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Screen 'not connected'? Where's the PVA...

Posted 01-26-2011 at 09:34 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

My screen on my Thinkpad 600 recently died and I believe its backlight has finally given way. While troubleshooting the problem I discovered some very interesting things about my Thinkpad.

It all started with the Thinkpad 600 hardware maintenance manual which I found on the web after a brief google. It contained key combinations that allowed me to access advanced information in the 'Simple' BIOS.

It turns out my Thinkpad is a very modular system, with all modules...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-WAV to MP3

Posted 01-26-2011 at 09:20 PM by arniekat

Open a Terminal in the directory with the *.wav files and run this command:

for i in *.wav; do lame "$i" "`basename "$i" .wav`".mp3; done

NOTE-This will create the MP3 files with the same name as the WAV files.
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Bug #1 in My Family: The fact that I don't have a say in how rules are made

Posted 01-26-2011 at 08:21 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Rules in moderation are okay in my opinion. Especially those here on LQ, since they help to keep those who troll about proprietary operating systems off these forums. They're also good at school, since they help to keep violence out of the school and keep kids safe.

However, the one place rules are *not* okay (especially if I don't have a say in how they're made) is the very place in which I live. Sure, those that are critical to my safety (such as *not* running out in front of a...
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Playing Nicely

Posted 01-26-2011 at 02:56 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

The announcement that versions of Ubuntu from 11.10 will be shipping with Qt has caused a little furore in the Linux world, as they are attempting to bridge what looks like a fairly wide chasm. Obviously, those in the know will be aware that Qt and GTK+ (the toolkit currently included with Ubuntu) are used by KDE and GNOME respectively, and both have very different design philosophies.

But while this looks impossible, I have to admire Canonical and the Ubuntu community for their efforts....
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Theme Infinita Oscuridad

Posted 01-26-2011 at 11:24 AM by SeRi@lDiE (Oscuridad)
Updated 08-24-2011 at 09:45 AM by SeRi@lDiE

Well I have decided to build a new system. This system will be a full custom rig build by me. The Theme will be called "Infinita Oscuridad"

I am sure there is a few Linux Hardware enthusiast lurking around here...

So far here is what I got in the boiling pot.

Intel I7 2600+ K
Gigabyte A-X58A-UD3R
G.SKILL Ripjaws X + Turbulence II Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
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