Myself Raza.Z.Sayed , from Mumbai. I have recently joined iglug-bom . Well, im kinda new to linux , but ive been using linux for quite some time now as a casual user . Im a student and I find linux more attractive as compared to proprietary OS, not only because it has matured enough to give proprietary software some decent competition but what appeals to me most as a student is that linux being free and open source offers a lot of room for learning and experimentation , which is seriously lacking in a proprietary os like windows.
So,ive decided to switch over completely to free and open source software now and plan to use Linux as the primary OS I use on my machine. My machine has 512 MB of RAM and 1.46 GHz processor.
So,i need your suggestion as to which distro would be the best desktop os for me,in terms of atleast the following factors.
1. Support for wireless connectivity, as i need to be able to use WiFi.
2. Support for Bluetooth .
3. Support for ADSL connections , i use MTNL Triband on my machine
4. Good choice of software and wide support for the same available.
One of my friends would be giving me a copy of Debian Etch . Would that be good enough ?.
Building a website is a piece of cake.
Yahoo! Small Business gives you all the tools to get online.
I would like to know which RHEL linux works in Intel G965RY and higher motherboards. I have tried to install RHEL WS v4 in Intel G965RY m/b but it was not installing , giving error reated to PCIe and hanging there.
PLz suggest which Linux will work in this m/b.
Has anyone thought to speculate why microsoft is so keen to tie up linux
vendors in their reciprocal cant sue policy? I was just thinking and
heres something at the back of my head.
I am not gonna do any MS bashing, I current am using WinXP, but honestly
think about this.
Microsoft is notorious in taking ideas and porting it to work to their
advantage, Vista is a very good example of taking mac to windows.
Previously too, alot of unix stuff or something has been taken into MS.
Perhaps now they are trying to take linux based development into their
mainstream code as that has more development. Since it is all closed
source, there is officially no policing being done on the patents
*possibly* violated here.
Other companies like microsoft and the whole old SCO claimed of patent
infringement, the only way they can do that is because linux's code is
out in the open. Since their code is closed, who is to say who copied
whose code? Also how do you know that there isnt any derivative work
carried out in the past or future on such a platform?
I do have to stick to MS for my needs, I am not gonna deny that. But at
the same time I am not looking at any MS bashing on this subject. But
the fact of the matter is history has shown MS to be less likely to have
new ideas than copying them. GPL v3 seems to be designed to help
"protect" the code from being part of the deals vendors make with MS,
but honestly I prefer less restrictions, like v2. As it doesnt make
sense with v3 as there is no way to know if anyone in closed source has
really violated them without giving up too much rights.
Perhaps the governing patents body should take a look at both codes and
see whats really going on. Ofcourse these are just my 2c.
> I installed ubuntu-desktop package (the GNOME env.) on
> my Kubuntu so, that I could have GNOME and KDE
> together (for any demos).
> I installed compiz, that is three packages
> I also installed Xserver-xgl; (since Xgl is a
> pre-requisite for Compiz).
only if you are using proprietary drivers....AFAIK.
According to the documents on Ubuntu's help website
> (http://help.ubuntu.com) I wrote a small script
> compiz --replace gconf &
> gtk-window-decorator --replace
> and put this file in /usr/local/bin/ and assigned it
> executable permissions.
> For GNOME, I added the necessary lines in
> That is the following lines
> name=Xgl server
> command=/usr/bin/Xgl -fullscreen -br -accel xv:pbuffer
> -accel glx:pbuffer
> Also, added Compiz to start by default using
> "Sessions" in GNOME.
> However, I'm not able to see any effects (not even the
> basic ones) and I *guess* Compiz isn't even starting
> Am I missing something here?
> Are there any additional steps?
Was the command you gave for starting Compiz during startup compiz --replace
.If yes.it's correct.
I also tried enabling compiz in KDE, but there's just
> one problem.
> There's a small line change in
> ServerCmd=(all that content)
> And then at a command line (when I assume Xgl is
> enabled after a log-off and log-in) I issue the
> following command
> kdm --replace=compiz
> What happens after this is that each window's title
> bar disappears, also disabling any keyboard input :-/
> I have tried searching quite a few documents. Most of
> them speak only about GNOME, and most are about NVIDIA
> and ATI cards.
> My video card is a SiS 650 and I have shared 32 MB of
> my Physical RAM to it.
Dunno about the card.Try google.I searched "SiS 650 Compiz-Fusion Ubuntu
6.06" and found an italian wordpress blog page translated by google.I think
that would be of some use to you.
I Have a query , i have configured postfix on my linux system and have
configured postfixadmin ( connected to mysql databases) . To administer the
virtual domaina, when i log to the main admin pannel and add a mail box to
a domain it says "unable to create mailbox! " however when i check the mysql
datatbase, there is an entry in the mailbox table. there are no logs
genereated in my /var/log/maillog . or any where else
However there is the following log generated in /var/log/httpd/error_log
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:21 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:22 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:23 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:26 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:29 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:44 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:18:46 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:19:16 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
[Wed Aug 29 16:37:01 2007] [error] [client 192.168.0.208] File does not
can some one tell me what does this mean
Agnello . G .Dsouza
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Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR) is participating in an
international project "SELF: Science, Education and Learning in
Freedom", wherein we are developing an E-learning Platform. It has
been planned by all the partners that the SELF Platform will be
launched simultaneously all over the world for the community. In India
we have scheduled the official launch of the SELF Platform on
September 7, 2007 (3-6 pm).
On this occassion, we cordially invite you to participate in the
official launch of an E-learning Platform developed by Homi Bhabha
Centre for Science Education (TIFR).
Program Schedule :
3:00 - 3:30 Welcome Address
Prof. Arvind Kumar
Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education
3:30 - 4:00 SELF Platform Launch
Prof. Shobo Bhattacharya
Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research
4:00 - 4:30 Keynote Address on FOSS & Collaborative Culture
Prof. D. B. Phatak
Subharao M. Nilekani Chiar Professor
Kanwal Rekhi Institute of Information Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
4:30 - 5:00 Special lecture on Semantic Web and Collaborative E-learning
Prof. G. Sivakumar
Professor and Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
5:00 -5:30 Live Demonstration of the SELF Platform
SELF Platform Development Team
Homi Bhabha Centre For Science Education
5:30 - 6:00 Vote of Thanks & High Tea
Shri V. G. Kulkarni Auditorium
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai 88
About the SELF Project: http://www.selfproject.eu
SELF: Science, Education and Learning in Freedom
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), TIFR is
participating in an European Commission funded project on Science,
Education and Learning in Freedom (SELF) from July 1, 2006 to July
2008. The SELF platform is initiated by an international consortium of
seven partners --- three universities: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
(Spain), University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and Homi Bhabha Centre for
Science Education (India); and four non-profit organisations active as
Free Software advocates: Internet Society (Netherlands), Free Software
Foundation Europe (in all European countries), Internet Society
(Bulgaria) and Fundación Via Libre (Argentina). The SELF project aims
to provide a platform for the collaborative sharing and creation of
open educational and training materials about Free Software and Open
About the SELF Platform: http://www.slefplatform.eu
Homi Bhabha Centre's gnowledge lab developed the SELF Platform, a graphical
web based multi-lingual platform for collaborative authoring of
courses and lessons, to organize them and distribute them widely to
various educational institutes all over the world. The SELF Platform
comprises mainly of a knowledge management application for authors,
and instructors. During the course of time, it will also have course
delivery system for learners. The SELF Platform conforms with the
e-learning standards such as LOM, SCORM. The SELF Platform comprises
of modules for authors, instructors, students. The SELF Platform will
provide information, educational and training materials in the form of
course material, e-books, instructional and educational videos,
manuals, etc. The platform caters to the target groups such
as---universities and schools, training organisations, publishers,
industrial manufacturers, free software communities, government
bodies, public and non-profit organisations, private
organisations. The SELF Platform would serve as providing a central
access for educational materials alongwith a community participation
in a multilingual environment.
You all are welcome.
Blogpage --> http://portal.gnowledge.org/okeanos
Homepage --> http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/~meena
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Apologies for the inconvenience, and thanks in advance for your
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