Is there a tool in ubuntu that a user can start that reports the real world ip
address and configures a home router to open a port to allow remote
I have a friend or two for whom it would nice to get them to start a program,
report to me the details via MSN or Skype or telephone etc and allow me to
log in and fix or make a configuration change to their machine. I know how
to set things up using ssh etc but that relies on some initial configuration
at the their end. KDE has a nice VNC invite function but it won't do the
router config part.
It appears the likes of KTorrent and Azuereus have the ability to do some to
the router via UPnP to open ports up on the router dynamically so I am
guessing all this is possible.
I've got a swanky new Fuji Xerox Workcentre 220. It's connected to my WinXP
laptop via USB, which then shares it over Windows File & Print sharing to my
network. For all connected Windows machines (x4) it's working fine.
However for my EeePC (1005HA) running Ubuntu NBR 9.10, it won't print at
There are no specific drivers for it. However the printer suggests that it
does "PCL6/PostScript 3 Emulation", and I've tried both the Postscript and
the PCL6 & PCL5e drivers. All of these choices make the printer warm up,
but none of them actually end up in the printer printing anything.
I've trawled the Internet, but may have been looking for the wrong thing.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
I have some OpenSuSE 11.2 DVDs left over from the LCA Open Day if anyone wants one.
They're dual layer DVD's and have both 64 and 32 bit versions and they can run both
Gnome and KDE live sessions. As per usual for OpenSuSE DVDs it has Desktop, Server
and Developer tools all on the DVD and no need for an internet connection to get a
full production server or desktop or development environment up and running. (Nvidia
Drivers for Compiz excepted) (Enlightment, XFCE and Windowmaker desktop environments
also included) Put hand up and I'll bring some up to the next WLUG meeting, or I'll
put them in the post if needed urgently!
OpenOffice.org MarCon (Marketing Contact) NZ
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Ambassador for OpenSUSE Linux on your Desktop
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(International Grades in Office Technologies)
I have a "AN50R" board 750 socket cpu with heat sink and a
TWO screw plastic clamp if you are able to modify you are
welcome to it.
----- Original Message Follows -----
> My CPU heatsink clamp (the shield on the motherboard) has
> snapped. I'm looking for a blown motherboard that I can
> remove the heatsink clamp from to replace it.
> I need the style that is held down by 4 screws through the
> board into a rectangular shield on the underside of the
> Can anyone help?
> James Pluck
> A Cruce Salus
> Pablo Picasso - "Computers are useless. They can only
> give you answers." -
> wlug mailing list | wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
My CPU heatsink clamp (the shield on the motherboard) has snapped.
I'm looking for a blown motherboard that I can remove the heatsink
clamp from to replace it.
I need the style that is held down by 4 screws through the board into
a rectangular shield on the underside of the board.
Can anyone help?
A Cruce Salus
Pablo Picasso - "Computers are useless. They can only give you
answers." - http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/pablo_picasso.html
Does anyone know if there is a Google Android User Group in NZ?
I have been hacking on the Linux kernel and Java events framework for
Android (for example, I got multi-touch scaling working on the
original G1 Android phone: http://bit.ly/16VDI ). Android is a fun stack
to hack on at the operating system level, the Java framework level,
and the app level.
By the way, sorry for the spam but I have a brand-new extra Google
Nexus One cellphone (with 1GHz Snapdragon processor and high-res
OLED screen) here in NZ, please reply to me directly off-list if you are
I am running Karmic Kooala Kubuntu 9.10
Recently I added the back-ports repository to install the latest
version of Digikam and Amajoke, I mean Amarok.
Well they both installed and then the update manager told mean about
all the latest KDE goodness I could install so I upgraded.
Well KDE-plasma now likes to hit 80-90% CPU usuage and is wearing out
my cooling fans.
Can I go back to a non-backports version of my machine?
I still want ultimately to have the latest version of Digikam but
revert everthing else, including Amarok to version 1.4 again.
Is it a matter of disabling the backport repo and doing 'sudo apt-get upgrade' ?