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  1. yeah dude, i was just giving him the full command
  2. :puke: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH whatever you don't do, don't listen to her cover of 'close to you' by the carpenters
  3. more warez?? POST NO WAREZ, read the rules
  4. the command i use to mount my cdrom is mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom you have to be root to use the mount command BTW also, there is a linux prog called pengaol that is supposed to fuse aol and linux. gaim is AOL instant messenger for linux, it will also do MSN messenger format as well if i remember right.
  5. thanks for making the new thread fellas, i really appreciate it.. ..: from stank :.. remember that binrev magazine prints book reviews. So type up some for all the books you're passing around and mail them to articles [at] binrev [dot] com (the reviews, not the books)
  6. HOW TO GET A USB MOUSE WORKING WITH YOUR TRACKSTICK AND TRACKPAD IN SLACKWARE 9.1 I was cleaning out my notebooks and found this jotted down and decided to post it if anyone is having trouble with USB mice on a laptop using slackware 9.1 Add the following to /etc/X11/XF86config ***************************************** Under Core Pointer's Input Device Section* ***************************************** add this after "EndSection" of the section your current mouse is using Section "InputDevice" Identifier "USBmouse" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" Option "Buttons" "5" (if it has a scroll wheel) EndSection Then at the bottom under "ServerLayout" change the identifier from "Default Layout" to "Custom Layout" then you will have Probably 2 InputDevice lines such as InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer" InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard" EndSection just add the following line between the Keyboard1 line and EndSection InputDevice "USBmouse" "SendCoreEvents" and you're ready to rock. I have used this under slackware 9.0 and 9.1 and they both work fine with it
  7. ok, the first of the daily progress updates is up filelist updated revision 1
  8. the file list mirrored on my site thanks man
  9. make it a text file and email it to me, ill put it up on my server and make a link to it bland at moomoosecurity dot com
  10. well, the point is sort of to personally go through and see what each function does yourself, rather than it just being some entry in a book or a website. this is how i envision this happening. me (and anyone else who wants to join me) goes through the list looking at each command, putting down a short description of what it does, and putting an asterisk or something that's funny or cool or interesting, or otherwise noteworthy. then someone can go through and check out our "DDP pix", thus finding something new and awesome about linux whenever they want! i personally am going to go through all the commands eventually, but school dictates that it will probably only happen once i'm on summer break or something i've honestly had the occasion to hit tab twice at a shell before you mentioned it. If there was a way to pipe those commands to a text file that WOULD be much better than having to write all zillion of them in my notebook. If you figure out a way to be able to hit tab twice and get that list, let me know how you did it and ill be more than happy to help out.
  11. now seriously man, if you do this, 2 things will happen. 1. i will personally call you "31337," because that is VERY leet. 2. You will get a custom title of either "time wast0r" or "info hound" (your choice) the only thing is, that you have to make a list of all the functions and what they do and post them here. If you don't want to post them here, email them to me so i can have them, then you should submit the list to because that would be printable IMHO.
  12. i've had to leave a few messages like that over the years.... sux doesnt it?
  13. im not one for dual-booting, but im pretty sure jedi is right on this one. Just pay attention when you are installing mandrake and it will ask you at the beginning how you want to do partitioning. if the following insults your intelligence in any way, i mean no offense: When you are dealing with windows, drives (hdd, cdrom, whatever) use letter names. Typically, the floppy is A and or B, the hdd is C, and cdrom(s) go in D,E, and so on. Network drives typically start at J or somewhere in there. In linux, things are a bit different. /dev/hda would be like (A) /dev/hda1 would be like ( and so on. So when you get to the partitioning phase of your mandrake install, and you don't see C,D,E and whatever, dont worry. I don't have much experience with mandrake, it didn't like the dvd/cdrom combo drive i used to install it, so redhat was my first distro by default. Also, in my redhat days i didnt know /dev/null from a hole in the ground (it is debatable weither i do now or not). But anyway, the plot thickens when it comes to mounting things like your floppy... In slackware, my cdrom was originally found as /dev/hdb, but after doing the install it became /dev/cdrom all of a sudden. Im sure you can determine the difference between /dev/hda (the letters hd seem to give it away), and /dev/cdrom (hello mcfly) sorry, i've been awake for over 24 hours... i know this post is crappy but working overnight is teh sux
  14. me 2
  15. bland???? why's it gotta be bland bland scoff like it's a bad thing
  16. what soundcard? what distro? what kernel? (try uname -a at the command line) are you using ALSA or OSS? ; i'm thinking OSS, but if you know, then tell me
  17. i just wanted to pin this thread and remind everyone that it is still here and still active
  18. my hardware chops really aren't much to write home about either. anything pre PnP is not my friend. If I were you, I would look for like slackware 1.0 X is right out of the question for that box anyway. You may see what hardware is in it and see what you can upgrade it to. That will give you the best chance at a box you can do SOMETHING with. I know you have a text to speach device as opposed to a monitor, and in this case it sounds like a good thing. In all honesty man, I would put dos 6.22 back on that beast and use it either to play old text based games and / or use it for a travel word processor.
  19. actually, i got mine for free
  20. damn i wish i still had mine
  21. ok, i decided to get on the bandwagon and upgrade to 2.6.3 tonight. obviously, i need to patch my orinoco drivers to get kismet working, but i cant get any of the orinoco source patches ( to patch the drivers. so if any of you orinoco card holders are out there wardriving with the 2.6.3 kernel, post how you got it going in monitor mode because im STUMPED. thanks y'all
  22. ya, i got that same one from airsnort, but it crapped out. My logic for using it was that i don't think any of the orinoco drivers changed from 2.6.2 to 2.6.3. However, it still gets hosed
  23. short answer: yes long answer: If you are new to linux, then remastering a knoppix CD is probably a little beyond you. I don't have a link for you that points to sites that provide information about remastering knoppix, but maybe or could help you out. Damn Small Linux is a great example of a knoppix remaster. At their site, they provide the base package "map" that they used to create damn small. I believe there is a "cut and dried" guide to knoppix remastering, but again i am sorry i dont have a link for you. congrats on making the switch... you will soon learn that you know NOTHING about computers, but then you will begin to learn what true interaction with you computer is, and how it differs from interaction with an operating system
  24. roflmfao i was going to start doing "dark tips" on RFA, but i didnt know if anyone else would get the humor... looks like i should have done it
  25. got link?