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[#] Sat Feb 05 2011 22:31:42 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Did I say thttpd? Sorry, I meant lighttpd. That's what I'm running at home, where I don't need to serve up much more than the boot images for my phones.

[#] Sat Feb 05 2011 02:41:34 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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yes....thttpd looks interesting.  It's precompiled in the repository too.  Now I just need to get to my box.  It's buried behind a bunch of stuff I should throw out.   It's been running unattended for about a year.  The only time I've touched it is when the power has gone out.  Old hardware, doesn't power up after an outage.



[#] Sun Feb 06 2011 22:25:25 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Ok, I'll check into it.  Things have changed this week end.  I made the mistake of installing (trying) Ubuntu 10.10.....it apparently doen't like my computer.  No matter what I tried, it would not set me up for a dual boot windows/Ubuntu configuration.  Had to switch to Fedora 14.  Kinda inconvienient.  The people on the Ubuntu forums were very unhelpful too.  Some of them anyways.  Suggesting that 'newbies should read the manual'.   Umm....we have to memorize everything about grub2 before we can install?  In anycase, Fedora uses grub and it took no intervention on my part to install correctly.



[#] Mon Feb 07 2011 07:57:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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ummm ... instead of reloading the whole machine with a different distribution, you could simply switch to a window theme that has the close button on the right side.

[#] Sun Feb 06 2011 22:54:18 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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I think I last used Fedora 3 (?). Something like that.

 

Sun Feb 06 2011 10:51:06 PM EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

Damn it.  In Fedora, the window buttons are on the other side.  I was just getting used to the wrong side Ubuntu does it.



 



[#] Sun Feb 06 2011 22:51:06 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Damn it.  In Fedora, the window buttons are on the other side.  I was just getting used to the wrong side Ubuntu does it.



[#] Mon Feb 07 2011 15:04:17 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Mo Feb 07 2011 14:30:56 EST von Harbard @ Uncensored

That wasn't why I switched......

I was just updating to Ubuntu 10.10.  The installer did not like my set up.  More specifically Grub2 would not detect my Windows installation.  Fedora still uses the original Grub.  This picked up everything without a hitch.  I prefer Ubuntu to Fedora, but if I can't get it work on my hardware....

 

Grub2 has gone out of it's way to prevent any easy manual configuration.  If "sudo update-grub" doesn't do the job, you have to be a super linux geek to analize things and figure out what's happening.  The Ubuntu boards are filled with posts from people having Grub2 problems and an equal number of people saying "there is no problem, it's the users fault RTFM".  Not sure if those people actually see what's going on.  I've installed a lot of distros on a lot of different hardware so I am not a newbie...but there is so much to learn no one can know everything about even a single distro.



wrooooong. you have to have the grade dr. prof rear. med. grub. alternatively the 16th DAN in bootloaders also fits in.

if you just want to get it fucking done run apt-get install lilo, edit the fucking text file with the 5 lines you need, run lilo and done.

and no, I don't need no os alike prompt working in a byzantine [tm by IG] syntax similar to other roman languages as mandarin chinese.

for that reason i've got GRML. the box won't boot? use grml to fix it, boot back into it.

all my so far tries to use grub ended at the 'useless waste of time'-threshhold of half an hour.



[#] Mon Feb 07 2011 14:30:56 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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That wasn't why I switched......

I was just updating to Ubuntu 10.10.  The installer did not like my set up.  More specifically Grub2 would not detect my Windows installation.  Fedora still uses the original Grub.  This picked up everything without a hitch.  I prefer Ubuntu to Fedora, but if I can't get it work on my hardware....

 

Grub2 has gone out of it's way to prevent any easy manual configuration.  If "sudo update-grub" doesn't do the job, you have to be a super linux geek to analize things and figure out what's happening.  The Ubuntu boards are filled with posts from people having Grub2 problems and an equal number of people saying "there is no problem, it's the users fault RTFM".  Not sure if those people actually see what's going on.  I've installed a lot of distros on a lot of different hardware so I am not a newbie...but there is so much to learn no one can know everything about even a single distro.



[#] Mon Feb 14 2011 06:42:32 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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Ok, so I dropped the OSX layer, swapped out the 4GB of RAM for 8GB of Ram, and switched the hard drive to Intel X25 on the
Mini, and installed OpenNode; I now report that the performance I was getting before which I thought was good as "ass".

[#] Mon Feb 14 2011 10:20:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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OpenNode? Tell us more.

[#] Wed Feb 16 2011 23:03:28 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) got some bug up thier
collective butt about moving the max, min and close buttons to the
left side of a window.  EVERYONE complained.  They basically said

There's an easy fix, you have to configure metacity somewhere, there's lots of reference how to do it, but I forget what I did offhand.
The sad part is it shows that they want to be like the mac, even though this particular interface issue doesn't work since you're right near the File menu where as on a mac you're not so if you're spastic like me, you want to hit the file menu and you end up hitting the close button.

[#] Wed Feb 16 2011 23:04:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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all my so far tries to use grub ended at the 'useless waste of
time'-threshhold of half an hour.

Nice to hear I'm not the only one who appreciates progress.

[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 00:10:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Right, those are stored in your home directory, so as long as you keep your home directory intact everything should stay the same.

(Call me a traitor but I've abandoned Firefox on most of my Linux machines and switched to Chrome...)

[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 22:56:56 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox
3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a

newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?

Nah, I guess the free-free one doesn't have vrdp as well as usb. I thought it might.

[#] Wed Feb 23 2011 01:36:18 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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I didn't dislike Ubuntu Netbook Edition.  I did not find the Unity interface confusing or frustrating after a few minutes of playing around.  That said, I like Gnome-Shell a good deal better and was interested in trying something new.  Over the last few days, I wiped my Ubuntu partitions and my netbook is now playing happily with Linux Mint Debian Edition and the latest build of Gnome-Shell.  [A minor saga of newbie mistakes, poor documentation and glazed-eye incomprehension is glossed over in the previous sentence.]  My computer is quite snappy now and everything works, more or less.



[#] Fri Feb 25 2011 22:28:32 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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LMDE worked perfectly--immediately--for me. Only Gnome-Shell compilation issues caused me any difficulty, and that was entirely voluntary.

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 10:04:40 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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From comments around the intarwebs, you would think I was the only person (outside of the project members) who likes Gnome-Shell.



[#] Wed Feb 23 2011 05:27:33 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Mo Feb 21 2011 16:57:08 EST von IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored Betreff: Re:
Hmm, the VRDP thingi is definitely disabled in my build. I got the one right out of the Ubuntu repo so it would receive automatic updates. But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?

got spice?

http://www.spice-space.org/



[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 09:37:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Chrome most certainly *does* have Adblock Plus. It includes the automatic update filter list and everything.

Manually blocking things is nice, too. You right-click on the thing you want to block and hit Adblock, and you get a dialog with a slider that lets you go shallower and deeper through the document to determine where you want to set your block. I use it to remove the annoying sections of web sites I sometimes visit.

But my favorite Chrome extension of all is the Personal Blocklist extension.
With this extension you can actually look at the results of a Google search, point to a result, and say "don't ever show me results from this site again."
It turns out that the entire tech industry is using it for the same thing I am: eliminating search results from Experts Exchange.

I don't know why this needed to be implemented as a browser extension instead of as a function of the Google search site itself, but in either case I'm happy it's there.
Google of course intends to use the data to tune its search algorithm further -- "hmm, a lot of people are blocking search results from this site; perhaps we should lower its ranking a bit."

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:27:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps you are. :)

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