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  1. [all variants] Re: Need help shaping an advanced wget command

    That works but is effectively the same as just typing in individual wget commands for each show segment, because I would have to create a file and create a line for each segment. And because a...
  2. [all variants] Need help shaping an advanced wget command

    Hey, I have a wget command that I want to make to automate the downloading of archived audio podcasts of the NPR show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me. They just redesigned their website, and it now uses a...
  3. [ubuntu] Install problem on Dell Dimension 8300

    I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, and for some reason, it will not install or even load Ubuntu. I have tried installing 8.04, but it locks up during...
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    Re: Exact time for release of 8.10?

    Try a full refresh of the page. It changed for me, and it shows both the actual release and the release candidate. I'm getting the torrent right now, at decent speeds.
  5. [ubuntu] Need help with weird installation problem

    I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a Pentium 4 3GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. I've been using Ubuntu on my laptop ever since release 4.04 and today tried to put it (8.04) on the Dimension desktop....
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Can't find a way to watch dvd images from computer (.iso files)

    Thanks for everyone's responses! I will try these suggestions out as soon as I can. I still have one question, though. Will these suggestions work with menus? That's one of the main things I want,...
  7. [ubuntu] Can't find a way to watch dvd images from computer (.iso files)

    Hey all, I'm running 8.04 and have a problem. I have many of my own personal dvd's backed up on an external hard drive in .iso images because it makes for easy organization. I want to be able to...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Need help giving a screenlet automatic focus

    Thanks, but unfortunately that doesn't do anything. It actually tabs the focus in the normal desktop, ignoring the widget layer.

    I would think that this would be something that the Widget Layer...
  9. [ubuntu] Need help giving a screenlet automatic focus

    I have a rather unique problem. First of all, I'm on 8.04 and everything's running fine. I have Compiz enabled and have highly customized it using the Advanced Desktop Effects Settings tool. I also...
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    Re: The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll

    Thanks...unfortunately, this is the 5th surgery of the same type in the last year, so it's becoming all too familiar to have to find something to do to pass 2 months. I've done Netflix, video games,...
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    Re: The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'm about to have surgery with a 2+ month recovery, so I'm looking for as many good books to read as I can get. Any more suggestions?
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    The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but I was wondering if anyone out there has read The Cuckoo's Egg by Clifford Stoll. It was given to me for winning the Excellence in Computer Science...
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    Re: What was your very first Linux distro?

    Mandrake 7.0 back in 2000 I think
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    Re: Your glxgears speed?

    Man, that's pretty impressive...
    Unfortunately I'm on my old Ubuntu box right now...an old Thinkpad R31 instead of my much newer Thinkpad T43. I'm getting right around 300 fps...which is absolutely...
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    Re: Post your top 10 used terminal commands

    Nice idea

    49 ls
    21 sudo
    21 cd
    13 vim
    10 exit
    8 uptime
    6 mv
    5 rm
  16. Re: Inspiration of the hack (Music you listen to when you play around with computers)

    Almost always Phish or another jam-band similar to them for me...

    For some reason, working on a long computer issue lets me relate to the long solos by jam bands.
  17. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    I tried mounting it with the pmount command, and i got this error: "Error: could not get sysfs directory"

    I don't know how to set a label on the hard drive, so I don't know how to go that route
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  18. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    it says:

    "Unfortunately, your device couldn't be managed by this script.
    You should contact the developer on:
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=217009
    Volume name: 65.2 GB...
  19. Re: HOWTO: NTFS with read/write support using ntfs-3g (easy method)

    I have an external usb drive that actually has both my linux filesystem (everything) and a separate ntfs partition. I followed all the methods but it wouldn't work. Everything installed, but when I...
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