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    Poll: Re: why ubuntu/linux fails in 2007 whereas windows wins (not a troll msg)

    I'm sorry to hear that, I'm using it right now in fiesty, the only problem with it is sometimes clicks stop registering until I right-click in the flash app and then left click works again, hasn't...
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    Poll: Re: why ubuntu/linux fails in 2007 whereas windows wins (not a troll msg)

    You have alot of valid reasons that I won't get into, but step 3 is flat out FUD. Yes, you can't run the adobe/macromedia on a native 64 bit GNU/Linux environment, that is because you can't run the...
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    Poll: Re: Why use Ubuntu?

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness, I knew this as one of those menacing students :shock:
    And to be fair, the same can be said of linux, the user has the ablity to run and do as they please in their...
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    Poll: Re: Why use Ubuntu?

    Waisted eh? Being able to program isn't an indicator of what you know about computers, in your case it's what you know about windows. And that likely makes you a brilliant windows tech, but not a...
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    Poll: Re: Easy enough for grandma?

    As an addendum to my post above, think of this if you will:

    We are assuming now that Windows is "Ready for the desktop" as it were. But then in the same move, many of us have un unrealistic...
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    Poll: Re: Easy enough for grandma?

    I'm sorry but while your intentions are good you're reasoning makes less sense than a spinning top on the moon. What you are in fact saying here is that your Grandmother can install Windows. That's...
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    Poll: Re: Why does everything have to be a struggle...

    bocmaxima, yeah, you're right, but it's a little immature to say "go back 'home'".
    He is, as you say, only a few days into a sensibly orientated Operating System, after being used to windows for a...
  8. Thread: bash script help

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    Re: bash script help

    I've gotten around it by putting values in double-quotes:

    grep -q "\"$1\"" file; ....

    echo "\"$1\"" >> file
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  9. Thread: bash script help

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    Re: bash script help

    Thanks that works, one further tweak is that some lines might have more text, so if there was:

    yoyo

    and you try to insert 'yo' it will fail, any ideas?
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    Poll: Re: Why does everything have to be a struggle...

    My reasons will probably not suit you, or many for that matter, I started with windows 95 when in grade 8, my mum knew how to change the background before I did back then, I knew nothing! But I...
  11. Thread: bash script help

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    bash script help

    Here's some psudocode of what I'm after:
    to run the script:
    ./addthis.sh something

    the script will do something like:
    get input $1
    if $1 exists in file: sorry, that is taken
    else add $1 to...
  12. Re: HOWTO: Install Firefox 1.5 from mozilla.org

    THANK YOU!

    I had everything else working, but the middle-click close was acting strangly and I didn't know where to turn, I was finding it hard to surf the way I'm used to without the...
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    Re: Doom 3 Installation troubles...

    go to a terminal and copy them with sudo cp /mnt/cdrom/filename /path/to/doom3/base/file1

    If you want to use the gui you will need permissions for writing to the doom 3 base directory, as you will...
  14. Thread: Racer (racer.nl)

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    Re: Racer (racer.nl)

    Try this command just to make sure you have the compilers etc needed to install and compile source code:


    sudo apt-get install cvs build-essential bison flex-old libasound2-dev...
  15. doom 3 *ERROR* Failed to create buffer queue??? Hard locks system

    I get the following in my syslog:

    Jul 4 19:32:25 localhost kernel: [fglrx:firegl_alloc_bufs] *ERROR* Failed to create buffer queue (-12)

    I don't think this is limited to doom 3, this is the...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I know what you mean, but a few months back now I used that exact reason to go head-first into linux. I realized that just about everything I know in windows comes back to games in some way, if it...
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    Re: TUTORIAL: AWStats with APACHE2

    Thankyou so much!
    Thankyou Hellsteeth and thankyou stuporglue!

    I am so glade to finally have this working! almost straight after installing ubuntu I used apt-get to install apache2, mysql, php4,...
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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Divers v0.2

    uggeli,

    it may still be using ati in the xorg.conf; open that file and search for fglrx and output the full line for every match you get.
  19. Re: HOWTO: Making your windows look super sweet in Hoary (compositing)

    it seems that it does work pretty well for alot of people, I would say those it doesn't work well for would be due to their video driver module and their xorg config, I had very percular results when...
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    Re: HOW TO: ATI Drivers v0.2

    Thanks for the info, agt-get tells me I've allready got the latest fglrx module, and I do, but that's not really my problem.

    glxgears works, gets about 3000fps
    fgl_glxgears get's about 600 fps
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