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How do I print Eastern European characters via card printer on a non-Windows server? [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Jan 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Ubuntu Users' Groups in NYC?

I have been looking for an Ubuntu users group in New York, N.Y. Does anyone know of such a thing? That is - a group of users (with a few enlightened and charismatic geeks among them), for mutual support, learning, and troubleshooting. (I'm not talking about learning Linux, now - just making the best of Ubuntu!) Ubuntu is a beautiful thing, and when it 'just works', it just works. But often it...well, doesn't, and you have to find a workaround. The online Ubuntu community is great, but it would be nice to tear my hair out (and exult in my occasional success) among flesh-and-blood people.
posted by ferkit on Jan 3, 2011 - 9 answers

eReader that is friends with Linux

I want is an eBook reader that will allow me to get books from my county's library system (via Overdrive), download them to my Linux machine, and send them over to said eBook reader. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Dec 27, 2010 - 5 answers

How to use GRUB to install a second OS on an existing second partition?

Have an existing install of REDHAT on a first partition, I have created a second partition and am trying to use GRUB to install a second OS (happens to be another version of redhat). Please help, or ask for more details if needed. From the GRUB command line how do I make it install on a selected partition.
posted by samuel1613 on Dec 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Will I be punished for my inability to choose?

Linux Question: KDE, Gnome, keeping things seperate, the future etc. (Ubuntu/Fedora). [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Dec 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Deep end is deep

Help me install numpy (the python numerical computing module) on an Amazon EC2 instance! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Dec 15, 2010 - 9 answers

What are some of the best sites on the web you can recommend to help me learn Linux so I can finally ditch Windows?

Linux Filter: What are some of the best sites on the web you can recommend to help me learn Linux? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Dec 15, 2010 - 27 answers

Ubuntu > Hotel router

Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
posted by Esefa on Dec 5, 2010 - 30 answers

How to reduce gnome-terminal chrome?

How do you change the appearance of the in-window chrome on gnome-terminal? Specifically, when you have multiple tabs open, there are a few extra pixels around the edge that I'd like to do away with. Is this thing configurable? Is there a different xterm app I could use on Easy Peasy 1.6 (based on Ubuntu Lucid) that has less chrome but still offers tabs? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Linux troubleshooting

Linux i/o bottleneck troubleshooting issue: [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Dec 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Help my find a Smartphone for my Linux addicted dad?

Can you help me find a smartphone to give my dad for Christmas? All his colleagues seem to have gotten iPhones. He is somewhat of a Linux geek tough, so I'm thinking a phone more in that spirit. [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

Dell Vostro 3700 nVidia graphics not working under linux

I just purchased a Dell Vostro 3700, and the nVidia card won't work under linux. [more inside]
posted by chundo on Dec 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within.

Help me install Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on an old laptop that's long in the tooth but generally functional. Some challenges within. [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 28, 2010 - 14 answers

How to fix streaming video in Peppermint Linux, or next best thing?

Linux and streaming video- I'm on Peppermint One OS, and I can't get full screen streaming video without it getting all stutter-y and stupid. Help me out with a workaround or recommend another Linux OS. [more inside]
posted by yeloson on Nov 24, 2010 - 28 answers

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux

Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Can iptables redirect traffic to localhost?

How can I make iptables redirect a tcp port to a server listening only to localhost (127.0.0.1)? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Nov 21, 2010 - 8 answers

869/9500 = 1?

I'm seeing "No space left on device" errors on a Ubuntu (standard LAMP stack) Virtual Private Server, to which I have root access via SSH. df -i reports no shortage of iNodes, but df -h reports Size = 9.5G, Used = 869M, Avail = 0, Use% = 100%. I'm not so good at math, but those numbers don't seem to add up. I've found no reports of such errors with similar disk space reports on Google, and my usual avenues of online support have not been helpful.
posted by The Confessor on Nov 12, 2010 - 18 answers

Cheap Durable Refurbished Laptop of DOOM!

Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Stopping music from slipping through the cracks

I listen to a lot of music. I also just have a lot of music that I have laying around on my computer waiting to be listened to that never does. There's also a lot of music that I want to have that I never really get around to buying/downloading. How can I organize my listening to make sure all my music gets some love? [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Can I make an iPod touch work for me?

All I want for Christmas is an iPod touch. Please tell me we'll be happy together. [more inside]
posted by unlapsing on Nov 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Linux or Windows 7 for scientific computing?

Linux or Windows 7 for scientific computing? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Oct 27, 2010 - 20 answers

I am a stupid Linux user who messed up my netbook.

I am a stupid Linux user: I was cleaning up my netbook's hard drive and somehow trashed keyboard & mouse support. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 21, 2010 - 7 answers

Best front ends for SQL databases?

What are the current best options for providing a front end for users to search and enter data to a SQL database? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Oct 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Screwy DHCP server problem

Help me diagnose and fix my Ubuntu DHCP server problem. I've tried asking a few Linux gurus and either gotten snarled at or ignored, and my google-fu is not getting it (perhaps there is no such problem other than myself). Hope me Metafilter! (detailed more inside) [more inside]
posted by Old'n'Busted on Oct 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Merging two internet connections niftily?

One linux box, 3 NICs, two internet connections, one local network. Help me make it be the best it can be. [more inside]
posted by flaterik on Oct 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Doofus with a VPS. Help!

I am trying to administer several game/etc servers on a rented VPS running CentOS. I am horribly ignorant on how to do this properly and I'm getting overwhelmed. How can I make this easier on myself? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248 on Oct 8, 2010 - 5 answers

Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person?

Where is the best information on converting my laptop from Windows to Linux for a non-techie person? I'm adept at using computers (Mac and Windows) but have never used Linux. I'm looking for very basic instructions. The goal is to convert my older Sony Vaio to Linux, although it will not be my primary computer.
posted by lvanshima on Oct 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Berkeley Madonna + Ubuntu = ?

Is there a way to install the Windows version of Berkeley Madonna on Ubuntu? It's not seeming to want to work with Wine.
posted by palindromic on Oct 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Block device timestamps for backup support

In the shower this morning, I had an idea about backup support for disk drives. Since all my best inventions either have fatal fundamental flaws or have already been invented years ago by other people, has anybody already done this one for Linux? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Oct 4, 2010 - 34 answers

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors?

Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Feed with commitdiff?

I need software to generate an RSS feed from a revision control repository, complete with commitdiff output. [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Oct 2, 2010 - 1 answer

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me?

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Best avi to DVD for linux?

I have some avi files that I want to turn into a video DVD that is watchable with a standard DVD player. Here's the catch-- I want to do it using Ubuntu. What's the easiest way to do it? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 10, 2010 - 13 answers

UBUNTU! no, seriously.

i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Sep 9, 2010 - 22 answers

FSL and Linux installation

I need help (via chat if possible) - I'm trying to install FSL on Linux (in a Windows environment via VMware) and running into some snags. I'm very new to Linux but overall a competent computer user. I'm stuck trying to configure it & bring up the gui.
posted by sociolibrarian on Sep 4, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm gonna have to build a rougelike, aren't I?

Have you ever seen a creative sysadmin resume? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Sep 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Getting a part-time programming job without a degree...

How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

Reiser 4

Are you allowed to use a computer in the US when you are in prison? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Aug 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Need help solving a zip archive timestamp & GNU make interaction problem on Linux, MacOSX, and other systems.

We ran into the following conundrum while distributing source code for some open-source software we produce. Our code is pretty straightforward C++ stuff with makefiles designed for GNU make. We distribute the package as a zip archive. Works on most systems (Linux, Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD and others). Now, zip stores and unzip restores the file timestamps. Problem is, if someone downloads the archive in an earlier time zone than the one in which it was produced, the unarchived files have a timestamp in the future. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Aug 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Linux OCR

Linux script to parse all files in file tree and submit to a program? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Aug 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Can you help fix my broken VM?

Can you help fix my virtual machine? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Jul 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Best blog and news sites for web developers?

Are you a web developer who works with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Apache, Linux, jQuery and so forth? What (professional) blogs and news sites do you read? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Jul 29, 2010 - 8 answers

*NIXing Malware

What antivirus software should I run on a large Debian web server? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Block internet on ubuntu

Is there a program like SelfControl for ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Jul 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Linux On Aluminum iMacs: Does It Work?

Any one have experience running Ubuntu or another Linux on an aluminum iMac? (Aluminum keyboard, wireless mouse, 2.66 Core 2 Duo) What works? What doesn't? I'm not a Linux neophyte. I ran it on my desktop for about ten years, then moved to Apple after banging my head on wireless drivers. (Bought three successive cards that the "community" said worked. They didn't.) I don't mind editing scripts, but I want all my hardware to work immediately after an install or after I grab some supported packages. I'm through chasing around for unsupported code that some guy says works on his hardware. Is my Time Capsule going to be at all useful? (Posted this question on the Ubuntu forum and got only two rather unhelpful replies.)
posted by justcorbly on Jul 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Sync me up!

Sync me up! Anyone out there in hive land managed to sync a Nokia 3110c calendar and tasks to a Linux desktop? [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jul 25, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to monitor the hardware health, not have my health ruined mine through stress

What rackmountable or blade hardware vendor has the best support for hardware monitoring x86 Linux? [more inside]
posted by jrishel on Jul 18, 2010 - 7 answers

I want my Linux Search, Windows-style!

Windows Search-like functionality (hit the windows key, and type in your terms, then tap Enter)... in Linux? [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner on Jul 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Resource-friendly Linux app to stream audio and video over LAN (not VLC or FFserver)?

Any suggestions for some resource-friendly linux software to stream live video (from a webcam) and audio (from a line-in) over the LAN (other than VLC and FFserver)? [more inside]
posted by prupert on Jul 14, 2010 - 9 answers

I miss aptitude.

Okay, all you Red Hat / Fedora hackers - please, please explain to me this probably-very-simple aspect of the way the YUM package manager works. How do I just uninstall something without trashing everything that package touches? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jul 4, 2010 - 20 answers

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