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Random thoughts

Posted 02-24-2011 at 07:06 PM by Emerald-Rose

Got bored while while trying to get my games working in ubuntu and decided to write a blog. Who knows, some of this may actually be useful to people. I guess my first random thought is the loooooooong chain of events that led me to become a Linux user. Now during the course of this chain i shall number the times i screw up, so let's see how big of a clusterfuck this was. Instead of getting a computer i KNEW could do what i wanted from a site like iBuypower, i bought an Acer to game and practice...
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Going thin...

Posted 02-23-2011 at 12:21 AM by peonuser
Updated 02-23-2011 at 10:02 AM by peonuser

Had not set up an ltsp server in a long long time. Just to keep my fingers in it, I took an 800 mhz amd single core system to use as the server. I think it had Jaunty on it. Upgraded to lucid. The system already had two nics in it so it made things easier.

sudo apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone.
make sure to set the nic to autostart or a bunch of services will not start.
set the ltsp network nic as static.
Altered the dhcp configuration files for the nic...
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External harddrive speed woes

Posted 02-22-2011 at 01:31 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

A few minutes ago I was preparing to distribute video encoding of files on my portable harddrive across multiple computers in the house. Just to get the quality and codec settings right before I finished, I started encoding one of the videos on only my main computer.

I'm glad I ran this test.

At first when encoding, I noticed the second CPU wasn't being used. I thought perhaps the encoder wasn't designed to be multi-threaded, but that would be ridiculous. I decided...
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OOo 3.3 How to???

Posted 02-21-2011 at 09:11 AM by teboil12

Have Ubuntu 10.10. Am a newbie.

I just uninstalled my Open Office 3.2, to install Open Office 3.3 instead. That's what I did, sudo add-apt-repository ppapenoffice-pkgs/ppa. after that sudo apt-get update, after that sudo apt-get install openoffice.org. Everthing seemed OK. Even did sudo apt-get install openoffice.org-gnome. Restarted computer. Happily opened Open Office in order to start writing. What do I see? The old OOo is still there, nothing has happened...
Could anybody...
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How to replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver in ubuntu

Posted 02-21-2011 at 05:35 AM by sridhar11

XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 Window System.On X11 systems, XScreenSaver is two things: it is both a large collection of screen savers; and it is also the framework for blanking and locking the screen.

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