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by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SalixOS
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Re: SalixOS

I think thou readeth too much into what's being said.

Vector Linux has always been Slackware based, and will continue to be so. It never was a "Slackware" distribution.
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what is 'address in terminal'
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: what is 'address in terminal'

The address is used when using ssh to log into another machine. For example, let's say I need to do some server work as root, so I'll log into the machine by typing:

ssh root@machine_name.domain.com
by Biker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ntpd lagging some 4...5 min behind true time
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Re: ntpd lagging some 4...5 min behind true time

I think this is nothing more than a simple port issue. Ensure port 123 is open on your router and firewall. That's it.
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: external cd rom wont mount or read dvds or cds
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: external cd rom wont mount or read dvds or cds

Have you attempted to mount the device before using it?

Post the contents of /etc/fstab
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...
Replies: 74
Views: 7139

Re: Ubuntu is phasing out the notification area...

Welp... That clinches it for me as far as Gnome is concerned. Never again shall it touch any of my machines. ;)
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: VAIO CS laptop touch control support
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: VAIO CS laptop touch control support

Hard to say. I know in Mint, the controls on my Toshiba notebook are spotty at best. Definitely doesn't work in Gnome, somewhat works with Mint KDE. However, the controls work perfectly with my primary distro (Vector Linux).
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SalixOS
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Re: SalixOS

Did one better. Asked in the VL forums. Hopefully Vector will answer when he sees it.
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow Internet In Mint 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3742

Re: Slow Internet In Mint 8

Actually, you can. ;) In a terminal, type the following: gksudo nautilus /usr/share/pixmaps/wicd That's where all the wicd icons are located. Since they're under a root protected directory, you'll need root privileges to change the contents of this folder. Make a backup of the existing icons here j...
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SalixOS
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Re: SalixOS

Heh... I used the Jumpstart programs with my kids, too. Although they're all of an age now where they'd look at me really funny if I pulled it up for them now.

SOHO 6 RC1 does come with some educational software on it. I haven't checked it out, tho, so I'm not sure what age range it's geared for.
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: What's your favorite Audio Player for KDE?
Replies: 41
Views: 5823

Re: What's your favorite Audio Player for KDE?

My notebook controls work very well with Amarok in KDE (another distro, tho). Don't need a mini-player on the screen. :mrgreen:
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Added Vector Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Added Vector Linux

Mint GRUB shows the menu entry as Slackware, not VL. Do you see that on your menu?
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SalixOS
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Re: SalixOS

Biker, does Vector still optimize the system on first boot? I remember installing Vector Linux on and old PIII a couple of years ago, no other distro would run on that machine. Vector optimized the system on first boot, it took a while but the system was blazing fast when it finished. I remember tr...
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow Internet In Mint 8
Replies: 22
Views: 3742

Re: Slow Internet In Mint 8

That's the standard icon for wicd and as far as I know, you can't change it.
by Biker
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SalixOS
Replies: 23
Views: 5312

Re: SalixOS

I've been using Vector Linux for years and it still remains my primary distro. It has come a very long way from the early days and as far as I know, there are no plans to get away from the "Slack" roots. I'm currently testing the RC for SOHO 6, and it's a very, very nice setup. Yes, it's KDE based, ...
by Biker
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: What's your favorite Audio Player for KDE?
Replies: 41
Views: 5823

Re: What's your favorite Audio Player for KDE?

Same answer applies. You don't. K3B is what you would use to burn/rip CD/DVDs.
by Biker
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making gmail my default emailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Making gmail my default emailer?

If you have Google toolbar installed on Firefox there is a button to open gmail whenever you click on a "mail to" link. On Google toolbar there is a wrench icon to open the Options panel. On page one of Options, under web browsing tools there is a selection "Use Gmail for Mail to Links". From the "...
by Biker
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can non root administrator install software? [solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: can non root administrator install software?

If a user is created with root permissions (not recommended), then yes, that user can install programs without inputing the root password. However, logging on with root permissions is not recommended at all and highly discouraged.
by Biker
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: network
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: network

It would help to know what kind of assets we're working with. Number of computers, what operating system are they running, etc. etc. etc.
by Biker
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making gmail my default emailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Making gmail my default emailer?

Don't think so. I've never seen anything that allowed you to do that using a "mailto:" link.
by Biker
Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making gmail my default emailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Making gmail my default emailer?

Set your gmail account to use POP3, and then set Thunderbird to use that POP3 account.

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