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  • System nForce 2 (Gigabyte 7N400-L) AMD xp2600 Barton, 1 gig pc2700, ATI 9800pro, 120 gig WD hd
  • Operating System Ubuntu Feisty, Absolute 12, Dream Linux, Foresight
  1. Post Your Linux Screen Shot

    Yet another screenshot of The Mighty Slackware (12.0). Featuring Aqualung and ROX-Filer.
  2. Slackware

    Thanks hitest, I went ahead and subscribed to the Slackware security update mailing list. Anyway, my issue has been resolved. To get this functionality from slapt-get, you need to have gnupg installed. Absolute 12 has gnupg2 by default, but not gnupg. I installed gnupg 1.4.7-i486-1 and all is working correctly. If you're wondering whether gnupg(1) will conflict with gnupg2, apparently it will not. From the gnupg2 announce: "However, both versions may be installed alongside without any conflict." source: http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-ann...6q4/000239.html Thanks to Jason over at jaos dot org for the solution.
  3. Browser

    Perhaps they were referring to installing the different components of SeaMonkey. In addition to the browser, you can also install the chat client, mail client, etc. I've used SeaMonkey from the release of Firefox 2 (because I liked FF 1.5 so much better). But since Firefox 2.0.0.5 came out, it seems much faster and more stable, so I tend to use it over SeaMonkey now. Some people have trouble installing SeaMonkey, so I'm going to give a list of commands to follow. First, if you're distro uses sudo (like Ubuntu) DON'T USE SUDO to do the install. Extract the SeaMonkey installer with: tar -xvzf seamonkey-1.1.3.en-US.linux-i686.installer.tar.gz Then cd into the installer directory. For the next few commands, you must be root (again, don't execute the installer with sudo) to become root and stay root in Ubuntu: sudo su most others just: su (You MUST run SeaMonkey once as root before you can run it as a regular user, in the code below, as soon as SeaMonkey starts quit it immediately - don't continue to run it as root) ./seamonkey-installer /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey exit If all went well, you can now run SeaMonkey with: /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey You'll want to make a shortcut to that command. The SeaMonkey icon will be at: /usr/local/seamonkey/chrome/icons/default/seamonkey.png To uninstall SeaMonkey: cd /usr/local rm -dr seamonkey (For the rm command, you have to be root) That's about it. Hope this helps.
  4. Post Your Linux Screen Shot

    Absolute Linux 12 (based on Slackware 12) Great distro. Very fast. No bugs to report. (only had problems with slapt-get after updating it - not the distro's fault) I'd forgotten how fantastic K3B was. Absolute home page: http://www.pcbypaul.com/absolute/
  5. Slackware

    I was wondering how Slackware users update their systems. Is slapt-get the best way? If some forum members are using slapt-get, would you tell me what version? Do you recommend using it? I'm using version 0.9.12a and I can't get "slapt-get --add-keys" to work. This is the error I'm seeing: slapt-get: src/gpgme.c:204: slapt_add_pkg_source_gpg_key: Assertion `e == GPG_ERR_NO_ERROR' failed. Aborted I pulled 0.9.12a from cvs because 0.9.12 was giving me a "segfault". Apart from the verification error, it seems to be working correctly. Any help would be appreciated. BTW, I'm using Absolute Linux 12.0 (Which is awesome!)
  6. Post Your Linux Screen Shot

    Here's Zenwalk 4.6.1 running on my old Athlon 750. I had some trouble getting my ancient modem and ES1868 sound card working (both ISA). Apparently Zenwalk comes without any support for the ISA bus, I had to download the kernel source and recompile with ISA, ISA PnP and sound drivers. (first time compiling a kernel, can't believe it works!!!) Minor bug complaint: the menu system. To get to them, you right-click on the desktop. But occasionally the menus will completely disappear while I'm browsing them. Also the "Quit" menu item is reluctant sometimes. I may have to click it a few times before it responds. Both of these happen only rarely. (I suppose these could be symptoms of a noob rebuilding his kernel, don't think so though) Edit: since some updates were pushed a few days ago, I haven't seen these problems reoccur. Either it's fixed, or my comp has just decided to behave on its own. Other than that seems to be a solid, fast, good looking distro. Really like how it mounts USB drives and cdroms. Overall: pretty sweet. Recommend you give it a try.
  7. I've Got My Linux Box Running

    This should explain how the root account works in Ubuntu: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
  8. Post Your Linux Screen Shot

    Aqualung - gapless audio playback for GNU/Linux. HumanAzul icon theme.
  9. Post Your Linux Screen Shot

    No screenshots posted lately, so here's one of Ubuntu Dapper. Working great. Not seeing any reason to upgrade.
  10. Address Bar Question

    In the address bar, type in: about:config Then search or scroll to this key: browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll Right-click and select "toggle", you want the key set to "true". This is for Firefox 1.5 but should be the same for 2.0. (I'm a SeaMonkey user)
  11. Evolution Mail

    If you're interested in trying something else, I recently installed SeaMonkey, and am very impressed. It's a browser, email and chat client in one. Looks and works just like Netscape 7 - my favorite browser from the MS Windows days. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/
  12. Ubuntu

    fixmbr should do the trick. If you'd like more info, I found this explanation very helpful: http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p18.htm
  13. Linux Kernel In A Nutshell

    Thought some of you guys/gals might be interested in a little light reading. (this was on Digg a few days ago, so you may already be aware) Here's a link if you're interested: http://www.kroah.com/lkn/
  14. Mount My Partition

    Good to know. We'll just stick with FAT then.(Its been a long time since I even booted Windows - its just taking HD space at the moment)
  15. Mount My Partition

    (Copy/Paste from Ubuntu Handbook) If you would like a more specific answer, please post output from: sudo fdisk -l and the file system you would like to use on the 15 gig partition. Note: Windows can (with a little help) read/write to an EXT3 partition. I think ReiserFS as well.