George Allen | 1 Aug 02:43 2007
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Linux user in search of Work

ALE:

I just moved to Atlanta, and am searching for work in the IT field. I've
been a linux user for 10 years. I started out on Slackware, then Debian,
Gentoo and now Ubuntu. I'm familiar with Perl and shell scripting. I would
like to find a sysadmin or networking related position. I also have six
years of military experience and a current secret clearance.

Resume below:

Thank you,
George Allen

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307 Crosstree Ct.
Augusta, GA 30906

Objective: To begin a career in the IT industry.

Education and Certifications

BA Duke University, Durham, NC (Major History, Minor Physics), May 2006
Sun Certified System Administrator - Solaris 7, Jan. 2000
CompTIA A+, Verification #: E55DTT2651, Jan. 2000
CompTIA Network+, Verification #: E95DTT3901, Feb. 2000
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John Wells | 1 Aug 03:54 2007

Detecting problems on drives in USB enclosures?

Guys,

I have an enclosure and a number of drives in my office. I'm not sure which are good and which are bad, but
there's a good one in there somewhere.

Is there a way from Linux (or...shudder...windows) to detect problems a la SMART or something else via a usb
enclosure? I can manually swap them in/out in one of my machines, but I'm all out of slots and that'd would be
an immense pain. Surely the popularity of enclosures and external drives has reaped tools?

Thanks!
John
David Tomaschik | 1 Aug 03:44 2007

Re: Detecting problems on drives in USB enclosures?

John Wells wrote:
> Guys,
>
> I have an enclosure and a number of drives in my office. I'm not sure which are good and which are bad, but
there's a good one in there somewhere.
>
> Is there a way from Linux (or...shudder...windows) to detect problems a la SMART or something else via a
usb enclosure? I can manually swap them in/out in one of my machines, but I'm all out of slots and that'd
would be an immense pain. Surely the popularity of enclosures and external drives has reaped tools?
>
> Thanks!
> John
>   
Some enclosures will handle SMART, but many may not.  Also SMART may not
report all errors.  I would try running badblocks on the disks: if it
finds nothing, it's likely the disk is still usable.  Oh, and listen to
it when it runs... if it grinds or clicks loudly, stay away! :)

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Jim Popovitch | 1 Aug 05:04 2007

local Ubuntu meeting, 11-Aug, 2pm <at> Athens Pizza in Decatur

Heads up,

There is going to be a local Ubuntu get-together on August 11th, 2pm, at
Athens Pizza in Decatur (http://www.athenspizzaatlanta.com/)

1341 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 636-1100

Map:
http://www.google.com/maps?q=1341+Clairmont+Rd,+Decatur,+GA+30033

I plan on being there, hope to see other ALE Ubuntu users there too.

-Jim P.
Michael B. Trausch | 1 Aug 09:06 2007
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New Pidgin for Ubuntu Feisty

Just wanted to let y'all know, new Pidgin packages for 2.1.0 are available and unofficially backported to Ubuntu Feisty on my page:  http://www.trausch.us/pidgin

    — Mike

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Michael B. Trausch | 1 Aug 09:25 2007
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Re: local Ubuntu meeting, 11-Aug, 2pm <at> Athens Pizza in Decatur

On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 23:04 -0400, Jim Popovitch wrote:
Heads up,

There is going to be a local Ubuntu get-together on August 11th, 2pm, at
Athens Pizza in Decatur (http://www.athenspizzaatlanta.com/)

1341 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 636-1100

Map:
http://www.google.com/maps?q=1341+Clairmont+Rd,+Decatur,+GA+30033

I plan on being there, hope to see other ALE Ubuntu users there too.

Interesting.

I'll have to see if I can find a babysitter.  The child is not well-enough behaved and Mommy works that day.  Hopefully, I will be there, too.

    — Mike

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Michael B. Trausch | 1 Aug 09:26 2007
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Re: OpenMoko

On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 15:23 -0500, Preston Boyington wrote:
The thought of an opensource cell phone really appeals to me.

http://www.openmoko.com/
http://www.openmoko.org/

maybe this is the opensource answer to the iphone?

I certainly think so.  I found that a little while ago, and while it is sad that it won't work with Sprint, I would certainly move carriers just to use the phone.  It is the answer to the iPhone.

    — Mike

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Jim Philips | 1 Aug 12:41 2007
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Re: OpenMoko

And maybe yesterday's FCC ruling opens up broader possibilities for using this phone with all of the providers.

On 8/1/07, Michael B. Trausch < michael.trausch-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 15:23 -0500, Preston Boyington wrote:
The thought of an opensource cell phone really appeals to me.

http://www.openmoko.com/
http://www.openmoko.org/

maybe this is the opensource answer to the iphone?

I certainly think so.  I found that a little while ago, and while it is sad that it won't work with Sprint, I would certainly move carriers just to use the phone.  It is the answer to the iPhone.

    — Mike

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Jim Lynch | 1 Aug 13:40 2007

Re: question

Greg Freemyer wrote:
> On 7/30/07, Kresnik Igor <kresnik.igor@...> wrote:
>   
>> hello all
>> My name its Igor. i,m install QT designer 4.3.0
>> Now i like know where in file named profile i must write
>>
>> PATH=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.0/bin:$PATH
>>         export PATH
>>
>> Regards,
>> Igor
>>     
>
> Igor,
>
> Looks like your just getting your feet wet with Linux.
>
> I rarely update /etc/profile because I assume my next OS upgrade will
> override it.  Instead I prefer to do it for each individual user login
> (/home/≤username>/.profile)
>
> Just add your commands to the end of .profile unless you have a
> specific reason to put it earlier.  From a command line you can do
> that by:
>
> prompt> cd
> prompt> echo "PATH=/usr/local/Trolltech/Qt-4.3.0/bin:$PATH"  >> .profile
> prompt> echo "export PATH" >> .profile
>
> That way you don't even need an editor.
>
> Then
> prompt> cat .profile will let review what changes you made.
>
> If it looks good, logout and log back in.
>
> Greg
>   
I don't know where he is reading these instructions but it's possible 
they are generic where "profile" means your shell's profile file.  Most 
distros (that I'm running anyway) use bash as the default shell so he'd 
really want to put that in .bashrc or .bash_profile perhaps?

Jim.
Jim Lynch | 1 Aug 13:48 2007

Re: Suse vs. Ubuntu. Is is worth the time to switch to ubuntu?

Chuck Huber wrote:
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> I've been using Suse since about 9.1.  Since then, Novell has taken over
> and they've struck a deal with MicroShaft.  I've seen quite a few
> references on this list of folks using ubuntu.  The main reasons I've
> stuck with Suse is
>     o ease of installation.  (boot from mini CD, network install)
>     o fairly user friendly (non-bit-head computer users in the immediate
> vicinity)
>     o Updates are fairly easy - I mirror a suse site locally so I can
> install and update without having to traverse the relatively slow DSL.
>
> How does this stack up against ubuntu?
> Does anyone have any personal reasons why they choose Ubuntu over Suse?
> or Suse over Ubuntu?
>
> I guess what I'm fishing for are a few good solid reasons for converting
>  a half-dozen or so workstations and servers from Suse to ubuntu.  If
> so, should I plan on a fresh install or an upgrade?
>
> Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>     - Chuck
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You can download a single CD (just like SuSE) and install ubuntu in 
about 1/3 the time it takes to install SuSE.  Unlike SuSE you don't have 
to find a system and directory to get the files from.  Last time I 
installed SuSE I had to find a host and then figure out what the 
directory path was, but maybe they've changed that.

I suggest you take a spare machine and put Ubuntu on it just to see for 
yourself how easy it is.  It's extremely intuitive.

Jim.

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