1. Post #481

    April 2012
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    Any good VPN programs for Linux? I used to use Hotspot Shield to access Netflix US, but can't do that on Ubuntu. Also, free is much preferred.
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  2. Post #482
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    May 2010
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    Just took the HDD out of my 2002 P4 machine and stuck it in my new build and Ubuntu 9.10 loaded up as if nothing changed.


    Linux sorcery.

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    Any good VPN programs for Linux? I used to use Hotspot Shield to access Netflix US, but can't do that on Ubuntu. Also, free is much preferred.
    Not free, but you can grab a microvps from somewhere for dirt cheap and use it as a SSH tunnel. It'll work across multiple platforms (including Android) and your data will be secure.
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  3. Post #483
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    AMD 32's Avatar
    February 2007
    648 Posts
    I'm giving a Linux a better try as a desktop OS now, but I keep coming across problems. I'm running Arch with GNOME 3 and I'm trying to get Steam to work via Wine. So far it's pretty impressive and it works great, aside from the issue that it tiles horribly. Any Steam window will repeat in a tiling manner until it goes off my screen. Any ideas how I can fix this? Also, I can't figure out how to get user styles to work on my GNOME install. Pacman says I'm using gnome-shell 3.2.2.1-1. I've installed gnome-shell-extension-user-theme 3.2.3-1 but I still get the "Shell user-theme extension not enabled" error in the GNOME tweaks tool. I'm new to using Linux as a desktop OS so I'm pretty confused about this. Any ideas what I should be doing about these issues?
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  4. Post #484
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    March 2011
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    Tried moving it with alt+click?
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  5. Post #485
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,676 Posts
    Any Steam window will repeat in a tiling manner until it goes off my screen. Any ideas how I can fix this?
    Open winecfg and change the windows version to Windows 7.

    for the gnome problems: stop using gnome?
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  6. Post #486
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    katbug's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,515 Posts
    whenever i attempt to install ubuntu on my laptop it freezes never to be thawed when i try to connect to a wifi network/proceed past the wifi selection page. what should i do?
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  7. Post #487
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    Larikang's Avatar
    November 2005
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    Also, I can't figure out how to get user styles to work on my GNOME install. Pacman says I'm using gnome-shell 3.2.2.1-1. I've installed gnome-shell-extension-user-theme 3.2.3-1 but I still get the "Shell user-theme extension not enabled" error in the GNOME tweaks tool. I'm new to using Linux as a desktop OS so I'm pretty confused about this. Any ideas what I should be doing about these issues?
    Not sure if this relates to Gnome 3, but I ended downloading some completely different style manager to change my GTK app appearances. I think it was something that usually comes with LXDE, but it worked.
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  8. Post #488
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    Not sure if this relates to Gnome 3, but I ended downloading some completely different style manager to change my GTK app appearances. I think it was something that usually comes with LXDE, but it worked.
    lxappearance is usually good for changing themes and stuff while being very lightweight (and as opposed to GNOME, it doesn't pull in the entire DE as a dependency)
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  9. Post #489
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    February 2007
    648 Posts
    I tried upgrading GNOME 3.2 to 3.4 from the testing repo on Arch, and now GNOME doesn't do anything but display my desktop wallpaper and hang. So I removed Gnome, and reinstalled it. Same thing. Is this because it's from the testing repo? I just want GNOME to support user themes :(
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  10. Post #490
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
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    I tried upgrading GNOME 3.2 to 3.4 from the testing repo on Arch, and now GNOME doesn't do anything but display my desktop wallpaper and hang. So I removed Gnome, and reinstalled it. Same thing. Is this because it's from the testing repo? I just want GNOME to support user themes :(
    ... You do know about user extensions, right?
    You can install a few of those that add user theme support. This has been in most repos since 3.1
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  11. Post #491
    Richy19's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,374 Posts
    I want to make a live cd containing all my most used tools so I can have access to them on any computer I use, so I was wondering if there are any good small/lightweight debian based distros? Also is there any easier way to create a live cd from an installation than with remastersys
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  12. Post #492
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    May 2008
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    I want to make a live cd containing all my most used tools so I can have access to them on any computer I use, so I was wondering if there are any good small/lightweight debian based distros? Also is there any easier way to create a live cd from an installation than with remastersys
    Not Debian based (it's actually Gentoo based), but System Rescue CD is pretty cool.
    As for making live CD's, I really don't know. Maybe you could install a distro to a USB stick instead?

    Edited:

    This might help: http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-m...SystemRescueCd
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  13. Post #493
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    March 2011
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    Does anyone here use a swap of more than 256mb?
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  14. Post #494
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    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,143 Posts
    Does anyone here use a swap of more than 256mb?
    I got a swap file thats 2048mb big, but only because I have more than enough space on my HDD
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  15. Post #495
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
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    I tried upgrading GNOME 3.2 to 3.4 from the testing repo on Arch, and now GNOME doesn't do anything but display my desktop wallpaper and hang. So I removed Gnome, and reinstalled it. Same thing. Is this because it's from the testing repo? I just want GNOME to support user themes :(
    Did you upgrade your entire system from [testing[? I think 3.4 refuses to work without shit being 100% up to date.
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  16. Post #496
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    June 2008
    1,060 Posts
    In my uni course we've started looking at Linux and for an assignment have been asked to compare the ls command to the nautilus file browser for viewing file information. Seems simple enough and it is however I am unsure whether the properties menu is a part of the nautilus file browser or not. If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.
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  17. Post #497
    Get your own DarkRP Server!
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    January 2006
    5,589 Posts
    In my uni course we've started looking at Linux and for an assignment have been asked to compare the ls command to the nautilus file browser for viewing file information. Seems simple enough and it is however I am unsure whether the properties menu is a part of the nautilus file browser or not. If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it.
    That Linux course is the most ridiculously simple one I've seen so far if you're doing computer science.
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  18. Post #498
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    Dennab
    August 2009
    12,242 Posts
    installed arch and its very cool, though steam doesn't seem to work

    i get the "no card selector" error and steam crashes right after showing the "connecting to account" prompt. using xf86-video-intel driver for my integrated gpu
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  19. Post #499
    Black0ut's Avatar
    June 2008
    1,060 Posts
    That Linux course is the most ridiculously simple one I've seen so far if you're doing computer science.
    It's a part of an 'introduction to IT' class which covers a fairly broad range of IT topics. The Linux part is just a brief part of the operating systems topic.
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  20. Post #500
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    June 2008
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    So is the properties menu a part of the nautilus file browser?
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  21. Post #501
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    November 2011
    482 Posts
    So is the properties menu a part of the nautilus file browser?
    Yeah.
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  22. Post #502
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    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    whenever i attempt to install ubuntu on my laptop it freezes never to be thawed when i try to connect to a wifi network/proceed past the wifi selection page. what should i do?
    Use the alternative install ISO files.
    You won't get a purrdeh install tool or live session, but that's not much important anyway.
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  23. Post #503
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    June 2010
    2,676 Posts
    installed arch and its very cool, though steam doesn't seem to work

    i get the "no card selector" error and steam crashes right after showing the "connecting to account" prompt. using xf86-video-intel driver for my integrated gpu
    You need to install your 32-bit drivers. (lib32-intel-dri)
    You may also need lib32-libpng and lib32-mpg123
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  24. Post #504
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    February 2011
    3,356 Posts
    Does anyone know how to make ubuntu keep using an EDID after the monitor is unpluged? The reason I ask is that ubuntu forces my 1920x1080 monitor to go to 640x480, because It doesn't get the EDID over a DVI cable. I tried with a VGA, and it recognised it, but I would prefer if I didn't have to use a VGA cable.

    Also, I apoligise for the spelling errors. I'm not used to not having spellcheck.
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  25. Post #505

    September 2011
    5,233 Posts
    Why would Ubuntu or Fedora hang at the default wallpaper whenever I insert the disc to install it? (Just needing options on why.)
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  26. Post #506
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    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    Why would Ubuntu or Fedora hang at the default wallpaper whenever I insert the disc to install it? (Just needing options on why.)
    Most likely candidate is a bad copy of the disc. Hardware issues are also a possibility, but unlikely. Try burning at the slowest supported speed and validating the data afterwards.
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  27. Post #507
    Phyxius's Avatar
    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Does anyone have any idea what's causing this?

    Up-to-date Kubuntu 11.10, Radeon 4870x2, mesa drivers
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  28. Post #508

    September 2011
    5,233 Posts
    Most likely candidate is a bad copy of the disc. Hardware issues are also a possibility, but unlikely. Try burning at the slowest supported speed and validating the data afterwards.
    That's what I did afterwards first, and to no avail. Would both being installed with GNOME 3 have something to do with that?
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  29. Post #509
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    May 2010
    5,374 Posts
    Does anyone have any idea what's causing this?

    Up-to-date Kubuntu 11.10, Radeon 4870x2, mesa drivers
    Are you using the most up to date version of sfml? I had this problem, I think mine was because I was trying to use 3d and SFML graphics.
    Have you tryed using ati drivers?
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  30. Post #510
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    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Are you using the most up to date version of sfml? I had this problem, I think mine was because I was trying to use 3d and SFML graphics.
    Have you tryed using ati drivers?
    I just cloned and compiled everything. ATI Drivers break basically everything. I also seem to be getting generally shit performance on basically everything (i.e. minecraft is a slideshow where I get perfect performance on my windows install).
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  31. Post #511
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    July 2009
    1,261 Posts
    Does anyone have any idea what's causing this?

    Up-to-date Kubuntu 11.10, Radeon 4870x2, mesa drivers
    Ati cards have a tendency to be absolute shyte. that might be it.
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  32. Post #512
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    January 2009
    436 Posts
    Nevermind my earlier problem - I'm a giant dumbass!
    I fucking forgot to call Display(), so I never actually painted anything.
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  33. Post #513
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    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    That's what I did afterwards first, and to no avail. Would both being installed with GNOME 3 have something to do with that?
    Probably not, but you never know. What hardware do you have?
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  34. Post #514
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    July 2007
    6,768 Posts
    Does anyone have any idea what's causing this?

    Up-to-date Kubuntu 11.10, Radeon 4870x2, mesa drivers
    Are you creating the textures after the window is created or before?

    Edit: Gah.
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  35. Post #515
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    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    Guh. If anybody here is running Gentoo on a netbook, I do not envy you. Just building Cinnamon and Spotify (Well, I'm not building Spotify) and their requirements is driving me insane due to the sheer amount of time. I know you can install binary-based package managers for it, but even getting to that point would be beyond frustrating for me.
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  36. Post #516
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    November 2007
    11,542 Posts
    Just took the HDD out of my 2002 P4 machine and stuck it in my new build and Ubuntu 9.10 loaded up as if nothing changed.
    That's always a nice alternative to Windows's "HARDWARE HAS CHANGED, REACTIVATE"

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    August Dvorak was an educational psychologist and professor of education at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.[22] Dvorak became interested in the keyboard layout while serving as an advisor to Gertrude Ford, who was writing her master's thesis on typing errors. Touch typing had come into wide use by that time, so when Dvorak studied the QWERTY layout he concluded that the QWERTY layout needed to be replaced. Dvorak was joined by his brother-in-law William Dealey, who was a professor of education at the then North Texas State Teacher's College in Denton, Texas.

    Dvorak and Dealey's objective was to scientifically design a keyboard to decrease typing errors, speed up typing, and lessen typer fatigue. They engaged in extensive research while designing their keyboard layout. In 1914 and 1915, Dealey attended seminars on the science of motion and later reviewed slow-motion films of typists with Dvorak. Dvorak and Dealey meticulously studied the English language, researching the most used letters and letter combinations. They also studied the physiology of the hand. The result in 1932 was the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard.[23]

    In 1933, Dvorak started entering typists trained on his keyboard into the International Commercial Schools Contest, which were typing contests sponsored by typewriter manufacturers consisting of professional and amateur contests. The professional contests had typists sponsored by typewriter companies to advertise their machines. Ten times from 1934–41, Dvorak's typists won first in their class events. In the 1935 contest alone, nine Dvorak typists won twenty awards. Dvorak typists were so successful that in 1937 the Contest Committee barred Dvorak's typists for being "unfair competition" until Dvorak protested. In addition, QWERTY typists did not want to be placed near Dvorak typists because QWERTY typists were disconcerted by the noise produced from the fast typing speeds made by Dvorak typists.[24]
    Dvorak has such a rich history and he put so much work into it that I feel bad that Colemak is statistically shown to be better.

    I'm getting used to Colemak.
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  37. Post #517
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    January 2010
    6,515 Posts
    what would the wget command be to scan an ENTIRE website and download all of, lets say, the torrent files from it?

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    wget -r -A "*.torrent" -w 5 http://www.thepiratebay.se

    right now i am trying this but it looks like 1 layer deep then quits
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  38. Post #518
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    Guh. If anybody here is running Gentoo on a netbook, I do not envy you. Just building Cinnamon and Spotify (Well, I'm not building Spotify) and their requirements is driving me insane due to the sheer amount of time. I know you can install binary-based package managers for it, but even getting to that point would be beyond frustrating for me.
    You *could* install Sabayon instead? It runs really well on netbooks too, and it has both portage and entropy (a binary package manager), which allows you to install your applications fast and easy, and to compile them with custom USE flags if you find a need for it.
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  39. Post #519
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    June 2008
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    what would the wget command be to scan an ENTIRE website and download all of, lets say, the torrent files from it?

    Edited:

    wget -r -A "*.torrent" -w 5 http://www.thepiratebay.se

    right now i am trying this but it looks like 1 layer deep then quits
    The Pirate Bay doesn't even use .torrent files.

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    You *could* install Sabayon instead? It runs really well on netbooks too, and it has both portage and entropy (a binary package manager), which allows you to install your applications fast and easy, and to compile them with custom USE flags if you find a need for it.
    Oh, no, I use Arch. I was just complaining about the compile time for window managers and such from the AUR. I don't know how anybody could use portage on a low-end PC and stay sane.
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  40. Post #520
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    August 2009
    15,159 Posts
    Soo, about that ZFS on Linux.
    Anyone else having any thoughts, experience or opinions on it, or am I all alone with that here?
    [SUB]PS: it's easy to install for those with Ubuntu (and presumably also Debian 6)[/SUB]

    The Pirate Bay doesn't even use .torrent files.
    They still have some on the site, though they're busy culling them out.
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