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  1. Government of Canada Launches RFI on Open Source Software

    Article on arstechnica:
    http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/02/canadian-government-eyes-open-sources-asks-for-feedback.ars

    Actual listing on Merx:...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Don't understand error message

    Which file sharing program? I google searched "sysmd.properties" and only windows solutions came up. Are you running utorrent via wine?

    If so you would probably be better off using a native linux...
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    [ubuntu] Re: install linux on GPS device?

    Highly doubtful you will be able to get any use out of it via trying to install Linux. Sorry.

    I'd recommend Garmin or TomTom for a good GPS.
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    [gnome] Re: terminal problem with alt key

    Works fine for me. Odd.
  5. [ubuntu] Re: has anyone ever used the Python Uniconverter?

    Inkscape should be able to open them. You may need to install some other packages to get it to work though. See here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=338632
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Micrphone in Volume Control

    Your looking for windows help? Wrong forum.

    Or are you looking for Ubuntu help?
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    [ubuntu] Re: removing admin user

    Is there an unlock button on the User Settings window? Because you have to hit that first to make any changes.

    And if your talking about a "root" account, don't delete that, just change the...
  8. [other] Re: ive never heard this question/seen(lol) being asked!!!!

    Burn the livecd to an iso and try booting it first. Try out your usb headset there and see if it works. The nvidia card should work great.
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    [edubuntu] Re: Edubuntu and Kubuntu

    Yes.

    Just install the edubuntu-desktop package and it will pull everything in.

    It is a little messy though as you get the full set of applications from both, and you can choose to boot into KDE...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kiosk Implementation

    Starting point.
    https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+question/1169

    Google is your friend.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Half Destroyed Window Top

    I have exactly the same error. I've just been ignoring it.

    What kind of graphics card do you have? I have a Nvidia 6150.
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    [ubuntu] Re: openGL driver folder

    This guy:
    http://hypernews.slac.stanford.edu/HyperNews/geant4/get/visualization/303.html
    has some success by recompiling all of Geant4.
    ...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Can't configure canon_pp driver for Canon FB630P

    There is a README file in the tar archive. Did you follow it's directions for use?
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    [ubuntu] Re: wireless note book adapter help!!

    Found this:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Device/Belkin_F5D8010

    Not a good card for linux support. The above link shows how to install ndiswrapper which may make the card usuable....
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Can't configure canon_pp driver for Canon FB630P

    try installing the -dev package for libieee1284-3


    sudo apt-get install libieee1284-3-dev

    For ubuntu/debian if you ever trying to compile something you usuallly need the -dev version of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install with Truecrypt deb

    I think you need to run the included file.

    Extract the "truecrypt-6.1a-setup-ubuntu-x86" file to a known directory.
    open a terminal

    cd /path/to/directory/
    chmod +x...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Adobe Flash Player Issues

    Can you post the name of the package you downloaded and the version of the linux kernel you are running?

    You can get the exact version of the linux kernel by running the

    uname -r
    command in a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: need help with gnump3d media server

    The thing with security is that it is hard to do right, and really, really easy to screw up. Geniuses wrote and maintain ssh so you can trust it.

    Even if you use the ip address filter built into...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Using a TI83/84+ with Ubuntu?

    http://packages.ubuntu.com/intrepid/i386/tilp2/filelist

    I think the executable is called "tilp" not "tilp2"
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    [kubuntu] Re: Scripting sound file editor Audacity?

    Did you look at the man file for audacity?

    in a terminal:

    man audacity
    you can scroll up and down with the arrow keys, and hit q to exit.
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Logitech Quickcam Connect not being recognized

    Looks like this is a Ubuntu kernel bug.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/267522

    You can follow the progress at the link above and possibly try any workarounds suggested (if...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Strange behavior after install, ioerrors.

    Great list of the log files ubuntu uses:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LinuxLogFiles

    May be something in the /var/log/syslog file.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Internet gateway + traffic logging

    Read up on Squid and transparent proxying. You can't just check a box to get this running, but it is possible.

    You'll probably need two network cards in the server.

    Anyone successfully done...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing Compendium & JRE 6u11

    For java, you don't need to download it off the internet, just run:

    sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin
    in a terminal. That will install the latest sun java packages for ubuntu. (not 6u11, but a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: openGL driver folder

    More information required.

    Which program are you installing? Can you copy-paste the terminal contents here?
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