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altNull

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    RE: wireless network is not working in fedora 14
    Have you tried a different network manager? I reccomend WiCD over gnome network manager. It has better options and its lighter. I love how it saves Wireless passwords and wireless settings, less hassel. google it!
    Link to this post 14 Dec 10

    Have you tried a different network manager? I reccomend WiCD over gnome network manager. It has better options and its lighter. I love how it saves Wireless passwords and wireless settings, less hassel. google it!

  • altNull
    RE: iso
    [url=http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/]Unetbootin - FTW![/url] This will put a bootable iso onto a flash drive. Note: It will not work for all versions or distros, and the flash drive is setup like a cd - no updating the image. If your looking to play with linux - use VirtualBox. You just mount the iso in the virtual machine.
    Link to this post 23 Jul 10

    Unetbootin - FTW!

    This will put a bootable iso onto a flash drive. Note: It will not work for all versions or distros, and the flash drive is setup like a cd - no updating the image.

    If your looking to play with linux - use VirtualBox. You just mount the iso in the virtual machine.

  • altNull
    RE: Why I gave up on Linux and returned to Windows XP
    While I have had these problems with older versions of Ubuntu and Fedora, the last 3 versions have seem to correct this. Though I run my setup on a desktop and a Acer laptop. It is really annoying to the community when hardware manufactures do not allow you to develop your drivers or do not do it themselves. Like ATI - I will not use them till they have updated their drivers to run properly. I have found this that might help you in your case [url=http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Edgy#How_to_control_fan_speed_.28lm-sensors.29]Ubuntu Edgy - How to Control Fan Speed[/url] [url=http://linux.die.net/man/8/fancontrol]Man Fancontrol[/url] [url=http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_control_fan_speed] How to Control Fan Speed Manually[/url] Good Luck! Note: If you download a script you might have to mod it for your version or distro of linux!
    Link to this post 23 Jul 10

    While I have had these problems with older versions of Ubuntu and Fedora, the last 3 versions have seem to correct this. Though I run my setup on a desktop and a Acer laptop. It is really annoying to the community when hardware manufactures do not allow you to develop your drivers or do not do it themselves. Like ATI - I will not use them till they have updated their drivers to run properly. I have found this that might help you in your case

    Ubuntu Edgy - How to Control Fan Speed

    Man Fancontrol

    How to Control Fan Speed Manually

    Good Luck!

    Note: If you download a script you might have to mod it for your version or distro of linux!

  • altNull
    RE: Is kernel basically a large executable program ??
    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_%28computing%29]Kernel[/url] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monolithic_kernel]Monolithic Kernel[/url] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel]Linux Kernel[/url] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_kernel]Hybrid Kernel[/url] [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Architecture_of_Windows_NT]NT Kernel (Windows)[/url] I'll just leave this hear. And if your wondering about Mac - its freeBSD, which is Monolithic Kernel. As a point, You really should google questions like this. Not that we don't mind answering the question, but its more efficient.
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    Kernel
    Monolithic Kernel
    Linux Kernel
    Hybrid Kernel
    NT Kernel (Windows)

    I'll just leave this hear. And if your wondering about Mac - its freeBSD, which is Monolithic Kernel. As a point, You really should google questions like this. Not that we don't mind answering the question, but its more efficient.

  • altNull
    RE: Distributions for Scientific Computing
    What are you trying to do? Single desktop? Server? Cloud? If you are looking into doing FLOPs then you should look at what this [url=http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/17/2251232]Professor[/url] did with just a few PS3s and Linux. Or, password crackers use Linux on a single gaming machine while running SLIed graphics cards for the GPUs (ref:[url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F9258%2F29385%2F01334339.pdf%3Farnumber%3D1334339&authDecision=-203]Using multiple graphics cards as a general purpose parallel computer: applications to computer vision by Fung, J. Mann[/url]) I saw it at Defcon cracking away, damn thing was so fast. Its a Black Hats wet dream!
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    What are you trying to do? Single desktop? Server? Cloud? If you are looking into doing FLOPs then you should look at what this Professor did with just a few PS3s and Linux. Or, password crackers use Linux on a single gaming machine while running SLIed graphics cards for the GPUs (ref:Using multiple graphics cards as a general purpose parallel computer: applications to computer vision by Fung, J. Mann) I saw it at Defcon cracking away, damn thing was so fast. Its a Black Hats wet dream!

  • altNull
    RE: What Distro is Google using?
    You should totally do Gentoo. As you build your system from "the ground up" (not all the way like LFS), you learn to master every part of the system. You can try and install anything (and if your good enough you can make it work with RPM or DEB). The only downside, you might have to compile packages that are not found in the Gentoo repositories.
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    You should totally do Gentoo. As you build your system from "the ground up" (not all the way like LFS), you learn to master every part of the system. You can try and install anything (and if your good enough you can make it work with RPM or DEB). The only downside, you might have to compile packages that are not found in the Gentoo repositories.

  • altNull
    RE: mount/umount
    WELCOME TO LINUX! Where you can do what you want, what ever that is, when ever you want! You can even mount the drive to itself. You can mount ISOs without downloading an extra program. YOU ARE GOD, YOU ARE ROOT! If you learn to master command line, then you can get a job pretty much anywhere. Dude WELCOME!
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    WELCOME TO LINUX!

    Where you can do what you want, what ever that is, when ever you want! You can even mount the drive to itself. You can mount ISOs without downloading an extra program. YOU ARE GOD, YOU ARE ROOT! If you learn to master command line, then you can get a job pretty much anywhere. Dude WELCOME!

  • altNull
    RE: Best distro for numerical simulations
    You should look into building your own cloud out of PS3s. Put Linux on them and you have a small super computer. A [url=http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/17/2251232]Professor[/url] did it for a research project. Next thing you know, the US Air Force buys up every last PS3 they can get their hands on - which causes the price spike a few years ago. If your working with floating points, then you should look into cracking. At Defcon last year they had a gaming rig with SLI graphics cards that were cracking passwords. The FLOPs you get from a gaming machine is amazing. Check out [url=http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/Xplore/login.jsp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel5%2F9258%2F29385%2F01334339.pdf%3Farnumber%3D1334339&authDecision=-203]this concept[/url] Hope that helps.
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    You should look into building your own cloud out of PS3s. Put Linux on them and you have a small super computer. A Professor did it for a research project. Next thing you know, the US Air Force buys up every last PS3 they can get their hands on - which causes the price spike a few years ago.

    If your working with floating points, then you should look into cracking. At Defcon last year they had a gaming rig with SLI graphics cards that were cracking passwords. The FLOPs you get from a gaming machine is amazing. Check out this concept

    Hope that helps.

  • altNull
    RE: Using linux with windows
    [quote]I've never tried using windows and linux together, linux has nothing to envy anyone, I have always used linux alone and sometimes with other Unix-based operating system[/quote] You probably should try and a put it on a virtual machine while on windows or vice verse. But dual booting gives you the ability to learn about boot systems for both Windows and Linux (even Mac). On top of that, gaming doesn't really work in Linux. Not until we take over the world!
    Link to this post 22 Jul 10

    I've never tried using windows and linux together, linux has nothing to envy anyone, I have always used linux alone and sometimes with other Unix-based operating system

    You probably should try and a put it on a virtual machine while on windows or vice verse. But dual booting gives you the ability to learn about boot systems for both Windows and Linux (even Mac). On top of that, gaming doesn't really work in Linux. Not until we take over the world!

  • altNull
    RE: Wifi Connection Problem
    The command line route is the best for learning the capabilities of Linux, but it gets tedious if your just trying to check email and not *cough* doing something fun *cough*cough*. For this I recommend [url=http://wicd.sourceforge.net/]wicd[/url] - it works on every platform and distro I have tried and it can even do hardware work arounds for laptops that have wifi "buttons". If you need drivers for you wifi card, then check out the wireless page at [url=http://wireless.kernel.org/]kernel.org[/url]. If that still doesn't work, then post more details here or head over to an IRC channel.
    Link to this post 12 Jul 10

    The command line route is the best for learning the capabilities of Linux, but it gets tedious if your just trying to check email and not *cough* doing something fun *cough*cough*. For this I recommend wicd - it works on every platform and distro I have tried and it can even do hardware work arounds for laptops that have wifi "buttons". If you need drivers for you wifi card, then check out the wireless page at kernel.org.

    If that still doesn't work, then post more details here or head over to an IRC channel.

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