NoOp | 1 Feb 01:11 2009
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Re: OOo 3.0 from PPA: is it Go-oo?

On 01/31/2009 02:31 PM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> Is a redirect:
>> contacting host extensions.go-oo.org [208.113.181.110] on port 80
>>
> 
> Yes, I know that it was a redirect. I only mention it because it was
> the only hint of Go-oo that I could find.
> 
>>> Is this a Go-oo or OOo build?
>>>
>>
>> Yes, and yes. (U)OOo is a Go-oo/ximian(Novell) build/branch of OOo.
>> http://www.novell.com/linux/ximian.html
>> http://go-oo.org/
>> http://go-oo.org/download/
>> Ubuntu
>>    Ubuntu provides Go-OO in their repositories. To install it just type
>> as root
>>
>>    # apt-get install openoffice.org
>>
> 
> The standard repo is Go-oo, I know this. It also shows Go-oo in the
> splash screen and About screen, I think. 

I see no reference to Go-oo in the standard (U)OOo 2.4.1 splash screen
or 'Help|About'. Nor do I see it in the PPA 3.0.1 screen. You sure
you're seeing that?

But this PPA build did not
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Dotan Cohen | 1 Feb 01:15 2009
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Re: OOo 3.0 from PPA: is it Go-oo?

2009/2/1 NoOp <glgxg <at> sbcglobal.net>:
> I see no reference to Go-oo in the standard (U)OOo 2.4.1 splash screen
> or 'Help|About'. Nor do I see it in the PPA 3.0.1 screen. You sure
> you're seeing that?
>

I'm not seeing that, I don't have 2.x installed. But I thought it was
mentioned once.

> I'm pretty sure that *all* (U)OOo's are go-oo builds regardless of what
> the splash screen may (or may not) say.

That's what I thought to. No big deal, I was just wondering.

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NoOp | 1 Feb 01:29 2009
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Re: wireless signal strength

On 01/31/2009 01:00 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> 
> Qnix wrote:
>> Wade Smart , I was asking Bart Silverstrim about the geeky website which
>> sells t-shirts with wireless signal detector
> 
> http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/
> 

Damn... My wife is really going to be pissed off at you! How am I ever
going to explain to my wife the charges on my credit card today?

NoOp | 1 Feb 01:50 2009
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Re: BIOS settings for Thinkpads using Ubuntu

On 01/31/2009 01:53 PM, techlists <at> comcast.net wrote:
> I just recently bought a refurbished Thinkpad T41 laptop off the IBM
> website and intended to configure it for XP/Ubuntu dual boot. The
> laptop worked fine and ran stable with anything related to Windows
> (XP and I also tried Vista), but had frequent random freezes with
> anything related to Linux (the Ubuntu install CD and a Helix live
> CD).
> 
> I did eventually get Ubuntu installed with the install CD but it
> still keeps freezing up at random moments; it does not seem to freeze
> up at anything specific.
> 
> I let memtest run all night to check for faulty memory (no errors),
> and ran through all the IBM PC Doctor hardware tests (under XP) to
> see if there were hardware errors with anything (again, no errors).
> 
> I've had a great experience in the past with some older Thinkpads
> under similar setups (dual boot Windows/Linux) so this is kind of
> puzzling. I don't think there's any faulty hardware involved because
> of the hardware tests run, and the fact that everything works fine
> under Windows (unless there's some weird problem that slips under the
> radar on these diagnostic programs)..
> 
> So I'm wondering if there's some BIOS settings that need to be
> tweaked to make things work more smoothly under Linux. On older BIOSs
> there used to be a setting for non-Windows OSs, but this Thinkpad
> BIOS didn't have such an option (that I could find anyway).
> 
> Anyone have a suggestion? I've got 7 days to return for a refund if I
> can't resolve it, so there's still another few days to troubleshoot
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Markus Schönhaber | 1 Feb 02:11 2009
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Re: How to Create a Symbolic Link to a Mounted Volume

Dom Incollingo:

> I mounted a home directory from another computer via sftp.  The directory is
> mounted as:
> 
>             sftp://dji <at> linux/home/dji.

I doubt that it's mounted there. That's an URL you can, for example,
type into Nautilus' location bar to access this resource.
Type
mount
to see a list of what is mounted where.

> I tried to make a symbolic link to this directory by running  the command
> 
>           ln -s sftp://dji <at> linux/home/dji  anotherHome
> 
> But the link that is created (anotherHome) is not usable.  How can I create
> a symbolic link to a a mounted volume?

You can't create usable symlinks pointing to somewhere outside the
filesystem tree.
OTOH: if you use Gnome and did use Nautilus to access this URL, the gvfs
will by default make the root of the remote filesystem accessible trough
a directory below ~/.gvfs. You should be able to create a usable symlink
pointing there.

Out of curiosity: why do you want to do that?

Regards
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' =JeffH ' | 1 Feb 02:31 2009

migration to 64bit ?

I've been reading through the various 64bit threads with interest. I'm on a 
core2duo machine, presently running 32bit.

My overall question is what are the (detailed) steps would one take to migrate 
a system from, say, 32bit Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ("Hardy Heron") to 64bit Hardy?

My video card is nVidia, and it appears they have a 64bit linux driver. As 
threads here have indicated, there is now 64bit support for Flash, Java, etc. 
So those main items are apparently addressed.

One item that hasn't really been discussed is virtual machines: I presently 
use vmware v6 to run at least one guest OS (winXP), and sometimes linux VMs. 
In looking at VMware's site, it seems that they've had 64bit support for a 
while now, and one can run 32bit guest OS's on 64bit host OS's, so that 
appears to be just a matter of downloading the x86_64 installer, yes?

So, if one has a functional 32bit Hardy system, what are the machinations to 
make it become 64bit?

thanks,

=JeffH

Derek Broughton | 1 Feb 02:42 2009
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Re: How to Create a Symbolic Link to a Mounted Volume

Markus Schönhaber wrote:

> Dom Incollingo:
> 
>> I mounted a home directory from another computer via sftp.  The directory
>> is mounted as:
>> 
>>             sftp://dji <at> linux/home/dji.
> 
>> I tried to make a symbolic link to this directory by running  the command
>> 
>>           ln -s sftp://dji <at> linux/home/dji  anotherHome
> 
> You can't create usable symlinks pointing to somewhere outside the
> filesystem tree.

Of course, you really can, but the other filesystem must be _mounted_ into 
your hierarchy.  My /etc/fstab has a number of entries like:
//DOMAIN/SHARE /home/derek/DOM_MOUNT cifs \
   noauto,user,credentials=/home/derek/.cred,rw 0 0

and after I "mount ~/DOM_MOUNT" I can treat it like a local mount - 
including making symlinks to files in its own filesystem.
... 
> Out of curiosity: why do you want to do that?

Because you can? :-)

Seems to me that a great deal of effort has been put into both KDE & Gnome to 
make it possible to treat remotely "accessed" (as opposed to explicitly 
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steve | 1 Feb 02:49 2009

Re: wireless signal strength

Paul Kaplan wrote:
> Is there a tool to quantify the strength of the wireless signal of my home 
> network at different places in house?
> 
> The visual info in the guidance tray icon doesn't seem to change even if I 
> move the laptop right next to the router.
> Paul
> 

take a look at wavemon.  runs in a terminal, and gives tons of info.
its in the repo

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Bart Silverstrim | 1 Feb 02:57 2009

Re: wireless signal strength


NoOp wrote:
> On 01/31/2009 01:00 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> Qnix wrote:
>>> Wade Smart , I was asking Bart Silverstrim about the geeky website which
>>> sells t-shirts with wireless signal detector
>> http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/
>>
> 
> Damn... My wife is really going to be pissed off at you! How am I ever
> going to explain to my wife the charges on my credit card today?

Identity theft. Damn hackers.

NoOp | 1 Feb 03:20 2009
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Re: wireless signal strength

On 01/31/2009 05:57 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> 
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 01/31/2009 01:00 PM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> Qnix wrote:
>>>> Wade Smart , I was asking Bart Silverstrim about the geeky website which
>>>> sells t-shirts with wireless signal detector
>>> http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/interactive/
>>>
>> 
>> Damn... My wife is really going to be pissed off at you! How am I ever
>> going to explain to my wife the charges on my credit card today?
> 
> Identity theft. Damn hackers.
> 

Yeah... and that the shirt(s) include a firewall and antivirus system as
well, so it _shouldn't_ happen again :-)

Back to Paul:

> Is there a tool to quantify the strength of the wireless signal of my home 
> network at different places in house?
> 
> The visual info in the guidance tray icon doesn't seem to change even if I 
> move the laptop right next to the router.

Paul, in order for anyone to reasonably assist you'll need to do at
least the following:

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