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by toothandnail
23 Jul 2013 21:02
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building packages
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Re: Building packages

it's interesting that checkinstall gives you permission denied (i've used several times without issues) Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Haven't used checkinstall for a long time, don't remember having any problems with it the last time I did (under SalineOS). Using this command checkinstall --inst...
by toothandnail
23 Jul 2013 12:31
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building packages
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Building packages

One of the things I've always found difficult with Debian based distros is creating my own packages. I'm familiar enough with Slackware and Arch to build things that I need which aren't available from the repositories. With Debian, I find things much more difficult. So I'm wondering - is there a dum...
by toothandnail
21 Jul 2013 03:45
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Strange window placement
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: Strange window placement

Not sure if this will help you, but check out menu: /Settings/Window Manager Tweaks/Placement. :) :) One of the first things I tried. I suspect I've got something messed up in my user profile - I've just installed SolydX onto an HP desktop - no problems with window placement there. I'll have to try...
by toothandnail
21 Jul 2013 03:21
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Re: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time

Thanks for the thought. The Arch wiki is certainly a very useful source of information, much of which is applicable to any Linux distro. As it happens, I had read that, and used the registry hack. Windows (Vista in this case) being Windows, it ignored me and continued treating UTC time as local time...
by toothandnail
20 Jul 2013 19:34
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] SSH server
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Re: SSH server

kwisher wrote:You will need to manually install it from CLI with:

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sudo apt-get install openssh-server
Or you can use Synaptic.
:) Thanks. I found it shortly after entering the message. No idea why, but I didn't see openssh-server in the Synaptic list, but did pick it up with apt-get.

Paul.
by toothandnail
20 Jul 2013 14:17
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] SSH server
Replies: 2
Views: 819

[Solved] SSH server

:) Shows how unfamiliar I am with the Debian way of doing things. I've just installed the latest SolydX on a desktop machine, and run the update pack. Most of the things I need are there, but... I need the SSH server, but I'm not sure whether the server itself is installed, nor how to set it up - it...
by toothandnail
19 Jul 2013 19:09
Forum: Xfce specific (SolydX)
Topic: Strange window placement
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Strange window placement

I've used Xfce for a long time. And never seen this one before.... Normally, when I open a window (be it a terminal or a GUI), I expect it to start left/top of screen unless it is small enough to start in the centre of the screen. Next large(ish) window will start right/bottom, so that they either d...
by toothandnail
09 Jul 2013 20:18
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Looking for a new hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Looking for a new hard drive

I've got a 500 GB Western Digital black in my T40. Working well so far (had it about 8 months now). Alignment shouldn't be a problem - gparted at least will set the geometry properly. Not sure about fdisk, but you do need to avoid cfdisk. Not sure about the excessive shutdown problem, but if it does...
by toothandnail
27 Jun 2013 01:32
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing libre office
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Re: installing libre office

I found that as well as installing LibreOffice itself, I had to find myspell in the appropriate language (in my case en_GB)and install it to get the spell checker to work.

Paul
by toothandnail
05 Jun 2013 18:45
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Re: Change from UTC to local time

Are there particular applications holding you back? Why not open a new thread setting out what holds you there; someone might have ideas or experience to help you with Linux alternatives to help make your transition complete! cheers, Greywolf. :) Don't I wish. Trouble is, I sometimes need Windows f...
by toothandnail
05 Jun 2013 18:39
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Another time question (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

Re: Another time question

I've got SolddX set up and showing the correct time, but when I shut down and reboot to Windows, time jumps 4 hours into the future. If it says 8:00PM and I reboot to Windows, it will show midnight. Checked the time in the bios. It's ok. If I go into Mint and then back to Windows time stays the sam...
by toothandnail
03 Jun 2013 01:40
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Re: Change from UTC to local time

Thanks for the suggestion. Not quite what I need, I'm afraid If I read you correctly, you need to re-set the hardware clock. It's been quite a while since I've done this, but I'd "man hwclock" and see what it says there, Thanks. That was the clue: hwclock --localtime --hctosys Seems to have done th...
by toothandnail
02 Jun 2013 20:30
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

Re: Change from UTC to local time

Hi Paul, and welcome to our forum. To change your time, follow these simple steps: From the start menu > System > Time and Date Hit "Click to make changes" Change the Time zone Hit "Click to prevent changes" Thanks for the suggestion. Not quite what I need, I'm afraid - the time zone is correct (Lo...
by toothandnail
02 Jun 2013 18:54
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change from UTC to local time
Replies: 9
Views: 3255

[Solved] Change from UTC to local time

I've installed SolydX to have a look. Overall it looks very good. I have hit one problem though - it appears to have defaulted to using UTC, and if there was a prompt as to whether localtime or UTC should be used, I must have missed it. Haven't looked at a Debian derived distro for quite a while, so...

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