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  1. Hi everyone. I'm starting an online anarchy mag, and I'm looking for interested writers and web hosting (I won't need much bandwidth, it will all be stored in text). Articles can be about anything subversive, from bomb making, to phreaking. Please send all articles to, in plaintext format, with all attribution included. If anyone knows any good (preferably free web hosts), let me know. I don't need much band width, a few megs (25-50 or so, even less then that) should be O.K.. Peace.
  2. Scratch (all) that, I've made some headway, but it still isn't working. I don't have any meaningful error messages to post, I'll post them when I find them.
  3. I usually use ratpoison, or sithwm as my WM, but recently, I decided I'd give a "bulkier" window manager a spin, so I chose Project Looking Glass. Of course, this meant I needed to install nvidia drivers (which I hadn't needed before now). So, I install the kernel source, and the most recent nvidia legacy driver from the 96xx series (as well as nvidia-glx-legacy). However, even after reading through numerous threads about how I should be configuring X, I still get the "Composite Xorg... is not enabled.. blah blah blah..." message. I simply cannot see the problem. If it's important, I'm running debian etch (stable for the most part). # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig # nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (randy@juliet2) Fri Dec 30 21:53:37 PST 2005 # /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page. # (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.) # # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only* # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg # package. # # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated # again, run the following command: # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Default Layout" Screen "Default Screen" 0 0 InputDevice "Generic Keyboard" InputDevice "Configured Mouse" EndSection Section "Files" # path to defoma fonts FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" FontPath "/Usr/Share/Fonts/X11/100dpi/:Unscaled" FontPath "/Usr/X11r6/Lib/X11/Fonts/100dpi/:Unscaled" FontPath "/Usr/Share/Fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi" FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType" EndSection Section "Module" Load "i2c" Load "bitmap" Load "ddc" Load "extmod" Load "freetype" Load "glx" Load "int10" Load "vbe" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Generic Keyboard" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc104" Option "XkbLayout" "us" EndSection Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection Section "Monitor" Identifier "Generic Monitor" HorizSync 28.0 - 51.0 VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0 Option "DPMS" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "Generic Video Card" Driver "nvidia" Option "NoLogo" Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true" Option "UseEvents" "false" Option "RenderAccel" "true" Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "Default Screen" Device "Generic Video Card" Monitor "Generic Monitor" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 1 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 4 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 15 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection EndSection Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" Option "RENDER" "Enable" EndSection PLEASE HELP! Thanks in advance
  4. What OS? I assume a Unix of some kind. My vote goes to UnrealIRCd or freenode's ircd, hyperion (yes, freenode has it's own, albeit modded from another, irc server) , whatever works for you. Do you have a static IP? Make sure you're /etc/hosts file is set up correctly, that can sometimes cuase issues with stuff like this.
  5. Reguardless of what they say, I think Linux is an excellent alternative to windows. Is it perfect? No. Does that mean you shouldn't try it? No. What distro you use is based on preference and what you do with your computer. If you consider yourself very good with computers, and are feeling brave (or "m4d 1337"), I recommand Crux or Slackware linux. If you are in the middle, I recommand debian. If you are feeling tired, timid, lazy etc., use a straight foward "easy to use" distro, like Ubuntu. You may like it more, you may not, but you won't know until you've tried it.
  6. You should use ssh tunneling or some form of encrypted file sharing, that may not be noticed, like GNUNet. Chances are, the admins probably aren't going to notice you ssh tunneling, and if they do, you've can just say you were using ssh for legitimate purposes, or that you are concerned about your privacy on such a large network.
  7. Dude, python compiles into bytecode, just like perl, ruby, lisp, java etc.. The difference is that unlike C, python has an interactive shell. Personally, i think a scripting language is a language used for small one-time-use, aka throw-away programs. C can be a scripting language, if that works for you
  8. The only problem I see is getting knoppix onto mac's filesystem, i don't know if it supports it. Otherwise, since you aren't compiling anything, i see no reason why it wouldn't, just type `sh` or `bash` at the terminal before you use the commands from the instructions. FreeBSD has a Linux capatibility layer, which I understand can run about 90% of Linux apps. Most of the stuff you will be running (tar, apt, etc.) are pretty simple, and will probably work. (sources: , I'm not sure, but it MIGHT just work...
  9. That's what I thought... I think that the default will be Openbox, however, I am including several others as alternatives, notably, wmii, and ratpoison (and maybe pekwm and jwm). I would like to include a VERY SIMPLE light window manager as the default, something that everyone can use easily. I don't know if fluxbox is that window manager. What do you think? JWM seems like a good choice. I want a simple, slim environment all around. Obviously, advanced tools will be included (e.g. wmii and maybe acme). Any ideas. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Features I am currently implementing * NFTS read/write * A small login manager * A number of scripts for... * ...reoccuring home directories (future plans for NFS) and apps * ...hd install I am in the process of pulling together the packages for the 1st release. I will be done pretty soon, so if you have a package request, put it in now. Peace.
  10. Nobody wants the Windows source code... duh. Seriously, Windows is the messiest, most enourmous piece of spagetti code ever. The older windows kernels actually had some perverted segmented-flat model hybrid. WTF?! You could look at Longhorn Reloaded, my understanding is that a bunch of beta testers for longhorn had the code, and decided to (illegally, under their contract with MS) modify and redistribute it. I don't know if the code is availible.
  11. I am using EDE ( as my default window manager, becuase it is fast, simple and pretty easy to use. However, I don't use this window manager, and I suspect most seasoned Unix soldiers do not, so I will include a few other window managers. Right now I'm leaning towards flubox. What do you think?
  12. 1337 hack Dex hmmm........ put in a new cmos? What exactly is the point of a BIOS password if HP has backdoor to every single one? FreeBIOS?
  13. If you download all the /available/ CDs.... Go here, and see for yourself. In my opinion, I think it is pointless to use SlackBuilds. Slackware is meant to be the most Unix like Linux. So use it like you would Unix. I think youre missing the point. I am using the Slackware tree. However, I am building many of my own packages to augment it. I am making these packages as SlackBuilds becuase it is easier to maintain that way. Peace.
  14. You're 99% right. You need to protect your own privacy, by encrypting network traffic (with tor perhaps) and encrypting sensitive data. Look at your handbook thing, know your rights (presumably this is a public school) and don't let them push you around. If they're admin picks out google queries that are out of line, i think he'll notice an ssh connection. SCHOOLS F@#$ING SUCK!
  15. I'm looking for a trustworthy, competent email provider (preferably free), which allows me to connect with my software. Here are the ones on my BAN LIST :ranaway: ! * Yahoo * GMail * Hotmail (or any other affiliate of MS) * and several more, whom I don't think anybody will mention anyway so I won't waste my time. Thanks in advance