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 -
Help required regarding MIDI. Through USB. In Linux. Feel up to it? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Aug 6, 2004 -
I finally took the plunge into Linux (Fedore Core) and almost
everything went perfectly, except for my screen. Using a sony laptop with a ATI Raidon 345m graphics card, which I have found is not directly supported by Sony or ATI. However, any linux techies know how to fix it? I can view stuff, but FC likes to reduce my screen size and if I mess around to make it bigger, then the enlarged screen image burns onto my screen which I'm guessing is not a good thing in the long run. Anyone help or solved this problem in the past? (Also assume while I know a lot about Windows, but know nothing about the functionality of Linux).
posted by jmd82
on Aug 4, 2004 -
Strange sounds from my computer: a beep, followed by a click, followed by a beep. Not at startup, but while I'm booted into Linux (but not Windows!). [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto
on Jul 25, 2004 -
I was just about to sign up to a quite nice looking hosting deal with 1and1, when I discovered it's available to US and Canadian Residents Only
. This, of course, completely pissed me off. Does anyone know of any packages comparable to their Linux Business Hosting
that are available to poor Aussies like me?
posted by Jimbob
on Jul 19, 2004 -
What's a good newsreader for Linux for binaries?
posted by kenko
on Jul 10, 2004 -
What would be a good way to do an absolutely minimal installation of Debian Linux (or a distro based on it) and then install what I need as I need it using apt-get? The system would need to have decent hardware support (ie. work with my cable modem) but, apart from that, contain the minimum required to boot the system and run apt-get.
posted by reklaw
on Jul 7, 2004 -
At work we use Red Hat linux and I've used Shoutcast to stream music. Today, I tried it on a different computer than normal and got an error reading something along the lines of "digital rights conflict with mpeg1/mpeg2/mpeg3 and Red Hat will now allow you to stream music." Thinking it would still stream (silly me), I clicked the "Do not show me this again" box and now I can't stream anything off any website and can't see that error message to give better details. I also use xmms. Anyone heard of this or know what's up? Also, my normal computer is in use so can't test that one out.
posted by jmd82
on Jun 18, 2004 -
I was trying to install Linux (the latest version of that damned Mandrake), and I seem to have screwed my partition table. Neither Mandrake nor Windows XP will boot -- I'm posting this message from a Knoppix livecd. Mandrake just goes to a blank screen and hangs but Windows gives a message about a missing dll. What can I do to fix this? I'm in over my head here.
posted by reklaw
on Jun 10, 2004 -
Ok, so I want to make the move over to linux from xp pro and would like some pointers [mi].. [more inside]
posted by Mossy
on Jun 9, 2004 -
I picked up the latest version of knoppix, and since this being my first time using Linux, I love it. Something sparked in my mind, and I wanted to ask anybody if corporate hackers use knoppix to do work, then reboot to wipe any data? Is knoppix known to be evidence friendly? I am not asking if it is or not, I am asking if it is known to be.
posted by Keyser Soze
on Jun 3, 2004 -
The new network Friday challenge: I need to set up a network for my new place and I wanted to do it with my available stuff. How close can I come? More inside. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on May 28, 2004 -
Where I work has suddenly become all fascist about internet access and blocked SSH access. This is a pain because it was how I used to access my emails (SSH in, use Pine). I can't use a POP3 client on my PC because they've had that port blocked for ages. I'm currently using mail2web
but don't like the way it handles replies and the general lack of functionality. My question is:
is there a good free webmail application out there that is either managed (like mail2web) or I can install in my account (Linux, no db access, no root). If the latter can cope with the folders I have (I use spamassassin), safely render HTML emails (possible junk mail) and is easy to install, then that would be excellent. I have tried Google and Freshmeat but all the ones I saw were either commercial or looked rather featureless. Any recommendations?
posted by ralawrence
on May 27, 2004 -
Ever seen workspot
? Know of any other services like this? Is this one any good? It looks good. I want to use it from the new job I'm moving to so that the company can't monitor my activities... email I'm reading, sites I visit, stuff I download. I'd rather not pay for this, tho if something free exists for my purposes.
I just want to start off on a clean slate at this new job. I would just VNC into my home box, but I have a dial-up, so that is impractical. Any other solutions to this problem? (I know I should be working at work, and I do... I also work at home and think about my job 24 hours a day.... however, I like to mix it up and don't want a record of my activities.)
posted by pissfactory
on May 12, 2004 -
Fill in the blank: The best linux distro to install on an old laptop your parents want to use as a surfing/email station is __________. [more inside]
posted by lupus_yonderboy
on May 11, 2004 -
What software do you guys use for online photo albums? I've just gotten a new digital camera and I'd like something that, ideally, can take all the photos I have in a given directory and throw them up on the web in an album. It would be even better if I can add captions and allow comments. We are running Linux at home, and I'm looking for something easy -- I'm no programming goddess. Thanks!
posted by sugarfish
on May 3, 2004 -
I have a screwed up driver situation on my pc. I've tried everything i can think of, and i need help. it was suggested i look here.
Here's the PbP:
- My DVD player (Sony DDU1621) on my WinXP box wouldn't open. it would just whirr and blink, so i removed it, uninstalled it, and then reinstalled it.
- While I was checking the connections, i accidentally unplugged my harddrive ribbon. I had XP installed on the second drive in a daisy-chain, and when i replugged everything, my computer started up in win98. But my DVD drive worked.
-- The goal here was to install Linux, so i figured i didn't need XP anyway, and while i was downloading the linux iso (onto another box), i set out to totally clean out the harddrive that used to have XP on it, so i could get it ready for Linux.
-- Two hours later, i went to actually begin installing Linux, and suddenly the DVD drive won't open again.
-- I have now physically removed and replaced the DVD drive at least a dozen times. Sometimes the F drive shows up in My Computer, sometimes it doesn't. When it does show up, it still doesn't work (when i click on it it gives me an error alert saying there is a problem with the device).
- When it doesn't show up , i go to Install New Hardware, and it lists Sony Proprietary CD-Rom Controller. When I select it, i get an update window that says 'This device is already installed, but it has a problem.' There are no updates available (i'm not currently online and all of the networking software was installed into XP), and so i just click OK, and nothing has changed.
- I cannot find another driver for this device. I found something listed on DriverGuide, but it was just some batch that callibrates audio and video input.
- I found another DVD drive, this time a cheap one called a MadDog BKM-52X16, and i replaced it. but my win98 device manager doesn't detect it and still brings up the Sony Proprietary CD-Rom Controller as the only option when i run Install New Hardware.
so all i need is to get a cd drive recognized so i can either reinstall xp, or go ahead and install Linux -- both of which, of course, would solve the problem. but so long as i can't read a cd, i can't do either. so i'm stuck.
help would be deeply appreciated.
posted by milkman
on May 1, 2004 -
i want to generate documentation for a project in both html and ps/pdf. the content is static and i need to generate previews on both linux and windows, off-line. i'm aware of (but haven't used, mostly) anakia
, structured text
, and latex2html
. i don't expect to have any complex mathematical formulae, but may include some logic/category theory, so need some support for non-ascii text. code fragments will be common and i want good control over the final presentation. any experience/recommendations? oh, and the internal representation has to play nicely with cvs (ie no binary format). thanks.
posted by andrew cooke
on Apr 21, 2004 -