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Betcha cant ....

while i'm trying to sort my ubuntu .... i have been trying to get some help with a couple of old mac boxes for some time, but i'm really pc man. :(  and i have tried several MAC forums and they have all been really unresponsive. soo.. can anyone recommend a friendly MAC forum? i'm just trying to network an old 8.6 (?) and 9.3 (?) to the shares. 

ubuntu circles

helloubuntu is sending me around in circles again! lost my password, so gone into single user and reset the root password, then tried to go into the gui as root, but it wont let me in as root. please can someone let me know how to reset the user password from root in single user mode? presumably its just a straightforward user command, but i cannot find it anywhere!thanks.

vtiger CRM 5.02 on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server (Dapper Drake)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a vtiger CRM 5.02 on an Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) based server. vtiger is an Open Source Customer Relationship Management solution built over LAMP stack and other third-party open source packages. http://www.howtoforge.com/vtiger_crm_ubuntu6.06

Configuration Automation & Centralized Management With Puppet on Ubuntu

Puppet is a configuration automation tool that allows you to centralize management of the various *nix flavors running on your network. Puppet supports central management of the important aspects of your systems, such as: files, packages, users, services, cron, mounts, etc. This guide shows how to install Puppet (server & client) on Ubuntu. http://www.howtoforge.com/installing_puppet_on_ubuntu

Network Issue Help required

Hi All gurus,
I have instlled Ubuntu on a partition of my PC having a lan card(Realtek).Windows is able to detect the lan card but Ubuntu cant...Also I would like to know from where I can download a p3 player for Ubuntu
Any solution ..
Any help is apprecited

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.