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    Re: Open-sourcing help

    Articles like this one, which I found on google in about 2 minutes, might be helpful:
    http://hecker.org/writings/setting-up-shop
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    Re: Open-sourcing help

    Does the company make its own software, or does it outsource it?

    Either way, what you are describing is a job for programmers; and not just programmers, but programmers experienced at writing open...
  3. Thread: Got Noob?

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    Poll: Re: Got Noob?

    Thank you aysiu! I have bookmarked your page. At a glance you seem to be covering many of the same principles, but with a more, um, "modern" language. ;)
  4. Thread: Got Noob?

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    Poll: Re: Got Noob?

    I think there are several issues at work here.

    Are knowledge and experience the same thing?
    I don't think so, but they are definitely related. I have encountered more members who know their way...
  5. Re: Should staff moderate their own threads?

    Let me be more specific. The guideline you quote says a few things very clearly:

    1.) What they should not do:
    We discourage staff moderating their own threads.
    This is obviously not a...
  6. Re: Should staff moderate their own threads?

    Please provide a couple of examples. It is not so obvious to me.


    Your welcome. I can tell you appreciate it ;)
  7. Should staff moderate their own threads?

    I suggest that any OP, that is also a staff member, should not be in-charge of the status of their own threads. The status of a thread should be based on what is in the best interests of the...
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    Re: HELP! Saitek Pro Gamer Command pad

    You didn't understand my suggestion. The output is not supposed to be readable. The point is to press buttons and see if anything shows up in the terminal. So you have to watch the terminal while...
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    Re: HELP! Saitek Pro Gamer Command pad

    Try this:

    cat /dev/input/js0

    Now, while that is running, press different buttons and watch the terminal. Which buttons cause something to happen and which do not?
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    Re: HELP! Saitek Pro Gamer Command pad

    What is the output of these:

    ls -l /dev/input


    ls -l /dev/input/by-id


    ls -l /dev/input/by-path
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    Re: HELP! Saitek Pro Gamer Command pad

    Unplug the device, open a terminal, and type this:

    tail -f /var/log/messages

    Note the last line on the terminal and remember it. Now, plug the device in and watch for new lines on the...
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    Re: Shell Script Wiki, Everyone's Invited!

    That is an excellent idea! Why don't you put it in the Ubuntu wiki?
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
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    Re: Open-sourcing help

    I'm not sure I understand. Why would a company that currently sells proprietary software need that much help to make their code available? All they have to do is give away the code and use the GNU...
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Probably the best approach now is to use a DOS boot floppy and uninstall WUBI by deleting these directories/files:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    Specifically, this part:


    After that you...
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Let's try it with sudo and do it for all three partitions (hdc1, hdc2, hdc3)


    sudo ls /mnt/hdc1

    sudo ls /mnt/hdc2

    sudo ls /mnt/hdc3
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    I'm sorry, I was tired. This is the command:

    ls /mnt/hdc2
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Strange. What do you get if you just try to list the contents of /mnt/hdc2


    ls /dev/hdc2
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Ok, I'm sorry, I didn't fully understand what WUBI is. I just thought it was a program to help you install ubuntu from within windows. Actually, WUBI installs ubuntu as a file within windows. So,...
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Ok, what do you get when you type this:


    ls /mnt/hdc3/boot

    Edit: You don't have to give me everything. Do you see these sorts of files:
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    Ok, this looks like your hard drive right? So, we need to do the mount command again, and this time you need to give me a little more information.


    mount |grep hdc*

    Here is my output, we need...
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    It looks like your hard drive is at /dev/hdc Let's see the size of the /dev/hdc partitions just to make sure:


    df -h /dev/hdc*

    If using the * doesn't work, just do 3 seperate commands. You...
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    I was trying to save you some typing, but my command might give more output than we need. Use these instead:


    ls -l /dev/hd*

    ls -l /dev/sd*
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    It shouldn't be that much. I'm looking for all files in the /dev directory that begin with either hd or sd For example, here is the output for my system:
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    What do get from this command (the l in -l is a lowercase L):

    ls -l /dev/ | egrep '[hs]d'
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    Re: Can Not Boot!

    I'll try and help. The first thing you need to do is get to a terminal. I've never used slax, but I'm sure there is some sort of GUI where you can go to a menu and pick a terminal to run. Next,...
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