[nSLUG] InstallFest 2007.2 - April 22 Reminder

Jack Warkentin jwark at eastlink.ca
Fri Apr 20 21:24:37 ADT 2007

Hi Chris

I will be bringing my AMD64-based laptop, on which I am currently 
using Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake. I also have a pre-release 
version of Debian Etch and Libranet 3.0 on the machine. Here are the 
things I would like help with.

1. How to get the X-server to respond to ctrl/alt-DEL, 
ctrl/alt-BACKSPACE, etc. It responds to ctrl/alt-PLUS and 
ctrl/alt-MINUS for changing the screen resolution, and ctrl/alt-Fi 
for changing consoles, but not the others. The machine has ATI video 
and I am running the fglrx driver.

2. How to get hibernate (ie suspend to disk) working properly. There 
is a shell script /etc/acpi/hibernate.sh which works, but it requires 
root privileges. I want to be able to get the machine to hibernate 
when the lid is closed and restart when the lid is opened.

3. I would like to know how to configure gconf settings without having 
to use a text editor. Some months ago I looked for some kind of 
application that would allow this and was unsuccessful.

4. I have started using xfce because I don't like the monolithic 
nature of both gnome and kde. I have one big problem. So far I have 
found no way of setting up the ability to resize a window using the 
top edge. Resizing using the side and bottome edges and the corners 
works fine, but not using the top edge. I find this to be a real 



On Monday 09 April 2007 11:49, Chris Jordan wrote:
> Hey all,
> Just a quick reminder that Dal-ACM will be holding its second  
> InstallFest of the year this April 22 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There  
> will be food and drinks for everyone. The cash bar, selling beer and  
> pizza, will open at 3:00 pm.
> If you are planning to come out, whether it is just to observe or
> you have a system that you want to play with, please send us an RSVP
> at events AT dal-acm DOT ca. If you are bringing in a system, please 
> remember to include your system specs.

Jack Warkentin, phone 902-404-0457, email jwark at eastlink.ca
39 Inverness Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3P 1X6


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