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Step, step, trip. Dust off; repeat.

Posted 12-26-2008 at 12:33 PM by ctroyer
Updated 12-26-2008 at 12:35 PM by ctroyer (recategorize)

So, in typical Linux fashion, I've been reading disjointed FAQs and wikis, and making some slight progress. That is, until I come across instructions in a wiki entry that refer to a command (hwinfo) that does not exist on my machine. No biggie, I figure, I'll just check the LQ commands list, and something helpful. No dice. I'm guessing that the hwinfo command is specific to the unnamed distro being used by the author of the wiki entry. So, for the next step forward I'll try booting fom one of my...
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Walking the wireless path

Posted 12-26-2008 at 11:47 AM by ctroyer
Updated 12-26-2008 at 12:20 PM by ctroyer (recategorize)

I set the goal for myself of getting the wireless card working on my Thinkpad 600. Yes, it's an antique, but that's part of the charm. No native support seems to be available for my Buffalo G54 card, so I'm going the ndiswrapper route. (I'm no Free Software zealot - I'm just a cheap bastard.) Thus far, I've managed to get the ndiswrapper software to claim that it has installed the driver - but the hardware is not yet recognized. So now I'm researching how to get the card recognized. (Running Slackware...
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A little Linux fun.

Posted 12-25-2008 at 10:24 PM by Hitboxx
Updated 12-25-2008 at 10:26 PM by Hitboxx


How about this? I thought of killing my Fedora (not in a literal sense), just how much damage can it take until all hangs up, without using any scripts or forks or bombs.

Started Vbox with two machines running Mint and Slitaz, and still it was running all happy and fun.

Didn't succeed this time. I think I will put in more VMs with other distros and see how far it goes...
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Installing wine synaptic

Posted 12-25-2008 at 11:37 AM by shiv_meg

Dear Friend this is what i get

root@Home:~# sudo apt-get install wine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

Please guide me
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virtualbox & dual boot

Posted 12-24-2008 at 05:41 AM by lauriej

I've been using Virtualbox successfully for about 6 months, but recently encountered a problem after upgrading to version 2.1 (not the OSE version) and so I'll pass on this info so other newer Linux users like myself don't get caught.
I have a Suse Linux/Windows XP dual boot 64 bit system with Suse as the primary boot & had booted into windows before upgrading Virtualbox in Suse, just to be sure everything was OK before the upgrade.
After ver 2.1 was installed My wife wanted to...
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