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The loss of an office

Posted 12-14-2008 at 04:16 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Some time ago, I made a bold request to my employer. It seemed they had two server cabinets sitting unused in a storage room, and I couldn't help but wonder what was wrong with them. I asked the IT Director, and his response was "there's nothing wrong with them...they simply have the wrong shape mounting holes for all new servers we'd be purchasing from now on".

An idea brewed. An e-mail was sent. Some paperwork was filled out. And I had to find a trailer...soon. Turns...
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Fixing the MBR without loosing data.

Posted 12-14-2008 at 02:21 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-16-2008 at 01:50 PM by lumak

First let me explain my situation. I was playing with Slackware 12.1 and making partitions on a new system, I got lost somewhere withmy partitions and had the crazy idea of dualbooting slackware to have a safe build environment from my system. (I ended up just using the build environment which lead me to wanting a chroot jail instead... ANYWAY)

I screwed things up and had lilo installed on boot records in several different places. How do you fix this then?!

You restore...
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messedup screen resolution

Posted 12-14-2008 at 10:55 AM by bhupendra

Hi
Recently I set the screen resolution of my ubuntu 8.10 too high. On rebooting, I got the message "signal out of range"; i could not get the desktop. After an extensive google search, I found the following solution for which I am grateful to a lot of kind souls. I rebooted the pc with a live cd of Ubuntu 8.10. This gave me access to my hard drive. I navigated to /etc/x11/xorg.conf under nautilus and added the following script to the file.
Section "Monitor"...
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Me and IT 2

Posted 12-14-2008 at 07:05 AM by brianL

There have been one or two changes since my first blog entry. Got a slightly used (ex-demo) laptop: an ASuS F5RL, with XP Pro already installed. First thing I did was resize it, not sure how long it's going to stay on. The first distro I tried on it was Ubuntu 8.04, which worked perfectly. That was just for testing. Slackware, my personal favourite (in case I haven't mentioned that already ), went on next. To get on the 'net (wired) I had to get the atl2 module; I haven't got round to sorting...
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Mmmm Fluxbox

Posted 12-14-2008 at 01:25 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why didn't anybody tell me fluxbox is everything that blackbox could be with active development. Every feature I tried to add to blackbox my self (basically through scripts) is already in fluxbox and then some!

I tried openbox briefly because the reviews and descriptions made it sound more of what I wanted... BUT I'm sold on fluxbox now. what was the last feature that I found in it that spurred this message? A customizable tool bar + system tray to-boot! It also doesn't freak out...
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