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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 7:08pm On Oct 01, 2006
adewaleafolabi: http://www.gnome.org/projects/rhythmbox/news.html

Rhythmbox plays mp3s and comes with gnome (i.e Ubuntu). For Kubuntu, you can install it by inserting you Ubuntu CD and using the package manager to install it. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by esquire(m): 1:15pm On Oct 02, 2006
Chxta thanks brotherman for the piece of information bout the mp3s and all that once again thanks man. Adewale my phone uses IE the default browser and it rocks even if all others are not going you can count on my phone but sad enough i cannot make it to work with my system sad man!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 1:56pm On Oct 02, 2006
Esquire no wayo. . .

adewaleafolabi, use the cdc_acm module to connect your phone. It should create a device for it, i.e. /dev/ttyACM0.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:09pm On Oct 02, 2006
thanx chxta what is cdc_acm module how do i get to it am googling 4 it but gives me some crazy stuff

am back after those terroble days the internet connection just seized since wednesday or so thnk God its back.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by esquire(m): 4:21pm On Oct 02, 2006
(Esquire no wayo , ) hey Chxta wetin that one mean i no understand.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 4:00pm On Oct 03, 2006
No wayo, as in no wahala. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by esquire(m): 7:27pm On Oct 07, 2006
Now the time is now i am ready 2 connect my phone 2 browse. What kind of connection are u using Chxta and i suppose you use KDE please start by checking out my phone at www.gsmarena.com and search for Sagem mys-7 and how i can connect it, have tried it on my own and it will just write connecting to access!wap till Jesus come. Please help me am getting left behind and am just like a leech 2 you guys.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 4:10pm On Oct 08, 2006
Searched, didn't find the phone. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by esquire(m): 4:31pm On Oct 08, 2006
From the home page of gsmarena.com you see a place where They write quick phone search in case you didn't see it you can google 4 it. thanks
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 6:00pm On Oct 08, 2006
Wildo and get back to you. For now, I have to cut. Been online for hours.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:05pm On Oct 10, 2006
i don't run kde yet cos i just don't have the disc, the only time i got to use kde was on my redhat ok. Do you know if kubuntu wud be available at otigba?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by esquire(m): 12:24am On Oct 11, 2006
Kubuntu, Otigba? no way i was at the place yesterday looked out but did not see anything like that and i was even thinking of coming 2 sell one 4 them cos i have 5 Ubuntu cds and just only one Kubuntu cd which i can burn 4 you but the problem is how you'll pick it up you cos i live at sango. Cheerio
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 12:52am On Oct 11, 2006
when next you visit Otigba plz inform me thnx grin
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 5:20pm On Oct 12, 2006
Guys, I haven't forgotten this place. Only say dem wan kill me for school!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 11:24pm On Oct 12, 2006
you selling those cd's, isn't that violating the principles of open source and probably illegal
Re: Ubuntu Linux by hayprof(m): 12:33am On Oct 13, 2006
Anyone Got An Ubuntu Cd for X64 lapi?
I need am my people! wink

@adewaleafolabi: sup wit u? Hope uve solved ur phone prob wit linux? cool

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 11:53am On Oct 13, 2006
i got my own cd's yesterday about ur bt post it on windows or linux fisayo wud help u out. is mr tom @ur place tell him am back
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 7:02pm On Oct 17, 2006
Chxta's World

I knew that the open source community can't fail me, and they never do. Sound problem solved, and an up to speed distro to the bargain.

What I did?

In my terminal, I ran: [I]gksu “update-manager -c -d”[/I]

Waited for 28 minutes while it upgraded the distro, and voila. I'm runnning Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft with crystal clear sound!

For the support I have to thank The HowTo Geek.

Warning: this process works only with a fast internet connection. If you don't have that, order a CD. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 1:18am On Oct 22, 2006
Hey Guys

Doing nice work here. To connect ubuntu to internet using your mobile phone
is easy. Ubuntu can hotspot usb devices. Let me just run through the step here.
first open a terminal and type in this.

sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
This is to enable you view the log sort of monitoring

Next, connect the phone to you system, check the open terminal
to ensure, the phone was detected. Now type in the command in
a new terminal window.

sudo wvdialconf

Your phone modem, should detected by your system. Take note of
the point the modem is mounted, should look like
and the speed.
From here the modem is setup, you can use any of the ppp config tools
to set up the connect. The easiest to to me is the pppconfig.
type sudo pppconfig and follow the instruction, fill in the
fields and run
sudo pon <connection-provider>.
to log off use
sudo poff <connection-provider>

any other problems, please post.

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 1:39am On Oct 22, 2006
Before I install Ubuntu, I'd like to know if there's a way I can convert. .exe files to Linux format. I have a lot of .exe set up files (about 600 to be precise) and I can't imagine saying bye to them just like that as almost all the software I come across are in the .exe format. Also can Visual Basic 6 & .NET work on it?

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Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 2:09am On Oct 22, 2006

Hey brother you don't to say good bye to your .exe files.
All you need to is install window emulator for Linux, alot out there
but most people use wine. I do use it too.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 6:37am On Oct 22, 2006
Thanks, gimme d link to some sites where i can get cool stuffs, for all I care, I'm sick of Microsoft and their constant nagging and forcing me to pay heavily for viruses and bugs and crashes. Bill gates can woteva, i'm into UBUNTU! HERE I COME!!!
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 11:24pm On Oct 22, 2006

If you hava internet Connection,
open the Synaptic Package Manager, click on search icon and type wine,
you should see two wine packages, select wine and mark for install.
Then apply for the app to be downloaded and install on your system.
Next just do
wine <your.exe>
Good to go
or you can use the apt-get to install it, just follow these steps
Add wine repository to your source list

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these two lines to the source list

deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main

Use you apt-get as follows

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

See also
Any problem, just post.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 2:36am On Oct 23, 2006
about the wine its best u use them for exe only cause with games it terrible
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 6:52pm On Oct 23, 2006
Yeah, gmaes are bad under Wine. I'd recommend running a Windows emulation. Try VMware. . .
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 11:29pm On Oct 23, 2006

Ok, i don't really play games, but wine supports most of window games,
for a better performance, it better to install the games using wine. It will
run the installer and place a short cut in the start up menu, under wine.
Ok, look at some demo.

Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 9:48am On Oct 24, 2006
i followed ur instruction about the connection but when i entered sudo pon celtel nothing happened
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Chxta(m): 11:17am On Oct 24, 2006
For games, I really would recommend running VMware. Same way I recommend that software to people who want to try out Linux first before switching from Window$.

To install VMware, go to www.vmware.com and download the vmware workstation. You have to register. Here are the steps:

1. Download the kernel headers via apt-get for your currently running kernel. Or find out by typing $ uname -r

2. Next you need to untar the compressed tar archive so:

$ tar zxf Vmware-workstation

3. Once that has completed:

$ cd vmware-distrib/

4. Next run the installer:

$ ./vmware-install.pl

5. Answer the questions and proceed, eventually it will ask you if you have a C++ compiler so before run the installer be sure that you have gcc installed, so it can compile the modules for your system.
Now the installation should have completed, to start vmware type in vmware at a shell prompt. Another thing you might want to do is check your email for the serial number so you can create a virtual machine, otherwise you won't have any fun with this.
Re: Ubuntu Linux by Christino(m): 11:21pm On Oct 24, 2006
@ Mimoh & Co.

Thanks all for ur input, meanwhile,

Can you guarantee that macromedia suite (incl coldfusion & Co) will work on Ubuntu? what about MS Office, any support for it?
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 11:52pm On Oct 24, 2006
@ Christino

Why do want to hang on to MS office, the open office on linux is even
more powerful than MS Office. It allows you to save your documents in almost
any format including .doc. You can easily migrate your office documents to it.
Well, MS Office can be used in linux through the emulators.

@ adewaleafolabi

Just copy your log message, so that i can know where thing went gaga!!.
to view your log message just do run this command in a new terminal.

sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
Re: Ubuntu Linux by adewaleafolabi(m): 4:00am On Oct 25, 2006
its true open office rocks even the database software throws access 2d bin as it gives sql functionality and seriously friendly
thanks i'll send it later in the morning its abt 4am now and am on d phone thank you very much
Re: Ubuntu Linux by mimohmi(m): 4:46am On Oct 25, 2006
@ Christino

Downloaded Vmware and installed it. But, my finding is that
I can't access my windows programms, may be I will have
to install the window XP through the VM.

@ adewaleafolabi
No problem, will check it later during the day.

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