I was reading the cnet article on the need for a mail client to push
forward DESKTOP LINUX
*E-mail will be the most significant factor governing the uptake of
Linux on the desktop, according to a new study. *
The Desktop Linux Client Survey 2005, released this week by the Open
Source Development Labs, found that the lack of a powerful e-mail
application could hinder the adoption of Linux on the desktop.
Full story here:
What I wondered was what does an enterprise e-mail client do that's
different from my thunderbird. Is it just the calender? is it notes. I
have tried, and hated outlook, probably as I use just e-mail and dont
like the complexity of all the other things, but what would happen in an
If you understand this article, can you explain what the novell and
mozilla offerings will mean, and will this be the outlook killer. What
does outlook do that so vital?
Is this another case of its not the same, or are we really missing out
any enterprise experince that can help a tech like me understand this ?
Is there a really good app for this, could something be done to solve
this. After all e-mail is the number 1 app for the net, search is 2 and
then web surfing. 2 and 3 are fine, are we missing the boat on 1?
I thinks its sufficiently linux related.
do we have the Guru's in the lug that could solve this?
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> It used to work OK but is now taking 3 + attempts to connect.
> Anyone have any ideas.
Try this as your /etc/ppp/options - works for me with that modem
=== cut here ===
=== cut here ===
I put that in on Thursday morning and tried it three times during the
day. It connected first time every time. I typed out a reply and got
called away in the middle of it. Came back a few minutes later and went
to send it.... but it had dropped the line again. This time it would not
connect again. Sounds like it was having trouble negotiating protocols.
I have a speaker on the phone line as part of my job is fixing modems to
component level. These ones aren't plug in!
No involvement on software level!
I had tried another modem in before when I had the problem of not
connecting and had no joy, then the hard drive gave up. Went from tap
tap to get it to start spinning at times to suddenly can't
find /dev/HDD... during use. Might be worth swapping the modem again
when I get time.
" If you want to try Ubuntu, I wrote a script to get this modem set up
it which you may find handy. Of course, I make no guarantees regarding
I got the modem working under Breezy already. It was well written up on
the Ubuntu wiki. I also got it working on the updated kernel, I just
have to figure out how to stop it from connecting during boot, about the
time in the sequence it says " Setting the clock to ntp Ubuntu... it
starts to dial, before log in! Then asks for password to disconnect :-)
Thanks anyway I will keep playing with it and see what hapens
Regards David Bowen
Hi everyone. I have created a large text file which is essentially a
concatenated bunch of emails. I simply selected the emails in Evolution
with shift-click, and went "Save As".
I can open the file fine in nano, or I can cat it without problems. It
has a lot of useless crap markup, but that's to be expected. However,
I'm completely unable to open it in gedit; I just get the error that
gedit couldn't determine the correct character encoding. I've tried
manually selecting all the various UTF and Western encodings without
luck; the only one that will open at all is UTF-16, which renders the
file as a lot of Japanese-looking text.
I am having a problem with the modem dropping while connecting to the
This is an Intel 536 modem on Mandrake 10.1
It dials, says expecting connect, then, starting pppd, and a few seconds
later the modem drops the line, and some seconds later a dialogue box
comes up and says Kpppd daemon died unexpectedly error 17
Kppd manual says that error 17 is a to do with loop back detected so the
following part of the log would seem to be relevant.
Feb 21 18:16:25 localhost pppd: Serial line is looped back.
Feb 21 18:16:25 localhost pppd: sent [LCP TermReq id=0xb
Feb 21 18:16:25 localhost pppd: rcvd [LCP TermReq id=0xb
Feb 21 18:16:25 localhost pppd: sent [LCP TermAck id=0xb]
Feb 21 18:16:26 localhost pppd: rcvd [LCP TermAck id=0xb]
Feb 21 18:16:26 localhost pppd: Connection terminated.
Feb 21 18:16:26 localhost pppd: Exit.
It used to work OK but is now taking 3 + attempts to connect.
Anyone have any ideas.
I could try Ubuntu, Just installed that at home, Suse on this would one
be my other option :-)