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Optical Mouse not working

When i loaded 7.04 my optical mouse does not work. No even a light shows on the mouse. Is there a solution to fixing the mouse problem? Should various mouse setups not come standard with Ubuntu?

Installing Google Desktop On PCLinuxOS 2007 And Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This article shows how you can install the Linux version of Google Desktop on a PCLinuxOS 2007 desktop and an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) desktop. Although the program is still marked as beta, Linux users can already search for text inside documents, local email messages, their Web history, and their Gmail accounts. http://www.howtoforge.com/google_desktop_pclinuxos_ubuntu

My new tattoo

    The past couple of weeks ive been pondering what my next tat will be.  Well ive decided to have it be the ring three dot linux/ubuntu symbol.  I don't know, but I'm positive it will look great on my upper back around the shoulder blade.

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt. It does not simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. Moreover there is no way to check the size of the encrypted directory/HDD/partition. TrueCrypt is available for Windows and Linux. http://www.howtoforge.com/truecrypt_data_encryption

Binson Camera, NB Pro

Is someone has a driver of a Binson Camera, NB Pro for ubuntu?

error install ubuntu 7.04

dear ubuntu-er,last week i had 2 ubuntu 7.04 CD. i try to install but the Live CD wont run. an error message also appear, the message is: "there was an error starting the GNOME Setting Daemon. Something such as themes, sounds, or background settings may not work correctly. The last error message was: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply time out expired, or the network connection was broken. GNOME will still try to restart the Setting Daemon next time you log in". what's the meaning of this error?please help!!!i use intel p3 800 mhz, 128 mb, 20 gb HDD, geforce 4 mx 440, asus cd-rw drive

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed. Xen lets you create guest operating systems (*nix operating systems like Linux and FreeBSD), so called virtual machines or domUs, under a host operating system (dom0). http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_7.04_xen_from_repositories

Entering A Safe Mirror When Logging In With Unionfs And Chroot

When reading a hint on the website of LinuxFromScratch I discovered the special capabilities of unionfs, specially in combination with chroot. Later I read a HowTo on a wikiwebsite of Gentoo, about entering a chrooted home directory when using a special script as shell. Combining these two brings me to using a chrooted environment, which you enter when logging in as a special user. This environment is an exact copy (mirror) of the system you are working on. Because you are in safe copy of the real system, you can do whatever you like, it will never change the system, everything stays inside the cache (the readwrite branch). http://www.howtoforge.com/safe_mirror_unionfs_chroot

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm On Debian Etch

This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new). These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm (Postfix Log Entry Summarizer) can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

http://www.howtoforge.com/mailgraph_pflogsumm_debian_etch

Won't install Java

One day my computer came on and said i no longer had an operating system.  So i reinstalled.  Since then I have been unable to install Java and almost anything else.  I get an error message saying all the nessecary files could not be found, doesnt matter if i go direct to the site, use the terminal, package manager , none of it works.  I have an older machine , a pIII with only ten g  but it did work for a time.  any thoughts?

Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook

Recently I read the book "Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 2nd Edition: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook" from Rickford Grant.

Rickford Grant's approach to teaching Linux in this book is user-friendliness. Rest assured, you will have a most understanding, patient, and genial guide as you embark upon this Linux adventure.

Full of tips, tricks, and helpful pointers, the book is a hands-on, project-based, take-it-slow guidebook intended for those interested in - but nervous about - switching to the Linux operating system. Step-by-step projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts, helping you absorb and apply what you've learned.

Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks covers all the topics likely to be of interest to an average desktop user. Inside, you'll learn to:
* Download and install free applications, games, and utilities
* Connect to the Internet and wireless networks
* Configure your hardware, including printers, scanners, and removable storage devices
* Watch DVDs, listen to music, and even sync your iPod
* Download photos and videos from your digital camera, then edit and share them
* Tackle more advanced tasks as soon as you're ready

Whether you're new to computers, looking for a painfree way to make the Linux switch, or just want a low-cost alternative to Windows, Ubuntu is for you. The book from Rickford Grant explains tech concepts in an inviting and effective style - less like an instructor and more like an easygoing friend who doesn't mind answering your questions. It is the perfect companion to your Ubuntu Linux adventures. Full recommendation from me.

Virtual Hosting With vsftpd And MySQL On Debian Etch

Vsftpd is one of the most secure and fastest FTP servers for Linux. Usually vsftpd is configured to work with system users. This document describes how to install a vsftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. http://www.howtoforge.com/vsftpd_mysql_debian_etch

Installing And Working With Xoops Under Ubuntu 6.10

I want to show you how to install Xoops on Ubuntu. I used the Ubuntu 6.10 Server Edition, but it will probably work on other systems as well. Xoops is a modern Content-Management-System which can be extended with a variety of modules. http://www.howtoforge.com/xoops_ubuntu

Setting Up Postfix As A Backup MX

In this tutorial I will show how you can set up a Postfix mailserver as a backup mail exchanger for a domain so that it accepts mails for this domain in case the primary mail exchanger is down or unreachable, and passes the mails on to the primary MX once that one is up again. http://www.howtoforge.com/postfix_backup_mx

Sound Juicer profiles

Hello, I'm using Ubuntu 7.04 and Sound Juicer has by default several non-proprietary audio profiles. I've created an Mp3 one, because of my Mp3 portable player. I've followed the instructions mentioned in the program's help and I've installed the GStreamer LAME codec. Selecting the "Active" box hasn't produced any results because it doesn't show on the list of available options when choosing the ripping format. I've installed and uninstalled Sound Juicer but the problem persists. Can anyone give me a help solving this problem?Thanks