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Agios
pinkerton: so, tell us why you love blockbuster so much
I think most of the blockbuster stores around here have closed
may be one of three left
Freman
HeppyCat: I refuse to get foxtel... $50 a month for maybe 8 channels I'd use...and all of them have commercial advertising on them... I have a $29.95 per month dvd unlimited account, I can pop over to the dvd store and get as many dvd's as I want
HeppyCat
sweet
d00d just called me back about a house to rent
at one point, i thought about getting mini satellite tv for movie channels
and building a box to record them
Freman
I'm not sure how that'd work
HeppyCat
have to have a schedule updater
Freman
meh, mythtv can record the little bit of tv I enjoy watching then I can watch it at my leisure...
HeppyCat
and an ir controller
to change channels on the sat box
Freman
atm: I've got 8 channels of foxtel from the motel next door (c:
HeppyCat
but it would end up being too much a month
sweet
         

Freman
so it's going nuts on showtime, nick, discovery and tv1
HeppyCat
heh heh
Freman
but once I move (a months time) I'll just make it record House & numbers
HeppyCat
i just started doing this thing with a guy at work
Freman
I'm comming home tonight to put a new 120 gig hdd in it
I'm not moving to far so I'm considering leaving a mythtv box at the motel, then wirelessly connecting to it with a client
HeppyCat
he buys the blanks, i rip & recode dvds to burn him a backup copy
and i make myself a copy
Freman
(Action) laughs... atm, I'm having more fun with a cat who's scared spitless of a laptop bag
HeppyCat
he's got about 100 horror/action/scifi movies
Freman
I've found with dvd unlimited, it's just as easy to go re-rent them
(Action) snickers.... just scared the cat clean off the bed by moving the laptop bag
might look at teh ripping and teh burning again now that I have a dual core system... it just wasn't worth the time before
HeppyCat
haha
ive got a seperate box for doing the dvds on
takes about 1.5hrs to rip, recode, and burn on disk
i really really need more tam
ram rather
its only got 256mb :(
Freman
yeh, that's about the same for my xp2600
HeppyCat
its a dual 1ghz p3
Freman
now that I have an a64x2 4200 it might be faster
HeppyCat
with rambus ram :(
Freman
doesn't sound like it takes much advantage of the dual
the re-encoding software I 'used to use' (I wonder where I put that) loves multi-cores
HeppyCat
its running winders
proc usage stays maxed out on both
Freman
you mean... windows has maxed out both trying to manage both
HeppyCat
that box is dying for some more ram though
heh thats possible too
Freman
http://www.elx.com.au/cat/hardware/ram <- they have rambus (c:
HeppyCat
guess you looked at the prices before you pasted the link
         

Freman
yep (c;
rofl
even after sh*tting her self 3 times, she comes back to investigate this scary bag
atm she's parked her ass on the farest corner of the bed locked in a staring match
oh I wish I'd set up the video camera
(Action) better get off to work, I'm officialy late now
HeppyCat
laates
zaei
Hi lenoz.
HeppyCat
yay its go home time
laates
pat234
hi , firts time i install gentoo linux . and its ok but i would like to know , what i need to d to have a graphic interface
someone can help me
Agios
emerge xorg and some window manager
pat234
ok , and thats it
Agios
you might want to look at the handbook
and have some time on your hands, they are long compiles
Freman
I will never understand how hard common sense is..
Our admin system runs multipul isps, and each isp can have agents...
now... WHY... if the account is under the airweb isp would you set the agent to be airweb? it should be none
pat234
ok, thank you
Agios
Freman: common sense is not common at all, it's a rare thing
Freman
admittedly, it's my fault... I didn't lock the field down enough for them not to be stupid
hehe... // Removed caching of agents list due to the list having to be seperated into seperate isp's - had to do this to fix stupidity
Gurkan
Pop.
Mank0r
goes the weasel
theBear
hmmmm.... anyone done this mysql <4.0.25 upgrade to >4.1 ? i understand all the steps mentioned at http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/mysql-upgrading.xml but i'm working on a remote server, and don't wanna do it unless it's fairly reliable....
nocti
hello, is there a way to install 3 oses in one hardisk? win98, xp and linux. thanks!
my kid brother plays virtual game station there..
does swap need to be on a primary partition? how about linux root?
but i need another data partition (fat32) that will be accessible to all oses. how?
thanks
ah...
theBear
why not make ALL partitions available to ALL os's ... .make win98 fat32, make xp fat32 ('cos its better than ntfs), and use ext2ifs driver for windows to access the ext2/3 partitions of linux
nocti
thanks Ash*taka
so win98 and xp should be on their own primary partitions, i'll make an extended partition to house linux root and swap. and another for data.
theBear
pretty sure linux still likes its root on a primary. .... if I'm not mistaken, with a little bit of screwing around you can have linux swap INSIDE a regular file on EITHER the root partition OR a fat partition.....
zaei
Doesn't even take a little bit.
It's easy.
theBear
WOOHOO !
zaei
Just dd up a file the size you want, add the file to fstab, and add loop to the fstab options.
Gurkan
i had a sandwich in my head
nocti
theBear: is there disadvantages of having the swap on a file rather than on a partition?
s/is/are
zaei
I'm doing it on my desktop, since I didn't want to have to partition my raid array.
I've got my /usr/portage in a file, too.
theBear
nocti, err... ask zaei ... i only heard of it a few months ago and thought, its about time, thats kinda cool.... but i can't see why it would be MUCH better/worse... obviously its not fixed in one area of the disk anymore, but that shouldn't be a HUGE problem....
Freman
don't suppose anyone knows how to bind keyboard shortcuts under kde?
theBear
zaei, just a straight image or compressed/coded somehow ? (/usr/portage that is)
zaei
theBear: Just a 1G file with a reiser fs on it, mounted over loopback.
nocti
theBear: i've heard of swapping to a file and sharing to that swap win win32 but i'm not that enamored with the idea. thanks.
zaei
I wanted my main filesystem on ext3, but that's too slow for emerge --sync.
theBear
nocti, yeah... the sharing with win thing is kinda dodgy last i checked..... but a seperate file should be o.k
nocti
s/win/with/
theBear
zaei, you reckon ?
nocti
theBear: thanks
zaei
theBear: I don't think I've hit swap yet =>
But it initializes fine, so I figure it's probably fine.
nocti
on the gentoo installation guide, it requires that a boot partition be created, can i not do this?
zaei
I do know that the /usr/portage one works like a charm.
theBear
nocti, yeah.... you can not do that, you just gotta remember to change a couple of things, like (hd0,0)/kernelname in grub will become something like (hd0,2)/boot/kernelname (in your example) etc etc...
nocti
theBear: thanks guys, sorry for the trouble :)
theBear
thats why we're here
zaei
It's kind of sad that I can spot discrepancies in the Hogwarts School Rules between books.
theBear
its VERY sad
zaei
But...
nocti
are gentoo packages just good ol' tarballs? reason is i've got a pc not connected to the net and i'm wondering how to update it
zaei
I can.
=<
theBear
gentoo distfiles are just good old tarballs.... first you wanna get a fresh/synced portage tree on your machine, then emerge -pv --fetchonly whatever (world for example) and you should get a list of the files you need to download.... then put them in /usr/portage/distfiles and run the emerge again with fetchonly or p and your done
Gurkan
Well i fully intend to be an utter burden and piss myself.
theBear
hehehe
crc
Why did gentoo drop stage1 installs?
hmm the handbook is trying to trick me into installing a stage3.
Got a link for the stage 3?
theBear
just search around the mirror... usually its the same name as stage 1 but with a 3 in it
sinthetek
hey, what would cause lines to flicker through your screen on every keystroke?
it's like a little distortion wave that goes from bottom to top (i think) really quick
i did some upgrades and stuff, and i'm not sure what all got upgraded/installed...
theBear
hmm.... some kind of interrupt/timing problem.. .usb keyboard ?
sinthetek
i didn't reboot for a long time and i just had to reboot it today and for some reason i'm having this problem now and it's driving me mad
no, ps2
seems to be keeping time fine atm...
although in the past i have had problems with it losing ticks and slowing down after a couple of days
theBear
hmmmm....
only in X or everywhere ?
sinthetek
i think it might be a kern config problem or something
i don't think it does it in console, hold on lemme doublecheck
as far as i can tell, just x
crc
so can I just follow the instructions in this guide substituteing a stage1 tarball for a stage3 or are the instructions different
theBear
hmmm.... maybe its a wierd graphics driver option ?
crc
thats really odd. I wonder why the handbook is dicourageing stage1.
Is anyone still useing stage1 installs?
zaei
Takes too damn long.
It's 12-24 times faster to do a stage3 than a stage1.
crc
It worked fine for me.
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