The LBo Automailer | 1 Apr 06:25 2006

IRC channel #LBo reminder

IRC channel #LBo reminder

You are invited to join us for an irc chat on Freenode.
We will be discussing this week's chapter(s) of the RUTE book as specified on
http://linuxbasics.org/course/schedule

In addition to that, all topics related to Linux or LinuxBasics.org are
welcome. To round things off, sometimes we simply chat about life, the
universe and everything. It is a great pastime, and we get to know each other
better. When somebody with a 'linux-problem' comes along, the conversation
usually focuses on that quite quickly.

Official meeting time is:

Sunday at 2000 UTC
3 PM Eastern Standard, noon Pacific Standard
(4 PM Eastern Saving, 1 PM Pacific Saving)

You're welcome and encouraged to use the channel at other times as well.
The channel is open 24/7 and occupants come and go. IRC is a remarkably
effective and efficient way to troubleshoot many of the common problems
users have. Perhaps a post to the list stating the problem(s) and when you
will be on the channel for starters. Check out your specific distro's
#channel, usually a great source of support. Or just drop by and simply chew
the herring <g>

Use your IRC client to connect to
irc.debian.org port #6667
then /join #LBo

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Sam Morgan | 2 Apr 20:20 2006

April 2006 issue of TUX is now available

April 2006 issue of TUX is now available for you to download

https://www.ssc.com/tx/issues/StartDownloadTUX.php?issue=12&month=April&year=2006&id=24370 

This issue features:

	*From the Publisher: The Evolution of Distributions
	*From the Editor: People, It's All about the Applications
	*Letters to the Editor
  	*P2p: Q&A with Mango Parfait
	*Distribution Smackdown: Linux Distribution Review Guide
	*Distribution Smackdown: Debian/GNU Linux
	*Distribution Smackdown: Linspire
	*Distribution Smackdown: SuSE Linux 10.0
	*Distribution Smackdown: Fedora Core 5
	*Distribution Smackdown: Ubuntu/Kubuntu
	*Distribution Smackdown: MEPIS
	*Distribution Smackdown: Mandriva
	*TUX Explains: Fluxbox
	*Gadget Guy: Sounds Good
	*Diversions: The Battle of Wesnoth

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Stefan Waidele jun. | 2 Apr 22:05 2006

Course - The missing weeks...

Hello everybody,

first of all, I want to appologize that I missed the last two thursdays.
I was just to busy to look at the next lesson.

When I looked at this week's chapter, I realized that is is quite 
confusing. So only if you are brave, take a look at 
http://rute.2038bug.com/node43.html.gz and learn about the DNS-server bind.

Whenever I wanted to set up DNS, I installed the packages and then used 
webmin to configure the details. I guess that is about as good as RUTE's 
suggestion to "always copy from a working configuration" :)

Webmin can be found at http://webmin.com/ and is a nice 
administration-tool. Check that out if you don't know it, yet.

So, I would suggest, we drop the DNS-server-chapter, and next thursday, 
we set up apache to serve some webpages :)

Thank you for bearing with me.

Yours,

Stefan

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Stefan Waidele jun. | 2 Apr 22:17 2006

To the new folks

Hi again,

for those who have just joined the list (maybe even without having linux 
running, yet):

Please ignore my last message :)

That post was referring to a projectthat we started in september and is 
for those who use Linux for a while.
You can see the details here: (Only if you want to)
http://linuxbasics.org/course/start

Don't hesitate to ask your questions to the list, technical or 
administrative. Just tell us what you want to know about Linux, and we 
will give our best to answer...

Good, I am off to sunday's IRC-chat (http://linuxbasics.org/irc/start)

Stefan

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tls123 | 2 Apr 23:35 2006

www.linuxreality.com

HI Stefan,

I would like to listen the these podcasts while I take the dog for her daily 
walk.  However, I don't have an Ipod or mp3 player.  I would like to acquire 
an mp3 player that will have driver that will work with Linux.  Can anybody 
give me an suggestions.

Thank you.

Terry Stettler
On Sunday 19 March 2006 06:01 am, Anita Lewis wrote:
> Stefan Waidele jun. wrote:
> > I have just discovered http://www.linuxreality.com/ which is a podcast
> > for Linux-Beginners.
> >
> > Listened to all five episodes in a row while waiting for the last
> > guests to leave the restaurant :)
> >
> > It is an introduction to Linux for those who don't know it at all. It
> > is deliberately slow-paced. IMO, it's quite nice.
>
> Thanks, Stefan.  Yesterday I listened to the first 4 podcasts and I
> agree with you.  I would have loved to have had this to listen to when I
> was starting out.  He's got a nice style and is laying down a foundation
> as he goes.  I've subscribed.
>
> Did you notice there is a subscription for ogg-vorbis as well as mp3?
>
> Anita
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Brian Reichert | 2 Apr 23:42 2006
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www.linuxreality.com

* tls123@... <tls123@...> [2006-04-02 17:35:55-0400]
> HI Stefan,
> 
> I would like to listen the these podcasts while I take the dog for her daily 
> walk.  However, I don't have an Ipod or mp3 player.  I would like to acquire 
> an mp3 player that will have driver that will work with Linux.  Can anybody 
> give me an suggestions.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Terry Stettler

I just ordered an iAudio M5 20GB player from Newegg.com.  I know of one person in my local
LUG who loves it and it's gotten great reviews.  It mounts as a USB mass
storage device in Linux.  iAudio's website is http://eng.iaudio.com/ if you
want to check out their products.  They even state Linux compatibility.

All the products I checked out supported a huge number of file formats,
including ogg and flac.

I haven't gotten mine yet, it should arrive Wednesday of this week.  Once I get
a couple of days to play with it I can post something here.  I'll probably
write a review on my blog too.

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Stefan Waidele jun. | 3 Apr 00:05 2006

www.linuxreality.com

Brian Reichert schrieb:
> [...]
> All the products I checked out supported a huge number of file formats,
> including ogg and flac.

The one's I checked don't support ogg, which is a pity, since ogg is a 
free format and well-supported by linux.
In case anybody needs to deal with soundfiles, you might want to visit 
these pages on LBo:
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/advanced/realworld/ogg_to_mp3
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/using/rip_cdrom_to_mp3_files
and
http://linuxbasics.org/tutorials/advanced/realworld/a_red_guitar_three_chords_and_the_truth

When I bought mp3-players for the family, I chose them so they all had 
sd-storage slots in addition to the internal storage. That way, each kid 
could have "HIS" or "HER" collection on the player, as well as some 
sd-card with things they could swap.

It really paid off during that 10hrs. train-ride my wife had to make 
with them.

> I'll probably write a review on my blog too.

As I see on http://rignesnet.tzo.com/archives/2006-04-02T14_57_45.html 
you got it, and you like it :)

Have fun with it,

Stefan
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Stefan Waidele jun. | 3 Apr 00:10 2006

Deleting multiple blank lines

This question came up during tonight's IRC-session.

I posted it to the sed-user-list, and got a quick answer.
Embarrassing: I did check the FAQ, but did not search for "blank", just 
"multiple"...

Thanks to Tim,

Stefan

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Betreff: Re: Deleting multiple blank lines
Datum: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 15:35:12 -0500
Von: Tim Chase <sed@...>
CC: sed-users <sed-users@...>

> how can I delete multiple blank lines, so that only one
> remains?

Well, unless you have some pressing need to do it in sed,
you can just use "cat -s" which will compress multiple blank
lines into a single blank line.

However, if you must do it in sed, as per the FAQ:

http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/sed/sed1line.txt

  # delete all CONSECUTIVE blank lines from file except
  # the first; also deletes all blank lines from top and
  # end of file (emulates "cat -s")
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Brian Reichert | 3 Apr 00:15 2006
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www.linuxreality.com

* Stefan Waidele jun. <St.Waidele@...> [2006-04-03 00:05:17+0200]
> As I see on http://rignesnet.tzo.com/archives/2006-04-02T14_57_45.html 
> you got it, and you like it :)
> 

Actually, I don't have it yet.  I was just commenting on my anticipation of
getting it.  But, I'm sure I'll like it if the reviews I've read are true.  It
looks like a sweet player and not badly priced all things considered.

I'll never understand why you would want to buy a 2 or 4 GB player that uses
solid state memory for $150 when you can buy a 20GB HD based player for $50 to
$60 more.  But, I imaging people have their reasons.

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AnitaLewis | 3 Apr 02:42 2006

Re: Deleting multiple blank lines

Stefan Waidele jun. wrote:

>
>> how can I delete multiple blank lines, so that only one
>> remains?
>
>
> Well, unless you have some pressing need to do it in sed,
> you can just use "cat -s" which will compress multiple blank
> lines into a single blank line.
>
> However, if you must do it in sed, as per the FAQ:
>
> http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/sed/sed1line.txt
>
>  # delete all CONSECUTIVE blank lines from file except
>  # the first; also deletes all blank lines from top and
>  # end of file (emulates "cat -s")
>  sed '/./,/^$/!d'  # method 1, allows 0 blanks at top,
>                                       1 at EOF
>  sed '/^$/N;/\n$/D'  # method 2, allows 1 blank at top,
>                                         0 at EOF
> HTH,
>
> -tim
>
Wow!  Thanks Stefan and thanks Tim.  All 3 ways worked for me.  Saved me 
a lot of deleting.  That 'cat -s' thing is so very simple.  Who knew!

Anita
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