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    CPU -Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Motherboard -MSI K8N Neo4 SLI Memory -Kingston ValueRAM KVR400X64C25 (512MB x2) Graphics -ATI Radeon X800 XL 256MB Sound card -Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS (OEM) Hard drive -Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB SATA Optical drive -Sony DW-D22A-B2 Dual Layer Case -Antec Sonata II Monitor -Viewsonic VA902b Speakers -Logitech X-530 70W 5.1 Floppy drive/media reader -Mitsumi 7-in-1 combo Power Supply -450Watt SmartPower 2.0 (included with case) Operating system -Windows XP Home
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  1. issued clear thank you sari
  2. ok. im not computer dumb what so ever.. but all these new ram speeds and stuff confuse me. im building a new desktop. the motherboard is calling for ddr2 667 ram.. would it not run as well if i threw in some ddr2 675? only reason i wouldnt just buy 667 is because im a hyper-x fan and its offered in 675 and not 667.
  3. i need a good knoppix release with kismet on board. s-t-d doesn't like me i do not know what the deal is
  4. it keeps increasing the driver worked thanks
  5. Hey, stopping by with a quick one for whoever is Linux conversant- (If you were wondering, other areas of life have been keeping me occupied/away from here...but I'm doing okay, so there you go.) I recently installed SUSE 10.1 via FTP, migrating from SUSE 10.0. I've noticed the RAM usage in 10.1 is markedly higher than it was in 10.0, to the point that I can't really run more than a terminal and YAST. i suspected a memleak, I've tried to renice and reset all the priorities on everything except for the kernel and X to 20, and it's still not, apparently there's a memleak somewhere in X, but it keeps denying me access to xdm even in root. I'm not currently on the machine right now, but if you want, I can boot it up tomorrow and try to post a top page, but I'm at the point that I'm willing to wait for the Mepis 6.0 final release on the 20th and install that...I was using SUSE because I wanted to explore an stable enterprise class distro, but sadly this isn't what I thought it would be. The new Mepis is Ubuntu based, and seems to have a lot of useful features...but, since Novell doesn't offer much in the way of support for its previous open SUSE releases, I'm stuck till they figure out where the bug is (or I come up on enough RAM to actually run it). It's too bad...I was looking forward to trying it out, but I'm dead in the water unless I come up with a solution to this. Also, I need to find the rtl8185 driver for a generic wireless card- ndiswrapper hasn't helped a bit, it doesn't recognize the XP firmware (despite the fact that it worked fine under 10.0)...
  6. Connection speed: Connection type: Approximate download time: 32-bit edition (3.5 GB) 3.0 mbps Fast Cable/DSL 4.5 hours 1.5 mbps T1 9 hours 768 kbps Cable/DSL 18 hours 256 kbps Cable/DSL 54 hours 64-bit edition (4.4 GB) 3.0 mbps Fast Cable/DSL 5.5 hours 1.5 mbps T1 10.5 hours 768 kbps Cable/DSL 21 hours 256 kbps Cable/DSL 64 hours Before proceeding, please read the update above regarding high download demand.
  7. ummm question wouldnt it just be easier to bring a copy of live linux and run it from the cd rom and do what you want from there and not have to worry about deep freeze?
  8. Ok, my computer has been acting funny lately and I've been combing over things to pinpoint any problems. Aside from a Java trojan, not much has come up. I did a scan with this website program called Housecall by TrendMicro that works well and is free. Something came up that was labeled AWS or something, and it was unnamed so I did a search for it. A while later, I started learning about Viewpoint Media Player. This is secretly installed with several programs, the biggest infiltration is with AIM. With AIM, the program is not only installed secretly, but upon removal it is automatically re-installed, EACH TIME YOU OPEN AIM What does it do? Well, it used to just look for updates and hijack your browser with pop-ups, along with allowing AIM to do those video ads. As of this year, they have begun something much more devious: TRACKING AND COLLECTING YOUR EVERY MOVE ON THIS INTERNET AND DOING SO WITH PRIDE, CLAIMING IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST. - This means that it is using not only your internet connection, but a heavy amount of resources on your PC. If you are experiencing any sort of slowdowns on your computer (not just the internet), this might be why. They claim to have 120 million "customers", so there is a very good chance that it is installed on your computer. Here's a bit from their "privacy statement": "Our clients are wide-ranging, from online retailers to auto manufacturers to online advertisers. For example, Sony uses Viewpoint to display complex features of its notebook, desktop, and server computing products. Toyota, Ford, and other car manufacturers use the Viewpoint player to highlight capabilities that are difficult to promote in a showroom or on a test drive. Many other product and service companies, most notably AOL, Coke, M&Ms, Sega, and Visa use Viewpoint for high-impact rich media advertising on a variety of popular web sites. The Viewpoint Media Player comes bundled with AOL, AIM, Adobe products and most retail computers sold today." THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT SHOW UP ON A VAST MAJORITY OF SPYWARE DETECTION PROGRAMS AND WEBSITES, INCLUDING: PestPatrol (Computer Associates) Norton Mcafee Hijackthis liutilities -----> Ad-aware <---------- System Info Computer Cops Webroot Spysweeper Microsoft Anti-Spyware Spybot Search & Destroy This is probably because either Viewpoint has paid these guys off, or they have found a loophole where you automatically sign their agreement when you install AIM. Also, they have only just recently started their tracking and collection, so the spyware detectors might still be playing catch-up. If you open your Control Panel, you will most likely find Viewpoint has installed an icon even in there, as if it were an essential component. Here's a way to remove it: ViewPoint Media Player manual removal: Uninstall Viewpoint Media Player from 'Add/Remove Programs'. Make sure you close any programs that might use this and also check your taskmanager (ctrl+alt+delete) for the "viewmngr.exe" process, or anything else with it's name. If you see it, close it, because if you try to remove the program, it will not fully do so when it is open. CLOSE AIM, FOR SURE. Misc: These Related files needs to be deleted if you want to remove viewpoint: AxMetaStream.dll, ComponentMgr.dll, MetaStreamID.ini, MtsAxInstaller.exe, npViewpoint.dll, npViewpoint.xpt, JpegReader.dll, Mts3Reader.dll, SceneComponent.dll, SreeDMMX.dll, SWFView.dll, WaveletReader.dll BEFORE YOU READ ANY OF THE SITES BELOW, READ THIS ONE: YOU WILL SEE THE PRESS RELEASE REGARDING VIEWPOINT'S BLATENT DESTRUCTION OF YOUR PRIVACY. THIS IS VERY RECENT AND KEEP IT IN MIND WHENEVER YOU READ ANYTHING ABOUT THEM NOT BEING SPYWARE. Here are some links to help you: Removal: - This site lists it as being "legitimate", obviously they have been comprimised, but still tell you how to get rid of it. You should also read the comments, because they go much further into the illegality and the removal. - A "Viewpoint Killer", I have not tried this, but will after I begin the removal process. Explanations: Recent (March), guy also offers a hidden way to stop AIM from re-installing it, and a pathetic excuse for a man named "Michael Tzez" defends Viewpoint: A very recent Slashdot discussion: - A guy named "Leo" explains some things, plus more of Michael Tzez's ranting, the guy is becoming a well-known name for those who try and speak out against Viewpoint. For more information, simply search for "Viewpoint", "Viewpoint spyware", "Viewpoint removal", etc on Google. Viewpoint has more users than Realplayer and nearly all of them never even knew they had installed it. Think about that and then go and rid yourself of this plague. They claim they are not spyware and campaign that statement, but they are lying and you should not be fooled. Please spread this information. The more people that know, the sooner this will end.
  9. and download #320. Restore Volume/Net Icon to Notification Area might want to repost this in a fixit thread it came in handy
  10. i got 4 volume icon(not there) avast antivirus and the vrdb (avast also) then windows security alerts(thats up cause i do not do automatic windows updates)
  11. marty there was no error i might have got the fix i went to kellys-korner and downloaded a registry tweak i am bout to restart and see if it worked
  12. Spanish Computer A Spanish teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. "House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa." "Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz." A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation. The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the feminine gender ("la computadora"), because: 1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic; 2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else; 3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and 4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it. (THIS GETS BETTER!) The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ("el computador"), because: 1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on; 2. They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves; 3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and 4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.
  13. yeah i tried that it did not help i do not hide any icons but i still set it to always show did not help