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]
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.
Have you ever seen a creative sysadmin resume? [more inside]
How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
Are you allowed to use a computer in the US when you are in prison? [more inside]
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]
Linux script to parse all files in file tree and submit to a program? [more inside]
Can you help fix my virtual machine? (details inside) [more inside]
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]
What antivirus software should I run on a large Debian web server? [more inside]
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.)
Sync me up! Anyone out there in hive land managed to sync a Nokia 3110c calendar and tasks to a Linux desktop? [more inside]
What rackmountable or blade hardware vendor has the best support for hardware monitoring x86 Linux? [more inside]
Windows Search-like functionality (hit the windows key, and type in your terms, then tap Enter)... in Linux? [more inside]
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]
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]
Replacing my laptop, and planning to give current laptop to my 85 yr old mother so she can email and chat with me, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, and receive photo's. Is ubuntu a viable OS for her? [more inside]
What could have caused all my linux log files to vanish? [more inside]
When trying to boot my computer, I am getting a Grub Error 21. I have tried several methods to fix and none of them have worked. I am at wits end. [more inside]
I'm getting a 100meg internet connection, what do I do with it? [more inside]
I've been a self proclaimed Linux/BSD expert for the past 8 years. I just got offered a job selling Windows-based solutions. What do I need to speed-read to make the switch? [more inside]
Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]