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    Poll: Re: do you leave your computer on 24/7?

    no, it gets too dusty.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to create a new look and feel

    Maybe try writing your own compiz plugins.
  3. [all variants] Re: disable X startup after installing ubuntu-desktop

    Not as easy as debian, which only requires editing /etc/inittab.

    This looks like it might be useful to look at:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=843646
  4. Re: Installing Quake 2 -- I have the full version

    I have found using linux installers for q2 don't work. I copied the game folder from windows and replaced the binaries with ones from ftp.idsoftware.com. Maybe try installing with wine?
  5. Re: Looking for atmospheric electronic music (help).

    You should definitely watch this vitalic video:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=F52dx9Z0L5k
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9600gt OC Edition with Ubuntu 8.04

    Sorry, guess that was too brief:confused:
    Here is the long version:



    open the console
    cd Desktop
    sudo chmod +x NVIDIA<tab> (tab is filename completion, because typing out the entire...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9600gt OC Edition with Ubuntu 8.04

    6a. sudo chmod +x NVIDIA....
    6b. old #6

    The problem is the file doesn't have execution rights, 6a fixes that.
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    Re: Semantic File System for Ubuntu

    WinFS is dead. I think everyone(especially those who start working on it) have realized that semantics should occur at the application layer. Reiser5 or 6 would have been the best shot at a real,...
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    Re: compiling debs

    You need the nvidia cg tool kit
    www.nvidia.com/object/cg_toolkit.html#downloads

    a few more adventures await, but if you have made it this far you'll be ok. you have to copy libtiff and libopenal,...
  10. Re: multiple desktops: different icons and settings.

    ...Resurrection...


    This is a great idea.
  11. Thread: Video Card

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    Re: Video Card

    You want an nvidia 7600 gt. They're nice and cheap now. If you can't figure out agp or pcie, take a picture of your video card and post it here.
  12. Re: Other uses for internal notebook wireless card?

    If it's built in, the control chips are on the board. It would be ridiculous to salvage it in that case. Unless you are looking for fun with electronic components.

    If it's a plug in card, you can...
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    Re: Laptops really grow on you.

    i love computers
    desktops, laptops complement
    pry them from my corpse
  14. Re: November 2007 Desktops (Safe for work ONLY) - Please include theme details.

    tada
    wallpaper from sodesk.com
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    Re: How did you learn to program

    Hit conky.sf.net, download the source code and go from there. That's the best way to learn, read, edit, run, repeat:)
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    Re: What do you do to tweak Ubuntu?

    Ditch the taskbar for awn, drag the thing on top to the left, where I won't see it as much. Launchers for firefox, audacious, terminal, and away I go from there.



    Gentoo runs dandy on my...
  17. Re: Market Research Question - Is this the right place?

    Pretend you are a customer, who will have to choose between you and your competitors. What's the customer interested in? Most important, why will they choose you?
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    Re: Future of open source?

    You can sell open source software, as long as you include the source.
  19. Suggestion:Pick Overall Theme Colour At Install?

    Here's an idea I'm throwing out. Some people are turned off overall by the brown, it's easy to change.. but could be easier. Suggestion: An install-time option that let's the user choose the overall...
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    Re: Ubuntu Popularity: Blessing or Curse?

    Not very informative there. An opinion piece whining about how ubuntu has balanced basic usability and advanced use. Seems to conclude that people should be learning the hard way, instead of letting...
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    Re: Who pays for this, then?

    Possible? Yes. Easy, no :(:guitar:
  22. Thread: Laptop Advice

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    Re: Laptop Advice

    For me, battery life was less important than graphics, so I went with the nvs. It was also $150 cheaper, so it made the decision easier. But also, the x3100 could prove to be faster, some day.


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  23. Thread: Laptop Advice

    by reidbold
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    Re: Laptop Advice

    I got the intel n wireless.

    For games, the x3100 will be a slouch, and produce much worse visuals in comparison nvs.

    About the yet to come drivers, yes the will actually have vertex shading, a...
  24. Thread: Laptop Advice

    by reidbold
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    Re: Laptop Advice

    Went with the nvs. I tried two livecd's, 6.04 installed, but no networking (hard or wireless). 7.04 crashes with that


    error. So I installed gentoo instead. :p With the 2007.0 cd hard...
  25. Thread: Laptop Advice

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    Re: Laptop Advice

    Yo, I just got a T61. You can get one for right at 1800 cdn w/tax and shipping. First impressions are:
    +amazing looking screen, no imperfections
    +sturdy case
    -tons of vista crap that is taking me...
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