Past News

For : MepisGuides

Auction Status Failed

Okay, the auctions failed... little wonder. Not even I buy computer parts off of EBAY.  The systems, however, are somewhat still avaialble.  From this point, they are up for sale directly for $300 each on the desktops, and will include the monitor, and will also ship with a keyboard, mouse, and some speakers.. The Gateway is still at $350.  Email information is at the bottom of the page.

Information pages are also up on MepisGuides.com



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Give some thanks to SilverBear for the fixed .css style sheet.

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Mepis 6.5 has Been released.  First install Guide is uploaded. Torrents are listed at http://www.mepislovers.org


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Gamenikki.com is back up. Thank you for your patience and not flooding my email this time.

Gamenikki.com is currently having issues with Registerfly. We are aware and are working to resolve those issues. We are aware that the Gamenikki site is not accessible.

-Jason Frothingham
Gamenikki.com
Mepisguides.com

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Big Ticket Items

Okay... this is probably the second most nerve racking entry I have made. I need to chose my words carefully as I don't want what I am about to write to be taken the wrong way. As has been mentioned in the Mepis Lovers forums, on the various blogging sites I have used, and on Gamenikki, I try to go out of my way to test and retest software and hardware under a variety of conditions. One of the reasons for the repetitive KDE tips and tricks guides is that I use Linux as a Personal Media Center, and I try to show how to get Mepis into a useable state for a 10 foot interface.  Well, the TV that I have been using for the past several years, a 27" Panasonic CRT, has decided to stop working for me. So, I am in need of a new TV. However, this is not something I feel that I can come out and just "ask" for. Short of somebody coming to my testing lab and seeing it, there is not a tangible benifit to any donations for the TV.  While talking with a friend about how to handle the damaged hardware and replacing it, the suggestion was made to create a list on MepisGuides detailing what hardware it would be nice for me to have, or what hardware I am not in possession of or able to get my hands on to work with. If donators felt like either donating funds towards the hardware and or the hardware itself, scan the reciepts and link the images of the reciepts against the purchased products. If a vendor donates a product for the explicit use of testing in a Linux Enviroment, clearly link back to the vendor, and notate the hardware wish list has bene filled by whoever.

I can't say I have any better ideas, so, here goes : Wish List Page

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Site update : tried something new with the CSS editor under NVU. Set the background color to "Importance" and then used the Page Colors properties to set the darker link text colors that I've been using in recent guides. Turned the size back down on the guides where I enlarged the size.  However, in doing so, I lose the grey background of the page when it is actually published, and get a white background instead.

The color modified page can be found here :  Testing Index Page

If anybody knows how to work the CSS to darken the link colors, or the page, drop me a line. Contact Email Address's listed at bottom of page.

Removed Lower Section of the Page and posted Contact Information..  Yes I am aware that the botttom pictures are missing


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Added Install guide for workaround bug in Mepis 6.5 Beta 6. Added Walkthough guide for Mozilla Pluginreg.dat. Added several user-tools guides, as well as tow guides for ATi driver acceleration.

The Donations Page is somewhat active. I am aware that it is not very professional looking. I really need to break down the seperate parts of the page into easier to follow segments.

Also made some changes to the Mepis 6 section. Trying to make the guides a little bit easier to navigate. Increased the font size and changed some of the color headings. Tell me if this is working, or if the older style used in the Mepis 3.x / 2004.x is fine.

je.saist

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In addition to newly uploaded guides, I've also changed the text color on Mepis 6, Windows NT5, and Mepis 3.x/200x as well as made the text larger, so that the sections stand out a little bit more.

je.saist

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Added Cedega Install and Configuration Guide

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Added 12 new guides built on Mepis-6, including one built on the recent Mepis64 Beta 4.

Added 5 guides for Microsoft Windows covering preperation to re-size an NTFS or FAT32 partition on single drive systems where removing Windows completely is not an option.

Added a Hardware report page from a Dell System using Pentium-D under Mepis-64.

Oh, and if you have been using the older jason @ mepisguides dot com address, that has at this point been turned off at the server level. As shown in the Evolution guide, it was capping the acceptance level with all the spam. New contact addresses are listed at http://zerias.blogspot.com

You'll need to look back in October while I figure out a good way to give my email out without getting flooded with spam again. (the entry where I mention that I'd like to do the Guides and Linux support full time)

je.saist


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Added two new guides for Mepis-6

Working on Donations Page. Donations link still points to Utilities

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Added Printer Blitz to Completed guides. Activated some FTI files.

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Added Printer Blitz and cleaned up some of the linkings. Fixed pictures 36a, 36b, 37a, and 37b in KDE Tricks. Sorted some more guides into blitz's.

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Added Install Blitz to Completed Guides.  Moved FireFox Blitz up to Completed Guides.

je.saist

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Wow... what happened to the front page?  You can thank comprookie2000 for the overhauled front end. His effort is... well, point blank, several times better than anything I accomplished.  Here goes to hoping I don't break his new page trying to update.

je.saist



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I updated? Yeah.

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Well, the Blitz's went all right.  Guides for FireFox, Opera, Evolution, and other useful programs are now up.  Also new are guides to Synaptic and Mupen64.

je.saist

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Prepare for a blitz of guides:

je.saist

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I decided to add borders into the format for a couple of the tables to help separate sections.  Hows it work?  Also, registered a gmail address : mepisguides@gmail.com

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Due to people who somewhat declared that I should be banned from ever designing webpages due to something about being COLOR BLIND the different colors page has been nixed.

je.saist


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The pending guides took a sad hit recently.  I discovered that there is a physical error in Disc 1 of the Install disc for Unreal Tournament 2003.  Sadly this error was caused by something punching through from the label side of the disc, and cannot be repaired.

So for now, a multi-disc UT guide is not forthcoming.  Sorry folks.

je.saist