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    Who would you interview?

    Who in the linux industry would you like to sit down with and ask a few questions?

    Why them?

    What 5 questions would you ask?

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    Re:Who would you interview?

    ATM I would like an interview with the X developers. My number 1 question would be:

    How do I fix my fonts in Gentoo?

    Then I'd move onto the Gentoo developers to ask:

    Why the hell is fox-calculator not an ebuild?

    Linus:

    When will 2.6.x be out? (I bet he gets this one all the time )

    Omoshiroi:

    When are you going to pass my post count? ;D

    alastair:

    Just plain ole !slap Ok this one's a command.
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    yeah id ask linus the same Q as skynet would. and the answer to skynets question is, getting there, probably in a month or so.
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    Ok, I'm going to have to change question one, because I've got my font problem solved.

    The question is still for the X developers, but just modified.

    How do set X to startup with a default dpi of 112 or any setting I want for that matter. I already know how to do this for graphical servers, but I'm wanting to do this from the command line startx without the need for -- -dpi value
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyNet
    How do I fix my fonts in Gentoo?
    RTFM!! :P :P
    My fonts in gentoo were really nice once i installed a font server. i posted it in the thread that you were talking about it in.

    Why the hell is fox-calculator not an ebuild?
    because no one has requested it. Make one and submit it to the bugzilla (i think thats what you do)

    When will 2.6.x be out? (I bet he gets this one all the time )
    When all these people stop asking me when will it be out ;-)

    When are you going to pass my post count? ;D
    never!

    Just plain ole !slap Ok this one's a command.

    <Oscar> Oh yeah SkyNet, like i'd slap my good buddy alastair
    *Oscar slaps SkyNet like a cheap hooker

    Muhahahahahaha!!

    Oh, you wern't asking me all the questions... maybe i should stop ;D

    Alastair
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    Heh, Alastair. You don't want to know how many manuals I read. I also tried to install a font server as well. None of these things helped me any because what it came down to was X dpi resolution which isn't tied into any font at all.

    I'll try to explain this better. Basically if you're using 100 dpi fonts then somethings will look larger, and cleaner, but others like gAIM for example will still be on the X setting dpi, and in my case that was really small.

    Right now all my fonts are rather large. I figured out why though. I'm using 100 dpi fonts with 112 dpi in X. I looked at my other Linux box, which is using 75 dpi fonts at 112 dpi in X. So I'll switch to that later, and everything should be nice.

    Although that's going to mean that some things in Mozilla-Firebird don't display at a good res, and will be small, but I also figured out that you can adjust Moz's res independent of X, isn't that nice
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    Hmmm
    I see what you mean, i thought you were still at the problem of the fonts not looking nice.
    I didn't have to do any DPI stuff with my gentoo install, but i run at a smaller res than you.
    This might be something to take up with the gentoo developers as something to add to their documentation on configuring X

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    Re:Who would you interview?

    Quote Originally Posted by alastair
    This might be something to take up with the gentoo developers as something to add to their documentation on configuring X
    Yes, I believe you are right.
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    Re:Who would you interview?

    i would ask redhat why they would say: Redhat recommends Windows for consumers



    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39117575,00.htm > > > > >

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    Re:Who would you interview?

    I would ask ZDnet why they decided to use that title....
    I gotta say i agree with the general gist of the atricle,
    use linux in servers and as a corporate desktop, but don't shove a copy at your mum and tell her to use it.
    Gotta say that rh dude has guts , good to see someone actually telling the truth and not being afraid of it...

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