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Darkelve

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  1. I have 2 computers, both running WindowsXP and OpenSUSE 10.3 with dual-boot. The 'old' system has an Intel (e1000 driver) network card, the new one has a Realtek (Realtek 8111B) card. I used to be able to connect to both systems (almost) effortlessly under OpenSUSE in both systems. However, when I boot the new system in OpenSUSE 10.3, I cannot get an IP address. At least this is what I think that happens; I use a D-Link wireless ethernet 'bridge' thing, meaning -I think- that thing gets an IP address from my access point and gives it to my Linux system. There are 4 leds on that box: power, diag, lan, wlan. On the 'old' system, all four leds start to burn (green) once the computer boots. I can connect to the network fine with the old system in both WinXP and OpenSUSE 10.3 Now the weird thing: when I boot the new machine, the 'lan' led does not burn at all. However, when I boot into WindowsXP, when it starts up, the lan led blinks and turns green. Once I log out of Windows, the led turns off again. And when I boot into OpenSUSE 10.3 on the new system, the led stays off no matter what I tried. It worked fine a couple of days ago. Okay, I messed around with the system settings a bit, but not too much so I do not suspect any settings are wrong. Why could this be?
  2. OpenSUSE 10.3; One without windows, one with.
  3. Well, my new machine was bought with gaming in mind (recent games plus upcoming titles, e.g. Assassin's Creed), so it ought to be sweet ;) *Bragging time* Gigabyte 3D Aurora case; black Corsair PSU HX620 620 Watt MSI P35 NEO2-FIR motherboard Intel Core 2 E6550 2,33Ghz processor Crucial DDR2 PC5300 2GB RAM EVGA Geforce 8800GTS 640MB graphics card Samsung Spinpoint 320GB hard disk Samsung DVD+/-RW Lightscribe drive Nec DVD+/-RW drive MS Windows XP Home Ironically enough, only games I currently own are 2 years old or more... the most recent are Prince of Persia The Two Thrones and Splinter Cell: Double Agent. Those play sweeeeet though. Gotta get me some new stuff so I can see what this beastie can do B)
  4. Check this out, I got Prince of Persia Sands of Time to run on wine 0.9.44 cool.gif http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?act=At...post&id=575 This is on my "old" machine; 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 , 1GB Ram and a Geforce 6600GT 256MB... visuals are very good as long as I disable shadows; and framerate is very good too (I did not measure it but it goes smooth) as long as I disable "fog" effects. Fog is a killer for framerate with this game. My resolution is at "1024x768" (constrained to virtual resolution) and the other details are at "high/best"
  5. If you have served your time, I thought your punishment should be over?
  6. Well, reminded me of some Metisse screenshots I saw... I was thinking this was a "live" desktop with some 3D effects being applied to it. My Gdesklets guess was off though, if you're using KDE I should have known it is Superkaramba. Well, nice screeny anyway. :)
  7. Hmmm, lemme take a guess: KDE, Avant Window Manager, Metisse (or Beryl), Beryl, Gdesklets?
  8. http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070810165237718 Can anyone say "about time" ?
  9. Thanks for that Lifehacker thing , looks interesting :)
  10. Thanks for the great advice, oh Übergeek :P
  11. Lately I have been more busy than I expected I would, to the point that it really was getting out of hand, until I started changing my organizing habits. And yet there's so many things to do: keep an eye on events, finances, pyhisical objects (room, desk, ...) That did however make me take a closer look at some of the Open Source "PIM" tools and I found that there were a lot of really good programs for that on my OpenSUSE DVD. Notice that many of you probably already know all of this, but up to now I have been using my computer especially as an entertainment/creativity device, not so much an "information storage" device. For finance, I took a look at KMyMoney, but it was still too immature and crash-prone. GnuCash was better, but a bit TOO feature-complete (complicated, features I do not need). I did take a second look at Money Manager Ex though, and it is just what I was looking for: intuitive, simple, quick and giving a good overview and "follow-up" on your finances. SQLite database also allows for easy file transfer... gotta love SQLite no? What I do is use Basket (another pricelss productivity app) to quickly store notes about purchases etc. and then when I have more time, I input this into Money Manager Ex I also have over 5 different e-mail accounts, most of them accessible through POP3. I still have to set up an e-mail client, which will be either Kmail, Evolution or Thunderbird. Kmail seems most plausible though since I'm already using KDE and much of the Kontact suite. That should save some time over checking all of them seperately. For calendaring I started to use Kontact, which is pretty nice although it does feel a little strange at times. Like when first I wanted to select a date but it appeared I was a week off. One of my biggest remaining problems though, is what to do when I do not have access to these programs? It would be great if I e.g. could jot down notes and times through an online interface, then later import it in their respective applications. For calendaring, I looked into Gmail Calendar and a shared iCal calendar, but could not find anything really satisfying. So how do you try to save time by organizing your stuff, do you use (open source or other) software for that and if so, which? Cheers, Darkelve [moved from Talk-Talk by spinynorman]
  12. Thanks for that link Dex, really interesting!
  13. Maybe you and M. Shuttleworth are using different meanings of the word "cheap". cheap = inexpensive OR cheap = crappy Or, also possible, M. Shuttleworth worded it badly (or got translated badly) and meant: "I do not want to position Ubuntu and Linux as a cheap alternative to copy of Windows,"
  14. So can anyone tell me yet about their (or other peoples) experiences with Cedega 6.0?
  15. 0.9.35 Dunno... but you could always try running winecfg and messing around with the settings; especially: choose "emulate virtual desktop" (a setting of 1024*768 or lower is usually good). But yeah, if there is a crash, there really should be error messages on the command line or in your logs...
  16. Link to the survey is here: http://test.openusability.org/UCCASS/survey.php?sid=43 Don't leave that page, nor use back/forward, since that might mess up the results. Just click the link, and get started, without "turning back". Don't think about the questions too long, just follow your intuition. I just took it, it's pretty interesting. Especially seeing what your subconscious tells you while your brain says it's another icon.
  17. Well, as for our site, a pretty big site (over 350 000 unique visitors/month) in Belgium attracting all kinds of people: Firefox was 14,1% over the last 2 weeks. IE7 adoption skyrocketed with the automatic updates, but after that, plummeted (Edit: I meant, stayed more or less constant). IE6 has 53,6% and IE 7 26,8% If you take into account that for more specialised sites (e.g. this one) people are more likely to use another browser, I find the 18% not that hard to believe. Considering the kind of crowd our site attracts, I'd say it's certainly higher than 14%. Of course for us it was the Easter holiday, in which many people use the browser they like instead of the one dictated to them by their employer (usually IE). Also, more people used Safari (1,7%) on a Mac (2,3%). There was quite an increase in the usage of Mac OS in the last year. This is not from statistics, but I believe that especially the Macbooks & MP-Pro's have a lot to do with this, since I've been seeing a lot of those lately. Just my 2 cents.
  18. Well, it was an interesting read anyway. It's nice to get some perspective. I do agree though it was a bit over-the-top, too much doom and gloom. And some of his examples aren't very well choosen either. There are good counter-points to most of his arguments, but I'm not going to be the one to make those :P
  19. Maybe you could look around www.tldp.org and see if nothing scratches your itch. I had quite some fun reading some of the articles there. But then again you probably know more than I do. Let's see... BSD, Solaris, Haiku, ReactOS, Aros. Feisty Fawn is coming out in a couple of days. And ehm... hmmm... oh, maybe create an encrypted partition on it? Hmmm... I'm already out of ideas.
  20. Yes, I do know wat you mean. But I don't like the rebooting into Windows and I don't like the feeling that Windows has a "stranglehold" on me. I do think that Cedega has merit, unfortunately the sort of games I play seem to be the ones that get the least amount of attention ("older" games, adventure games, all of them single-player ones). Wine has, I believe somewhere between 3 and 5 people actively working on DirectX technology and they are doing a very good job IMO. I test Dreamfall and some other games with every releases, and almost everytime I notice an improvement somewhere. Sometimes there are regressions but this is normal. Their goal is not to support a particular application, but to run the broadest variety of win32 applications. IMO it's very possible that the Wine project will have surpassed Cedega in about a year from now, except where it concerns the support of very specific titles. Probably Cedega will always find its niche there I guess. But like you, I can be pragmatic too. I ordered the Prince of Persia triple pack from an online site for €15 , and they won't run on Wine because multithreading is not supported yet in Wine. So this means rebooting in Windows again. Maybe someday I'll just get a game console... but then again, some of the titles I reall like (e.g. a lot of adventure games) aren't available for consoles. I guess I'm just stuck between a rock and a hard place! :lol:
  21. This is a long shot, but with everything else being equal, perhaps the volume settings on both distros are different... you might want to check your mixer settings. What kind of sound card do you have anyway?
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