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  1. They must have lost out in the UK courts. Budvar (with 'Budweiser' as a subtitle) is now very popular here. It ain't cheap, but is reasonably in-line with other imported beers of high quality (read: NOT Bud. God I hate that watered-down goat's pee). As for the players: try asking your OEM computer vendor. I'm pretty sure Windows can't play DVDs 'natively' - OEM installs I've seen tend to come with PowerDVD or WinDVD installed for the codecs. Better yet, try asking Cyberlink or Intervideo, who presumably licensed the tech from the copyright-holders.
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    Enabling TV-Out

    Sean, did you need to do any Xorg hacking to get it working? I have a similar graphics chipset (82852/82855GM/GME w. i810 driver), and on Mandy and Gentoo all I've needed to do is - [KDE Resize & Rotate] change desktop resolution to 600x800 - Press Fn+F5 (or dedicated button if available)
  3. Yves, your surmise is correct. From my ~/.wine/config WINE REGISTRY Version 2 ;; Powered by Sidenet ;; http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/ ;; Version 1.8.3 ;; All keys relative to \\Machine\\Software\\Wine\\Wine\\Config ;; WARNING ;; This file is ignored in wine >= 200506* ;; If you think it is necessary to show others your complete config for a ;; bug report, filter out empty lines and comments with ;; grep -v "^;" ~/.wine/config | grep '.' (Note: I setup WINE with the Sidenet config utility. The address above is its homepage, and look in http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/files/ for the latest tarball) I'm not too sure how font-setting works in WINE, but if you hunt through the registry you should find a number of keys showing a list of available fonts. Have you installed IE6? This installs (optionally) a set of 'IE core fonts' - maybe it is the lack of them that's causing the problem? (It is always a good idea to install IE whether you will use it directly or not, because so many other apps depend on it.) Finally, I wonder if it might be a locale problem rather than a font problem? It's curious that the titlebar of your window is unaffected by this, perhaps that's the reason?
  4. I used this on Windows a while back; good system, though it can only 'see' stuff tagged as 'GmailFS'. Not sure how it would behave with regular messages, even if you tagged 'em all. It's more aimed at backing-up your files to Gmail than your messages to your comp. The Linux version was a separate project though, so may work a little different... If you are a coder, you might find this page gives some ponters on how to go about rolling your own solution: http://johnvey.com/features/gmailapi/
  5. bvc, please ask your punk friend to stop doing that to Dr. Banana! This is a family board you know...
  6. Maybe the Beagle team read it too
  7. 'ning Any readers of Linux Format (UK-based, don't know if it travels) magazine come across this gem in the current issue [LXF71]? Don't wanna spam the whole thing here (too lazy and legally questionable), but essentially it's a 'journal' - sent from the future - of the period 2006-2019 in the computing world and beyond. I do not expect such crap-yourself-funny content in a tech mag, dammit! People around me thought I was dying (which was close to the truth, definitely choking hard on tears of merriment). Here's a couple of small snips: Other highlights include Microsoft buying SCO and releasing MicroSCOft Linux; IBM's CEO (Carly Fiorina!) selling the server division to Lenovo in 2010; Emacs reaching 2.0 milestone in 2013 (new feature: Vim keybindings as default)... I won't tell you how it ends but it is fricken PRICELESS. /just me? :lol:
  8. Just an update on current progress. Aomighty is helping out now and we are just starting to write articles and content. If anyone sees things in the above document they fancy having a go at, just get in touch (email addy further up the page). We're especially looking for people with experience in: - SuSE - Fedora - Ubuntu - Linspire (yes I know it is despised by many, but it is a n00b distro!) - Mac OS (Mac switchers are invited to the party too!) We'll also be doing articles on "Win/Mac equivalent" software apps too, so if you're a Gaim guru, OOo oracle or Firefox fanatic, we want to hear from you! We have a draft list for these apps online at: http://thejoyoftux.net/workfiles/aomighty/equivalents.html If you'd like to suggest/write about any other apps, let us know. (Remember the scope is limited to widely-used, mainly 'recreational' type apps. For example, we're not looking for equivalents to Visual Studio .net - that's for a different site!)
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    need to enable gd

    Hi, Yes, the 'Configure command' is what PHP was configured with. As an RPM, this is a binary so it's already been configured and built before you download it. If --with-gd (or whatever) is not in that line, it's not built-in. You could try searching in Package Management for 'php-gd'. If it's not there, you may need to uninstall PHP and build it from source with your preferred options. Let us know if you need any help with this.
  10. The only pure scriptwriting WP I know of is Final Draft for Windows. My boss (scripts are one of his sidelines) uses v.5 on Win98 and up, no idea what version it's on now, but it needs the CD to run so WINE use might be a non-starter. You can always start building your own template in OOo by adding paragraph styles for the various components, then save it as a blank document. This works just the same as in M$Word; Start a para, tweak the font/style/margin settings, then write a name in the style box and hit Enter. I find myself doing this all the time because most of the builtin styles are not quite what I need.
  11. If you run ~arch, you should put =app-office/openoffice-bin-1.9.128 in your package.unmask and go for it! OOo source ebuild filters out ALL your CFLAGS optimisations anyway, so you might as well! I did the source install at first... never again!
  12. I'm surprised the view of AbiWord/M$Word compatibility is so dim - I only just read an article in Linux Format mag that said AbiWord had the edge over OOo in that arena. Guess you can't believe everything you read...? I use OOo 1.9.128 ATM and still get some nasty incompatibility issues. Been thinking of trying to get Office2K (to run in WINE) off eBay - probably a pretty cheap item nowadays...
  13. Have you tried ticking the box to 'run in console'?
  14. I've been putting the ideas together this morning, and had a stab at some graphics too. The materials are up on the site: http://thejoyoftux.net/workfiles/TheJoyOfTux-layout-draft.pdf [Sketch of main content areas] http://thejoyoftux.net/workfiles/TheJoyOfTux-layout-draft.odt [Same thing, in editable OpenDocument format if anyone wants to annotate, just mail it back to me] http://thejoyoftux.net/workfiles/penguin.png [A penguin I did in Freehand. Not very cuddly but hey, if you're an artist, feel free to jump in..!] Sorry for not making live links, but I don't wanna get spidered until I'm ready. Be glad to hear your thoughts on the plan so far.
  15. That's a good call - only sad that my own current distro would inevitably be left out of that list <snff>. Then again, I'd say Gentoo can be as easy as some others to install - just a lot more time-consuming - as long as you RTFM beforehand. (BTW, props to those who warned me about this -saved me considerable hassle!) I think there'll also need to be a section on forums and their conventions - every n00b will need to join at least one, and despite being a seemingly simple thing, it can be a bit daunting to the outsider. BTW, are there any cartoonists/illustrators in the house? I've been trying to do cuddly penguins all morning, but the results are just abstract and un-fluffy :(
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