Hi All, there will be a release party for the newest version of
Ubuntu on the 23rd in Boston.
There will be plenty of food and fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts. There
will probably be desktop CDs as well.
Date: Thursday April 23rd 2009
Time: 7PM to 10PM
Where: Globe Bar & Grill, Boston
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On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM, James Gray <jamespgray(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All, there will be a release party for the newest version of
> Ubuntu on the 23rd in Boston.
> There will be plenty of food and fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts. There
> will probably be desktop CDs as well.
> Date: Thursday April 23rd 2009
> Time: 7PM to 10PM
> Where: Globe Bar & Grill, Boston
As a recent newcomer to this group ... I've lurked about a bit .. but
now I have a question:
Has anyone used or is anyone using the Linux from Scratch project?
I've built several systems through it -- however none exist today ;
Mainly it has been
a learning experience for me. I'm looking to actually create and
stick with a LFS
creation in the upcoming future.
So - thoughts ? Advice ?
So I'm new to the Linux community and I could use a little help. I'm trying
to setup exchange to work through Evolution Mail on Ubuntu 8.10. I can't
seem to set it up correctly. I feel like i have all the necessary info like
the OWA URL, which I think is https://exchange.wpi.edu/owa/ . Please advise
as to whether I need to specify the DOMAIN\User which doesn't work or if
there is a better client for setting up exchange at WPI.
I've run into snag with using ssh x-forwarding and GL. I'm trying to run a
program which uses GL remotely. The program runs and the GUI pops up with
sliders and such visible, but the GL part of the gui is not displaying.
everything else with the program is functional. When i start the program from
the prompt i did notice the following error,
libGL error: XF86DRIAuthConnection failed
libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
and on the side that displays the program i see the following error in the
xorg.log file (each line represents each attempt at running the program),
failed to authenticate 8
failed to authenticate 9
I've google'd around and haven't much useful information. i do have write
permissions to /dev/dri. Also local GL programs display just fine, this only
happens with ssh forwarding (i've tried ssh -X and ssh -Y).
Both machines are ubuntu, the display machine is ubuntu 8.10 and the other is
8.04. They both use the stock xorg.conf file, which is pretty minimal, i'm
guessing that's because xorg tried to determine everything at runtime.
If anyone has any hints or suggestions, let me know, thanks.
The student organization i belong to has recently been entrusted with a
retired dell power edge 2650 rack mount server. Me and another club member
are going to be in charge of setting up and maintaining the server. I'm
pretty sure there is a lot of information i'm simply not aware of and i was
wondering if anyone with IT experience would be willing to give me a few
My current plan is to install a minimal system (prefferably debian based)
install the services i need (LAMP) and then harden the box with a set of
restrictive iptables rules and keep up to date with security updates.