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  1. Well, since I'm trying always trying to contribute and since I'm not a programmer nor a Linux wizard, I decided to try and contribute in a bit less traditional way.


    I posted a "Wallpaper Pack" to Kde-look . For this, I edited some of the best pictures that I took during my trip to South America, and released it under a Creative Commons license.


    It is here on KDE-look




    Pictures from my trip to South America: Chile and Argentina. Images optimized as 1280x1024 wallpapers. 28 pictures in total, including:

    - Valle De La Luna, Chile

    - Las Cataratas (waterfalls) Argentina

    - Santiago De Chile

    - Buenos Aeres

    - Various nature sceneries


    Since it is almost 6MB, I had to use a file upload service. Direct link is:




    I hope someone enjoys the/a wallpaper(s) in there; if you have feedback, please let me know!




  2. Post originally by Bambino from suseforums.net, I'm just re-posting it:


    Linux Supporters Celebrate World’s First Mainboard with Open-Source BIOS.

    AMD, Gigabyte Release Source-Code for Mainboard’s BIOS



    From a practical perspective, LinuxBIOS removes the need for ugly hacks and workarounds in the kernel that compensate for buggy BIOSes we can now fix the BIOS ourselves,” the statement proclaims.


    Additionally from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linuxbios


    A unique feature of LinuxBIOS is that the x86 version runs in 32-bit mode after executing only sixteen instructions (almost all other x86 BIOSes run exclusively in 16-bit mode). Running in 32-bit mode makes it run very fast, its current cold boot record is 3 seconds.


    I searched some online shops, and this motherboard is indeed already available. B)


    I encourage everyone looking for a new computer/motherboard to buy this; we should support

    these kind of efforts.




  3. My best friend is interested in trying out Linux, currently he has a new mid-end Acer laptop. He asked me if it was possible to run Linux without installing. I said, yes: LiveCD's. Then he asked, is it possible to run it from an external 120GB USB harddrive. I said "I think so, I will ask on some forums".


    He wants to change as little as possible to his existing operating system, so it would be a plus if he doesn't have to write over his existing MBR.


    So, can anyone tell me what are the possibilities here?

  4. Well, since a few weeks, I listen to The Linux Action show regularly, and this was covered in episode 34 (the most recent one). There they had the same doubt and gave a couple of reasons:

    "- The Linspire guys are really good at some of the things they do... e.g power management


    - Linspire also does a lot of polish on their desktop (usuability, bling bling), so Ubuntu can benefit from that as well"

  5. Does anyone know how I can write a script that:


    - reads in all the files in a particular directory

    - displays the file names in a html list and makes a link of them:


    <li><a href="filelocation1">filename 1</li>

    <li><a href="filelocation2">filename 1</li>

    <li><a href="filelocation3">filename 1</li>



    etc. ?


    So basically it creates a list of links with the contents in that directory,

    so you can download them from there.

  6. I searched, but I couldn't find any? They all seem to be download managers without the functionality for this. Can you point me to one please?


    Theres firefox extensions to put filetypes in a particular folder.
  7. Oops!


    I'm very sorry... I feel a bit guilty now... :|

    Especially since I couldn't try it out decently when you posted it.


    And apparently plasmoids will be able to do stuff like the Paperklip idea... open source progress never ceases to amaze me...


    Anyway, there's an interesting comments on KDE.org forum as well: http://dot.kde.org/1171382220/


    Just search for my username. WorkFlow fed from Beagle search results looks pretty sweet.


    Man, I deleted the directory where I'd put the code for this only this week.
  8. I must be daft, I am trying to attach a jpg to this thread and it seems I don t have enought space left? How can I increase this space?




    You can go to "My Controls, Options (in the left sidebox)" and pick "Manage Your Attachments". Then delete a couple you don't need anymore.

  9. 1. Automatik


    For those who have read my "Magnetic (files And) Folders" idea, someone commented that it's a lot like what Mac OSX smart folders (and to a lesser extent, Vista's search folders) uses.


    So this idea is a more simplified version of that. The problem is downloading files and moving them around the filesystem (your folders). The main thing I would like to do is make it so that when a certain file gets downloaded, it "reads" the extension/metatype and copies it to the appropriate folder. For example when downloading a Video, it would end up in the folder "/home/tux/Video". But I realized you can also use this for your "local" file management. The way it could work is that:


    - there is a hidden or visible folder "Automatik" (the name I made up) or ".Automatic" in your home folder where you can download or drag things to

    - it could also be useful to have a drop zone for files or links, especially if you have a hidden folder .Automatik

    - the folder gets monitored constantly for changes. For example beagled could probably do this

    - when a change is detected (for example, you finish downloading videoTrigun01.avi ), it checks the file and does something with it according to certain criteria. The most simple thing would be to copy/move it to the /home/tux/Video folder, but a more advanced feature could also be parsing the file name and when it contains the string "Trigun", it copies/moves that file to /home/tux/Video/Trigun

    - Of course certain files have to be excluded, e.g. .part files (partial downloads). Then again, "Automatik" would only do something with extensions/metatypes where there are rules for

    - some more advanced stuff: say you have a folder with thumbnails and real-size pictures for your website. By scanning the filesize Automatik could create seperate folders for the thumbs and the actual pictures or issue a command to do other picture-stuff with them.



    2. The paperklip (no, it's not "clippy" ! :P )


    Not sure if this already exists somewhere, but basically the paperklip idea is that you have an icon on your desktop that "holds" a stack of several files, such as video thumbnails or picture thumbnails. When clicking/hovering on it, either the file you have the mouse pointer over gets magnified and you can scroll through it that way with mouse or arrow keys (sort of like the Max OSX animated taskbar), or a 3D "ellipse" pops out, such as the 3D Window switcher in Beryl, and you can also navigate that with mouse or keyboard keys. Clicking or double-clicking it might also launch a program that automatically loads all the files in it, such as Digikam or Picasa for pictures.


    3. Combining the two


    Whenever Automatik sees a change for a filetype/mimetype that corresponds to the paperklip, you see an animation of the file(s) "flying" to their destination, as if the paperclip was magnetic (here I go again with magnetism... :P). This way even when Automatik moves files in the background, this can be spotted.



    Genius? Madness? Waste of time? You decide! :P



    [moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]

  10. "All they have is a diagram."


    So basically, you saved them the trouble of figuring out how your network is setup, or am I wrong? I have no problem with you or others sharing their setups here, I'm just echoing my feelings that I suspect this might be dangerous.

  11. Hey, sweet! B)


    Believe me, I used to Google for this a lot, but at a certain time I just gave up...


    It has a PCMCIA card, Intel Pro/Wireless 2011(B). I am guessing there are not native drivers for it yet, which probably means the distro should have easy ndiswrapper setup.

    Ye of little faith.


    Google is your friend, scroll down to Linux on this page: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/schuster/wlan.htm



  12. Easy to use, not cutting edge. Also I'd like it to detect all the hardware, but an old version of Mepis from 1 or 2 years ago actually did that when I tried it. Should also work relatively fast when using light-weight apps. The faster the better. Fast boot time also important.


    For example Amarok probably wouldn't run very smoothly I suspect since it's a big program. But I'd want, say, Xmms or something to run fluidly.

  13. Yes, in fact that was my first thought. My 2nd one was to give Puppy Linux a shot. But I'm afraid that might turn out be a bit too spartan for my likes. Well, trying can't hurt. Slax is also on the list, but I'm guessing that it'll be too heavy with KDE and I don't really like Fluxbox. XFCE would be perfect. WindowMaker might work too, I liked that when I tried it. Or something else, but not Fluxbox or Blackbox unless the other DE's are absolutely too heavy for the thing.




    I'm guessing that a recent KDE would be too much for it. Have you thought about Xubuntu?
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