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Old 02-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #31
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My system icon is very unreliable. Sometimes it shows Tux and other times it shows a question mark inside a circle.
Just refresh the page, I get the question mark in a circle only when I have made a new post or edited an older one, after refreshing the page the icon is correct.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 05:08 AM   #32
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I have never been concerned about it, but knowledge is good. Thank you.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 05:30 AM   #33
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For 32 bit Slackware, do I need to change the x86_64 field to i686 or x86_32? In fact in both cases my user-agent never showed up.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #34
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It doesn't matter, there is no difference for the forum if you use 32 or 64 bit. For example, here is what my useragent string looks like:
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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0.2/Slackware Linux
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 AM   #35
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I have the exact line already put in pref.js since upgrading to FF 18.0.1, the Slackware icon never showed up :-

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user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0.1/Slackware Linux");
Not sure, what I missed there.

Thanks.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:26 AM   #36
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I've considered using Slackware instead of Windows 7. The problem is that I use Quicken and an older email program called Eudora. Unfortunately none of the personal finance software does everything that can be done by Quicken, and it is also difficult to convert existing data (correctly). The open source Eudora does not support some of the features that I use (regular expressions in filters).

KDE has been another issue for me. Until very recently it has not been stable enough for me to consider it. XFCE is very stable, but it lacks some of the functionality provided in KDE. Most notable (for me) is the ability to easily access shared CIFS folders on other computers. Although KDE is now very stable, it still seems slow and complicated.

I may end up switching to Slackware and running my Windows programs in a virtual machine. I do all my programming work in a Windows XP virtual machine already. After using Windows 8 briefly on a new computer, I am even more inclined to switch to Slackware soon.
I use Moneydance, a Java application, that does pretty much everything Quicken does (download transactions from banks, investment accounts (like Vanguard and Schwab), credit cards, daily update of stock market), useful reports, all that. You can import QIF and OFX files cleanly. One-time cost is $49.99 (and, I believe, worth it) for unlimited personal use on as many operating systems and computers as you'd like). Works just fine, been a happy camper for years; see http://moneydance.com/.

Eudora? Dunno (I've used Thunderbird for years, perfectly happy).

VirtualBox. I have Win7 running in VirutalBox (only when I actually need it for something). I use QuickBooks, TurboTax, Stamps.com and FamilyTreeMaker (but that's going) when I need them, otherwise Windows is only a memory (a bad dream?). My working machine is Slackware 64; you can install 32-bit WinXP in a virtual machine, works fine, you can install 64-bit Win7 in a virtual machine, works fine. You install Windows software in the Windows virtual machine, works fine. You do not need multilib for any of this -- the Windows installation is Windows, it's not an emulator, so you can install 32- or 64-bit Win7 (if you've got a 64-bit system) and away you go. Oh, yeah, Quicken will work just fine, too (don't have it installed but did about five years or so ago).

VirtualBox turns out to be the best solution for a bad situation -- Windows is crap, we all know that, but folks do give you money for doing Windows things and there are some applications that are so useful that you can hold your nose and do what you have to. In my experience almost 100% of what I do is done in Slackware and the little bits here and there that I must do in Windows is almost tolerable (it's still Windows, it's still Patch Tuesday, it's still disk cleanup and defrag and all that nonsense).

I've given up on KDE in favor of Xfce -- although I do a full install of Slackware and all the KDE applications are there and the useful ones work fine. Xfce has and is getting better than it was and I don't have problems with it. It works.

Hope this helps some.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:32 AM   #37
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I have the exact line already put in pref.js since upgrading to FF 18.0.1, the Slackware icon never showed up :-



Not sure, what I missed there.

Thanks.
I don't have put it in a config file, I just have added that string using the GUI, as I described in post #11.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 11:11 AM   #38
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For me, when I am posting from a Windows machine it is either a) not my machine, or b) I just post during a break from one of my games and don't want to reboot because I intend to continue the game after the break.
TobiSGD I know from your posts you are a hardware guru. Do you find a big difference when running a dual boot versus a VM for games?
Sorry for the OT
John

For some on topic:
At home Slackware has been my exclusive desktop since retiring Win95 sometime in 96/97. It's hard to remember now. I do run a VM since 20 something for my wife's bank which is windows only.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #39
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I can't speak for TobiSGD, obviously but I have found software that will not run in a VM at all as it needs direct access to hardware. That which does run tends to be noticeably slower and prone to refresh problems.
 
Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #40
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I can't speak for TobiSGD, obviously but I have found software that will not run in a VM at all as it needs direct access to hardware. That which does run tends to be noticeably slower and prone to refresh problems.
My post was to indicate I use no, none, nada, zilch, windows software, except a VM to access my brides one bank account which she refuses to move.
The question fot TobiSGD was just one of curiosity.
John
 
Old 02-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #41
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Giving the new 'string' a try to see if the Slackware globe shows up under my handle, heh.

Well, that didn't work, all I got was a question mark.

Never mind...I had to reload seamonkey to get it to show up. Thanks!!

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:31 AM   #42
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Switched from OS/2 to Slackware 3.0 in 1998, and aside from a foray into FreeBSD in 1999-2000 it's been my only desktop OS. Employers have all been Linux shops too, but with the exception of a couple where I was choosing the infrastructure they weren't using Slackware. Currently using Ubuntu at work for development, but I always bring my Slackware laptop with me for personal use.

Many of my friends use (and like) Linux at work, but have Windows desktops at home. I've asked them why, and they've all given similar reasons -- there are games they like to play, or applications their hobbies depend on (like photography or landscaping apps) which only run under Windows.

My own hobbies either depend on apps well-supported by Linux (emacs, gcc, perl) or on apps I've had to write myself anyway, so there's no need for Windows.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #43
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TobiSGD I know from your posts you are a hardware guru. Do you find a big difference when running a dual boot versus a VM for games?
The problem with VMs is that they use virtual videocards that simply lack performance and features needed for modern games. Older games can be played in a VM, newer games are simply to slow or won't work at all. So gaming in a VM is currently not a real option.
This should change when reliable PCI passthrough is available, so that the OS in the VM can directly use the video hardware.
 
Old 02-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #44
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Currently using Ubuntu at work for development, but I always bring my Slackware laptop with me for personal use.

Many of my friends use (and like) Linux at work, but have Windows desktops at home. I've asked them why, and they've all given similar reasons -- there are games they like to play, or applications their hobbies depend on (like photography or landscaping apps) which only run under Windows.

My own hobbies either depend on apps well-supported by Linux (emacs, gcc, perl) or on apps I've had to write myself anyway, so there's no need for Windows.
Thank for introduce hobby theme there P.S. you are very unlazu - each day carrying around with ~3 kg heavy laptop is beyound my laziness

I have in hobby level visual astronomy ( and in linux be enought planetary programm for me -in general i use kdestars from kdeedu package, and also sometimes xephem too. celestia, stellarium and also Cartes Du Ciel...
also i have hobby on photography for microstoks ( with possibility to come small side earnings) - for that very good work GIMP with UFraw.
other my hobbies not suffer from OSes - book readings, movies, music listening, forums and wikipedia...
diablo II runs on wine good, freeciv is good alternative to old civilization game, nexuiz is good alternative to fps like a quake and unreal tournment. also for old games i better have a old computer like a pentium 166 MMX and pentium III 500 - 1200 MHz, with win95 osr2 / Win 98 SE for them, and games like wing commander 3 - 5,unreal, quake 1 - 3, doom 2,warcraft 2, pontifex II, x-tension (elite like game) and so on
beside that i have x2-the threat for linux too...
 
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