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bluephoenix
Posted on: Jun 29 2004, 10:15 PM


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404? That's a not found message. See what you have your DocumentRoot set to.

-Tim
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Posted on: Jun 29 2004, 07:11 PM


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Here's a question that I've been curious about... under Windows I can input "special characters" by making sure the numbers-lock is active, holding down the right ALT key and then typing in the character's co'de on the keypad. For example, ALT+0169 produces a copyright symbol, ALT+0241 produces an n with tilde, etc.

How can I do this in Linux?

-Tim
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Posted on: Sep 1 2003, 06:05 PM


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Hello!

I recently purchased an HP Pavilion ze4400 laptop computer and decided it's Linux time... I've got several problems though (so I'll probably be posting a lot, lol), but I'll start with one and go one at a time.

Mandrake 9 hangs when it tries to start up the pcmcia module during boot time. I had clear out the partition and reinstall Mandrake in expert mode to disabled the pcmcia start up at boot time.

I tried to do some research on the net and some people suggest the problem is a BIOS configuration, though all I see in my BIOS is the standard mouse and legacy usb options. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

-Tim
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Posted on: Aug 13 2003, 03:10 PM


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I will be running either Slackware or Mandrake (Both 9.0)

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Posted on: Aug 13 2003, 12:54 PM


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Thanks.

So I guess now my next question is, if Sendmail is the "industry-standard" SMTP, what is available for POP?

-Tim
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Posted on: Aug 13 2003, 12:01 PM


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Is Sendmail a SMTP and POP server, or strictly SMTP?

-Tim
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Posted on: Jun 29 2003, 10:41 PM


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Well, the problem is stil there, but I tried working with another modem and have a bit more information that might tip off someone to help me get pointed in the right direction.

I swapped out the USR33.3 with an older (if not ancient) US Robotics Courier 2400e modem. It's got a few more indicator lights on the front so in theory I'll have a better idea what the modem's trying to do to trouble shoot with.

MR and CS are lit, meaning the modem ready and it's clear to send.

I type echo "atd5554321" > /dev/ttyS0 and RD, SD, TR and RS all flash once: Received Data, Sent Data, Terminal Ready and Request to Send.

For the heck of it I tried sending a null command to the modem with echo > /dev/ttyS0 and got the same results.

Any ideas?

-Tim
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 05:42 PM


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determine the manufacturer of your hard drive and obtain their zero-write utility. Zero write the drive, then use a copy of fdisk or cfdisk to establish a windows bootable partition. Format the partition and then install windows.

You really should consider trying different distributions of Linux, though (www.linuxiso.org). I use Windows also and Linux took some getting used to just because it's different. But I've learned so much while using Linux... plus, mostly Linux software is free and I'm cheap smile.gif Microsoft is wwaayyyy overpriced.

Best of luck in whatever you decide.
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Posted on: Jun 28 2003, 09:57 AM


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I've got a US Robotics 33.3 Sportser modem connected to /dev/ttyS0. At the shell prompt I type: echo "ATDT5554321" > /dev/modemttyS0.

I hear the clicking noise and the modem "picks up the line" and the Send Data and Terminal Ready lights flash once. But that's it.

Any ideas as to why the whole process just "dies?"

-Tim
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Posted on: May 13 2003, 04:11 PM


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Thank you! The project is underway smile.gif

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Posted on: May 13 2003, 04:10 PM


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Hello smile.gif

I've attempted to start the setup up the "Corporate" 'nix Faxserver ( http://www.linuxhelp.ca/forums/index.php?a...T&f=3&t=846&hl= ) and I've come across two 'snags'. I'm hoping someone here can reassure me that I'm doing things correctly and offer a bit of guidance.

I've installed Slackware 9 and setup up the networking parameters using netconfig.

ifconfig's output seems a bit cryptic for a networking newbie such as myself, but between that and pinging our nameserver I the network card and whatnot are all correctly configured and functioning correctly... but "lynx www.acmgfcu.org" returns with host not found.

My question on this point is something really not configured properly, or could it be because the gateway and dns are running on a Windows NT 4 machine?

I do have the results of ifconfig and the ping tests (I did ifconfig > /debug/ifconfig_results and ping -c 5 nn.n.nnn.nn > /debug/ping_results) but I'm not posting them right now. If they'd be necessary to see I can post them later.

The second snag has to do with compiling samba. Because I want to integrate the box as a faxserver into an existing NT network I'm assuming I need a way to communicate with it (possibly the solution to my first problem?)

Here's what I've done/gotten:
# mkdir /src
# mount /dev/hdd /mnt
# cp -R /mnt/* /src
# umount /mnt
# cd /src/source
# ./configure --prefix="/samba"

:bad interpreter :no such file or directory

sigh. I did a quick "vi configure" and the shebang line reads: #! /bin/sh

I did the ubiqutous "whereis sh" but no results. A bit of research on the internet leads me to believe that I need to have ash installed (which I don't think I did). I went back to the Slackware 9 CD and installed it.

I was hoping once ash was installed and functioning that would solve that problem... but it was a no go. I did check, ash was properly installed in /bin/ash and /bin is listed in my $PATH.

Any ideas? unsure.gif

Thanks...

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 28 2003, 11:02 AM


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We run a small network of 30 or so computers at work; the server runs Windows NT and the terminals Windows 95 and 98 (mostly 98 but there's still a few stragglers...). We'd like to set some sort of server up so that people can send outgoing faxes directly from their computer instead of having to print and then run downstairs and horde the fax machine. Personally I would like to see a linux solution because we've got a few old computers sitting in the corner of the office doing nothing, and I hate the thought of having to pay Mr. Gates more moeny in licensing fees (especially for unstable products).

This is in the planning stages and I make sure I want to get all my "ducks (penguins?) in a row" before I start to try and convince the management that Linux would be our best way to go in regards performance, reliability and cost. So I'm going to toss the ideas I've got out here and hope someone can make a few suggestions or relate a few experiences they've had in similar projects:

The basic hardware we'd like to use is one of the old computers (Pentium II... with MMX technology!!! WOW!! lol) and a US Robotics Sportser 14,4 Fax Modem (V.42).

I think we won't have any problems with the modem, but I'm concerned about selecting the right linux distro; management like microsoft's outrageous prices because of "tech support." I don't think the computer itself is capable of running a mainstream distribution and it'll be difficult to sell a specialized minimalist linux distro to those used to the "tech support" security blanket.

Then there's the question of fax software. I've heard Hylafax and EFax tossed about... I'm not familiar with either really and don't know each's strong points and weakness. Anyone here know more about these two? I do know C/C++, Perl, PHP and am starting to take a look at Python so in a worst-case scenario I could script my own software.

Finally I think there's the issue of interfacing with an existing Microsoft network... Samba pops into mind... but again I've no experience with it (never had a need to interface with an exting Microsoft network before!). Anyone have some "horror" stories?

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 28 2003, 10:43 AM


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Hrm. I've been doing some more reading and I think this is what really happend... the partioning was fine... but I wasn't using /home as my home directory, so I was limited to whatever size / was allotted.

Eh, we live and learn.

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 28 2003, 10:34 AM


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Thank you biggrin.gif I'll be looking forward to it!

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 23 2003, 07:19 PM


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Over the weekend I installed the other desktop environments from the Mandrake 9 cds and have been exploring them. Unfortunately I run into a bit of a problem with Sawfish.

After logging in with my user name and password and selecting Sawfish as my desktop environment I'm stuck with a blue screen and a mouse cursor... and that's it. I can't do anything so I have to physically reboot the computer which isn't good (I know because when it comes back up it has to fix a bunch of sectors on the drive.)

I don't know what to do, really... as it should be at least functionable being installed with the OS from the ISO's. Anyone else run into this problem?

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 23 2003, 07:13 PM


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This site is great... the forum is excellent!

You guys are right in wanting to add updated articles and information... in one regard, even if it's everywhere else on the web it's still a good idea to have it here. Why would we want to give up our visitors to other sites?! But also, we should definately have something that sets us apart from other sites with linux how-to's and articles. The challange is to find a new and fresh way to present it.

A few months ago I started a group on yahoogroups called CyberDevDigest. We're still small and I find myself having to keep the group afloat at some points but I see a lot of potential for the group. I'd like to develop our own website where we can present ideas and developments that come out of the discussions on the list, as well as the manditory reference articles and the such for the members. Links, bookmarks, rescources, tutorials, guides, etc... all at thier finger tips. While that's in the works I also send out to the subscribers a monthly newsletter with about 5-6 articles varying in topics but related to web development (JavaScript, CSS tricks, PHP, etc.) Perhaps we could have a newsletter here that hilights and expands on the most interesting topics posted to the forum during the previous month.

We also have a monthly poll, like which editor do you use to encode your html pages? Something like that could defdinately be instituted here seperate from the forum.

When the other members feel more comfortable with their cyberdevelopment skills I'd like to volunteer the group to a project or two at sourceforge.com which's looking for website designers. We'd collaborate together on the design and it'd be this group effort. While not necessarily website work, perhaps the site here could think of a similar "program" to connect people and to provide an opportunity for us to learn from and share with one another in another venue than this forum.

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 23 2003, 06:56 PM


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Here's what may be an interesting situation... I've installed Apache w/o mod_include but with mod_so. Theoretically I should be able to add mod_include because of the shared objects hook, but I don't really know where to begin and couldn't find information on apache.org. I'm guessing because mod_include is considered part of the base distribution they don't expect people to try something like this.

I've done the mod_php4 before, and I'm assuming this would be a similar process... but that comes with a "nice" configure and makefile to spoil me. I'll probably need to do mod_include from scratch.

I'm thinking I'll have to compile mod_include.c into an object file (with the extention so) and be sure it's in the same directory as with all the other .so's. Then it's just a matter of playing with the httpd.conf file and adding LoadModule and AddHandler directives.

Has anyone done something like this before and have some insight/suggestions to share? Thanks.

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 17 2003, 09:57 PM


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Thanks. I think df and du put me on the start to solving my space problem.

df returns the following:

[root@24 htdocs]# df
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda1 5.3G 5.1G 0 100% /
/dev/hda6 14G 33M 14G 1% /home

dl -c / returns a listing and then
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5.0G /
5.0G total

I'm assuming by looking at those results that I've installed Linux on a 5.3G partition with a 14G swap. To correct this I'll either have to zero-write out the hard drive and reinstall Linux (apparently paying more careful attention to the drive's break down) or resize the partitions.

Am I interpreting the results correctly? unsure.gif

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 16 2003, 08:29 PM


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I'm trying to save some files to my home directory and I get an error saying that there's not enough disk space. mad.gif It's a 20gig HD, there's only two or three users on it, and I know linux isn't taking up that much space!

I did some scouting out on the net and saw some stuff about quota, but I don't have it on my box (running Mdk 9.1)... and from what I understand you have to configure it in with the kernel?!

Anyone run into this problem before and care to share their solution?

Thanks,
Tim
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Posted on: Apr 9 2003, 01:32 PM


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Disregard... we've got it. smile.gif

Apparently Micro-Star "does not have the correct" BIOS flash... The tech guy got on the phone with IBM and we managed to download a copy "of the correct one".

She flashed just fine and's good to go!

Thanks anyway. wink.gif

-Tim
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Posted on: Apr 9 2003, 11:42 AM


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This isn't really a linux question per se, but I figured that there're probably people here that can help because linux users sometimes have to get into the "nitty-gritty" stuff.

The motherboard of a computer at work went bad, and we received the replacement board, a Micro-star MS-6188.

The tech guy installed the new board, booted up the system, and was greeted with a couple error messages. Between the two of us we've managed to solve all of them (re-seat the DIMM chips, set the system clock, check the battery, etc.) except for one....

POST Start Up Errors - 167 No BIOS Update Found

I've downloaded the Flash Upgrades from micro-star's website and followed their instructions, but it doesn't seem to work... it'll freeze up. When we restart the box the error's still there.

We went through and made sure that the "Administrator Password" was not required for a BIOS Flash... Thought that there might be a ENABLE/DISABLE BIOS Flash toggle somewhere in a menu but couldn't find one so I guess the password one was it.

It is an Award BIOS, a Micro-Star MS-6188 motherboard in a IBM NetVista computer. Any thoughts that could get us on the right track to getting the computer up and running would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks guys.

-Tim
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Posted on: Mar 30 2003, 02:15 PM


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Thanks. It's all working fine and dandy now

I actually fumbled around with it for a couple of hours earlier in the week and just wasn't getting anywhere fast. So I got frustrated, put it off to the weekend, and then gave it another try today.

I started fresh, installed opensshd-3.whatever . needed to update a few libraries, but once all was said and done all I had to do was the .configure/make/makeinstall. Didn't have to mess with config files, or anything.

Hey, I'm not knockin' it. It works, I'm not going to break it smile.gif

-Tim
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Posted on: Mar 24 2003, 07:50 PM


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My friend who has had some experience setting up ftp servers (on Windows) looked at the configuration file but he couldn't make heads nor tales of it. He did create a new test users, though, which worked fine with the configuration file I had...

I looked at what he had and compared it to what I had... it turned out I had entered the user's home directory wrong. Essentially, there has to be a valid home to log into!

Talk about feeling stupid. Oh well, i guess I'll chalk it up as a learning experience. See, but now I know. And there wasn't anything about that in any of the proFTPd pages. I think there should be some sort of validating check to make sure the directories are good and not corrupt or just non-existant.

I think I'll write them, and even offer to clean up some of their manuals for them. lol. They need it.

-Tim
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Posted on: Mar 23 2003, 11:00 PM


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Hello everyone. I'm having some problems with configuring ProFTPd. I'm not sure if this is an appropriate forum, so I'll keep it short. I've spent all day (seriously!) trying to get a non-anonymous, guest-only ftp server working. The documentation and online help/FAQ files are not very helpful and I'm just getting very frustrated. I'd definately appreciate any help.

If this is an appropriate forumn, okay. If not, we can get in contact via email and continue the discussion off list. bluephoenixbeta@hotmail.com

Thanks.

-Tim
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Posted on: Mar 19 2003, 06:24 PM


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Hrm, I could have sworn I replied with a thank you note and my experiences detailing my adventures installing SSH (yes, I decided to go the ssh route)... but it was late and I was tired; perhaps I clicked the CANCEL button instead of POST. sigh.

Sorry. But thanks, I've decided to go the SSH route... It wasn't automatically installed by Mdk 9 but I found it on the ISOs and I used Mandrake Control Center to install it. I had to do the whole key thing and the configure file myself (thank god for the internet!). I'm definately going to do some reading up on ssh (before you mentioned it I'd never heard of it!) later this evening.

But for right now, it works but I do get an error when I start it:

Disableing protocol 1. Could not load host key.

What's protocol 1 vs protocol 2? And if it can't load a key, then why does it work? If it can't find a security key then shouldn't that be a fatal error?

...side note: you can tell I'm a newbie; being able to shut down my linux box completely with a halt command through ssh just made my night last night and all day today smile.gif

-Tim
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