One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter. -- Lewis Carroll
I am new here. I discovered wikis once looking for a web-only way to create web-pages. Which is not a really good place to live, since it is really suposed to be a Demo and not a real Wiki at all. I got hooked and get withdrawal if I cannot get to my Cygwin page here: ( [PhpWiki:CygwinTips] ). I am not good at talking about myself, so you may have to figure me out by watching what I do and what kind of pages I create.
I also created a page on the Debian Wiki (see below) only to discover that the whole wiki is going away and migrating to another wiki, which isn't really operating yet, so both the old and new one are up and down like a yo-yo.
So I decided to move here. I am an introverted geek but a curious type. I am shy so don't always UseRealNames?.
I am hoping I can fit in here.
There is (literally) no place like home.
Hi! Welcome to wiki. Please feel free to look around and join in the discussions. - MoonShadow
Hi MoonShadow ! I am confused by your welcome... it took a bit of time to get used to the wiki formating here, I could not find the formatting guide, and now all that work is gone. I am also surprised to learn that Debian is OffTopic? - this page ( LinuxBox/TechSupport ) certainly seemed similar to me. It certainly looks like the ToothyWikizens are interested in computers and computer games, and Debian. Is it the First person voice that is objected to? I would think building a machine for children to play games on would be of general interest to the ToothyWikizens, but perhaps I am not correct. CategoryComputing seems to have many pages that are of interest? -- DebianProfile3
Ah, my apologies - your presentation confused me somewhat; there seemed to be a number of copies of DebianWiki banners and similar, and a small amount of readable content - which looked like a personal blog, and was lost amidst everything else; I wasn't even certain anyone would respond to me. This wiki retains prior revisions of pages; your content is not lost, and is still available in Revision 20. Debian is indeed not offtopic for discussion; do you have something specific you wish to discuss? - MoonShadow
Indeed, I'll restore what you had, sans the DebianWiki? specific spam. WelcomeToWiki, oh ye of the interesting name. --Vitenka
Since I needed to sign in to Edit the SandBox, I am going to create a HomePage?
You don't need to sign in to edit the SandBox here, or any other page. If you found you did, I need to know. - MoonShadow
I think that comment is referencing DebianWiki?, from where this page was copied. --Vitenka
Debian Question Section
How to I get the backlight on my vLCD to power off when the machine is sleeping?
One answer I found was to switch to a text mode console CTL-ALT-F1 before leaving the machine, foe some reason it will correctly turn off the back light. CTL-ALT-F7 to get back tot the X-Free86 GUI. [linux faq] -- DebianProfile3
Wiki Question Section
This Sections I Dedicated to Questions I am asking of the DebianWiki? Community. I do Expect Answers, so feel free to edit my HomePage?.
I am a new Debian User. I am trying to figure out how to get on the peer support lists.
I find "laying a claim" to be a very odd concept for any wiki... All pages here are available to be edited by all, that being the nature of Wiki. I don't think I have come across the idea of a PersonalPageWiki? before, but do bear in mind that this isn't just a place where you can dump stuff, unless, of course, that stuff is relevant to the wiki. --K (and welcome! Sorry if I sound harsh, it's not intended. I just don't want you to go through the effort of re-establishing something only to discover that this isn't what you were expecting either.)
My Log of Debian Q&A as well as tidbits I have found along the way. This page will be for me and hopefully useful to others too. If I learn enough to create a ReallyUsefulPage? I will build out from here.
This log will be in reverse cronological order, so read from bottom to top if you want the running narrative.
2005-09-10 Had a talk with my Client, Maria, Age 3. She let set the requirements for "Maria's Computer". She wants to play games. The same games on "Brian's Computer". Brian, Age 5, has a old PowerMac? 5400/200 with CD. So I start looking for a PowerMac? emulator. I like the looks of BasiliskII? which has been around for a while. It doesn't do PowerMac?, but has a related project that shares some of the same code base, called [SheepShaver?http://www.emaculation.com/sheepshaver.php] (not my favorite name for a kid's computer but what the hay). SheepShaver? is very experimental so I grab the source via anonimous cvs and try to compile. my autoconf is too old (so the SheepShaver? ./autogen.sh says.) Now I am a apt-get newbie, but i give it a go: apt-get install autoconf. looks good but... still no go, autogen gives me the thumbs down again. I am debian illiterate but I can use google as well as or better than the next man so three or four googles later I come on apt-get -t unstable install autoconf. This tells me that I am already up to date... hmmm that doesn't sound right. Back to google: [apt-get-t-unstable] I find this page: [apt-pinning] This scools me on the existance of /etc/apt/preferences and how to use it... except. Clearly I don't understand something. I will need to get these packages from somewhere. In cygwin I ran into the same thing. I need some local mirrors if I am going to get unstable packages from somewhere. The mirrors are not listed in the /etc/apt/preferences (I thought they were but I must have been cross eyed, the only think in the example is a link to Roserick's how to page. But now I have a better search: [etc. apt preferences] (groups for the dumb and posibally wrong questions, usenet has the same wrong questions followed by the right answers) ..ok now I see there is also a /etc/apt/sources.list [apt-pinning]... that looks like it makes more sence, my default sources.list has only stable. Not on for the search for the mirrors, I want a list of mirrors along with their locations so I can pick ones that are close, and onces that sound like they will have fast servers (mit and perkley jump to mind). This hard lots of pages talking about debian mirrors, and sources.list but hart to find the list I want... finally I try [debian-mirrors-california] and bingo... [Debian sponsors] Gotta write this down (hey I just did).
2005-08-09 Loaded Current Debian Stable on a GatewayProfile3? with ActiveMatrix? screen and 815e Intel video chipset. Used a WindozeXP? machine to ";burn" a root,boot,and network set of floppies and did a network install taking most of the defaults and using google on the WindozeXP? machine to look up HW specs as I went along. I am not a Hardware guy so reading the Model and Serial number of the back of the device and surfing out from Google is the most I am brave enough to do. Gateway has a neat service where you can look up your specs from the serial number on their website. I chose Desktop, FileServer? and PrintServer? options in the install. I have a DSL modem and a firewall so I am kind of brave.