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by Nuke
19 Jan 2015 00:28
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: 2 Years since switching to Linux!
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: 2 Years since switching to Linux!

An interesting post Nuke and I am not attempting to defend Microsofts business practices (although one needs to be careful before classing something as "illegal" ). I was being careful. Microsoft were found guilty of violating anti-trust (monopoly) laws http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v....
by Nuke
18 Jan 2015 15:28
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: 2 Years since switching to Linux!
Replies: 17
Views: 3292

Re: 2 Years since switching to Linux!

One of the slightly negative vibes I have picked up on many forums ( present company excepted of course) is the undercurrent/presumption that Linux is better not because of its inherent good points but rather because it is not Windows. .... .Both have advantages and disadvantages - use what suits b...
by Nuke
03 Jan 2015 23:44
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: An interesting software collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: An interesting software collection

I don't understand if you're joking or what. I was being ironic. ;) this software [OwnCloud] works very well, and yes, you can have your own cloud server, all your data under your control! My data is already under my control, always has been. I grew up with, and still have, computers with data save...
by Nuke
03 Jan 2015 00:12
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: An interesting software collection
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: An interesting software collection

Skimmed through (looks paranoid) and stopped at "Own Cloud". The Xmas celebrations must have dulled my brain a bit - Own Cloud (according to its web site) will enable me to host my files on my own desktop, NAS or Raspberry Pi ! Or on a "Server Somewhere" [by implication someone else's]. ! Wow, whate...
by Nuke
03 Jan 2015 00:00
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: The actual systemd survey results page
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: The actual systemd survey results page

The usual inconsistencies (in the first link) that always occur in these surveys. Like the two questions "Do you feel systemd is modular" or "monolithic" should be exact inverses of each other, but they are not. Suprises too : 24% of people do not use a swap file? 16% "like" Gopher? As many people u...
by Nuke
21 Dec 2014 23:45
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: LinuxQuestions.org
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: LinuxQuestions.org

Well, SolydXK is there now, among the desktop distros. The page won't allow you to look at the results so far. I guess most people are going to vote for what they use, so SolydXK won't stand much chance against giants like Ubuntu and Mint. I see that there are also polls for apps like editors and ev...
by Nuke
21 Dec 2014 13:27
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Understanding the Audio in Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 2488

Re: Understanding the Audio in Linux

it's the Poettering effect :mrgreen: Thanks for the link. I hadn't realised that one man had so much involvement with the depressing messes that are PulseAudio and systemd. :-( Poettering, it seems, does not readily admit to bugs in his code. In the context of systemd, in response to criticisms tha...
by Nuke
04 Nov 2014 15:02
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount HPFS (OS/2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Mount HPFS (OS/2)

I believe the fstab entry should be (correct me if I'm wrong)... /dev/sdb1 /home/librepensee/os2a hpfs defaults 0 2 You are right. I believe the "0" says not to dump this filesystem if there is a crash, and that such dumping was a facility from the olden days. The "2" means check this filesystem se...
by Nuke
04 Nov 2014 00:12
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!

I can just wipe the drive and reinstall the clonezilla backup I made that was from factory settings
Oh, that's fine. I did not know what clonezilla was. Actually, you originally used it as a verb - a new one for the dictionary LoL!
by Nuke
04 Nov 2014 00:04
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mount HPFS (OS/2)
Replies: 4
Views: 1038

Re: Mount HPFS (OS/2)

OS/2 ! I used that for a while, having developed an early distaste for Windows. I still find ea data.sf (extended attributes) files in funny places on my HDs and especially on floppies, 15 years later. It was natural to move on to Linux when OS/2 faded away. As Wildman says, I don't think you need t...
by Nuke
03 Nov 2014 22:41
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!
Replies: 15
Views: 2334

Re: Putting SolydXK to the test with new PC!

But no, I'm never even going to boot the pre-installed Windows 8.x. I'm not that crazy! I would if I were you, just to test that the thing works. If there were a hardware fault with it you would be in a difficult position when you went to complain and they found you had wiped the HD. We know it sho...
by Nuke
26 Oct 2014 10:48
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 16867

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

Schoelje wrote :- I really don't think people are willingly trying to damage Linux. These things happen for several reasons. One of those reasons is that it's in the genes of all who live by open source to want to help other people. Of course, the other side of the coin is that there's the natural p...
by Nuke
25 Oct 2014 13:15
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Will SolydXK 32 bit keep going?
Replies: 21
Views: 4391

Re: Will SolydXK 32 bit keep going?

Wildman wrote :- Because of the year 2038 bug, all things 32bit will be gone before the bug hits. I had heard of the 2038 bug but didn't think that was a factor in OS's going 64 bit at the moment. Wikipedia points out that there could still be 32-bit embedded systems around even then http://en.wikip...
by Nuke
21 Oct 2014 00:02
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Now they want to fork Debian?
Replies: 99
Views: 16867

Re: Now they want to fork Debian?

This thread is really a continuation of the "Remove systemd, return to sysvinit" thread in Support-Software Should we be concerned about this and discuss this now or should we just wait and see how it all pans out? I think we should, although I am not sure what we can do about it. What is in prospec...
by Nuke
20 Oct 2014 12:50
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello fellow Linux users!
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Hello fellow Linux users!

Welcome! I am relatively new here too, coming from Mepis. This might sound strange, but I love KDE! Why strange? Most folks don`t want to or can`t put the time into setting up an linux OS. So helping folks out in this way, gives them a chance to learn something different. You are assuming they want ...
by Nuke
15 Oct 2014 18:21
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot load google sites
Replies: 18
Views: 4468

Re: Cannot load google sites

Has Google somehow got into your hosts file?

To check :

Code: Select all

cat /etc/hosts | grep google

I have quite a few Google ancillary URLs redirected to 127.0.0.1, but not the main search site.
by Nuke
15 Oct 2014 12:51
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Swap

Come to find out, I have no swap partition. Must've missed it. Is it possible to create a swap partition after install ? Yes, but don't know how you managed to install without creating one - a deliberate choice you made? Basically you create a partition from some unallocated space (ie disk space no...
by Nuke
13 Oct 2014 22:16
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple Virtual Desktops Icon in SolydK ?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Multiple Virtual Desktops Icon in SolydK ?

Thanks for that. I asked for "Add Widgets" and found Pager by entering it in the search box (although it did not seem to be among the list offered). It is a different and inferior Pager from what I had before - it takes quite a lot of panel space, displacing the clock on the bottom right, whereas be...
by Nuke
12 Oct 2014 19:26
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple Virtual Desktops Icon in SolydK ?
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Multiple Virtual Desktops Icon in SolydK ?

I like to have several virtual desktops (4 or 6!) in Kde. I have enabled this (via System_Settings / Virtual_Desktops) and I can now switch by Ctrl-F<n> or scrolling on the panel/taskbar. This is Kde v4.13.1 in SolydK 201407. Previously, in Mepis with Kde v4.5.3, on the panel I had a multiple icon s...
by Nuke
10 Oct 2014 19:26
Forum: Code
Topic: Go[lang]
Replies: 0
Views: 2060

Go[lang]

Whichever it is called (I prefer Golang), does anyone have any opinions about it? I dabble in coding a bit, nothing too serious, and have kept to Perl and C, but C can be a real PITA with its requiring some hand in memory management. I have been looking at Golang; there is a good tutorial here http:...

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