• General Linux Chat and Small Questions v.2
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Using wicd right now, and I don't remember having that problem
I used netcfg in arch, before I sold my laptop.
[QUOTE=FPtje;31053201][h2]Wicd sucks![/h2] I recently installed wicd, but sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And today it made me completely rage: I was connected to my home network through wicd, browsing happily, until I found out suddenly I was disconnected. "Oh not again", I thought. So I reconnected... "Connection failed, bad password" What? I didn't change the password of the router! Retry: "bad password" The next three retries: "Unable to retrieve IP" (means it went past the authentication) Then the "Bad password" came up again. Then I turned on networkmanager and restarted my laptop. After some 5 minutes I was connected to the same network again, using the same password. But this time through networkmanager. Since I've had similar behavior before, the conclusion stated on top of this post.[/QUOTE] For some reason neither WICD or NetworkManager like to ever work properly for me, I usually have to connect to shit manually or by using something like netcfg. It's a PAIN.
[QUOTE=GunTotingBastar;31046262]I can't quote people on facepunch with Chromiuim. Firefox works.When I press reply it just keeps loading forever.I'm on PCLinuxOS 64-bit. What gives? [edit] I can't edit with chromium either.[/QUOTE] Try middle clicking to open in a new tab
I have been using wicd on my laptop for a while now. It's usually working very well. Sometimes it's very weird. It'll do the bad password thing sometimes. The worse thing is that it seems to enjoy disconnecting me over and over by times.
Running Debian 6, when I attempt to run tightvncserver I get: "xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "nexus:1" in "add" command"
netcfg is the best I've used thus far, no problems ever
[QUOTE=Nexus435;31061454]Running Debian 6, when I attempt to run tightvncserver I get: "xauth: (argv):1: bad display name "nexus:1" in "add" command"[/QUOTE] What is the command you're using?
[QUOTE=Gaza Pen Pal;31051241]are there any guides for theming your awesome theme, something that tells you what "theme.bg_normal" and so on do?[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/bggsN.png[/IMG] just wanted to post this picture so my question is clearer
bg = background fg = foreground normal = background of the awesome bar etc. focus = background of app in awesome bar that has focus urgent = that nagging application that wants you to fucking click it border_width = the width of the borders around windows the next three are the colours of those borders. I don't know what marked is.
what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram? [editline]13th July 2011[/editline] run well i mean and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what
[QUOTE=wlzshroom;31079248]what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram? [editline]13th July 2011[/editline] run well i mean and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what[/QUOTE] Openbox would probably work well..Or DWM..
awesome. It's about as lightweight as Openbox.
[QUOTE=FPtje;31085674]awesome. It's about as lightweight as Openbox.[/QUOTE] I'm quite sure that it is lighter.
I'm going to university to study Software Engineering and I need a new laptop (my current one overheats really easily and the battery is awful). Any recommendations for one, bearing in mind I will be using Linux? I was looking at [url=http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=FD6DB49790C7411D933567FC361231FB&current-category-id=07838248C60C4D34DDC4FCC340D81D92&action=init]this Thinkpad (Thinkpad T520).[/url] It looks very good and I am close to buying it due to the current sale.
[QUOTE=wlzshroom;31079248]what would run on a PII 266 w/ 80 mb of ram? [editline]13th July 2011[/editline] run well i mean and i mean in terms of wms and des because i'm gonna shove debian or arch on this thing no matter what[/QUOTE] I've had an old 400MHz machine (forgot the processor name) with about 256mb of ram and on Arch Linux it was struggling (80% of cpu !) while a LXDE session was run. It's running DSL now (I have no idea why my father installed such an outdated distro).
[QUOTE=Pery;31088926]I've had an old 400MHz machine (forgot the processor name) with about 256mb of ram and on Arch Linux it was struggling (80% of cpu !) while a LXDE session was run. It's running DSL now (I have no idea why my father installed such an outdated distro).[/QUOTE] You should be happy that your dad even knows how to install linux :D
I'm a noob to linux, and I want to dual boot a linux distro and W7 once I get around to building my computer. Which distro should I use and what would be the install order?
[QUOTE=LordCrypto;31096561]I'm a noob to linux, and I want to dual boot a linux distro and W7 once I get around to building my computer. Which distro should I use and what would be the install order?[/QUOTE] Ubuntu or Linux Mint are nice ones to start. Install W7 first, then the distro. It will ask you where to install the bootloader. Leave it at the default location, which should be the Windows MBR. Or just use a VM, much less hassle.
So GRUB would install over windows bootloader, correct?
[QUOTE=LordCrypto;31096642]So GRUB would install over windows bootloader, correct?[/QUOTE] Yes, it should also detect your Windows boot.
Is Linux Mint a good distro to start with?
Alright, I'm first installing arch on a craptop. However I want to use the onboard VM that came with my usb installer. Will ~450MB of RAM be enough to run XP and virtualize arch?
[QUOTE=BlueYoshi;31097352]Is Linux Mint a good distro to start with?[/QUOTE] Yes, probably the best one to be honest. It should work perfectly out-of-the-box. [editline]13th July 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=LordCrypto;31097437]Alright, I'm first installing arch on a craptop. However I want to use the onboard VM that came with my usb installer. Will ~450MB of RAM be enough to run XP and virtualize arch?[/QUOTE] You'll not want anything else open, but yes.
Well, it wasn't but that's fine. I'm just gonna do a complete fresh start, everything must go.
[QUOTE=nos217;31087397]I'm going to university to study Software Engineering and I need a new laptop (my current one overheats really easily and the battery is awful). Any recommendations for one, bearing in mind I will be using Linux? I was looking at [url=http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=FD6DB49790C7411D933567FC361231FB¤t-category-id=07838248C60C4D34DDC4FCC340D81D92&action=init]this Thinkpad (Thinkpad T520).[/url] It looks very good and I am close to buying it due to the current sale.[/QUOTE] i have an x200 and it's dope i get ~9 hours of battery
I have limited screen space on my netbook, so I want to configure awesome to always open Google Chrome so that it covers the entire screen. Not "full screen" because that gets rid of the tabs. What do I put in my config such that the window is resized to fill the screen?
Firefox has an option which allows you to prevent tab hiding when going into "full screen". Chrome doesn't?
Anyone know what font(s) I need to see the text here normally? [thumb]http://www.zimg.eu/i/502332724[/thumb]
Do you have Tahoma and Lucida Console?
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