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Jul
23
revised How do you change the background color for errors in Xoria256 VIM color scheme?
I learnt more about what may be causing the problem. Still I have no solution
Jul
23
comment How do you change the background color for errors in Xoria256 VIM color scheme?
I hear what your saying and tried it but to no avail. Problem still persists. I dud further investigating and added my findings to my original question under UPDATE. Thanks.
Jul
23
asked How do you change the background color for errors in Xoria256 VIM color scheme?
Jul
23
awarded  Commentator
Jul
23
accepted How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?
Jul
23
comment How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?
Cool thanks but it doesn't take effect right away. You have to restart Gnome by entering "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart" into terminal. Once Gnome loads back up it works fine :) Thanks.
Jul
22
asked How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?
Jun
13
awarded  Scholar
Jun
13
accepted What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
Jun
11
awarded  Supporter
Jun
11
comment What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
@Ismael @thepurplepixel great information, thanks
Jun
10
comment What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
Thanks for explaining the 'build-dep' command. So as I understand it, in this case Ruby1.9 has a dependency list attached to it that Linux looks to as a 'To Do/Build List' and one by one builds each of those items. The final infrastructure that gets built allows Ruby1.9 to function properly. What I do not understand is why 'build-essential' ,or all of the other packages in the top line( zlib1g zlib1g-dev zlibc libruby1.9 etc. etc.), would not be included in the 'To Do/Build List' attached to Ruby1.9. Wouldn't it be simpler if there was just one command?
Jun
10
comment What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
Thanks. How does it relate to Ruby though? I assume Ruby needs it to run but maybe I am wrong.
Jun
10
comment What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
Ok but that still does not answer my question fully. I understand that 'build-essential' contains an informational list of packages which are essential for creating Debian packages. But what is considered a Debian package? Ruby? gcc/g++ compilers? And how does Debian packages and 'build-essential" relate to Ruby? Is Ruby built on top of the Debian package? Put another way, does Ruby need the build-essential package to run? I really wish to see a visual representation of the relationships between all these parts.
Jun
10
asked What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?
Jun
2
asked Problem installing Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit side by side with Vista by using a bootable USB drive. What now?
May
20
comment Problem virtualizing Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit on VirtualBox 3.1 on Windows Vista 64 bit
i have no idea how to install that Damn Small Linux. There is no single .iso . I'm lost.
May
20
asked Problem virtualizing Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit on VirtualBox 3.1 on Windows Vista 64 bit
May
20
awarded  Student
Feb
16
comment How do I connect my Windows XP laptop to the internet?
I must also mention that the 'Acquiring network address' animation loop that occurs is not quite right. The yellow ball is supposed to go back and forth smoothly along its 3 frame animation but in this case it will sometimes jump 2 spaces to the right or left. This tells me something is severely wrong but I just can not figure out what is triggering this problem. In any case, I am able to connect to my network now via an Ethernet cable. That is a good sign I suppose but I am still back to where I started. I still can not connect wirelessly to the net via my wireless card. Any suggestions?