I am working on resurrecting the erstwhile Linux Delhi Hall Of Shame,
which lists a set of (typically Indian or useful to Indian) websites
which are not standards compliant, in the sense that they are designed
to work with specific proprietary software applications or operating
systems. Full details of criteria and current list of sites in the
Hall of Shame are available here:
I would request you to familiarize yourself with the criteria which
warrant additions to the list, and add relevant sites to the list as
well. If you do not want to edit the Wiki yourself, please mail me and
I shall add the site to the Wiki.
I appreciate your comments and suggestions. Please help in making this
effort a success.
Thanks are due to Raj "Raju" Mathur of Linux Delhi for his advice in
helping me get this done.
458, Jamuna Hostel,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036
Hello list members,
We'll be having our November GLUG meet at HBCSE on sunday, 11th November 2007.
Date: Sunday, 11th November 2007
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: HBCSE, Mankhurd
1) Common Lisp - The language basics. - By Chaitanya Gupta
2) How to get started with SBCL and Emacs
Everyone is invited to attend and benefit form the talks. We'll try to
finish the talks by 6PM so that we get more time for one to one
interactive discussions, and those who are coming from far
away can leave early.
gnu /noo/ n. Ox like antelope; (abbr.) /gnoo/ n.
(recursive acronym) Gnu's Not Unix.
I have recently bought the acer 4710z laptop, with linpus linux
installed. I formatted and installed Fedora 7 on it. The webcam (acer
Crystal eye) was not detected thus i tried the script given on
After this i started experiencing problems with yum and though webcam
was detected, was not compatible with video drivers.
The GUI of software updater also hangs most of the time.
Internet connection on my laptop is taken from my windows xp desktop.
and i am a newbie with linux.
Please guide to restore yum and also regarding the webcam.
We are facing a peculiar problem. I'm providing as much details
as I can. Even so, tell me if I should provide more info.
LAMP server before install - RHEL 3 with Apache 2, PHP 4, MySQL 4.
After install - RHEL 5, Apache 2.2.3, PHP 5.1.6, MySQL 5.0.2
The problem we are facing is the site performing badly when
accessed from certain locations - from our corporate LAN,
which is behind Squid. Certain colleagues in other companies (we
suspect behind they are also behind Squid or some proxy) also
reported with gemeric messages like "site isn't loading".
Some symptoms are:
1. Images, CSS, JS files not loading or loading incompletely.
2. If we view source, we see the HTML is fully downloaded, but not rendered.
2. PHP pages being asked to be saved (the saved pages are blank)
This problem is prominently noticeable in PHPMyAdmin.
3. The performance improves 9may be illusion) over time, but any new
drastic changes brings it to square one.
4. Awstats page takes forever to load comletely.
5. Sometimes the sites are inaccessible in toto.
6. Files not downloading through FTP (even 200K fails).
The perplexing thing is I and my colleague have accessed the server
from home (Triband and cable net respectively) and everything works!
We don't know what the problem is, where it is, etc.
Rohit V. Bhute
This slashdot post
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/30/2113200 [OpenDocument Foundation
To Drop ODF]
is about a nobody-organization called the OpenDocument Foundation, having
nothing to do with OASIS, proponents of the ODF. The shills have already
been unmasked by some knowledgeable slashdot posters. Please don't get
On 10/30/07, Kamaleshwar Morjal wrote,
> Hi all,
> I recently installed Ayttm 0.4.6-34 on Feisty. When i
> started the program it presented two blank windows!
Thanks for using ayttm!
Get the latest version (0.5.0-10) from Debian,
or from, http://ayttm.sourceforge.net/files.shtml
You will feel better since it is GTK2 port. Thanks to great work of Siddhesh!
Kartik Mistry || GPG: 0xD1028C8D || IRC: kart_
kartikmistry.org/blog || kartikm.wordpress.com
On 10/29/07, Abhishek Daga <daga.abhishek(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/29/07, Dinesh Shah <dineshah(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Terrence,
> > On 10/28/07, jtd <> wrote:
> > > On Friday 26 October 2007 13:04, Dinesh Shah wrote:
> > >
> > > > Which stable VMs are available for running Linux as guest OS on
> > > > Windows XP host?
> > >
> > > You mean XP as guest on lnux host. Running XP as host is a bad idea.
> > Some times you have to use and support bad ideas. ;)
> > > --
> > > Rgds
> > > JTD
> > With regards,
> > --
> > --Dinesh Shah :-)
> > --
> > http://mm.glug-bom.org/mailman/listinfo/linuxers
> Finally decided to go with virtualbox. the version available through
> synaptic ( 6.06) has some issues though. dependency issues. I tried
> fixing those, but it kept saying "kernel complete failed" and virtual
> office will not start.
> So followed another instruction set where i downloaded the dapper version
> from the virtualbox repository..
> before dkpging this, i had to install the kernel source and then the
> virtualbox package and it all worked fine.
Installed virtualbox. Worked fine. Then tried win98SE as guest OS. failed
miserably. just didnt go beyond setup.
Then tried winxpsp2 and it installed ok....
Messed up my resolution even for ubuntu host. would not go beyond 640x480.
Had to do a rebuild for xorg.conf and it restored the resolution.
applications run fine. sound worked well. chose the OSS sound card.
What has not worked yet is the LAN/internet through the guest OS.
I like the "work seamlessly" feature in virtualbox. Still there are issues
with the resolutions and its a pain to fiddle around each time with the
resolutions to get a true full screen. but speed wise, it was fine.
Guest 10 GB with 256 MB.
Host original was 512 MB.
Now trying to install QEMU on a 7.10 desktop edition AMD64.
>Migrated the websites to RHEL 5. I simply took a backup, installed RHEL 5
>restored the apps. Bar some config changes in httpd.conf (from apache
>2.0 to 2.2), no other modification were done.
As per my knowledge if you migrate to PHP5 from PHP 4 then you need to do
changes in php.ini also.
Unfotunately I dont remember exact changes but I had done this 3 months back
for one of our PHP-Mysql application. I remember even some PHP4 functions
dont work in PHP5. So need to convert those also.
*Operating systems are like underwear — nobody really wants to look at them.
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