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If you have a single (or some more) question regarding any of the tech topics of this board and feel that it wouldn't justify creating an own thread just for that, feel free to post it in here.
If you know the answer to any of the questions in this thread, please help us out here! I am sure it's going to be appreciated.
I am creating this thread since there's ben popping up too many threads lately with single questions asking for help that aren't really set out to create too much interest.
Is there a PPA or repo that always contains the absolute latest version of stable, non-beta, Firefox for any general Debian/.deb based distros? Ubuntu, Crunchbang, Trisquel, that sort?
I'm tired of any of my systems getting left behind with older versions of Firefox because I don't feel that I should have to upgrade the whole OS to get one program.
I've only been able to find a PPA for Firefox Beta: https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-next
And even when I added that to my older Ubuntu system it would still return that message the the currently installed version of Firefox is the latest one. Which it is not since I'm still on version 11 here.
Thank you for your reply.
The output of ifconfig gives me values for "inet addr," "Bcast," and "Mask." So I guess I can assume those values are the current LAN address, the Broadcast and the Netmask? Should the broadcast number look something like 255.255.255.255? I know the mask should look like that, but other guides say that the broadcast should be the last address in your network's range, like, for your example, "192.168.0.255," so the output confuses me a little.
Does iTunes for Windows do anything to your music files at all?
As in, does it have any sort of deal where when you add your giantass folder of music to its library, it renames all the music files to random alphanumeric things like "HH23X9.mp3 and then places them in a folder tree with names much similar to that? Or does it add some sort of code to your files that only allows them to be played back from within iTunes?
For various reasons I will be forced to use iTunes for the management of my music library but I'm almost scared to try this because I hear things like this about iTunes for Windows very frequently.
Can anyone confirm or deny any of this for me?
I only used it briefly, but I think it stores its own metadata without actually touching your files. That would create problems for a lot of people.
There's probably an option to move/rename/tag music, though.
I use Debian wheezy and the official Firefox binaries.
Just go to the Firefox website and hit the download button. It'll give you a .tar.bz2 with
firefox/ inside. Extract that somewhere you have read/write access to--I used
/opt/firefox/. After that, add that directory to your
$PATH (e.g. open up
~/.profile and add something like
PATH="/opt/firefox:$PATH"). Firefox's own updater should be able to update the software with no problems. Setting up any sort of desktop or menu shortcut shouldn't be difficult, just set it to run
firefox (or the full pathname) and to use the icon in the
Admittedly, it's not the best solution, but it works and ensures you get timely updates straight from Mozilla, with all the dependencies included. However, you may run into troubles with update-alternatives and the like, and you might have to set some options in your desktop environment (if you use one). But in lieu of a proper Mozilla Debian repository (maybe there is one, I haven't checked), it's one of the easiest ways to go about it. Maybe someone a little more package-savvy than myself could write a script that automatically fetches the latest binary, packs it into a .deb, and adds the relevant metadata? I don't see why it would be too hard.
How do I define my own keyboard shortcuts in Firefox under Linux? Make whatever keys I want perform whatever action I want and whatnot?
Running Debian 64-bit. Tried to enable multiarch to install Wine 32bit. I was suggested these commands by the "wine64-bin helper package." I ran these commands as root:
# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# apt-get update
# apt-get install wine-bin:i386
When I tried the last command, this was the output:
The most relevant information, I think, is at the bottom:
dpkg: error: --configure needs a valid package name but 'libuuid1' is not: ambiguous package name 'libuuid1' with more than one installed instance
Same idiot again. I'm going to go ahead and just backup and reinstall, but if anyone has had this happen before and got it fixed, you can post it. I imagine I'm not the only one, even if it seems like it from the google results I got.
I need Java for homework. I installed it and this is the error I keep getting http://tinypic.com/r/2ir2kjq/
Disabling this is not an option, I must have it or I cannot do my homework. What am I supposed to do?
seems that link does not work, here's a more direct link? I can only hope
TRON is the Japanese and worldwide computer project from 1984.
TRON has been started by Dr. Ken Sakamura of University of Tokyo.
DO YOU KNOW TRON ?
There are many links provided but nothing works... Plz give an working link to firstname.lastname@example.org
can anyone show me what TRON is?
An elaborate Japanese hoax, an operating system that doesn't actually exist.
i realy don't get it...
it seems like TRON is realy exist...
Just try to find somewhere to download it... You can't, because it doesn't really exist.
then, is it just a concept and/or an architecture?
TRON is just a specification, but there is a tron-conforming open source os-skeleton available. Skeleton means it lacks code for communicating with processor and memory, if I remember correctly. It does have the higher-level interfaces and some drivers ready as well as the real-time time-allocation stuff.
Also, you already have an I(ndustrial)-TRON system if you have a Japanese camera or car.
This is the current project's web site: www.t-engine.org
So, TRON isn't 'non-existent' as some people seem to believe.
> it lacks code for communicating with processor and memory
well, that sounds really useful.
is there any tutorials to implement it?
and can you give the os-skeleton's download link?
This is the main source. There is also t-microkernel and some packages I don't really know about. If you want to get a t-kernel running you should know your target system's memory management support and the type of processor. It's possible, but if you can do it you can just walk in to some software company and ask for a job. I haven't found any 'ready-to-go' source packages.
For some reason sometimes when I crop an image to reduce the file size the opposite effect happens and the file actually gets bigger? How does this happen and can it be avoided without affecting the picture quality?
Sounds like a format change. Maybe you cropped a png and saved as jpeg? Or maybe you cropped a 8bit png and saved as 24bit?
It is in fact possible to keep and offline mirror of Wikipeda for yourself. But just the text of it obviously. If you tried to download ALL of every Wikipedia article, including sounds images and videos, it would probably be a couple terabytes in size.
Now, I can't for the life of me though figure out how to do it in Linux. I can find page after page of how to do it in Windows, but nothing for Linux. Help please?
This seems to imply that you can download an archive and extract it, but media files have to be downloaded separately.
wikipedia is just the text; images are from wikimedia commons (which also supplies images to many other wikis)
so yeah, no images
also, i have the 2012/10 version and it's a bit less than 30 GB
woth downloading, if you ask me.
This is not how true human learns!
I'm still waiting for decent nootropics and brain implants.
I'd like to overclock my brain just a little. Should I invest in watercooling?
That's an awful lot of bullshit for "without the bullshit."
Surely we should have neurophysiological support systems by now.
WHY DON'T WE!
I want my nutrition blender that reliable supports my body and brain!
Easy immortality as long as you don't get disease or cancer!
I just want food in pill form.
Did you know that 90% of people in the UK access their online information through one source? Do you care?
Well. Think of it this way: We wouldn’t watch just one TV channel for our news. We certainly wouldn’t be happy with just one newspaper.
Most people get online, use whatever search box is there, and just click on whatever results they're given, without thinking about what they might be missing.
We're trying to spread the word about searching differently.
I am buying this. They say that is has an "unlocked bootloader", which I hopt means the mobo firmware will be opensource, along with any/all hardware drivers. This could mean that it is the first computer in a long time that even Ritchard Stallman can use.
And it's a tablet on the smaller end of size. I am buying this.
if it can fully run a linux os on it that means it can run anything.
fuck kde and the plasma active. imma install debian and icewm.
>first computer in a long time that even Richard Stallman can use
"unlocked bootloader" means that you can flash any compatible OS without a problem but that doesn't mean its opensource.