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  1. I just have to say I really like those ads... wicked sweet -Jim
  2. SOLVED! goto Tools -> Accounts -> click your aim/icq account, then click modify i know.... RTFM It was tricky tho... -Jim
  3. Is there any way for someone to change their buddy icon with Gaim? I can't seem to find a way, am I overlooking something? my Gaim version is 0.79 ... If I can't change it with Gaim, is there a way to do it without going onto a windows box? I'd hate to have to do that... -Jim
  4. Maybe I should explain what I am going to use the laptop for... Mainly, I am just going to chat/browse webpages/read and compose email/listen to music I want to get one with wifi built in. Regardless, I already have a 802.11b pc card, so this isnt really a must. oh and another question, i just wanna make sure that a WAP can handle more than one wifi connection at a time. My question is, can I have two or more laptops accessing the network from a single WAP? -Jim
  5. Well First off, I just wanna say, I finally got a job! Im set to begin working at a new Staples opening up near my home next month. Now, I got this job mainly because I want to buy a laptop. I am split between buying an ibook/powerbook or an ibm-compatible laptop. Now, my question is, what brand/model/etc laptop is the best choice for putting linux onto? OF course, if i buy a Mac, i am not going to put linux onto it, so my question really pertains more towards IBM-compatible laptops. Also, are there any brands/models/etc in particular to stay away from? Any suggestiosn? ty in advance... -Jim
  6. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/hand...l?part=1&chap=2 section 2b
  7. If you are a minimalist then try Vector Linux. It runs quite smoothly. One thing went wrong after the install though. Where normally in Gentoo and Redhat the onboard NIC on my box would come up as eth0, and the PCI NIC would come up as eth1, they were swapped in Vector Linux. This was quite confusing. Though, i simply had to do a "dhcpcd eth1" to sort it out.... Works like a dream now. The whole thing runs very fast. just ran into a silly little feature... When i minimize a window in fluxbox, the only way to restore it is right-click on the desktop and find it in the fluxbox menu under worspacelist - icons... Kinda confusing for me, and I have used fluxbox before. I suppose it would be incredibly confusing for anyone who hasn't used fluxbox before. SoftwarePlaza is VL's gui-version of apt-get. It lists available packages for local installation or FTP download, and installed packages for uninstall. I'm pretty sure you have to run it as root (duh), otherwise it downloads but doesnt install the package you want it to. The software options are very limited, with such software titles as gnome, gaim, xine, xmms, and some others. There are about 60 packages available for download and install. Some packages I didn't see but would like to see in future versions are mplayer, mozilla (vector comes with firebird), gdesklets, the 2.6 kernel, various games... IPTables is a default module, so if you have a premade firewall script, it's a breeze. The Vector Linux ISO is approximately 229 MB in size. After installation (with X), it takes up approximately 600 MB of hd space. It is easy enough to set up, allthough you might need to read a partition HOWTO if you are completely new to linux and dont know how to use any partitioning software. And lilo is a PITA unless you want to have it boot from a floppy (which I have done), probably the only use left for floppies anyways... This is a great alternative to XP (which I have deleted, finally, just so I could install VL). It has everything a casual user would really need. Web browser, Gaim, XMMS, Xchat... Rating: (out of 10) If I were more of a noob than I already am: Installation: 4.5 Post-installation: 6 Connecting to the Net: 2 My personal opinion: Speed: 8 Installed Packages: 3.5 Installation: 7 Installation Speed: 10 Post-install (Firstboot): 5 Overall: 8 In comparison: RH9: Overall: 8 Gentoo: Overall: 6
  8. ok.... i made menuconfiog, added network packet filtering, then added iptables support. i then enabled everything that came up after i added iptables supporty. i then make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install well, that didnt work. kernel compile errors... so i copied the .config to /root and then: make mrproper make clean copied the .config back, then make menuconfig just to make sure it was right then make dep && make bzImage modules modules_install it went off without a hitch... then i mounted /boot and backed up the old bzImage and copied the new bzImage from /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot/bzImage and updated my boot loader to conform to load the new kernel. i rebooted and it still gave me the same error as stated before. so, I emerged iptables again. still, same error message... I'm at a loss... there isnt any hosts.allow or hosts.deny in /etc so i cant even do that to try and secure this box... any suggestions?
  9. ok this one should work... thats gentoo with just kde put on. very minor modifications, otherwise its the "out of the box" model, so-to-say.
  10. in gentoo, a fresh install, I get this error message while trying to do anything except display the help in ipatbles: modprobe: Can't locate module ip_tables iptables v1.2.8: can't initialize iptables table `filter': iptables who? (do you need to insmod?) Perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be upgraded. I am using the 2.4.20 kernel, and iptables worked fine with the same kernel version in redhat 9. I even emerged a new version of iptables, and the error message still comes up. what could be the problem?
  11. here's a direct link to the screenshot for those who cant view my post (i gotta switch web service providers...)
  12. this is try #2 if it doesnt work this time, i blame geocities, cause i did exactly what you told me. PS- does it have to be jpeg or can it be png?
  13. What is the correct way to post a screen shot?
  14. Here goes... I think that's enough excitement for one week. Bedtime!
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