[Dorset] Changing the Graphics Card

2009-03-18 Thread Terry Coles
the rest later? If not, how much do I need to change? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ irc://irc.blitzed.org:6667/dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dorset Next meeting

Re: [Dorset] Changing the Graphics Card

2009-03-18 Thread Terry Coles
enabled me to wizard the stub into a usable file. I'm sorry I can't be more specific about the utility, but this was about a year ago now. Try doing a google for xconfig. This is 8.10 with the KDE 4.2 install from the Kubuntu KDE Service. -- Terry Coles 64 bit

Re: [Dorset] Changing the Graphics Card

2009-03-21 Thread Terry Coles
. I've found a link to the Ubuntu support page for the ATI cards (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver), so when I have more time I'm going to see if I can get the Open Source driver to work. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Dorset

Re: [Dorset] Funny message from my ISP

2009-03-21 Thread Terry Coles
many of a particular medication one might take. Methinks they need to redo their criteria! -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ irc://irc.blitzed.org:6667/dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk

[Dorset] Next Meeting - 1 week tommorrow evening.

2009-05-26 Thread Terry Coles
. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, 2009-06-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dorset

[Dorset] Google Wave

2009-05-29 Thread Terry Coles
think of it. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, 2009-06-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Google Wave

2009-05-30 Thread Terry Coles
On Friday 29 May 2009, Terry Coles wrote: The good news is that most of the code is going to be Open Sourced and the protocols are open too. Google have already been collaborating with two other organisations who have produced their own clients for this. They say that they gained so much

[Dorset] Totally OT, but Important: Firefox vulnerability on Windows Installed by MS Update

2009-05-31 Thread Terry Coles
, if you use Firefox on Windows it's worth checking for this. Better still, consider keeping Windows for gaming and use Linux for your 'proper' computing needs :-) -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, 2009-06-03 20:00

[Dorset] Host/Network name

2009-06-07 Thread Terry Coles
returns BEIGE and the hostname file contains BEIGE. I've looked at all the likely looking files in /etc and can find nowhere that defines a network name of anything, let alone 'ubuntu'. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting

[Dorset] Next Meeting - One week tonight

2009-06-30 Thread Terry Coles
I'm 'Up North' again at the moment, and I expect to be next week too, but for those who can, the next Meeting is in Dorchester at 8pm on Tuesday 7th July. See the website for more details (see http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_royal_oak). -- Terry Coles -- Next

Re: [Dorset] Slightly O/T: Technical authoring decisions...

2009-07-09 Thread Terry Coles
in the next few days. If you are still interested I'll ask the developers and let you know. I have been dong some research into what I should use to author this help system/manual and have a few queries: If you use html, then you have lots of alternatives -- Terry Coles

Re: [Dorset] [OT] Internet Explorer on Windows 7

2009-07-10 Thread Terry Coles
. However, If there isn't a browser, they'll think they've been cheated. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server

Re: [Dorset] [OT] Internet Explorer on Windows 7

2009-07-11 Thread Terry Coles
On Friday 10 Jul 2009, Nathan Baum wrote: On 10/07/09 14:40, Terry Coles wrote: Presumably, the developers of W7 have managed to separate the browser from the OS, so that MS can 'offer' this. Whether or not the dangerous parts will really be removed, and not just the entry in the Programs

[Dorset] Kubuntu - Blocked Updates (Again)

2009-07-12 Thread Terry Coles
-get, but I can't remember the fix and I can't seem to find the original message in my archives. Can anyone remind me? I've tried sudo dpkg --configure -a, apt-get update and apt-get install without success. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux

[Dorset] Can't read CD to rip.

2009-07-12 Thread Terry Coles
to be stymied. Either the tool doesn't support MP3 encoding (eg, the newer versions of iTunes the Cowan Jet Audio tool on Windows) or doesn't read the CDDB (eg, Windows Media Player (spit) or VLc on either platform. Any ideas, apart from writing the track info by hand? -- Terry Coles

Re: [Dorset] Can't read CD to rip.

2009-07-12 Thread Terry Coles
it calls), uses it's own routine. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info

Re: [Dorset] Can't read CD to rip.

2009-07-12 Thread Terry Coles
should be able to install that now. To be honest, I'd put that onto the back burner until I was sure that there was no other solution. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http

Re: [Dorset] blocked updates

2009-07-14 Thread Terry Coles
-upgrade that worked, but I'd also run the others, so you might have to do them all. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com

Re: [Dorset] backup tools

2009-07-26 Thread Terry Coles
of a disaster is to try to mug up on *how* to get their files back. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server

Re: [Dorset] backup tools

2009-07-26 Thread Terry Coles
and doesn't contain any work. If I used it for work, I think I'd use a server solution to ensure that the backups are on a completely separate machine in case this one really crashed and burned. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next

[Dorset] KDE 4.3 Released

2009-08-05 Thread Terry Coles
, plus there are new versions of quite a few of the standard KDE Apps. I'll let you know how I get on over the coming days. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-08-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http

[Dorset] OT: FSF Campaign Against Amazon

2009-08-11 Thread Terry Coles
is a liability rather than an asset, so it's time that the eBook industry followed, their (very overdue) lead. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat

Re: [Dorset] OT: FSF Campaign Against Amazon

2009-08-11 Thread Terry Coles
. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman

Re: [Dorset] OT: FSF Campaign Against Amazon

2009-08-11 Thread Terry Coles
interpreted it to mean that they could remove illegal content that you (the user) had installed. Certainly not illegal content that they (the supplier) had provided. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00

Re: [Dorset] OT: MS can't sell Word in the US

2009-08-13 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 12 Aug 2009, Terry Coles wrote: Although the first reaction is to say that this 'couldn't happen to a nicer company' :-), the reality is much more serious. Both of these patents could affect ODF and since XML is the vehicle for both claims, even wider than that. If anyone needs

[Dorset] OT: Youtube Video of TED Lecture on Delayed Gratification

2009-08-14 Thread Terry Coles
See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0yhHKWUa0g Don't worry about the Subject, just watch the subjects in this video. Be warned, you might need a tissue handy to dry up the tears of laughter. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next

Re: [Dorset] My Son has turned Japanese!

2009-08-22 Thread Terry Coles
http://www.hadrian-way.co.uk/Misc/snapshot1.png.zip. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset

[Dorset] Nexte Meeting - Less than a week away

2009-08-26 Thread Terry Coles
I've only just back from Chester, so I'm a bit late with this reminder. The next pub meeting is in Dorchester, next Tuesday. Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_royal_oak I'll see you there. -- Terry Coles

[Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK.

2009-08-28 Thread Terry Coles
looking? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK.

2009-08-28 Thread Terry Coles
/Misc/Console.txt in case anyone can see anything else in there. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK.

2009-08-28 Thread Terry Coles
if you leave your machine switched on overnight, e.g. `last reboot'. I shut down this PC every night (it's in our bedroom), so it would have been rebooted the next time I switched on on Sunday morning. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK.

2009-08-28 Thread Terry Coles
when it happened. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK. - Update

2009-08-31 Thread Terry Coles
On Friday 28 Aug 2009, Terry Coles wrote: Since yesterday evening, I've had no sound when browsing the web, (Firefox or Konquerer) or when playing games. Playback of music and videos seems to work OK though when I use Amarok or Dragon Player. I'm assuming this was a broken update, but what

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK. - Update

2009-08-31 Thread Terry Coles
question. What is PPA? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-09-01 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https

Re: [Dorset] No sound in Web Pages and Games. Alerts, music video playback OK. - Update

2009-08-31 Thread Terry Coles
to use either gdm or kdm rather than coming up with yet another one. I must have misread the message. I get a different login screen now, but presumably I can change it back somewhere. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting

Re: [Dorset] Wifi at Dorchester Pub.

2009-09-10 Thread Terry Coles
to register with some trash email address, e.g. Gmail, so that we can make the username/password well-known amongst ourselves it would save repeated effort. Do you think the system will allow multiple logins to the same account? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-09-30 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 30 Sep 2009, Alan Pope wrote: 2009/9/30 Terry Coles d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk: The next meeting is in Bournemouth next Wednesday night; that's 8pm on October 7th. See: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_king_s_arms. Might I suggest some extra

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-10-01 Thread Terry Coles
to be a way to enter repetitive events (other than individually), so I've just done next week's meeting for the moment. It hasn't shown up yet, so I assume that the script that transfers the request to the page runs on beer :-) -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing

Re: [Dorset] Info please on print servers.

2009-10-04 Thread Terry Coles
of ink, paper or stalled etc, and I never got a message back to say the job was completed. Maybe you knew this already and this is not much use, but if not, then at least you might have an idea of the limitations and features to look for in these devices. -- Terry Coles

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-10-05 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 30 Sep 2009, Terry Coles wrote: The next meeting is in Bournemouth next Wednesday night; that's 8pm on October 7th. See: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_king_s_arms. I expect to be there with one or two others. In fact it looks very unlikely

Re: [Dorset] OLPC XO finally deployed

2009-10-17 Thread Terry Coles
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_Open_XML). Office 2003 also uses an XML format, but it isn't the same (or compatible) with OOXML. So why are they using .docx? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009

Re: [Dorset] OLPC XO finally deployed

2009-10-18 Thread Terry Coles
this as that MS provided a technically accurate and totally useless solution. (From this you might work out where *I* stand in the debate). -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
the trick. I'll give it a go and report back (probably tomorrow). -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
a trip up there, just to get it going. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 21 Oct 2009, Terry Coles wrote: On Wednesday 21 Oct 2009, Robert Bronsdon wrote: I am currently trying the guide at http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=221727 . If I have any success I will post back. Thought I'd point you this way just in case you wanted to give

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 21 Oct 2009, Andrew Morgan wrote: Terry Coles wrote: - I can 'see' an xorg.conf if I do ls X* in /mnt-system/etc Capital vs. lowercase X? If you really are doing this then I suspect it is listing the contents of /mnt-system/etc/X11/ which happens to only contain xorg.conf? I

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 21 Oct 2009, Terry Coles wrote: I've now realised that this is because ls doesn't support | less or | more, so those directories were scrolling off the screen. OK. So now I'm editing xorg.conf using vi under ash. Anyone know how to cut and paste into a vi session running

Re: [Dorset] Running EEE Xandros in a Virtual Machine

2009-10-21 Thread Terry Coles
to the Shutdown screen. ;-( -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https

Re: [Dorset] Another Petition - Please Consider Signing

2009-10-25 Thread Terry Coles
about this; I've said everything that needs to be said. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel

Re: [Dorset] Another Petition - Please Consider Signing

2009-10-25 Thread Terry Coles
communications; all the way from TCP/IP right up to the most complex formatting specifications. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com

[Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-10-27 Thread Terry Coles
The next pub meeting is in Dorchester, next Tuesday. Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_royal_oak I'm hoping to be there, but I may be in Europe all week. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-10-28 Thread Terry Coles
On Tuesday 27 Oct 2009, Ralph Corderoy wrote: Terry wrote: I'm hoping to be there, but I may be in Europe all week. Quite right. We're not Europe. I meant the *real* Europe. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester

[Dorset] Changing the Boot Order with grub2

2009-11-01 Thread Terry Coles
this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275. These all talk about menu.lst being replaced by /boot/grub/grub.cfg. The trouble is that I don't seem to have this file. Does anyone know what I should do? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux

Re: [Dorset] Changing the Boot Order with grub2

2009-11-02 Thread Terry Coles
getting old you know ;-) -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https

Re: [Dorset] Changing the Boot Order with grub2

2009-11-02 Thread Terry Coles
of which are worth having, but remove something else that makes it harder for the new user. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2009-11-03 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com

Re: [Dorset] Location of the Bournemouth meetings

2009-11-07 Thread Terry Coles
there. There was talk of other Wetherspoons pubs some time ago and someone was going to check them out. What happened to that? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat

Re: [Dorset] Location of the Bournemouth meetings

2009-11-07 Thread Terry Coles
time now. You've just picked up on the end of the thread. Well almost the end; we still have to decide where to go. Any advances on the Goat? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset

Re: [Dorset] Location of the Bournemouth meetings

2009-11-07 Thread Terry Coles
read it). -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] Location of the Bournemouth meetings

2009-11-09 Thread Terry Coles
Arms. I would like to think it could be. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List

Re: [Dorset] Multiple startup

2009-11-09 Thread Terry Coles
instances of Skype that way. It may be that you have these running from some point in the past and when you shut down, they are marked for restart the next time you log in. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday

Re: [Dorset] Linux data recovery .... doh!!!

2009-11-15 Thread Terry Coles
installation, I choose to reformat only the / partition and I tell the installer to use the old /home partition again. (K)Ubuntu at least automatically uses any user folders that it finds when I add a user of the same name. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing

[Dorset] OT: Help Needed - Using OpenOffice to do a T-Test

2009-11-19 Thread Terry Coles
. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Dorset] OT: Help Needed - Using OpenOffice to do a T-Test

2009-11-19 Thread Terry Coles
got far yet. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] OT: Help Needed - Using OpenOffice to do a T-Test

2009-11-19 Thread Terry Coles
On Thursday 19 Nov 2009, Peter Merchant wrote: 1. When is it due? Tomorrow afternoon (typical) :-) 2. Can You send the Excel instructions? Done. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00

Re: [Dorset] OT: Help Needed - Using OpenOffice to do a T-Test

2009-11-19 Thread Terry Coles
to be calculated piecemeal. It isn't a problem, but being a teenager, she'd rather the tools did the work for her :-) Thanks everyone for trying to help. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00

Re: [Dorset] OT: Help Needed - Using OpenOffice to do a T-Test

2009-11-20 Thread Terry Coles
On Thursday 19 Nov 2009, John Cooper wrote: On 19/11/09 20:43, Terry Coles wrote: Hmmm. The docs specifically say that TTEST is supported, but when I opened that suite of macros, I couldn't find it. Terry, I downloaded OOoStat_0.4.zip at http://sourceforge.net/projects/ooomacros/files

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2009-11-25 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 25 Nov 2009, Terry Coles wrote: The next meeting is in Bournemouth next Wednesday night; that's 8pm on December 2nd. See: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_king_s_arms. I just remembered. Won't we going to try somewhere different? Did we get

[Dorset] UNR 9.10 and Skype

2009-11-26 Thread Terry Coles
stuff on the Internet about this, but nothing much that gives me confidence that it isn't going to be a real pain. She has an Asus EEE 900. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG

Re: [Dorset] UNR 9.10 and Skype

2009-11-26 Thread Terry Coles
, but there is clearly something not quite robust enough yet. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel

Re: [Dorset] UNR 9.10 and Skype

2009-11-26 Thread Terry Coles
for Ubuntu 8.10? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https

Re: [Dorset] Goodies for Reasons Harvest

2009-11-27 Thread Terry Coles
. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo

Re: [Dorset] Wi-Fi in Pubs

2009-11-29 Thread Terry Coles
if there network is used to download illegal content, but that will soon be the law here in the UK. As I said; no-one in the legal camp understands the tech. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday 2009-12-02 20:00

[Dorset] Another Wow!

2009-11-29 Thread Terry Coles
a lamb and both the camera and the mic are made available in the drop lists when you set up video and audio. So if you need a webcam, this is well worth considering. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wednesday

[Dorset] Request for Help on NAS Boxes

2009-11-30 Thread Terry Coles
(20MB) Linux RPM (36MB) Pen Source Code (tar.gz - 55MB) Windows Home Server (50MB) Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (50MB ' He's looking for a fanless, low power NAS that he can run one of those on. Anyone done this or something similar? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing

Re: [Dorset] Request for Help on NAS Boxes

2009-12-03 Thread Terry Coles
as if he would have to find a way to get the Squeezebox to send the magic packet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN Presumably the server would then go to standby after a period of no activity. Or isn't that the way it works? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing

Re: [Dorset] Open Office 3.1 Pros and Cons.

2009-12-08 Thread Terry Coles
sector, but it will probably need a younger generation of IT staff for it to happen across the enterprise. Never under-estimate the resistance to change! -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00

Re: [Dorset] Open Office 3.1 Pros and Cons.

2009-12-09 Thread Terry Coles
, interoperability should get better over the years, not worse. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel

Re: [Dorset] Editing grub menu config

2009-12-09 Thread Terry Coles
. We discussed this some weeks ago, I'll see if I can find the relevant post. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server

Re: [Dorset] Editing grub menu config

2009-12-09 Thread Terry Coles
! I was amased. But then it isn't much more than a default install + mpd. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server

Re: [Dorset] Bing versus Google.

2009-12-15 Thread Terry Coles
' :-) -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00 Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/dorset

[Dorset] Next Meeting: One Week Tonight

2009-12-29 Thread Terry Coles
The next pub meeting is in Dorchester, next Tuesday. Tuesday 2010-01-05 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_royal_oak I'll see you there. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-05 20:00.

2010-01-05 Thread Terry Coles
was bringing two people, but have already told them that I'm crying off. I think that Ralph and Simon's suggestion of postponing for one week is the best idea. Anyone else can make it next week? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-05 20:00.

2010-01-05 Thread Terry Coles
On Tuesday 05 Jan 2010, Ralph Corderoy wrote: OK, that's official then. :-) Tonight's meet at Dorchester pub is CANCELLED. New date TBD. I'll change the wiki page. I think we should definitely go for next week. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-05 20:00.

2010-01-05 Thread Terry Coles
with major problems, simply because their isn't enough salt and drivers have to relearn how to drive in adverse conditions. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-05 CANCELLED -- snow Dorset LUG: http

Re: [Dorset] New member

2010-01-11 Thread Terry Coles
. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-12 20:00 ** New date ** Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset List info: https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-12 20:00. (Was: Weather Forecast)

2010-01-12 Thread Terry Coles
have light rain and now snow (either on the ground or forecast) in Wimborne. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-12 20:00 ** New date ** Dorset LUG: http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ Chat: http

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-12 20:00. (Was: Weather Forecast)

2010-01-12 Thread Terry Coles
On Tuesday 12 Jan 2010, Terry Coles wrote: We have light rain and now snow (either on the ground or forecast) in That should be *no* snow. Duh! -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-12 20:00 ** New

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-12 20:00. (Was: Weather Forecast)

2010-01-12 Thread Terry Coles
and there is no snow. Those two forecasts are totally different! Is there anyone in Dorchester who can confirm the current weather? Just to give some confidence in the forecasting. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010-01-12 20:00. (Was: Weather Forecast)

2010-01-12 Thread Terry Coles
, but the weather is supposed to be moving east I'll decide in about half an hour or so, when I've seen the forecast on South Today. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-12 20:00 ** New date ** Dorset LUG

Re: [Dorset] Dorchester Pub Meeting, Tonight, 2010 -01-12 20:00. (Was: Weather Forecast)

2010-01-12 Thread Terry Coles
in Dorchester at the moment. Unless it suddenly gets a lot colder, I don't see there being snow. We've decided to risk it, so I'll be there with Paul and Steve. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01-12 20:00

[Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-16 Thread Terry Coles
by the media servers to create the stream (the PS3 does play .avi files), I suspect that this is why the movies won't play. Can anyone suggest how we might get this to work? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Dorchester, Tuesday 2010-01

Re: [Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-16 Thread Terry Coles
On Saturday 16 Jan 2010, Ralph Corderoy wrote: MPEG1/2 does not support 2997/100 fps Try adding -ofps 3/1001 to the command line. Well that's converting, but I've 17 minutes to wait to see if it's worked! Thanks! -- Terry Coles 64 bit

Re: [Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-18 Thread Terry Coles
the defaults to convert AVI to MP4, put it on a USB stick, put the stick into the PS3 and it worked! Even if it won't stream, we can still copy files to the PS3 manually and watch them that way. Thanks. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux

Re: [Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-19 Thread Terry Coles
this in the shell instead of through a browser so I can see the error codes? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wed 2010-02-03 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2645413 Chat: http

Re: [Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-19 Thread Terry Coles
got that far and the script worked fine. I just couldn't stream the O/P. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wed 2010-02-03 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2645413 Chat: http

Re: [Dorset] Encoding Video for streaming

2010-01-20 Thread Terry Coles
On Wednesday 20 Jan 2010, Robert Bronsdon wrote: On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:04:17 -, Terry Coles d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk wrote: It's not that the file wouldn't play on the PS3; I couldn't even add it to the list of videos for streaming in MediaTomb. Is there a way to do

[Dorset] OT: (Almost) Copying a humungous amount of data between NTFS Partitions

2010-01-23 Thread Terry Coles
Off Topic. -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Wed 2010-02-03 20:00 http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2645413 Chat: http://www.mibbit.com/?server=irc.blitzed.orgchannel=%23dorset

Re: [Dorset] OT: (Almost) Copying a humungous amount of data between NTFS Partitions

2010-01-24 Thread Terry Coles
On Saturday 23 Jan 2010, C A Wills wrote: Terry Coles wrote: Before I kick it off again can someone confirm that I'm using the right incantation? I used cp -rp source destination. Thanks to all who offered advice; I was able to backup her data using cp. I then remembered that Windows has

[Dorset] Last hurdle for my daughter's machine (I hope) - GRUB

2010-01-24 Thread Terry Coles
no difference to the boot menu. This is a hybrid GRUB2 installation, because it was upgraded from a version of Kubuntu that uses old GRUB. Any ideas before I reinstall a clean version of 9.10? -- Terry Coles 64 bit computing with Kubuntu Linux -- Next meeting

[Dorset] Next Meeting - Bournemouth One week tonight

2010-01-27 Thread Terry Coles
The next meeting will be held at 8pm in The King's Arms Wallisdown on Wednesday 3rd Feb see: http://www.dorset.lug.org.uk/doku.php?id=meetings:pub#the_king_s_arms. I hope to be there, but have a few trips coming up. I will be if I'm in Dorset. -- Terry Coles

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