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by i-conica
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Wine
Topic: wm player has Anybody been able to install it on linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 6134

Re: wm player has Anybody been able to install it on linux?

This is what I have been trying to install. I have the icon on my desktop but when I go click on it nothing happens.

It´s in the Applications Menu > Games > PlayonLinux, but damn, nothing happens.

It´s loaded into the repositories so I can´t figure.
by i-conica
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Android?
Replies: 8
Views: 2364

Re: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Andr

Hmmm. Interesting idea. Unfortunately I think not. The USB on the phone is configured as a peripheral device, so when you plug it into your computer it looks like a disc drive. I don't think it works the other way around. That said, it may be possible that someone has reconfigured android so it can ...
by i-conica
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2602

Re: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?

Just on the weekend I tested out some puppy-linux live cd's, and particularly, http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%...%20Release.html slacko-5.3.3-4g-scsi.iso & slacko-5.3.3-highmem-pae-scsi.iso Both iso's are about 115Mb. Download site (md5 sums, etc.)Here. Try the (less than) 4g version. Uh, it's ...
by i-conica
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Security
Topic: change password without knowing current password?
Replies: 10
Views: 2762

Re: change password without knowing current password?

Having more that one username with the same userid is a dangerous activity, especially for root. Hence the purpose of sudo. To allow some people to run some commands that they could not otherwise use, AND track their use of sudo and the things they did (if you have accounting running (pacct)). As ro...
by i-conica
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Security
Topic: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?
Replies: 13
Views: 10593

Re: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?

As far as I recall the default behaviour for sudo (and GKSU etc.) is to remember your password for something like 10 minutes after you enter it so if you've done anything requiring super user permissions and entered your password in the last ten minutes you won't be asked for your password again. Wh...
by i-conica
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?

Why is information on smartphones always so sketchy? That is completely different from what I was looking at. From that source, it looks like the MAXX has better file support and document editing. The NEXUS has a better chipset. And the MAXX obviously has a far superior camera. Whatever, the Samsung...
by i-conica
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: What phones can run GNU/Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 1527

Re: What phones can run GNU/Linux?

Yes, of course! 1.) I would like to have maximum control over the software, even if I won't use it. That means, being able to recompile the kernel with other options/patches, being able to install other software as easily as on my PC. 2.) GNU software, especially Emacs should be available without pr...
by i-conica
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Laptops / Netbooks / Minibooks
Topic: Sony Vaio and Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 6120

Re: Sony Vaio and Linux

I appreciate all the feedback from all of you; Thanks for writing- By the sound of what some of you have mentioned I might just return the laptop to Sony- I don't want problems for the future. Got some serious thinking to do. I have a small data base now that will help me to decide. Sharing honestly...
by i-conica
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Linux Newbie
Topic: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!

My best guess would be that your computer can't find an installed operating system, that's why it's not booting up. Without access to the machine it's hard to tell if there's nothing installed or something installed just broken. The "mini-linux" is to run a browser and mail client without the need t...
by i-conica
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: Why is du high for an empty directory?
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: Why is du high for an empty directory?

And there's always the obvious question: did you remove a file that process
was still writing to?

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