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by karLos
Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: ubuntu help?

a further question: is it possible to specify the exetel mirror to update ubuntu software, rather than a default 'server for australia', or chosen third party service? also, is there some kind of list i can subscribe to to hear about what's happening with the mirror? i had no idea exetel operated an...
by karLos
Sun May 31, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: ubuntu help?

thanks a lot. this appears to be working much better after using the gui method. it's all ign and hit now.

and i guess my original question has been answered! thanks for your help :)
by karLos
Sun May 31, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: ubuntu help?

i have attempted to add the one for jaunty, and add the key. this is what happened after i executed the key command: this is my terminal window: karlos@betsy:~$ sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/jaunty.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list [sudo] password for ...
by karLos
Sun May 31, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: ubuntu help?

hi i think this must have been where i've fallen over-in the adding of the repository. i'm not sure i really understand what the page is asking me to do. do i: a) execute in the terminal the "Any Ubuntu Release and keyring" only? or as well as b) Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope? (which is the version ...
by karLos
Sun May 31, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

Re: ubuntu help?

hiya, here goes: # added by the release upgrader # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.04 _Jaunty Jackalope_ - Release i386 (20090420.1)]/ jaunty main restricted # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer versions of the distribution. deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ j...
by karLos
Sun May 31, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ubuntu help?
Replies: 20
Views: 4344

ubuntu help?

can anyone recommend a place to get ubuntu assistance that isn't the impenetrable and unwieldy ubuntu forums? specifically i'm having trouble with repositories - i'm not sure they are working or updating properly and downloading update lists. when the list flashes as it downloads, i'm seeing a lot o...
by karLos
Sun May 03, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Can't boot with external drive connected.
Replies: 4
Views: 1437

Re: Can't boot with external drive connected.

i have had this before. i got around it by disabling everything in the boot order except the system drive. never did find the cause or a better fix....
by karLos
Fri May 01, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Member facilities & usage meter
Topic: Need For Website Filter Service
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Need For Website Filter Service

if these kids are out of control online, then try monitoring their usage yourselves. the internet is not a babysitter.
by karLos
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Content Filtering Trial
Replies: 221
Views: 53394

Re: Content Filtering Trial

what is the end date for the trial?
by karLos
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Products & services
Topic: Possible Change To Off Peak Period
Replies: 761
Views: 107404

Re: Possible Change To Off Peak Period

clearly a lot of people replying aren't reading anyone else's replies, as if they did they'd soon realise automated scheduling is your friend. initially i didn't like the idea, but now i think it'll make almost no difference to me. i worry that it will mean early afternoon browsing will be slower as...
by karLos
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: playing dvds on linux using VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: playing dvds on linux using VLC

i'm not really after ripping software per se as i already have some that works ok - but the irony that i will have to rip some highly protected dvds to merely watch them them is not lost on me. :o

thanks again for your help
by karLos
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: playing dvds on linux using VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: playing dvds on linux using VLC

thanks for your help - this has been the most frustrating thing! but the most frustrating part is it seems now that the dvd i was trying to play has some kind of super protection death ray attached to it. i have tried two other dvds, one with no encryption (bang-worked straight away) and a dvd i kne...
by karLos
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: playing dvds on linux using VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: playing dvds on linux using VLC

this is the closest i could find to my issue (though it still doesn't get it quite right). http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=50283 they go on to say that "vlc doesnt work like powerdvd". it seems i have been mislead about this program. is it or is it not media playing software? it seems...
by karLos
Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: playing dvds on linux using VLC
Replies: 12
Views: 2628

Re: playing dvds on linux using VLC

i just did a complete remove of vlc (including config files) and reinstalled via the command line suggested in the ubuntu help - absolutely no difference whatsoever. why would the program simply just kill itself? is there logging i can turn on? i havent been able to find any helpful looking referenc...