Buying a laptop with no OS (to install Linux on).
Hi, I'm intending to buy a new laptop and install Linux on it. Searching around I've found it very hard to find a laptop for sale with no operating system on it. In fact a company called Novatech (which I've used before) is the only one I can find. Are there any other companies that you guys know of that sell... 2 Apr 2010 14:51
Virtualization Help Request
Virtualization Help Request --------------------------- I use virtualization a lot under Linux but I came across a problem. I got eSata everywhere now and when I move drives from one place to the next, if I want to boot from it, I have to go into the BIOS and it boots entirely from that drive. What I really... 22 Mar 2010 10:32
Self-hosted Gmail clone
I was wondering about setting up some kind of webmail app, more for access to old message archives than new ones. I've played with a few, notably lurker and squirrelmail, but they're all rather clunky. I don't really want to host in the cloud on Gmail et al. So I had a look out there to see what else was around... 23 Mar 2010 12:30
Off-Topic Motorbike-like noise
I cannot find the source of the kind of interference one gets from a digital TV or in my case a DVB card, from when a poorly suppressed motor-bike goes by. The card worked fine in my earlier 2008.1 machine but in my new higher performance machine it is dreadful. I have eliminated the application as I experei... 21 Mar 2010 15:05
Any open source console mode accounts packages available forLinux?
Greg Russell wrote: Does anyone know if there are any open source console mode accounts packages available for Linux? What precisely do you mean by "console mode accounts"? Any user account that Note the crosspost to alt.comp.software.financial , I think he means bank accounts rather than Unix user ac... 8 Apr 2010 11:04
Any open source console mode accounts packages available for Linux?
Does anyone know if there are any open source console mode accounts packages available for Linux? Mark. -- Mark Hobley Linux User: #370818 http://markhobley.yi.org/ ... 7 Apr 2010 20:19
Using listening sockets from a shell script
Evening all, I'd like to have a shell script which accepted connections over the network and responded to messages sent over sockets. I can do this with good old inetd, but i was wondering if there were other ways to do it. Is there a way to do socket/bind/listen/accept directly from bash? Or any other const... 30 Mar 2010 09:26
Getting WinXP off a FakeRaid setup
I have a machine with 2 x 250G drives, using FakeRaid on which Windows XP is installed (that's how it arrived, not by design). I was going to use Wubi to install Ubuntu so I didn't have to mess around shrinking the NTFS partition but Wubi doesn't (currently) work with FakeRaid setups. I could go back to my origi... 19 Mar 2010 14:23
Ivor Jones wrote: Currently running Fedora 12, run level 3 booting to command prompt. I have a test account I use which I want to boot to the command prompt but start Gnome on my "normal" account. Is there a way to start the GUI automatically on one account but not on another..? Two ... 18 Mar 2010 03:45
I have an asus motherboard AM2 socket carrying an Athlon 4200 I understand this mobo has a maximum clock speed of 3.2G I saw a recommendation for upgrade to a Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition but this was quite an old article and these seem as rare as hens teeth. I've seen suggestions to go for a 955 but these ... 2 Apr 2010 15:58