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mfillpot

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    RE: What Linux OS to start with (Details in post)
    To really learn the guts within a Linux based distro, I feel it would be best to start with gentoo, debian, slackware or arch as they default to the command line and force you to learn more about the core. My course for learning is exactly what you were describing, I removed all occurrences of windows from my computers when I was in college and installed only Slackware. The immediate need for productivity forced me to quickly learn and become familiar with the base system and utilities in order to complete my course work. This may sound bias, but I highly recommend starting with Slackware as it is a core OS, but the full install included everything and the kitchen sink so you are not constantly poking around the multitude of tools to find a preferred tool. If you choose to start with slack, then I will try to visit the site more often to help with your questions.
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    To really learn the guts within a Linux based distro, I feel it would be best to start with gentoo, debian, slackware or arch as they default to the command line and force you to learn more about the core.

    My course for learning is exactly what you were describing, I removed all occurrences of windows from my computers when I was in college and installed only Slackware. The immediate need for productivity forced me to quickly learn and become familiar with the base system and utilities in order to complete my course work. This may sound bias, but I highly recommend starting with Slackware as it is a core OS, but the full install included everything and the kitchen sink so you are not constantly poking around the multitude of tools to find a preferred tool.

    If you choose to start with slack, then I will try to visit the site more often to help with your questions.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Help with Grub/Filesystem
    In order to assist we would need to know what error messages are being populated in the Grub command line.
    Link to this post 3 days ago

    In order to assist we would need to know what error messages are being populated in the Grub command line.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Driver for HP Deskjet 1010
    hplip is generally installed inmost linux distros as a default entity, it works with cups to provide extra support for HP based devices. I have checked their compatibility list (http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/deskjet.html) and your printer appears to be supported with the drivers included in the current release of hplip. You should just have to install hplip from the package manager of your chosen distro.
    Link to this post 14 Apr

    hplip is generally installed inmost linux distros as a default entity, it works with cups to provide extra support for HP based devices. I have checked their compatibility list (http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/deskjet.html) and your printer appears to be supported with the drivers included in the current release of hplip. You should just have to install hplip from the package manager of your chosen distro.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Howe can i download stuff from internet?
    You can download the .deb files to a location on your hard drive, then either double click to prompt the package manager for installation of use dpkg, such as "sudo dpkg -i /path/to/file.deb" We always recommend the use of the package manager and official repos because it satisfies dependencies and installs trusted packages. If the location of the files is a repo server then you can just add it to your list to simplify updates. If it is just a site with deb files then I recommend caution because the installations are run with root rights and malicious code can cause real damage.
    Link to this post 14 Apr

    You can download the .deb files to a location on your hard drive, then either double click to prompt the package manager for installation of use dpkg, such as "sudo dpkg -i /path/to/file.deb"

    We always recommend the use of the package manager and official repos because it satisfies dependencies and installs trusted packages. If the location of the files is a repo server then you can just add it to your list to simplify updates. If it is just a site with deb files then I recommend caution because the installations are run with root rights and malicious code can cause real damage.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Images are not showing in my website
    Ok, then the permissions are the caus. The files are created under nobody, but the http daemon does not have access to those files. Please read the post at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/580584/setting-default-permissions-for-newly-created-files-and-sub-directories-under-a for a hint. You can also check the manual for the http server to see if you can change the default cache image permissions.
    Link to this post 21 Jan

    Ok, then the permissions are the caus. The files are created under nobody, but the http daemon does not have access to those files. Please read the post at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/580584/setting-default-permissions-for-newly-created-files-and-sub-directories-under-a for a hint. You can also check the manual for the http server to see if you can change the default cache image permissions.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Images are not showing in my website
    It sounds like the reference location to the images within the webpages is incorrect. Have you tried checking the image location on the webpages and comparing it against the filesystem location where the images are located? Additionally the permission on the images or image directory may be incorrect, make sure that the file and directory permissions match the permissions that are used on the pages that are being displayed.
    Link to this post 14 Jan

    It sounds like the reference location to the images within the webpages is incorrect. Have you tried checking the image location on the webpages and comparing it against the filesystem location where the images are located?

    Additionally the permission on the images or image directory may be incorrect, make sure that the file and directory permissions match the permissions that are used on the pages that are being displayed.

  • mfillpot
    RE: What do you think of this laptop for a mobile workstation for Debian??
    Debian and Ubuntu are close enough in functionality that most of the ubuntu refrerences should apply. With that being said, I found a post at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/11/26/follow-up-ubuntu-on-the-precision-m3800.aspx which is stating that the only two problems were touchscreen drivers and the sd-card drivers. You should be able to implement any fixes that that poster finds.
    Link to this post 12 Jan

    Debian and Ubuntu are close enough in functionality that most of the ubuntu refrerences should apply. With that being said, I found a post at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/11/26/follow-up-ubuntu-on-the-precision-m3800.aspx which is stating that the only two problems were touchscreen drivers and the sd-card drivers. You should be able to implement any fixes that that poster finds.

  • mfillpot
    RE: miniPC wout ARM
    Have you looked at the mini-ATX boards that have embedded x86 CPUs?
    Link to this post 07 Jan

    Have you looked at the mini-ATX boards that have embedded x86 CPUs?

  • mfillpot
    RE: Looking for some help!
    As you may already know, you should not expect windows based software to work on non-windows operating systems. With that being said, you can check the wine beginner how-to at http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/index or explore the wiki for application use information. As for the methods used within steam, steam has a large Linux user community and you can ask within those communities how they have accomplished the tasks as they are the most versed in the required methods.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    As you may already know, you should not expect windows based software to work on non-windows operating systems. With that being said, you can check the wine beginner how-to at http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/index or explore the wiki for application use information. As for the methods used within steam, steam has a large Linux user community and you can ask within those communities how they have accomplished the tasks as they are the most versed in the required methods.

  • mfillpot
    RE: how disable viewing of hidden files.?
    The hidden files only files in which the filename starts with a period. If you are referring to the GUI file manager known as Thunar, then you should just be able to go to 'View'->'Show hidden files'-> check/uncheck If you are referring to the view within another application then the application name will be necessary.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    The hidden files only files in which the filename starts with a period. If you are referring to the GUI file manager known as Thunar, then you should just be able to go to 'View'->'Show hidden files'-> check/uncheck


    If you are referring to the view within another application then the application name will be necessary.

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