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  1. Bumping this to the top in the hope that someone can give me some current information. I've been a bit out of touch. I appear to be having the same problem in both Ubuntu 5.10 and Slackware 10.2 it appears firefox browser related but occasionally elsewhere. AMD processor nforce 2 chipset SATA drives Both systems are pretty much up to date and on different drives. Installing Firefox 1.5 made no difference. Nor did the other fixes suggested in this post. I'm busy doing coursework at the moment so I was hoping someone else would do the hard work for me :) I'll probably move back to Debian proper in the near future so if theres anything to do to fix this in a scratch install that would be good to know too.
  2. Using transformToURI() to create a text file $xslt_parse->transformToURI($xml_obj,$uploadDir.'output.txt'); Some users will be using Linux and some Windows. Currently using Apache on a Windows XP machine as specified. File is created but is full of the little square characters (linefeed / carriage return) Has anyone got a code snippett that will convert a file from unix to dos? I've racked my brains and searched like a mad searching thing and never yet twigged it. Help appreciated - online tutorial is good too. I'm a bit brain-fnookered at the moment so something pretty specific is required. Thanks Will
  3. Edited - badly put! 1. Yes there are forums and mailing lists. You'll have to go to the slackware site and look about to get instructions for subscribing to a slackware mailing list - I haven't subscribed - I've no idea if it's working. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fo....php?forumid=14 is the approved slackware forum but it's not part of slackware it just has Patrick Volkerdings approval. 2. Not as such. Take a look at swaret http://swaret.sourceforge.net/index.php 3. Config files! and a few scripts and utilities like netconfig 4. Two of the cds are source. So you've installed from the other two. Good :) If you installed KDE or Gnome or both you should have the various configuration options that come with the desktop(s). Book: http://www.slackbook.org/ I like slackware - but it can be a bit intimidating. I've been moving a lot of stuff over to slackware on the 2.6 kernel ( a pain to get working on my box) as Debian has really disapointed of late. Sarge is a year behind where it should be and seems to be a bit shy of modern hardware support, while Etch is a bit wobbly. If you need a machine for working-on rather than recreational experimentation - I'd encourage you try Ubuntu or Mepis. Both very competent distros. I'd lean towards Ubuntu as it's more true to Debian and has much more community support. Hardware support is very good. The Mepis community annoys the hell out of me. Can't help it I'm old and cranky.
  4. I switched repositories but all that happened was that I got into a loop that cited "Some packages failed to down load would you like to try another repository?" I started the install again and it ran through without problems - just a huge amount of stuff to configure now.....
  5. I tried Arch before and just wasn't all that impressed but the install was relatively problem free. I went back to Debian - then tried Ubuntu. Then decided to try Arch again. Pacman continually freezes at 99% - the only reference I can find to this on the Arch sites is a bug report - marked fixed. Theres a reference to a workaround but no link. So can anyone tell me how to get round this? I was looking to find out how to restart pacman but don't see anything.
  6. True. Mepis is pretty good though. I often recommend it came across it last year when living in Dublin. Always mix it up with morphix.........
  7. From the Ubuntu Wiki This is now working for us but the save password for this session option was not working. The gnome-keyring is now installed and working and the session option appears to be working for some users. SOLVED - sort of but we haven't got a "fix" as such.
  8. I've been impressed with Ubuntu's latest release. So much so that I've been promoting it at work. We've run into a huge snag - we can't access our network shares. I've tried Gnome's Connect to server smbclient - mount -t smbfs ...... Gnome's Connect to server worked perfectly for me in Debian Sarge. (Gnome 2.8.3?) This has appeared in the wiki but none of the wiki solutions are working for us. Any ideas?
  9. Thanks for the replies, for some reason I didn't get email notifications or I'd have checked back sooner. Maybe they got spam filtered by my ISP? I'll investigate the promise and adaptec cards. Most of the cards I've seen so far mention every version Windows and nothing else. I was a promise controller on my last mobo that allowed me to do this before so I should have thought of them - but...........
  10. We do - "Manlycodriva Linux" just rolls off the tounge.
  11. Currently looking to put all the devices on my new system on seperate ID channels. I'm not looking for raid. Can anyone recommend a card?
  12. I did a few experiements last night and it does create a temporary iso ( I set it to use my home). Seems like burning on the fly would usually do ~ but I think I'll have to dig out an old hard drive and set up a temporary partition on that. I'm going to set up a new system soon anyway and I'll be able to be a bit more promiscuous with my hd space. Thanks ramfree - SOLVED
  13. I watch movies on the pc and I've ripped a few, to watch on the laptop - no dvd rom at one time. At the moment I'm talking about burning an 8GB backup. It was a pretty interesting article anyway. Thanks! Actually I usually just go apt-get install libdvdcss and thats the end of the problem. Any information pertaining to temporary files and DVD burning would be most welcome.
  14. Ok I've just bought a cheap dual layer dvd burner. Lite-on. Does anyone know under Windows it apparently requires 9GB of free space to create a DVD image file. (only for a full disk I hope!) I do have at least 9GB free in /home. BUT how does burning work in Linux ( I use Gnome Baker & Nautilus ) previously I've used /tmp - 1.9GB as the temporary directory to burn disks I'm positive were in excess of 2GB. Does anybody really know how this works. I could set up another partition and call it /burn or something but I don't really want too, it would eat space somewhere else. But if everyone was sure it was the only option..........
  15. Well absolutely every single day? Not just on Tuesday or once or twice a week? It's a short list for everyday. Gnome My usual desktop. Nautilus Gnome Terminal Evolution check my personal e-mail everyday Firefox - The web is a lot of my job. XMMS - Entertainment while I work. man - if that can be called a program. Any text editor. It's Vim at the moment as the fact I use it seems to annoy colleagues. To be truthful I'm perverse enough to enjoy arguing with them about it's obvious superiority. In truth I'm a bad person. I'm not actually fussy when it comes to text editors. Very frequently more than twice a week say: GImageView Gimp I'll have a number of images to manage and / or edit every week. LyX There's almost always documentation of some sort to produce. LyX makes a really nice job of it, with minimum effort on my part. Nearly everything else is done in Windows for Company wide compatibility. I can probably get my Lotus Notes to run under wine if I put in the effort as well.
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