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chrisw
Posted on: Aug 19 2008, 09:09 AM


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QUOTE (TinMan @ Aug 14 2008, 01:27 AM) *
A question that's probably been asked a thousand times!

I'm trying to get a Media Centre PC up and running under Linux as the Vista platform supplied seems to be less than up to the job! For some time I've been working with SuSE Linux, but the one thing I've found with this distro is that multimedia apps don't work very well or at all because Novell chose to exclude many of the neccessary codecs. For example, as distributed, you can't even play DVD's.

It was suggested to e that Ubuntu would be most suitable as a multimedia platform, so I tried this out, but found some difficulties. For example, there is a known issue with the saa7134-alsa driver which prevents sound from working properly. The display will often not wake from hybernation and the system will often freeze on re-start neccessitatins the use of th power button.

The question then is which distro to try next? I was thinking about Debian from which Ubuntu is derived, but will this have the same problems? What about Mandriva or Gentoo?

Is there any particular distro that is particularly well suited to run multimedia apps?

John.




You can take a look at mythbuntu or mythdora.

These are based on mythtv. It takes some work getting it setup but once its up and running, its great.
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Posted on: Aug 5 2008, 10:41 AM


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QUOTE (epixcore @ Aug 4 2008, 07:56 PM) *
Hello Community,

at this moment I have 3 Linux Boxes (Debian Etch 4.0)!
I am trying to use one of these as a "primary" server, who redirects all Requests to one of the two other boxes.

I want to use portforwarding, because the user should not see whats going on in the background.
I already have tried this method:

CODE
iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j DNAT --to *.*.*.*:80
iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m state --state NEW --dport 80 -i eth0 -j ACCEPT


this works fine, but only local, but all the servers have a Static IP Adress (81.169.134.216, 87.98.140.108, 91.121.40.164)
this should work like this:

user requests "www.mydomain.com" (A: 81.169.134.216) the Server (81.169.134.216) Redirects the Request to a extern Server => 91.121.40.164
this should not be visible for the user
does anyone know how i can fix this problem?
greets from Austria
yours Stefan
PS: Sorry for my bad english



I think you need to look at using a http proxy for this situation.
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chrisw
Posted on: Jul 17 2008, 09:26 AM


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QUOTE (matt @ Apr 1 2008, 12:35 AM) *
Do anyone know of a good open source php calendar.

I have seen many online but they are more advanced than what I need.
I basically need to embed a small calendar with a mysql back end. Each
sqaure of the calendar would simply contain a the date number and a
query of the string of whats happening on that date. I can even add
events through phpmyadmin if its easier. Just need a very basic system for a
events cal really. Any ideas.



Go here for a simple free easy to use calendar. I use it quite often

http://www.phpbuilder.com/snippet/detail.p...ppet&id=160

Select version 2.
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Posted on: Feb 16 2008, 10:34 PM


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QUOTE (Jeff3558 @ Feb 14 2008, 03:00 PM) *
Let me start by saying I know little to nothing about linux. However, I know exactly what I want to do and believe it is relatively simple I just have no idea where to begin the attack.
I want to add a host to a blacklist so my server will refuse a connection from them when an attempt is made to send a mail to a recipient in the FEATURE(`blacklist_recipients').
Simply using the blacklist recipients is not working reliably, I get a tremendous amount of spam to my primary address and a good bit of it is sent to a few addresses that could be blacklisted.
I think this would relieve my server of a lot of spam as well as reducing the server load created by Spam Assassin which misses a good portion of them anyway.
That should be clear bu just in case this is the flow I want to create (if an equivalent isn't already out there already).

1 -> Remote system connects to send mail.
2 -> Mail is to an address in the blacklist recipients.
3 -> Add the host to (I'm guessing here) the sendmail reject table
4 -> If at all possible drop the connection from them at that point since they obviously are not sending anything I want.
Alternatively if easier write the host to a text file and I can manually update the sendmail reject list from that.



You use the following file:
/etc/mail/access

Each time you add to the list you have to rebuild it.

I havent used sendmail in like forever, but if you google /etc/mail/access , it has lots of information, and also there are some
sites that have HUGE HUGE access lists already built and you can grab one of those.

Hope this helps.
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Posted on: Jun 18 2007, 09:40 AM


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i have mythtv running to record from a security camera every night
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Posted on: Mar 7 2007, 04:22 PM


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You have all the proper compiling tools, libraries to compile properly...possibly like automake autoconf..there are a few extras that I can not think of off hand....expecially dealing with kernel compilation, like glibc-kernheaders ....
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Posted on: Dec 19 2006, 10:43 AM


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are you running as root user to download and install package updates?

If not you need to change to root user.
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Posted on: Jul 31 2006, 08:22 AM


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QUOTE (Grey @ Jul 30 2006, 09:48 PM) *
im using gnome
dont know about distribution



you should be able to just right click on the desktop, like you do in windows and select "Terminal" or "Console"

for example I use KDE and I would select "Konsole"
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Posted on: Jul 7 2006, 03:47 PM


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QUOTE (Robert83 @ Jul 7 2006, 08:41 AM) *
Hello,

so I wrote my very first blog (it can be probably seen by the way I write smile.gif ).

So then I type http://robert83.linuxhelp.net , but it wont go directly to my blog. Like markjr.linuxhelp.net
does.

Any ideas?
Sincerely
Robert B



I almost fell asleep reading that blog!
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chrisw
Posted on: Mar 28 2006, 12:44 PM


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That has to be the funniest thing I have ever read. 22yrs experience....whatever...22yrs experience in dodging questions and pushing the job onto someone else...that sounds like the kinda experience he has.

He needs to take a class in Computer Lit 101 and grab the newest version of Internet for Dummies!
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Posted on: Mar 15 2006, 10:36 PM


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to install bin files just make it executable by chmoding it +x
and just running the file by the following:

./file-name.bin
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Posted on: Mar 3 2006, 09:08 AM


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gcc needs to be installed on your system.
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chrisw
Posted on: Dec 1 2005, 09:13 AM


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Please allow for more time for someone to reply and post any possible helpful information..
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Posted on: Nov 30 2005, 09:09 AM


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you cant mount on sda

the proper mount entry to use is sda4
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 10:48 PM


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i dont think you can eject the zip disk when its mounted..because i couldnt when i was using
mine....it shouldnt mount if there is not a tape in drive at boot up.....

a possibility is to maybe copy the options in the fstab file that is used for the cdrom
because it automounts when you place a cd in the drive....

try that....i havent tried that option so im not exactlly sure it will work....
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 03:44 PM


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what is the listed in your rc.local file?
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 02:08 PM


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is there an rc.local file ?
you can put modprobe commands in there
assuming that le2005 which i looked up and it
was mandriva...which is formally known as mandrake-linux..
thus which they forked from redhat....
that there should be a /etc/rc.d/rc.local file somewhere

put those commands there and you should be good to go
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 12:26 PM


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have you tried another disk?

is that line that i told you to look for anywhere in the scsi_error.c file?

If it is not then you should be ok with that issue...

Beyond editing that file and just loading the imm modules,
I have not had any other type of issues with my zip drive

Have you tried loading the ppa module? instead of the imm module
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 11:14 AM


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what system are you running your linux on?

i looked up "Z100P2" on iomega.com and it
mentions that that model is for a mac.

Is that correct?
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Posted on: Nov 29 2005, 10:19 AM


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What model ext zip drive are you using? an iomega?
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 07:37 PM


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yes you have to make sure you install the kernel-source package

do a rpm -q kernel to retrieve the kernel version: for example:

rpm -q kernel-2.4.12 <--- kernel version used for example purpose only

then on your cd find the kernel-source package that matches
the kernel version you have on your system....

that will install the kernel-source files which will include the scsi_error.c file
that you need to view and edit if possible....


if you cant get it to install from the dvd....try the update manager that
comes with your linux distro to install the kernel-source package....
for example...redhat uses up2date.

that might be the easiest way because it may install a few packages
that are necessary for kernel compilation....
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 03:17 PM


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QUOTE
michaelk: thanks for the info, I tried the complete sequence, with - strangely, because modprobe csi_mod worked last time - the following result:

[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe csi_mod
FATAL: Module csi_mod not found.
[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe sd_mod
[root@sthelens ~]# modprobe imm

I then checked /etc; sure enough, device-node sda4 had been inserted. However, when I tried to mount the zip, the system reacted with:

[root@sthelens ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100
mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device

Nevertheless, we seem to be making some progress; thanks again


You should just need to "modprobe imm" and it will automatically
install a few other modules for you...


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[root@sthelens ~]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100
mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device


The above result is an error in part of the post i mentioned
above more than likely.....

follow through with what i posted in my earlier post above and this will tell if a kernel
recompile is necessary or something else is the problem....
more likely its possibley a scsi_error.c file issue and that the line
mentioned needs to be commented out...because it fixes the
"/dev/sda4 is not a valid block device" error you are having

if the line in scsi_error.c is there and not commented out...
you WILL NOT be able to mount your zip drive properly
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 11:49 AM


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All of this is based off of Redhat...which was what i was running at the time..

Ok, first you need to be sure the kernel source is installed for your particular
distribution of linux...

Second, do a search for the following file: scsi_error.c

Next, open the file up in a text editor of some type
and search for the following code starting at about line 464:
The last line listed at the bottom of this code snippet is
what needs to be commented out if its there, if the last
line is not there then everything is ok, and all you need to
do is be sure the proper module is loaded for your zip drive
which should be the "imm" module, which will then load some
addition modules for you..

The ==> means this is the line you need to look for..

Hopefully this helps out...

CODE
       /* Last chance to have valid sense data */
       if (!scsi_sense_valid(SCpnt))
               memcpy((void *) SCpnt->sense_buffer,
                      SCpnt->request_buffer,
                      sizeof(SCpnt->sense_buffer));

       if (scsi_result != &scsi_result0[0] && scsi_result != NULL)
               kfree(scsi_result);

       /*
        * When we eventually call scsi_finish, we really wish to complete
        * the original request, so let's restore the original data. (DB)
        */
       memcpy((void *) SCpnt->cmnd, (void *) SCpnt->data_cmnd,
              sizeof(SCpnt->data_cmnd));
       SCpnt->result = saved_result;
       SCpnt->request_buffer = SCpnt->buffer;
       SCpnt->request_bufflen = SCpnt->bufflen;
       SCpnt->use_sg = SCpnt->old_use_sg;
       SCpnt->cmd_len = SCpnt->old_cmd_len;
       SCpnt->sc_data_direction = SCpnt->sc_old_data_direction;
       SCpnt->underflow = SCpnt->old_underflow;
==>     memset(SCpnt->sense_buffer, 0, sizeof(SCpnt->sense_buffer));
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Posted on: Nov 28 2005, 11:29 AM


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Here is probably why you cant mount or access your zip drive:

I use to use a parellel port iomega zip drive.

The problem is withing a kernel source file that needs to be edited
and then the kernel needs to be re-compiled. I had to do this
after each kernel upgrade..

I do not know if this has been fixed or if it will ever be fixed...

I'll see if i can dig up the file that has to be edited
and you can look and see if it was fixed or not to get the
zip drives to work or not...

by the way...the mount point should be /dev/sda4 which
is what i used..the zip drive is seen as a scsi device...
and all you have to do once/if the file i locate is corrected
is load the imm module and then place the "modprobe imm"
which i think is correct in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file i think...
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Posted on: Nov 17 2005, 10:51 PM


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The last version of linux i bought was RH8.0...

I bought previously...the following versions:
RH5.2 <- this version cost me a monitor and a video card (for some reason getting sync rates and v/c settings wrong really suck)
Never used any 6.x versions
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