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by Nobber
Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: bash completion for slack
Replies: 0
Views: 4013

bash completion for slack

Just been mucking about with bash completion (had some time on my hands, OK?), and thought I'd share a couple of examples that fellow Slackers might find useful. DISCLAIMER: Or not. # Packages for installpkg complete -o default -f -X "!*-*-*-*.tgz" installpkg # Installed packages for removepkg compl...
by Nobber
Mon Dec 06, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Help Microsuck get back up again!
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

I've noticed that Microsuck has been down recently. Has it really been down since the end of October? :shock:
by Nobber
Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: USB Flash Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 5171

I've had one of these for a while now. Works perfectly with Linux (otherwise I would have returned it). Useful for carrying files I've downloaded on a fast network (i.e. at work) over to computers on a slow network (i.e. at home).
by Nobber
Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake Linux)
Topic: Driving me inSANE...
Replies: 0
Views: 4697

Driving me inSANE...

Hello. One computer. Two distributions of Linux: Mandrake 9.0, and a compiled-from-source job based on LFS. Question: Why would SANE work on one of these OSs (the LFS-based one), but not the other? Under LFS, I use the umax_pp module and the direct IO method (ppdev doesn't work), and my HP Scanjet 3...
by Nobber
Thu May 29, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Configuring CD-Burner
Replies: 7
Views: 3619

agent007 wrote:Also, I could'nt burn as a normal user. Under R00t it works fine.
The usual fix for this is to do, as root:

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chmod 4755 `which cdrecord`
which will then make the cdrecord executable available to the peasants. Or you could create an exclusive cd-burning group...
by Nobber
Fri May 16, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Programming
Topic: Basic Bash Scripting Question
Replies: 44
Views: 57050

Have you tried putting double quotes round the filenames? For example:

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rm "${file%%.wma}.wav"
by Nobber
Fri May 16, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: LFS
Replies: 6
Views: 10906

So Calum, how did it go with LFS? I tried LFS 3.3 about nine months ago. Took about 4 hours to get the base system up and running on my Athlon 1.4GHz PC. Added X and some other software, using BLFS as a guide where possible, and still everything worked nicely. So I stuck with it, and I'm still using...
by Nobber
Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: X and the laptop touchpad
Replies: 4
Views: 4474

^Do you use the kernel patch that allows you to turn tap mode on and off while X is running? That would be really useful, but I can't find a patch for any kernel > 2.4.15, and I doubt it would work on the Mandrake 9.0 stock kernel.
by Nobber
Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: X and the laptop touchpad
Replies: 4
Views: 4474

Thanks for all the helpful responses! :P

As it is, I'm now using a utility called tpconfig, which can turn the "tap to click" function of the touchpad on and off. Unfortunately, it can't be used while X is running, but it's better than nothing.
by Nobber
Sat Apr 12, 2003 4:10 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: X and the laptop touchpad
Replies: 4
Views: 4474

X and the laptop touchpad

My laptop's touchpad works fine under X in all but one respect: the special button above it - which in Windows turns the mouse off - doesn't work! Given the typical sensitivity of touchpads, and its position right below the keyboard, this can be a problem, especially during a heavy bout of word proc...
by Nobber
Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Tracking files of non rpm packages
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

You can get some ideas on how to manage source installations from the LFS FAQ. I haven't used any of these schemes, though, so I can't recommend one over another.
by Nobber
Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:21 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: stupid slack questions. sound & net
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

and how do i do the modem/internet thing using command line commands please. Back when I was distro whoring, I seem to remember using a ppp setup tool on Slackware that's very similar to Debian's pppconfig. pppsetup, perhaps. Have you used that yet? The way I got ppp working on my current system wa...
by Nobber
Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Debian and rpm?
Replies: 7
Views: 8020

I've never used it, but I believe the point of alien is to convert rpms to debs before installing, so you still only need the one package manager - dpkg. I would imagine that using both dpkg and rpm on one system can only lead to misery. What if package A.rpm requires package B, but you installed B ...
by Nobber
Fri Mar 07, 2003 8:32 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Mozilla and anti-aliasing
Replies: 1
Views: 1987

Mozilla and anti-aliasing

I've seen the answer to this question before, but no amount of googling seems to be enough to dig it up. So... I've just installed mozilla 1.2.1 from source, and found that - unlike mozilla 1.1, sea - it wants to anti-alias my fonts. Result? Illegible web pages! Now, I found a line in /some/path/uni...
by Nobber
Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Getting Debian to install stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 5263

If you want to use pon and poff as an ordinary user, you'll need to add that user to the "dip" group, if I remember correctly. (Haven't used Debian for a while.) adduser calum dip should do the trick, but a preliminary "man adduser" may well be prudent! Any config files created by pppconfig can be f...