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Linux is biting me.

What could have caused all my linux log files to vanish? [more inside]
posted by thorny on Jun 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Grub error 21

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]
posted by hellojed on Jun 23, 2010 - 21 answers

What can I use all this excess bandwidth for?

I'm getting a 100meg internet connection, what do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by empath on Jun 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Help a FOSS enthusiast switch to the Microsoft way of things

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]
posted by felspar on Jun 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Best tiny unix for serving Java servlets?

Recommendations for a tiny Unix distro for serving servlets and nothing else. [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Jun 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Encrypting Text Files in Ubuntu/Win7

What is the best and easiest security methods to use when encrypting and storing important text files on Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by 1awesomeguy on Jun 1, 2010 - 7 answers

WiFi Poltergeist

My laptop can only connect to my girlfriend's wireless with Ubuntu, not Windows and it's driving me crazy. Tech problem or ghosts? [more inside]
posted by quietfire on May 28, 2010 - 12 answers

What's the best Linux web hosting control panel?

What's the best Linux web hosting control panel? I have a client who's hosting a few hundred websites on a homebrew Apache virtual hosting setup. It's a mess. I'm looking at migrating them to proper control panel software. [more inside]
posted by signalnine on May 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Why does my Windows partition hate the Internet?

The Windows partition of my PC is no longer able to connect to my home network. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Electric Dragon on May 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Fixing fonts in Opera and Chrome

Argh! What's happened to my fonts in Opera on linux? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on May 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Who's got the focus?

On MacOS, I can say osascript -e 'set myapp to name of (info for (path to frontmost application))' to print the name of the program that currently has focus, in a way that's useful for shell scripting. How can I get the same information in a graphical session on Linux?
posted by fantabulous timewaster on May 12, 2010 - 21 answers

Can I undo the tide of history?

Can anyone think of a way to hack in podcast XML from Youtube? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Does Crossover Office actually work?

Have you used CrossOver Linux (the Codeweavers version of Wine)? Does it work well with MS Office 2007? I've installed regular Wine and MS Word on my (Fedora 12) computer, and it works like crap. I was curious if the commercial version worked any better. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on May 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Another file disappears into the ether.

Long-shot filter... recovery of an AbiWord file that has disappeared while being transferred to a flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Savannah on May 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Jaunty, Karmic, or Lucid???

I want to set up Ruby on Rails development environment on my windows laptop at work, and plan to set up Virtual Box and install some version of linux, probably ubuntu, as a guest OS. I use windows mostly for work and OS X at home, but havent done much with linux (my office's production environment is linux, so I do a tiny bit). Which version of ubuntu should I go with right now? I see "Lucid Lynx" has just been released (I love the naming), should I go with that or a previous recent version?
posted by pretzel on Apr 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me recover a GPT table!

I've somehow corrupted my GPT table on my Windows 7 box and i'm wondering if there is a way to recover/recreate this table. The MBR is fine and windows 7 still boots. Parted/Gparted cant see the partitions though (looking at the corrupted GPT) and it's becoming an issue because i'm attempting to dual boot with Ubuntu. Thanks!
posted by runit on Apr 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Just switch to the next tab, don't close all 25!!

Is there a way to disable Firefox keyboard shortcuts? Ctrl+Q specifically... [more inside]
posted by Dysk on Apr 18, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I make karmic Ubuntu and WinMo 6.1 play nice?

Why won't Ubuntu 9.10 recognize any recent pictures or new folders on my Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone when I plug it in? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 18, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I get my mouse to work with Ubuntu boot disks?

Two different USB mice freeze when using 3 different Ubuntu versions on my Dell desktop. Should I give up, and if so, what sort of linux version should a new user like me try? [more inside]
posted by Jenesta on Apr 17, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get Linux LVM and dm-crypt to play nice with Truecrypt?

Linux LVM + dm-crypt filter: how to get my LVM to work with my Truecrypt-protected Win7 partition, from an MBR perspective? [more inside]
posted by jingzuo on Apr 13, 2010 - 4 answers

should i just get more memory

What is the most memory-friendly linux web development stack? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Sentebuntu?

Is it possible to run Mac software from Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Apr 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Or should I just go BeOS?

Help a lapsed linux user pick a distro with which to return to the fold. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Apr 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Too Many Fonts!

Help me get myself down to 5-10 essential fonts I can put on my Ubuntu machine for free. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Mar 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me keep in touch with another side of my geekness?

Are there any blogs about open-source hardware/software products? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Mar 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me understand Seadragon!

Help me understand how to host Seadragon files on my linux server! [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Mar 11, 2010 - 1 answer

An Asterisky Proposition

Why won't Asterisk (or Linux) install on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

I've been on a desert island of unix-a-likes. Help me work out my new windows laptop!

I've just got a new netbook running Windows 7. I've not maintained a windows machine since 2001 (my home machines have been mac then Ubuntu, at work I use Debian). I figure I should give Windows another chance. Specific questions I have follow, but I'm really after any good tips and tricks for becoming a power user of Windows 7. What should I know? What are your top tips? [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 25, 2010 - 15 answers

What are the best open source cpanel alternatives?

What are the best open source web-hosting control panels out there? Are there any that are feature-competitive with commercial products like cpanel or plesk? What are your experiences working with them? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Feb 24, 2010 - 1 answer

How to remove Dan's Guardian from an Eee PC?

How do I remove Dan's Guardian from an Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook? (Complications inside.) [more inside]
posted by mordax on Feb 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me switch to Ubuntu

I'm considering switching to Ubuntu with no previous Linux experience. Also, I'm no techie. If this is a dumb idea, tell me why. If not, do you have any tips for making the transition? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Feb 16, 2010 - 46 answers

Robust Tablet PC - exists?

My laptop (an Acer Travelmate) just gave up the ghost after 3 years and a replaced (but still dodgy) hard drive. Any suggestions for laptops that can handle plenty of travel and being bumped around in bags? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Headless machine set up by brainless tech

My Linux machine has no monitor, which is fine, except I forgot to install SSHD. Help! [more inside]
posted by davejay on Feb 4, 2010 - 11 answers

ASP .NET based CMS versus Drupal

Trying to make the case against Drupal and find a ASP .NET CMS solution. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Jan 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Flatbed scanners and dynamic range for sketching

Why do flatbed scanners seem to have so little dynamic range for sketches? I draw for fun, usually with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I do not put a lot of pressure onto the pen because it allows for more details/subtle shading. When I scan the images, the "light" details are always blown out and no amount of fiddling xsane's settings (gamma, brightness, contrast) seems to reveal them. Is there a trick I'm missing, or paper+scanner just really sucks and I should just use my tablet? Example scanned drawing lacking much of the visual information that the eye can see on paper. Scanners I have used over the years: HP ScanJet 3300C, Canon lide (briefly), and now a Brother MFC-5840CN.
posted by a007r on Jan 28, 2010 - 23 answers

Single user, looking for long term relationship with the laptop of my dreams. Love of linux a must

Help me find the most durable laptop that will play well with Ubuntu [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jan 18, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me give a near-useless embedded machine a useful life!

Do people have ideas about what fun things I can do with a little embedded, Linux-capable machine I have lying around? [more inside]
posted by delfuego on Jan 14, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I shutdown my Linux PC by email?

On my Windows machine I used rules in Outlook to do various things such as shutdown my system remotely via email. I have switched to Linux (Mint 8) and would like to be able to do this with my new OS. Unfortunately I have not been able to find an email client that would enable me to execute an application/script/command based on a rule/filter. Thunderbird has filters, but only for sorting emails, not running commands. Any ideas?
posted by Unhyper on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

What is a program I can install using RPM?

I need to install a small program on a RHEL box - it doesn't matter what the program is or does, as long as it is installed using RPM. [more inside]
posted by warble on Jan 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Linux need not apply.

Will Apple Care if I'm using Linux? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

best linux for eee pc

What's the "best" linux distro for an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA netbook? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Jan 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Where can I download the version of Xandros used on the ASUS Eee PC 900?

Where can I download the version of Xandros used on the ASUS Eee PC 900? If the answer is nowhere, what's a good alternative (free) OS for that computer? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jan 2, 2010 - 15 answers

I erased my / partition! good job

I just corrupted my / partition on my Linux installation. [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Dec 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Best uses of a VPS for charitable computing/networking?

In the spirit of the season: Mefites, what are your favorite charitable computing / charitable networking projects? [more inside]
posted by khedron on Dec 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me make the most out of my netbook!

Is there some software out there that can turn my netbook into relatively passive display device for news, weather, email alerts, etc? And look good doing it? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Dec 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Need help creating a custom Linux LiveCD

Like a dumbass I took my work laptop off the corporate domain and now I can't log in. Helpdesk can't find the admin password for the machine so it's stuck until I travel to the office and they can re-image it (I'm remote). Until then I'd like to be able to at least boot into Ubuntu (or some such) and browse the web. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Dec 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Recommend a USB scanner for Linux

Which current USB flatbed scanner works under Linux? [more inside]
posted by phliar on Dec 15, 2009 - 7 answers

Kubuntu Help Needed - Update from 9.04 to 9.1 -> display FUBARed, touchpad borked

This post relates to a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, dual booting WinXP and Kubuntu, where a full package update to Kubuntu ver. 9 has caused some display problems rendering the linux desktop essentially unusable. [more inside]
posted by minimii on Dec 13, 2009 - 10 answers

What lightweight but powerful laptop should I buy?

Which light-weight yet powerful laptop should I buy? I like the Sony Vaio Z, followed by the MB Air and the Thinkpad X200. Am I missing any models? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Dec 10, 2009 - 22 answers

Dual Booting For Dummies

Two-part question regarding a potential XP/Ubuntu dual-boot setup: a)Do I still worry about viruses if I'm not accessing the internet from the XP half? b) From reading online it seems that I'll be able to access files from the XP half while in Ubuntu, but will the opposite be true? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Nov 27, 2009 - 6 answers

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