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Old 09-07-2002, 06:04 AM   #16
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As I can understand 'xfontsel' shows what fonts my system supports? Am I right?
 
Old 09-07-2002, 06:10 AM   #17
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It would appear so...

I am not a big font guy, so I really don't know about your font question.

It would make sense that xfontsel would display the fonts available on your system though. If one of them that is on the list isn't working, it might just be a "standard" list and you have to install fonts as needed/wanted.

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Old 09-07-2002, 06:27 AM   #18
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Ok MasterC, I will try not to disturb you any more on that font question
 
Old 09-07-2002, 06:34 AM   #19
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You don't disturb me buddy

I like the challenging questions, and even more I like to find the answers to em. Any luck yet?
 
Old 09-07-2002, 06:44 AM   #20
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Still searching.... Oh this day was very difficult for me, but I have figured out a lot of new things about Linux
Every morning one thought comes to my mind:
Maybe it is the time to get rid of Windows?
Masterc are you using winbloze?
 
Old 09-07-2002, 06:49 AM   #21
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Yep. The navy really doesn't give you a choice. But at home, nope. I never use it. I have it on their for dual boot for my wife, but I never use it by choice. If she is doing something and I can't reboot, then I have little choice, but otherwise, I don't use it at all, for anything. If I want to play a game, and I can't do it on Linux some how, or find a similar game on Linux, I won't play it.

Oh and you can call me Chad.

Of course it's time to get rid of winbloze If you only have it as a security blanket, and really don't use it for anything anymore, then what's the point? Blast it away. If you are still using it, but for only 1 or things (maybe games) then decide how much space it really needs, and resize it. Blow it away, shrink, reinstall, and donate the extra space to Linux somewhere.

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Old 09-07-2002, 07:18 AM   #22
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Yep, I haven't loaded it for 2 weeks
I have understood that I have everything in Linux, that I had in winbloze.
But one problem, my sister can not use Linux
It is a pitty, My Linux partition is 3.00GB, winbloze(ntfs) - 7.00GB, fat32 - 9.6GB
So now I am preparing for a great change in my life....Yes you are right, Chad - it is getting rid of winbloze!
One month ago I didn't used Linux at all, now everything have changed
Now I making reverse engeneering on Linux every day and I am very lucky
I am lucky that I am using Linux, I am very proud of that system
winbloze - suxx , Linux - rulezzzzzzz

Some time ago I was just saying this words because other people say them( it was very popular). But now this words mean a lot to me, and they are real truth

I hope you think a little bit similar to me, Chad
 
Old 09-07-2002, 07:49 AM   #23
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ha ha ha, that's cool. Linux is popular there? I don't know a user anywhere near me. The closest person on this board I have seen lives in Vancouver, WA. So for me to say something cause it's popular would suck since winbloze is the popular OS around here. Unless of course you are referring to the board, and then of course, it's because you are on a Linux user board where hopefully, everyone feels that Linux is a better OS.

No need to completely get rid of it and force your sister to use something she isn't comfortable with, but if she only uses winbloze for minor things and doesn't need the space, then the shrink idea above is a good one. You can donate the extra space to Linux, keep a small fat32 partition for filetransfer (for when you are having to use winbloze for whatever reason) and that's good.

Of course I agree, I didn't rack up 2k+ posts because I am winbloze lover Nah, I like Linux alot, and with it this board. It's more than just a little bit of time to chat with some people, or just something to try out on my computer, Linux teaches alot of things that apply to other parts of life as well. Along with that, users seem to be more helpful and friendly than others. Even though there are 'elitists' out there, it's not nearly as bad as the large group of them who use winbloze.

All in all, it would seem to be a better idea to use Linux, and that's why I choose to continue with it (while still trying other things, just to keep the ideas flowing and such).

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Old 09-07-2002, 10:14 AM   #24
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Yep, I decided to resize my 'ntfs' partition to 3GB, and make Linux 6GB,
what about fat, I will leave it
Of course winbloze suxx ... but I will leave it anyway, only for some things:
like printer and programming
I think it is the best way out ( only 3GB, uh let it be )

PS. How is you LFS?

regards Nautilus
 
Old 09-07-2002, 10:41 AM   #25
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It's gone for now. I wiped out my drive a little while ago, and haven't started puting LFS back on, but when it was on it was nice. Very fast. When you are ready it's a good thing to do, it will teach you alot as well.

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Old 09-08-2002, 01:08 AM   #26
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MasterC what can you say about Gentoo Linux?
 
Old 09-08-2002, 03:50 AM   #27
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Since this question is directed to me, I guess I will answer. I have never used it, but from what I have read, and user response, it would seem to be a very good idea, and have a lot of potential. It sort of sounds like an LFS for newbies kinda. I think if you really want a good response and a feel for this type of thing, you might want to see if there is already a thread started on this in the distro section, and reply to it, or if there isn't, start a new one to get oppinions/info of people who have used it.

I may give it try sometime soon as well.

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Old 09-08-2002, 04:20 AM   #28
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thanks for advice, I just want to try out Gentoo
 
  


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