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Linux pains

Posted 12-04-2008 at 06:48 AM by papajon

Somewhat to the annoyance of my family and friends, I am an active, avid, and vocal user and promoter of Linux - especially Ubuntu distros, but really all of Linux and the whole Open Source concept. Now, having said that, there are 2 main areas that our OS needs improvement - ok, maybe 3.
1. connectivity - particularly wireless. I have tried 10+ adapters and only one works without being a tech wizard. My wifes desktop is 15' from my wireless router. She gets barely 2 bars with Ubuntu but...
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Gentoo on the Thinkpad x61s

Posted 12-04-2008 at 03:16 AM by zsejk
Updated 12-04-2008 at 09:11 AM by zsejk

To immediately start putting my money where my mouth is, Gentoo will be put on my Thinkpad x61s (currently running Windows Vista Business 64-bit). I tried it before with some luck, but not a lot, as wireless and sound worked, but emerge crapped out after one too many builds. So in order to prevent this...


[EDIT: before I forget again, to facilitate .mkv: add matroska to USE flags when emerging media players; not needed for mplayer, has it by...
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Windows World

Posted 12-04-2008 at 12:46 AM by zsejk
Updated 12-04-2008 at 12:51 AM by zsejk

Ah, this is what I missed for all this time.... a sense of community! LQ has shown me the way again, after years of Windows slaving, it is time to return to the fold. I even got me very own blog now!

A brand new distro will be downloaded, and it will be installed.

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One Liner Dependency Check for existing binaries

Posted 12-03-2008 at 11:15 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-03-2008 at 11:16 PM by lumak

I ran across this a while ago and was reminded of it recently. I'm placing it here for safe keeping in case I ever need to do a full install of gnome to compile a program just to find the 26 specific dependencies it needs so that everything else can be uninstalled (did I say gnuCash? you lie! it works on all modern OS's... well except for slackware

# Find out all the needed dependencies of a binary

objdump -x $1 | grep NEEDED
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First blog, First Linux, 32 years of computing!

Posted 12-02-2008 at 11:30 PM by DarkFlame

Being that I've done about 32 yrs of computing, & I'm delving into Linux for the 1st time (& using OpenSuSE), & that this website has been so helpful to me, I thought I'd blog to post my thoughts about this journey.

1st, I'll say I've always thought Blogs were trivial & Bloggers had inflated egos. Me thinking my thoughts are important to someone else is a prime example of my own over-inflated ego. So, it is doubtful I'll allow any comments on my Blog, tho I'll read...
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