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About Retro-Starr

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  1. I pretty much used setup.exe and installed the items from the list and downloaded I have to do the set command in "/etc/profile"? Whenever I do "./configure" I always get a problem with "gcc (cl )". I didn't install anything that the site didn't say (g++ and gcc), but do I need'em and do CC=gcc and CXX=g++? P.S. Just assume I don't know shit (you'd be right, but whatever) and let's walk through it. I need a good tutorial on how to setup for usage, not just "use setup.exe". I've seen Ubuntu Portable Remix and would like to make something similar, but it can't install anything from CLI; so I thought if I could get that to work I tell the guy who made that how to make his cygwin better!
  2. Can you explain to me how to do this? Thanks.
  3. You by chance know why other applications might not work? Mozilla posted how to do it for their software, but as for others...?
  4. I did see that site before, but I'll revisit it again. It's nice to re-read sometimes incase you missed something (Didn't know that version of make didn't work). Thanks.
  5. I've looked and messed around with Cygwin for awhile now, but have yet to get it to correctly install an application. The most I could accomplish is a startup script! As for doing installs, I've learned to do the "CC=gcc" and "CXX=g++" (don't remember if this one is correct); but I still can't get Firefox or Gnash to install! I'd love to get Cygwin to work as the Linux alternatives are really awesome to have on a Windows machine. P.S. Firefox ran from a portable Cygwin has Profile Manager while Portable Firefox (Windows) does not! Just another plus mark for Linux!
  6. Sweet find! I really want a really cool server that I can use as a proxy/vpn/ssh into/stream music and video/(if ever, might just play with) pbx/NAS. So it kinda looks like I install FreeNAS then install all the right software to make everything happen.
  7. They're already shown to be "off" so I don't think it really matters, but thanks for the tip! The command to check which hardware I have eludes me right now...but I do know it can work because it turns blue for a breif moment at bootup.
  8. I've had trouble since switching to linux, the main problem I guess would be that it shuts off when playing games or watching videos. I've installed cpufreqd and powernowd, but to no avail. My best guess is temperature because the bottom of the fan is incredibly hot to the touch. I've looked at the man page for cpufreqd and investigated the files associated with it, I just don't know what I'm doing. Closest thing to my laptop. Related files: I don't know how to use the profiles in /etc/cpufreqd.conf /proc/acpi no /proc/apm, /proc/pmu, /proc/cpufreq or /sys/devices/system/cpu*/cpufreq (though there is /sys/devices/system/cpu*)
  9. I did a search and it gave me stuff from the ubuntu forums, in it they solved it via ndiswrapper. I'm using ath5k to get wifi, not ndiswrapper. What do I search exactly? I did "Compaq Presario CQ50 wireless switch".
  10. I'm wondering how to turn on (correctly) the lights on my laptop. My laptop has red/blue button for wifi and red/white for the touchpad. My problem is that the wifi is always red even when connected throwing me off when attempting to setup the connection (have to test with iwlist); the touchpad won't turn off when you hit the button (turning it to red). If it's anything I'm using Arch linux and I seached for this, but came up nothing.
  11. I liked what Ohm said, the only reason I suggested VMs is because these distros were specifically ment to do one job and everything seems to want to take my entire drive to do the simplest of things (i.e. FreeNAS though you can install on HDD and have storage too). I remember hak5 mentioning that they have their site hosting as a VM, but I don't know how they do it.
  12. Making a usb stick or something adds files to the device to make the computer run just as if it were a live cd. The only difference is that the usb device can be changed, so you don't waste cds making 7 live cds instead you just load one distro at a time and test.
  13. I was thinking of like running both at the same time, but now I am rethinking it. Both FreeNAS and pfSense want to use the entire HDD, so would it be advised to make them both VM's and have them running all the time on a dedicated machine? My real aim is to make a really kick ass home server that does everything one might need: VPN/proxy, streaming music/video, firewall, NAS. Would it be practical to run all these on their own VM's and have a dedicated machine hooked up to ethernet?
  14. I like configurable. Would it be possible to run something like FreeNAS along side it? My thinking is that pfSense and freeNAS are both FreeBSD based so install pfSense then setup a file server and other services that would make it a NAS, or would that be too much?
  15. Thanks you guys. I guess this isn't really a hot topic, thought it would have been. I have to ask, mirrorshades, why do you like pfsense?