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Just trying to jot down whatever I think I should remember about doing stuff in/with Linux (OpenSUSE, Fedora and Linux Mint mainly)

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Where to Install Bootloader: mbr or /

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:24 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:44 PM by phoenixrising
Tags boot, grub, mbr

You should try not to install grub/bootloader in the mbr when you have a dedicated boot handler and/or multiple distro installation in mind. Have the bootloader installed in the installed '/' partition instead e.g. in /dev/sdx1 or something like that...

More info about installing multiple distros here
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Managing multiple sound cards (along with no sound in flash/youtube etc.)

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:21 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

If you have multiple sound cards, installing pulse volume manager is almost a must (IMHO).

1. Set the default sound cards from the pulse volume manager

2. From the 'Playback' tab, you should be able to 'shift' the sound stream to the appropriate sound card that you want when you're playing something in that application e.g. playing a youtube video in Firefox...
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Printer Installation/Printing

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:19 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

  1. It's important to check if the printer is 'enabled' from the Admin settings
  2. It's important to set the location of the printer to the hostname i.e. if your computer hostname is 'MYCOMP', the location of the printer should say 'MYCOMP' -- at least in two distros i've seen it to be left blank (and as a result printer was not working -- it was showing up on the menus -- but not doing anything)...
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Installing gconf-editor (to stop showing volumes on Desktop)

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:17 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

In Fedora, after making a small and harmless change in my fstab following what it said here, ALL the partitions started mounting and APPEARING on my desktop. That made the desktop look totally obnoxious.

Here's what I had to do.

I had to install the 'gconf-editor'

Code:
su -c 'yum -y install gconf-editor'
and then I launched the gconf-editor from the Applications -> System Tools -> Confguration Editor

From that app, I...
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Small detail about menu.lst

Posted 03-02-2009 at 11:10 PM by phoenixrising (Learning Something Everyday about Linux)
Updated 03-02-2009 at 11:55 PM by phoenixrising

After the last line in menu.lst (typically "chainloader +1"), you NEED to give a blank line

Fedora 10, was not loading because of that...
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