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  1. Personally, I would advise you to check out the ubuntu wiki, rather than just download the gfx drivers yourself, they have x.org extenstions in their apt repositorty that should get it working. Also, if you're a newbie to linux, I would suggest you lookthrough synaptic and look up anything that you might want. If you use MSN Messenger, I would suggest aMSN as an alternative, IMO it's the better of them all. Learn how to use apt-get, too. It is your best friend, lol.
  2. what DO you have? why isn't what you have a true dual-boot? It's always easier to put the linux bootloader on the MBR of the primary boot device in this situation.
  3. Just get one fo the 580w Tagan PSUs, I've seen them trounce all others in so many PSU shoot-outs it's unbelievable
  4. I assume those aren't your linux partitions? You will need to manually mount them in /etc/fstab sudo gedit /etc/fstab currently, it would seem that you mounted them (or automounted them) with read permissions for root only.
  5. erm... If you know anything about the command line, checking out the info here: might help you Creating Partitions and filesystems Or most likely, this one: Creating Users In the second one, it creates a user, with or without a hime directory with the name of lfs, just change the group and user names to whatever you want. That should help.http:
  6. The ATi cards usually need the fglrx kernel module for X installing too, regardless on distro. It was a lot easier on my ubuntu box than any other distro I've used before, though. One thing I have learned in the past, is that sometmes, a good n00b distro is the last thing you need. I used Mandrake for five or so years and when I moved away from it, I realised I knew little more than I did whe I started, I didn't know how to configure fstab, or dhcpd, Mandrake does it all for you, and while that's nice, if you don't want to tinker, it doesn't help you learn the workings of linux. I'm looking at Linux From Scratch at the moment, but I'll have to wait for a new testing machine I can't afford the downtime if I screw up!!
  7. Jezza

    Versions Of Linux

    I was never keen on Mandriva, I used it for years, all because of it's nice gui installer and the MCC. Now I use ubuntu, to be honest, the only bit of the installer that you need to think about is the partitioning, and you can do that frmo windows so you don't have to think asmuch anyway.
  8. you might need to use a different firmware with your modem. I have the ST 330 Rv4 and needed a new firmware for it to work. Try the instructions Here for help.
  9. OK Guys. The only problem there is that you didn't read my original post... Neither iPod or Archos GMinis play OGG Vorbis files!!! I need my mp3 player to play those, too
  10. OK, I've saved up a bit of money for an mp3 player, but I would like it to play OGG Vorbis files aswell. I would need about 15Gb on the HDD. I have no idea what to buy, though. I have looked through the page on ogg hardware at xiph.org Foundation Vorbis Hardware Website but it seems to be a little out of date, as I can't find most of these products on eBay UK. Could anyone suggest a good portable music player that will play mp3 and ogg files please?
  11. Ahhh, well, I have my NTFS volume mounted read only. I have a fat32 one aswell, that I use mv with. I never really followed NTFS write support, since, as long as I kept all the folders I was moving stuff into on the fat32 drive, things were all gravy.
  12. are you installing from a suse repository, or compiling from source? It's almost always best to install from a repository. On a debian based distro, the command would normally be sudo apt-get install gaim But then, SuSe has YAST, and I'm not sure if that controlls all the stuff like that. I never used SuSe If not, check out amsn.sourceforge.net and download the lastest CVS snapshot. You will need tcl and tk 8.4 dev files installed, but aside from that, I think it's pretty light on dependencies.
  13. Linux doesn't have a C: D: E: drive structure. So moving from one drive to another isn't as big a deal as it might seem. My computer has windows on one drive, ubuntu on another and my /home partition on another. Now, my windows files are in /mount/windows so to move something from my windows drive to my home partition, I just cd into the directory and type mv filename /home/james it does actually move the files between physical drives, but linux doesn't always make that distinction. Hope this helps
  14. Not even that, if you don't like it, chances are, someone else didn't and has already changed the code. Too many people talk like this and scare alot of potential users away, as you make it sound like you have to re-write the OS to change anything, rather than just rightclicking on the desktop and going to "configure desktop".
  15. I don't know if this was said already, but crossfire is only available on the X800 series cards, with no DX9c SM3. Also, don't they require you buying special Crossfire enables graphics card 9will likely be more expensive... and a new mobo, too... Not seen any of these mobos out yet, SLi has been around for a while and prices for the mobos are coming down, overall, I think SLi is cheaper and better. Crossfire might be blisteringly fast now, but with Nv already out there with 7800s your best bet is SLi.
  16. Well, I was planning on posting here, until the thread was hijacked by lesbian pr0n... Ah well... :'( Oh hell ,I'll reply anyway... although, what I was going to say is WAY OT now, lol Was gonna say, I must be the only person in the forum who finds her attractive?!? I don't care if she's flat chested, she's hot, and you know she's gonna be an animal in bed!! That however does matter, smoking = bad. Not sexy at all. But provided she'd not had one all day... I'd still let her have me!!
  17. What kind of problems are you having with MSN? I don't use AOL, but I do use MSN and Skype, if you need help with them e-mail me your questions, jiminorris (at) gmail [dot] com - as my contact list is full
  18. did you install the sources?? open up synaptic and search for linux 2.6.12* sources or something like that..
  19. That would be so cool! Although, I already have something that does that... She's called Catherine lol I guess I'll just throw it in the pile of other old hardware I have, might rip it apart for bits later, like a nice chipset fan for my next comp or something. Thanks for the advice.
  20. You don't have any motherboards for them?? hmmm... you wanna buy one? lol
  21. It has three PCI slots, that graphics card is in one of them
  22. Well, I'm attaching a picture of the mobo here incase it helps...
  23. What do you mean, a HDD controller? You mean like a RAId card? Could you explain this to me? will this help me avoid the BIOS HDD size limitations?
  24. Well, today, while packing to move house, I found an old P150, it doesn't have any ram or hard drive, and it's mostly VESA LB rather than PCI slots. I didn't realise I had it. If I can find some ram and a cheap HDD I was thinking of turning it into a server. Now I've never done this before. So I'm after all the advice you can offer. I want to use it as a file server for my lan, and have it connected to the internet and have both my other PCs connect to the internet through it. Now, the motherboard is a VIA VT82C42N Socket 7 board, I plan on installing bunutu or another linux distro on it, and obviously I'll need USB working on it and I guess I can do that with a PCI USB connector, I have a PCI graphics card I can use, I'll get a cheap HDD from eBay, hopefully the BIOS will allow HDDs bigger than 2G or whatever the old limit was... Anyway, I'll also need help configuring it all, as I've only ever run my network over a crossover cable. It would be nice to have both computers connecting to a hub or something which is connected to this computer etc... Any help would be appreciated
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