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Apr
26
accepted Where do I report packaging bugs? For example regarding dependencies
Apr
25
asked Where do I report packaging bugs? For example regarding dependencies
Mar
26
accepted GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon
Mar
26
answered GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon
Mar
22
awarded  Tumbleweed
Mar
15
comment Why is scrolling in Chromium super-smooth with Openbox but not with Compiz?
It is getting heavy, I agree 100%. I've been using openbox for years now, its the only WM for me. The default setup loads you up, sky high, with unnecessary services. Top the cake with a ton of python programs, most would have been written in C, years past. the minimum requirements are misleading.
Mar
15
revised GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon
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Mar
15
asked GDM2 not respecting my conf setting, default blank theme. Lucid OpenBox no gnome-settings-daemon
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
6
comment Is using a VirtualBox safer than using WINE?
Last I heard, only one reported virus capable of WINE. It was found somewhere in the wild, and was cross platform... if you consider WINE a platform. On the bright side, its damage was local to the WINE install only.
Feb
4
comment How to install LLVMpipe?
... I may be wrong but it looks like it is included in the xorg ppa, .. might also be in by now, but not using gallium so can't check. God I can't wait for wayland.... been so many years of this mess.
Feb
4
comment How to install LLVMpipe?
I also have not seen a direct way to test this out, is LLVMpipe VERY experimental?
Jan
22
comment Should I use xz or lzma compression?
That was not an appropriate answer, in regards to "OK using either". Even at the time when he posted this question, .lzma files were known to be replaced completely by .xz in the near future. The author of LZMA-Utils has said publicly, they were deprecated and use xz-utils from 5.00 onward. The last LZMA-Utils release was 2008-07-30, even at the time years old. So compression wise, the improvements might not be a huge determining factor. (ironically in case it was) But "political" reasons should have been a significant reason to use XZ-Utils, and avoid making new .lzma archives.
Jan
22
awarded  Critic
Jan
11
awarded  Autobiographer
Jan
7
awarded  Commentator
Jan
7
comment ATI Radeon HD 4870: dead end
I have a Radeon HD 5670, and it has been working without problem since I bought it. I have had it for while, at least since 10.04, and it has performed as expected. Although, I have had to manually install FGLRX at some points.
Jan
7
comment Shouldn't there be a specific Wayland ATI driver?
Modern Graphic Drivers, which utilize KMS, are expected to work in Wayland without a complete rewrite. The problem is because the proprietary drivers, have not even switched to KMS. The graphic venders, which provide proprietary drivers, are always behind the devs. They always say, "we wont be supporting 'X' new feature". Eventually pressure builds, and they support the new feature. A good example was in relation to AIGLX support, and now still with lacking VAAPI support.
Jan
5
revised Installing (or getting working) ironpython
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Jan
5
answered Installing (or getting working) ironpython