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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Linux or ubuntu
    You system is perfect for ubuntu. You can try all flavors, [url=http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop]ubuntu[/url] [url=http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download-lts]Kubuntu[/url] [url=http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/]Xubuntu[/url] [url=http://lubuntu.net/]Lubuntu[/url] I recommend Xubuntu because it closely resembles Windows XP's UI and it uses less resources then Wndows XP uses. If you still want to keep XP, then xubuntu will allow you the option to dualboot with your existing OS. Download Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. LTS stands for "Long term Support" and it allows your system to supported until the next LTS release. It comes with firefox installed. If you want to use google's chrome browser, then you can down it from google's site it. The Wizard with help you through the process. What Webbrowser are you using.
    Link to this post 30 May 13

    You system is perfect for ubuntu. You can try all flavors, ubuntu
    Kubuntu
    Xubuntu
    Lubuntu

    I recommend Xubuntu because it closely resembles Windows XP's UI and it uses less resources then Wndows XP uses. If you still want to keep XP, then xubuntu will allow you the option to dualboot with your existing OS. Download Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. LTS stands for "Long term Support" and it allows your system to supported until the next LTS release. It comes with firefox installed. If you want to use google's chrome browser, then you can down it from google's site it. The Wizard with help you through the process.

    What Webbrowser are you using.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: UPDATE for my Dell D600
    Given the specs you have, you can install either xubuntu or lubuntu. Both are light system resources since they are designed for low-spec systems. If you were used to windows XP, xubuntu will be the closes to its easy of use. I don't know the speed of your GPU or its latency metrics so xubuntu would be the safest route. Memory and cpu will work well, and xubuntu has an updated kernel that should provide the firmware for you internel and external devices. Linux is an OS. The reason it is termed distro is because most of the linux OSes are remixes of another linux OS, e.g, ubuntu derived from debian, fedora derived from RedHat.
    Link to this post 06 May 13

    Given the specs you have, you can install either xubuntu or lubuntu. Both are light system resources since they are designed for low-spec systems. If you were used to windows XP, xubuntu will be the closes to its easy of use.

    I don't know the speed of your GPU or its latency metrics so xubuntu would be the safest route.

    Memory and cpu will work well, and xubuntu has an updated kernel that should provide the firmware for you internel and external devices.

    Linux is an OS. The reason it is termed distro is because most of the linux OSes are remixes of another linux OS, e.g, ubuntu derived from debian, fedora
    derived from RedHat.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: /home is 100% filled
    Something might have gotten overwritten do to a full /home directory. It would not hurt to re-submit them. Make sure those jobs are scheduled to end at the correct time.
    Link to this post 12 Apr 13

    Something might have gotten overwritten do to a full /home directory. It would not hurt to re-submit them. Make sure those jobs are scheduled to end at the correct time.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: which version of linux?!
    It depends on what you are trying to do with linux. You will have to be more specific. You said you are an electronic engineer. I have a brother-in-law that works professionally in that field :-). I am guessing you are using a particular programming language. Linux supports more popular languages. Which one are you using. Plus, you are probably using an emulator to simulate your prototypes. What kind, and I'll see if one is available for linux. Again, I don't know what you use in school, check out this link below to see if any rings a bell. [url=http://coolarm.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/electronic-software-in-ubuntu-linux/]ubuntu for electronic engineers[/url]
    Link to this post 11 Apr 13

    It depends on what you are trying to do with linux. You will have to be more specific.
    You said you are an electronic engineer. I have a brother-in-law that works professionally in that field :-). I am guessing you are using a particular programming language. Linux supports more popular languages. Which one are you using. Plus, you are probably using an emulator to simulate your prototypes. What kind, and I'll see if one is available for linux.

    Again, I don't know what you use in school, check out this link below to see if any rings a bell.

    ubuntu for electronic engineers

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: parport_pc driver parallel port detection with manually provided io ports.
    The first part in the script seems as if you were adding the driver to both the onboard parallel port and the pci port. The onboard port my have been using another driver that allowed the kernel to access it. I would leave that be. That last part of the script indicates that the kernel auto-detects what io ports )io_hi are on available and assigns the appropriate driver. You told the kernel what parport to detect rather then letting it do it itself. Seems like either would've worked. From observation ;-)
    Link to this post 03 Apr 13

    The first part in the script seems as if you were adding the driver to both the onboard parallel port and the pci port. The onboard port my have been using another driver that allowed the kernel to access it. I would leave that be.

    That last part of the script indicates that the kernel auto-detects what io ports )io_hi are on available and assigns the appropriate driver. You told the kernel what parport to detect rather then letting it do it itself. Seems like either would've worked. From observation ;-)

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: /home is 100% filled
    Can you give use a complete desciption of the jobs that you are running in your cluster? Did you create the jobs with a script or did you use an app wizard. The files that you removed may have contained information of when those jobs will stop. Back up all your files from your home folder to another storage medium. Make sure the files are accessible. Use a liveCD to boot the system and use one of the partition managers to re-size your partition giving it enough space. [url=http://gparted.sourceforge.net/]re-size using GParted[/url]
    Link to this post 03 Apr 13

    Can you give use a complete desciption of the jobs that you are running in your cluster? Did you create the jobs with a script or did you use an app wizard.

    The files that you removed may have contained information of when those jobs will stop. Back up all your files from your home folder to another storage medium. Make sure the files are accessible. Use a liveCD to boot the system and use one of the partition managers to re-size your partition giving it enough space.

    re-size using GParted

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