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desktop effects could not be enabled!

Posted 09-10-2009 at 08:38 PM by jcrail

im using ubuntu 9.04 with a nvidia geforce 8400GS chip set and my drivers are showing up in hardware drivers and they seem to be working on everything, even the screensavers but i cant enable desktop effects(compiz)(Desktop could not be enabled).Compiz is on the system but i cant seem to enable it under appearance.Thers two drivers under my hardware drivers and i used the one that said you need this driver to enable 3d desktop effects.So what do i need now?!?!
Im new to linux so be easy the...
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part IVa

Posted 09-10-2009 at 03:18 PM by stuartd

A friend found a suitable power supply. So the laptop is up and running again.
I haven't done any more than hunt around on the 'net, in forums and news groups, and read Slackbook and more from Absolute BSD. All very useful stuff but I haven't found an answer that satisfies my need to understand what's going on.
I could simply ask on the forums what files I need to edit and how, but that wouldn't be entirely satisfactory unless it came with an explanation of what's going on.
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A chance to counter Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.

Posted 09-10-2009 at 04:14 AM by rich_c

The revelation that Microsoft appear to have been providing misleading (To put it kindly...) training material to their retail partners, for use by customer facing staff seems to be a reasonably big story at the moment. See my previous post and probably any of your favourite tech sites for details...

Handled with care, this could well be a gift to those of us who try to promote the use of Linux. No publicity is bad publicity! The way I'm playing it is to make as many people as...
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Things that happened last week

Posted 09-09-2009 at 05:15 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

Sometimes when it rains it pours.

Last week was like that - computers were having problems all around me, as as I am the person everyone around me turns to when that happens (I'm sure many of you can relate), they all became my problems.

There were three major incidents plus a hardware-related fourth more or less at the same time. The stories of the three are, I think, somewhat enlightening - especially as to the inertia Windows users show when it comes to something...
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man to pdf converter

Posted 09-08-2009 at 05:21 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 09-22-2009 at 01:31 AM by lumak

while it was fun to do, this was actually completely useless. Just hotkey your terminal and type "man'! Original post as follows.

I recently got a tablet PC and instantly wanted to fill it with a wealth of knowledge. This lead me to want PDFs of the man pages. Luckily, man can output in post script and there is a ps2pdf converter on most Linux distributions... But you may not want to convert them manually and you may want a nice folder structure for them....
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