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by Mikuro
2009-09-24 14:35
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED} PPC iMac - installed but no desktop, CLI only
Replies: 8
Views: 20435

Re: PPC iMac - installed but no desktop, CLI only

with the rest just being my keyboard and mouse info. After a hard reboot, It gave me a fuzzy white bar and a mauve rectangle on the lower half of the screen. This is there for about 45 sec-1 minute and then finally i got the blue Debian log-in screen ! Did you comment out the "glx" and &q...
by Mikuro
2009-09-21 01:06
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED} PPC iMac - installed but no desktop, CLI only
Replies: 8
Views: 20435

Re: PPC iMac - installed but no desktop, CLI only

I struggled with this for quite some time myself. Eventually, after much Googling and experimenting with various solutions I found, I came up with this: # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, usin...
by Mikuro
2009-08-13 14:26
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Preferred method spam reporting?
Replies: 5
Views: 745679

Re: Preferred method spam reporting?

Why do I get a message saying "you are not authorized to view this forum" when I try to go to the spam reporting thread? I find the reporting button less than ideal, because it requires actually opening the thread to use it. And since we just got a wave of graphic porn in spam, I'd really ...
by Mikuro
2009-08-05 17:35
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Time limit for logins
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: Time limit for logins

Thanks for the ideas. Forgive the stupid question, but where can I find xcuckoo? It's not in any repos I have and all I can find by Googling is bug reports, man pages, and some references to source. Do I need to install it from source, and if so, where am I supposed to get the source?
by Mikuro
2009-08-04 16:49
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Good Java apps
Replies: 11
Views: 2805

Re: Good Java apps

CGoban , the client for the KGS Go server and also an excellent SGF (Go game record) viewer and editor. This is the only Java application I willingly choose over native alternatives -- which says a lot, because in this case the native alternatives are actually quite good. Even Azureus's robust feat...
by Mikuro
2009-08-04 15:39
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Time limit for logins
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Time limit for logins

I'm looking for a way ti impose a simple time limit for login sessions. I'm currently using GNOME, but I could be persuaded to switch to something else if it would be more suitable. I'm setting up a public computer where I work and we want to enforce time limits. I'd like it to include a countdown t...
by Mikuro
2009-05-31 01:12
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Do you sudo?
Replies: 129
Views: 28855

Re: Do you sudo?

Like some others, I use sudo to make it easy to sleep the machine. This is especially useful when I'm using SSH from my other computer; saves me the time of using my KVM, unlocking the linux GUI, and then using the sleep options there (which aren't even present in XFCE). For general-purpose rooting,...
by Mikuro
2009-05-28 18:14
Forum: General Debian
Topic: The bliss of RTFM.
Replies: 69
Views: 13444

Re: The bliss of RTFM.

The trouble with your argument is that experienced forum members don't have the time to answer every single newb who comes running to the forum with the same newbish questions instead of searching for an answer on his/her own. So even if (by some miracle) all experienced forum members unanimously a...
by Mikuro
2009-05-27 23:48
Forum: General Debian
Topic: The bliss of RTFM.
Replies: 69
Views: 13444

Re: The bliss of RTFM.

Did you find reading the manuals an intelligent and stimulating exercise? Did it help you become more prolific in using Debian and Linux? Are you still reading manuals when the need arises? Why? Do you consider suggesting a beginner to inform oneself by reading, an insult? 1. Occasionally. Too ofte...
by Mikuro
2009-05-26 02:54
Forum: Programming
Topic: bash '>' not good enough
Replies: 10
Views: 2041

Re: bash '>' not good enough

If there were such a limit to the > operator, I wouldn't have any hair left on my head. I'm not sure about the rest of my body, either.
by Mikuro
2009-05-17 03:03
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: howto - blog about ubuntu
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: howto - blog about ubuntu

Isn't this in the wrong forum? http://forums.debian.net/viewforum.php?f=16
by Mikuro
2009-05-11 23:52
Forum: General Debian
Topic: How do you browse the web?
Replies: 60
Views: 9891

Re: How do you browse the web?

On Linux, Iceweasel. Konqueror never impressed me, even when I used KDE. Can't really say why. On Mac OS X, I use Camino, which based on the same engine as Firefox 2.x. The Mac version of Firefox is bloated and slow compared to other Mac browsers. I wouldn't use a Mozilla-based browser at all on OS ...
by Mikuro
2009-05-03 15:48
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Why "Linux Sucks"
Replies: 38
Views: 6876

Re: Why "Linux Sucks"

I don't understand the thinking that Windows is suitable for "normal" users. It's not. Viruses alone make it unsuitable for anyone but an expert, or who is paying an expert to keep their computers secure. With Linux, once you get it into a working state, you're pretty much set. I'd much ra...
by Mikuro
2009-04-26 23:57
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Theme wishlist thread
Replies: 57
Views: 23903

Re: Theme wishlist thread

Hestia is my top pick. subsilver2 might be on top except I don't really like the blue-on-blue text. Of the text were black it would be great. Nice and simple, very much like the old design. Runners up: Bl@ck -- pretty pleasing overall, but it seems like it should be called Gr@y instead. Make the tex...
by Mikuro
2009-04-25 21:49
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: The new format makes it unduly difficult to read posts.
Replies: 94
Views: 69624

Re: The new format makes it unduly difficult to read posts.

I'm looking forward to new themes appearing. Using third-party hacks is a sloppy hassle, especially for people who use multiple browsers/computers/OSes. It doesn't help that most of the hacks only work with certain browsers. If the admins aren't up to it, I'm sure some members here would be willing ...
by Mikuro
2009-04-08 22:27
Forum: Programming
Topic: C/C++: Need to refresh my memory.
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

For C++:
http://www.cplusplus.com/
http://www.cppreference.com/wiki/

Those two sites have provided me with about 90% of my C++ learning material.
by Mikuro
2009-04-06 13:40
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Debian. My linux point of view.
Replies: 26
Views: 6059

I find this hard to swallow! How can students be convinced that Windows and Office is free? :shock: :? I don't think they believe Microsoft gives them away for free. They KNOW that they can and do get them for free by pirating, so they don't consider price a factor. "All software is free if yo...
by Mikuro
2009-04-05 19:58
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Back to Debian. My linux point of view.
Replies: 26
Views: 6059

I'd go with the first regular CD installation disk. The netinst is okay if you only plan to install once and don't mind if the installation takes a while to download everything. With the standard CD you'll be able to install on multiple systems more easily, including ones with slow/no internet acces...
by Mikuro
2009-04-05 13:57
Forum: General Questions
Topic: is there a linux disk defagmentor like in windows?
Replies: 7
Views: 808

i`ve read the best way of defragmenting would be to copy all the content on a backup and then recopy it Depends on what you mean by "best". Safest? Yes. Fastest? No. Most effective? Hmm....I'd think not, but I guess it depends on the file system and defragmentation tool you're comparing. ...
by Mikuro
2009-04-04 21:02
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Linux Hater's Blog: A Must Read
Replies: 35
Views: 8992

√ You know I don't really care what else your reply included because that symbol is awesome! How did you make it? :lol: You can enter unicode characters in many Linux apps by holding down control and shift then typing U and the hexadecimal character code. That symbol is the square root sign, whic...