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by i0null
Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Wine
Topic: wm player has Anybody been able to install it on linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 9004

Re: wm player has Anybody been able to install it on linux?

Ubuntu 8.04 is very old and no longer maintained, it dates back to 2008 and there have been 8 releases since. I am not sure what version of WMP was about in 2008. All you have tried should have worked and do work in more up to date Ubuntu versions. Consider installing 12.04 where it definitely works.
by i0null
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Android?
Replies: 8
Views: 4576

Re: possible to connect a USB external hard drive to an Andr

Probably not without a LOT of hacking. The lapdock is a Motorola thing. It uses the HDMI output for the display and USB for the I/O so, in theory, if you had both of those, and you were REALLY knowledgeable, you might be able to hack something together. Or you could spend about $100.00 on a Droid Bi...
by i0null
Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Is laptop clusterring possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 15766

Re: Is laptop clusterring possible?

The only way to share cpu and ram is to use some cluster software. The software is only made for some very few applications that are not typical home use. One way is that the programs have a way to cut up a bigger problem and send the parts off to be solved. When solved, the parts come back to be pu...
by i0null
Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 4612

Re: Finding any Linux to run on my laptop?

Ubuntu 9.10 has reached its end of life in April 2011. Since then it got now security updates or bugfixes. It is not recommended at all to use this version. I would still recommend to go for Debian, connect your machine with a wire while installing, so that you get a network manager and after the in...
by i0null
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Security
Topic: change password without knowing current password?
Replies: 10
Views: 4579

Re: change password without knowing current password?

Obscurity? The username is "admin" hehehehehe. So, nor even that.

Use sudo. By deleting the admin user you will also fix the "problem" that you created and this thread will be solved as well.
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by i0null
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: Security
Topic: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?
Replies: 13
Views: 13651

Re: can ubuntu's update manager be hacked?

I posted the links because they're related to package management security, not that because they're the reason for him not requiring to enter the root password... The first site was posted in 2008, and I would hope much of the problems were fixed by now, but unfortunately attackers are creative in c...
by i0null
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?
Replies: 9
Views: 3373

Re: High-End Phone + Open Source OS?

Agreed. I, too, am de-Googling my life, but haven't got so far as finding a viable alternative for Android. Hopefully, a clear winner surfaces at some point - there is certainly a market for a non-Google, open source, privacy-conscious smartphone OS.
by i0null
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Android Phones
Topic: What phones can run GNU/Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: What phones can run GNU/Linux?

You can do a lot of other things with Emacs. I use applications, where I only need the mouse sometimes, no typing (e.g. Org mode or Gnus).

And when I need to edit files, I'll connect to the phone with ssh from my PC (big screen and big keyboard).
by i0null
Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Laptops / Netbooks / Minibooks
Topic: Sony Vaio and Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 8949

Re: Sony Vaio and Linux

Thanks for sharing- Anyway this laptop wasn't cheap; I paid close to Eight hundred and it's very nice. Just a little discouraged because it requires 5 DVD+r's for the recovery. So;I just have to purchase additional DVD+R's. I had Ubuntu for 2 years and really liked it. Now I'm enjoying Debian Squeez...
by i0null
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Linux Newbie
Topic: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: Help, can't install Ubuntu or Debian on my laptop!

Is there any information on the laptop that you don't have a copy of somewhere else? Do you have a Windows recovery or install CD? Which operating system do you want (if you have a Windows recovery option)? This sounds more like your Ubuntu install is broken, for some reason, and you're flailing aro...

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