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by Roken
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to get your public IP address in BASH
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

How to get your public IP address in BASH

I see this crop up from time to time, so thought I'd share. If you need to know your public IP address without visting a "whatsmyip" website in a browser (perhaps you need to use it in a script - or for your conky config), then this will do it: wget -qO - -U “Firefox/3.0.15″ http://whatsmyip.net | g...
by Roken
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: sudo without having to type a password
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Re: sudo without having to type a password

You can run a command with sudo in a script if you want:

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echo "password" | sudo -S command
by Roken
Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub boot order
Replies: 4
Views: 5296

Re: Grub boot order

Based on your observation it would be 4 - but see Aging Technogeek's reply for more info regarding counting "non entries" such as headings in grub.
by Roken
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub boot order
Replies: 4
Views: 5296

Re: Grub boot order

menu.lst is the old grub legacy grub configuration file and is not used on grub 2 systems. The config file on grub2 is /boot/grub/grub.cfg, but you shouldn't edit this directly. I find the most convenient way of having the default boot set is by saving the last booted system as the default automatic...
by Roken
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Messed up \home
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Messed up \home

It's pretty easy to get it all back how it was, you'll be pleased to know. First you need to identify where your old /home partition is (you may know, but if not, run fdisk -l in a terminal and you should be able to identify it from it's size.) make a note of the location. For these purposes I'll as...
by Roken
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Warning for people with ATI/AMD cards
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Warning for people with ATI/AMD cards

You could have disabled the driver with relative ease. If you find yourself in a similar situation in the future boot the live CD and come along to the forums to ask, we can talk you through the process. Much easier than re-installing.
by Roken
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: Desktop Screenshots Thread - January 2012
Replies: 115
Views: 37713

Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - January 2012

My Linux From Scratch desktop with xfce4

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by Roken
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cannot boot into OS
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Re: cannot boot into OS

get some other info, but not unable the splash screen any other way of getting there ? Every model of computer is different and it's impossible to give accurate advice on this. It may even be that your BIOS is locked which would make it impossible to do (I have no idea why manufacturers think it's ...
by Roken
Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help getting Jack sound to work
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: [SOLVED] Need help getting Jack sound to work

Glad you got there in the end. The Audio mode problem seems to be more common than you would expect. I haven't tried it, but there is a small utility that will patch Alsa capture to jack, which may get around the issue if you need to record. After the jack server is running open a terminal and run a...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reinstalling or updating BIOS
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Reinstalling or updating BIOS

I'll second what Wayne has to say. BIOS upgrades should be made for a reason other than "I want it". Updates are there to fix problems, often very obscure problems that you will never encounter, or to add support for new CPUs that would otherwise fail to work. If you have a genuine reason for updati...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Windows Expert--Linux Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

Re: Windows Expert--Linux Newbie

You probably won't like this, but a pre-requisite for learning how Linux works is to forget how Windows works. Whilst they may share many superficial similarities, under the hood they are very different beasts. Now, with the scary stuff out of the way, since you are already well versed in the workin...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help getting Jack sound to work
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: Need help getting Jack sound to work

OK , I'm a bit bothered that qjckctl doesn't move off stopped, but let's make sure that we are singing from the same hymn sheet first. The display in qjackctl has two separate start/stop displays in the fake LCD window. I've attached a grab of mine with the jack sound server running: (OK - I haven't...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: TOR - running or not
Replies: 11
Views: 12242

Re: TOR - running or not

Because your web browser hasn't been told to use the tor proxy. You can set it up manually, but the easier way is to use the tor button (https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/) I note that they say tor button is no longer supported as an add on for Firefox (though it's working fine here in Iceweasel ...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cannot boot into OS
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Re: cannot boot into OS

Th Fujitsu screen is the splash screen I was talking about. This is set in the BIOS of your computer, and my instructions should enable you to turn it off so that you can see your computers boot messages. A failure to boot so early is unlikely to be related to the operating system, though has as alr...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help getting Jack sound to work
Replies: 5
Views: 2770

Re: Need help getting Jack sound to work

I must admit, I had no end of trouble with a jack/pulse combination, and it was only after I removed pulse and reconigured alsa that things started to settle down. Having said that, you appear to be getting the jack server running (I assume it's starting without errors, since you haven't suggested t...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: cannot boot into OS
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Re: cannot boot into OS

The splash screen is getting in the way of whatever message you are getting. First thing to do (if it's possible on your machine) is to turn the splash screen off so that you can see any messages. To do so press F2 (probably) which should take you into the BIOS setup, find the option for the splash ...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] How do I install a patch?
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: [solved] How do I install a patch?

Glad it worked for you. If you want to keep things tidy you can delete the patch file and the tar.gz now. If you want to make a desktop launcher or menu item to run it, you can do so by making the command: python /path/to/quodlibet-2.3.2/quodlibet/quodlibet.py or cd path/to/quodlibet-2.3.2/quodlibet...
by Roken
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing Places?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Changing Places?

The location of files and folders in /home or otherwise doesn't make any difference to the things you have suggested. The location of other directories (/bin/ usr/bin, /usr/sbin/share etc. etc.) could also technically be anything that you want, though in the vast majority of distributions their loca...
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disable monidtor sleeping
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: disable monidtor sleeping

Try running in a terminal:

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xset s off
And see if it works. If yes, you can add it to startup.
by Roken
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] How do I install a patch?
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: How do I install a patch?

OK - I'm going to help you out with this because it's pretty easy. Don't expect them all to be if you need to patch other files. 1. Go to the Download page (from the link that you gave) and grab the .tar.gz file for the source. Go to the page that you linked and download the patch. 2. Extract the ta...

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