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How I would like to use a desktop switcher

Posted 11-12-2012 at 07:01 PM by Skaperen
Updated 11-14-2012 at 03:51 PM by Skaperen

I currently use the compiz desktop switcher. It's also what is known as a "compositor", but I really don't know what all the functions are that it needs to perform. Clearly among them is switching desktops. So I guess it places windows from some sets of windows (and other GUI objects) on to and off of the screen as needed.

How compiz is working is that is displays some effect on the screen to show how you are doing switching. Some people like the cube effect where when...
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UFEI Secure Boot: An Understandable Explanation

Posted 11-12-2012 at 05:13 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-21-2012 at 01:56 PM by hydraMax
Tags security

http://faif.us/cast/2012/sep/27/0x32/

This oggcast contains Matthew Garrett's discussion of UEFI and Secure Boot. It is the first explanation I've heard on the subject that really came across clearly.
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First prolog program: eight queens problem

Posted 11-09-2012 at 03:36 AM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-09-2012 at 03:38 AM by hydraMax
Tags prolog, puzzles

Sniff, sniff... my first prolog "program" is complete. I decided to do a solution to the eight queens problem, figuring that no one has tried that one before.

Code:
%% Prolog Eight Queens Solution
%% Copyright 2012 by Christopher Howard
%%
%% CC0 Public Domain Dedication:
%% To the extent possible under law, Christopher Howard has waived all copyright
%% and related or neighboring rights to Prolog Eight Queens Solution. This work
%%
...
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Major disk trouble DRDY ERR and UNC error

Posted 11-07-2012 at 10:08 AM by error_401

Just happened:

Got a nasty error on my laptop running Debian Squeeze. Unable to boot further than initramfs with errors preventing the file system from mounting.

Nasty bugger. Seems to be a bad sector on my HDD. Causes several attempts to read and finally fails with
DRDY ERR and subsequent UNC error triggering the errors:
unable to mount rootfs etc.

Now trying with the installer CD-ROM in recovery mode. A bit nasty as I have unsaved data...
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virtualbricks connect switch to local network

Posted 11-06-2012 at 01:29 AM by zhjim

Another post for me myself and eye so I don't forget how I did it.

Here are the steps to get a virtualbricks setup with a vde_switch to connect through your local computer to the lan/wan/inet. All under Debian wheezy while in late testing.

We need a "master switch", a tap device, a local nic with access to the wide world. Have all your other switches or vserver (within virtualbricks) connect to the "master switch".

Configure your tap...
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