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by oliver
Mon Jan 07, 2013 22:40
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Maximizing Terminal causes Xorg crash
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Maximizing Terminal causes Xorg crash

thanks for responding... easier for me to give up Terminal though :-) No other app seems to exhibit the same behaviour. Now using 'terminator' with no problems
by oliver
Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:14
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Maximizing Terminal causes Xorg crash
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Maximizing Terminal causes Xorg crash

This is a freshly installed Sabayon X Core edition running fluxbox with the auto-detected fglrx driver. After letting equo update and upgrade whatever was out of date I installed Terminal which works fine until I maximize it. At that point, I'm taken back to the login prompt Terminal is from x11-app...
by oliver
Tue Jul 06, 2010 14:23
Forum: Software in General
Topic: How to manage services from the command line [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: How to manage services from the command line

Stupot had the answer: thanks! I'd assumed that I could just look at what was going on, rather than change it, without becoming root; also that PATH would cover all commands. you don't need to be root just to view the output - you just need /sbin in your path [[email protected] ~]$ whoami oliver [oliv...
by oliver
Fri Jul 02, 2010 23:54
Forum: Software in General
Topic: Alternative to Open Office?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Alternative to Open Office?

I have dual monitors and I stick the VirtualBox build in full screen seamless mode on one of them and I don't notice any lag whatsoever. In saying that, I did disable virtually everything that was unneeded (including AV). I have 3GHz dual-core with 3gb RAM. For the most part though, all the VB image...
by oliver
Fri Jul 02, 2010 20:24
Forum: Software in General
Topic: Alternative to Open Office?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Alternative to Open Office?

Oliver, thank you for the suggestion. I wasn't aware Crossover Linux existed. That said, it seems that its merely an emulation program along the likes of Wine? What is the difference other than the product support that comes from a paid-for product? I don't know if you'd call it a fork, but I think...
by oliver
Fri Jul 02, 2010 13:20
Forum: Software in General
Topic: Alternative to Open Office?
Replies: 19
Views: 2311

Re: Alternative to Open Office?

if you really must have office (and other MS apps), take a look at crossover office

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/

it's not free though
by oliver
Thu Jul 01, 2010 18:12
Forum: Software in General
Topic: How to manage services from the command line [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: How to manage services from the command line

it's in /sbin, so make sure you have that in your path or fully qualify it with /sbin/rc-update the equery command shows which package owns it: $ equery b /sbin/rc-update * Searching for /sbin/rc-update ... sys-apps/openrc-0.6.1-r2 (/sbin/rc) sys-apps/openrc-0.6.1-r2 (/sbin/rc-update -> rc) If you d...
by oliver
Wed Jun 30, 2010 20:36
Forum: Software in General
Topic: disk mounter (panel app) problem? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: disk mounter (panel app) problem?

thank you sir! Works now
by oliver
Wed Jun 30, 2010 20:16
Forum: Software in General
Topic: disk mounter (panel app) problem? [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 459

disk mounter (panel app) problem? [Solved]

I have two NTFS partitions on my disk that show up in the Gnome 'disk mounter' bar. If I click on them to and select 'mount', I get the following message: Cannot mount volume Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume I can mount the file-system at the command line with the following c...
by oliver
Wed Jun 30, 2010 20:03
Forum: Software in General
Topic: How to manage services from the command line [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: How to manage services from the command line

man rc-update

(and look in /etc/init.d)