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Firestarter reinstallation - Lost menu items
I installed Firestarter in Ubuntu Karmic and then removed it. When I now reinstall it the menu items are not recreated. I have used both "Ubuntu Software Centre" and Synaptic to no avail. I have even cleaned the file system using the packaged file lists using "sudo nautilus" but Firestarter somehow seems to "... 21 Nov 2009 08:08
NTSC -> PAL conversion
Is there any Linux application that can convert a US NTSC DVD to PAL or MPEG4? Apologies if this is a dumb question: I really don't understand video DVD formats. -- martin@ | Martin Gregorie gregorie. | Essex, UK org | ... 25 Nov 2009 09:17
HP refund on pre-installed Windows
Bought a netbook and considered going for a refund on the Windows and installing Linux. Noticed on startup that HP's terms and conditions are now that if you do not agree to the MS and HP EULAs, the only refund option is to return the ENTIRE package including the hardware. Neat fit up. ... 20 Nov 2009 21:19
Mobile broadband router distro
I want to build a bridge between wifi/ethernet and 3G mobile broadband (using a USB dongle) using an old PC. Can anyone recommend a router-oriented distro that: Runs on x86 Supports mobile broadband Acts as a wireless router (including WPA - I have a Prism2.5 card) Is likely to run on a Pentium 75 with 16MB RA... 18 Nov 2009 19:08
odd permissions(??) issue (was: Re: sound sample rate issue: alsa/jack(ubuntu 9.04))
Paul Martin wrote: In article <sTEIm.2103$Ym4.1290(a)>, mike scott wrote: Can't pretend to truly understand .asoundrc's ins and outs, but I found a good-looking example to edit. So I do have a situation where I can simultaneously play at least two (which is all the speake... 16 Nov 2009 06:51
UKFSN helpdesk response
Is anyone else getting an excruciatingly slow response to queries? I posted one on the 26th September and - apart from the automated acknowledgement - heard nothing. I put in a reminder on 26th October and still haven't heard anything :( I was asking about getting stats on my site hits. They used to provide ac... 16 Nov 2009 05:46
Linux for the elderly?
I have always considered that Linux may become more widely used as a niche OS; my thoughts were more on specialist desktops for children, and I have set up several machines with some success in this way. Here is a different take: The key to this is going to... 16 Nov 2009 11:17
Fedora 11 Acer Aspire 1 boot problem
Hi All I have an Acer Aspire 1 netbook running Fedora 11, all has been fine until tonight when it wanted to do a software update, something which has gone without problems before now. This time however the update completed with the message that one dependency (don't remember what) couldn't be found, but i... 1 Dec 2009 11:39
Blocking iPlayer
My darling children are very good at burning my 20Gb bandwidth limit in a week. I've dealt with youtube by redirecting in my DNS cache but iPlayer is proving more difficult. Anyone got a suggestion how I can limit access? Simon ... 18 Nov 2009 16:53
chainloading Grub2 problem?
Last night I tried installing Ubuntu 9.10 along-side my default linux install (Mepis). The install went fine, but Ubuntu overwrote my MBR. Restoring the Mepis one worked fine, but now I can't chainload ubuntu. Ubuntu is on the /dev/sda7 partition and the grub entry I have is: root (hd0,6) chainloader +1 I ... 9 Nov 2009 05:33
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