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    Re: HOWTO: Mount NTFS volumes with write support

    Please refer to this thread now: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009

    This guide is outdated since there is a new and better ntfs supporting driver now.


    Moderator, please close...
  2. Re: What's the best place to "start out" with computers?

    Listening to Linux podcasts is a really good idea. Give that a try.

    Also, don't go the calculus + assembly path unless you plan on getting really frustrated. Its much more fun starting with a high...
  3. Re: What's the best place to "start out" with computers?

    I would recommed Python aswell. It is a very high level language, which is good for playing and learning with, specially about programming logic.
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    Re: What IDE is the best for Python?

    I like both Gedit with the Better Console plugin and Pida (in the repos). I keep switching between the two.

    I'm trying to fix Gedit text highlighting right now, since it doesn't seem to highlight...
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    Re: My Ubuntu NX4 station

    There's a Linux version of NX4:

    http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/blog/2006/04/ugs_we_heart_li.html
    http://www.evanyares.com/the-cad-industry/2006/4/11/cad-on-linux.html

    PTC Pro Engineer...
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    Re: Firefox Widgets

    You can, using dpkg-divert. From the man page:


    For each altered file, when installing the widgets, you could run something like:
    sudo dpkg-divert /usr/lib/firefox/filename

    And when removing:...
  7. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    I think it's danish :P

    Automatic online translation
    ...it's pretty bad tho (read 'boxes' as 'packages' =P)
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    Re: Shareing HP PSC 12xx to Windows 2000/XP

    Oops, forgot to post back.

    I succeeded in sharing the printer by using SAMBA and making the Ubuntu box serve the drivers. The instructions are here:
    Basic Setup Instructions
    Important workaround...
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    Re: Sharing HP PSC 12xx to Windows 2000/XP

    I tried this on a WinXP and it didn't work. At step 6, there is still no correct driver listed for my printer (HP PSC 1210) :(

    Is there any other way to do this? Maybe by copying the files...
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    Re: Firefox Widgets

    I created a GTK+ interface for the installer, check the attached screenshots.

    It's written in Python, and requires the python-kiwi lib to be installed to work. The code is attached too. I had to...
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    Re: Building packages on a clean-room environmend

    Any tips on how to upgrade an existing base.cow (or base.tgz) from one distribution version to another?
    Should I just delete the old one and create a new?

    What's the best option? Any other tips...
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    Re: Howto : GfxBoot ( Grub like suse )

    your menu.lst is probably wrong:

    put the gfxboot onption on the first line of the file
    disable password protection if it is enabled (gfxboot won't work with password protection and you'll get the...
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    Re: My Ubuntu CAD station

    Autocad is used for professional work, that is, architects, engineers, etc who need to correctly draw plans and schematics according to standards and rules, plot them in different paper sizes and so...
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    Re: Ideas for redesigning the "desktop"...

    Seems Microsoft is researching multi-sensitive interfaces aswell. The MS Surface project seems very promising:
    http://www.microsoft.com/surface/

    Let's hope we get an opensource variant aswell! :D
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    Re: HOWTO: Latest Quod Libet audio player

    I was using Quod Libet 0.20 that had a nice notification patch, now Feisty upgraded my Quod Libet to 0.24 that only shows a yellow box with the current song name... quite ugly indeed. Is that pacth...
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    Re: Building packages on a clean-room environmend

    Yep ccache only really helps if you have to recompile a package several times, like, for instance, when debugging patches and so on.

    For one time compiles, it makes no difference.
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    Re: Building packages on a clean-room environmend

    Would be nice to update this to cowbuilder + ccache, it really speeds things up :)
  18. Re: search-for-files: Graphical search for any Desktop Environment and File Manager (

    People, check out CatFish. It searches using several backends like find, (s)locate, doodle, tracker and beagle (whichever are available).

    Good thing it is light and fits perfectly on Xfce (see...
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    Poll: Re: Howto: Backup with Partimage

    You have to manually mount the disk:

    mkdir /mnt/hda3
    mount /dev/hda3/ /mnt/hda3
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    Re: Ideas for redesigning the "desktop"...

    An update on the Multitouch interface, check it out!
    http://on10.net/Blogs/jesse/perceptive-pixel-reinvents-the-human-computer-interface/...
  21. Re: xsane sucks! Anyone interested in making something new?

    I was thinking about this for quite some time now (improving xsane interface, I mean). It really does suck.

    I am learning Python aswell, so would be nice to have a project to exercise in :)

    Let...
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    Re: Hypothetical virus for Ubuntu

    This all assumes the malicious code finds its way into the system.

    IMO, what has to be controlled are the entrypoints. You have to trust the code source, verify it's authenticity and only then...
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    Re: Linux in Schools and Colleges

    At the federal university I attend to here in Brazil there is a mix between linux/windows in our labs. Usually they are setup to dual-booting, with windows being the default option and Ubuntu Dapper...
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    Re: Ideas for redesigning the "desktop"...

    A few links that might be of interest:

    Multitouch interface:
    Project website
    Video demo at youtube

    3D desktop organization:
    LowFat project
    BumpTop prototype
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    Re: Sell me Open Source

    I too needed to install *many* opensource programs to actually being able to work on the office computer, which had a win2000 in it.

    And now that I am using them, people on the office are...
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