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Whenever I do anything that changes the resolution in X11 (xfce4 specifically), the screen is permanently dimmed until I quit out of X and restart it.  I'm running Debian Etch (because I couldn't get the testing version to install grub correctly or something), and it's on my Toshiba Tecra 8000.  It has no functional battery (so I figure it may be a power saving function of some sort).  I need a way to make it stop dimming my screen whenever I try to play Super Metroid or rRootage (or do anything else involving resolution change).  Does anybody know anything about why this would be happening, and how to stop it?

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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 04:24:15 AM »
Dimmed as in going out altogether or dimmed as in the brightness being reduced?

If it's the latter, the most effective (if overkill) way would be to recompile the kernel and remove all low-level backlight control features.  If you've never compiled a custom kernel, though, you might not want to do that, heh.

Another option would be to find the module for the backlight driver and disable it.  I can't remember how to do that in Debian, though... :x
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 03:58:57 PM »
I'd suggest finding a Debian forum and asking them there.
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 12:59:30 AM »
I'm guessing this is a pretty dumb question, but is there any way to get a program requiring .NET framework to run under WINE?

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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 01:21:13 AM »
I honestly don't know. WINE essentially rewrites the basic WIN32 API calls to work in *nix systems. It can use native DLLs, but the .net framework is extremely complex, to the point where I don't know if WINE could get it working right.

Maybe spec will know, but don't trust us to know everything about linux, we're not the linux gods, lol. Linux forums are much better places to go to ask a whole bunch of questions like this.
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 02:36:32 AM »
I'm guessing this is a pretty dumb question, but is there any way to get a program requiring .NET framework to run under WINE?

.NET Framework 2.0 supposedly works under WINE, with a few patches installed: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=3754

You might also be able to run it using Mono's runtime.  Mono doesn't implement the entire .NET Framework but it can execute applications compiled by Visual Studio.  Give it a go; might work, might not.

Maybe spec will know, but don't trust us to know everything about linux, we're not the linux gods, lol. Linux forums are much better places to go to ask a whole bunch of questions like this.

Don't dissuade people from asking questions on here.  It's harder to get good answers on Linux forums.  Besides, I generally have enough knowledge with the OS to solve, or find the solution for, most problems.
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 03:10:12 AM »
Alright, though you're likely the only person to actually know. I haven't exactly been to many linux forums, so I wouldn't know. If I was going to ask a question like that, I'd likely go to a forum with a section (or the entire forum) dedicated to WINE if at all possible. I tend to look for very specific forums when asking questions that are so specific.
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 01:28:04 PM »
On Linux forums, if you search for your problem, odds are you're going to get 12 pages of threads about everything except your problem and then 1 or 2 that are about your problem, but irrelevant because of hardware differences.

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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 03:49:41 PM »
Wel in the case of .net support, that is likely easily answered by someone who knows much about WINE.
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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 06:23:58 PM »
Ok, so I got the installer for the .NET framework, and when I tried to install it, it said IE needed to be installed. I got an installer for IE and it gave me a message saying that I couldn't install it on the current volume. Also, mono didn't work for this.

Specifically, I'm trying to get Guitar Hero Explorer, a GH archive editor written in C#, to run.

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Re: The "Linux is having some fucking issues on my computer >:(" thread
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2008, 07:57:49 PM »
Here y'go: http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

I had to use that to get Office 2003 working in WINE and it was really easy to get going.

Wel in the case of .net support, that is likely easily answered by someone who knows much about WINE.

Again, let them ask the question.  If I don't know the answer, I'll tell them.

Posts like these aren't helpful at all.
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