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    Erm...right...ok...

    Running a successful site is one thing, but trawling though the email on a daily basis is something else. I often get the weird and wonderful mailings on the various accounts I monitor, but this one came in on the feedback account and I think must be to the wrong person, organisation or planet!

    Message: I worked out how to format hdb with 3 partitons.
    I installed Suse Linux.
    I'm online and have a working printer.
    Now, I don't get it! I've been messing with Linux for a couple of hours. How do you install stuff from cd to my hdb2 or should software go in to hdb1?
    All the help pages say type "$ ***** then $ ***** then $ *****" but where do you type these words (what ever they are, I've forgotten due to frustration)? There was something about tbz being installed/expanded into the folder that I had downloaded the package from (on one help site), but the software is on cd so that will fail.
    How do you download stuff (updates)?
    I feel too stunned to answer.

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Oh, I know this one - you have to press ALL the F keys together at the same time ;-)

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    He's probably trying to put the CD in the cup holder....

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    I think the answer is 'nohup cd /; rm -rf * > /dev/null 2>&1 &' followed by Control-d

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Hmm. I just ran that command on our email server to see what it did and it stopped responding?? :?

    joking :P

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    I think the answer is 'nohup cd /; rm -rf * > /dev/null 2>&1 &' followed by Control-d
    Whilst holding down all the F keys at once, right?

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    I think he should just call
    0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Clearly we need a wall of shame.

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Had my Brother In Law's ex wife come round with her laptop at the weekend saying that Vista was saying there were security problems and that she couldnt get the start menu up or open anything on her desktop

    I take a look..

    Security Problems
    Not had any Windows Updates, AV was out of date, as was Windows Defender..

    now the biggy..

    Cant open start menu / desktop items

    logs on as her..

    ME: opens up the start menu, as well as a document on her desktop.. turns round to her and asks her what she was doing..

    HER: moves cursor with touchpad to start menu - then presses RETURN!!

    ME: **stunned into silence**

    HER: "How come it works for you?

    ME: ** staring blankly between laptop and her as my eyes glaze over**
    ME: err.. i just left clicked with this (points to the touchpad buttons)

    HER: Oh..

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Had my Brother In Law's ex wife come round with her laptop at the weekend saying that Vista was saying there were security problems and that she couldnt get the start menu up or open anything on her desktop

    I take a look..

    Security Problems
    Not had any Windows Updates, AV was out of date, as was Windows Defender..

    now the biggy..

    Cant open start menu / desktop items

    logs on as her..

    ME: opens up the start menu, as well as a document on her desktop.. turns round to her and asks her what she was doing..

    HER: moves cursor with touchpad to start menu - then presses RETURN!!

    ME: **stunned into silence**

    HER: "How come it works for you?

    ME: ** staring blankly between laptop and her as my eyes glaze over**
    ME: err.. i just left clicked with this (points to the touchpad buttons)

    HER: Oh..
    PBBSBYTTTOT case

    (Put it back in the box and send it back you're too thick to own it) 8O

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Had my Brother In Law's ex wife come round with her laptop at the weekend saying that Vista was saying there were security problems and that she couldnt get the start menu up or open anything on her desktop

    I take a look..

    Security Problems
    Not had any Windows Updates, AV was out of date, as was Windows Defender..

    now the biggy..

    Cant open start menu / desktop items

    logs on as her..

    ME: opens up the start menu, as well as a document on her desktop.. turns round to her and asks her what she was doing..

    HER: moves cursor with touchpad to start menu - then presses RETURN!!

    ME: **stunned into silence**

    HER: "How come it works for you?

    ME: ** staring blankly between laptop and her as my eyes glaze over**
    ME: err.. i just left clicked with this (points to the touchpad buttons)

    HER: Oh..
    LMAO

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Just had a member of staff who shall remain nameless and roleless having me chase after a load of 'usb pens' on Morgan going for £4.99 each until I pointed out THEY ARE BLUETOOTH DONGLES YOU NUMPTY! The response was, 'Oh, can't you save things on them then?'....... 8O

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    Re: Erm...right...ok...

    Call to say.......

    "The photocopier wont copy, can you take a look?" - you know that cute female thingy voice they do?

    I can smell burnt plastic
    No paper jams anywhere
    No plastic on the glass
    Photocopier reports no problems
    No tea etc, etc spillages.
    Plugged in, lights on - good to go.

    "I just put more paper in, because it had run out" was the answer to my question.

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    You will never guess...............................
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