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by pad-thai
Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Black screen during boot up!<SOLVED>
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

Re: <SOLVED>Black screen during boot up!<SOLVED>

Just as an aside, here are the problems I've had: Tried to boot live cds of openSUSE 11.2, the latest Xubuntu, the last 2 releases of sidux, and Mint 8 KDE RC1. None of them would boot. They all had the same problem: black screen and freeze at the point gdm/kdm was about to run. This seems to be the...
by pad-thai
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition
Replies: 37
Views: 5269

Re: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition

Thanks for the response, dequire. Unfortunately, my bios is bundled inside the windows exe. I have asked if they supply the BIOS standalone, and their response is "we do not support Linux". I didn't read your article in full, but it looks like this will only work if you can get the BIOS standalone. ...
by pad-thai
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: People that think Windoze is better than Linux..
Replies: 28
Views: 3940

Re: People that think Windoze is better than Linux..

@deguire

Just as a clarification, I don't think the whole of linux is moving towards windows. I think the UI has, though, in order to be more familiar to windows users, among other things. Whether it will continue in this direction, I am not sure. Probably in some ways, it will.
by pad-thai
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: People that think Windoze is better than Linux..
Replies: 28
Views: 3940

Re: People that think Windoze is better than Linux..

Well im some ways Windows has its advanteges over Linux. Sorry to say but both sides have advantages and disadvantages. Just look at LinuxMint, The GUI is greatly simular to windows. I could go into more details but here is the point. Both sides have thier advantages, I use both. The funny thing is...
by pad-thai
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Devices Lacking Linux Support Needed
Replies: 36
Views: 10980

Re: Devices Lacking Linux Support Needed

I haven't checked recently, but Visioneer scanners have not been supported for a long time, particularly the One Touch. The last time I looked at the docs, it said there probably would never be support for them. I know BSD has drivers for some models. I was going to port the driver but, you know, I ...
by pad-thai
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition
Replies: 37
Views: 5269

Re: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition

--better to use a boot disk, and perform a controlled (by the user) update
If your mfgr distributes the BIOS as a separate pkg. Mine doesn't. Although I haven't tried running the Windows exe under a DOS boot. I would, but then, they'll charge me an arm to fix it if something goes wrong.
by pad-thai
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows
Replies: 54
Views: 12015

Re: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows

We should make a clarification here. By 'democratize' I mean taking computers out of the realm of specialists and giving them to the average guy. If by 'democratize' you mean the choice of several GUIs on the same platform, then no, that did not happen. The GUI was specific to the HW. There were ple...
by pad-thai
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows
Replies: 54
Views: 12015

Re: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows

As far as I'm concerned, the stupidest reason for using Windows over Linux is the reason that most people seem to have: "I use Windows at work, I've always used Windows, I'm used to using Windows, I've never even really thought about why I use Windows. It's just there. http://www.markfiend.com/imag...
by pad-thai
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows
Replies: 54
Views: 12015

Re: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows

I think they did the opposite as far as software is concerned. The only good they did was popularise the relatively open IBM compatible PC standard. No, what they did was popularize an easy to use GUI. Easy enuf for non-specialists to use. Without that there wouldn't be so many people using compute...
by pad-thai
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 3.5
Replies: 24
Views: 2262

Re: Firefox 3.5

Just as an aside, I'm running GNU IceCat, which is FF3.5.2. It's the latest result of the debate between Debian and Mozilla from some time back. It accepts FF plugins, and there is an additional privacy extension supplied by GNU. Seems slightly faster than FF, works well, in fact seems to have fixed...
by pad-thai
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: PC-BSD or DesktopBSD
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Re: PC-BSD or DesktopBSD

I haven't looked at these in about a year, but at the time, PC was considered the user friendly BSD of choice. i personally have hardware problems upstream in Free, so I can't use any of them. There's also netBSd and OpenBSD, but if you want user friendly, probably none of net/open/free are for you....
by pad-thai
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition
Replies: 37
Views: 5269

Re: Smartest reasons to keep a windoze partition

One reason i haven't seen mentioned is to flash the BIOS. Some BIOses only come in Windows exes. Unless you want to find a live Windows CD, or can use OpenBIOS or some arrangement with freeDOS.
by pad-thai
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows
Replies: 54
Views: 12015

Re: Stupidest reasons for not using Linux over Windows

I know these threads can be fun, but they always seem a bit self-serving to me.

i do have to give MS credit for one thing -- they democratized computers.
by pad-thai
Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

The responses seem to be dying down now. Thank God. I felt a responsibility to answer everyone who responded to my comments, but I didn't want to make it my life's work. Now that everyone seems to have gotten in their 2 cents, I feel safe enough to move on. I'm not much for forums. After a few posts...
by pad-thai
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

Padthai, you had me until you went off on the "deep end". Dave has a perfect right to his opinion, and I did not get the idea that he doesn't like to help others with software or hardware issues, he simply wants us linux noobs to make an effort on our own. That's fair. A fair response. Apparently, ...
by pad-thai
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

If you feel like you are flamed for posting a contrary opinion, it is only because the fire begins with and is fanned by you. Your posting style is to be confrontational and spammy. I say this not for the purpose of being confrontational myself, but merely to bring this to your attention. Spammy? Y...
by pad-thai
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

AK Dave wrote:The discussion is valuable. This thread is still valuable.
Philosophy and discussion is healthy, but I do think we can have that and grow from it without being excessively dramatic..
STILL valuable? Excessively dramatic? I'm offended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you insulting me?
by pad-thai
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

I wanted to jump in here, Wow, what a thread. Glad you liked it. That was the point. I don't see this discussion much around the Linux world. Nah. Can't really say that was the point. I committed the unpardonable sin, the one never to be forgiven. I disagreed. Its turned into this. Then, the person...
by pad-thai
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Linux Philosophy
Replies: 70
Views: 10225

Re: My Linux Philosophy

And that is the point. To an extent this is going to happen no matter what. The Fedora forum is a great model for this because of its size and pace. I would imagine you would see the same over at Ubuntu. It is really a factor of many things. People just get so intent on what is happening to them th...

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