I am running Ubuntu 12.04 w/Gnome - I use proXPN for Windows machines, but have never been able to get it to establish a connection w/the Ubuntu laptop I have. I'm looking for recommendations for VPNs that work reliably with Linux where set-up is basic enough for a Linux novice to understand.
I just had to replace the hard drive in my mothers computer and reinstall Windows 7. She is open to using Linux so it seems like a good time to get her to switch. [more inside]
Where can I download TT or T1 of public domain font IBM Courier? My Google-fu is exhausted. I can't find this font on my own. Help me, HiveMind! [more inside]
I just discovered the wealth of audio programs for linux, and it's very exciting except I don't know how to use any of it. I'm learning linux, computer music composition, and music programs all at once. [more inside]
I have a software RAID5 array in Ubuntu. According to the SMART status, all the devices are okay (one has "a few bad sectors," but the health is green). I have 5 drives, but I can't get the raid to assemble! I'm about to try raid create as outlined here but it looks risky and I was hoping to see if there's something simple I'm missing. [more inside]
I would like advice on creating a dynamic graphing website to display clinical data on a intranet website to better aide clinicians. What my superiors are seeking is a "Data Mall." My programming/server-admin. experience is minimal, but my Linux-hobbyist mentality hates the MS Access solution that is being built. [more inside]
I have an Acer laptop with an i3 chip and the standard amount of RAM, probably 4GB that I bought in 2011. Just over a year after I bought it, and just weeks after the end of warranty, the hard drive died. I'm wondering how hard it would be to buy a new hard drive and install Ubuntu or something like that. Is it possible? If so, how much of a pain is it to set up drivers? Would I have to manually install drivers for nearly everything (USB ports, wireless receiver, etc)?
I lease a massive server that I am underutilizing. I'd like to use up to 8TB/month of transfer and 500GB of disk space to make the world a better place. I am already seeding Ubuntu distros, Project Gutenberg, and Pearl Jam shows, and I'm looking for more ideas.
Ubuntu for the elderly? [more inside]
Epson EX7200 projector + Ubuntu 12.04 - help me make these two play together. [more inside]
I'm a Linux novice and need some hand-holding in setting up a VPN connection. [more inside]
Looking for advice on a computer to buy or build that will have a ridiculous amount of RAM and many processor cores. [more inside]
I bought a new laptop that has 2 hard drive bays. It came with a hard drive with Windows 7 preinstalled. I bought an SSD, installed Windows and Linux fresh onto it, wiped the old hard drive and used it as a data disk, but something is slightly out-of-whack in the boot sequence (and a partition is marked "System" when it really isn't). Is it worth fixing? [more inside]
What does it mean to "know Linux"? [more inside]
Using a laptop running Ubuntu Linux 12.04, I want to record three things at once: 1) video of my desktop, 2) video from a USB webcam, 3) audio from a USB microphone. Ideally I would like some setup which simultaneously starts all three recordings, and keeps them in sync, so that it will not be too painfully difficult to mix them later -- my eventual aim is to make a kind of "picture-in-picture" screencast. Is this feasible, and if it is, what's the best approach? (Free is nice, but if I can make this process smoother by paying less than a thousand dollars, I will happily pay.)
I have an Ubuntu installation with a software RAID. The Ubuntu installation is on a separate disk than the RAID. If I reinstall Ubuntu, will it find and mount the RAID successfully? [more inside]
Wireless no longer working after upgrade to Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin. I've got just enough knowledge to be confused. Please explain what to do like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
What kind of power supply (and cooling system) should I get for a tower with an 8-core processor? [more inside]
Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
Minimum computing horsepower for recording from vinyl? [more inside]
After a couple of mind-changing conversations I'm ready to give Linux another shot. Old hands, please help me pick a laptop, a distro, and offer a little advice for some transition issues. A few details within. Thanks! [more inside]
How can I tell Linux to ignore a bad USB port? [more inside]
where on earth is the trash in easypeasy ubuntu linux on an eee pc? how can i empty it? [more inside]
Can you bring me up to date with the state of Linux desktop environments? [more inside]
Could you recommend a good Ubuntu based distro for old systems having under 512MB memory? Why should I choose that distro over others?
I'm looking for a good Linux distribution to run from a USB stick for virus scanning on Windows computers. Difficulty - these computers have their hard drives encrypted with TrueCrypt. [more inside]
How do I best set up Linux partitions & mount points on my old netbook with limited storage capacity? [more inside]
I have a NAS appliance that crashed last weekend. The IT guys apparently / maybe didn't recover it in the right way? There's about 50,000 directories in a "lost+found" directory each with a numeric name like "#4289756". It looks as if all the missing files are within these directories, each with the original date and owner information (Linux). I need to organize them so they are findable to the staff. [more inside]
How can I get last.fm streaming to my chumby from my (ubuntu linux) laptop? [more inside]
RAID 1 Partition Filter: Physical capacity increased. How do we increase the partition size to match on a production machine? Details within. [more inside]
Due to my work laptop dying, I installed the gui on my Ubuntu 11.10 server. No biggie except that it seems to have messed up the video mode. My LCD just displays an error. How can I get around this? [more inside]
Finally have a for-reals home server. What ELSE can I do with it? [more inside]
The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
I'm looking for an old(ish) Linux breakout clone. I believe it came installed by default with Redhat (??) and/or KDE. This would be around 10 years ago, give or take. [more inside]
I want a secure way for people to log into a server on my Windows machine from the internet. I have an idea; is it good? [more inside]
Linux app filter; I need a program for playing mp3s that lets me create playlists. Difficulty - I want to do things like create a playlist of all genres and no genres minus classical music. [more inside]
How do I fix this fast-then-slow download issue on a Linux machine? It doesn't happen on a Windows machine. TCP tuning nerdery probably required. [more inside]
I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04. My system is set up to use NIS and autofs. I am able to login and get to nfs-mounted filesystems w/o problem. However my login is just reporting one group membership (as per the 'id' command) whereas it should be reporting 15. I've found that if I su to myself ('su - luge') then all the groups appear. I've also found that if I ssh to another system and ssh back to my system then I only get one group, but if I ssh to another system and *telnet* back to my system then all the groups appear. I've also found that the getgroups(0, NULL) syscall behaves accordingly, returning 1 or 15 depending on the above. Is this some kind of process inheritance issue?
IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
My colleague uses a Windows editor for writing code and a Unix system to run it. He has practical issues with version control. Suggestions? [more inside]
How does the Zoom H4N play with (Arch)Linux? [more inside]
Backing up a possibly-about-to-die hard drive and putting it on a new drive, using dd in Linux - a few questions regarding how the cloning works. [more inside]
Help me design a home server for Photoshop work. Reliable, easy to expand, and cheap are the priorities. Lots of sub-questions inside. [more inside]
Problems with my netbook that I don't understand! Linux/Chrome/Flash...details inside. [more inside]
Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics
I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
Great mic, nice pre-amp, sound card completely incompatible with Linux. What to do? [more inside]
My semi-senile older friend needs a computer just for email and web, but keeps messing with Windows cfgs, viruses, spam etc. a support nightmare/comedy. Is there a recommended Linux or Windows distrib for a 5-year old PC, that stays the same with every reboot, support for web and email only, prevents messing with OS, and remote support ability?
I need help selecting an external hard drive that will work to backup a linux with some rather large files on it and still be usable with a mac for occasional data storage. I'd like it to be at least 2 TB and vaguely reasonable in price. I've tried just searching for a hard drive online, but there seems to be some Mac and Linux specific things (or at least used to be) that may cause me problems, so I thought I'd ask for some guidance.
Choose-my-laptop-filter. This is, in broad strokes, what I'm considering: 15" Lenovo W520 with the 1080p screen, 16Gb RAM and dual SSDs in RAID 0. Questions inside. [more inside]