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The perfect Linux distro: One with a GUI packed into the initrd

Posted 01-01-2011 at 01:17 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Here's a brilliant idea: What if one of us created a Linux distro with a GUI (and all its dependencies) packed into the initrd and hard-coded into the "init" shell script in its top level as such that it runs at the kernel level? There goes the argument by Windoze geeks that Linux is like DOS.

First, we would have to use a version of the command used to make the initrd that has hook support. That means we would need to base it off of Arch and then define a hook to pass to...
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ATI vs NVIDIA proprietary drivers for Linux.

Posted 01-01-2011 at 01:45 AM by replica9000

My experience with fglrx has not been very good. I've tried using it with three different ATI cards, the HD3200, HD3300, and HD4650. Three nice graphics chip sets. But what good is a nice video card when you have poor drivers? I always seem to have some sort of issue when using fglrx. Either it doesn't like my current kernel, my current xorg, and doesn't play nice with KDE 4. Even when I do get it up and running, I get poor contrast and/or corrupted graphics.

My last working...
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Posted 01-01-2011 at 12:31 AM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)
Updated 01-01-2011 at 08:16 PM by lupusarcanus

New Year's Boredom...
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How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

Posted 12-31-2010 at 11:17 PM by allu john sudhakar

What is Skype:-

Skype is a little piece of software that lets you make free calls to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world. And even though the calls are free, they are really excellent quality.

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to anyone else, anywhere in the world. Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute. Group chat with up to 100 people or conference call with up to nine others. Free to download.

How to install Command Line Way...
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Happy New Year!

Posted 12-31-2010 at 06:15 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

It is Saturday the 1st of January 2011 (or 1/1/11) here in Scotland, and has been for around 15 minutes. And what a year it has been. Open source may have become invisible, but that didn't stop the march of Linux into many aspects of our lives - not least mobile phones.

But we can't stay serious for long. Have a great 2011, wherever you may be, whomever you're with, and whatever you're doing! And you never know: 2011 may just be the year of Linux...
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