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Old 09-12-2010, 11:49 PM #1135
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What exactly do you guys mean by mounting a drive?
When you connect a drive (HDD, flash, CD / DVD, etc) to MS Windows, you get a new drive such as D:, E: or F: for example. In Linux, the hierarchy is *entirely* different. The system is based off the '/' folder and *everything* is under that.

For example, all user data on a *nix system should be found under / in the home folder (which would make it the /home folder). In windows that would (by default) be '<systemdrive>\Users' or '<systemdrive>\Documents and Settings' depending on the version. Let's pretend both of us are users on the same system. I might have a home folder of '/home/fallnangel' and you might have one called '/home/zellthemedic' Now the catch here is, the data in your home folder might be on an entirely different drive. The data from that drive is mapped or "mounted" to your home folder.

So, in a *nix system, there is no "plug in your flash drive and open the E:\ drive". It's more "plug in your flash drive and open whatever folder you have it mounted (or mapped) to". Generally speaking, that's often what the /mnt folder is for. You might create a folder called /mnt/flash that you often mount your flash drive to.

Hopefully that explains things and doesn't go overboard. As to the other question, the device must be connected in some way first. You can't mount a flash drive that's not plugged in or mount a share/export on another system you're not connected to.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:55 PM #1136
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:35 AM #1137
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I tried to download OoVoO on my linux. I used the WINE applicator and it downloaded fine. But when I try to open it nothing happens?
Anyone have any advice?
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:20 PM #1138
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I tried to download OoVoO on my linux. I used the WINE applicator and it downloaded fine. But when I try to open it nothing happens?
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According to the OoVoO entry in the AppDB of WineHQ, it doesn't work.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:06 PM #1139
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I have a hard drive that I'm unable to mount. I'm using ubuntu 10.04. I have 7 hard drives and I have been able to mount 6 of them. The 7th doesn't show up when I do sudo fdisk -l. 6 of the drives are NTFS and the 7th is the one ubuntu is on. The one that cant be found is NTFS.
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Old 09-15-2010, 05:17 PM #1140
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Is Wine supposed to run slow?

EDIT: Sigh, I sound like an ST tard.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:07 PM #1141
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I have a hard drive that I'm unable to mount. I'm using ubuntu 10.04. I have 7 hard drives and I have been able to mount 6 of them. The 7th doesn't show up when I do sudo fdisk -l. 6 of the drives are NTFS and the 7th is the one ubuntu is on. The one that cant be found is NTFS.
Are you sure said drive is actually working? Do your BIOS see the HDD?

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Is Wine supposed to run slow?

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Depends on what you're running under Wine. Some apps work better than others.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:41 PM #1142
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Are you sure said drive is actually working? Do your BIOS see the HDD?
When I boot into windows its there. Im going to reinstall ubuntu tomorrow because I don't like the way wuby installed it so I hope it will work after.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:03 PM #1143
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Depends on what you're running under Wine. Some apps work better than others.
Steam, no games. Just the chat feature.

Also, my friend has a Macbook, and he has this little feature that minimizes every window if he moves his mouse to the left corner. Is there anything like that for Ubuntu or the like?
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:26 PM #1144
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Steam, no games. Just the chat feature.

Also, my friend has a Macbook, and he has this little feature that minimizes every window if he moves his mouse to the left corner. Is there anything like that for Ubuntu or the like?
That's called a mouse gesture. Not too sure about what to use in Linux for mouse gestures since I personally don't use them, but Gestikk looks like it might work.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:09 AM #1145
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any good programs for making beats?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:12 AM #1146
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When I boot into windows its there. Im going to reinstall ubuntu tomorrow because I don't like the way wuby installed it so I hope it will work after.
Good luck!

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Steam, no games. Just the chat feature.
Not all parts of an app will work well under Wine, unfortunately. Glancing at the AppDB entry for Steam, there's a bug listed that seems to describe some of what you're talking about. It may be worth playing with the settings in winecfg to see if you can achieve better results.

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any good programs for making beats?
I'd check out Linux-Sound and see if they list an app with the specifications you're looking for, then check to see if it's in the Ubuntu repositories.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:48 PM #1147
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Anyone have opinions on which RSS reader I should use? I also want something that will automatically download enclosures and/or give me the option to execute terminal commands once a new article arrives.

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:53 AM #1148
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Anyone have opinions on which RSS reader I should use? I also want something that will automatically download enclosures and/or give me the option to execute terminal commands once a new article arrives.
I don't think any mainstream RSS reader will do that. You're better off writing a small python/shell program. If you're trying to load torrents from an RSS I think some torrent clients support that.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:45 PM #1149
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:06 PM #1151
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I don't think any mainstream RSS reader will do that. You're better off writing a small python/shell program. If you're trying to load torrents from an RSS I think some torrent clients support that.
I have subscriptions to a few YouTube channels that regularly release content and I think Comcast likes to throttle my bandwidth from YouTube. I download the 720p mp4 files and they'll get pegged around 60 kB/s so I know something fishy is going on. When they get throttled, it's almost impossible to watch over the webplayer, because it takes an hour to buffer a ten minute video, so I just download the videos instead of going through YouTube. I need a way for the reader to know there is a new article and execute a terminal command to download the YouTube video which is in the enclosure. I'd also use it to wget some podcasts...

Maybe I'll find an open source RSS reader and incorporate some terminal support.
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I've heard nothing but good things, though I have not yet made the switch myself.

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Old 12-02-2010, 05:59 PM #1155
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Anyone know why the hell when I use Ubuntu 10.10 it always freezes on me?

Everyday I need to do a hard reset/restart several times since the caps lock button does not work nor does the REISUB method does not work either when my machine is frozen.

So far my experience with linux has not been great due to this issue.
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