    May 2008
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    I've just found out that the -j flag for make does not have to be proportional to the amount of cores you have. Compiling is a lot faster, so I guess I'll try to start Gentoo up again.
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  15. Post #55
    Conservative Cunt who fucking loves piss
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    November 2007
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    Wrote my first real shell script

    #!/bin/bash
    quiet=0
    trans=0
    while [ "$#" -gt 1 ]; do
    	case $1 in
    		-q )
    			quiet=1;;
    		-t )
    			trans=1;;
    	        *  )		
    			echo "Unrecognized parameter: $1"
    			exit 1;;
    	esac
    shift
    done
    if [ $# = 0 ]
    then
    	echo "png: missing file operand"
    	echo "syntax: png (-q) file.png"
    	exit 1
    else
    	rm -f ~/opt/*
    	cp $1 ~/opt/orig.png
    	cd ~/opt
    	if [ $trans -eq 0 ]
    	then
    		cp orig.png orig2.png
    	else
    		convert orig.png -background white -flatten +matte orig2.png
    	fi
    	cp orig2.png pngout.png
    	cp orig2.png 2.png
    	cp orig2.png all.png
    	echo -n "(First)  pngout... "
    	pngout -q -y pngout.png
    	cp pngout.png firstcycle.png
    	echo -n "optipng... "
    	optipng -q firstcycle.png
    	echo -n "advpng... "
    	advpng -q -z -4 firstcycle.png
    	echo -n "pngcrush..."
    	pngcrush -q -brute firstcycle.png 2.png > /dev/null 2>&1
    	echo "Done!"
    
    	echo -n "(Second) pngout... "
    	pngout -q -y 2.png
    	echo -n "optipng... "
    	optipng -q -o7 2.png
    	echo -n "advpng... "
    	advpng -q -z -4 2.png
    	echo -n "pngcrush... "
    	pngcrush -q -brute 2.png all.png > /dev/null 2>&1
    	echo "Done!"
    
    	if [ $quiet -eq 0 ]
    	then
    		cp orig2.png optipng.png
    		cp orig2.png pngcrush.png
    		cp orig2.png advpng.png
    
    		echo -n "(Test)   pngout... optipng... "
    		optipng -q -o7 optipng.png
    		echo -n "advpng... "
    		advpng -q -z -4 advpng.png
    		echo -n "pngcrush... "
    		pngcrush -q -brute orig.png pngcrush.png > /dev/null 2>&1
    		echo "Done!"
    	else
    		echo "(Test)   omit..."
    	fi
    	rm -f 2.png
    	cd - > /dev/null 2>&1
    	cp ~/opt/all.png $1
    	echo " "
    	echo "Done!"
    	if [ $trans -eq 0 ]
    	then
    		echo "Transparency preserved."
    	else
    		echo "!!! Transparency removed. !!!"
    	fi
    	echo " "
    	stat --format="  The original file....%s bytes" ~/opt/orig.png
    	if [ $quiet -eq 0 ]
    	then
    		stat --format="  PNGOUT's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/pngout.png
    		stat --format="  advpng's file........%s bytes" ~/opt/advpng.png
    		stat --format="  OptiPNG's file.......%s bytes" ~/opt/optipng.png
    		stat --format="  pngcrush's file......%s bytes" ~/opt/pngcrush.png
    	else
    		echo "lol" > /dev/null 2>&1
    	fi
    	stat --format="  First cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/firstcycle.png
    	stat --format="  Final cycle's file...%s bytes" ~/opt/all.png
    	echo " "
    	exit 0
    fi

    Function: Optimize a PNG file (Reduce size losslessly).

    Four output files are created, one measuring the efficiency of each program on its own, for testing purposes, and one in which all four are run in turn. For speed, the test iterations can be omitted with parameter -q.


    Four programs must be installed:[list][*]pngcrush[*]optipng[*]advpng (available in advancecomp package on Ubuntu)[*]pngout (nonfree, download for linux at link)[/list]
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  16. Post #56
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    August 2010
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    How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?
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  17. Post #57
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    March 2005
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    How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?
    Somewhere in the settings there is a "Force fallback mode" option.
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  18. Post #58
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    July 2007
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    Somewhere in the settings there is a "Force fallback mode" option.
    It's a dumbed down version, though; You can only change the same settings you can in gnome-shell.
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  19. Post #59
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    May 2008
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    How do I switch to the GNOME 2 shell in GNOME 3? Is that even possible?
    Can't you do it from GDM? Theres a button somewhere that lets you choose your WM like if you have Openbox, Gnome, KDE installed at once you can pick the one you want.

    I know both GDM and KDM have that.
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  20. Post #60
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    June 2008
    1,243 Posts
    That's for choosing a session, not a window manager. A session is a program that launches other programs which make up your desktop a window manager plus potentially other things (such as nautilus and the panels in GNOME 2.x). Sessions are defined by files in /usr/share/xsessions, and the one for GNOME just runs the "gnome-session" program.

    I'm not at a GNOME 3 system right now so I can't check, but I suspect there's still just one session for GNOME, regardless of whether it's using the standard or fallback UI. Once gnome-session starts, it'll check your GNOME configuration and decide whether to launch gnome-shell (normal UI) or metacity (fallback UI).
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  21. Post #61
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    July 2007
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    metacity (fallback UI).
    Metacity + gnome-panel, mind you
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  22. Post #62
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    June 2008
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    plus nautilus, plus gnome-settings-daemon, plus gconfd, plus dbus-session, plus a bunch of other things that make up a GNOME desktop. That's why the option at the login screen is for choosing a session rather than a window manager.

    (Many people seem to think that GNOME is a window manager. It isn't.)
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  23. Post #63
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    July 2007
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    I was just referring to the fact that the GUI consists of gnome-panel AND a window manager, not just one or the other.
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  24. Post #64
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    June 2008
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    Oh, you meant that metacity+gnome-panel are the counterparts to gnome-shell in the fallback UI, even though they're not the whole GNOME session. That's true.
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  25. Post #65
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    November 2009
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    I keep trying to install OpenSUSE on an old PC but it takes ages to load anything, it got stuck on loading the kernel for an hour. Is this just down to a slow CD drive?
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  26. Post #66
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    February 2008
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    opensuse isn't the lightest distro.
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  27. Post #67
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    November 2009
    2,137 Posts
    opensuse isn't the lightest distro.
    I just installed Ubuntu and Gnome 3 instead and I'm loving it.
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  28. Post #68
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    April 2011
    63 Posts
    Anyone know anywhere I can easily get a recent sysutils tarball? Trying to get zsh working on my iPod touch and I need chsh to set it as default (I think).
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  29. Post #69
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    May 2008
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    Here's my adventures so far that only resulted in doing nothing. I finally finished the Gentoo install, so I rm -rf my system and bring up Gentoo's tree. I then found out that you can't do this while you're still using the machine that's rm -rf'ing (I already knew this and it should have been obvious to me). So, I boot up an arch livecd, mount everything and finish the job.

    After my reboot, everything worked, but unfortunately, there's lingering bugs that the fine people making this distro have forgotten to fix, so after some searching online, I symlink the files that need to be symlinked, restart and I'm good to go. Once I get in, I try the internet and found out I couldn't connect, no problem. I just use dhcpcd eth0 and nothing. I get a timeout error. After multiple attempts, I boot back into the livecd and find it works perfectly for it, so I decide to reinstall arch (the Gentoo tree is still here, my /home partition is saved and I already knew my installed stuff).

    After reinstalling arch and trying to connect to the internet, once again nothing. After many livecd reboots and chrooting, I find out that in the livecd, eth0 is activated and when I'm in a distro eth1 is activated.

    So, here I am, back where I started with about 7 hours wasted.
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  30. Post #70
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    May 2008
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    Anyone know anywhere I can easily get a recent sysutils tarball? Trying to get zsh working on my iPod touch and I need chsh to set it as default (I think).
    You can edit /etc/passwd to change your shell. I think that's all chsh does.

    Just find your username and change the shell.
    This is what mine looks like:
    Code:
    cupcakes:x:500:500:Pvt Cupcakes:/home/cupcakes:/bin/zsh
    Edited:

    Here's my adventures so far that only resulted in doing nothing. I finally finished the Gentoo install, so I rm -rf my system and bring up Gentoo's tree. I then found out that you can't do this while you're still using the machine that's rm -rf'ing (I already knew this and it should have been obvious to me). So, I boot up an arch livecd, mount everything and finish the job.

    After my reboot, everything worked, but unfortunately, there's lingering bugs that the fine people making this distro have forgotten to fix, so after some searching online, I symlink the files that need to be symlinked, restart and I'm good to go. Once I get in, I try the internet and found out I couldn't connect, no problem. I just use dhcpcd eth0 and nothing. I get a timeout error. After multiple attempts, I boot back into the livecd and find it works perfectly for it, so I decide to reinstall arch (the Gentoo tree is still here, my /home partition is saved and I already knew my installed stuff).

    After reinstalling arch and trying to connect to the internet, once again nothing. After many livecd reboots and chrooting, I find out that in the livecd, eth0 is activated and when I'm in a distro eth1 is activated.

    So, here I am, back where I started with about 7 hours wasted.
    With the networking thing, it sounds like you didn't include your network drivers in the kernel.
    The kernel config is tricky to get right sometimes.
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  31. Post #71
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
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    October 2005
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    Oh neat, someone finally set up a PPA for E17 SVN packages for Ubuntu/Mint users
    https://launchpad.net/~merlwiz79/+archive/e17-svn
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  32. Post #72
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    May 2008
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    With the networking thing, it sounds like you didn't include your network drivers in the kernel.
    The kernel config is tricky to get right sometimes.
    Probably. There's always those one or two things I forget.
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  33. Post #73
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    July 2007
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    I once felt like compiling my own kernel.


    Then I tried the prompt configuration program. :saddowns:
    (You know, the one that prompts for every possible option one at a time.

    Edited:

    I should really get that conf done some day.
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  34. Post #74
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    May 2008
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    I once felt like compiling my own kernel.


    Then I tried the prompt configuration program. :saddowns:
    (You know, the one that prompts for every possible option one at a time.

    Edited:

    I should really get that conf done some day.
    Use this
    Code:
    make menuconfig
    It lets you navigate through the options yourself and choose what you want
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  35. Post #75
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    July 2007
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    Use this
    Code:
    make menuconfig
    It lets you navigate through the options yourself and choose what you want
    Yeah I know about that, it was just that after pressing y and n for half an hour I didn't want to see any configuration options for the next few days. And then I just kinda forgot.

    Oh, and bet you can't guess which browser I'm using.
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  36. Post #76
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    May 2008
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    I've got an odd problem that occured when I used xrandr to get my resolution back to normal. I used this command and I end up getting this weird overlapping double thing whenever I maximise a terminal window or go fullscreen on a youtube video. I couldn't find an answer online since I have no idea what this problem is. (The text is just a ls -R of an extracted tarball)

    Code:
    xrandr -s 0
    Edit: It appears to have been a kernel problem. Got a new kernel up and everything's running fine.
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  37. Post #77
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    July 2007
    399 Posts
    Has anyone here had any success with Kernel Video Modes?
    I need them to work so I can switch off my discrete graphics card in my laptop so my battery lasts longer than 2 hours. I'm on ubuntu 11.04 now, but I'll change distros if someone else has had better luck with a different (not Gentoo) one. I don't want to use windows on this laptop at school this fall.
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  38. Post #78
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    May 2008
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    Has anyone here had any success with Kernel Video Modes?
    I need them to work so I can switch off my discrete graphics card in my laptop so my battery lasts longer than 2 hours. I'm on ubuntu 11.04 now, but I'll change distros if someone else has had better luck with a different (not Gentoo) one. I don't want to use windows on this laptop at school this fall.
    Since you said something about switching off the discrete graphics card, does that mean you have one of those laptops with two GPUs that you can switch between?

    I saw some stuff about that going into the kernel. It looks like it's been around since 2.6.35
    In the kernel it was called VGA Switcheroo.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics

    Edited:

    Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 will work without changing the kernel by the way.
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  39. Post #79
    It never was applejuice
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    June 2008
    767 Posts
    Can anybody recommend a netbook distro? I'm using Ubuntu right now.
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  40. Post #80
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    August 2007
    1,253 Posts
    Can anybody recommend a netbook distro? I'm using Ubuntu right now.
    Use Arch
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