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  1. I wrote a small program that does conversions of measurements. I know not impressive but it is my first. Do I have to have something else to make it a exe file? I wrote it in basic and want to make it a packaged install with help file which of course I dont know how to write either. Any direction pointing to help me do this would be great! Thanks, +J
  2. I know much has been asked about programming learning and tutorials etc. However I have yet to find a post similar to this. I am going to learn to program C on windows platform (XP). What do you recommend to use (compiler, etc) to do this? I have done some research and know that I could get .net and use that but I prefer to use something that is not MS based. I also know I could buy borland and use but I would prefer a free or open source alternative. So what do you all think about this? I would also like to purchase a reference manual or book of some sort that would help me learn this. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks, +J
  3. I only have one thing to say about this. Check this post from Feb. 14th real id act post I made in Feb Thanks for not caring then, kinda late to try to care 1.5 months later. As dual always said, "Be proactive, not reactive people." Thanks, +J
  4. I am thinking that I should make a digital copy of the books that I own because I lend them out and sometimes people don't take good care of them. Another reason is I would really like to have my computer books at hand by just carrying my laptop. I guess what I am looking for is a good scanner and software. When I searched in google this is what I came up with scanner wise pocket scanner This seems to small for the job I have at hand so if anyone could recommend a good scanner for linux I would appreciate it. Also I am looking for some type of software with good functionality. I know most scanners work well for pictures but words do not work out so well. I would like some type of software so that I could highlight, make notes, and other marking on the saved books. Also I would like something that is compatible so I don't have to go out and purchase multiple licenses for my laptop, home computer, etc. I have done some research on the scanner but did not find something that would work for me. I have not however, done any research on the software because I am not exactly sure what to look for. If it would come with the scanner. Or exactly how to word a search for it. I would appreciate any assistance in this maner. Thanks, +J P.S. No I am not trying to steal, sell, give away copy-written material. As I said above, I would really like access to my library of books without carrying them everwhere.
  5. Take this info with a grain of salt due to my noobness but I think if you type setterm -background(bg for short) color -foreground(fg for short) color that should change it. this link may help: xterm color changing to get it to be perminate you will have to change a .conf file I think. Thanks, +J
  6. I use this command: dmesg | grep cdrom and receive this output: hda: attached ide-cdrom driver. edit: I decided to try and play the audio cd from the command line aka terminal. So I typed "play audio cd from command line" in google.com/linux and saw a post about using workbone. Well when I tried to use workbone it gave me an error: please switch to root and type chmod 666 /dev/cdrom or something similar to that. After doing that workbone still did not seem to work however using kscd now works. I understand chmod 666 give permissions for /dev/cdrom as the following rw-rw-rw- (or so I think it does, not very comfortable using numbers to chmod yet). However, it still bothers me that /dev/cdrom is just a link to /dev/hda. If anyone can explain this so I am not confused or point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks, +J
  7. I recently did fresh install of slackware 10.1 and am now configuring my system. I ran into a problem with my dvdrom/cd-r burner. It does not seem to mount. I looked into it the best I can and this is what I have come up with. ls -la /dev/cdrom produces the following output: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2005-02-08 14:03 /dev/cdrom -> /dev/hda cat /etc/fstab produces the following output for /dev/cdrom: /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0 When I do this command ls -la /dev/hda it produces the following: brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 0 2002-06-09 15:27 /dev/hda Now I am guessing that /dev/cdrom is just a link to /dev/hda (am I right?) Also I am thinking that /dev/cdrom uses the permissions of /dev/hda which means They are more limiting (am I right?) To fix this do I just change the permisions of /dev/hda? Or is there something else I must do to fix this? as a side note I have changed the fourth column in fstab for /dev/cdrom to read as noauto, user, ro and that did not help either. Any info that helps is appreciated. Thanks, +J
  8. I have been searching all day looking for info but because I just started using linux at the last 2600 meeting I don't know what I should be looking for, well atleast that is what I am guessing because I can't seem to find the info I want. I am trying to personalize slackware to look the way I want it to. I also am thinking of making some start up scripts. Unfortunaly I am not sure where I need to save this information. example: My prompt is <user>@darkstar:. I want the darkstar to be changed to something else at the prompt. Where do I save this information to once I change it so it is permant? I want to change the default text color. I found out to use setterm -foreground <color> however after i log off it goes back to the gray? default. Where do I save this information to? I tried to find info about checking the root disk and came up with fsck but I am supposed to have root in read only mode before I run it. Could not find info on that. Those are just examples, there is a lot more I want to personalize but I don't want to be spoon fed. I feel I have come a long way and definitly have been learning a lot. It is difficult tho when you don't know what to search for because you don't know what it is called. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, +J
  9. That is good if you are just talking about passwords for the websites you go to. I put passwords for different computers I use, email programs, etc. You can store passwords for anything on it and one of the best parts is the notes. Below the password and username is a notes area. You can type in anything you want. Say you signed up for a free ipod or something and you want to remember to cancel the blockbuster deal u had to sign up for. Easy enough put it in the notes section. I have to say I find this program very useful. At school on thursday someone told me a few websites to visit so I opened up my keepass and typed the info in notes. If you have not tried the program you should it is quite useful. Thanks, +J
  10. Check out Blacklisted 411 if you have not already. They put out a mag 4 times a year. Thanks, +J
  11. Still no luck however, I am learning a lot. I learned the alsaconf, still learning vi, learning to navigate and where config files for devices are. Man I love learning! Bring on the knowledge! Thanks so much, +J <edit> After rebooting the computer (I remembered that after adjusting some things you can restart them or reboot) the sound works great now. And now I am going to take a educated guess about that info you gave me to add to the file. snd refers to sound,intel8x0mrefers to the device, and the m at the end of the device points it to the modem because that is where the sound out put is going? Let me know if I am right.
  12. well when I try to run alsamixer I receive this output: No mixer elems found So no I have not run it and that message meant nothing to me until I googled it. Now I can unmute my soundcard using alsamixer -c 1. Yes there is a modem on my laptop but when doing the slackware install I chose no modem from the options (you know like, tty1, tty0). using uname -a I receive the following output: Linux darkstar 2.4.26 #6 Mon Jun 14 19:07:27 PDT 2004 i686 unknown unknown Gnu/Linux Now that I have unmuted my card I will go about trying to get sound out of it. LogosX: Thanks so much for giving me some commands. When people say RTFM that does not help but if they say use this command "blah" that is useful because I can go to man pages and read about the command which is what I did. Thanks, +J
  13. Because I did not compile the kernel myself I am guessing it is 2.4.18 or so. I suppose that once I learn enough to download and install programs, patches, and configure devices and drivers I will then be ready to break my linux distro by trying to compile my own kernel. Until then I will safely be using the default (read Hey it works and that is good enough to start learning on) unless otherwise instructed to. On a side note: I messed up the box either trying to get the sound to work or attempting to run patches from the security advisories section of slackware.com. So as of right now I am reformatting and re-installing. I know how to install linux, I have done it 30 times. Unfortunatly, after the install is where I don't know what to do. Although after some reading I have learned to set up directories,use cat, use ls, and how to unzip tarball files. I also know that I don't know how to upgrade packages, check what packages I have/need, and configure linux to the way I want it. I have not and will not give up. It is my goal to be fully functional in linux before the new year. Wish me luck, +J
  14. I saw your reply and was confused. Then I went back to the alsa matrix site and clicked on the details. I had already done this however, I did not read the links at the very top and this time I noticed one said downloads. After going to the download page I went to driver folder and downloaded this file 'alsa-driver-1.0.7.tar.bz2'. I am now in the process of unzipping, untarring, ./configuring, making, and make installing. I am now reading the installl and it appears that I will be reading more to understand what I need to do exactly. Thanks, +J
  15. I am new to linux. I learned a few things about slackware and wanted to continue my learning. I figured out that I have no sound. I am guessing that my sound card driver is not set up correctly. After searching for about 47 minutes I cam across this information Alsa sound card matrix. I look up the info I have for my card, snd-card-0 snd-intel8x0, and notice it is intel. So I look up the information using the sound card matrix and the link above is what I see. Now I am not exactly sure what to do next but I have this feeling: I need to get the driver, unzip it, build it, and then install it in the kernel. With that being said I am lost. I don't see where I get the driver from. Also I have never installed something into the kernel. Any help apreciated and by help I mean point me in the direction I need to go. Don't give me the answer as I am trying to learn how to do things in linux but am stuck. I don't see where to go. I got this far by reading and trying things. I feel that I am close but I need some help to bridge the gap of information that I have. Thanks, +J