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How to get Zotero talking to my home Webdav server?

I've set up a webdav service on my home server and am trying to back up my Zotero files onto it. The webdav service seems to work perfectly through a browser or cadaver but Zotero just stalls -- any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Mar 7, 2014 - 3 answers

System76 GazellePro laptop experiences?

Can anyone share direct experience using a GazellePro laptop or similar from System76? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Feb 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Budget MP3 player for use w/Ubuntu / Banshee?

I need a moderately priced, durable MP3 player that I can dump selected tracks / podcasts from my Banshee library into for my commute. Ideally, I'd like to spend less than $100. Any advice will be appreciated - I've been trying for 6 months to get Linux and my iPod to play together reliably, and I'm throwing in the towel.
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Hard drive encrypted with Ubuntu, forgot password. Oops.

My netbook is running Ubuntu (11?). I set up hard drive encryption when I installed Ubuntu, and gave my hard drive the same password as my user account. Then I didn't use the netbook for several months and forgot the password. Help me make netbook go. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Oct 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Ubuntu 12.04 - wireless passwords rejected. Why?

Ubuntu 12.04 is suddenly unable to connect via two different routers. When the (correct) passwords are entered, it attempts to connect, but then brings up the pwd entry form again. This is a new problem, as of last Mon. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me make Ubuntu Trackpad Accessibility at least as good as Win7

I have a good friend with dystonia, which limits his physical dexterity greatly. He has a new Acer Aspire netbook, running Ubuntu 12.04LTS. His old machine ran Windows 7. The accessibility for keyboard in Ubuntu is pretty good, offering the same sort of sticky keys, and repetitive key blocking and so forth. The problem is with the trackpad. Under Win7, he can left-click once on the trackpad button, which then treats it the same as if he continued to hold the button down until the button is clicked again to release it. Ubuntu will not do this out of the box. [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba on Apr 19, 2013 - 7 answers

X11 apps on Ubuntu Touch?

Ubuntu touch preview does not use X11 for graphics. The repository for armhf contains virtually all apps available in desktop Ubuntu, but they cannot be run directly on the tablet (Nexus 10 in my case). Is there a way to run those using a virtual X-server, perhaps passing through local VNC to be displayed? I have ssh access to the device, so I can run commands normally.
posted by jaduncan on Apr 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Linux VPN hairpuller

Please help me figure out how to get my VPN to work with Linux - it claims to, but I can't make it. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Mar 7, 2013 - 27 answers

VPN that works reliably with Linux

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 w/Gnome - I use proXPN for Windows machines, but have never been able to get it to establish a connection w/the Ubuntu laptop I have. I'm looking for recommendations for VPNs that work reliably with Linux where set-up is basic enough for a Linux novice to understand.
posted by ryanshepard on Feb 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Is there a way to update things on an no-longer supported version of Ubuntu?

I'm stuck using an old no longer supported version of ubuntu (11.04) on my primary laptop because the video card is not supported by the newer distros. Is there anyway I can get updates for it or is there an alternate OS that will still support old Intel video? I've already run into snafus with ruby and firefox is no longer updating ( I can probably just switch to chrome). I don't want to spend to much time yak shaving because I would rather be getting stuff done.
posted by srboisvert on Jan 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Epson projector w/Ubuntu

Epson EX7200 projector + Ubuntu 12.04 - help me make these two play together. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

How to force eject a cd from a macbook?

About 5 minutes ago I put a CD into my computer and it won't read or eject. It's a Macbook purchased in late 2008 running Ubuntu 12.04. I've tried ejecting the cd using Disk Utility and get the following error message: "error ejecting: eject excited with exit code 1: eject unable to eject, last error: Inappropriate ioctl for device" Can anyone help?
posted by eurypteris on Nov 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Will this RAID survive an Ubuntu installation?

I have an Ubuntu installation with a software RAID. The Ubuntu installation is on a separate disk than the RAID. If I reinstall Ubuntu, will it find and mount the RAID successfully? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Sep 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Clearly too dumb to be doing this, Ubuntu wireless no worky

Wireless no longer working after upgrade to Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin. I've got just enough knowledge to be confused. Please explain what to do like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Aug 26, 2012 - 9 answers

An array of choices....

Looking for advice from other mefites on how to best use the additional disks I've purchased to expand my current home Linux server. RAID5/6? Native ZFS raidz? Something else? Also curious about use of iSCSI instead of SMB for things like Time Machine, etc. [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus on Aug 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Boot ubuntu to the commandline

Due to my work laptop dying, I installed the gui on my Ubuntu 11.10 server. No biggie except that it seems to have messed up the video mode. My LCD just displays an error. How can I get around this? [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Apr 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Dist-upgrading Ubuntu when the PPA version of a package is newer?

Upgrading Ubuntu: I am planning to finally dist-upgrade my mythbuntu 10.10 box which has fallen out of official support. I probably will take 3 steps to get it up to 12.04 LTS, but this question is just about the first step. What happens during a dist-upgrade if I have a ppa-sourced package that is newer than the new distribution? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Apr 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Ubuntu & Firefox troubleshooting

Yesterday, my firefox install on ubuntu started misbehaving. The bookmarks toolbar only shows up if I remove it and and add it again. There are no URLs in Address bar and no URL display down where the status bar used to be. Several plugins have stopped working without being disabled. Sometimes tabs can't be closed. No session management and on and on. The problem seems to be some interaction of a ubuntu update and firefox not cooperating. After googling I have nothing and am at a complete loss for how to fix it. Where do people turn for support for ubuntu firefox problems that don't require them to be on either development team? [more inside]
posted by srboisvert on Apr 17, 2012 - 8 answers

HAL-lite for Mom

What netbook should I buy for my mother who has very limited experience with computers? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Dec 21, 2011 - 33 answers

Ubuntu on which android?

Which Android device for sideloading Ubuntu? [more inside]
posted by jago25_98 on Oct 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Mysterious security cam vid

I am attempting to play a video file that has come from a security camera, under Ubuntu. I think it's a codec problem, but I'm not sure of the solution. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Why so last century?

Why are "i386" drivers supplied, and not 64-bit, for things like printer drivers? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Linux for a 2007 MacBook Pro?

What version of Linux should I consider dual booting on my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 15, 2011 - 13 answers

[UbuntuFilter] Hate Computers, Love Computer Science

I have recently become the defacto sysadmin for a number of Ubuntu machines, and it has become painfully obvious that I don't really know what I'm doing. Can you recommend resources for me to better understand how Linux works? Please note that I am not at all interested in this for its own sake, but only because I need to know this to be able to do the fun parts of my job. [more inside]
posted by Metasyntactic on Jul 4, 2011 - 12 answers

How to get my Dell Ubuntu server to boot from a different drive?

I have an Ubuntu server. It's a Dell PowerEdge with a PERC 6 RAID controller. I'm trying to get it to boot to a different drive, and grub doesn't seem to be cooperating - it appears to attempt to boot to the correct volume and partition and then bonks out when mounting /proc - what gives? [more inside]
posted by migurski on Apr 28, 2011 - 21 answers

Does installing a new Linux OS erase the hard drive?

Will installing a Linux Operating System onto an old Windows laptop fully erase the contents of the hard drive? [more inside]
posted by ElisaOS on Apr 8, 2011 - 17 answers

Why use Ubuntu?

Tell me why I should use Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Apr 6, 2011 - 29 answers

I need book learning for Ubuntu LTSP

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]
posted by beelzbubba on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

I am Linux in a Microsoft world.

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]
posted by beelzbubba on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 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

Some of us like brown and orange.

Has anybody published a Hardy Heron skin for Lucid Lynx? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Dec 2, 2010 - 7 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

Ubuntu 10 on an IBM T60?

I downloaded the pendrive version of Ubuntu 10 and it boots fine on my IBM T60 laptop. But when I actually ran the full install it doesn't want to boot up . The boot process just ends with a blank, non-responsive screen.. Any ideas?
posted by Scoops on Dec 2, 2010 - 9 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

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

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

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

Ubuntu compatible, Audible playing mp3 player.

I'm looking for an mp3 player that allows me to drag and drop music without the need of software that works with Ubuntu and can play back Audible DRM'ed files. Budget of £100.
posted by nam3d on Aug 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Jolicloud 1.0 Vs. Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT!

Jolicloud 1.0 or Ubuntu UNR 10.04 FIGHT! Which is suggested for an Aspire One AOA-100? [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Aug 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Ubuntu laptop for Grandma?

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]
posted by batikrose on Jul 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Windows 7 on virtual machine in/beside Ubuntu 10.04 to watch streaming Netflix - will it work?

Windows 7 on virtual machine in/beside Ubuntu 10.04 to watch streaming Netflix - will it work? And will it work well? Will I be able to watch Netflix streaming movies (preferably in HD) on a Windows 7 guest system running inside VirtualBox OSE on an Ubuntu 10.04 host? Google has turned up very little recent chatter, with one or two people saying that it doesn't work well. Anyone here manage to get it working? [more inside]
posted by dilettanti on Jun 30, 2010 - 12 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

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

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

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

Headphone mania

Help me find USB headphones for Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by movicont on Apr 20, 2010 - 5 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

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