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ok here I am going to try the Open Source method to get a fix to some problems I have.. I have 3 and need help.

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#1 -- I am creating my own linux CD based off slackware.. I need a name for the distrobution.. Right Now its Steve Linux after me but who really cares about me (except my kids) enough to say I run Steve Linux.. (and since its based on slackware.. is its really mine I think not.. ) so I need a name.. a good one...

#2 -- I need art, While I have played Guitar for 24 years and at one time had a record deal (but as 99.9% of record deals end after the first relase I was broker for it) I have not other artistic abilities. I need splash screens at 640x480x16 in lss format (linux splash screen) there are gif2lss and png2lss converters out there.. I also need backgrounds and KDE/Gnome splash art.. and Icons.. I really su*k at this so any help ..

#3-- I need to knwo how to have a script change the xhost permisions. . I have a install script that insted of re-inventing the world .. uses qtparted to create partitions / resize ntfs and format lable partitions. my problem is when you click on the install icon it ask for the root password but then qtparted can not run ( no big deal if you already have partitions ) so I need to fix this with out a user logging out and backin as root or a user doing a xhost + before running the script.. too much work (not for me but end users with no clue... but do I really.......never mind.)

so please help.. some distrobutions ask for donations.. whell here are the ones I need..

rules.. the name must work for all people at all ages..IE no FU Linux or any thing like that.. (well not out loud)

adn last if you submit art it must be Creative Commons copywrite..see http://creativecommons.org/ for mare information.. (it cost you nothing to copywrite as such... just a document...)

thanks for the help...

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Iccaros linux 1.0.

That name has a nice ring to it! That'll be your legacy once your distribution takes off and challenges the other distros.

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Hi icarros....I have to agree with hitest on that...I wouldn't mind tellin' people that I run Icarros linux 1.0

as far as the art thing, I think I have some skills, not really pro by any means but can do some pretty cool stuff with PS7....I'd be willing to take a whack at it if you give me a concept or what you'd like it to be. (are you looking for penguin art?...lol)...if you'd like to check out a couple things I did, I made both my desktops in the "Post your desktop" thread (some of the layers are obviously borrowed but I'm not too bad at original creation also) and was runner-up for the besttechie banner, if you wanna check that thread too..

I'm not too good with icons unless I'm rippin' em off from a pic , shrinkin em' down and converting to png...so someone else would probably do better there.

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"That'll be your legacy once your distribution takes off and challenges the other distros."

Now thats funny..... :D:D:D:D

I just want it to work ... :blink: But I like your thinking........WORLD DOMINATION...in a little box..

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#1  -- I am creating my own linux CD based off slackware.. I need a name for the distrobution..

I always planned to call my distribution Communix. Probably doesn't work for everyone.

#3-- I need to knwo how to have a script change the xhost permisions. .

Something like this:

#!/bin/sh
# Name:  sux
# Syn:   Run an X program under su with access to the current X session.
# Usage: sux [program] [args...]
# Bugs:  For whatever reason, non-X programs don't work.  xterm -e is your friend.
#        Access to the X server from localhost is never revoked.

xhost localhost >/dev/null
su - <<EOF
env DISPLAY=${DISPLAY} ${@:-xterm}
EOF

?

(It's a lot easier if you use sudo. *shrug*)

Edited by jcl

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"That'll be your legacy once your distribution takes off and challenges the other distros."

Now thats funny..... :D:D:D:D

I just want it to work ... :blink: But I like your thinking........WORLD DOMINATION...in a little box..

Heh-heh :D:D

I can see it now.

Bill Gates: Who is this iccaros guy and why have Windows server 2003 sales declined by 24% last quarter?

Steve Balmer: Uh-uh,,, huh?

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first JCL.. thanks for th escript but I have to agree. I was talking to a buddy of mine when SUDO hit me.. (we were talking about C code) I use it in my startgui script to allow the user to log in at init 3 and then run X while searching dev for the Video card. So I should of known... but I also Like your other way for systems with no SUDO installed.

tictoc5150--

DOMINATRUX!!!!!! that cool make tha tthe "HACKER version with a buch of sysadmin tools.. I don't knwo ifI could look at TUX the same after I see Him/Her in bondage though..... :D

but if you can play with the Two names I'm looking at..

here they go adn Why

Iccaros Linux because Well Hitest liked it..

but the other is more geek like...

I have a buddy comming out with a Pay for Linux (Proffesional Desktop stuff) called CLinux (since linux was created in the C language)

so I thought I would spoof him (for fun and since mine is free...........) call it 'See'-Linux

I know I'm a geek......

but if you can come up with some stuff to any fo the three (Ya DOMINATRUX!!!!!! may be cool... I'll have to pass it around and see but it may get as much attention as JESSUX did..)

but the art I need..

Iccaros is a bad spelling of the Greek Myth of Icarus. I have used this name on the Inter-web for 10 years now.. so something Greek like..

for See Linux some good logos.. adn stuff have fun.. you will own it under the CC Linces, it just gives me the right to Give it away with my distro.. only you would have rights to sell it..

and the DOMINATRUX!!!!!! .. what ever you like..

the art needed is

boot splash screen which is required to be 640X480x16 (yes 16 colors) and saved in lss format, source forge has lots of png2lss and giff2lss bmp2lss type tools.

the kde boot screen

if you look under your /usr/kde/3.3/share/apps/ksplash/Themes/Default

you will see the diffrent formats needed.

when this is past the first beta test I'll let you guys know and I'll mail any who want a copy a CD..

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hey icarros,

I took a stab at something yesterday, before I had any idea what you were looking for....tougher than I thought working with 16 color images.

the .lss is gonna be another hurdle, seemed to get a whole bunch of errors trying to install png2lss

I'll take another shot now that I have some idea of what you're looking for but since I have no shame, here's a peek at what I thought might look cool coming up on my screen...lol (still just a bmp but it's 4 bit)

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thats cool.. good starting point (100% better than mine)

ya png2lss is a pain

gif2lss is easy

http://freshmeat.net/projects/gif2lss/

command is

gif2lss filename.gif > filename.lss

you just untar it and do a make

then cp the gif2lss file to your /usr/bin

and then a chmod 777 /usr/bin/gif2lss

now ready to use

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hey icarros,

I took a stab at something yesterday, before I had any idea what you were looking for....tougher than I thought working with 16 color images.

the .lss is gonna be another hurdle, seemed to get a whole bunch of errors trying to install png2lss

I'll take another shot now that I have some idea of what you're looking for but since I have no shame, here's a peek at what I thought might look cool coming up on my screen...lol (still just a bmp but it's 4 bit)

Very cool tictoc5150, I like the splash screen:-) I like the name iccaros linux, the mythical reference is classic.

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thats cool.. good starting point (100% better than mine)
Very cool tictoc5150, I like the splash screen:-)

first off, thanks for the kudos on the quicky...I'll try to do better now that I know what to expect and how 16 color images behave.....I tested that image out as a boot screen in XP and found out just how brutal 4 bit can be...looked a bit sloppy but something very cool and ominous about it too.

ya png2lss is a pain

gif2lss is easy

easy huh?....lol...nothing is easy in my world!...hahaha

[[email protected] gif2lss-0.4]$ make

rm -f gif2lss.o

cc -c -g -Wall -O2 -o gif2lss.o gif2lss.c

make -C gif_lib

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/tictoc5150/gif2lss-0.4/gif_lib'

gcc -I. -D__X11__ -fno-builtin -g -c -W -Wreturn-type -Wcomment dev2gif.c

dev2gif.c:27:22: X11/Xlib.h: No such file or directory

dev2gif.c: In function `DumpScreen2Gif':

dev2gif.c:138: error: `XImage' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:138: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once

dev2gif.c:138: error: for each function it appears in.)

dev2gif.c:138: error: `XImg' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:140: error: `XColor' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:140: error: syntax error before "XColorTable"

dev2gif.c:141: error: `XWindowAttributes' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:257: error: `Display' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:257: error: syntax error before ')' token

dev2gif.c:260: error: `WinAttr' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:263: error: syntax error before ')' token

dev2gif.c:272: error: `XColorTable' undeclared (first use in this function)

dev2gif.c:288: error: syntax error before ')' token

make[1]: *** [dev2gif.o] Error 1

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/tictoc5150/gif2lss-0.4/gif_lib'

make: *** [gif_lib/libgif.a] Error 2

the same kind of errors I got when trying to make png2lss....something vastly different in the file structure of MDK 10.1?....any way of fixing this without a degree in CS?...lol

I'd hate to have to give them to you for conversion...like all bad artists, I tend to like finishing my work and seeing it in action before giving it away....lol

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the same kind of errors I got when trying to make png2lss....something vastly different in the file structure of MDK 10.1?

Does MDK have separate development packages? Could be that you only have the X runtime package.

Does

$ locate Xlib.h

produce anything? If so, drop into gif2lss-0.4/gif_lib and change this part of the Makefile (line 14)

INCS = -I.

to

INCS = -I. -I $DIR

where $DIR is the the directory that contains X11/Xlib.h (e.g., /usr/X11R6/include).

I'd hate to have to give them to you for conversion...like all bad artists, I tend to like finishing my work and seeing it in action before giving it away....lol

Thanks, I'll be using that excuse in the near future ;)

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jcl is right.. it sounds like you don't have the development packages installed.

if you plan on compiling software (a lot of googd open source only comes in source code)

then you need

kernel source (some call it kernel development)

Gnome Development

Kde Development

X11 development

Pm me and I'll send you my binarys.. but they may not work.. or I can send you a beta cd that has gifff2lss and png2lss working on it.

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hey iccaros,

just letting you know I haven't forgot about you

took a couple more tries at the bootsplash which seem to fail miserably.

also tried installing the development packages for MDK which also failed.

then got busy over the past few days...I'll free up some time to work on it soon.

if you plan on compiling software (a lot of googd open source only comes in source code)

then you need

kernel source (some call it kernel development)

Gnome Development

Kde Development

X11 development

Pm me and I'll send you my binarys.. but they may not work.. or I can send you a beta cd that has gifff2lss and png2lss working on it.

of those I have the kernel source installed....Gnome and KDE give a $***load of errors when trying to install (and thats from the CDs) or the package manager hangs...there is no X11 development package in MDK 10.1...or at least I can't find it.

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I using the current one you made.. People seam to like it.. I'll send you a cd i fyou send me a pm.. with your address. I don't have a download site yet.

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any one know of a cheep ftp hosting site.. I would host it my self by last time I got hacked (my fault left Frontpage crap on ... ) they left Sick porn on the the server.. (not good porn I woudl like but child and other crap.) I had to get my Secuerity Clearance Re-done and it risked my job as I had to prove I did not do it my self.. so I'm a little afrade to do it.. but I may have to..

thanks for all the help

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any one know of a cheep ftp hosting site.. I would host it my self by last time I got hacked (my fault left Frontpage crap on ... ) they left Sick porn on the the server.. (not good porn I woudl like but child and other crap.) I had to get my Secuerity Clearance Re-done and it risked my job as I had to prove I did not do it my self.. so I'm a little afrade to do it.. but I may have to..

thanks for all the help

Wow. That's terrible! Glad to hear that the sickos didn't endanger your job.

I'm also really paranoid about running a server. About two years ago I was running a really old version of Linux, Caldera 2.3, on a P166. I had Apache installed and it was serving up a personal web page out of my house. I also got hacked, he locked me out of my unit, I couldn't log-on as root to remove him. I had to re-format my HD and then I promptly put my box behind a firewall.

I only use my ISP now to host pages.

I'll look around for a cheap ftp hosting site. What would be cheap for you?

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