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Old 03-07-2010, 05:27 PM   #1141
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Do you have working transparency? (requires working composite)
I found that PekWM has some issues regarding De-Iconifying OpenOffice and using Yakuake on multiple desktops, so I tried switching to xfwm4. Because it has optional compositing, I decided to try transparency for fun, and it works great.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 07:23 PM   #1142
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If you're in a position to decide about weather conditions, can you please make it warmer in London tomorrow. I have a very annoying cold, but unfortunately can't call in sick
I don't get to decide the weather, just whether I'm going to work in it or not. But I'll think warm thoughts for you!
 
Old 03-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #1143
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/me has decided that ext4 is ready for the big time. I've been using it on /boot and root partitions for a year, without a hiccup. Now it's time for new installs to use it for /home. I've been using ext3 for /home, felt safer with an older and more trusted fs. Installed my first ext4 /home yesterday. No looking back.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 03:10 PM   #1144
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Hmm, X just restarted on me for no reason, and very randomly.
Xorg.0.log only showed it unloading modules and closing the log;
dmesg showed that all usb lost power or were reset, but the computer didn't!
chkrootkit reported no problems...

Hmm...strange.

Oh well, anyways, ext4 is actually pretty fast. I'm going to give reiserFS a chance, and see if I like it. If I don't, I may stick with ext4.

/me is sick with a common cold, and has an unremovable HDD screw.

And also, don't you hate it when you spend an hour to solve somebody else's problem and then not have them reply?! This is happened three times to me in the last couple days! What the heck?!
 
Old 03-08-2010, 03:20 PM   #1145
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I don't get to decide the weather, just whether I'm going to work in it or not. But I'll think warm thoughts for you!
Thanks, I feel much better now.


/me thinking of a big bag of tissues that I used over the last three days. Not sure how to dispose of them. I don't think I want to recycle my bacteria.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 03:48 PM   #1146
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/me thinking of a big bag of tissues that I used over the last three days. Not sure how to dispose of them. I don't think I want to recycle my bacteria.
Donate it to a government biological warfare research lab.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:04 PM   #1147
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Donate it to a government biological warfare research lab.
Soon there would be another deadly strain of H1N1 aptly called 'sycamore flu.'
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:30 PM   #1148
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Something really nasty happened to my Arch Linux just now and I don't know why...

I was switching through Xfwm4 themes when suddenly Kate crashed and brought down X with it.

I started X back up, and Xfwm got hung up, I had to switch to another VT and run "killall X". I tried replacing xfwm4 with pekwm (but still with xfce4-panel) in .xinitrc, same thing. I deleted all my Xfce config files and tried again. The mouse didn't even move. The keyboard didn't work, not even the keyboard light would come on and I couldn't switch to another VT. I was forced to use the Reset button and hope it wouldn't ruin my hard drive.

It booted up fine, I purged all xfce4-related packages just in case while still in CLI mode, and I ran "xinit /usr/bin/pekwm" and I got into a working GUI, from which I an posting now.

I wonder what went wrong?

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Old 03-08-2010, 04:36 PM   #1149
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Something really nasty happened to my Arch Linux just now and I don't know why...

I was switching through Xfwm4 themes when suddenly Kate crashed and brought down X with it.

I started X back up, and Xfwm got hung up, I had to switch to another VT and run "killall X". I tried replacing xfwm4 with pekwm (but still with xfce4-panel) in .xinitrc, same thing. I deleted all my Xfce config files and tried again. The mouse didn't even move. The keyboard didn't work, not even the keyboard light would come on and I couldn't switch to another VT. I was forced to use the Reset button and hope it wouldn't ruin my hard drive.

It booted up fine, I purged all xfce4-related packages just in case while still in CLI mode, and I ran "xinit /usr/bin/pekwm" and I got into a working GUI, from which I an posting now.

I wonder what went wrong?
I usually reboot after X crashes as it usually messes up the memry pretty bad.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:39 PM   #1150
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OH, NO!!!

I closed a window and X froze again! The window's close button just stayed presses after I let go of it!

I killed X from another VT and am now posting from the command line using Lynx.
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:50 PM   #1151
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I installed and ran "rkhunter" and it warned that I might have Adore Rootkit. What should I do?
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #1152
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I installed and ran "rkhunter" and it warned that I might have Adore Rootkit. What should I do?
Ask on the main part of the forum?
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:52 PM   #1153
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OH, NO!!!

I closed a window and X froze again! The window's close button just stayed presses after I let go of it!

I killed X from another VT and am now posting from the command line using Lynx.
Sorry to hear about it - your system must have been exposed to 'sycamore virus'
 
Old 03-08-2010, 05:02 PM   #1154
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I posted a thread about this in the Linux - Security forum.

I am currently running X with TWM, and trying to remember not to close any windows, just in case .
 
Old 03-08-2010, 06:01 PM   #1155
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I posted a thread about this in the Linux - Security forum.

I am currently running X with TWM, and trying to remember not to close any windows, just in case .
You *did* take the box off the net though?
 
  


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