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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2011, 11:50:19 AM »
All excellent ideas but the magazine do need contributors. We can all pitch in with a piece or two, every month or two, and those will be significant reductions to the workload of the magazine staff, especially The Chief.

+1.

All very good ideas. But having someone contribute those articles is preferable. Try as we may, the smallish staff that does contribute to the magazine every month can't possibly cover all of this information.

parnote

I agree as well!  Someone who already knows how to do one of these things could write an article on it very easily...  if we have to learn how to do it first... then write the article.....

Come on you guys!!!  We have some awesome people in this forum who know ever so much!!!! One article from a few of you would be wonderful!!!!

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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2011, 04:51:10 AM »
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2011, 04:37:15 PM »
All excellent ideas but the magazine do need contributors. We can all pitch in with a piece or two, every month or two, and those will be significant reductions to the workload of the magazine staff, especially The Chief.

Dang!  Took me a minute to figure out you weren't trying to shame me into something!
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2011, 09:49:43 PM »
;D

No, I wasn't... it's just how I refer to Paul when he does official magazine business matters.

But ...

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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2011, 02:36:25 PM »
Hello,

I read your magazine as per a few month and all are very interesting and beautifully detailed.
Many thanks !

On my machine, 2 programs are a mystery cron and anacron.
I think cron is only for machines that are not shutting down every day and anacron for machines that are halting every day.

My machine is launched almost every day between 8 pm and 10 pm and stopped between 11 pm and 1 am, and is not a server.

But i had never understand how to give to anacron the instructions to  launch for example a backup of datas.

Is there possible to make an article on how to use anacron ?

Hervé
 
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2011, 06:30:09 PM »
Hello,

I read your magazine as per a few month and all are very interesting and beautifully detailed.
Many thanks !

On my machine, 2 programs are a mystery cron and anacron.
I think cron is only for machines that are not shutting down every day and anacron for machines that are halting every day.

My machine is launched almost every day between 8 pm and 10 pm and stopped between 11 pm and 1 am, and is not a server.

But i had never understand how to give to anacron the instructions to  launch for example a backup of datas.

Is there possible to make an article on how to use anacron ?

Hervé
 

Herve,

Excellent suggestion. I'll see if I can find someone qualified to write about these two!

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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2011, 08:52:03 AM »
Hello:

As a somewhat new Linux user and having just returned to PCLinux I have questions about installing wireless drivers.

I would like to know how to configure and use Ndiswrapper in addition to learning how to compile and install a wireless driver so that it is always recognized and available when the laptop is started up.

I have experience with Thinkpads from IBM and Levono and have found that Linux and these machines always seem to just work.

I have a Presario CQ 56 which requires installation of a driver for a USB wireless dongle that seems to defy installation.

Thanks,

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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2011, 02:33:47 AM »
If I could make a humble request.........

I would like to see an article on how to contribute to PCLOS by learning how to package software. I have plowed through the forums and done the search thing but I have not found a definitive anser as to how to do it.

Thanks -John
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2011, 03:47:48 AM »
Quote from: konaexpress
I would like to see an article on how to contribute to PCLOS by learning how to package software. I have plowed through the forums and done the search thing but I have not found a definitive anser as to how to do it.
     
John,     
There was an article by Leiche in the mag describing the packaging process already. Look for articles written by him, and you'll find it. Then there's the Packagers section of the forum.     
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #54 on: November 30, 2011, 09:38:44 AM »
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I would like to see an article on how to contribute to PCLOS by learning how to package software. I have plowed through the forums and done the search thing but I have not found a definitive anser as to how to do it.
     
John,     
There was an article by Leiche in the mag describing the packaging process already. Look for articles written by him, and you'll find it. Then there's the Packagers section of the forum.     

Hay, thanks Neal! Do you remember what month it was by chance?
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #55 on: November 30, 2011, 10:26:40 AM »
Sorry, no I don't remember. Maybe Leiche will remember or parnote.     
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #56 on: November 30, 2011, 11:36:19 AM »
Yes i know...
Should i post a link?
Step down... searching...Step up...
http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201007/page15.html
Good read... ;D
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #57 on: November 30, 2011, 11:41:24 AM »
Thanks for the help Leiche!
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #58 on: November 30, 2011, 11:47:42 AM »
Thanks for the help Leiche!
     
You're gonna enjoy it, John. :)     

Thank you, Leiche! :D     
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Re: Magazine Article Ideas
« Reply #59 on: November 30, 2011, 04:28:37 PM »
Thanks for the help Leiche!
     
You're gonna enjoy it, John. :)     

Thank you, Leiche! :D     

+1

But also be aware of the changes adopted since then, like for example instead of the archive files as tar.gz or tar.bz2, it should now only be tar.xz.

Also, someone should add a how to on git and subversion.