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  1. Re: Photoshop 8 cs works brilliantly - menu fonts distorted

    Apparently the Tahoma font is missing from wine, so Photoshop reverts to a junky system font. Just download this font
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    Re: Would you use a database file system?

    i think we can all agree that the way apps like amarok use metadata is elegant and generally cool. just imagine if such functionality was built into standard libraries so that all apps could take...
  3. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    givre:

    there is a minor problem with your ntfs-3g-nautilus-tools package. it fails with

    Setting up ntfs-3g-nautilus-tools (0.10-1) ...
    mkdir: cannot create directory...
  4. No-effort XGL/Compiz package (with AfterBirth)

    Ive created a package to install and configure XGL/Compiz with Gnome as part of a larger project called AfterBirth.

    There are two ways to install: method 1 uses the full AfterBirth app, method 2...
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    Re: No-effort read+write NTFS package

    all the work is done in two standard deb scripts: postinst and postrm. they are executed after installation and removal respectively. you will find them both attached.

    their basic content was...
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    Re: No-effort read+write NTFS package

    good to hear. did it mount your pen drive as read+write ntfs-3g, or the old ntfs? in my experience, removable drives still appear to be a bit hit and miss.

    fyi: this package calles 'sudo umount...
  7. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    givre:

    your ntfs-3g packages work great for my fixed drives. however, ntfs formatted usb sticks are still pmounted as the old read-only ntfs filesystem type. should your latest pmount...
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    Re: No-effort read+write NTFS package

    although ntfs formatted usb devices should be automagically mounted as ntfs-3g, my test show they are still mounted as just ntfs. this means that they will be mounted, but read only. there are...
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    Re: No-effort read+write NTFS package

    Ive changed the instructions to use the mirror that seems most reliable. If you are setting up a new system, you may want to try AfterBirth (find it here). Its basically an Automatix clone; the full...
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    Re: No-effort read+write NTFS package

    most likely you just need to reboot. because some quite low level packages are updated, you will need to reboot after installing for the icon to show up automagically and to have read+write access. ...
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    No-effort read+write NTFS package

    As part of a larger project called AfterBirth, Ive created a package that sets up read+write access to your NTFS partitions. All the various and sundry command line work is done for you.

    Just copy...
  12. AfterBirth - I can believe its not Automatix

    I, like every new Ubuntu user, love Automatix. However, I have a few problems with it. Having some time on my hands, I decided to try my hand at hacking some improvements. The product is AfterBirth....
  13. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Edit 2006/08/26: Made zeroconf service announcements optional. Added mounting instructions for OS X and Windows. Grammar.
  14. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    are you connecting with the same username that you normally use on that box? when you connect to the remote host, you start out in the home directory of the user whos name you supply. so if you log...
  15. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    yea, that is quite an eyesore. im not aware of a way, but you may want to ask on the Gnome Nautilus mailing list.
  16. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    right, unless you create a virtual server through your home networks firewall. but i would not want to expose an ftp service to the outside world. im going to do this same tutorial with SSH in the...
  17. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    wow,, that is strange.. ill check the bug database because,, as i understand it,, zeroconf announced services should always be shown.. frankly,, ive been consistently underwhelmed by most OS's...
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    Re: HowTo: Encode Video for iPod Video

    your origional settings are confirmed working with the Samsung t809 phone..

    for reference (pasted from my script):

    AB = 192 # audio bitrate kbit/s (default=64)
    B = 700 # video bitrate...
  19. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    How are you doing network printing? Is one box a print server or do you print directly with a jetdirect card?



    Unfortunately, the only access i have to Macs is on campus and their network is...
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    HOWTO Easiest Xgl/Compiz setup yet

    I found this tutorial at the Taz Forum. I followed the instructions and had Xgl/Compiz working like a charm in about 5 minutes.

    Only one correction: when I first logged in to Xgl, the window...
  21. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Ive done some research, and you probably wont be surprised to learn that it will work on windows but it is much less elegant.

    The two Zeroconf clients that exist for windows only look for HTTP...
  22. Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    my reason for going with this setup was a frustration with nfs and samba. experienced users can handle the setup, but my mom cant; the complexity simply isnt justified for home or small workgroup...
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    Re: Does Linux Certified hardware exist?

    interesting link, but it looks like that project died in july 2002. thats when their last news and mail list posting is dated. i think they had the right idea: some reliable way, ie. a 'brand', to...
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    Re: Does Linux Certified hardware exist?

    Ive found two links to testing that Canonical is doing or attempting to do

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TestingServerHardware

    but what im curious about is...
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    Does Linux Certified hardware exist?

    is there any such thing as Linux certified hardware? more specifically, are there any organizations that test hardware for Linux compatablility.

    it seems like creating a certification program...
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