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Burning or Writing DVDs Under Debian

If you want to burn DVD's in debian you need to install the "dvd+rw-tools" package.dvd+rw-tools makes it possible to burn DVD images created by dvdauthor or mkisofs to DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW disks, replacing cdrecord-proDVD in many cases. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/burningdvd.htm

Day two with Dapper Drake

Currently, I'm compiling Gaim 2.0.0-beta 3, going to test it out, the beta2 were great, but still, gaim lacks some msn messenger -only features, like custom smileys, I use those, that is why it is hard to start using gaim, now I've used amsn (cause it supports Webcam and custom smilies).

Dapper Drake will be awsome, when it is released, I hope that all the bugs are fixed for the final version, Open-Office has some nasty bugs, like now I'm using gnome 2.14.1 with default settings, and Open-Office has bug: I can't view the menu's nor icons. Screenshot here

Greetings, this is my blog about Ubuntu Linux


This is my first blog entry, It's almost time for a summer vacation from the college, So I could format my computer happily from all the windows trash etc. (I have to use windows, cause the homework which require programs like Visual Basic 6/.NET, Photoshop CS2). But now I don't need those anymore, so I saw this as a change, to test the Dapper Drake.

Yesterday I installed the Dapper Drake flight 7, and I'm really happy about all this, XGL is working perfectly with Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT, I didn't even have to mess with the xorg.conf (much), but one thing I noticed, the DRI module is broken? or so I heard

mod@kaizoku:~$ glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No

I tried everything to enable it, but no luck, I had some other problems too, like pressing shift & backspace, that zap's the X, like pressing ctrl+alt+backspace. I noticed some bugs in Konqueror 3.5 too, like the OS selection dropdown box at http://www.opera.com/ doesn't work, didn't really have time to check the sourcecode.

Installing and Configuring Oracle Database XE

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database forDevelopers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applicationsDBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deploymentIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of chargeEducational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculumhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oracle.htm

XWindows on IBM T43 Thinkpad.

I have a really strange problem which I am hoping that someone here can fix. I have a T43 IBM thinkpad that I just loaded Breezy Badger on. The install went fine, and the startup splash screen come up just fine, but when it comes time for the login screen to come up the external monitor goes blank and says it has lost it's connection.The strange part is that when I remove the laptop from the docking station it comes up perfectly. I can login and use Gnome just fine.Is there some setting I need to change so that I can use Ubuntu on my external monitor?Thanks!Jason

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslog-ng.htmOne more thing is most of the users look for web interface for syslog-NG for this http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslogngweb.htm

Help!!! Mozilla firefox keeps on crashing

anyone here who can help me. i am using ubuntu in gnome, and i have firefox but it keeps on crashing for about 10 to 15 minutes and i cant get things done because of this.please helpthanks

Please HELP - Linux trouble

Can anyone please help.  I just installed linux 5.10 in a dual startup with WinXP.  After I enter my username and password,  Linux just hangs there.  There's no icons or start menu and I can hear the CPU fan speading up-meaning the CPU is for some or other reason working quite hard.  I then have to manually reset my PC.What can the problem be and what will sort it out.

Ubuntu- YES!

I am reasonably new to linux having only had experience with some unix servers previously, but was coerced into installing ubuntu by an office buddy with too much linux love. Admittedly the coercion didn't take long, as I had attempted to install gentoo and got about a third of the way, by which point I was bored and annoyed. After installing hoary from cd I immediately upgraded to breezy so as to have a reasonably clean install. After destroying this operating system via a series of failed installations of various programs I gave up and reinstalled hoary. Everything works. Everything is stable. Everyting is easy with ubuntu. I love it. I can run everything I want and without crashing, stuttering, screen failure etc which windows delights in. I am currently writing a thesis in LaTex and was writing it in Windows. After the third mutilating crash and destruction of my thesis, again, I new I needed something different. Ubuntu was waiting. Truly great- and with easy bibtex editors too. And of course a little direction from the now ever friendly office buddy.

Install modem

I am very new to Linux so please bare with a "n00bie".I have been trying to install a serial modem on my laptop and I seem to be getting more confused by the minute. It is a Hayes 56k (nothing but dialup where I live) modem and I need some step by step instructions. Please keep in mind I need them to be"dumbed up" pretty good.Also, how do I set up "root" priviledgesThanks 

Can't start ubuntu in grphical mode

I've installed ubuntu 5.04, 5.10 and 6.06 beta on my pc many times already, and each time i install i will get error message "Failed to start the X server (your ghapical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagose the pronblem?" and when i answer YES, i got all the stuff that i don't know on the screen. my pc specification is: HDD 160G with 8partitions , AMD 3800+ x2 64bit, Radeon X700 PCI E 256MB, Gigabit A8N Sli Mother board. Sorry i really novice about linux and really want to install Ubuntu.

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tarbackup.htm

How to login as root in ubuntu

hi everyone im not able to login as root in ubuntu can anyone help me in this regard.. the problem is i login to gnome and click on system/adminitration/usersandgroups it asks 4 the paeeword only the hour glass button is showed for a while and it is not started at all can any one help me in this rgardthanksregards...

(k)Ubuntu wont recognize my ipod nano, and wont even create a /dev/ entry

What's wrong here? I had recently purchased a 2 GB ipod nano and it works with a windoze machine. It also is recognised when i loaded knoppix to test. But ubuntu wont even recognize it. I cant even see a /dev/ entry. But when I plug in my usb flash drive, it works. Just the ipod cant be seen. When i do lsusb, I get this:==============================================================Bus 009 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 008 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 007 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 006 Device 003: ID 05ac:120a Apple Computer, Inc.Bus 006 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0c16:0001 Gyration, Inc.Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000===========================================================The only problem is, I can't mount the ipod because it;s not in /dev/. What do I do?