I have a computer running Ubuntu 11.04 and it is catted into a D link. My Wife has a computer with Windows xp also catted into the same Dlink. How could I network the two computers so that they could communicate with each other for file sharing. Possibly a detailed explanation would realy help

Question by emit   |  last reply

Linux on Wii?

Is there any linux with a GUI for the Wii? Ubuntu would be cool! -joespicnictables

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Linux Windows? Answered

I am a new Linux user and I want to ask a question How can I add the three buttons(minimize-maximize-exit) on the windows????

Question by arv_christos   |  last reply

Linux or Windows?

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

Question by dragonfathom   |  last reply

133MHz, Linux?

Does anyone have any ideas as to a linux distro suitable for a laptop with the following specs; Cpu: 133 MHz Ram: 32 Mb HD: 1.4 Gb I have looked at puppy linux and vector linux but i can't find a download for the old version of vector and even puppy is to demanding. Any linux distro suggestions or indeed other uses suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by csharpdeveloper   |  last reply

Linux help damn small linux?

Hi, dont know if anyone can help me out here but maybe someone can. i really enjoy using linux i currently have puppy linux on my laptop and ubuntu on my pc, i have just got a very old laptop and i am hoping to run damn small linux on it, i have installed damn small linux onto the machine and it boots up perfect but what i want to know is how do i install apps on to it from the damn small linux repository, i have downloaded over 50 files from the repository but have only managed to get 2 working can anyone help me out, also is there any way to get wine running on dsl. Thanks in advance. Connor.

Question by connorfrancis   |  last reply

Linux on a gaming PC? Answered

If I were to build a gaming PC and put Linux on it (probably Ubuntu or Mint) Could I play decent games on it? such as First person shooters, strategy, and RPGs? I'm hoping for more like main-line games (COD, Halo, Age of Empires, Civilization....), not shady, third party download type games.

Question by dkop1   |  last reply

Favorite Flavor of Linux?

I have used LinuxMint, Ubuntu, Slax, and Puppy. I must say, Ubuntu is my favorite, followed by LinuxMint. What's your favorite "flavor" of Linux?

Topic by dkop1   |  last reply

Microsoft Office for Linux

I heard last week that Microsoft will be porting their popular Office suite to Linux this year. As an avid Linux user, and a firm believer in the free software movement, I must say that this has a certain odor to it. Do we honestly think that a company that has used phrases like "a cancer that infects everything it touches," to describe Linux will just start waving the olive branch and cater to the "cancer" as a valued customer? This peace offering calls to mind a certain wooden horse I think we all know. "either the Greeks are hiding, shut inside those beams, or the horse is a battle-engine, geared to breach our walls, spy on our homes, come down on our city, overwhelm us- or some other deception's lurking deep inside it. Trojans, never trust that horse. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, especially bearing gifts." One thing is for sure, considering how Microsoft constantly violates the privacy of their customers, rest assured that this horse WILL spy on our homes.

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linux help please?

I want to put linux on my server but don't know wich one i should choose. could someone help me please? with my server, i just basically want to store data and be able to take it out whenever i want, go on the net and run some games for example ceasar IV

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wireless help in linux...

I need some help configuring a netgear wg111 in slax linux....i know that i have to do someting with ndis wrapper, but where i get the .inf files and such, i do not know....any help is much apreciated!

Topic by fwjs28   |  last reply

Linux, ubuntu, and the like

Ok, so I'm tired of my windows system. It is starting to get boring to look at AND VERY VERY CLUTTERED. I would like to switch to ubuntu, but I'm not sure if it will play my windows games that have a lot of code and/or are graphically intensive. I know it has dual boot, and the other thing, but idk if it will play AOE3, Risk, Itunes, Windows Media player, or any of the windows programs. One of the reasons I would like to switch to ubuntu is because they have a download just for media and music production, and me being a wanna be music superstar, that is what I want and/or need right now.

Topic by wazupwiop   |  last reply

need linux help

I finally finished downloading Ark Linux Dockyard, but my computer won't boot from the cd drive! I set the BIOS to cd, and set the cd drive to slave, but I can't seem to get the computer to boot from cd! It is an old Gateway E-3000 that ran Windows 98. I have tried to install both Ark Linux and Ubuntu. Please help!

Topic by gimmelotsarobots   |  last reply

Linux on 1994 laptop?

 I recently acquired a (free!) IBM thinkpad from 1994. I do not have a charger but got it to run by hooking a power supple to where the battery hooks up. The hard drive (a nice roomy 520 megs) does not work, but it does have a working floppy drive. Here is the Question: Is their any type of linux that can can boot from a floppy disk and run on a system like this: 50 mhz processor 20 MB of RAM, previously 4 MB. I found an unused 16 MB card under the floppy drive (?!) If there isn't one you know of, is their any version of MS-DOS that I can boot from a floppy and download for free? Thanks! Update: I found a 2.1 GB HD ($20) online, which could help. I won't order it yet, though.

Question by dark sponge   |  last reply

Favorite Linux distros?

OK guys- time for your inner Linux zealot to come out!My PC now has two hard disks. One has working installations of XP x64 (with all my games) and Ubuntu 8.04 (with all my media stuff) which I want to leave alone. The other is a blank canvas now I've taken all my files off it, and given I have one disk with my primary OSs on it I'm thinking of chopping the empty one into a number of smaller partitions so I can have a multitude of OSs to choose from. I already know XP (32 bit) and Puppy Linux are going on to it, but I probably don't need another Ubuntu so the rest are up for grabs. Which other distros do people recommend?Criteria: they must:- be free (as in beer, not overly bothered about as in speech)- fit into a roughly 20GB partition (with an external /share for big files)- not mess with my GRUB. I'm primarily thinking of the non-Debian family major distros, but relative unknowns are welcome.Related question- I've got used to installing dual boot XP/Linux, you just install Linux second and GRUB plays nicely with XP, but does anyone have experience dual-booting the Windows 7 Beta? Does its fancy-pants new bootloader have issues that preclude easy dual-boot installs?

Topic by PKM   |  last reply

Wireless help in linux? Answered

Ok so, i plugged in ma netgear wg111...i goto connect on the desktop, goto the WAN option (the second icon down) load the module (ive tried both the defualt and the ndis) and put in my password and stuff, and no dice...i think its a problem w/ puppy to my actiontec gt704wg...the wired ethernet works, and i can connect to tinker arount with that (but not with my usb dongle) ....any suggestions...i would really like to use puppy for my sisters laptop and this dongle but this is the only thin stopping me.... :(

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Linux Is The Best OS?

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fedora linux 9

The red hat linux distribution fedora just came out with version 9!! its code name is here for the details of the new releasei cant wait to get a copy, seeing as i cant seem to find my fedora 8 cd-romfor those of you in canada who want linux, go hereim pretty sure a quick google search will give good sources if your in the states

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What kind of Linux would work on this old hp I found? Answered

 I managed to obtain a working Hp pavilion xt856 with Windows ME. I was hoping to use it as a database to sort my electronic components and to hold files for my electronic projects in my lab.  I've never tried linux but heard it's a good OS for an old computer and i'm willing to try my luck with something new.  After looking around i found some specifications on the computer I also found out that the computer's RAM has been upgraded to 383MB from the 128 standard. Any Help would be appreciated :) 

Question by DemonicRoss   |  last reply

dell imspiron 2200 umbutu help

I have an old inspiron 2200 i put umbutu linux on but i cant get the wifi card to work anyone got any help thanks

Question by nonamesleft   |  last reply

terminal in ubuntu 11.04?

I type in my password enter entering a command but nothing shows as I type. Any ideas?

Question by lumpee   |  last reply

Installing Linux on a Windows Notebook? Answered

I found a few year old laptop in our storage unit and it was OK with my dad if I could have it. But I really want the Ubuntu Linux on it. But be warned, when it comes to OS, im a n00b. Any suggestions?

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Any jobs for Linux enthusiasts? Answered

I have used Linux for more than 10 years now and I wonder if there is a niche for people like me working with Linux/Unix machines sort of a computer operator.

Question by blkhawk   |  last reply

What is the best version of Linux? Answered

I am going to be running a computor on a 8GB flashdrive and I was wondering which version of Linux would be the best to use. I will be using the computor for photo editing, typing documents, and surfing the web.

Question by DIY Dave   |  last reply

Linux help please? MKII Answered

Okay here i am again. on the last question i posted (linux help please) poeple told me to use ubuntu. i tried but it says on the screen: This kernel requiresanx86-64 CPUbut only detected an i686 CPU. unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. where do i get such a kernel because,maybe i didn't see it but , there are apsolutly no system requirements writen anywere on the linux OR the ubuntu website. and that is for all the os i saw on the linux website. is it so hard to modify a page to put in system requirements??? anyway could anyone show me an os for SERVERS that run on a bi-processor Intel Xeon i686 motherboard? and show me the way to a free disk burner  program to burn bootable disks? best answer to the one who give me an os that works! thanks everyone.

Question by didgitalpunk   |  last reply

Linux on HP iPAQ rx3700

I have just got this little pocket computer, and I am not satisfied with the old windows mobile system on it. That's why I want to install Linux on it, but I haven't been able to find an instruction that would be possible for a software newbie like me.  It's a HP iPAQ rx3700 and I don't care about which Linux edition that is installed on it. All I know is that I have to put some files on the SD card I have - put it in the device - and boot Linux on the device. I hope that it isn't an impossible task :-) PS. A little inspiration..

Topic by dkmartin123   |  last reply

Need more linux help!

Ok. my computer boots the install disk, fine. Asks for timezone and language. But when it gets to the partitioning, I get a hole bunch of script that says Logical error 1, Logical error 2, etc. It does this for Ubuntu, Ark Linux, and Mandriva. Help me!

Topic by gimmelotsarobots   |  last reply

origional xbox as linux pc?

Is there anyway that you know of to convert an origional xbox to a pc, i have a second HDD the sam type as is in the xbox but i don't know where to get a mod chip or how to install one, also what steps would i need to do to fully convert it into a fully working pc?

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Linux App Install Issues

I've spent most of the afternoon trying to get Supertux 2 (a.k.a. 0.3.1) running on my computer. Put simply, I didn't really get anywhere. The obvious first option for me is Synaptic, but it only had the original 0.1.3 release. So... I've got to try to install something with a command line. Not something I've sucessfully done before. If it helps any, I'm running Knoppix 6 on a cheapo Acer netbook. So... first I got the .tar.bz2 file. easy enough. Uncompressed it. Everything I can find says I'm supposed to only have to use four command-line instructions: cd /home/knoppix/supertux-0.3.1 ./configure make make install but wait... after trying this it became apparent that make wasn't on my system (what kind of system is that?). So, with the help of Synaptic, I got make on there, tried it again, and it still didn't work. After looking at the Supertux docs it turned out it wanted cmake. Well, no problem, right? I've got Synaptic, right? Wrong. The server was down or something and Synaptic couldn't help me. So, I look in the docs again, and it says something called jam is supposed to work in basically the same way. So I get that with Synaptic (successfully), but on the third line ("jam") it it tells me ./Jamconfig: No such file or directory Couldn't find config. Please run 'configure' first. What? What's ./Jamconfig? Didn't I just run configure? I'm clueless. Any idea what's going on here?

Topic by yourcat   |  last reply

How to partition Windows and Linux?

Okay, on my custom built PC, I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) installed fully on my 1 TB harddrive. What I would like to do is to partition my harddrive with Windows 7. How may I go about doing this. I have never partitioned like this before. I always had Windows previously installed and then used Ubuntu's built-in partitioning option. However, I also know very little about partitioning in general. Can anybody please help me figure this out? It would be MUCH appreciated. (By the way, I would like to allot something like 600 GB to Windows with about 400 GB to Ubuntu)

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deleting a linux pen drive? Answered

Ok so through work i got a usb pen that updates a terminal upon insertion. i think it runs linux/unix or something like that im not so technical there. well we were told if we insert it into a windows pc it will mess it up. is this right and is there anyway of wiping the pen drive so i can put normal documents on it?

Question by earney   |  last reply

help with linux (dual-booting)

I have ubuntu currently installed. it is working fine, its just that i wanna use slackware too, i know that they can be dual booted together and all that fancy stuff. so i guess what i wanna know is how to dual boot them together. and if you could add some pictures that would be a real help. but if you cant than can you make your directions as specific as possible that would work. Thanks.

Topic by girrrrrrr2   |  last reply

C&C RA2 lags in Linux

I have C&C; Red Alert2 installed via WINE, and it played fine but suddenly began lagging unbelievably after a LAN match.

Question by S1ko_shadoe   |  last reply

how do i run linux on a psp

I want a mobile computing plat form and the psp fits the bill... but i have no idea how to run linux (on anything) or how to install it on my psp (psp 2000)

Topic by corey_caffeine   |  last reply

Linux movieplayer / Rythem box sound problem

Having an issue with linux music playing when I pay songs in movieplayer they play perfect, when I play them in rythem box there like half speed and loud fuzz blocks out most of the sound whats the deal?

Topic by chaoscampbell 

Linux Command line and other Computing Video Tutorials online?

Hi all, I am looking for websites having complete series of Video tutorials especially for Linux command line and in general for other computing tutorials Can anyone please help me.

Question by muhammajunaid   |  last reply

How Do I get Linux on a Pocket PC? Answered

I have an old Compaq iPAQ laying around, and running MS Windows. It is SD card compatible, and I was wondering if I could put Linux on an SD card, and then load it onto the iPAQ? It is the Compaq iPaq H3800 Series, it's processor type is ARM SA1110, its OS version is Windows CE 3.0, it has 64 MB of RAM, and 32 MB of ROM, and the ROM is flash, and its flash block size is 128 KB. Thanks!

Question by mad magoo   |  last reply

Most basic linux distro for robots and web browsing (preferably floppy bootable)?

I have an old Dell dimension somethingorother that used to have win98 and I want to install some sort of linux distro that would allow me web brows (google chrome possible?) and use that pc to control robots, arduino, LED cubes, etc. easily with serial, usb, etc. I'm new to linux but i tried installing ubunto with a CD then DVD but the instalation failed both times (IO error -the hard drive isn't in such great shape but win98 had been running fine, so I know it works). I scavenged a floppy drive and am hoping I could use that or a usb to install a distro. Any ideas? 

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Does anyone have any ideas to make a small linux powered computer (such as a tablet) that would have a touchscreen?

Solution 1: 8 or 9+ touch screen, wi fi capability, 1 or 2 usb ports and some type of card reader, small profile several inches or less.Solution 2: MID device capable of running Ubuntu MID edition. Specs and more at

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if i have a harddrive connected to a gameboy advance card, can i plug it into my DS and boot linux from said HDD?

I found an 'ibl to hook up a CD player to a gameboy by wiring the IDE cable to the card pins. I was wondering if i can do the same with a GBA card and boot linux on my nintendo DS from the HDD?

Question by lopez8675   |  last reply

How can I install Windows on a machine that is currently running Linux? None of my Windows CDs will boot!

I had decided some time ago to re-install Windows on one of my computers, so I went ahead and blanked the entire disk. When i went to install Windows with an old XP disk that has never not worked, the computer just did nothing past the BIOS start-up screen. Frustrated, I put in an Ubuntu CD, and it installed just fine. So I just left it using that for a few months. Now I want to play with the Windows8 Developer Preview and the machine refuse to boot from it too! It will just sit for a moment and then boot into Linux. That same CD installed Windows 8 on my laptop just a few days before. I even went back and tried a Windows98 CD and still nothing. Is there something here that I'm missing? The boot order in the BIOS is set to DVD first, but it just keeps skipping over it. Thanks for any help!

Question by Ed Van   |  last reply

How do I make a LiveUSB drive and still be able to access free space? Answered

I want to make my old 512MB flash drive into a Puppy Linux LiveUSB. Puppy Linux is only a little over 100MB, though, and I want to be able to access the remaining space. I need to do something like Portable Linux, but that I can run off of WinXP. I would rather not have to manually partition it.

Question by CameronSS   |  last reply

Why is OpenOffice failing on my computer? Answered

     I'm running the latest stable version of Ubuntu.  I have the entire office suite installed, and have reinstalled it several times, but every time I try to start any of the programs in the suite I get the startup window and then a message box appears that says: 3.1  Fatal Error-- User interface language cannot be determined, and then the program closes down.  Any recommendations on how to fix this are welcome.  Thanks! 

Question by mad magoo   |  last reply

How do you uninstall kubuntu?

I am dual booting kubuntu and win7, kubuntu is one of the poorest linux versions I have used and would like to remove it.  I hope I don't need the linux disk because I just gave it back to my friend, and I hope I don't have to run linux because it doesn't even work anymore.  I don't see the partion in windows, but I saw the win partion in linux so... Thanks for any input you have, I saw this would that by chance work for win7?

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I want to watch netflixs using ubuntu and it is not supported by 'flix is there anything I can download to fix this?

On my windows os something started to gobble up any browser I used and screwed the sound all up, then got rid of any restore points and my task manager.  I tried the free version of Linux called ubunto and partitioned off the friggin windows and all its happiness and now enjoy the internet again. BUT  netflixs dos not support linux and I dont know of any plug in that will help. I'm open to suggestions.

Question by Rahdzhillaxxx   |  last reply

A fake terminal for your school, friends for family.. Who don't know what they are doing.

#!/bin/bash COMMANDS=" Commands Are: \n\t  ping: Send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts.\n\t  nc: Arbitrary TCP and UDP connections and listens. (use to send text or a file to your friends)\n\t  request: To request a program or a real shell.\n\t  help or h: Echo this Help.\n\t  clear: Clear the display.\n\t  exit: Close this fake terminal.\n " echo -e $COMMANDS while true do  echo -ne "\033[1;33m`whoami`\033[1;37m@\033[1;32m`hostname`\033[1;37m:\033[1;31m (press h for help) \033[1;36m$ \033[0m"  read COMMAND  case "$COMMAND" in   ping )    read -p "What do you want to ping? " SERVER    ping -qc1 $SERVER    if [ $? -eq 1 ] ; then     echo "$SERVER is not avalible.. "    else     echo "$SERVER is avalible.. "    fi   ;;   request )    read -p "What do you want to request? [program|shell] " REQUEST    case "$REQUEST" in     program )     ;;     shell )      /bin/bash     ;;     * )      echo "Can't request for $REQUEST.."    esac   ;;   clear )    /usr/bin/clear   ;;   exit )    exit   ;;   help|h )    echo -e $COMMANDS   ;;   * )    echo "$COMMAND: command not found "  esac done Give it a name:     mv whateveritwas [] Make it work easer via:     chmod +x [] Now you can use via:     [ ./ ]

Topic by james.mcglashan 

How to Put Linux on a USB flashdrive

Check out my new instructable on putting linux on a flashdrive to take your computer anywhere with you. Don't know what linux is? Read the instructable to find out. Just. Click on this line

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Get Some Linux in your life

Windows Vista Is Terrible! But Linux can as cool/cooler than XP if you know how to use it! Share the knowledge!

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How do I add a Windows layer to Linux?

I am a Windows gamer, though I want to switch to Linux for versatility. Is there any way to add a Windows layer to Linux so I can play Windows games? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04.

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