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oldtopman

Member Since 04 Apr 2010
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[GUIDE] How to Get Your Question Answered Quickly

18 September 2010 - 12:47 PM

Welcome to oldtopman's question-asking guide. Back up first ;) .
There are two parts to every post. The title and the content. I shall discuss the title first.

A title is where someone decides whether that poster is a n00b spammer or a valuable addition to the community. Ex: NEED HELP WITH DELL vs Need some help with my new Dell

The title is the only information a person has when deciding whether or not to open a thread.
#1) As a general rule, you should not post specs in the title of the post if your problem is unrelated to the hardware. All this does is scare away people that have no knowledge of that board. You still need to post your system specs in your post!

#2) THIS IS NOT 4CHAN. TITLES SHOULD NOT BE TYPED IN ALL CAPS LIKE THIS. IF I CAN FIND THE CAPS LOCK KEY, SO CAN YOU. THE BOARD RULES SAY THAT THE MODS WILL DELETE THREADS THAT HAVE TITLES LIKE THIS SO DON'T DO IT!!!

#3) Make sure it is a descriptive and fitting title. "Hello guys, I need a little help." That is a bad title. How about "Grub error". That is good, but not as good as "KP when I start iWeb"

The content of the post does only a few things. It: Confirms you're a troll, Gets you banned, Earns you a little bit of credit, Establishes your personality. Be careful here.

#1) If you have a KP (Kernel Panic) don't panic. Take a picture of the screen using your camera and post it here UNLESS it is a nice KP (when a window asking you to restart your computer pops up). If the "nice KP" happens during bootup, type "-v" and there should be a lot of white code. When it hangs, take a picture and post it here.

#2) If your computer hangs on bootup, no KP, boot -v and send us a pic of your screen when it hangs.

#3) BE WILLING TO FIX IT!!! Many people here think that they can download this iAtkos thingy and install OSx86 like their machine is a mac. This is not true. It is a long hard road up the mountain of nerds and hackers.

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Pokemon Black and White!

16 September 2010 - 10:17 PM

News Link!

Looking forward to an American release. It's a shame that they didn't come up with anything better to do than add more pokemon. I played Blue and that was a manageable amount of pokemon. In Sinnoh, I know the types of almost every pokemon I encounter. I think there will be 600+ pokemon in all and that will be a bit ridiculous. How many pokemon do you suppose gen6 will have? personally think that they will let you do and undo evolutions willy-nilly (Ivysaur>Venusaur anytime after level 36. Ivysaur>Bulbasaur anytime.) as an excuse to put the evolutions into some sort of foldering system, reducing the amount of pokemon to 300~400. Post comments.

How to check your hardware to see if it is compatible with OSx86

09 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

Many people in here are posting like this.

hey ppl im wonderin if mah hardwarez iz compatible
<system specs>
thx.

These clutter up the board and are quite annoying.
Most of these can be avoided by simply googling
"osx86 <model of motherboard>"

For example:
Attached File  Picture_1.png   49.32KB   42 downloads

Sometimes that doesn't work:
Attached File  Picture_3.png   24.62KB   18 downloads

In those cases you may need to add the manufacturer of the motherboard to the search. Your search will look like this:
"osx86 <manufacturer> <model of motherboard>"
Attached File  Picture_4.png   36.42KB   15 downloads

And:
Attached File  Picture_2.png   32.65KB   11 downloads

Sometimes this does not apply esp. to these:

hey ppl im wonderin if mah hardwarez iz compatible
<system specs>
thx.
ps dont tell me to google mah mobo cuz itz already installed and i cant read the model


These can be avoided by simply finding the OSx86 distro with the coolest name (each one is just as good as the next so this is how I pick distros) and seeing if it will boot. If it won't go to the "Select Your Language" screen, try another. If neither work, then I'd say your motherboard is incompatible with OSx86.

imho this should be stickied.

Locking The Screen

30 July 2010 - 08:11 PM

I have a (really should put system specs in sig) Compaq Presario c300 running iDeneb 1.4 as outlined here. My problem is that when I lock the screen, by leaving it alone or using hot corners, OSx86 activatess the screensaver, but does not require a password prompt.

On an unrelated note, I get the "wake image too old" problem, will this solve my hibernation issues? I use Chameleon RC4.

Extra USB ports in Presario c300

30 July 2010 - 01:57 PM

I have a Compaq Presario c300. It has two USB ports. A few days ago, I ran the "lsusb" program. Here is it's output
[oldtopman@Presley ~]$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[oldtopman@Presley ~]$

Does this mean I have internal USB ports?

If not, why is there more than 2 entries
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