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nanodiamond

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    Canon's iP2700_Linux_Package.tar will not untar!
    A [i]Canon PIXMA iP2700 Series[/i] printer was purchased recently. The referred to driver tar file will not untar using the standard gzip! A [i]Canon i860[/i] has driver files for Linux only from Japan in Japonese. I cannot read this language. Anyone with any experience in making Canon printers function under Linux, please tell me how!
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    A Canon PIXMA iP2700 Series printer was purchased recently. The referred to driver tar file will not untar using the standard gzip!

    A Canon i860 has driver files for Linux only from Japan in Japonese. I cannot read this language.

    Anyone with any experience in making Canon printers function under Linux, please tell me how!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Flavor of Linux for visual leisure?
    It is worth a try -- ubuntu-based last version I tried -- just takes a little getting used to. Glad to be of some help!
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    It is worth a try -- ubuntu-based last version I tried -- just takes a little getting used to. Glad to be of some help!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Flavor of Linux for visual leisure?
    For Home Theatre PC, I have tried and found [i]element[/i] (now 1.3.0) to be very pleasing and functional. [url]http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=element[/url] As a hint, look in the Trash -- there is more there than one would think! [img size=700]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/elementhdtv.jpg[/img]
    Link to this post 08 Jul 10

    For Home Theatre PC, I have tried and found element (now 1.3.0) to be very pleasing and functional. http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=element As a hint, look in the Trash -- there is more there than one would think!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Linux OS suggestion for old laptop
    I have heard others refer to CDLinux (find it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cd-linux/ ) as a good one for extremely limited-resource machines like yours. I have not used it, but here it is as a suggestion to check out. Another is Portable Linux, a SliTaz fork, that sounds interesting -- http://portablelinux.sourceforge.net/ Seconding Goineasy9, I have antiX installed on an old PIII with 512MB RAM and hear it runs swell on a PII with 256MB RAM, but this is probably the [b]minimum[/b] regarding system requirements. The developer for SaxenOS also used this latter as a description of the minimum system for his distro in a webpage read recently. Both run very well on my PC. I all you want to do is surf the web and save small files occasionally, the new Lucid Puppy with a USB stick or Slax with its free "Slax Drive" could serve you well running as LiveCDs. http://www.linux.org has a list of distros, also, that may be helpful. Best wishes in your endeavor! [img size=400]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/PuppyLogo.jpg[/img]
    Link to this post 07 Jun 10

    I have heard others refer to CDLinux (find it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cd-linux/ ) as a good one for extremely limited-resource machines like yours. I have not used it, but here it is as a suggestion to check out.

    Another is Portable Linux, a SliTaz fork, that sounds interesting -- http://portablelinux.sourceforge.net/

    Seconding Goineasy9, I have antiX installed on an old PIII with 512MB RAM and hear it runs swell on a PII with 256MB RAM, but this is probably the minimum regarding system requirements. The developer for SaxenOS also used this latter as a description of the minimum system for his distro in a webpage read recently. Both run very well on my PC.

    I all you want to do is surf the web and save small files occasionally, the new Lucid Puppy with a USB stick or Slax with its free "Slax Drive" could serve you well running as LiveCDs.

    http://www.linux.org has a list of distros, also, that may be helpful.

    Best wishes in your endeavor!

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Why do you love Debian?
    Everything is there. Want stability? It is there. Want "bleeding edge?" It is there. The repositories are legendary. The support is phenomenal. [img size=170]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/sidux_debian_logo.png[/img]
    Link to this post 06 Jun 10

    Everything is there. Want stability? It is there. Want "bleeding edge?" It is there.
    The repositories are legendary.
    The support is phenomenal.

  • nanodiamond
    RE: aptitude via cron job generates path errors
    I see no replies, so . . . I'm no expert, but it looks like debconf wants to prompt you for some system task, but you won't let it with the -y flag. I would look into PERL -- simple script may be all you need. (I'm no expert here, either, I would have to study on it).
    Link to this post 06 Jun 10

    I see no replies, so . . .

    I'm no expert, but it looks like debconf wants to prompt you for some system task, but you won't let it with the -y flag.
    I would look into PERL -- simple script may be all you need. (I'm no expert here, either, I would have to study on it).

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Whats the best OS for us
    [b]mfillpot wrote:[/b] [quote]I differ in my opinion, sudo represents a potential issue by allowing attackers to potentially access root rights from a standard user account, which may have a weak password. I think it is better practice to keep the root account, remove sudo rights except for specific actions and secure root with a difficult password. As for ssh that should be restricted to not allow root login and limit retries or only allow root ssh access via a key file.[/quote] sudo sux
    Link to this post 04 Jun 10

    mfillpot wrote:

    I differ in my opinion, sudo represents a potential issue by allowing attackers to potentially access root rights from a standard user account, which may have a weak password. I think it is better practice to keep the root account, remove sudo rights except for specific actions and secure root with a difficult password. As for ssh that should be restricted to not allow root login and limit retries or only allow root ssh access via a key file.

    sudo sux

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Please recommend a distribution for my mediacenter
    BTW, have you looked at the blog on this site "How to set up a media center . ."? How's progress?
    Link to this post 04 Jun 10

    BTW, have you looked at the blog on this site "How to set up a media center . ."?

    How's progress?

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Whats the best OS for us
    Good tips, moderator! I believe I had what you refer to happen to me. As such, should one goes with any ubuntu flavor to access the web, I would recomment immediately installing [i]Bastille[/i] along with it. [img size=300]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Ubuntu_Pirate_Avatar.jpg[/img]
    Link to this post 02 Jun 10

    Good tips, moderator! I believe I had what you refer to happen to me. As such, should one goes with any ubuntu flavor to access the web, I would recomment immediately installing Bastille along with it.

  • nanodiamond
    RE: Please recommend a distribution for my mediacenter
    Element is impressive, with its touted "Ten Foot Interface" especially for remotes and for viewing menu from ten feet away. It takes the best multimedia of Ubuntu repos and puts them at your fingertips (Including VLC). Check out Distrowatch -- [url]http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=element[/url] I tried [i]element 1.0[/i] after multimedia issues with 9.10 made me stop using it and was impressed with its ease of use; I believe the current version is[i] 1.2 [/i] I have since moved on -- but i do not have a Home Theatre! This is what I would use first, if I did. (HINT: go to the Trash bin -- there is more there than you think) [img size=300]http://www.linux.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Debian_Cofee_Wallpaper_Linux_Debian_Morning_Avatar.jpg[/img]
    Link to this post 02 Jun 10

    Element is impressive, with its touted "Ten Foot Interface" especially for remotes and for viewing menu from ten feet away. It takes the best multimedia of Ubuntu repos and puts them at your fingertips (Including VLC). Check out Distrowatch --
    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=element
    I tried element 1.0 after multimedia issues with 9.10 made me stop using it and was impressed with its ease of use; I believe the current version is 1.2 I have since moved on -- but i do not have a Home Theatre! This is what I would use first, if I did.
    (HINT: go to the Trash bin -- there is more there than you think)

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