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  1. Re: Embarrassed to say this to a fellow linux user ...

    I'm a SysAdmin, so I'm surrounded by Linux nerds. We run RedHat for our business servers, so some of the guys have the attitude, "If it isn't RPM-based, it's crap." We also have the requisite...
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    Re: What do you do to tweak Ubuntu?

    Place a milk carton in front of the dog. If the dog attempts to eat the milk carton, then it is close enough to a goat for your purposes.
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    Re: What do you do to tweak Ubuntu?

    That's why I'm not running Gentoo right now - lack of goat. All I have is this lousy android sheep.

    That, and I'm on a laptop. Insofar as I can tell, the only thing harder to get running on a...
  4. Re: Should my girlfriend get a computer with Linux?

    I'd let it go and let her buy a Windows PC (though I agree with fuzzyhair, slap XP on that thing instead of Vista as soon as humanly possible).

    Of all the things you could be fighting about, why...
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    Re: HOWTO: installation of E17 from CVS (UPDATED)

    Thanks for the updated how-to. Looking forward to giving this a try as soon as I have the free time.
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    Re: Command needed to convert text to hex

    That's prefect - Thanks!!!
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    Command needed to convert text to hex

    Hello,

    Does anyone know a standard unix/linux command to convert a text string to hexidecimal?

    I've tried hexdump, but I need a single, unified hex string rather than the broken-up format...
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    Re: HOWTO: installation of E17 from CVS

    I'm trying to update my e17 using easy_e17.sh -u
    but encountering errors when the script attempts to update the repos:

    <snip>
    ? libs/engrave/src/bin/.deps/engrave_test_main.Po
    ?...
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    Re: need xubuntu cd

    Do you still need this? Awaiting to hear which version you need before I download, burn, and mail it.
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    Re: plz ..... :_(

    Am I understanding right - that you want Crossover Office for Ubuntu?

    That's a paid piece of software, available at the CodeWeavers website.

    You can get a 30-day free trial, but after that it's...
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    Re: need xubuntu cd

    Which release do you want (Breezy, Dapper, Edgy, Feisty)? I'll mail one out to you tomorrow.

    Oh, and you might want to edit your post so all of your personal contact information isn't online for...
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    Nice to meet you!

    Hi - Been on the forums a while (more previously than lately), but just joined the NY loco group.

    I'm out in Brooklyn (originally from Indiana), have been using Linux at home for four years,...
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    Re: Where is everyone from?

    Brooklyn, NYC (originally southern Indiana, but I dist-upgraded.)
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    Re: HOWTO: installation of E17 from CVS

    For those who wonder: giving easy_e17.sh your sudo password does not present any security risk. I went through the code to make sure that information never leaves the script. It's friendly.
    ...
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    Re: Do you still have windows?

    My girlfriend uses MSOffice for her work. She's a college English teacher and emails docs to her students... She's noticed that when using OpenOffice (and saving as .doc) the formatting comes out...
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    Re: Shipit only allowing three?

    Another theory:
    Setting a max of three probably helps improve turnaround time for getting the CDs to people in general. They can only make and ship them so fast, after all. If seven people ordered...
  17. Poll: Re: Do you participate in popularity contest?

    I used to participate in the popularity contest, but have stopped because I went on a mad housecleaning rampage on my system, eliminating any load-on-boot processes I didn't need. The popularity...
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    Re: [bash]how to detect file size?

    Sorry for the delayed response - was either out of the house or sick all week.

    At work right now, have to keep it short, will post on this from home later.

    Out of curiosity, is this for a class...
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    Re: A New Bootup Problem

    When you say it freezes at those points, do you mean that it hangs there for several seconds before proceeding? If so, that's pretty normal. The progress bar during Ubuntu's boot sequence fills as...
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    Re: [bash]how to detect file size?

    RESULTS_SIZE=`stat -c %s filename`
    while [ "$RESULTS_SIZE" -lt 32768 ]
    do

    place your search script here
    RESULTS_SIZE=`stat -c %s filename`
    done
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    Re: permission denied?!

    What did you set to permissions 777?

    It may be a question of directory access - if a file in a directory under your home directory is marked 777, that doesn't necessarily mean that another user...
  22. Re: creating configuration-installation script

    There are a number of ways you could go about this (ah, the beauty and ultimate frustration of Linux). A shell script is one way to go. For example, if you have the names of all of the binaries and...
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    Re: run without ./

    The "best" way to run without ./ is to put the full path.
    Second to that, if it's a script or program you run on a regular basis, move it to /usr/local/bin
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    Re: [bash]how to detect file size?

    A quick way to get a file's size (in bytes):

    stat -c %s filename
    It's generally a good idea to include the full path to the file, rather than just the filename.

    As for how to use that, it...
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    Re: Improve performance in Ubuntu

    Let's just hope the utter silence after this post isn't an indication that Seisen destroyed his system with these tweaks. ;)
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