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Old 08-18-2003, 12:51 PM   #1
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weird keyboard looking dialogue box


Well, I was minding my own business here at my red hat machine when I just happened to notice a strange 'X-little square' in my task bar. Don't know where it came from.

Has anybody seen this?

http://www.mydctexas.net/bennies/snapshot1.png

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Old 08-18-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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It could be from another GUI. or some config programs from somewhere never seen it before though. The little square is probably because the current font doesn't have the right character to display. (so it could be from a diffrent language.)

Apart from that can't help you.

PS What type of snake?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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It was a copperhead. About 4 feet long. And it was about as big around as coke can where it was digesting some rodent. I really didn't want to shoot it. But I didn't want to handle it and try to relocate it either. The dogs were in danger and my mom roots (pun intended ) around in her flower beds a lot, so we couldn't just let it go. Oh, and I don't live with my parents. I live in a separate garage building on the same 19 acre tract of land. Free rent. Couldn't pass it up.
I read that the copperhead is venomous, but not usually fatal, but I had an uncle who spent three days in the hospital after being bitten.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:34 PM   #4
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The joys of living with things that can kill you, or at least hurst you badly
 
Old 08-18-2003, 04:09 PM   #5
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I once encountered a rattler when I was hiking once. Luckily I stopped in time and backed up, so it let me go. But my dad got bit by a rattler (same area, but not sure if it was the same snake as we took different paths) and he did not go to the hospital, but he was hurt for a several days, and I had to take care of him. This was a long time ago though.

Pointless story I know. Just thought I would throw it in anyway.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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What happened when you clicked on the X. Did it display anything or just disapear?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:05 PM   #7
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It displayed that dialogue box in that screenshot.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:11 PM   #8
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My bad, didn't read your post right. Never had anything like that myself.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:12 PM   #9
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If you hold your mouse over it in the taskbar, what does it say?
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:18 PM   #10
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It said 'X-little square' (not the text 'little square' but a character little square, as in the screen shot.)

I've deleted it now, of course, and will likely never see it again. It was just weird the way it just showed up and I didn't know why or from where.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 02:55 PM   #11
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let me ask you, whats that monitor thing in your lower left? i've seen lots of screenshots with that and i'm curoius to know what it is
 
Old 08-19-2003, 03:02 PM   #12
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That's gkrellm. It may have come with your distro.
Otherwise, http://gkrellm.net
 
  


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