I an not a complete newbie to Linux having done some linux programming, shell scripting and kernel hacking for school but I have huge gaps in my basic linux knowledge. What is the best way to fill them in? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert
on May 2, 2005 -
One of my clients is running a linux firewall. (FC3, Kernel 2.6.10-1). Occasionally, the firewall box will stop passing packets on the internal interface for what seems to be no reason at all. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Apr 29, 2005 -
My laptop is basically toast. I guess I need a new laptop. I was heading toward an iBook/Powerbook, but it suddenly occured to me that a Thinkpad with Linux or BSD might be good. Whatchall think?
posted by five fresh fish
on Apr 21, 2005 -
I am trying to break into the Linux Server Administration field so I have been doing quite a bit of studying lately. I figured while I am studying the subject I might as well work towards a related certification. I am leaning towards
the Linux Professional Institute Certification
. Other certifications I am considering are CompTIA’s Linux+
and Red Hat’s RHCE
. So which Linux certification is the best? I would say Red Hat is the most reputable of these three but I am concerned that their certification might be too Red-Hat-centric, and I don't want to be locked into one distro. Which one is the easiest
/cheapest to obtain? Which is the mostly highly regarded
in the industry? Are there others that I missed?
posted by dirvish
on Mar 19, 2005 -
So I upgraded from warty warthog to hoary hedgehog and something broke PHP on my box. Any ideas as to where I should look to fix this.
I already have:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
in my httpd.conf file.
posted by outofpaper
on Mar 17, 2005 -
My FAT32 Windows partition melted the other day; attempting to boot it now results in errors citing "nonvalid links" for most files on the system, unspecified errors, and a reboot. Fortunately a Linux partition on the same disk was unaffected and I've been able to use it to back up my data. Since the data is still accessible (nothing I've checked so far seems to be corrupted) I'm wondering if there is a way to rebuild the index/toc/whatever it is that's resulting in "nonvalid links" from Linux rather than having to reinstall everything.
I've never really used Linux for anything other than playing Tuft Racer and growing disillusioned about the promise of open source, but my guess is that the solution involves fsck. My efforts in that vein have been stymied by the error:
fsck: fsck.vfat: not found
and I don't know how to rectify that. Thank you AskMe I love you all in advance and I was just kidding with the open sores jab.
Please, I am writing this in emacs, send help
posted by moift
on Mar 16, 2005 -
Help needed with linux (re)install. Managed to somehow kill my slackware 10.1 box, so I reinstalled - now it's not networking because it can't properly reference the hardware auto-detect features. Any help would be appreciated... [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Mar 8, 2005 -
The Fedora Core 3 installation crashes on my Red Hat 9 PC, and posting to Bugzilla
has yielded zero results. Is there any way to get my system up to date without upgrading? [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves
on Mar 7, 2005 -
My elderly PC boots up into either Win98SE or (preferably) Linux. I'm thinking of buying an MP3 player, such as the 20GB Rio Karma or Archos GMini XS200. I've just sent off for a USB2.0 controller card, as it seems this is the interface of choice for peripherals these days. Will I have any issues seeing the MP3 player? Will it show up as a removeable drive, or will I have to install extra software? Do I need to check which MP3 players are compatible with linux?
posted by salmacis
on Mar 4, 2005 -
from the Win2K Resource Kit takes .EVT (Windows Event Viewer) binary log files and outputs plaintext. I've searched high and low, and can't find a Linux/UNIX equivalent that I can use to process these saved log files. Any suggestions?
posted by mrbill
on Mar 2, 2005 -
Color in the Linux command line. My slackware 10 system uses contextual color for directory browsing, my RedHat 9 system uses it for vi. Both uses of color make life easier for me, but the difference between the two systems does not. Is there an easy way I can get both computers to use these colors? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Feb 28, 2005 -
This may be more of a Slashdot question, but as those super geeks would rip me to ribbons; I am asking yall instead. I have recently become enamored with the idea of running MK Linux or PPC Linux on an old beige Macintosh. What is the best distro to use? What is the ideal beige Macintosh model (Performa 5200CD?) Have any of you actually done this? Is ALL the hardware supported? Any horror stories? Thanks!
posted by Livewire Confusion
on Feb 25, 2005 -
Linux music-playing application with specific features needed [moencide]. [more inside]
posted by Capn
on Feb 15, 2005 -
: is there a program that can scan a server hard disk looking for vulnerable web apps? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by sd
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Small Operating System: A ship that I work on has a VERY old computer (running Win 98) that is used as a public terminal. It's likely a P120, or some such thing. [MI] [more inside]
posted by MotorNeuron
on Jan 26, 2005 -
What PC games don't require any installation whatsoever? Or put another way, what PC games could I burn to CD/DVD and play on a system that I don't want to copy any files to? Linux-plus-games-on-a-DVD suggestions are also welcomed, although I would prefer games that would run on an existing XP installation.
posted by Jairus
on Jan 22, 2005 -
802.11g cards that work well in Linux
. What has worked for you (and under what kernel)? Is there any advantage in getting a card with a native driver instead of using ndiswrapper? Do they speak successfully to both G and B access points? Even better if the card is available in both PCMCIA and PCI.
posted by mendel
on Jan 16, 2005 -
Hope I'm not opening a can of worms here. I'm jumping into the Linux ring for the very first time. There are a ton of distributions and I was wondering if there were any that the community would recommend for a noob like myself. So far, I've downloaded Mandrake and RedHat images but there are a ton of other out there and I wonder if I'm missing something better? I'll be dual booting on a WinXP pro box (Intel) so I'm looking for something that is relatively easy to install in this situation.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jan 15, 2005 -
I'm thinking of dumping my home Redhat 9 linux server in favor of the new cheap Mac Mini to serve the same purpose (file, web, mail). Is this a good idea? [mi] [more inside]
posted by sfluke20
on Jan 11, 2005 -
I'm looking for a retail store in the Los Angeles that has cheap linux distribution CD/DVDs.
posted by rdr
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Using Firefox with Linux. When I click a "mailto:" link, it automatically opens Evolution. How do I tell it to use Thunderbird instead? I didn't find any obvious settings in either the preferences or about:config.
posted by salmacis
on Jan 5, 2005 -
I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this
) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 27, 2004 -
Wireless Media Centers. I've ripped all my CDs to mp3 files and am looking at 802.11b or g unit to connect to my stereo/tv to browse and play music. However, all that I've seen (netgear, linksys, creative) all require a Windows based server to drive the device. Are there any out there that will work with a simple shared volume off a linux server? [more inside]
posted by beowulf573
on Dec 19, 2004 -
Linux and Chess: Looking for something with a painfully simple UI that still allows me to enter custom board positions. [check] [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Dec 16, 2004 -
I know how to make database-driven web sites using Windows servers, Access, IIS, and ASP.
I want to learn how to do the same using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and... whatever you use instead of Access.
Where do I start?
posted by Mwongozi
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Are any flavors of Linux currently more adept at exploiting the AMD64 chip than others? I know that Gentoo has a robust package available. Last I check with Debian, they had one version better suited for the Intel, but were working on AMD-specific one. To compound my problem, I hope to add VMWare once it's up and running (to run WindowsXP as a virtual 32-bit OS).
posted by RavinDave
on Nov 26, 2004 -
So, I've come to the decision that I need a laptop, and I need to get it sometime within the next month. It's not quite as simple as all that, though, because I'm trying to find a good deal... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind
on Nov 22, 2004 -
How can I reliably
record RealPlayer streams for later listening, on Mac OS X or Linux? [MI] [more inside]
posted by beniamino
on Nov 21, 2004 -
I'm thinking of getting a new laptop to replace my Sony Picturebook (the 800x480 screen is just too cramped). I would very, very much like this to not be a Windows system. And since I'm finding out more by accident than I am by searching, I thought I'd throw out some questions here. Looking for suggestions on the best way to proceed. [mi] [more inside]
posted by lodurr
on Nov 19, 2004 -
I'd like a wireless network adapter that's supported by Linux 2.4 or 2.6 kernels with a minimum of hassle. I'd prefer a USB network adapter; a USB key would be ideal, but I don't know what sort of reception they get. A PCI card is acceptable as well, though less preferable. Any suggestions?
posted by ar0n
on Nov 15, 2004 -
I am looking for a good low end webcam. Anybody got any recommendations ? WinXP/2000 compatible (linux drivers would also be nice but not essential). Price is a factor since I am a pov.
posted by srboisvert
on Oct 23, 2004 -
Yet another dorky Linux question: how can I install an upgraded version of the Berkeley DB libraries
on my RedHat Linux 9 machine without totally horking all the apps that are installed that rely on the older version? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by delfuego
on Oct 23, 2004 -
I'm looking for a command line program for linux, that will take screenshots / screengrabs of webpages automatically ... [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick
on Oct 15, 2004 -
Is there any way to write to a directory via a script without giving both the directory and the script 777 perms? More specifically the script is writing to a different directory than it is in and I cannot write to that directory without giving it 777 perms. This is a Linux server using Apache web server.
posted by thebwit
on Oct 14, 2004 -
I need an ATA controller that fits in a short PCI slot, can control two 200GB drives (The Western Digital WD2000) and works extremely well under Linux. Any suggestions?
posted by djacobs
on Oct 13, 2004 -
Linux Filter: Had to re-install XP on a dual-boot machine because I borked it. It overwrote the MBR, where Grub was installed. How do I get GRUB back on the computer, and seeing my linux partition?
posted by SpecialK
on Oct 12, 2004 -
Source Control: I need a good, free GUI that runs on Linux and Windows that will allow me to create, manipulate, and update a CVS repository on a remote Linux machine via SSH. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a program (in say perl or java or something) that will execute on my linux web server and a) slurp the file references in the pages (html, php) and b) compare them to the actual files in my web root tree giving me a list of all of the unreferenced files (not referenced on public web pages)? I want to clean up this junky file system, but I don't want to break any links and I inherited the mess. Thanks.
posted by pissfactory
on Sep 13, 2004 -
Does anyone have any suggestions for a linux distro that will run reasonably quick on a pc with a pentium 166 and 64 mb's? I am a total newbie.
posted by ttrendel
on Sep 10, 2004 -
LinuxFilter: I'm going to delve into the world of Linux and dual-booting. What's a good distro for a n00b? Any tips, especially pertaining to partitioning and installation?
posted by keswick
on Aug 26, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend a good webmeeting software for webcam-conferencing? There's tons of them out there, but I'd like a freeware one that's capable of handling more than two users at the same time, point-to-point (not via some server, due to lagging issues). iVisit is great, but will only accept two users in freeware version. As an extra challenge, it needs to be compatible with Linux and XP. Go geeks, go!
posted by NekulturnY
on Aug 11, 2004 -