Just today my sturdy old Athlon 850's CPU fan decided to give up the
ghost, and I decided that it was a sign that I need to get with the
times. Because I have no need for anything particularly powerful, I'm
going to be purchasing an AthlonXP 2400+, since they're dirt cheap. I'd
like the list's advice on what sort of mainboard is best to pair this
with; or, rather, what sort of mainboard I definitely shouldn't pair it
with. I'm running Ubuntu, and I know its hardware support is pretty
good, but any advice you can offer would be appreciated.
Onboard graphics is prefered; onboard sound is neither here nor there.
As promised, I have 100 Hoary CDs to dispense to everyone.
I'd like to get rid of them in good public places; I'll make sure about half
end up at the WAND group and have a counter display at the comp sci office
if I can. Any suggestions on what to do with the rest, short of 'bring them
to the upcoming WLUG meeting'? Any retailers want to pick up a handful and
put them on their counters?
On a notebook with XP, Thunderbird started taking a long time to load.
The 'total' for the inbox in the bottom right corner showed '5863' but
only the received mail (81 messages)showed in the right pane. The
'total' would then increase by 50 or so intermittently and is now up to
Anyone able to shed some light on this occurrence?
Kirsten has asked me to pass on this message on behalf of the University of
Waikato Usability Laboratory. Anyone interested should contact her directly
as per below.
Are you an Early Technology Adopter?
The Usability Laboratory is doing usability research for Telecom. We
need study participants who:
* Spend $40 or more per month on their mobile phone.
* Use mobile data services.
* Use the Internet.
* Use or have one or more of: digital camera, games console, Game Boy,
personal web page or a Broadband Internet connection.
If you'd like to participate, please contact:
Kirsten Thomson on 0800 USABILITY or email: kthomson(a)cs.waikato.ac.nz.
As per the WLUG charter, please note that there is a WLUG executive
committee meeting one week from today.
If you wish to get an item on the agenda for this meeting, please
email it to secretary(a)wlug.org.nz.
WLUG Committee Meeting
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# Minutes from previous meeting
# Matters arising
# Treasurers report
# General business
Ian McDonald wrote:
> If the alarm is on the phone side of the filter why can't you use ADSL
> elsewhere and why don't you need filters elsewhere?
> Unless by phone side you mean behind the filter instead of in the
> phone socket of the filter which would then make sense.
> All that an ADSL filter is, is a cheap bandpass filter.
In general alarms are wired directly into the telephone system, not to a
plug which goes into a socket. If it was, then eveyrone would just
unplug the socket, and the alarm couldn't dial out to say it had gone
off. In a wires-to-a-wall situation, if there is a random wire cut, the
alarm should go into "I have been tampered with" mode.
Therefore you can't just drop an inline filter in as easily as you can
in front of a telephone.
You can do your own ADSL installs
(http://jane.nevada.net.nz/realDSL.jpg) but unless you have good
equipment, it's not advised. The internet would always drop out at the
flat in the picture. :)
ADSL USB Modem (DSL-200) Ihug are offering 256k with a 4gig limit
If you go over the limit it defaults to 64k
Does anybody have experience with this modem with Ubuntu.
Because I have a monitored home alarm and the phone line carries data
their installation cost is $148 including modem and wiring installation
this month only.
> On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 01:22:10PM +1200, Justin Hyde wrote:
> > I contacted the bank this morning and received the reply below.
> Change banks, let them know why afterwards.
At the end of the day, while it maybe frustrating that there are support
issues with regards to doing Internet banking, I would rather be dealing
with a bank that has a closed security policy and keeps my money safely
tucked away. Security is their primary responsibility.
As Matt said, a polite email to the bank explaining your problems, what
you've encountered is a more appropriate action to take. Anyway, when
you are more than likely to encounter the same problems with the next
Just bear in mind that they won't come up with an instant solution
(unless they have already identified this problem) as they will spend
time doing testing.
I know there was a thread about a month ago about Linux antivirus software, but I don't recall anyone mentioning AVG.
Grisoft now have various versions of AVG 7.0 on offer for email servers & workstations. Has anyone tried any of the Linux versions yet??
yes, it should be https://www.ebank.hsbc.co.nz/
WINXP browser = Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2
Browser String from www.showmyip.com = Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2
Have to reboot to get Ubuntu version, post shortly
Sent: Mon 09/05/05 13:30
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [wlug] Internet Banking using Ubuntu and Firefox
On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 13:22 +1200, Justin Hyde wrote:
> After installing Ubuntu on the weekend at the install fest, I tried
> accessing my internet banking service with HSBC.
> I got an error message saying that I should use IE or Netscape. I
> contacted the bank this morning and received the reply below.
> Could someone using Ubuntu and Firefox check whether they can access
> https://ebank.hsbc.co.nz to see if its just my computer or a general
Assuming you meant https://www.ebank.hsbc.co.nz/ then yes, I too get an
> Could someone recommend a way of getting around the customer services
> people at the bank and through to the IT guys?
The only way I can think of is to ask the customer services people. I
find email often works better than phone for these sort of problems.
> As an aside, I could access this banking service using Firefox on my
> WINXP setup.
Now this is strange. What version or Firefox were you using under WinXP?
They are most probably doing their browser detection using the UserAgent
string that your browser supplies which I would have thought would have
been fairly similar between Linux and Windows. Perhaps not...
You could try going to http://www.showmyip.com/ in both Windows and
Linux, and recording the Browser (UserAgent) string it reports, I'd be
interested in seeing how they differ.
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