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I learned how to share printers with cups

Posted 03-17-2009 at 08:39 PM by xri
Tags cups, nfs, printer, share

Once I started learning NFS, I initially assumed that it is a Unix only version of Samba. I thought that it would obviously include sharing printers too. However, I was wrong. While Samba allows you to share printers, NFS can't. However, there is a simpler method. CUPS allows you to share printers with all your the Linux computers on your network, through a web interface. It is extremely simple and works right out of the box.
I just used my web browser pointed at http://localhost:631 on the...
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Very Bad Thing Make Compy Go Boom

Posted 03-17-2009 at 11:53 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 12:03 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

Last week I got very excited at the big update to Slackware-current. For one thing, KDE4 hadn't worked for me at all when it was in -testing ... BUT the partition I had Slack installed on was nearly out of space. So I fired up the GParted LiveCD ...

... and did something Very Bad (and also Very Very Stupid, considering I'd done it before and really should have known better): by deleting a small waste partition and attempting to shove things around so that Slackware would have more...
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The much maligned CLI.

Posted 03-17-2009 at 09:33 AM by rich_c

I'm sure we've all seen comments in 'Is Linux ready for the desktop' type articles complaining about the command line... Of course, in reality, most current distros don't require users to go anywhere near the command line for pretty much any reason.

However... It deserves better than the comments that imply that if you have to use the command line then Linux is doomed. It is an extremely useful and powerful tool! If you want to go beyond the everyday tasks of most users, or even...
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Apple ipod nano

Posted 03-17-2009 at 03:23 AM by ussromantics

Okay, here's my first blog post. I have a new apple ipod nano, i'm completely new to ipods. Also, I'm completely new to linux. I don't know what it means to mount an ipod, for example. I'm using rhythmbox, but i've also got gtkpod.
Anyway, it's driving me crazy. i've downloaded Amarok, but I'm trying to work out how to get music from a cd onto the ipod, but no luck. i've managed to get the names of some songs showing up on the ipod but they don't play. all i've managed to get on there is...
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Linux Desktop Weather Radar Application

Posted 03-16-2009 at 03:37 PM by raconteur (raconteur's rotunda)

As many of you know, I'm the creator and maintainer of StormPredator, a Windows desktop weather radar application (but I didn't choose the name!).

There are some Linux weather radar apps, but none that I've found that have the same sort of magic combination of ease-of-use and depth of features that some of their Windows counterparts enjoy.

With that in mind, I'm launching an open-source project to create a Linux desktop weather radar display application.
My plan...
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