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by dbruce
2012-11-06 15:30
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Whaddya do to tweak a new install?
Replies: 35
Views: 15518

Re: Whaddya do to tweak a new install?

Copy the user's configs and the system configs from a backup/another system/an-usb-stick-backup/an-external-harddisk-backup Case closed. Blink of an eye. I keep hoping someday it'll be that simple, but since the only time I do a complete, new install seems to be when I want a newer Debian version o...
by dbruce
2012-11-06 14:54
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Writing/Erasing/Formatting old Mini & regular sized SD mem.?
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Re: Writing/Erasing/Formatting old Mini & regular sized SD m

I don't remember what it's called, but there's some oddball kind of write protection you find on some of these cards that can only be removed by formatting, and some require a special, third party app to do a low level format. Kind of like all these flash drives you get that have some nasty Windoze ...
by dbruce
2012-11-06 14:37
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Whaddya do to tweak a new install?
Replies: 35
Views: 15518

Re: Whaddya do to tweak a new install?

Invariably I wind up doing a lot of system tweaks: networking and security, system variables (sysctl), power management, changes and additions to init scripts, set up cron jobs, etc. Add a few custom built drivers/modules, installing and configuring all my preferred apps, scripts I use that have to ...
by dbruce
2012-11-05 15:02
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Torvalds returns to KDE
Replies: 91
Views: 29234

Re: Torvalds returns to KDE

Amazing people get so worked up about this. :roll: In fact Torvalds always seems a little agnostic about DE's, although I think he may enjoying stirring the pot a bit. Whatever DE you choose, it's really nothing more than a set of tools creating an environment in which to use more important computin...
by dbruce
2012-11-04 00:49
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Torvalds returns to KDE
Replies: 91
Views: 29234

Re: Torvalds returns to KDE

ComputerBob wrote:Nope, all you need to do is say "IMO". :roll:
That's just your opinion.
by dbruce
2012-11-02 17:48
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [FIXED] LibreOffice creates fontconfig folder in home
Replies: 7
Views: 4858

Re: LibreOffice creates fontconfig folder in home when launc

IMO copying anything under /etc from Ubuntu to Debian is just ..... well, it's just plain evil! :lol: And there's your proof!
by dbruce
2012-10-31 15:46
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: PulseAudio not working on Sid install
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: PulseAudio not working on Sid install

Glad you got it working ..... though stuff like this drives me crazy, when I don't really know what the problem was. Unfortunately Linux audio always seems to stubbornly resist my best efforts to figure out. Documentation is a mess, IMO, and then there's all this stuff that seems to be layered one o...
by dbruce
2012-10-31 13:50
Forum: Hardware
Topic: [SOLVED] Tips and advice on buying a laptop for Debian.
Replies: 18
Views: 5382

Re: Tips and advice on buying a laptop for Debian.

I picked up an Asus K53Z (actually the Amazon variant, A53Z) a few months ago; quad core AMD A6 Llano processor, Radeon 6520G graphics, and everything plays nice even with Debian Squeeze. FWIW a couple engineers I know who are developing product under Linux have said that with all the recent laptops...
by dbruce
2012-10-14 20:04
Forum: General Debian
Topic: What do you use Debian for?
Replies: 34
Views: 11070

Re: What do you use Debian for?

Is porn mission critical? Absolutely! Debian is the only OS I have installed and is the only OS I have had installed since 2004 when XP decided to literally eat 4k mp3s. Although I did start with Kanotix>sidux>Debian sid. Want to collaborate on a Debian-based 'Ultimate Entertainment' distro? 8)
by dbruce
2012-10-14 17:27
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Do you make backups of your installation of Debian?
Replies: 29
Views: 7774

Re: Do you make backups of your installation of Debian?

I've thought about it but decided against it. I figured making and maintaining a backup would be more time consuming than doing the occasional re-install. It only takes me an hour at most to re-install Debian and all my applications from a net install. No offence, but i doubt that. If you want to d...
by dbruce
2012-10-14 16:18
Forum: General Debian
Topic: What do you use Debian for?
Replies: 34
Views: 11070

Re: What do you use Debian for?

Is porn mission critical?
by dbruce
2012-10-14 16:09
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Do you make backups of your installation of Debian?
Replies: 29
Views: 7774

Re: Do you make backups of your installation of Debian?

Sure, I just use rsync to maintain bootable backups on another HD partition, and on a USB HD in case the main drive fails. And, yeah ... I work right off a live filesystem (no X, logged in as root only); never any issues.
by dbruce
2012-10-10 19:44
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: may i take a fee for installing linux on someones machine?
Replies: 29
Views: 7024

Re: may i take a fee for installing linux on someones machin

nadir wrote:How much are you willing to pay to me for answering the question?
That all depends on how much you'll be paying me for this answer to that question. I take PayPal.
by dbruce
2012-10-09 19:46
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: how to get a copied partiton to boot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: how to get a copied partiton to boot?

'grub customizer' ..... no idea what that is. Anyway, you can add custom boot entries to /etc/grub.d/40_custom and update-grub will append them to the boot menu.
by dbruce
2012-10-08 21:22
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Inserting a CD [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Inserting a CD

saulgoode wrote:
TheDegree0 wrote:Sorry for responding too late, I wasnt home :3
Another ten minutes and I would've started a new thread asking where you were. :lol:
LMAO! Now that's what I call going the extra mile as a moderator!
by dbruce
2012-10-07 19:06
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Inserting a CD [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Inserting a CD

dasein wrote:
dbruce wrote:
TheDegree0 wrote:Sorry about that, I did cross-post because I was getting no responce :S
You got impatient after 20 minutes? :roll:
I suspect lots and lots of television and video games.
:lol: Probably right. If only he'd tried k3b....
by dbruce
2012-10-07 15:58
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Inserting a CD [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 1822

Re: Inserting a CD

TheDegree0 wrote:Sorry about that, I did cross-post because I was getting no responce :S
You got impatient after 20 minutes? :roll:
by dbruce
2012-09-22 20:25
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Iceweasel sluggish, any ideas?
Replies: 37
Views: 8251

Re: Iceweasel sluggish, any ideas?

Thanks for the recommendation. But what part do I clean up? Using about:config URL or opening prefs.js in .mozilla and delete/change what? Editing prefs.js directly isn't an exact science to my knowledge :) but seems to be accepted practice among Mozilla enthusiasts. Basically just open it up in a ...
by dbruce
2012-09-21 13:21
Forum: Beginners Questions
Topic: Iceweasel sluggish, any ideas?
Replies: 37
Views: 8251

Re: Iceweasel sluggish, any ideas?

Yes, this is an older thread.... I've been having similar issues for quite sometime. I disabled addons, tried several other things which didn't have an effect. I was able to get the browser back up the lightning speed by "simply" disabling the English spell checker. This is on my AMD64 Te...
by dbruce
2012-09-15 14:28
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: There is something magical about Firefox OS
Replies: 15
Views: 4293

Re: There is something magical about Firefox OS

I also like it, in concept anyway. But I question how 'huge' or significant it may be, just no way of knowing plus they already seem to be late to the party.

We'll see.....