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  1. Hi paganinio, Thank you for the reply. The mouse is now having the same problem in Linux, so it must be a hardware issue. I suppose I will just need to get a new mouse.
  2. It's just a regular optical USB mouse that came with the computer. It looks like this: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=310-9679 This is the only USB mouse I have, and the computer doesn't have a port for an older mouse. I couldn't find any sensitivity settings. All I see in the Control Panel is the double-click speed and the pointer settings. I tried adjusting the double-click speed, but I'm still having the same problem.
  3. The USB mouse included with my Dell Inspiron 530S has recently been adding extra clicks. For example, a lot of single-clicks will register as double-clicks. When I double-click, the mouse will sometimes click three times. Other times, the mouse will be working fine. I don't believe this is a hardware issue because the mouse works fine when I boot into Linux. I tried adjusting the double-click speed in the Windows Vista Control Panel, but that didn't solve the problem. I also reinstalled the mouse driver, and ran Spyware and Anti-virus scans. I can't think of any running programs that could be causing this. Does anyone have any suggestions, or know why the mouse keeps clicking extra times?
  4. Untarring Firefox to a new directory doesn't seem to work either. I'll probably just stick with the old version because I don't use the computer for browsing very often. It's mainly just a test server. Thank you for your help. I've always wondered, why don't most Linux programs come with installation wizards? Would it just be too difficult with all the different distributions?
  5. It's Fedora Core 4. I sometimes use the computer as a test server to make sure my scripts will work with hosting companies that still have the old versions of Apache and MySQL.
  6. Can someone please explain how to install Firefox 3 on Fedora? The Windows installation was simple, but I can't find an executable installation program for the Linux version. I tried running "yum update firefox" in the terminal, but that only downloaded Firefox 1.0. I also tried manually copying the FF3 files over the FF1 files, but then Firefox wouldn't open at all. Is there an installation wizard for the Linux version?
  7. What if an atheist writes a book and quotes part of The Bible to discuss logical fallacies. Will that give the book a magical forcefield?
  8. That was my first thought, but Dell had preconfigured Google as the default search engine. If I misspell a domain, I am automatically redirected to Google.
  9. I was just looking at the cookies folder through Windows Explorer. The domain names listed in the cookie files themselves are: http://www.live.com msn.com windowsmarketplace.com zune.net
  10. Hi Cap'n, The cookies are created no matter which domain I browse to. It happens when I visit http://scienceforums.net/forum and it also happens on my site when I go to a folder unless I add a trailing slash at the end of the URL. The names of the cookies are Live, MSN, Windowsmarketplace, and Zune, so I assume they are associated with those domains.
  11. While testing one of my web sites, I was monitoring my cookies folder and I noticed something very strange. Whenever I use IE7 in Vista to browse a folder's index page without adding a trailing slash, four Microsoft cookies are automatically created. For example, these cookies would be created if I visited "http://scienceforums.net/forum" instead of "http://scienceforums.net/forum/". The cookies are Live, MSN, Windowsmarketplace, and Zune. Why were these cookies created when I didn't visit these web sites?
  12. Multi-core processors are a huge improvement over single-core processors since modern operating systems run so many background processes. Virus scans and automatic updates significantly affected the speed of other programs on my Pentium 4, but I don't even notice them on my Core 2 Duo. I don't believe that the typical PC user will benefit from more than two or four cores at the moment. Until more individual programs are structured to use more threads, the Core 2 Duo is probably the best choice for PCs. In my opinion, computer hard drives need the most improvement for speed. My CPU usage rarely reaches 100%, but I'm always waiting for the hard drive to load programs and files.
  13. One advantage of this UPS is that it includes a version of the PowerChute program that works with Linux. Will this perform a graceful shutdown and prevent data corruption?
  14. I appreciate everyone's suggestions. Do you think this one would be good: http://apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=SC1500&total_watts=25 It would be nice to have a longer backup time, but it seems to be the best one under $500.
  15. Hi Cap'n, Thank you for the information. So, I only need to have one of the power supplies plugged in? Also, what type of backup battery would you recommend? I was looking at APC's web site, and they have many different sizes and types. I would like to have several hours of backup power, but many of those only support 300 watts.
  16. I purchased an IBM System x3400 7975 server, and I can't find very much information about its power usage. It has two power supplies, and I have them both plugged in at the moment. Here is what the instruction manual says in the server specifications: The way this is written seems very confusing. It says that the server has "one of the following power supplies", yet mine came with two. Does this mean that the second one is redundant, or would an optional third one be redundant? Also, does the wattage refer to the amount of input required continuously, or is that the maximum that the server can output to the hardware components? The server can support two Xeon Quad-Cores and eight hard drives, but I only have one Xeon Quad-Core and two hard drives installed. I'm looking for a battery backup, but many of them have an output limit of 300 or 500 watts. Would I need a more powerful backup for this server? I've read all the documentation and searched on Google, but I can't find very much information about this server's power usage. If anyone can offer advice, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
  17. I am taking a college course in yoga to meet the Physical Education requirement for my degree in Computer Science. My yoga teacher emphasizes a lot on spiritual beliefs and often teaches them as fact. She teaches a lot about spirits and the "astral plane" but never provides scientific evidence to support these lessons. She says that these beliefs are known to be true and have been proven by science. Whenever I ask her for evidence, she often says that I need to practice meditation and go there myself. I do practice meditation as she has instructed, but I sometimes have blurry vision whenever I open my eyes again. I told her that I was concerned about this, but she replied that it just meant my mind was leaving the physical world and going into the spiritual realm. Has anybody heard of the "astral plane" or spiritual realm? Is this some type of new religion, or is there actually some scientific backing to some of this? Being a skeptic, I'm a little concerned about how it is being taught as fact in a public college without supporting evidence.
  18. A 4TB hard drive sounds interesting, but how would the average person benefit from it? I have several games, hundreds of pictures and music files, Windows Vista, and Fedora 7 on my computer, and I'm not even using 40GB. I think hard drives need to be faster, but I don't see any reason to make them larger.
  19. Hi 1veedo, I'm not sure if I quite understand how to compile this. I typed "make menuconfig" and then I saw a menu for the kernel, but I didn't see a save option when I exited. I then typed "make" and then "make modules_install" but still got the same error messages when I ran the "make" file that came with the driver. I uncompressed the driver's folder to the root directory. Should I uncompress this somewhere else? Edit: Oh wait, it's working now! Thank you for your help.
  20. I've read a lot of posts on Linux forums, and it sounds like the only way to get this card working with Fedora is to use the Windows driver with Ndiswrapper. I've tried this, but ndiswrapper doesn't appear to be recognizing the hardware. When entering "ndiswrapper -l" it shows "Device present" but not "Hardware present". I'll try posting more about this at the Fedora forum. Thanks to everyone here who offered their suggestions and advice. I really appreciate it.
  21. Hi Klaynos, I tried that command, but it still gave the same errors. I fixed the "linux/config.h: No such file or directory" error by creating a new folder named "linux" and a blank file "config.h" in the includes folder. However, I was still getting the "conflicting types for ‘bool’ include/linux/types.h" error. After removing one of the bool definitions from that file, I just kept getting more and more errors. Here is the driver I'm trying to install: http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/wireless/WL-138g-v2/138gV2_Linux.zip Is it possible to find a version that I can just install instead of needing to compile it?
  22. I'm running the make file in the folder I extracted. This is all the documentation says:
  23. I'm using the 2.6.21 kernel. This is what I see when I try running the "make" file in the terminal. I followed all of the step-by-step directions in the documentation file, but I still get the same errors:
  24. I have a Dell Inspiron 530S with an Asus WL-138G_V2 wireless network card. The card works fine in Windows Vista, but it isn't working with Fedora 7. I downloaded the Linux driver from the Asus web site, but it would not compile correctly even with the kernel headers in the correct folder. Several Linux forums suggested to use ndiswrapper to install the Windows driver. I've tried both the Windows 98 and Windows XP driver, but both of them show the error "SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory" when I try to enable the card. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  25. Are there any legitimate programs that can actually encrypt PHP so others can't read the source if the file is distributed? There are so many programs that claim to do this, but each one I've seen can be decrypted easily. They have layers of encryption, but the source code can be seen by simply decrypting one layer at a time. Simply echo the final result instead of running it as code. The ones that generate unique keys for each file do not help. The key itself must be somehow distributed with or in the PHP file. I haven't seen any methods to prevent a good programmer from eventually reaching the original source, even if it takes a while to do so. Is it possible for me to protect my source codes if I sell scripts written in PHP?
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