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About mstlyevil

  • Birthday 09/23/1968

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    CPU XP [email protected] XP 3200 MB MSI K7N2 DELTA nforce2 Ultra 400 GC Sapphire Radeon 9600 ATLANTIS 128MB MEM 512 MB Generic CDRW MSI CR52-M 52x32x52x DVD MSI Star Speed 16x dvdrom Samsung Syncmaster 955DF 19 inch monitor HD 80 GB Western Digital OJD-75JNO SATA 7200 RPM 8MB Adaptec SATA 1205SA Host Controller.
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  1. What is funny is Mepis6 Beta2 can not get my resolution done right without doing a depackage-reconfigure xserver-xorg. Ubuntu Dapper gets it right everytime. But that is a minor thing. Both detect all my hardware correctly. If you would like to try XGL/Compiz with it, I can give you the link to the guide I wrote.
  2. I tried to use Gnome with Suse 10 and it just would not boot. KDE worked excellent on the other hand.
  3. Those commands did not work. I found another way to get it to work after some research. Go by the compiz forums and take a look at my updated guide for details.
  4. Thanks Bruce. I am going to try it later today to see if it works. If it does I will write a KDE only guide.
  5. The title says it all. None of the how to's I found worked well with Nvidia so I devised a way to install XGL/Compiz on Mepis by installing the Gnome desktop and using GDM to run the Xserver-XGL. I tried to get compiz to run using the Kubuntu guide, but KDM still would not execute XGL. First off one file in the Kubuntu how-to had a different name than the same file in Mepis. (The file in Kubuntu is /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc and the same file in Mepis is /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc.dpkg-dist.) The second file did not exist at all in Mepis. (/usr/bin/displayconfig-restore, needed to comment a section of this file in Kubuntu.) After following this guide, I would get the window bar on top of the windows but compiz refused to start. After some googling I found the reason was that XGL was not loading at boot. (Courtesy of the Suse wiki.) I then brainstormed and thought "What if I replace KDM with GDM?" So I first tried to just install GDM but X refused to start at all. So from the command line interface I decided to just install the entire Gnome Desktop just to see what happens. That fixed X so from there I installed XGL/Compiz using a combination of both KDE and Gnome sources. Now in I am logged in to Mepis's KDE desktop with a fully functional XGL/Compiz. I have created a how-to at the compiz forums. How to Install XGL/Compiz on Mepis6 For Nvidia Graphics @Bruce: Maybe you could give me some tips on why KDM would not execute XGL and how to get it to do so. I will then write a guide just for that purpose and give you the credit.
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    Linux and SATA

    Well I will answer from my experience. My Nvidia Nforce4 motherboard (DFI Infinity SLI) has SATA 300 and both Ubuntu and Suse 10 had no problems whatsoever detecting them, installing or booting. RAID might be a different story. If you are not planning on running a RAID array, I would not worry much about it. Sorry for answering before Bruce did Psicon Edit: newegg.com! That is the best place online I have found so far to order from. The Athlon 64 has larger cache's, the memory controller runs at a higher frequency and they clock higher. If you can afford it go with a Athlon 64 3200 over any sempron. They are not that much more expensive than the fastest sempron but they are a hell of a lot faster. They are $166.00 at newegg. Athlon 64 3200 at Newegg
  7. Since multitasking is the enviroment you want work in plus you plan to do some multimedia the best processor line according to most benchmarking websites is a AMD 64 X2. Even if you get the cheapest X2 (3800) it will keep up with and some times outperform the fastest most expensive Intel processor on the market. If you can afford to spend more for a higher rated X2, it will blow the doors off any Intel processor. Nvidia has the best driver support for Linux. Since you are buiding a new system then I recommend that you get a motherboard with a Nvidia Nforce 4 chipset with PCIE for the graphics card. A 6600GT is a great budget card with stunning graphics and performance. The 6800 GS is a midrange card that performs as well as the previous performance champion the 6800 GT. Absolute minimum now days for any system should be 512. You should buy your memory in pairs to enable dual channel and increase performance. So for 512 you would buy 2x256 dimms. The Nforce 4 motherboard has all these things built in and they work great with Linux. If you are a audiophile you might consider a sound card but if onboard sound does it for you then the motherboard chipset I recommended is great.
  8. What is funny is ATI just pledged to support XGL/Compiz in their next driver update. So maybe in 2007 you might be able to use them cards in Linux. (Linux users should just buy Nvidia cards to send ATI a message.)
  9. I hate to see she thinks it is some how her fault that her father is a selfish [email protected]#k. She really does neeed counselling though because she has some major self asteem issues that she needs to work through. Other than that there is not much more I can say about it except that you are a good friend.
  10. If you can't find it at any retailer, go and get a prepaid credit card. You can find them at check cashing places, some convience stores and some grocery stores. They charge you a small fee to use it but it works just like a regular credit card.
  11. Thank you, I hope your dad gets better real soon.
  12. They consider cancer cured if a person goes more than 5 years without a relapse. The chance of cancer returning after 5 years is about the same as for someone who has never had cancer. That is how you know it has been cured.
  13. I care. My mom beat breast cancer 20 years ago and now my dad has lung cancer and goes in for surgery on thursday to have half his lung removed. So yes I do care and am happy for Melissa Ethridge.
  14. If you drink alcohol or overeat or smoke, you are not one to be talking about potheads. I don't smoke pot, but I have no right to tell them they are harming their bodies when I am overweight and drink massive amounts of cola everyday. I will tell you right now that if I went on Chemo, I would go to relatives who do smoke it and start buying it from then instead of putting all those narcotics in my system. 80% of Americans drink alcohol and of them 2/3 abuse at one time or another so all you alchies out there just remember that you are doing more damage to your bodies than most pot heads are.
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