Oliver Jones wrote:
> I've currently having Synaptic download Gnome 2.10 and all the latest
> Mono RPM flashness from nrpms.net. I must be mad.... mad mad mad I
> tell you. I almost feel the breakages now... ;)
> My system will be so heavily patched with 3rd party RPMS it will
> barely feel like FC3 anymore. ;)
You realise that FC4 is 5 days away, right?
(As is Sarge, for that matter!)
I've currently having Synaptic download Gnome 2.10 and all the latest
Mono RPM flashness from nrpms.net. I must be mad.... mad mad mad I tell
you. I almost feel the breakages now... ;)
My system will be so heavily patched with 3rd party RPMS it will barely
feel like FC3 anymore. ;)
Oliver Jones » Roving Code Warrior
oliver(a)deeperdesign.com » +64 (21) 41 2238 » www.deeperdesign.com
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One thing I have noticed at http://www.wlug.org.nz/WantedWikis is that
some of the entries shouldn't be there. e.g. CategoryDialUpISP which
is only referenced in http://www.wlug.org.nz/CategoryIsp but there it
has a ~ in front of it to say that it is not a Wiki Word.
There are lots more of these to be found....
Is this a known bug or just not been fixed?
RMC Donnelly [rmcdonnelly(a)linuxmail.org] writes...
Im looking for some help in the Waikato area and Im hoping one of your
members can be of service. Please excuse me if I say all the wrong
things, or call stuff by the wrong names as all of this stuff goes way
over my head.
The problem I have is this: my partner has just installed open office
on my mums pc which is good, but we live on the Kapiti Coast and she
lives in Thames. We will courier her pc up to her, but this is where
the problem starts. We need someone who is familiar with it to plug it
in and configure it properly (I think thats what my partner said has to
be done??) Is there any one of your group who lives close to Thames or
is able to help us out with this? We would be willing to pay for their
time and travel. My mum will need a little help in getting started on
it too - how to do the basics and how to get onto the internet - shes 78
and is used to using only Microsoft products. We got rid of the
microsoft stuff as Andy (my partner) says its unstable and full of
Are you able to put a call out to your members and see if anyone is able
to help us.
Thanks for your time and once more please excuse my stupidity and
ignorance - Im not the techy one in this household (as you probably have
I have installed FC3 on my server machine and have noticed huge problems
when running the latest kernel release, 2.6.11-1.27_FC3. When ever I
try to copy a larger amount of files from one partition to another the
machine locks up and just dumps millions of lines of what looks to be a
stack dump, I left it dumping to see what it said when it stoppped, but
after 8 hours while I was at work it still was running past too fast to
I have switched back to the stock 2.6.9 kernel that comes on the CD and
have no problems doing the same thing.
Anyone else had any problems with the newer kernel pacakge?
Side note, I had originally planned to run Ubuntu on the machine but
couldn't get it to boot off a Raid 1 /boot and / on LVM, FC3 handled
installing on this setup without an issue.
Just received this from judenlinz(a)orcon.net.nz, and thought it pertinent
to pass it on to the list.
Sadly Lindsay had a heart attack then a few days later a massive stroke
and died on Mon 16th May. His Memorial service was on Sat 21st May. He
loved communicating with you all, receiving letters and experiences etc.
As Lindsay was the computer buff and I am not, i have to shut down the
computers. Know that you all made him very happy with your
communications. To those who shared the same hope as Linz we look
forward to the resurrection when we will once again see him on the
The WLUG meeting is this evening
MattBrown to present about GPG.
NandorTanczos of the Green Party (http://www.greens.org.nz/) was
scheduled to discuss his views on OpenSource software, but has postponed this until June.
Where? http://www.wlug.org.nz/LitB, Gate 1, Waikato University.
I'm doing a bit of an impromptu talk tomorrow night on PGP/GPG, what it
is, why you'd want to use it, etc.
At the end we'll organise an impromptu keysigning party. Given the late
notice and the fact that there is not likely to be a huge number of
people with keys I'm not going to organise anything using the fancy
methods. So if you want to get your key signed you need to bring
- A trusted copy of your key fingerprint (preferably multiple copies
that are printed, so you can give them away)
- At least one form of government issued photo id (two are preferred).
Mob +64 275 611 544 www.mattb.net.nz