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Today I was not frantically searching for a solution to a problem-du-jour for a change and took some time to just browse through LQ; those mods, they really are a laff a minute bunch
Have you tried entering the command: startx That will (no surprise) start X. -- (J.W.)
Hi *****. It sounds jinxed to me. As you know, hard drives aren't supposed to make clunking noises, (J.W.)
And that moreover in urban areas a call for help is
more likely to make people head the other way
because they don't want to get into trouble?
A study has found that the call "Fire!!!" for instance
is more likely to attract people because watching
houses burn is a great spectator sport.
Of course calling fire when you drown would be
a bit silly. (Tinkster)
Maybe that's also the reason that I don't walk like a tele-tubby. (Tinkster)
I wish you two would quit this stupid bickering. (chort)
This is a long shot, but did you type your username in caps by any chance? (chort)
So clearly, this isn't a RH 9 problem, but rather something that you did to RH 9 out of the ordinary that broke it. (chort)
Sorry, I don't know the DeadRat-way of doing either :\ (Tinkster)
Ummm .... whatever you did in the GUI obviously didn't work :} (Tinkster)
care to elaborate just a tad more?? (acid_kewpie)
We're not the classifieds...(trickykid)
I guess no one reads a moderators warnings. (trickykid)
Moderators do have a little more power in which I'm not going to disclose... (trickykid)
You keep posting your questions in the wrong forums......Please stop doing this. (trickykid)
Lets not let this turn into an ugly political bashing type thread. Its on thin ice right now and about to crack.(trickykid)
Read our rules. If you wanted the title changed, report it to a moderator. If you want it moved, report it. If you want it closed, report it. Its not rocket science.(trickykid)
If it was a free world, I could spray paint my name on your home without getting in any kind of trouble or being sued, etc.(trickykid)
You know what finegan, I hate you. So I ordered a Slackware tshirt and a Slackware ballcap tonight... (trickykid)
Patrick V (the realllllly tall guy, works on some project called Slackware, maybe you've heard of it?)(finegan)
when someone asks "what's that program" and includes a screenshot, it's *ALWAYS* gkrellm(acid_kewpie)
not the sort of thread i'd normally bother replying to, but assuming a linux user passes two basic checks, gentoo can be for anyone:
1) you can read
2) you can type in what you read(acid_kewpie)
here's the solution.. don't bother with limewire, it sucks...(acid_kewpie)
I'm sure someone already invented that wheel.(unSpawn)
We don't delete posts at LQ, unless there very bad ones :-)(Aussie)
making multiple posts just annoys us.(Aussie)
These gems are just from the last two weeks or so :P
Anybody care to chip in with some more quotes?
****PLEASE NOTE this post is meant in fun, and is NOT aimed at insulting, irritating or otherwise irking anybody. I genuinely do get a laugh as the mods patiently deal with hapless noobs like myself, and otherwise do a fine job of keeping the peace at this great site.
Ha! I'll agree that some of these comments can look pretty silly when viewed in isolation, but keep in mind that some of the questions that get posted would seem to indicate that the poster is not only a newbie to Linux but also a newbie to computers in general, and thus it sometimes seems reasonable to include comments that may seem unnecessarily obvious to more experienced users. Similarly, sometimes a question is described in such vague terms ("my speakers don't work, what should I do?") that the cause may actually be one of those Homer Simpson "D'oh!!" problems ("check to see that they are plugged into the right output jack on the sound card.") In any event, I think that everyone does try to keep the mood light here. -- J.W.
Originally posted by J.W. Ha! I'll agree that some of these comments can look pretty silly when viewed in isolation, but keep in mind that some of the questions that get posted would seem to indicate that the poster is not only a newbie to Linux but also a newbie to computers in general, and thus it sometimes seems reasonable to include comments that may seem unnecessarily obvious to more experienced users. Similarly, sometimes a question is described in such vague terms ("my speakers don't work, what should I do?") that the cause may actually be one of those Homer Simpson "D'oh!!" problems ("check to see that they are plugged into the right output jack on the sound card.") In any event, I think that everyone does try to keep the mood light here. -- J.W.
Oh, don't think we don't understand this. That is part of what makes the comments so funny... trying to imagine the boneheaded post that inspired them.
Frankly I am shocked at some of the sheer newbie questions I have seen (newbie to computers not Linux). What is even more frustrating is when someone is very very newbie about computers and refuses to learn unless you repeat yourself 5-10 times for every question. [I've had one member earn a spot on my ignore list for such behavior.]