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tek-69 last won the day on June 5 2014

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About tek-69

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  • Birthday 06/09/1977

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    Techno, Industrial, Hiphop, Linux, 420, computer programming.
  1. To be honest I'm not sure about which nvidia driver I'm using, but I would assume it's the fedora one since I never had to install any drivers to get my card or monitor working. Below is my xorg.conf as you requested. # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "single head configuration" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore" EndSection Section "Files" # RgbPath is the
  2. I got a new(yes thats right I actually got a piece of computer hardware that wasn't ripped from an old system) monitor for christmas and it's awesome. It' s a Samsung 204BW 20" LCD monitor. The manufacturer recommends running at 1680x1050 at 60hz. I would love to do this but it doesn't seem to want to. Anything over 1024x768 and it starts doing ugly things to fonts icons and pretty much anything else. By ugly i mean weird moving edges or ripples and waves. I noticed this originally when I edited xorg.conf by hand, but was painfully reminded when I tried using system-config-display and got the
  3. I'm not sure exactly why, but for some reason I don't have a lot of the system-config packages. I'm at work and installing them remotely, so I'll try it out as soon as I get home. I'll keep ya's posted. Hopefully eveything will go good.
  4. I just got a new LCD monitor and I'm having some issues with it. It's working but not quite right. I tried redhat-config-xfree86 but I don't seem to have that on my fc5 system. Is there something similar that I could use?
  5. Wow thanks for the responses guys, it's good to feel loved Hybrid already hooked me up but I appreciate the offers from everyone who responded. I knew I could count on the lnc crew in my type of need. btw I'm happy to return the favor and have 15 invites of my own now, anyone needs one let me know
  6. tek-69

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    I don't like uberskinnies, I need a lil' more cushin' for tha pushin', wink wink nudge nudge yowza arrooooo! Ok im done being a pig.
  7. I have an old and somewhat slow computer, and sometimes things hang like you mentioned(with heavy drive activity etc.). One thing that sometimes works for me is, instead of trying to open a graphical terminal. do a ctrl-alt-f1 to get into a real term. I don't know why but it seems to switch over to those terminals quicker than it can load a graphical term. From there you can kill processes like anyweb suggested. When your done, do ctrl-alt-f7 to go back to your desktop. It doesn't always help but it has gotten me through some rough spots.
  8. Ok so I have my own mail server and its great. Trouble is lately I've been unable to reliably keep an internet connection. I'm getting married this september and priorities being what they are, the net bill comes after catering bill, invitations, honeymoon(hurray!) and all the other stuff that goes with getting married. Since I can't realiably keep the net connect, I need a mail server I can depend on. If anybody has a spare gmail invite kickin' around I would love to take it off your hands, if not I'll have to go with someone else.
  9. I voted other, but to be fair I don't actually buy computers, I ahhh refurbish handmedowns. So far though this hp has been great. I didn't however like the compaq i had 2 boxes before the hp. With my budget I tend to go with whatevers laying around atm.
  10. I was fortunate to find this site when I first started using linux. It had only been around for a bit but the core group of people were extremely friendly and helpful. I soon logged onto the irc channel. Same great help and everyone was cool. As I got more confident in my abilities I moved to some of the other channels and was very surprised by the results. Certain channels were crazy agrressive. You ask a decent question, you know the kind where you pick out each word carefully and for a reason, and get flamed like you had said "hey haxors im so leet" blah blah. Finally I got tired of it an c
  11. I jumped the gun a bit on this and it seems this doesn't get the print function to work. Once I ran the tests I didnt really need to actually print anything so i didnt bother trying. The problem is the printer not acting on the info given. linux sent to it and thinks everything went fine but nothing actually prints. I found out because the womans monitor died and she needed to print something from my comp, and did not succeed. Scanning was my main issue and this tutorial will definately make that work for you, but printing is not working out as well. I'm sorry for any problems this may hav
  12. Theres not much you can do about scanners if thats what you mean. That said, I use /etc/hosts.deny and my logs to pinpoint troublemakers and deny their ip. basically if i see someone tried more than 10 times to get in, they get added to the list and after that the connection is automatically rejected and packets are ignored. So far I'd say after about 3 or 4 months of use, I've blocked about 10 repeat offenders. Not great but it helps. I'm curious myself as to what other poeple are doing to deal with the situation since it seems to be a net wide issue.
  13. When I got my new HP PSC(printer,scanner,copier)1510 device the other day, I was not at all surprised find that the box it came in completely ignored the linux community. I don't mean it said "is not supported", just totally ignored. It was quite clear in stating no win95, no NT, no DOS. It was also happily announcing it's compatibility with XP, 98, 98se and even Mac(amazingly still not quite dead yet). Why is all this important? It's not really, but it does show something that I love about linux, which is the fact that although very few companies openly support us, noone is willing to say th
  14. After switching to fc5 with php5 I tried to recompile and am getting the following: <root@uin turck-mmcache-2.4.6> make /bin/sh /build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6/libtool --mode=compile gcc -I. -I/build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6 -DPHP_ATOM_INC -I/build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6/include -I/build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6/main -I/build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6 -I/usr/include/php -I/usr/include/php/main -I/usr/include/php/TSRM -I/usr/include/php/Zend -I/usr/include/php/ext -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -c /build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6/mmcache.c -o mmcache.lo mkdir .libs gcc -I. -I/build/turck-mmcache-2.4.6 -DPHP_ATOM_INC -
  15. no i didn't, but I just did since you brought it to my attn. It seems to be working properly . Now all I gotta do is fiddle with some configuration in the mail server because it can't find it's own pages on the new vhost. thanks for the help guys.
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