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by darkscot
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:57
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ubuntu now in second place on distrowatch
Replies: 11
Views: 3347

Ubuntu now in second place on distrowatch

This might be old news but I have just noticed that PCLinuxOS is now at No.1 position in the distrowatch charts. Personally I don't like PCLinuxOS very much but there is no denying it is a very good distro, especially for beginners. I thought Ubuntu would loose its position as top dog eventually but...
by darkscot
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:33
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Compiz stops other applications working!
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Compiz stops other applications working!

The problem has reappeared with me and now happens almost every time boot up. I am also downloading 3.4f 64 at the moment and will do a complete re-install to see if that fixes it. In the meantime my 'solution' to the problem has been to switch to Gnome dektop. That does not seem (so far) to have a ...
by darkscot
Fri Oct 05, 2007 21:22
Forum: Sabayon Linux General Discussion
Topic: Which distro is right for me?
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: Which distro is right for me?

I got it working from the Live DVD and it would not start X, but I managed to get past that by adding boot options "xdriver=radeon opengl-xorg-x11" which I found in this forum. (so much for OOTB) "xdriver=ati" should also work. That is what I have to do on my laptop. I suggest try out the the 'top ...
by darkscot
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:56
Forum: Sabayon Linux General Discussion
Topic: Advice needed about Sabayon install
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Advice needed about Sabayon install

Hi thanks for responding, believe it or not it does quite well running live DVD's and CD's, and has no major issues with any of the distros I have tried. However my main concern is that with Sabayon and Gentoo all the new software you install as well as the updates are all compiled from source and ...
by darkscot
Sat Sep 29, 2007 0:10
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Microsoft bows to pressure on XP
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Microsoft bows to pressure on XP

"Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7017624.stm
by darkscot
Fri Sep 28, 2007 20:13
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Compiz stops other applications working!
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Compiz stops other applications working!

Now I am confused! I tried various things (including wolfden's update compiz) but to no avail. So i decided just to load the standard KDE 3.5 desktop without the 3D effects. However, it loaded WITH the 3D effects AND everything works? :shock:
Oh well, at least it is working.
by darkscot
Fri Sep 28, 2007 19:04
Forum: 3D Desktops and Window Managers
Topic: Compiz stops other applications working!
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Compiz stops other applications working!

Using 64bit 3.4e, everything WAS working OK. Now when I use Compiz I get two compiz icons on the task bar, the main menu doesn't work, Konqueror won't open (either from the icon or the console). None of the icons on the taskbar work. If I use Metissa or Fluxbox then everything is fine. Any suggestio...
by darkscot
Mon Sep 24, 2007 15:47
Forum: Installer Issues - Calamares **Not for Package Manager Stuff**
Topic: Hard Drive installer for Small Older PC's please? 64MB Ram e
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: Hard Drive installer for Small Older PC's please? 64MB Ram e

vk4akp wrote:Is there or could there be made an installer program for Sabayon to be able to install a minimal version onto older equipment?
Yes! It is the 'Core Install' option. Just select that from relevant screen during installation.
by darkscot
Mon Sep 10, 2007 17:25
Forum: Portage|Emerge Package Managers
Topic: If you start a World update do you have to finish it?
Replies: 3
Views: 938

If you start a World update do you have to finish it?

I think the answer is probably yes but i thought I would ask anyway. My installation of Sabayon is on the family PC and i am reluctant to start something that is going to take days to complete and so incur the wrath of other users. If you start a world update but are not able to complete it (i.e. "I...