Asking for a friend: "Netbook-ubuntu-linux-dual boot-newbie question: recently purchased a Toshiba NB310 netbook. Please recommend me a version of ubuntu to install." [more inside]
Can I rehabilitate an elderly Power Mac G4 for study? [more inside]
Need help scheduling a unix task under Mac OS. Probably an easy question for those who understand such things. [more inside]
Linux filter: I'm backing up my Home folder and preparing to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu flavor, 10.10. Presently running 10.04. I want to keep my settings for apps and reinstall my extra PPAs. Do I simply copy my old Home folder back in or do I have to do something special so I don't destroy the new install? [more inside]
I'm tasked with attempting to build a secure virtual appliance. Problem is, I'm trying to stop people from gaining root access to the appliance via single user mode. This leads to a need for disk encryption, any ideas on how to create encrypted disk that wouldn't require someone to put in a password (plug in usb, interact with the boot process) to boot and still be relatively secure?
Ubuntu-filter: Sub $700 laptop works with Ubuntu 10.x out of the box [more inside]
Migration from Linux to Windows. What do I need to know in order to make this bumpy transition smoother? [more inside]
What hourly rate for a 10+ year UNIX (Linux) admin in Bay Area? This is for maybe 2-3 visits a month, each 3-4 hours in duration. [more inside]
I have searched the web, the AskMe mind, and asked a couple of local LTSP experts about a good, printed resource that will take me step by step through setting up an Ubuntu server and eight to ten clients. I know where to find most if not all the install info online, which is where most experts have pointed me, but my mind works better if can can see it in a book. Suggestions? [more inside]
How can I listen to my music, anywhere? [more inside]
Need help recovering data on a dying Macbook from Ubuntu [more inside]
I have a really weird Apache/PHP problem. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server, fairly typical webhosting setup. One of our sites returns 404s randomly through the day, typically late at night, but sometimes in the morning. It'll do this for an hour or two and then start working all on it's own. The other sites are fine. [more inside]
Looking for a laptop that will run Linux & Windows 7 without driver hassles. Budget ~$1k and under. Used would be ok. Must be able to install an SSD drive in it. Not a heavy gamer, but if it could run minecraft passably that would be a big bonus. Additional conditions and... [more inside]
How can I put .m4v video files onto my ipod without using iTunes? [more inside]
I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
Linuxfilter: I need to run a linux distro -- any one -- via vmware player on an ancient laptop running XP. Please recommend! [more inside]
How do I print Eastern European characters via card printer on a non-Windows server? [more inside]
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.
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]
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.
Linux Question: KDE, Gnome, keeping things seperate, the future etc. (Ubuntu/Fedora). [more inside]
Help me install numpy (the python numerical computing module) on an Amazon EC2 instance! [more inside]
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]
Hotel WiFi - Why is Ubuntu getting much better bandwidth than Windows? [more inside]
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]
Linux i/o bottleneck troubleshooting issue: [more inside]
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]
I just purchased a Dell Vostro 3700, and the nVidia card won't work under linux. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How can I make iptables redirect a tcp port to a server listening only to localhost (127.0.0.1)? [more inside]
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.
Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
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]
All I want for Christmas is an iPod touch. Please tell me we'll be happy together. [more inside]
Linux or Windows 7 for scientific computing? [more inside]
I am a stupid Linux user: I was cleaning up my netbook's hard drive and somehow trashed keyboard & mouse support. [more inside]
What are the current best options for providing a front end for users to search and enter data to a SQL database? [more inside]
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]
One linux box, 3 NICs, two internet connections, one local network. Help me make it be the best it can be. [more inside]
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]
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.
Is there a way to install the Windows version of Berkeley Madonna on Ubuntu? It's not seeming to want to work with Wine.
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]
Is there virtual machine software that plays nicely with dual monitors? [more inside]
I need software to generate an RSS feed from a revision control repository, complete with commitdiff output. [more inside]
I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
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]
i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]