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An Old Toy

Posted 10-25-2010 at 04:52 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:30 PM by MrCode

I was wrong about my Arch lappy being my first laptop...I found an old toy "laptop" of mine that was laying around in some boxes of my old toys from when I was in my single-digits/early tweens. It's one of those "educational/learning" toys...

Here's a shot comparing my real lappy with the toy:

Unfortunately, however, it doesn't work anymore. I had done some (more...
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X dual head, one graphic card

Posted 10-25-2010 at 10:48 AM by serafean
Updated 11-04-2010 at 04:20 PM by serafean

X configuration

Goal : 2 separate X screens working as dual-head(like 2 mice, 2 keyboards), powered by one graphic card(nvidia ion, 1st gen).

features used :
  • X multiple screens (Zaphod mode?)
  • MPX (multiple input X)

First configure the X server through xorg.conf :
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Monitor"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 1500 0
    Screen      1  "Screen1" 0 0  #LeftOf "Screen0"
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File Type: txt xorg.conf.txt (2.9 KB, 8 views)
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GNOME Shell 2.91: Installing in Ubuntu 10.10

Posted 10-23-2010 at 04:56 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 10-23-2010 at 07:20 PM by Kenny_Strawn

According to this article, GNOME Shell is making more progress than I originally thought. However, Shell 2.91 is not in the original location that I thought it was in.

I once thought that the version of GS in Florian Müellner's screenshot wasn't uploaded to Git -- yet. When I submitted a bug saying that changes to the Shell weren't getting pushed to GNOME Git, I got pointed to this:
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Giving Feedback About Dell...

Posted 10-23-2010 at 06:54 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

I just posted some feedback off to Dell, expressing my "disappointment" over their decision to remove Ubuntu-based computers from their website. I didn't think to copy it, but it went something like:
I am disappointed by the decision to remove Ubuntu... I am sure there is a market... if you give Ubuntu and Windows equal coverage then many entry-level users would be interested... you shouldn't be bending to Windows' monopoly...
Anyway, I gave the website a rating of 2/5 and...
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Things that annoy me in Ubuntu

Posted 10-22-2010 at 04:55 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I'm currently using Ubuntu on my desktop computer, and would like to share some of my issues with it and Gnome.

1) Updater creating popups and stealing my window focus
Updating is supposed to be a great feature of Linux distributions, but Ubuntu sucks at the GUI end of it. While updating I have to either leave my computer alone until the process is finished or face annoying popups in the middle of my screen every five seconds with a progress bar on them for every stage of...
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