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amnesia

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  • amnesia
    RE: Why do you love Debian?
    lol, damn comparing an os to his chest? it's probably soft and soggy by now :P
    Link to this post 30 Aug 09

    lol, damn comparing an os to his chest? it's probably soft and soggy by now :P

  • amnesia
    RE: cluster
    google!
    Link to this post 30 Aug 09

    google!

  • amnesia
    RE: What distro is best for a slower computer
    Linux is a package game, pick what you want trash what you don't. if it isn't in /etc/rc.d/rc.*;/etc/rc.M;/etc/init.d, etc, and isn't loaded at boot, it isn't a significant problem other than harddrive space.. With that said, ANY LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM can potentially be good for what you want... You don't have to limit yourself to a select few systems that claim they are 'BEST SUITED FOR LOW-END pc's..' if that were the case, you should use Damn Small LINUX.. Note: This also depends on your kernel compilation The smaller the better.
    Link to this post 22 Aug 09

    Linux is a package game, pick what you want trash what you don't.

    if it isn't in /etc/rc.d/rc.*;/etc/rc.M;/etc/init.d, etc, and isn't loaded at boot, it isn't a significant problem other than harddrive space.. With that said, ANY LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM can potentially be good for what you want... You don't have to limit yourself to a select few systems that claim they are 'BEST SUITED FOR LOW-END pc's..'
    if that were the case, you should use Damn Small LINUX..

    Note:
    This also depends on your kernel compilation

    The smaller the better.

  • amnesia
    RE: Linux basics
    If you guys have any questions in general pertaining to the nature of this post -- By all means, you can ask me personally via a message or post a question in this thread
    Link to this post 22 Aug 09

    If you guys have any questions in general pertaining to the nature of this post -- By all means, you can ask me personally via a message or post a question in this thread

  • amnesia
    RE: My screen has shrunk
    Hey -- There's a little trick you have to do to your xorg.conf to make this work. Your monitor is probably Wide screen considering the nature of your problem "thin" and black bars on both sides, this is relatively easy to resolve, so long as you have a 'feel' for the xorg.conf and how to view it with a text editor. What you need is: (1) a text editor you can use: pico/nano/gedit whatever works for you that is realtively easy. (2) a path to xorg.conf, mine is /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "Monitor0" VendorName "Unknown" ModelName "CRT-0" HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0 VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0 ModeLine "1280x720" 74.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 720 723 728 748 -hsync +vsync EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Screen0" Device "Device0" Monitor "Monitor0" DefaultDepth 24 Option "TwinView" "0" Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0" Option "metamodes" "1280x720 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0" SubSection "Display" Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection if you notice the Modeline and the metamodes you Can replace your config Section monitor and screen to replicate that. DO BE CAREFUL as to NOT go outside of your monitors boundries... I.e., the refresh rate and the Maximum your monitor can use as a resolution. This will probably resolve your problem with the widescreen aspect. Now, if it's not wide screen .. Then this might still work because it will give you alot of modes in your display properties Good luck -- ajay
    Link to this post 22 Aug 09

    Hey --


    There's a little trick you have to do to your xorg.conf to make this work.

    Your monitor is probably Wide screen considering the nature of your problem "thin" and black bars on both sides, this is relatively easy to resolve, so long as you have a 'feel' for the xorg.conf and how to view it with a text editor.

    What you need is:
    (1) a text editor you can use:
    pico/nano/gedit whatever works for you that is realtively easy.

    (2) a path to xorg.conf, mine is /etc/X11/xorg.conf


    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "CRT-0"
    HorizSync 30.0 - 82.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
    ModeLine "1280x720" 74.50 1280 1344 1472 1664 720 723 728 748 -hsync +vsync
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Device0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "TwinViewXineramaInfoOrder" "CRT-0"
    Option "metamodes" "1280x720 +0+0; 800x600 +0+0; 640x480 +0+0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    if you notice the Modeline and the metamodes

    you Can replace your config Section monitor and screen
    to replicate that.
    DO BE CAREFUL as to NOT go outside of your monitors boundries... I.e., the refresh rate and the Maximum your monitor can use as a resolution.

    This will probably resolve your problem with the widescreen aspect.

    Now, if it's not wide screen .. Then this might still work because it will give you alot of modes in your display properties

    Good luck --

    ajay

  • amnesia
    RE: Help setting up HP coloer laserjet to send scans
    http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
    Link to this post 22 Aug 09

    http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html

  • amnesia
    RE: Acer Aspire One
    Use slackware, it works on everything :) -- small, easy to use, fast etc.. edit: You may have to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M to make it do certain things upon boot.. (like go straight into Xwindows) and 90 % of everything is cmd line related :) so u get good on linux reel quick
    Link to this post 22 Aug 09

    Use slackware, it works on everything :)

    -- small, easy to use, fast etc..

    edit:

    You may have to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M
    to make it do certain things upon boot..
    (like go straight into Xwindows) and
    90 % of everything is cmd line related :)
    so u get good on linux reel quick

  • amnesia
    RE: Multiboot DVD "The Best of Linux" Edition
    Yeah, it's something like that -- I'd suggest you google on how to use cdburner though, lol. I haven't had a use for it in along time :> try this site: http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialCDBurn.html
    Link to this post 21 Aug 09

    Yeah, it's something like that -- I'd suggest you google on how to use cdburner though, lol. I haven't had a use for it in along time :>

    try this site:

    http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialCDBurn.html

  • amnesia
    RE: Multiboot DVD "The Best of Linux" Edition
    Um, it kinda looks like a bad burner ? the only thing with that though is, it could be alot of stuff, heh Um, try cdburner in the commandline something like ehhh cdrecord -scanbus - find the device name cdrecord -v -eject speed=? dev=?drive filename
    Link to this post 21 Aug 09

    Um, it kinda looks like a bad burner ? the only thing with that though is, it could be alot of stuff, heh


    Um, try cdburner in the commandline

    something like ehhh

    cdrecord -scanbus - find the device name

    cdrecord -v -eject speed=? dev=?drive filename

  • amnesia
    RE: problem with Wireless
    You may not have support compiled into the kernel.. You may not be running the commands from root.. tonjaa@tonjaa:~/ < root? to mount/umount a kernel module -- you need root. 1. Unpack source code of WPA supplicant: tar -zxvf wpa_supplicant-0.3.8.tar.gz cd wpa_supplicant-0.3.8 2. Create .config file: cp defconfig .config 3. Edit .config file, uncomment the following line: #CONFIG_DRIVER_IPW=y. 4. Build WPA supplicant: make -- you said you wanted to make it an 'access point' ? you need to cd /usr/src/linux-2.x.x.x ls -la | grep .config if that's a good config cp .config ../ make mrproper && make distclean cp ../.config $PWD make oldconfig && make menuconfig -> Device Drivers -> Network Device Support -> look around.. you May find your driver or generic support : ) 'Wireless LAN support'.. might be worth doing this '
    Link to this post 21 Aug 09

    You may not have support compiled into the kernel..
    You may not be running the commands from root..
    tonjaa@tonjaa:~/ < root?

    to mount/umount a kernel module -- you need root.

    1. Unpack source code of WPA supplicant:
    tar -zxvf wpa_supplicant-0.3.8.tar.gz
    cd wpa_supplicant-0.3.8

    2. Create .config file:
    cp defconfig .config

    3. Edit .config file, uncomment the following line:
    #CONFIG_DRIVER_IPW=y.

    4. Build WPA supplicant:
    make

    -- you said you wanted to make it an 'access point' ?
    you need to cd /usr/src/linux-2.x.x.x
    ls -la | grep .config
    if that's a good config
    cp .config ../
    make mrproper && make distclean
    cp ../.config $PWD

    make oldconfig && make menuconfig

    -> Device Drivers -> Network Device Support ->
    look around.. you May find your driver or generic support : )
    'Wireless LAN support'.. might be worth doing this
    '

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