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  1. Day 2 Spyware Spyware and more Spyware. My computer was really slow so I decited to run spybot and ms defender. This is what I got. Also keep in mind I havn't used the web much on this pc.
  2. I never really used vista or windows for that matter. I decided to bite the bullet and give vista a try for 30 days. Day 1 I have a friend who gave me Vista Ultimate DVD. He said this will give you 30 days until you have to activate it. Perfect I don't even have to buy windows to try it out. I took the dvd and put it in my test computer and sat down and got ready for 30 days of vista. Installation seemed pretty easy if you know how to click a t.v. remote then you can install vista. I had some free space on my hard drive so I installed vista on that. I had Fedora 8 on this computer and when I rebooted my grub boot manager was gone. Funny I know that linux add other oses to a boot menu but not vista? Microsoft has to know by now that they aren't the only ones who have a os do they? SO I booted into linux with a live dvd and reinstalled grub. Grub found vista and added it to the menu. When I rebooted the good old grub menu appeared so I choose vista held my breath and pressed enter. To my eyes all I saw was a annoying green bard that showed something while vista was loading. Now it took a little longer to boot vista then it did for Fedora but thats after I heavily customized it so fedora would have taken alot longer to load then vista. After setting up a user and Administrator password I was ready to go. It did testing and told me my system was 1.0 on the windows experience Index. What? this computer is pretty new it should be more then that I thought. To find out poking around that it was my Intel video card. Went to the Intel downloaded the driver and I tried to install it. When I double clicked on the icon to install my new driver it gave a "This Program Needs Your Permission to Continue" I though this was strange. In linux I just install a program as root and get no nagging but maybe this is how vista does things. SO I clicked the Button and installed the new Intel drivers. After a it prompt me that I need to reboot I rebooted the system. Again with the good old grub menu I go down the list and select vista. Booted up and went to retest my system with my new intel driver. Again it asks me "Windows Needs your permission to continue". Why is it asking me to test my system its not like its a damn security risk or something. Oh well I took a deep breath and clicked ok. In what seemed like forever it finished my testing. I know was a 3.1 on the index. Thank god not to fix other windows issues. First things first I opened internet explorer (which now looks a lot like firefox) and went to firefox.com download firefox. It finished and I closed Internet Explorer and double clicked the FireFox installer. Again I was prompted for my permission to load the program. Ok this is getting to be a little to much. If this is going to nag me to death like a second wife I don't want anything to do with this os. I clicked ok and it installed. So I need to go get some protection because I don't want to get infected while sleeping with windows. I downloaded avg and installed it. oh surprise, surprise another damn nagging window asking me if it is ok to load the program I downloaded and install it. Ok Mr. Vista why would I want to get you permission on something I double clicked on. I want to install it I'm not changing my mind. So I clicked ok and installed avg. Now for some spyware protection so I went to spybot's site and downloaded it and yes got another nagging screen. God this already seems like I am married to the computer. Hell the way things are going we skipped the honeymoon and went in the nagging me for everything I do stage. Installed spybot and updated it. and lord of heaven and hell behold I have spy ware. How in the hell do I get spyware from going to spybot and avg? I had 30 traced of some damn Trojan. I see it nagged me to death to install spybot but it did nothing to the pos trojan that it told ok to install? Now I feel like this is a true marriage now only is the damn thing lying to me but its cheating on me behind my back and letting trojans come in and install themselves. Great just Great. Hell this is the first day I can't wait for devoice. I can't take this nagging anymore o I did a little googling and found a way to take off the nagging. Trust me it took 5 nagging screens just to turn it off. But after a reboot the nagging was gone. Thank god. So I deiced to run another spybot check again I had 5 backdoor spyware installed. how in the hell did I get that for being on the net for 5 min? Now I didn't look at porn(yet) or any site that would give me a std. Well so far Vista isn't more secure. So I cleaned up and take a break. After the 8 Beers I went back and shut down I can't take anymore for today.
  3. This will walk you though how to install mp3 support to dvd playback and everything in between. First thing is to install the Freshrpms and Livna Reops Freshrpms 32 Bit rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/7/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm Freshrpms 64 Bit rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/7/x86_64/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm Livna 32 bit version: rpm -ihv http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/7/x86_64/livna-release-7-2.noarch.rpm Livna 64 bit version: rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/7/x86_64/livna-release-7-2.noarch.rpm Install mp3 support yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 gstreamer-plugins-ugly libmad libid3tag Install DVD playback and XINE DVD player yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss Now there is a lot of nice Muisc players out there but this is my personal fav. yum -y install amarok Now we are going to install mplayer but before we do this we need to add lines to the livna.repo file so edit it with the command of nano /etc/yum.repos.d/livna.repo then add the exclude=mplayer* mencoder* ffmpeg* to it. to find out where to put this look at the example below. When you are done with that you can now add mplayer and the mplayer-plugin yum -y install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts mplayerplug-in Now lets install some win32 codecs and now we'll install the windows codecs for mplayer wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20061022.tar.bz2 gtar xjvf essential-20061022.tar.bz2 mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32 mv essential-20061022/* /usr/local/lib/win32 Install VLC player yum -y install videolan-client Now for java we need to install a package before it works yum install compat-libstdc++-33 Now we can install java so download Java 6 Open a Terminal. Become root: su - Change back to your home directory (instead of root's home directory): cd ~username Where "username" is your normal username. Run the file that you downloaded, by doing: sh Desktop/jre-6u1-linux-i586-rpm.bin It will display a license agreement. You can press q to skip it. Type "yes" when it asks you if you agree. Then it will install Java. Finally,you can enable the Java plugin for your web browser: ln -s /usr/java/jre1.6.0_01/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
  4. If you just installed fedora 7 and have issues using older firmware drivers. You need newer version firmware for your wi-fi card to work in native mode. Here is what you need to do to get the latest firmware and how to make it work. be sure you are root to install the packages and run the commands below 1. Install bcm4300-fwcutter yum install bcm43xx-fwcutter 2.Download the 4.x broadcom firmware wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl- 3. extract the package tar xjvf broadcom-wl- 4. run the bcm-43xx firmware cutter bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl- 5. You can either reboot or run the command below modprobe bcm43xx Now your broadcom wireless card should work with out any more issues.
  5. this is what sucks about ati. They have suck ass support for linux. Sorry to say that your chances of getting that tv tuner to work is almost next to none. try to get a tv card that is linux compatible unless ati makes a tv tuner driver your not going to get it to work.
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    Well windows can't reconize and respect other oses like others can. now that is out of the way this is what you have to do. Get a dos disk that has fdisk. if you don't have a dos disk laying around you can get one at http://www.freedos.org/ . Run fdisk /mbr then run fdisk agan and delete all non-dos partitions then create a large fat32 one. then you should be able to Install windows. Whats happening is that windows can't understand the grub bootloader and the ext3 partitions. once you remove them you can install windows xp again.
  7. I hate vista. It seems like this is the biggest pofs miscosoft has ever come out with. Loaded with tons of useless resource hogging eyecandy that will bog down your system. Yea they give you options that will help with the resouce hogging but like any stupid ass windows user they want it all or nothing. so now the have a nice dual core cpu that runs like a 386. Why do you want this? you see people say oh vista is fine. Thats fu**ing bs I seen vista run on a dual core system with the lattest video card and still its fu***g slow. Pro vista users are living in a dream world. all vista is offering is the same sh*t in a diffent wrapper. But hey you windows users would take eye candy over security anyway so what ever happens to your system is your own damn fault. and Yes I'm Randall and I endorce this post. P.S. Windows users remind me of Emo people
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    Linux-noob add on

    I just think its stupid to have pdf format. and evern a differnt site all together. Like I said who cares if they copy your stuff and take credit for it? i don't, as long as someone learns from it somehow. I got a real job so I don't need to be bothered to think if someone stole my how to, and if you really care about it that much then your more in to making your self look good then helping in the linux comunity.
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    Linux-noob add on

    Why are you so concerned about if people copy a how to and or tutorials. Linux is about sharing and even helping people so what if your little but gets taken and people use it. I think sure we should have a site for how tos but make it so ppl can copy it. To me linux-noob is to help not fame and glory.
  10. I get alot of questions like. How to do I install mp3 support and how do I play a dvd movie in Fc4. Well I have a simple how to to help you play that movie and or mp3. First run this command as su(root). This will install the livna rpms wich have tons of apps rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/livna-release-4-0.lvn.7.4.noarch.rpm Second Run this. freashrpms also have a lot of a huge libary of apps rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/4/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm Now lets install the Mp3 plugins yum -y install xmms-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-mp3 libmad libid3tag Now if you want a CD ripper I like grip its has a nice gui and it works. yum -y install grip Now lets install the Flash Plugin vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo paste the following into that blank file yum -y install flash-plugin Now lets get some dvd action. this will install xine and everything else you need to play dvds. note this will install dvd libraries so you can use dvd with any other program that supports dvd. I just find that xine to be nice. yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins Now lets say you want to play a QuickTime, AVI or ASF well mplayer will do that. yum -y --disablerepo=livna install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts Now for the windows 32 codecs. This will install everything you need to play most everything you can think of. wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20050412.tar.bz2 gtar xjvf essential-20050412.tar.bz2 mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32 mv essential-20050412/* /usr/local/lib/win32 Now lets install the mpayer plugin for Internet Browsers yum -y install mplayerplug-in Now lets install Java For the newest version of java. Go to Sun http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp and download the Jre self extracting rpm. (referred to as JRE 5.0 Update 4 includes the JVM technology.The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications. ) If you want a painless install download from the link below [URL=http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=10148]Download Java[/URL] chmod +x jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin ./jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin rpm -ivh jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm --nodeps unlink /usr/bin/java ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/bin/java /usr/bin/java ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to verify Java is properly installed in Firefox type about:plugins in the address bar, scroll down and you should see this Now lets say your have windows xp and want to access the information. this will allow your read it only. and you have to do this everytime you update your kernel. yum -y install kernel-module-ntfs Now this should get you started happy Fc4ing
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    Randall's Desktop

    I love it. just incase your wondering what the tops are for one for each server.
  12. # rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lv....2.4.noarch.rpm # rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/4/i3...1.fc.noarch.rpm
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    Real APt

    rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/fedora/linux/...-6.fc4.i386.rpm
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