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by capchuckprice
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype and Mics
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Skype and Mics

Hiya, I have always used Windows for Skype, but then I found out that it was available to Linux users so I downloaded it no prob. But when I plugged in my mic/headset I couldn't hear anything, nor would Skype pick up any noise I was making :S I have a microphone/headset combo that plugs into the fr...
by capchuckprice
Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HDAPS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

I did install that package. I'm guessing it depends on a kernel module I don't have. When I try to run hdaps-gl or any of the other user space programs it terminates immediately with the message "open: no such file or directory". I'm guessing its trying to open the device representing the accelerome...
by capchuckprice
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HDAPS?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

HDAPS?

Does Cassandra have support for HDAPS? I've got a Sony Vaio SZ, and I'm hoping it has the same accelerometers as the Lenovo. I'd love to be able to at least have drive protection enabled. In my wildest dreams, I'd love to be able to access the accelerometers directly in my own programs.
by capchuckprice
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 100%
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

As long as your CPU is adequately cooled it does not hurt to soak up the idle cycles with background programs like your folding program. You won't "wear it out"...
by capchuckprice
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: how to type chinese characters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

SCIM causes other problems

I've found that installing SCIM can cause some applications to fail in unexpected ways. Thunderbird mail is one, and I had odd problems with things like Beryl as well after installing SCIM. I've seen some postings related to this but don't have anything to point you to. Search around. But if things ...
by capchuckprice
Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where Do You Read About Linux?
Replies: 10
Views: 1439

Anyone have "Linux for Dummies" suggestions? Ahem... No self respecting *nix geek or geek wanabee would have a "* Dummies" book on his/her desk. :D True Believers use Nutshell books. Here's one for you. (Edited to add the following:) Of course, if you really want a great (but dated) grounding in th...
by capchuckprice
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to tidy up?
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

to copy and paste from a terminal to another app or the terminal itself you just highlight the text in the terminal with your mouse left button down. then go to the app (eg firefox) and middle click where you want the text. copy and paste is a built in function on unix/linux. For the less dexterous...
by capchuckprice
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setup backup
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

I agree here - my solution doesn't provide that. On purpose. As you correctly said -- feeding 'tar' with the right parameter would be easy. But experience has taught me that incremental backups --while being a time-saver when making backups-- can cost you twice that time again when you have to rest...
by capchuckprice
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setup backup
Replies: 24
Views: 4810

KISS

Scorp's approach has a lot of merit. It is hard to get much simpler than a couple of lines typed into a shell. Especially when a system has crashed down to the point that all you have is a shell. I also like the fact that with Scorp's approach, you get to recover individual files easily. With the (v...
by capchuckprice
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Beryl stopped working on Intel Mobile 945
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Clean shutdown, crash, etc...

I either did a quit->restart from the menu or a sudo shutdown -r now from the terminal. Actually, I forgot, I tend to do both, depending on which is most convenient at the moment. I did not explicitly umount the disk though, I'm sure of that. Perhaps I should have been more paranoid. Whatever the ca...
by capchuckprice
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Beryl stopped working on Intel Mobile 945
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Total system crash.... :-(

Thanks for the reply, I followed up by checking those suggestions. I booted up the LiveCD, in order to compare what it was using for xorg.conf (on which Beryl works just fine) against my current xorg.conf. In order to do that, after booting up the LiveCD, I mounted the Linux partition, and did a sid...
by capchuckprice
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Beryl stopped working on Intel Mobile 945
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

My Intel side xorg.conf

This is the xorg.conf for the intel 945 stamina mode (pretty much stock): # STAMINA - Intel driver configuration # # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. ...
by capchuckprice
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Beryl stopped working on Intel Mobile 945
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Beryl stopped working on Intel Mobile 945

Running Cassandra on a VAIO SZ270P, Intel Mobile 945 graphics (stamina mode). Beryl was working fine. I tried to enable the nvidia option (speed mode) for dual monitors. I upgraded from the "nv" driver to the restricted driver (using the restricted driver tool). I created a simple boot-time script t...

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