What one would have thought as being a simple run level change, to get to a text level in the main, doesn't work in Debian. It defaults to run level 2, which does not comply with convention and any attempt to transfer to a text mode, is met with resistance. This is particularly frustrating, if you want to install a Nvidia proprietary graphics driver, as this has to be installed with xserver not running.
Rolf Steinort - Meet The Gimp Video Tutorials DVD
Do Not Purchase No Funding Available to Produce Videos Very Sorry - Derek Shaw(SoSLUG)
Purchase of this DVD has now been suspended.
Twenty Four Reason's Why You Should Choose Linux
As an alternative operating system Linux scores on a number of points compared with it's costly alternative so we will list them.
Backup and Restore
A hard disk can be composed of many things but essentially the only data it holds is a series of 0 (zero's) and 1 (ones) most of what is contained within a hard disk therefore is empty space ie a 0 (zero's) that being the case it should be possible to design an algorithm that takes advantage of this and save only the data needed, well we have news for you such an application is already available.
Multi OS Booting
Recently my brother Robert wanted to have the ability to boot to different Operating Systems, normally I would never entertain such a practice with something so alien, but he is my brother so I conceded to his request reluctantly. There are many ways with which you can accomplish Multi Boot, not least directly from the Installation/LiveCD itself. After installation of any alternative Operating System and before installation of Ubuntu please ensure you "defragment" your OS partition or OS partitions.
This page is dedicated to Linux terminology that may be unfamiliar to new users. It is envisaged, that as new questions are asked of us, the page will grow with ever more explanations. Although it aims to be accurate, simplicity is as important and so perhaps we can be forgiven for technically simplified explanations.
Networking remains a mystery for many home users, but in fact, simple networks can be set-up by just about anyone, with fairly minimal knowledge. Graphical User Interfaces (GUI's) have made a once command line speciality, a realistic option for everyone. In Windows®, you get a wizard and in PCLinuxOS, much the same. Wireless is becoming the de facto standard for home use, due to it's lack of cables and ease of placement. This page will attempt to answer some of the common misconceptions and give an insight into setting up a wireless connection in PCLinuxOS.
Many new users give up unnecessarily quickly when trying Linux, because unfamiliarity sets in and it becomes difficult (different) to just do the normal things you take for granted in Windows®. The purpose of this contribution to our wiki, is to guide you through the first few steps, making sure you can use Linux with confidence. All of this piece is based on Kubuntu, but much of it can be applied to any Linux distro and particularly those that use the KDE desktop.
As Linux is still a mystery to many people, the purpose of this Wiki page is to hold your hand and enable you to install PCLinuxOS 2007. Accompanied with screen shots, it aims to provide all the answers you need for a successful installation.
After installing PCLinuxOS on an Acer 5051AWXMi laptop, the sound would disappear whenever I rebooted the computer.
This was strange behavior, as when ran it from the Live CD, it worked perfectly. Furthermore, if I ran the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Configurator in a terminal, (command = alsaconf), the sound would work yet again until the next time I rebooted the machine.
Clearly from the afore mentioned behavior, something wasn't happening during the boot sequence - part 1.