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  • jcoltrin 1:01 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: gnome desktop custom eyecandy
    Eyecandy for your gnome desktop

    Just what the tagline says, a sweet site for downloading themes, clipart, wallpapers and a myriad of other customizations.

  • jcoltrin 12:52 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Samba shares on Linux

    This is the entry for configuring a share in Samba to be mapped in windows:

    Remember after creating the share to run the command smbpasswd from the command prompt and create a windows user account on the pc that will connect – basically follow the fricken article above.

  • jcoltrin 12:50 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: NVidia linux drivers video   

    NVidia Drivers On Linux

    Only after finding the the instructions below, was I able to get the drivers running okay (with an additional twist at the end -see below). The thread can be found here:
    but I’ll go ahead and include them anyway in case someone else finds their way to my thread. Thanks kelmo!!

    cp linux-2.6.5.tar.bz2 /usr/src
    tar jxvf linux-2.6.5.tar.bz2
    rm -f linux
    ln -s linux-2.6.5 linux
    cp /boot/config-2.6.5 linux/.config
    cd linux/include
    ln -s asm-i386 asm
    cd ..
    make oldconfig
    patch -p1 ../knoppix-kernel26.patch
    make include/linux/version.h (bug in cleaning process of linux-2.6.5)
    cd /usr/bin
    rm -f gcc (the kernel image was compiled with gcc-2.95 but symlink is to gcc-3.3)
    ln -s gcc-2.95 gcc
    cd /usr/src
    apt-get update
    apt-get install nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-source
    tar zxvf nvidia-kernel-source
    cd modules/nvidia-kernel
    debian/rules KSRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.5 KVERS=2.6.5 kdist_image
    cd ..
    dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-2.6.5_1.0.5336-9_i386.deb
    apt-get install nvidia-glx
    cd /usrbin
    rm -f gcc
    ln -s gcc-3.3 gcc

    Thats the building and installation procedure done, now to let xserver know what driver to use. Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 with your fav text editor and make the following mods:-

    Drivers Section
    Replace “nv” with “nvidia”

    Modules Section
    Remove or comment out lines including “dri” and “GLCore”
    Ensure there is a line with Load “glx”

    After running, this install, I tried to run

    1. kdm

    but the server failed to start. The logs weren’t specific, but it said “nvidia” not found, failed to start server.

    I then went back to the console and ran

    1. export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-2.95
    2. sh

    Edited /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 – made necessary changes

    The installer finished sucessfully and I finally now have the nvidia drivers running.Yay!! Still the Postal2 demo won’t install, I get a greyed-out “Begin Install” button, but oh well I can try to find a different OpenGL game to try.

    I got sick of the nvidia logo so I
    added this line to the device section of XF86config-4:-

    Option “NoLogo” “true”

  • jcoltrin 12:48 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bash prompt smiley   

    This tweak adds a custom bash prompt to create a smiley face if the previous command executed correctly, a frown if not.

    To change the root prompt:
    Issue the command:

    #vi /etc/profile

    and near the bottom of the file change

    PS1 line to

    PS1=”\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\W\[\e[0m\] \[\`if [[ \$? = “0” ]]; then echo ‘\e[32m=)\e[0m’; else echo ‘\e[31m=(\e[0m’ ; fi\`\] \$ “

  • jcoltrin 12:32 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Hello world! 

    Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

    • Mr WordPress 12:32 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, this is a comment.
      To delete a comment, just log in, and view the posts’ comments, there you will have the option to edit or delete them.

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