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  1. Sorry if this is a double post or something, but I loved this commercial and wanted to share it with you guys. "Does he have a name?" "His name... is Linux." (Found from digg.com)
  2. 1280 x 800 on a 15.4" screen.
  3. Don't forget the libdvdcss codec thingie. Here's a great site for getting Suse up and functional: http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254
  4. VIA This Webpage As the topic states, I have an HP printer (HP 1210) hooked up to my windows xp box via USB and I have samba setup to share this printer in linux through the network. Only problem was, I couldn't print anything from it from linux. The printer would act like it was going to start to print, but then it would just stop. The print queue had a document called "remote downlevel document" and it would just sit there until I shut off the printer and deleted the job. So, after googling for a little bit on how to correct this, I found the solution: And it did fi
  5. Short answer: Yes. Long answer: It's available, but you have to install it from the cd or dvd source through Yast2. I installed mine via the DVD and both xgl and compiz were there. Once you've installed those, you need to open the gnome control panel through the terminal by typing "gnome-control-center" and you'll see the xgl icon. Click on that, click enable 3d desktop, and ... ah, here's a full how to right from novel: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/17174.html Just follow this and it will work. Or if you prefer, here's a how to from the jem report
  6. Nevermind! I went ahead and just installed ubuntu over my previous Suse installation. Now I have the exact setup I wanted in the first place! [*] NTFS Support [*] Windows XP running via QEMU [*] Easy Updates [*] Multimedia buttons work [*] Beryl + XGL Working Awesome Ubuntu is awesome... really. I'm wondering how Edgy will be when that's released stable.
  7. I'm always willing to try another distro if it's worth it. What are the new features of FC6?
  8. Thanks! I didn't know that it would help with the compiz/xgl users... cool!
  9. Woo-Hoo! After weeks of searching for the perfect mouse pad to replace the mistake of the "WowPad" I bought at Office Depot (Just say no to Wowpad), I decided upon the C4-NGen Medium mouse pad featured in Maximum PC Magazine. I love this thing. So smooth, clean, and shiney with it's Teflon surface. I would recommend it to anybody, and if you want to get a feel for how smooth it is, just grab a cooking pan with Teflon and give it a whirl (you might feel kinda goofy, but you'll get the idea). There aren't very many reviews about these things, probably because they're
  10. Better late than never, right? My wife and I on a trip through the backyard in Targhee National Forest: Direct Link (in case the img tag doesn't work): http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/viewPhoto?u...567479439196178
  11. Terrific! I didn't realize that you had to be logged in as superuser. Thanks for the tip. Here's the info: Disk /dev/sda: 100.0 GB, 100030242816 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 12161 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 1685 13534731 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 1686 12161 84148470 f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda5 1686 7055 43134493+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 7056 7247 1542208+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda7 7248 9221 15856123+ 83 Linux /dev/sda8 9222 12161 23615518+ 83 L
  12. I would very much like to setup Ubuntu to try on my machine, but I don't totally want to ditch Suse just yet either (and I need my Windows partition as well for school programs like SPSS). I'm not even sure what my current partitions look like because I don't know how to check. Is there a command to use to list the partition information? The commands fdisk and cfdisk aren't available. I know this is probably a big project, but... help?
  13. There is software out there that I have experimented with before to enlarge photos with minimal quality loss, but it's not what you would think. It's called interpolation software and it can be found pretty easily. The most advanced method of this enlarging is called S-Spline Interpolation. Here is one company who has some good software (probably not free though): http://www.benvista.com/main/content/content.php Here is a website that has good content, but a very crappy layout: http://www.americaswonderlands.com/digital...terpolation.htm I hope this will help you in your que
  14. The credit for figuring out how to do this goes out to Scott from TheOpenSourceWeblog. I had dugg this tutorial or "how to" a few weeks ago, and although there were only 9 diggs, I still figured it was a trick worth mentioning around here. Here's the direct linky: http://opensource.weblogsinc.com/2005/05/2...-linux-use-kde/ Here's the link if you want to digg it: http://digg.com/linux_unix/Do_You_Miss_the..._to_Get_it_Back
  15. Sweetness. I'm way excited about this release. I'm hoping they've fixed the incredibly slow startup and Yast2 problems. Also, it would be awesome if they could get more bugs out of the XGL and compiz effects. I'm also very excited about KDE 4. That should be sweet as heck.
  16. I've been having a lot of headaches with the screensaver in my Suse 10.1 installation using KDE. Sometimes the screensaver would work, other times it wouldn't. Sometimes it would fade in/out in a cool effect, sometimes it wouldn't (I'll show you that little trick as well). For the most part, I think I got it covered, and I'd like to share how I managed to 'fix' it up a little by reading a FAQ from the xscreensaver site: Here are the steps that I took to resolve it. It's not very tricky, so this shouldn't take a lot of time at all. 1.) I opened "Personal Settings" (AKA "Contro
  17. I'm actually using Suse 10.1 I should make that a little more clear each time I post something, but all of my info is in my sig. Anyways, I'll look into that. Thank you very much for the reply. Where does KDE expect it anyways?
  18. Thanks! And the shortcut you mentioned would be a easier way!
  19. Do we have a screensaver guru in the house?
  20. I would just like to take some time to expand on this a bit and "tutorialize" it for more simple use for other people trying to do the same thing: To Make a Photoshop Launcher in Suse 10.x under KDE (and possibly under GNOME) with wine 0.9.21: 1.) After installing Photoshop with Wine, right click anywhere on your panel and click "Add Applet to Panel..." 2.) Scroll down the list of Applets until you find the one called "Non-KDE Application Launcher". Highlight it and click "Add to Panel". A diagram will appear. 3.) Give our new button a name and a description. 4.) Un
  21. So, I've downloaded a couple sweet screensavers that I would love to get working. One is smoothslidesaver and the other is kcometen3. I've done this so far: ./configure make *change to root using su* make install make clean I look in my Desktop properties under screensaver, but neither one of them is there. I have also tried to just goto xscreensaver-demo in the terminal, but it's not listed there either. Help! This is so very frustrating to me. I just want a screensaver! -Derek
  22. I actually have all of my information within my signature. It's Suse 10.1. Also, I think I may have found a way. According to some other sources, Here, I needed to install kdelibs-devel package. I was able to find it in Yast2 under kdelibs3 or something like that, and it fixed the issue. There were a few other hints as well: And
  23. checking for KDE... configure: error: in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail. So, check this please and use another prefix! hildretd@linux-kblp:~/Programs/kompile-0.3-beta2> I'm just trying to install Kompose, but I can't seem to get past the "./configure" stage. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help in advance! -Derek
  24. Thank you for the tip! I really appreciate it. It seems to have fixed it for now after a quick desktop refresh. I'm going to try and log off and back in again to see what happens next. *crosses fingers* Luck must be on my side today! It seemed to have fixed the problem. Everything is fine after logging back in again. Thank you!!! I'll probably have even more questions for ya'll soon! Hopefully I can contribute by answering some as well!
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