Hi, I was experiencing download problems with Ubuntu here, so I stuck
it on my server in Berkshire if anyone wants to download it a little
faster... no need to worry about bandwidth.
Not been modified in any way, just a wget from the primary server...
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Basically I'm after yet another PC, only this time I can't be bothered
upgrading incrementally or the time to build it myself.
Basically there's lots of these sites that let you buy a base system and
you can choose what extras you want - you customize it, they build it
and ship it.
A lot of them give you shitty Windows whether you want it or not, I'm
wondering if anyone knows of one of these websites in the UK that
perhaps doesn't force Windows and also is Linux friendly - that is to
say they know the hardware works on the Linux kernel already.
Cyorxamp's Personal Website
> A lot of them give you shitty Windows whether you want it or not, I'm
> wondering if anyone knows of one of these websites in the UK that
> perhaps doesn't force Windows and also is Linux friendly - that is to
> say they know the hardware works on the Linux kernel already.
I bought my last PC from Open For Everyone  - I e-mailed them with a
spec, and they sent me a price, which didn't include Windows (but did
include Ubuntu) and was cheaper than the other sites I checked (all of
which would have included Windows)
> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 11:50:50 +0100
> From: Kevanf1 <kevanf1(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Staffslug] Filesystems
> I also have to think about the compact flash drive. It's mentioned
> often (and I did know but it had passed to the back of my memory) that
> solid state drives only have a limited number of read write accesses.
> So, I will need to keep those down (noatime me thinks).
I'm reasonably sure that it's only really writes, not reads, that wear out
solid state drives. At work we supply/support Linux-based firewalls that
run off a CF card, with a hard drive for logging etc. The CF card only
gets written to occasionally (changing iptables rules etc) but presumably
gets read a lot. We don't have a lot of failures of either hard drives or
Does anybody know of a good and in depth comparison site for the
various file systems available to us? Something that will tell me (or
point the way) towards the most efficient system for different uses.
For example, some file systems are better for a server whereas others
are best used for a desktop PC plus, some fs's are best used for solid
state drives whereas others are better for the traditional spinning
platter hard drive.
Failing that, does anybody have any good advice about the various file
systems possibly gained from personal experience? I don't have one
specific use in mind so I can't really say I want to know the best FS
to use for say streaming music or video, though, that may be 'one' of
the things I do want.
Linux user #373362
On 08/04/2008, Deepan Chakravarthy <codeshepherd(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I was looking for something like pan... anyway do you have any
> recommendations for free usenet server ?
I don't know Pan so cant help you with that. As for a usenet server
are you looking to set your own up? as oppose to joining one of the
Arch Linux is an independent i686-optimized community distribution for
intermediate and advanced Linux users. Utilising a Rolling Release
System packages are regularly updated and an ISO release is just a
snapshot to the stable packages at that time. So there's no need for a
fresh install the command 'pacman –Syu' upgrades the whole system.
Hi, my newest computer is running on a 9600GT NVidia card. These are
brilliant in windows, but for Linux, Ubuntu 7.10 in my case, it does
not work, even with the open source drivers.
I just wanted to make this email for a quick tutorial, that works on
Ubuntu 7.10 and up, and almost all other Linux distributions with
little modifications, on getting this card working using the beta
drivers for the card. I'm doing this for the X86 driver, but the 64
bit works exactly the same way.
To begin with you need to change your runlevel, in this case to
runlevel 1 so type "telinit 1" into a root terminal, you will be
presented with a black screen and prompted for your username and
Now we are in the correct runlevel, you need to install the build
utilities for Ubuntu 7.10 (works the same way for hardy- tested.) So
for Ubuntu you need to type "apt-get install build-essential" this is
for compiling the NVidia kernel modules, as there are usually none
available from their ftp.
Next we need to download the NVidia driver package. In this case it's
but there are more updated versions released intermittently, so I
downloading the latest driver from the uppermost link. Now we know
where the file is located, we need to download it into our root
folder, so in the terminal type "wget
and press return. The download is about 17Mb so it could take a while
for it to download depending on your connection speed.
Once this has been downloaded the next thing you need to do is
actually begin the installation. To do this, baring in mind we are in
the root folder, which is "/root" where we downloaded the file to, we
need to type "sh 171.06/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-171.06-pkg1.run" now,
obviously that is a lot to type and the driver you have may not be the
same as the one I'm using here, it could be newer, so instead, just
type "sh NV" and then press TAB on the keyboard, this will fill in the
name of the file for you. Once you have done that press return on the
keyboard and the NVidia driver will begin loading the text mode
When going through the install you will need to accept a license
agreement, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the
different options. Once you have selected accept, you need to press
return and you will be taken to the next screen, where the computer
will ask you if you want to find a pre-compiled module for the card,
which it won't, if you are on Ubuntu. So on this one i recommend just
pressing no and building one yourself, which is easy, when you press
no the installer will automatically compile a driver for the card, and
install it. After this is complete it will ask you if you want to
apply the changes to the X11 configuration, press yes for this and the
installation will finish. Once you have finished the driver
installation, I recommend rebooting your computer, by typing "reboot"
and pressing return on your keyboard, once rebooted, you should be
presented with a 3d enabled, working X server.
/Ok, the actual email.
Ok guys, I know this is a Mailing list with many linux savvies, and
some new users, but this is really just a beta of this tutorial, as I
have seen quite a few people moaning about installing drivers for
their card on Linux, especially Ubuntu, as some users aren't even
presented a GUI for the Live CD installer, just a command line. I
intend to add 2 versions of this, one to get the X server working for
a Live CD, which obviously wouldn't have a reboot. And the one above
for the desktop users, that have just got a new card.
I was wondering if anyone had anything to add to this, and whether it
is worth posting it at all.
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Can someone suggest me application to browse and
send messages to Usenet? Also it would be great if
you can recommond some free quality usenet
servers. It will be great if I can install them
using yum or apt or port. I tried Unison, it
prompts me to buy. Google groups for usenet does
not let me send messages via email. Does other
apps do ?
Sudoku Solver: http://www.sudoku-solver.net/
Someone on the freecycle list has a broken ThinkPad T20 - it could be
the power supply logic board, or a mainboard fault. Does anyone live
near enough to be able to help the person in question - they're unable
to travel themselves.
Better yet, does anyone have a T20 (or T21) to test it by swapping
A long shot, but I thought I'd ask here - I don't seem to be getting to
S-oT or N-u-L more than twice a year atm :-/