Andrew Farris | 1 Oct 01:31 2009
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Re: address data base with "tags"

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 11:31 +0200, Franz Waldmüller wrote:
> Bas Roufs schrieb:
> > As far as I know, 'Database' is most easy to create such a tailor-made database.
> > But I do not know whether you can integrate such a file in KMAIL or Evolution.
> > So, you could also simply check and try whether 'Personal Information
> > Manager' or a similar Gnome integrated package can meet your needs.
> >  
> Thanks, I will do so.
> If somebody has some further advice, it is still welcome.

Personally, I'd second the use of OpenOffice.org Base. I've begun using
this program a lot more recently, due to the vast increase in stability
it got since OOo2.4 (for me, anyway, it crashed constantly and for no
reason... no more since 3.0!). You can use it to create forms, reports,
etc, and print them out just fine. You could also use a database to
mail-merge into a document using writer, then mail it out, print it,
etc... I don't know about email directly from Base, as i've never tried
it, but it's worth an experiment.

additionally, I believe the OOo Devs are planning to add functionality
to Base so you can write programs based on OOo-Base databases, just like
you can with Access. I don't really find this feature useful, but you
might.

If you've got any questions about this kind of functionality
specifically, feel free to ask me, and I'll answer if I can...otherwise,
try the Openoffice.org forums, as the people there are very
knowledgeable and helpful. Just make sure to search for
previously-discussed topics first!

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NoOp | 1 Oct 01:52 2009
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Re: disabling everywhere suspend, hibernate, shutdown, restart

On 09/30/2009 02:18 AM, Jacques Beigbeder wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have some rooms of free-access Linux boxes running Ubuntu 9.04.
> Since these computers are heavily used by 1500+ students,
> I want to disable:
> 	suspend, hibernate, shutdown, restart
> in all installed window managers: Gnome, KDE, LXDE, Xfce.
> 
> I found the following files:
> . /etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom
> 	[greeter]
> 	SystemMenu=false
> . /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory/%gconf-tree.xml: set with appropriate syntax:
>   	gnome-power-manager/general/can_hibernate = false
> 	gnome-power-manager/general/can_suspend = false
> . setting:
>    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  10 Sep 30 10:48 /usr/bin/pm-is-supported -> /bin/false
>   also helps.
> 
> But this is not a complete coverage.
> 
> Any hint?

For Gnome, perhaps you should look into:

Pessulus - Security lockdown editor
[Will appear as System|Administration|User Profile Editor]

Sabayon - Graphical user account template editor
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Andrew Farris | 1 Oct 01:54 2009
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Re: [ubuntu users] How to get more work spaces--Question 1

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 13:43 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 20:19 -0700, David Fox wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Ted Hilts <thilts <at> mcsnet.ca> wrote:
> > > I want to increase the workspaces on Ubuntu vs 8.04 (from 7 to 10 work
> > > spaces -- 7 has been set as the limit) as well as Ubuntu vs 9.04 (from 2
> > Are you indicating that it is set to a hard limit of 7 and that it
> > can't be changed?
> 
> I am using GNOME with Compiz. I have Workspace Switcher 2.26.0 on my
> lower panel. Some experiments here have shown that (for me at least) the
> limit is 15 columns and 15 rows. It worked fine, though with the Compiz
> rotating cube seems to only show the topmost row, the displayed switcher
> windows are impossibly tiny, and the "Move to another workspace" title
> bar option gets a bit hairy :-)

Agreed, though I'm not using any compiz on my desktop. having 36
workspaces in 16 rows is dang-near impossible to find anything! I had to
add a window-list to my panel, just so I could find my original
workspace again :p

> > somewhere buried in Gnome and it's not possible to go above 7.
> 
> If there is a limit of 7 in that preferences dialogue, then it is
> different for the OP's system than mine, because the limit for me is 15.
> That indicates that it is probably a resources limitation - RAM or
> screen space or something.

Using straight gnome+metacity (no compiz) i have a row limit of 16, and
a limit of 36 workspaces, no matter which way i define it. All in all,
though, I've found that 6 workspaces is plenty for my needs.
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NoOp | 1 Oct 01:58 2009
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Re: disabling everywhere suspend, hibernate, shutdown, restart

On 09/30/2009 04:52 PM, NoOp wrote:
...
> For Gnome, perhaps you should look into:
> 
> Pessulus - Security lockdown editor
> [Will appear as System|Administration|User Profile Editor]
> 
> Sabayon - Graphical user account template editor
> [Will appear as System|Administration|Lockdown Editor]
> 
> Note: Pessulus has a pretty good help file, Sabayon does not - even 'man
> sabayon' sucks.
> 
> <http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/05/27/how-to-lock-down-gnome/>
> <http://www.ubuntugeek.com/sabayon-manage-multiple-gnome-user-profiles.html>

Sorry, pushed 'Send' too quickly. Forgot to add that if you look in
System|Help and Support| # GNOME Desktop System Administration Guide
# Disabling GNOME Desktop Features
you will find:

10.2.1. To Disable Lock Screen and Log Out

To disable the lock screen and log out functions, set the
/apps/panel/global/disable_lock_screen key and the
/apps/panel/global/disable_log_out key to true.

When you disable
  the lock screen and log out functions, the following items are removed
from
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Andrew Farris | 1 Oct 02:09 2009
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Re: Using the Berkeley DB

On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 23:32 +0200, Jan wrote:
> But when I try to open the programm, using ./dbApp, following error
> occurs:
> 
> ./dbApp: error while loading shared libraries: libdb_cxx-4.8.so:
> cannot 
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
> 
> What does that mean?

The .so shared-object couldn't be found. I've seen that a lot of
programs like this are designed to be run from the standard places
(like /usr/bin/). It could be that it's trying to look for the shared
library via relative paths instead of absolute, so it's not finding it.

More likely, in my mind, is that the .so object doesn't exist. I believe
you could do a "whereis libdb_cxx-4.8.so" in the terminal to confirm
this. If it's not there, then you may need to install another package,
or compile it yourself.

Hope that helps!

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NoOp | 1 Oct 02:28 2009
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Re: [9.04] printing slowly on PS printers

On 09/30/2009 02:27 AM, Jacques Beigbeder wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 2 weeks ago, I asked:
> 
>>> I have a large network of Ubuntu using a print server with lpd://server/myPrinter
>>> I just upgraded the server to 9.04.
>>> Now all options, like Duplex, disappear!
> 
> The answer was that:
> - Ubuntu 9.04 implements
> 	http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/PDF_as_Standard_Print_Job_Format
>   so PDF is the central file format between users and printers.
> - I misconfigured CUPS so I made 2 conversions instead od 1, and options
>   like Duplex were removed somewhere.
> 
>   --
> 
> My question: all my printers are Postscript. Whan acroread submits a file to
> print, it gives a PS file. CUPS then transforms to PDF, and back to PS
> because I have a Postscript printer.
> 
> 42 pages of a sample PDF file (740 Ko) gives an initial PS file of 1.5 Mo,
> and PS to PDF to PS makes the file grow to 50 Mb!! Stupid, isn't it?
> The trip was: acroread PDF to PS, cups PS to PDF, then PDF to PS.
> So real printing starts
>     - later: CPU time needed to do 'gs | gs'
>     - slower: large data files take long time to transfer on networks to printers.
> 
> 	Is there any way to disable this (Cups) PS to PDF to PS?
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Chris Mohler | 1 Oct 02:36 2009
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Re: Using the Berkeley DB

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Andrew Farris <flyindragon1 <at> aol.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 23:32 +0200, Jan wrote:
>> But when I try to open the programm, using ./dbApp, following error
>> occurs:
>>
>> ./dbApp: error while loading shared libraries: libdb_cxx-4.8.so:
>> cannot
>> open shared object file: No such file or directory
>>
>> What does that mean?
>
> The .so shared-object couldn't be found. I've seen that a lot of
> programs like this are designed to be run from the standard places
> (like /usr/bin/). It could be that it's trying to look for the shared
> library via relative paths instead of absolute, so it's not finding it.
>
> More likely, in my mind, is that the .so object doesn't exist. I believe
> you could do a "whereis libdb_cxx-4.8.so" in the terminal to confirm
> this. If it's not there, then you may need to install another package,
> or compile it yourself.

My guess is that it exists, but is not found (not in the standard
path) - you could put a symlink into /usr/lib or /usr/local/lib and it
should pick it up.

Chris

Brian Murray | 1 Oct 05:18 2009

Re: Reporting bugs about Ubuntu

On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 01:33:42PM -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 09/26/2009 01:36 AM, Detlef Lechner wrote:
> > Brian Murray wrote:
> > 
> >> If you have any specific questions or concerns please let me know.  By using
> >> apport to report more detailed bug reports we will help to help make Ubuntu
> >> even better!
> > 
> > You have made bug reporting using Apport not better but worse.
> > I have been reporting bugs in the past using Apport.
> > I am using a current Karmic.
> > Reporting a current bug now constantly keeps telling me that I have not
> > the newest revisions of some programs. But Update Manager told me
> > differently. Indeed, calling Update Manager manually, there are newer
> > DEB packages available. After updating DEB packages the state of the
> > machine cannot be reconstructed any more.
> > I call this a regression.
> > Secondly: The automatism which you invented now hides what's really
> > going on, and I cannot make a sensible report about a crash that just
> > happend.
> > I am very sorry to say this.
> > 
> > Detlef Lechner
> > 
> > 
> 
> Oh it gets even better with the 'new & improved' system... just tried to
> report a bug on launchpad via launchpad without apport & guess where you
> end up if you click the 'Report a bug' link? Yep:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
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John Heinen | 1 Oct 07:32 2009
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evolution mail

To get started with evolution mail instead off Thunderbird's, evolution
is asking for my smtp password for smtpauth.earthlink.net.
It won't accept my regular password with my internet provider, what kind
of password is it looking for. Appreciate your comment

NoOp | 1 Oct 05:41 2009
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Re: Reporting bugs about Ubuntu

On 09/30/2009 08:18 PM, Brian Murray wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 01:33:42PM -0700, NoOp wrote:
...
>> So then I decide to try the Applications|System Tools|Report a problem|
>> route... screen goes dark & nothing happens until I hit key.
> 
> I'm not familiar with this menu entry and have not seen it before.  Do
> you know what package provides it?
>  
> 

/usr/share/apport/apport-gtk -c %f

is what it shows in the properties command section.


Gmane