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Posted 11-17-2010 at 04:17 PM by brianL
Updated 11-17-2010 at 04:19 PM by brianL
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Well, something's gone drastically wrong with my SheevaPlug. I don't know what I did, if I did anything, to cause it. About a couple of weeks ago, I booted up into ARMedslack on the SD card, and instead of the expected Slackware login prompt, I got this:
After running ls and ls /bin, I realised I was in BusyBox. WTF! I tried rebooting - same again. I tried resetting some environment variables from the SheevaPlug prompt, re-entering those from the ARMedslack installation notes -...
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Stop being a chameleon

Posted 11-17-2010 at 04:06 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

I was reading in the latest issue of Linux Format about a thing called Parallax. This is essentially a technology which will allow for facial and bodily recognition and will react to various movements. For example, if you lean back in your chair whilst watching a video, the video may become full screen. Or, should you stray away from your desk, notifications will appear larger, or the volume will increase. The ability to use facial recognition for login is fairly obvious.

This represents...
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First Post to blog

Posted 11-17-2010 at 01:44 PM by Vegan

Never even glanced at a blog before...
So i guess i will start one.

Last night i deleted my windows 7 partition finally cutting the ties to that retched OS, if you can even call it an OS anymore.

Pictures here

So as of now i have my Fedora 13 on my computer and that is it. Fedora has treated me very well, ever since core 4.

I will be installing...
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Listen to it instead of read it.

Posted 11-17-2010 at 03:34 AM by peonuser
Updated 11-19-2010 at 06:29 PM by peonuser

I could not see spending $150 or more for an ereader, when I already have a laptop. But I did want a more portable way to use the files. This is what I came up with.

Just a thought....

sudo apt-get install xpdf
# or your equivalent.

pdftotext inputfile.pdf outputfile.txt

# Optional: split the text file into smaller portions if you want to.

text2wave < outputfile.txt > file.wav

# test file

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ubuntu crashed

Posted 11-17-2010 at 12:16 AM by sinvikram

i have been using ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala since past one and half year.Day before yesterday it was working fine ,but when i started it again in evening it was not able to log in my account.i have lots of very important data on mu hard disk and i cannot afford to loose it at any cost,its so valuable for me.its a kind request to all the volunteers if they can help me rectify this problem as soon as possible.i am able to use the computer by booting from the ubuntu cd and using net.plz help me....
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