Search found 128 matches

by caveman
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Acer Aspire One netbook
Replies: 8
Views: 10601

Am quietly impressed with the current range of HP notebooks. Bought a HP530 for each of my daughters about 6 weeks ago - (this due to finances - would have liked the 631) Downgraded to xp from vista - additional bucks 'course. Then dual booted and installed Ubuntu 7.1 - which is what they wanted! In...
by caveman
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: A forum for books?
Replies: 4
Views: 6611

Hmm. books I actually paid for (sic) AND that I still use, as and when required! eg. 1987 "UNIX System V Bible" by The Waite Group really enjoyed most of the so-called "Bibles" ! (Still use them) Then 'course (ice9!) the "In a Nutshell" books by Q'Reilly still consult "Linux in a nutshell" as the ne...
by caveman
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: startx
Replies: 2
Views: 4322

have you tried xhost + on the X-window command line? this is to allow anybody from anywhere to connect to your local Xserver then try to start xterm from the server (after login) with something like (replace with your machine ip) xterm -display 10.10.10.10:0 or start something from your X-window com...
by caveman
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: fedora 9 upgrade problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6629

hi yep - in short that is what happened only it was not an upgrade but a fresh install AND the 2nd time the machine actually booted but the X-server wont start - used alt-ctrl-F1 to get to a login screen (this took about 5 minutes!) rebuilt the machine again and then used yum to do the updates (3rd ...
by caveman
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: fedora 9 upgrade problem
Replies: 5
Views: 6629

fedora 9 upgrade problem

Hi weird problem - on Sunday I downloaded and upgraded my system. Using synaptic - when the upgrade was done, some 16 packages all failed with MD5 errors AND when I quit synaptic, the system was completely bust. Would not even reboot. So I reinstalled a fresh copy, set what I needed and redid the up...
by caveman
Fri May 16, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: Fedora 9
Replies: 4
Views: 5925

Hi Void Let us know how it compares against Fedora 8 As a standard, I usually only install odd numbered releases So - my Fedora 7 with Oracle 10g installed, I am planning a reinstall with 9 and again Oracle 10g my Fedora 5 box with Oracle 9.2 an upgrade from 5 to 9 (never got round to the 7 upgrade ...
by caveman
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 5283

Compliments of the season - nice and neutral I think -
to all the Linux geeks and geekgetts - note the double tt :twisted:
by caveman
Sat Nov 17, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: need some info - read (ammo)
Replies: 2
Views: 4982

need some info - read (ammo)

Please - I might use some offending words, but this really is a technical question. Where I contract (for now) - the IT? buyers et. al. have decided to replace the user PC's (800+ all booting m$) with a screen, mouse and keyboard only ie. terminal server in its extreme! (91.25% of the non-mainframe ...
by caveman
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: samba changes and k3b
Replies: 2
Views: 4613

Alas! :oops: :oops:
This is something that happened before
:- the firewall was not opened to allow samba connections through -:

Still having problems with k3b though
have even installed an older version - but no luck so far.
Still fooling around as and when I have time to try to fix this.
by caveman
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: samba changes and k3b
Replies: 2
Views: 4613

samba changes and k3b

Hi guys. I am now at a loss :oops: I cannot figure out where and how samba on fedora 7 works My F7 machine can connect to the network using "cifs" with "-o user=" and "-o uid=" - BUT for some reason the rest of the systems (m$ included) cannot access my shares! It is as if the /ets/samba/smb.conf is...
by caveman
Sat May 19, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: And baby makes 5!
Replies: 10
Views: 9758

Huge Congratulations
stopped after 2 and the wife became a "sports-model" :wink:
by caveman
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: power saver hang
Replies: 1
Views: 3470

power saver hang

Hi. Been having this problem now for about 2 months - not had time to investigate.... I know its little to go on, but.... Running FC5 on an AMD 1600+ cpu and an ASUS mobo with 2GB memory. All was fine until the last sets of upgrade (Nov '06 I think) was done, ever since - whenever the harware powers...
by caveman
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 66712

Hmm - and some more from the same article <quote> In November 2001 Microsoft spread more lies when they published a whitepaper on their website that compared Embedded Windows XP with embedded Linux. Among other inaccuracies, the paper touted the superiority of embedded XP, called it "proven performa...
by caveman
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 66712

Just my 1/4 cents of input How very short the IT industry memory really is! <quote> In April 2001, Microsoft spread the rumor that Novell was moving out of the software business and even managed to get it published on TheStreet.com. Microsoft eventually modified the statement in response to demands ...
by caveman
Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why am i still a luser?
Replies: 14
Views: 12859

I have lotsa ideas around this - some good - some bad :oops: Cannot really say that you can beat "hands-on" experience From when I started in '78 - IBM System 3 model 15 B - thru Texas Instruments DS990 series, Apple II etc. etc. The one thing I think we miss in IT is the so-called "proto typing" of...