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DSL Program

I'm wondering if there is a Ubuntu based program for DSL. I have a program from my ISP but it only works in Windoze. I'm hoping that there is one that works in Debian/Ubuntu/Unix. Where can I get it?

How to set up host interface networking for VirtualBox on Ubuntu

To start, NAT is by far the easiest way to get your guests connected to the interweb, but you may want to use the guests as servers. For this you need Host Networking.To configure Host Networking you need to configure network bridging, you basically go through four steps on the host machine

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Howto set up a Wireless Bridge in Debian

A wireless router is great when toting a computer with a wireless interface around, but moving a wired computer to another room or floor often means stringing an unsightly Ethernet cable through the house. The alternative is buying a wireless adapter, hoping that a Linux driver is available for it (there often isn’t). Even a wireless interface is no good when used out of range of the wireless router.

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erase DVD or CD

I am a newbie. Lots of things are working fine but I want to erase a R/W DVD and the HELP files were no help. How do I do that? In Terminal, rm -r as superuser??

File and Printer sharing troubles

I've installed Intrepid on a PS3, and I'm trying to share the printer I've installed with Win XP laptops on the network.

The PS3 can see the laptops and I can transfer files using the PS3, but XP can't see the PS3.

I have edited the /etc/samba/smb.conf file to change the workgroup to the same as the XP laptops (MSHOME), and restarted, but the XP machines still cannot see the PS3. Is there anything else I need to do to make the PS3 visable to the XP machines?

Thanks in advance!


Brand new to linux. I managed to create a live cd that boots and begins to run linux. After a time the screen goes blank, the cd is not active (no light) and the first hard drive becomes active (drive light is on). The screen remains dark for at least 30 minutes. What should I do?

Chilirec.com dosent work?

I cant enter chilirec.com?
i use Firefox but i dont know if i have the latest version.
Do u know where i can find it?
thanks alot

Install SugarCRM community edition in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Server

SugarCRM is a complete CRM system for businesses of all sizes. Core CRM functionality includes sales force automation, marketing campaigns, support cases, project management, calendaring, and more. It supports MySQL and MS SQL Server.

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Easier file renaming with renameutils

Ever been faced with a collection of files that need renaming and nearly gone mad from trying to do it manually? Lots of typing mv, or lots of right click -> rename. Enter qmv, part of renameutils.

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How to configure USB Mobile CDMA Modem

I am trying to connect internet through my Alcatel USB Mobile CDMA Mobile (Qualcomm USB Modem 3197). By using ScanModem tool I found the following message:
ID 05c6:3197 Qualcomm, Inc. CDMA Wireless Modem/Phone
USB modem not recognised.

Please help me regarding this issue.


[Help] knowldedge sharing in Ubuntux

Dear friends
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Check Your Mysql Server Performance with MySQLTuner

MySQLTuner is a script written in Perl that will assist you with your MySQL configuration and make recommendations for increased performance and stability. Within seconds, it will display statistics about your MySQL installation and the areas where it can be improved.

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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu 8.10

MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It’s also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

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no way to contact ubuntuX

most of the links are a bit messed up
"contact us"

takes you to "page not found"
all the great screenshots and wallpaper are gone

i do like the new site but needs some link checking ;-D

i am posting here hoping someone will read this
Phantom the new guy

Ubuntu 8 server - Problem with x windows

I installed Ubuntu 8 server and it seemed to go very well until I tried to get into the x windows system. I tried running startx, and it told me I needed to be logged in as root. (I tried to login using my user account peterv.) I logged in as root and ran start x and it said it couldn't find the program. I had done an apt get of xinit, and it told me to get x11-common instead. When I tried that, it said x11-common is already installed. I'm stumped. Can anyone help me out? I'm a Ubuntu novice, so I'd appreciate any help.