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new user anti virus

 is there an antivirus software for ubuntu and if so what should i use


I just started using the terminal. When i $ sudo updatedb i get Password[]

i type and type and can not get any characters to move pass the cursor next to the d. in password. It will not let me go past the password by not taking anything i type in. Is there a solution to this?


PS/2 Mouse not recognized after installation of Feisty Fawn - worked under XP Pro? Firmware flashed.

Hi,Disclaimer:  I'm totally new to Ubuntu.  Installed and played with Redhat 9 a few years ago.  Strong on PC hardware and Windows flavors.Had a working PC with WinXP Pro with PS/2 mouse working.  IBM Aptiva 2170-90.  (500MHz, 256M, 13G)Began install of Ubuntu 7.04? (Feisty Fawn) and noticed a BIOS firmware date note on 2000 cutoff so I aborted the installation.  Found a more recent BIOS and flashed the motherboard, then proceeded to install.Everything installed fine but the mouse doesn't work.  Tried another mouse, still nothing.  Reviewed the hardware list and the mouse "driver" is shown and configured as a PS/2 mouse.I did see a second mouse defined as a mac mouse.  Didn't see a way to "delete" defined hardware.Any idea's?Thanks in advance.


I have installed googleearth as follows,
¨sudo aptitude install googleearth"
but when I run it, it kicks me out to log in screen. I appreciate ideas how to uninstall it, as I would try it with automatix2, or how to fix it.

Optical mouse not working

MS optical mouse not working after installing 7.04? Is there a mouse that will work if i buy one?

Installing ModSecurity2 On Debian Etch

This article shows how to install and configure ModSecurity (version 2) for use with Apache2 on a Debian Etch system. ModSecurity is an Apache module that provides intrusion detection and prevention for web applications. It aims at shielding web applications from known and unknown attacks, such as SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting, path traversal attacks, etc. http://www.howtoforge.com/apache2_mod_security_debian_etch

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.