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    [ubuntu] Re: Guide to install Serviio

    Serviio is pretty easy to install.

    1. Download it
    2. Extract it somewhere -home folder maybe?
    3. To self start on boot add a line to the startup applications list
    (give it a name, browse for...
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    Re: What's the nerdiest joke you know?

    Microsoft works.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Connecting UPnP to a Samsung TV

    I just got my Samsung smart TV on Friday. I spent a couple of hours last night and a couple more this morning getting AllShare to play with Ubuntu.

    -perfect success!

    Mediatomb- could be seen by...
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    Re: Curse the user above you

    I curse you to be trapped in a Google Plus circle with no friends.
  5. Re: Why on earth is Banshee the default audio player in Ubuntu?

    FWIW I've always liked Banshee since I 'went linux' a few years back. Much better than Rhythmbox.

    I liked the way it could sync to my android phone and I can use my phone as a remote for it.

    ...
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    Moved to Natty almost by accident

    Hi all,

    I installed Natty yesterday and it looks fantastic. Still finding out where everything is in Unity though.

    I hadn't actually planned to upgrade yet, my computer was happily running Lynx...
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    [ubuntu] integrating with Windows network

    Hi

    My school has a windows NT network running everything. A few of us are interested in developing a linux cluster on the network.

    I have setup my own cluster of 4 ubuntu boxes which have...
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    Re: Leaves as Solar Panels?

    its probably not worth doing as photosynthesis is fairly inefficient. Leaves can only utilize certain wavelengths of light energy. I'm sure synthetic solar panels will work with a much broader...
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    Re: Tug of war - Community vs Mods - to 200 (or -200)

    -1
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    Re: Whats your first linux distro?

    Ubuntu 8.04. As a second to WXP.

    Now its all I have (10.04)
  11. Re: Ammonia as a fuel in spark ignition and diesel engines

    We all need big sails on our cars....

    Ammonia as a useful car fuel is a terrible idea and there have been some bs comments in this thread!

    1. CO2 is NOT toxic -it is a greenhouse gas though (no...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    As of 10.04 the only windows install I have is a Vbox on this desktop (along with virtual Mint, Mandriva, FreeBSD and Solaris -mostly just cos I can).

    Previously I had to suffer WXP and its 3+...
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    Re: Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited

    Wow some of you guys are brave! Writing about being a DnD player on a Linux forum. My God, in some countries you could be stoned for being so geeky.



    <Lordyosch runs away, checks his ranks in...
  14. Re: how fast is your internet? how much does it cost?

    I pay 33 per month for a landline, cable TV and a 10Mbps net connection.

    breaks down to

    25 for phone and 30odd tv channels (and on demand)

    13 for net

    I'm very happy with it, speed is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: SiS 771/671 Mirage 3 Video Drivers!?!?

    Thanks for this. Turned a horrid wxp laptop into an ubuntu laptop

    I've waited for this for ages. I'm now Windows free!

    Jay
  16. Re: Printing; Linux's one true disadvantage on the Desktop

    I have a less than 1 year old HP laser which prints when asked. The quality doesn't seem as good through Linux as it does through windows, which is a shame.

    -especially as the printer was 150...
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    [all variants] UPS recommendations...

    Hi all,

    After an evening of several power dips I remembered I was going to look into getting a UPS.

    Any words of wisdom regarding brands, features etc?

    What I'd like is something that'll...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to boot from Grub prompt

    Isn't there a command 'startX' which starts up the graphical parts?

    I (probably am) could be wrong but I guess it isn't going to break anything to try!


    Jay
  19. [all variants] Re: Home "shared folder" server for complete newbies?

    Is it feasible? Yes.

    I used to use a NAS (Network attached Hard disk) for just this purpose (used to because the disk died).

    There is a file in the folder /etc called fstab which lists all the...
  20. Re: Thread necromancy is on the rise, yet again.

    Can i be a thicky and ask what 'thread necromancy' is and why it is a problem?


    ta

    Jay
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    Re: How much is your RAM usage.

    About 600MB out of 3.6GB Running 9,10, with Apache and Mysql server in the background.

    JAy
  22. [all variants] Re: Wanted: Project for linux noob with 'spare' PC

    I found a project...

    This weekend I installed Karmic Server edition, as a LAMP server. After a few false starts (RTFM!) I got it going. I now host my very own (and very crappy) website, with my...
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    [all variants] Re: Setup for student use

    The roll out has begun!

    I have four working Ubuntu terminals in my classroom now (limited by space) and I've got some students helping me set up another four for another classroom.

    I've...
  24. Poll: Re: If Windows was free would you choose it over Ubuntu.

    Windows is free isn't it? ;)

    I've never had windows properly installed on this PC, its been Ubuntu from the day it was built.

    I do run it on a VM though, and its booted very rarely.


    jay
  25. Re: Different flavours, do they all taste the same?

    Thanks for the responses guys.

    As I said, I've downloaded and VM'ed several but beyond a boot and a quick look I've not really tried much.

    I have to say, the only one that could possibly tempt...
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