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  1. First of all how was the file lost? What size is it, and what type of file?
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    Ubuntu 6.6

    You should be asked to configure the network settings upon install, if you were not, then you can still do so quite easily. This assumes your router is 1) ethernet and 2) will provide internal DHCP. If not, post back and we'll modify it accordingly. From the Gnome desktop, click the 'start' equivilent and follow: System -> Administration -> Networking Connections Tab -> Ethernet Connection -> Properties Connection -> Enable This Connection [X] Connection Settings -> Configuration: Select "DHCP" Save / Close Connections Tab -> Select "Ethernet connec
  3. I presume you have the authority to run cgi scripts? It sounds perhaps like you don't. Do you have a link ? PM me if you don't want it broadcast.
  4. The instructions seem pretty standard, what problems are you encountering exactly?
  5. Uneconomical though. Best bet is to dig around the net for Car PC power supplies. These are specifically designed to run on 12v direct. No conversion from DC to AC to DC and quieter, too (no fan!)
  6. Been a couple of times to Italy, although on both occasions I went to Venice. It is a superb city with a lot of history, culture, architecture, superb food and wonderful people. I can't remember which hotel I stayed at though I'm sorry to say.
  7. I tried to buy it but I couldn't find the link.. can someone send it to me?
  8. In theory, that's exactly how it should work. Although it's a video machine, and, being a bloke, I've never had much luck with the things either. Best of luck to you! If you get no joy, ask your nearest 5 year old.
  9. I was waiting a bit to see if anyone else with more knowledge on the subject chimed in, but I'll give this one a go... It very much depends how you receive your TV signal. If it's via RF, then it should be a simple case of setting the DVD recorder going on one channel, while turning the TV to another. If your input is via analog cable, this should also be the case, as the signal is decoded by the RF demodulator in the set/recording equipment itself. Things get a bit messy when it comes to digital. Certainly most satellite systems will only permit the watching of one channel at a time (due to t
  10. I *KNEW* you were talking about a Ford from the second paragraph before I even got as far as you identifying the brand. I've got the challenge of again replacing the passenger-side bulb on my car and I've been putting it off and putting it off because I know how much of a hand-cutting, wrist-crunching, mentally-infuriating task it is!! AAAGH
  11. Used it a couple of times in the past, I can confirm it is a miracle worker. But it's also a good tool to use to prevent problems before it gets to the recovery stage. (Note: I am not affiliated with Steve Gibson in any way, I just think it's a very underpromoted product that really does do what it says on the tin, and more.)
  12. ... Well 'scuse me.. /me calms down slightly. My suggestion was borne out of the fact that the original poster works in a professional setting, and as such the purchase would no doubt be of great use not only in this instance but in future occurances of drive problems. The cost is minimal considering the capability of the program (based on my own experiences and that of the many testimonials on the site), and would save considerable 'bodging' to fix the same issue. The advice is there, if he does not wish to spend the money (either personally or at a department level), then that is also his ch
  13. I had this situation a few months ago on a friends' computer that he brought to me in a panic. The problem turned out to be a couple of sectors on the disk that had gone bad and not been automatically remapped by the drive controller. Endless loops of rebooting. The solution was (as much as it pains me to say it, because I really really dislike the man!), was to buy a copy of SpinRite from Gibson Research Corporation. While the website sounds like snake oil, I'd previously used his much older versions of SpinRite to fix other issues on a Win98 box. Very worthwhile the $39 registration fee!
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    Trust me, these are not unique to America
  15. The thing that keeps me going back to FireFox every time is how extensible it is, with a large dedicated team of developers supporting those plugins. My plugin list for FireFox is huge, and helps me accomplish everything I need to do in a browser. A few from the list: British English Dictionary Clipmarks FireFTP FoxLingo GreaseMonkey httProxy VideoDownloader WOT That's just a selection. A browser is a personal choice, I really don't think you can "go with the flow" and do what the majority of others do; You find what you like and what works for you, and go with it.
  16. Tried a hard-reset ? It's conceivable you've accidentally fubared the configuration to an unworkable state. How are you getting an IP address? DHCP? If you're DHCP'ing it, do you actually get an IP from the router? If you do, can you ping the router? Can you ping ( You need to do a bit of troubleshooting to try and find where the issue lies. (note: use 'ping -d' to cut out the name resolution) If you can ping but not '', your issue lies with the DNS servers you're getting via DHCP. Rather than ask your ISP for theirs, use openDNS -
  17. Despite having employment ties to Opera about 5 years ago, I still can't get on with actually 'using' it. It's come a long way since version 3, but I still like FireFox, especially since FF2 has come out. FF linux doesn't seem to have the issues the Windows version was plagued by, so no complaints this end.
  18. ooh an OpenBSD fan... eeeeexcellent.
  19. Not sure what you mean. If you mean "does it look like Vista?", having never seen it, I've no idea.
  20. That's a matter of opinion and potentially misleading....I tried Gnome when I first switched over from windows and was not comfortable with it....KDE, in my opinion, is more "Windows-like" and most people switching over should feel a little more at home. Sure user-friendlyness is I guess, a matter of opinion. Whilst KDE is more 'Windows-like', Gnome in my opinion is a lot more friendly. Try both, there's no harm in it. I use KDE, the wife prefers Gnome.
  21. The only caution I'll give is that if you use a 'non-standard' install of XP, like 99% of companies do these days, repartitioning could spell the end of Windows actually booting. I've done dual-boots many times on self-installed XP machines without a hitch. I don't mean to sound like a doom-master, but it's a real possibility of data loss. The problems begin on my 'new' desktop that I bought rather than built. It turned out that the boot drive was hidden on what was technically the E: drive, which is also housed the hidden repair partition. When D: was resized to house my linux install, the wh
  22. If it's just text you need to send, you can always use the international internet to fax gateway at
  23. oh.. can't resist these Click the pic for a bigger version.
  24. There is no such thing as a 'trial' version of linux, the whole thing is completely free. And the short answer is yes, you can run 2 OS's on the one computer. The longer answer is, it's a dangerous and fairly complicated process (if you don't know what you're doing). An easy way would be to download the free version of VMWare Server, get yourself a free license key, then load linux on there. That way you run linux 'inside' windows. It's not ideal, but if you decide you like it, you can then (try) for a dual-boot system. If it works, cool. If it breaks, well, nevermind, you decided you liked it