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by steev
Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chromebook or not?
Replies: 12
Views: 7509

Re: Chromebook or not?

If you can get your work done using Google Docs or other web apps, I say go for it.
I'm very tempted by that new one.
by steev
Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Fast booting distro for SSD drive
Replies: 11
Views: 4699

Re: Fast booting distro for SSD drive

Arch Linux boots pretty darn fast from my SSD:
http://youtu.be/pQruV2U09JE
It boots about a second faster if I add "quiet" to the boot parameters.

It's not the easiest to install, but it's not too bad if you have a little Linux experience and read the documentation.
by steev
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connecting Nexus 7 to Linux (SOLVED!)
Replies: 16
Views: 18531

Re: Connecting Nexus 7 to Linux

I found that the most reliable way to copy files to/from the device is to forget about MTP and just use ADB or a GUI frontend like QtADB http://qtadb.wordpress.com/ Most Android 4.0+ devices are using MTP now; I think the reason was so that they can use Ext4 for the internal storage and still be abl...
by steev
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When will Linux get into Tablets?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: When will Linux get into Tablets?

As you may already know, Android is technically Linux, although it's quite different from other distributions (No GNU or X.org for example) As mentioned above, there is also Plasma Active and the Spark tablet (or whatever it's called now) And I remember reading that Canonical had plans for Ubuntu ta...
by steev
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: About Android... anyone aware of a lightweight alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: About Android... anyone aware of a lightweight alternati

Unfortunately most ARM devices usually run the OS they came with and running anything else is pretty difficult because of locked bootloaders or closed GPUs. Since Android is Linux it can chroot any ARM Linux distro. This will allow you to run normal desktop Linux apps, but it won't make your phone a...
by steev
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?
Replies: 22
Views: 3812

Re: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?

Yes, on x86 hardware we can disable it or add our distro's custom key, which they can purchase for $99. AFAIK this is also valid for x86_64 machines; basically, only ARM devices are "locked". Which is also the case with iOS and most common Android devices by the way. That's right, sorry, I meant to...
by steev
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?
Replies: 22
Views: 3812

Re: is it true that you wont be able to put linux on a pc?

Isn't it the case that UEFI secure booting is a motherboard firware option that can be disabled? Yes, on x86 hardware we can disable it or add our distro's custom key, which they can purchase for $99. That might be a problem for small distros or people who like to compile their own kernels, but as ...
by steev
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Minty Laptop?
Replies: 8
Views: 1801

Re: Minty Laptop?

I'm not sure what kind of specs you're looking for, but I recently bought one of these http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-A53E-AS31-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B007MW13YG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341618676&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+a53e Good enough for me All hardware is supported out of the box without any proprie...
by steev
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Amazing value tablet or too good to be true?
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: Amazing value tablet or too good to be true?

The first one looks like it may be a rebranded UTV210.

If that's the case we are working on Honeycomb and ICS ports that should run on it.

They really are great tablets for the price.
by steev
Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: 4-KB partitions, why they're important, and how to make them
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: 4-KB partitions, why they're important, and how to make

gparted version 0.6+ automatically aligns partitions to MiB boundaries by default.
This should be fine for 4K sector disks, since 1 MiB is an even multiple of 4 KiB.

It's also good for SSDs and flash drives I think.
by steev
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Fun toy
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Fun toy

I bought one of these a couple weeks ago (the MID7024) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_5?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=pandigital&sprefix=pandi#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=coby+kyros&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acoby+kyros Nice little toy. It's got a 1GHz processor and...
by steev
Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Slax 7 preview
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Slax 7 preview

KDE 4.7 in a 180MB (compressed) distro... Not bad
http://youtu.be/K1Lj-fYS6PE
by steev
Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Reading Wii Discs
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Reading Wii Discs

You also need a special DVD drive to read the discs. The easiest way to do it is to use your Wii to dump the disc to an external HD or another computer over the network. Then you can use an emulator like Dolphin to read the disc image. This requires a modified Wii (lots of tutorials on the web for t...
by steev
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: google +
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: google +

Sent you a PM
by steev
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: help for simple script
Replies: 4
Views: 1348

Re: help for simple script

You can do this with the find command Use this to see which files will be deleted: find /path/to/music_folder -type f \( -iname "*1.mp3" -o -iname "*1.aac" \) -print If the output of the above command looks right, use this to delete them: find /path/to/music_folder -type f \( -iname "*1.mp3" -o -ina...
by steev
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to UEFI BIOS, crashes on install
Replies: 10
Views: 3792

Re: Installing to UEFI BIOS, crashes on install

Maybe try installing the EFI version of Grub before running the installer:

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sudo apt-get install grub-efi
...and again after you boot your system for the first time.

Note that I've only ever installed Mint on BIOS machines, so I have no idea if this will help.
by steev
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: bcmwl5 wifi driver kills ethernet(eth0) port. SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: bcmwl5 wifi driver kills ethernet(eth0) port.

I think the problem is that your ethernet driver depends on the 'ssb' module, and bcmwl is known to conflict with ssb. Have your tried using the 'b43' driver for your wifi? It's supposed to support the bcm4311 b43 requires firmware to work, here are instructions to install it: http://linuxwireless.o...
by steev
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Using customized kernels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Using customized kernels ?

I usually compile my own kernels, mostly just for fun. They do use a little less RAM than the distro kernels, but unless you have very limited resources available it's not really worth it, IMO. The distro kernels usually have most (but not all) of the drivers compiled as modules so they don't need t...
by steev
Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 5.0
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: Firefox 5.0

The only negative comment I have about Firefox 5.0. is that the Google Toolbar is not compatible at this time. Since I use the Google translator button on the toolbar quite frequently, this is a more than mild annoyance for me. Others may not miss the Google Toolbar, but I am returning to Firefox 4...
by steev
Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: PXE network boot to USB install anything
Replies: 4
Views: 3695

Re: PXE network boot to USB install anything

Thanks for the tutorial.

For those of us who don't have any Windows machines on our network, is there an easy way to set up a PXE server on Linux?

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