What cool/geeky/fun/useful things can you do with a Linux-running server (no GUI, on 24/7) that has a very fast CPU but a very slow internet connection?
Recommend me a good sendmail log analyzer. [more inside]
RAID 5 on the (Gigabyte) motherboard in Ubuntu Server? [more inside]
How can I get Firefox (3.0.1) to log my browsing history to plain text files (preferably XML, but any that isn't essential)? At a minimum I'd like the URL, page title, and a timestamp for when I loaded the page. It would be nice to have how the page was accessed (via a link? direct entry?) and how long was spent on it.
How do I make one X server display everything the same as another X server? [more inside]
What OS should I put on my aging laptop? How do I do it? [more inside]
What should I do with these old PCs? Of course, there are some limitations... [more inside]
Why is it OK to have no reserved blocks in ext2 on the Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
When it comes to re-purposing old laptops, it seems like the only option people really talk about is to turn it into a picture frame. There's got to be more that an old iBook can do... right? [more inside]
Which is the better way to share Linux folders with Vista and OS X: SMB or NFS? [more inside]
What is the best light OS for my mom that is very easy to install? [more inside]
I'm about to move one of my computers to Linux, but I don't know much about the various distributions. Can you recommend resources that compare the strengths and weaknesses of the various distributions, so that I can assess any relevant tradeoffs? [more inside]
LinuxFilter: What could be causing these strange, unwanted, and annoying X restarts? [more inside]
Recommended HDTV tuner cards for Linux? Preferably inexpensive? And where to find them? [more inside]
Looking for a program for Linux (or Mac) that will record what ports I'm using during a given period of time. [more inside]
I am used to Mac OS X and I really like the default fonts, the way anti aliasing works and the default theme as well. Now I am working with Ubuntu 8.10 on other machine, but it kind of frustrates me visually. I'd like to ask general tips on how could I make Ubuntu more visually appealing. I have found a couple of links about how to make fonts smoother. That improved a bit, bit still not there yet. I'd like to hear from you what font you use, themes, etc... So, what are the tricks you use to make your Ubuntu install beautiful?
How do I make my external monitor hot-pluggable in xubuntu installed on an Acer Aspire One? [more inside]
Can you recommend software that will let me use a Linux machine to monitor e-mail, facebook, twitter, RSS feeds etc and see new content at a glance, from halfway across the room (ie. it has to be in BIG letters)? [more inside]
how can i backup a flickr account under linux? [more inside]
My computer has Fluxbox installed on it. How do I update the time on my computer? [more inside]
What would cause certain folders to show up when a DVD is mounted under Windows (XP, FWIW), but not to show up under Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid)? [more inside]
Is there any way to get the standard OS X touchpad acceleration curve working under Linux? I've tried messing with the "synaptics" driver settings many different ways, but nothing yielded anything close to what I was looking for. [more inside]
What reasons could there be for the ACPI power button event being triggered, other than someone pressing the power button on a server? [more inside]
I'm having a problem with an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server that seemed to have stumped the stars on the Ubuntu forums. It deals with disk drives and power management. [more inside]
A Windows server needs to tell a Linux Web server to change the contents of a Web page. I don't know how the first can communicate this to the second, or how the second can then make the change. [more inside]
I recently bought an MSI Wind u100 160G 3 Cell netbook, and am very happy with the little thing. I used to have a mac, am familiar with windows, but am considering going the LINUX route. [more inside]
Looking for a printer that will work with Windows (Vista), OS X and Linux. [more inside]
As a moderately experienced Ubuntu user, what should I know before giving Debian a try? [more inside]
UbuntuFilter: Help me find a well-organized note-taking or notebook program. [more inside]
Hopefully simple Ubuntu display question. [more inside]
Help me choose a Linux desktop computer (UK) [more inside]
I am finally making the jump to linux from Windows 7! To the 1337 linux askmefites: Is having the option of Windows as a secondary/emergency OS even important, or would I be better off keeping my machine strictly linux? [more inside]
DIY Ripserver [more inside]
Can someone give me any pointers, tips, or caveats about installing BSD on sun hardware for use as a firewall/router? [more inside]
Cheap touchscreens + Linux (?) + full-screen browser? [more inside]
What Network Attached Storage enclosure should I get? [more inside]
VMWare Server 1.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux 8.10 Host: Is it possible to use an encrypted disk on the host machine as a physical disk for a virtual machine? [more inside]
Windows 7: Is there any way to mount ext3/ext2 partitions in Windows 7? I would use Ext2 IFS but it's not compatible with the beta.
weird linux cursor problem. I'm having this problem with an ssh terminal where the cursor won't advance past the last character in a line, so I can't change or delete the last character. [more inside]
Does anyone know of a wireless packet sniffer for Linux that shows pictures and only pictures? [more inside]
Is it possible/feasible to have 2 completely seperate X servers running on one linux machine, outputting to seperate monitors? [more inside]
Why does Ubuntu/linux make it so freaking difficult to do the equivalent of the Windows command "Map Network Drive"?
For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
Need to create a PXE image server that supports ghost images. Difficulty: Linux [more inside]
What are some good Linux programs for keeping an electronic research journal? [more inside]
So i partitioned my pocket 320gig USB drive and installed the lastest ubuntu. My intent was to use it like a live CD to virus scan windows XP worksations (to avoid imaging). Odd thing though, I can not access any data on this drive when running WinXP. in windows, it tells me that the drive isn't formatted. I checked the drive and see the Ubuntu partition, the original partition and a small 1gig partition I assume was created during the Ubuntu install. Grub loads when I restart the machine and boot from USB and Ubuntu runs fine. Is my data irrevocably lost? I was thinking of deleting the MBR, but I figure that'd just make the drive useless. ideas?
Looking for hardware recommendations for a very modest home Linux server. [more inside]
On-demand webcam image serving on a linux server? [more inside]
How best to export a Journler diary? [more inside]
I recently found a fantastic program for managing research literature on OSX and I'm looking for a similar program for Windows and Linux. [more inside]