1. Post #401

    November 2010
    700 Posts
    Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.
    I wonder if theres ways around it. Also ima remove ubuntu from my external drive and run it side by side.
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  2. Post #402
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    ASmellyOgre's Avatar
    June 2008
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    I wonder if theres ways around it. Also ima remove ubuntu from my external drive and run it side by side.
    The OS has nothing to do with it. It's how you access the web. Try using a proxy server or anonymity software (like tor) if you desperately NEED to do something against your network agreement. Just be aware, while they likely won't know what you're doing through those, they'll know that you're using them. Don't get in trouble for something stupid. Only use them if you need to.
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  3. Post #403

    November 2010
    700 Posts
    Yeah. Its just like when I go home for the summer I go fucking nuts on torrenting. Anyways, any cons to running ubuntu side by side?
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  4. Post #404
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    ASmellyOgre's Avatar
    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    No, not at all (unless you do something stupid, like turn the computer off in the middle of the installation).
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  5. Post #405

    November 2010
    700 Posts
    sweet. Wonder If ill have trouble removing it form my drive, since i made a ntfs partition.... pretty sure I just need to go to partition manager. I've been so swamped with school work I havent had the time i'd like to experiment. Also exercise has been taking time out. The main problem I had was when I was trying to download package, some of them seemed to be dated and I couldnt figure out how to remove garbage that I downloaded.
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  6. Post #406
    P320's Avatar
    September 2011
    957 Posts
    Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.
    Unless his streaming app included content encryption.
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  7. Post #407
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,162 Posts
    Unless his streaming app included content encryption.
    but the Technical staff, would still know that he's causing a suspicious amount of traffic
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  8. Post #408
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    but the Technical staff, would still know that he's causing a suspicious amount of traffic
    Even so, I doubt that it's against the rules to use such encryption software. Some of us do this, because we do not want everything we do to be pretty much publicly available.
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  9. Post #409
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,115 Posts
    Rather unrelated to the subject at hand..
    With the latest version of Wine in the Arch repositories, does Halo CE work properly for anyone else? Any transparent things are black for me and the game is laggy as all hell, I also get tons of spam in the terminal when I run it from one..
    err:d3d:state_pscale >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GL_INVALID_VALUE (0x501) from glPointSize(...); @ ../../../wine/dlls/wined3d/state.c / 1562
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  10. Post #410
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    How can I stop using akmod nvidia drivers and revert to the nouveau drivers? Basically I followed this to get nvidia up and running but I find it annoying with my laptop because nvidia doesn't automatically switch to my laptop screen when I undock it from its dual monitor setup.

    Edited:

    http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...install-guide/
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  11. Post #411
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    Naelstrom's Avatar
    June 2010
    2,677 Posts
    I'd just uninstall nvidia and make sure if you created an xorg.conf with it to delete it. Then install nouveau and you should be fine.

    This and this might help you.
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  12. Post #412
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,439 Posts
    So after reading through the beginners guide twice i feel confident on installing Arch.
    Problem is that i don't know if i wan't KDE with it. It seems like the "obvious choice".

    But after mint 12 with KDE i know my way around, also with th help from here.
    Would it be a good choice or should i choose something else?
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  13. Post #413
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    IpHa's Avatar
    March 2005
    1,987 Posts
    So after reading through the beginners guide twice i feel confident on installing Arch.
    Problem is that i don't know if i wan't KDE with it. It seems like the "obvious choice".

    But after mint 12 with KDE i know my way around, also with th help from here.
    Would it be a good choice or should i choose something else?
    You don't have to choose just one. Try them all until you find one you like.
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  14. Post #414
    Resident dragon enthusiast.
    Dennab
    September 2010
    10,153 Posts
    How come Arch has connection troubles in Vbox 4.1.10?

    Before I could do the core install and be able to do a straight -Syu and everything'd work fine. But now it fails to synchronize the databases.

    Anyone else got this problem with the latest version?


    Disregard, dhcpcd is a life saver.
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  15. Post #415
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    June 2011
    1,599 Posts
    What is the best Linux webserver? Or the best distro to use for Web Servers? Bringing in 25 new servers in my centre and need them optimized for web servers.
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  16. Post #416
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    June 2008
    4,495 Posts
    What is the best Linux webserver? Or the best distro to use for Web Servers? Bringing in 25 new servers in my centre and need them optimized for web servers.
    I don't know very much about web servers, but so long as you don't need the latest software out there (and unless you have a very special case, you don't) it seems to be a toss-up between RHEL (classically has the best tech support) and Ubuntu Server (recently made big jumps in popularity). Just look those websites over and see what you need.
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  17. Post #417
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,162 Posts
    CentOS
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  18. Post #418
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,439 Posts
    You don't have to choose just one. Try them all until you find one you like.
    Problem is that i don't know all of them.
    God i must be annoying as fuck here.
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  19. Post #419

    November 2010
    700 Posts
    The only thing I'm worried about as far as going side by side is GRUB. Is there a way to get windows MBR back if I ever need too? (May be using wrong terminology.) Also, I was downloading a lot of packages from UI mods that weren't working properly, so my next question is how do I properly keep ubuntu clean and mean? :D?
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  20. Post #420
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    The only thing I'm worried about as far as going side by side is GRUB. Is there a way to get windows MBR back if I ever need too? (May be using wrong terminology.) Also, I was downloading a lot of packages from UI mods that weren't working properly, so my next question is how do I properly keep ubuntu clean and mean? :D?
    In windows, you would run the following in a command prompt:
    Code:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    You might have to do this from the recovery console, I am not sure. But you can get the Windows 7 repair discs for free, so that's not a problem :)
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  21. Post #421
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    July 2007
    6,768 Posts
    Problem is that i don't know [b]all[b] of them.
    God i must be annoying as fuck here.
    Try looking through the wiki for 'desktop environments'.
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  22. Post #422
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,439 Posts
    Try looking through the wiki for 'desktop environments'.
    Aha, found it.
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  23. Post #423
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    Zero Vector's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,112 Posts
    Does anyone know a very simple way to embed a terminal in the desktop in XFCE? I got it to work with XFCE's default terminal and wmctrl to move the windows, but it only seems to work half the time and sometimes one of them crashes. Can this be done with Conky?

    Here's what I have so far:



    Edit:

    Devilspie seemed to do the trick.
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  24. Post #424
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    nos217's Avatar
    December 2006
    2,663 Posts
    Anyone (particularly from the uk) having trouble installing xmonad at the moment?

    Or alternatively if anyone knows how to make DWM not use the same window layouts for all tags.
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  25. Post #425
    Richy19's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,375 Posts
    Does anyone know how to add startup apps to an LXDE system?
    im running lubuntu and want to run conky once I have logged in.

    I tried adding @conky to the /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart file
    but it didnt start it up and it made the login process like 10 seconds slower

    Also conky doesnt show up in the "Session settings" menu
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  26. Post #426
    Frugle's Avatar
    June 2010
    484 Posts
    I have two computers that I use regularly. Is there a way to sync the whole Linux OS between the two computers? Like if I install a program with apt on computer x and then when I log into the computer y it would automatically install the program into that computer and sync the settings or something.

    I know there are roaming profiles but they only sync the profile and not installed programs as far as I know.
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  27. Post #427
    T3hGamerDK's Avatar
    January 2011
    2,551 Posts
    I have two computers that I use regularly. Is there a way to sync the whole Linux OS between the two computers? Like if I install a program with apt on computer x and then when I log into the computer y it would automatically install the program into that computer and sync the settings or something.

    I know there are roaming profiles but they only sync the profile and not installed programs as far as I know.
    If you're using Ubuntu, I believe you can connect your Ubuntu One account with the software center so it syncs the installed software.
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  28. Post #428
    Goleteral's Avatar
    December 2008
    72 Posts
    Technically no, because the IT departement have most likely set up a network sniffer(if they didn't, they are fucking stupid), so they can see the whole network traffic of yours. It wouldn't matter if you used linux, OSX or windows, the traffic would be the same.

    No college IT departement would use a sniffer for such trivial thing. Most likely the connection is set through a proxy server that filters out certain websites/extentsions etc.
    (Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)
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  29. Post #429
    Tucan Sam's Avatar
    May 2007
    858 Posts
    No college IT departement would use a sniffer for such trivial thing. Most likely the connection is set through a proxy server that filters out certain websites/extentsions etc.
    (Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)
    Snort would like to have a word with you
    http://www.snort.org/

    Guess what it does to the network packets
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  30. Post #430

    November 2010
    700 Posts
    Say you download someone's script in a zipped folder, then open the java code. Is there a way of seeing a person's keystrokes or is they copied and pasted? If not with linux, what about windows?
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  31. Post #431
    DPRKFC
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    March 2012
    796 Posts
    Whats the best DE? Awesome looked cool.
    DWM for a WM.
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  32. Post #432
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,439 Posts
    Question, do i at ANY time need a wired connection for setting up Arch?
    Because i hear that the wireless is the biggest problem coming to Arch, and a classmate told me he couldn't remember if i needed wired or not.
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  33. Post #433
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    IpHa's Avatar
    March 2005
    1,987 Posts
    Question, do i at ANY time need a wired connection for setting up Arch?
    Because i hear that the wireless is the biggest problem coming to Arch, and a classmate told me he couldn't remember if i needed wired or not.
    You can install Arch over a wireless connection, but the installer does not set it up for you. If you can connect from the terminal(WEP is easier than WPA) you can install arch.
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  34. Post #434
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,115 Posts
    You can install Arch over a wireless connection, but the installer does not set it up for you. If you can connect from the terminal(WEP is easier than WPA) you can install arch.
    WPA is still pretty easy..I have all the commands memorized, in the way I do it anyway.
    Code:
    mv /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.bak
    wpa_passphrase "SSID" > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    [SSID in STDIN]
    wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    dhcpcd
    and then I just do ifconfig, iwconfig, and ping my router and 8.8.8.8 to check if I'm connected properly.
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  35. Post #435
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    November 2011
    482 Posts
    WPA is still pretty easy..I have all the commands memorized, in the way I do it anyway.
    Code:
    mv /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.bak
    wpa_passphrase "SSID" > /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    [SSID in STDIN]
    wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    dhcpcd
    and then I just do ifconfig, iwconfig, and ping my router and 8.8.8.8 to check if I'm connected properly.
    I normally just select 'netcfg' when installing Arch. It has presets for loads of different types of connection (WPA/WEP), all you have to do is a simple:

    Code:
    cp /etc/network.d/examples/wireless-wpa /etc/network.d/wireless
    nano /etc/network.d/wireless
    (Edit really simple file here)
    netcfg -u wireless
    Netcfg does all the rest. You can even set-it up in rc.conf to automatically connect using netcfg as a daemon.
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  36. Post #436
    I fucking hate Lori.
    Moofy's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,439 Posts
    So, i don't need a wired connection?
    Thank god.

    Oh! new question, i installed Skype on Mint 12 KDE trough the software center, problem is i can't launch it?
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  37. Post #437
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,800 Posts
    In windows, you would run the following in a command prompt:
    Code:
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    You might have to do this from the recovery console, I am not sure. But you can get the Windows 7 repair discs for free, so that's not a problem :)
    Boot to a Windows 7 installation DVD, set language and keyboard etc., click repair your computer at bottom left, command prompt, cd into DVD's/USB's boot directory, bootsect /nt60 C:\, done

    At least you should be done, you can just do bootsect /nt60 ALL if shit doesn't work, that reinstalls the bootloader on all drives.
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  38. Post #438
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    IpHa's Avatar
    March 2005
    1,987 Posts
    So, i don't need a wired connection?
    Thank god.

    Oh! new question, i installed Skype on Mint 12 KDE trough the software center, problem is i can't launch it?
    Run it from the terminal and see what error is.
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  39. Post #439
    Rayjingstorm's Avatar
    June 2010
    1,536 Posts
    Just uninstalled XFCE and installed awesome
    Now I just need to throw out my mouse and spend some time frustrated over learning to use the keyboard efficiently. Speaking of which, does anyone have a suggestion as to which resource is best for learning awesome?
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  40. Post #440
    bye
    Gold Member
    bye's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,081 Posts
    (Sniffers are never used to monitor user network traffic)
    you're joking right?
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