Preston Grall – Lame Author – Firefox 3.6


I was looking through some posts about Firefox 3.6 and laughed as I still see that misinformed writers (Preston Gralla) and blog comment posters still blame Linux Operating Systems for 3rd party application developer failings.

Their idea is:
A: If Firefox developers create a Windows .exe installer for Firefox, then Windows is great.
B: If Firefox developers create a Firefox zip file that has to be compiled for Linux, then Linux still isn’t ready for the masses.

Let’stry this way of thinking on Preston Grall and Joe Bloggs

Ok, I think the Captcha system I had to use to comment on the post by Preston Gralla was unintuitive and hard to see, therefore Preston Gralla’s articles aren’t quite ready for primetime website use.

How does that sound? It’s all Preston’s fault. After all, that Captcha has to be used to comment on Preston’s posts, so Preston is crap.
On another blog by Joe Bloggs, I could just post with an easy to read Captcha, therefore Joe Bloggs is far superior to Preston Grall, all because the 3rd party Captcha wasn’t a problem.

Getting sick of lame not-talent writers deliberately posting misleading titles for digg-hits and troll comments by using anti-linux phrasing.

What’s more, these kind of posts always get jumped on by Windows using retards and Linux zealots who give the rest of us a bad name.

Rant over.



Howto Splashy on Debian

Tired of watching screens full of hardware releated info scrolling past during Startup and shutdown.

Welcome to the world of Splash Screen, Screenshots Here

In earlier stage bootsplash screen was configured throught a lot of kernel hacking and using it has a hell lot of hardwork including recompilling of kernel.

But the newest form SPLASHY in a userspace implementation of kernel so that it provides all the necessary features right at userspace.

In debian installing splashy is just a matter of few commands

1) IF you don’t have unstable repo’s in your source list then follow it otherwise skip to step 3

echo "deb unstable main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
echo “deb-src unstable main contrib non-free” >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2) then apt-get update

3) last apt-get install splashy splashy-themes

After this what you need to is just one thing

open your menu.lst (/boot/grub/menu.lst)
and in the line with kernel value add these words at the end of that line

"vga=791 splash quiet"

Ex : – kernel /boot/vmlinuz ro root=/dev/hda8 ro vga=791 splash quiet

To run Splashy from initramfs you need to create a new initramfs image. An initramfs image is a little system that is

launched during the kernel’s initalization, before the system starts.

During Splashy’s installation Splashy sets everything up so you can get it integrated into initramfs whenever you wish by

just running a single command.

But first you must edit /etc/default/splashy and set ENABLE_INITRAMFS=1 so that Splashy will integrate itself into future initramfs images.

update-initramfs -u -t -k `uname -r`

then reboot and you will have a slashy desktop


All the themes are by defaults installed in /etc/splashy/themes

configuration for splashy is in/etc/splashy/config.xml

and configuration for respective themes is available in /etc/splash/themes/ in XML file format

some of the configuration’s that can be done include changing the colour theme as well as the progress bar size color

direction and image shown.


Once the theme is installed, just run splashy_config -s where name is the name of the theme

To get the complete list of all the splashy themes installed just type in

splashy_config --info

I hope this article will help you all.

Original Source HERE


Stepping down as Dreamlinux Forums Owner/Admin

Well, you read it right. After two years of devoting a lot free time along with my fellow LxH Crew members to the support of an amazing distro, I have decided that work and family commitments have to come first and I have to reduce my time online.

It was a hard decision to make as being the founder of Dreamlinux forums has probably been one of my best experiences over the last two years. I made a lot of friends, got to work with some amazing developers and Linux users.

The Dreamlinux community has over 5000 members now, and is a quality community who are always willing to help and give 100% to their distro. A forum is nothing without quality members, no matter how many there are.

We tried to create a place where we personally would like to hang out. No oppressive moderators, no forum councils or 10 page Codes of Conduct, and no pedantic members constantly reporting posts, pointing out the rules, in their quest to become forum staff. A Linux, community should never end up that way.

I feel that we, the LxH Crew, did a great job in contributing to this still growing community, which I am proud to have been a part of. Sadly, all good things come to an end, and I will now dedicate my freetime to LxH which is, has been and always will be /home for me. You see? It’s quality, not quantity that counts. DLF and LxH both have those attributes.

I just want to say thank to the members who have created an amazing environment, my fellow LxH members who all contributed equally to the construction and running of the forum, and last but not least, the Dreamlinux devs for producing an amazing distro and entrusting us, the LxH Crew with the responsibility of supporting their distro.

I have handed over the forum to djsroknrol who will now be the new Administrator.