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Got new ssds and have been trying to reinstall my system and no matter what distro I try noveau crashes with this error. If I use nomodeset to boot the CD I can install. But when I first boot it will crash again before I can blacklist it/ switch to nvidia.
Is this a sign of my video card during or am I just having horrible luck?submitted by trxdraxon
So, I would love a .deb rolling release and I feel that Sid is sometimes to unstable for me and testing is already too far behind, mostly during the freeze periods. I also understand that the stability requirements are not the same for everyone. I thus thought of an idea to fix theses problem without having to create and maintain a separate distribution.
It would basically be Debian Testing/SID/experimental with advanced, automated and configurable pinning:
Install package if all conditions validated:version released in repo more than <n> days ago version is in sid/testing/stable/oldstable or more stable repo version has less than <n> critical/grave/serious/important/normal/minor reported bugs
Install package if any condition validated (overwrites above)version released in repo more than <n> days ago version is in sid/testing/stable/oldstable or more stable repo version has less than <n> critical/grave/serious/important/normal/minor reported bugs
Do not install package if any condition validated (overwrites both of above)version released in repo less than <n> days ago version is in experimental/sid/testing/stable or less stable repo version has more than <n> critical/grave/serious/important/normal/minor reported bugs
Then in synaptic/apt-get/aptitude you would have another tab to show the "not yet installed" packages and the reason(s). The menu would let you chose to force install: this specific version/package.
Maybe in a second time you could even specify a bug number that you want to be fixed in order to update.
If you have more or better ideas for rules, feel free to post in the comments.
The idea behind the "released in repo since <n> days" is that the longer the package has been released, the more likely it is to have its bugs reported and thus the safer you are with the bug sorting rules.
If this is programmable I feel that it would make the best rolling release for intermediate-level desktop users. Maybe a mirror bug server specifically designed for this task would be required to avoid countless requests on every bugs everyday.submitted by pyrignis
So far in our Android UI building blocks tutorials we haven't really looked at menus, but of course they're an essential part of the user experience of our application. In this tutorial, we'll look at creating an options menu via XML, and at adding a menu item programmatically.
I'm using a few command line clients that are curses based, mainly kismet and mutt that are currently having the issue. Basically the screen is not refreshing correctly, leaving various artifacts behind. Switching my TERM variable from xterm, or xterm-color to vt100 removes the issue but obviously takes the colors with it.
Usually sending a CTRL-l (lowercase L) will properly refresh the page and all will be happy until the content of the screen changes.
I've been Googling around and the closest page about the issue I seem to be able to find is this one. It's specific to KDE's console manager Konsole, though I suspect the issue is much the same. This is affecting me using gnome-terminal and an Android based terminal emulator.
Does anyone have any experience solving this kind of issue or could possibly point me in the right direction to search more in depth?submitted by TrueDuality
I had a hard drive die a few days ago. It wasn't physically damaged and it isn't making any weird noises or anything, so I'm wondering if there is still hope to recover data or at least format it back to usability. At the moment, it seems to be inaccessible - gparted can't see any partitions on it, and won't let me create a partition or do anything else really.
I thought I had bookmarked a website with information about a tool for screwing around with damaged partition tables or boot sectors, but I guess I don't have the link. Does anyone have any suggestions?submitted by garblesnarky
LinuxGizmos: The Sourcery Codebench GNU toolchain and IDE (integrated development environment) is cross-platform on the development side
I want to reuse the diagnostic partition on a Lenovo laptop for a linux rescue system; normally, it has restore functionality for Windows with touch of a special button to start the system.
What it does is to start Windows PE from this partition with type 0x12 which is in reality a ntfs partition. If I format this partition with ext4, install linux and install GRUB in the partition instead of the MBR, would this be enough to start this new linux rescue system when the button is pushed?submitted by emk2203
ZDnet: KVM, the long a popular x86 Linux virtualization technology, will appear in IBM's Power architecture in 2014.