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Forum: Installation/Configuration 10th August 2008, 23:47
Replies: 7
Views: 2,967
Posted By dishawjp
If you have an optical drive (CD or DVD) and...

If you have an optical drive (CD or DVD) and cannot boot from it, you generally simply have to go into your BIOS and edit your boot devices or boot order. Accessing your BIOS generally consists of...
Forum: Desktop Operation 10th August 2008, 23:36
Replies: 9
Views: 10,227
Posted By dishawjp
Probably a bit late considering the date of the...

Probably a bit late considering the date of the original post, but have you tried "spider" in the Aisle Riot solitaire game generally included with most distros? It's a pretty good match for...
Forum: Desktop Operation 27th July 2006, 17:07
Replies: 3
Views: 4,977
Posted By dishawjp
There's a good article here on adding the...

There's a good article here on adding the proprietary codecs and all to SUSE 10.1

http://desktoplinux.com/articles/AT7527984757.html

HTH,

Jim
Forum: Installation/Configuration 10th July 2006, 21:12
Replies: 2
Views: 3,721
Posted By dishawjp
Hey! Kaonix. Even though I far prefer Fedora to...

Hey! Kaonix. Even though I far prefer Fedora to Ubuntu, I sure as heck wouldn't tell someone to just ditch Ubuntu. I might advise them to lose their Windows install though :-)

Anyway, Gtoman, I...
Forum: Installation/Configuration 10th July 2006, 20:57
Replies: 2
Views: 2,794
Posted By dishawjp
The info grub pages are pretty good. The amn...

The info grub pages are pretty good. The amn pages don't have much to offer. Type info grub into a terminal and then go to the "invoking grub-install" section.

FWIW, the problem is created by...
Forum: Technical 22nd June 2006, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 6,595
Posted By dishawjp
To see what he did, you could take a look at the...

To see what he did, you could take a look at the .bash_history file in his home directory. To view the last 50 commands he issues, use the "tail" command with the "-n 50" flag on that file. You...
Forum: Technical 22nd June 2006, 16:48
Replies: 2
Views: 4,767
Posted By dishawjp
Christos, There is a pretty standard Linux...

Christos,

There is a pretty standard Linux utility called split. See "man split" for usage, but what I think you will be looking for is the -b flag to set the size to something like 500MB.
...
Forum: Desktop Operation 22nd June 2006, 16:40
Replies: 3
Views: 8,820
Posted By dishawjp
mphayesuk, In SUSE, there is a simple way to...

mphayesuk,

In SUSE, there is a simple way to get it to boot to text mode. Edit the file

/etc/inittab

and change the "5" in the following line to a "3"

id:5:initdefault:
Forum: Installation/Configuration 17th April 2006, 18:14
Replies: 16
Views: 6,399
Posted By dishawjp
Fvs, It looks like your eth0 is coming up...

Fvs,

It looks like your eth0 is coming up fine, but that you may not be getting DNS information.

For giggles, try to ping yahoo.com by using its IP address:

ping 66.94.234.13

and see how...
Forum: Technical 25th March 2006, 16:50
Replies: 2
Views: 27,420
Posted By dishawjp
Perhaps there are options to the sudo command...

Perhaps there are options to the sudo command that I'm not familiar with, but I think that it's possible that you've confused two somewhat similar commands.

The "sudo" command allows users...
Forum: Installation/Configuration 24th March 2006, 19:39
Replies: 22
Views: 9,655
Posted By dishawjp
If you prefer a "fancier" GUI way to configure...

If you prefer a "fancier" GUI way to configure iptables, there is this:

http://www.fs-security.com/

program. It's called Firestarter, uses a wizard to help you throught firewall configuration...
Forum: Installation/Configuration 23rd March 2006, 16:08
Replies: 22
Views: 9,655
Posted By dishawjp
Not positive if this is the isue or not, but if...

Not positive if this is the isue or not, but if you have to add the "/sbin" directory to access iptables, then you are not root. By default, the /sbin directory is in root's path but not in a normal...
Forum: Installation/Configuration 23rd March 2006, 15:24
Replies: 22
Views: 9,655
Posted By dishawjp
If you're asking how to temporarily turn iptables...

If you're asking how to temporarily turn iptables off, the command (by root) is:

service iptables stop

To restart, the command is:

service iptables restart

To see the current status if...
Forum: Desktop Operation 14th March 2006, 17:39
Replies: 1
Views: 7,689
Posted By dishawjp
I'm certain that this varies between distros, but...

I'm certain that this varies between distros, but with SUSE 10 it's in your /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager file. The pertinent lines are:

# Here you can set the default window manager (kde, fvwm,...
Forum: Installation/Configuration 27th February 2006, 21:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,629
Posted By dishawjp
Fedora is a great distro and I use it every day. ...

Fedora is a great distro and I use it every day. My main computer is a dual boot FC3/FC4 box. But for a mail server, I'd be very inclined to use Debian. It's not that Fedora can't be a mail...
Forum: Desktop Operation 22nd February 2006, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 6,763
Posted By dishawjp
Another way would be: When you get to the...

Another way would be:

When you get to the blue grub graphical login screen, select "sessions" from the lower left of the screen. Then, from the pop-up menu, select KDE or any other DE that you've...
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