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Ya era hora...

Ya era hora de dejar de ayudar a engordar el imperio Mitosoft. Está claro que MS ha llevado un ordenador a casi todas las partes del mundo, pero una cosa que he podido aprender en los años que llevo viviendo en esta "esfera gigante" es que los monopolios no son buena cosa, en cualquier ámbito. En el momento que dependes de algo... estás teniendo una debilidad. Y cuando dependes totalmente... pasas a ser un esclavo. Windows ofrece al usuario medio (teóricamente a cambio de dinero, no lo olvidemos) la posibilidad de realizar tareas bastante complejas con relativa facilidad, lo cual está muy bien y no rebato, pero también es cierto que se trata de un super alto nivel forzado, que no te deja entender qué es lo que ocurre debajo. Bien, "no es necesario saber cómo funciona el protocolo TCP/IP para navegar por internet", cierto, y tampoco es necesario saber mecánica para conducir un coche pero... ¿y si quieres saber como funciona? - Pues Linux.

"expected NULL handler on exit"

I'm in Australia and I suffer from Ubuntu fog. I've downloaded both versions of the system but run into installation problems:

  • My machine runs Win XP

The boot takes but when it approaches the shell I get "hdc:ide_intr:huh?expected NULL handler on exit". And then I get: Buffer I/Oerror on device hdc , logical block ..." then i get a series of consecutive  numbers each time -- 0-7.I find it diffcult to comprehgend the Ubuntu language and have no idea what to do in res;ponse to this complciation. I'm sure there's a FAQ dealing with this but after touruing  afew other Ubuntu forums I cannot find ANSWERS. I'm hoping this is a forum I can relate to goevn my low geek status.If I can only install the thing I'd be able to learn how to use it....It's telling my machine has a few problems right? And this may mean I'm nbot going to use Ubuntu on it?dave riley

A virus on the cd!


I love Ubuntu

I don't feel like turning back either. (to M$)I love it because:

  1. Wine allows me to play windows apps anyway
  2. Wireless Keyboard battery indicator
  3. Easy to install alot of different packages
  4. It's the only operating system I can *legally* install. (I dont bother messing with buying windows xp)
  5. Live CD/Install combo- I liked being able to use the operating system before it even started installing!
  6. Has software I been using anyway: I always have been using FOSS software on Windows anyway (Firefox, Gaim, Gimp, Open Office.. etc)
  7. My parents are happy with it
  8. Easy ubuntu made it easy to install support for apple and m$ formats as well as flash and java.
  9. Bash is very amazing at what It can do!

help needed

i'm total new for the world of linux..ubuntu is my first trial..i read the speech of prisedent bill clinton about the need for ubuntu in the human live..he mean the african world..so i google the net searchimg about a new site for chating to whome want the world better anyhow i find ubuntu..i did't get anger..i like the idea of throwing windows away..but i have many problem first & the worst "unable to mount the drive" & after alot of trails at last i accessed to one drive but "the folder  content could not be displayed"it insist that i"m not the owner???!!if any one could help me??!!

Powerbook G3 problems

I recently revived an old Powerbook G3 Pismo (the one with the firewire ports) and decided to install ubuntu on it to play around and check it out. After installation Ubuntu would not properly start - I got a series of messages about GNOME not being able to start, Nautilus aborting and a third which I forget. It turns out that Ubuntu won't start up if there is no date in the computer. My PRAM battery had died and I had found a new one - but the date still hadn't been set. The problem was solved by logging into a terminal session and setting the date - bingo, everything works fine. Just thought this might be helpful to somebody - it stopped me in my tracks for a while.

How To Implement SPF In Postfix

This tutorial shows how to implement SPF (Sender Policy Framework) in a Postfix 2.x installation. The Sender Policy Framework is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. There are lots of SPF extensions and patches available for Postfix, but most require that you recompile Postfix. Therefore we will install the postfix-policyd-spf-perl package from openspf.org which is a Perl package and can be implemented in existing Postfix installations (no Postfix compilation required). http://www.howtoforge.com/postfix_spf

Kubuntu 6.06 installer crashes at hardware detection

Hello (k)ubuntuers,I´ve tried to install Kubuntu 6.06 DE (because of LTS) several times but the installer keeps crashing at hardware detection.So I took grub from my old Warty installation and fired the system up!Some steps were not done and I didn´t find an option do restart ubiquity just after the module it tried to probe.Now I have several problems:I have to adjust the console to utf or ISO 8859-15-charset, the timezone and so on.Where do I find this settings and where can I find information about the needed variable strings?The manage groups/users option in KDE is not working because that program/module is missing/etc/shadow is missing. I can´t use kdesu. How can I achieve that passwd also makes a shadow entry? The home directory mount point was created succussfully with uid=1000 but the default user wasn´t created (did it manually).I want to uninstall the nvidia-glx-packages and want to use the nvidia-yyyxx-.sh-files instead.

Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu

Auth Shadow or mod-auth-shadow is a module for apache (and apache2, sort of) that enables authentication against /etc/shadow. The benefits being that any system user with a password can be authenticated for web_dav, subversion or simply an https server. The only other way to do this is with PAM. That method is dangerous because the apache user (www-data in my case) must be able to read /etc/shadow. Obviously, not a good idea. Auth Shadow accomplishes this safely by using a intermediate program called validate. This works because validate can be owned by root but executable by everyone. In the event that your server is compromised through apache, your password file will not be readable. http://www.howtoforge.com/apache_mod_auth_shadow_debian_ubuntu

Fedora's fall from grace..

Did anyone catch the articles appearing today about Eric S. Raymond and his dropping
any interest in Fedora Core, whose development team has really 'blown it' over the
proprietary codec issues.
He's finally realizing (as many of us already have)that no Linux distro stands a
chance in the real world without the ability (on some reasonable level)to play a DVD
or any video without an engineering degree..!
Newb's will not abandon M$ (whose media player can do all these things by default)if,
unlike Ubuntu,developers don't include this to some degree.

How to Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu

Songbird™ is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox®, it is built from Mozilla®, cross-platform and open source.

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Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable.Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon. The “vs” stands for Very Secure. Full Story

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package. http://www.howtoforge.com/apt_file_debian_ubuntu

Installing Kubuntu on Dell Optiplex GX260

I am trying to install the above on the above computer but it just locks up and is not interested!! I am able to install windows and have tried suse 10.2, but really want Kubuntu. How do I get around this? Also, I wish to install in on another machine which has an old version of mandrake on it, partitioned from Windows XP (dual boot). How do I make sure I install over the old Linux partition and NOT the XP partition as I have stuff still on it that I need?CheersTim

Display and sound drivers

Hi,my old pc, using ubuntu has dyed. I've just bought new notebook pc, IBM-Lenovo 3000 n100. I would like to continue use ubuntu in my new pc. But there are two problems: n100 uses desktop resolution 1200x800. System control can use this video resolution (it lets to check the box for use) but it still do not turn on this resolution, just shows error message, that display has a problem, at lower resolution display view is smooth. Don't like this. In winxp it works perfectly, when I have installed display drivers.The same with a sound. No sound at all. Probing sound devices, also changing sound deamons has no effect.I think these problems has occured because there is no drivers for new hardware.OK, I tryed to download drivers for my PC form lenovo, but it has drivers only for windows XP. And I am not so keen on windoz..:(Can You help me, or have any ideas how I can use ubuntu in my PC with normal screen and sound?Thanks guys for any info.