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Jim
Posted on: Sep 22 2006, 12:42 PM


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Do you have any experience writting code? If you don't you're probably going to want to just contract somebody out to do this for you. The steps involved in doing this right are a little complex.

At its most basic level any linux distro will work, what you're going to need is a custom init script that starts the x system and the browser instead of starting the terminal server.

As for the remote monitoring, thats a little trickier, you can always start ssh so you can log in and check the running processes and logs, but you will never be able to 100% sure its running correctly.

The only really easy part of that project is the custom boot splash, there are a handfull of bootsplash applications out there that will just take any png and push it up.

But honestly, its all in the init script and custom code, so if you're not comfortable jumping into that, start looking for a contractor.
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Posted on: Sep 18 2006, 12:49 AM


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You got to give us the error if you want any help. Just saying "it doesn't work" isn't specific enough.

I answered your other question too and I seeing a little pattern.

Not all linux systems store things in the same place. Those guides are a little poorly written. In general, you are better off just running commands without the full path names. That is, instead of /usr/bin/locate just run locate Your shell will look in all the places listed in the path and run it if it finds it.
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Posted on: Sep 18 2006, 12:45 AM


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You don't have locate installed, or its not in that directory.

You can try just running locate and it will find it in the path if its there, or you can run whereis locate and it will tell you where it is installed.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 01:41 PM


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You need to install the NVIDIA drivers. It isn't hard at all.

Just go here http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html and download the right package for you machine. Your probably looking at the "Linux AMD64/EM64T" package.

Save it, and then run it as root. Run

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run or what ever the package name is
then
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run

Follow the instructions on screen, then update your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and you will be on your way. You can actually just have the installer do it for you.

Thats what you need. Come back if you need more details.
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Posted on: Sep 1 2006, 01:54 PM


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So cron can't do IP routing. What can is iptables, so what you need to do is look into a combinatino of iptables and crontab to do what you want.

iptables will allow you to route any traffic to a specific ip to another ip or what ever. And cron will alow you run a scrip that sets up and removes that rule.

Its a little tricky, but thats what you need to do.
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Posted on: Aug 30 2006, 11:38 PM


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ya, you use .htaccess files.

Knowing that you're pretty new to linux it could be a little tricky for you to set up.

This is a good guide on how to set up htaccess with apache.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/howto/htaccess.html

If you have anyquestions go ahead and ask. I can help you with it.
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Posted on: Aug 28 2006, 06:34 PM


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Ok, so what chipset are you using on your mother board? It is very rare that linux wont read USB ports, and I have only seen it with VIA chip sets and on lap tops.

second, you don't really need drivers for you mouse, what you want, is how to set up the multiple buttons. Once we get the USB ports working we will configure your mouse.
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Posted on: Aug 25 2006, 06:44 PM


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Double post.

http://www.linuxhelp.net/forums/index.php?...amp;#entry27858
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Posted on: Aug 25 2006, 06:43 PM


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I am gonna close your other topic and link it here for starters.

Ok, yes, you need a GCC compiler if you're going to do pretty much anything in linux. In order for me to tell you how to install that I need to know what distro you're running. So tell me that and I will help you out.
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Posted on: Aug 25 2006, 01:03 AM


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I don't have any ideas specifically, but I have a tip for looking.

Its not gonna be an app for "apache" persay, its gonna be an app written in some language. What you want is a php chat client or an AJAX chat client. So if your gooling around look for those (and Ruby aswell)

Apache can onyl serve html pages, nothing more. In order to do what you want, you're going to need something more powerful. I would definitely look into AJAX and Ruby for what you want to do.
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Posted on: Aug 25 2006, 12:59 AM


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What mail server are you using?
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Posted on: Aug 25 2006, 12:58 AM


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In general any sources you find you can compile and will run on your linux.

The "Ubuntu-ized" sources are you usually tweaked a little to run better on ubuntu, or have some other "improvements" made.

In general I stick to the sources provided by my distro, they tend to work better, there are certian "standardizations" that different distros have that make things easier.

However, if your distro doesn't have, say, the latest verson of GCC, you can go download any old source, compile and install it yourself.

So ya, in general stick to your distro's sources if you can, otherwise, anything you want.


I should caveat that, any old generic sources you want. You shouldn't go get the gentoo source for Firefox and try to install it on your ubuntu, that wouldn't work so well. It might, but I would for sure avoid that. If you find a generic source it should work.
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Posted on: Aug 17 2006, 12:41 PM


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You can also use sudo su to achive the same effect as su, but using your user password.

Sorry I didn't make that clear, when running sudo [command] you put in your user password, when running su you put in the root password.
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Posted on: Aug 16 2006, 11:18 PM


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There are two things you can do.

To run a single command as super user add sudo before the command. Say like sudo dpkg This will run that command a super user then return you to a user prompt.

The other options is to run su and you will be come super user till you type exit. So you would run su type in your password, then run dpkg and what ever else you need, then exit and you will be back at a user prompt.


I like easy quesitons :-)
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Posted on: Aug 16 2006, 01:22 AM


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Humm.... thats a good question.

One of the things that linux has issues with is sharing the audio between two programs.

[Linux explinations skip if you could care less]

In linux, pretty much everything is represented by a file. Like your hard drive, its a file, say /dev/hda, and the partition might be /dev/hda1 by writting to, and reading from that file in a very special way you can write and read from the disk. So your sound car is /dev/sound (usually, not always). So again, if you read and write from that in a very special way, you can play (or record) sound. In order to have two things writting at the same time, you would have to have some way of blending the audio first, then writting to /dev/sound

[end]

To answer you question I am not sure there is any "simple" way to keep bit torrnado from locking up your sound. I would look through your settings and preferences for BT and make sure that there isn't anything you can disable (anything related to sound would be a good start). It might be that its grabbing the sound card to notify you when a file is finished and not releasing it correctly.

Ya so, I have no golden fix for you on this one.

Wait, though, is bittornado a command line program or a gui? If its a command line program, you could run it from one of the other terminals and it probably wouldn't grab sound. Just a thought, I assume bittornado is a gui though, so that doesn't help you.
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Posted on: Aug 15 2006, 11:47 AM


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Sorry, gentoo uses /var/log/syslog I forgot to list that one.

Gut instinct is that your alsa module isn't loaded

Run lsmod and make sure that the alsa module is loaded

Otherwise, run modprob -l to get a list of available modules, and then load the alsa module with modprobe whateverAslaIsCalled (note you wont need the full path like it displays, just the last part.

But start with syslog again and see what it tells you.
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Posted on: Aug 15 2006, 12:46 AM


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Logs logs logs logs logs.

If you haven't already, check your logs. Check these first (depending on your OS you will have one or the other)

/var/logs/messages
/var/log/system

do an ls on /var/logs see if there is anything else interesting, like maybe audio, but probably not. Always start with logs.
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Posted on: Aug 15 2006, 12:41 AM


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I am gonna back up D here, not that he needs it.

Likely what you need is ssh, but that depends on what you're trying to do.

If you have computer called foo, that needs to trigger a program on computer barr you can run this

foo #> ssh barr runCommand

where foo #> represents a promt on foo

That will run the program runCommand on barr. So say its like a backup script, that will cause the script to be executed on barr.

But I think what you want to do is something where you have a program on barr that you want to run ON foo not from foo.

That is far more difficult. Unless there is some major reason you can't, you are far better off installing the program on foo. If you absolutely had to run the binary from barr, you would have to share out the volume on barr using something like NFS, then mount that volume on foo so you could do foo #> /mnt/barr/bin/runCommand from foo. There are a lot of reasons why this would be difficult to do and really tricky. You would have to be aware of all the libraries its gonna use, and what its reading and writing from.

Like I said, you're far better off installing the program on foo and just running it locally. If you still don't understand, or still have questions, tell us what you want to do and we will definitely help you out.

Let me give you an example to try to help you out.

I have this backup script that I wrote. I run the script from my main server that copies everything to my backup server, but before I can copy everything over, the old backup needs to be moved, and things need to be cleaned up.

So, on my backup server I have a script called rotateBackups, and I run that script from my backup script with this command

ssh backup /usr/sbin/roateBackups

The script runs on my backup server, does everything I need, then after its done, my backup script continues on with the backup. If you're looking to achive something like that, ssh is your man.

You can even do cool stuff like this example.

We have a script that runs on one of our boxes and collects a list on banned IP addresses. Those IP address need to get dropped into our firewall so they can be blocked. You can use a pipe to ssh to pass the list.

/usr/sbin/listBanned | ssh firewall addBannedIPs

listBanned shoots out IPs to be banned one per line, and addBannedIPs reads them in one at a time and drops them into our firewall rules. Its pretty nice. ssh is amazingly powerful.
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Posted on: Aug 14 2006, 12:42 PM


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The graphics package is optional, if you just remove the line it should be with out any trouble.
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Posted on: Aug 13 2006, 02:09 PM


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Umm, I looked up the K8V-SE online and it doesn't seem to have integrated video, are you sure?
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Posted on: Aug 12 2006, 12:50 PM


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Ubuntu has pretty good video card support, but no linux distro ships with the proprietary drivers from the card makers.

What kind of card do you have cause the best place to start is by installing the video drivers for your card.
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Posted on: Aug 11 2006, 11:59 PM


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You mean emulating OS X inside a linux enviroment? I don't know of anything that could do that, but I would asume any emulators written to do that would be in PPC since thats been around longer and people have had more time to work on it.
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It wont run on PearPC either if its an Intel build. The install disks are specific to the architecture of the machine. If you want to run OS X on PearPC you will need to get new install disks from a PPC machine, not an Intel (x86) machine.
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Posted on: Aug 10 2006, 06:28 PM


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Listen to what I am telling you.

It is not about the format of the disk, it is about the hardware in your computer. You can not install Apple OS X onto any Intel based PC. There is a lot more to a computer than then main processeor. Yes, the new Apple's use Intel procs just like most PCs, but the similarities stop there. The firmware is completely different.

You will not be able to get a OS X install DVD to boot and install on any PC with out major major major hacking, that no body has figured out how to do.

If you rip it as an ISO you will be able to read the files on the disk and browse them if you want, I don't know what you want to do with them, but your welcome to browse through them.
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Posted on: Aug 10 2006, 02:29 PM


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Robert, I don't mind, its always nice to have another person tell somebody do to exactly what I did ;-)
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