I don't believe this article is any longer valid Guttsy Gibbon is just to old think it should be archived also has nothing to do with security so don't know why it appears in this menu structure - Delboy
A problem occurred the other day when a DVD video project (Video TS) burned with K3b was unreadable within Windows. When inserted on a windows machine, it would show as a blank DVD, yet on my Ubuntu desktop it showed the Audio TS and Video TS folders and played with no problems what so ever.
Howto install Firefox3 with the Asus EeePC
Brian came to (SoSLUG one of our regulars), us last week with two possible methods for the installation of Firefox3, we thought we would try them out for the benefit of the many of our members that have one. You might be wondering why you should want to upgrade from firefox2 to firefox3, both look identical however firefox3 is a little faster than it's older cousin however it's most interesting feature is it's ability to page zoom, simply by using the "Ctrl +" and "Ctrl -" this allows you view any given page to your screen.
Mounting USB external drives in Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
I don't believe the data here in is any longer relevant and can be safely archived
We came across this interesting problem with Hardy Heron the other day, we wanted to insert a USB flash drive into a computer running the latest Linux distro and access it's contents. It obviously tried to mount the device into the file system but something was stopping it.
Procedure for the Installation of Spelling Dictionaries in Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client
This is a quick howto for the enabling of spell check function for Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client.
Having now moved almost everything to Debian Etch, I'm now spending more time in this environment and hence using Iceweasel as my primary bowser. However, although I spent a little time getting various multimedia plugins to work in Iceweasel, I came across an annoyance when using links from various emails I receive within IceDove.
This post is now well out of date and at the last time of checking, the Dip Consultants repository was no longer available. It is left here for archival purposes and for those with older machines that may already have the wrapper and need a reference.
Backup and Restore
A hard disk can be composed of many things but essentially the only data it holds is a series of 0 (zero's) and 1 (ones) most of what is contained within a hard disk therefore is empty space ie a 0 (zero's) that being the case it should be possible to design an algorithm that takes advantage of this and save only the data needed, well we have news for you such an application is already available.
DVD & DVD Encryption
Getting commercial (encrypted) DVD's to play in Ubuntu or any Linux distribution for that matter out of the box will be difficult. It is difficult not because Linux is unable but because licensing laws prevent the playing of DVD encrypted or CSS encrypted software. All DVD movies are usually produced with CSS encryption which is why they are difficult or impossible to play without suitable decryption software.
This project appears to be abandoned, with newer distros now including automatic search capabilities. It remains here for archival purposes only.
Much has been written recently about the search facilities in the new Microsoft® Windows Vista and how wonderful it is. Well, I'm here to tell you that Kubuntu and Ubuntu have an equally good search function that will hold its own against alternative systems.
XMMS Media Player
Sadly XMMS has been superceeded and no longer an active project think it should be archived - Delboy
XMMS is deprecated on later Linux installations please use audacious instead it is almost the same.