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by piratesmack
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Distros that play well with 82845G chip sets
Replies: 7
Views: 5187

Re: Distros that play well with 82845G chip sets

Wary might be worth a shot
http://bkhome.org/wary/index.html

It uses an old version of the Linux kernel and X.org which supports some older hardware that isn't supported in the latest versions
by piratesmack
Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: # of distros partitioned.
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: # of distros partitioned.

Right now I have Slackware-Current and Jolicloud 1.1. I have 6 partitions: 1. A small boot partition with the Grub4dos bootloader (which I use to boot both distros) 2. Swap partition used by both distros 3. Slackware's "/" partition 4. Extended partition 5, Slackware's "/home" 6....
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Favorite rolling release distro?
Replies: 30
Views: 5344

Re: Favorite rolling release distro?

The closest thing to a rolling release I use is Slackware-Current, but it's not a true rolling release for the same reason Debian testing isn't. Other Linux distributions may maintain a development branch in between releases. These development branches may resemble a rolling release because software...
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: script writing help
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: script writing help

Hi, Here you are only matching 0-2 or 0: [0-20] ) sudo dmidecode --type $type ; pressenter ;; You can do something like this instead: # matches 0-9 or 10-19 or 20 (basically, 0-20) [0-9]|1[0-9]|20) sudo dmidecode --type $type ; pressenter ;; Also, for the *, I would like it to return to the prompt f...
by piratesmack
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Bin the bash scripts
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Bin the bash scripts

Here's a radical idea- toss out all the crufty bash/bourne (or C or Korn?) shell scripts involved in booting Linux and rewrite the lot in Perl. Any time you see something like- if [ "x$the_variable_i_am_interested_in" -eq "x" ]; then ... fi you know there are hoops being jumped ...
by piratesmack
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub not seeing Windows or OS/2
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Grub not seeing Windows or OS/2

Could you please post an idiots "how to" on what I need to add here? I don't really know what I'm looking at. I'm not a Grub2 user, but I think these menu entries will boot any Windows XP or Vista install: menuentry "Windows XP" { insmod chain insmod ntfs search --file --set roo...
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed to flash drive altered boot sector??
Replies: 17
Views: 1389

Re: Installed to flash drive altered boot sector??

Lilo is indeed the simplest way to boot Windows. Really? I would have thought that Windows own native bootloader the simplest way. The native bootloader is still used, even with the LILO MBR. The LILO and Windows MBR both do the same thing, they just load the boot code from the partition that is ma...
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why linux ?
Replies: 80
Views: 6431

Re: Why linux ?

randomizer wrote:It's more fun than Windows.


This is pretty much why I use it.
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing BCM4312 wireless adapter on Mint 10
Replies: 12
Views: 1579

Re: Installing BCM4312 wireless adapter on Mint 10

I have the same wireless. The b43 driver has issues with this card, but the broadcom-sta driver works great for me. I was also unable to stay connected for more than a few minutes (only with my new router, not my old one) The solution was to replace Network-Manager with Wicd (You can skip step 1 in ...
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's the biggest machine you use?
Replies: 23
Views: 2432

Re: What's the biggest machine you use?

Mine is a monster :)

Dell Mini 10v netbook:
Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
1 GB PC5300
160 GB HDD
Intel 945GME Graphics

I like it because I move around a lot, and it's easier to bring with me than a big desktop.
by piratesmack
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: libwine vs. WINE?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: libwine vs. WINE?

Winelib is a quick-and-dirty way for Windows developers to port their applications to Linux
http://www.winehq.org/site/winelib

Kinda similar to Cygwin, I think (Which can be used to port Linux applications to Windows)
by piratesmack
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Somebody please tell me... Linux mint 10 - KMS?
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Somebody please tell me... Linux mint 10 - KMS?

I think only the open-source ATI driver supports KMS.
KMS was "specifically designed to be incompatible with non-gpl drivers"
by piratesmack
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to execute a virtual ISO
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: How to execute a virtual ISO

It's possible to boot the ISO using Grub2 Just copy it to the root of one of your partitions and add a Grub entry to /etc/grub.d/40_custom e.g. if the ISO was named 'linuxmint.iso' and it was located on /dev/sda3, the menu entry would look like: menuentry "linuxmint.iso on /dev/sda3" { loo...
by piratesmack
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: "Copy To RAM" Booting Option On LiveCD
Replies: 7
Views: 4193

Re: "Copy To RAM" Booting Option On LiveCD

Does this work with fluxbox edition? I'm unable to do it. I added this to grub.cfg file, but with little success. I ran a multiboot live USB created by this tool http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php? That live usb tool appears to boot directly from the ISO using the Grub2 'loopback' command. I'm ...
by piratesmack
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What color is blue?
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: What color is blue?

blue looks like this:
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by piratesmack
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where to put aliases
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Re: where to put aliases

You can put them in either ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc (create if they don't already exist) The difference between these two files is .bash_profile is sourced only on login and .bashrc is sourced every time you open a new terminal. http://www.joshstaiger.org/archives/2005/07/bash_profile_vs.html Th...
by piratesmack
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Which 'file manager' on KDE do you use and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 1929

Re: Which 'file manager' on KDE do you use and why?

I use Dolphin.
It's the default and does everything I want, so I haven't felt the need to look for something else.

I haven't used Konqueror as a file manager since KDE 3, but for the first time I am using it as my web browser (thanks to "kwebkitpart")
by piratesmack
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dos fdisk
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Dos fdisk

"DOS fdisk" can be any fdisk program that comes with a DOS system (such as MS-DOS or Freedos); it's not a Linux program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fdisk#DOS_and_Windows
by piratesmack
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub and Windows 7
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Grub and Windows 7

I've heard about some nasty Windows apps overwriting parts of Grub2 in the "embedding area" (See Windows applications making Grub2 unbootable ) Maybe that's what is going on? It would explain why Grub2 breaks every time you boot into Windows. 2 possible solutions I can think of 1) Uninstal...

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