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Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

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9:11a
World of Warcraft for Linux petition. over 7000 sigs already!

http://www.blizzpub.net/petition/

Please take a minute to sign it if you're at all interested in playing modern games on linux.
There's even options to say you support it but wouldn't necessarily purchase/subscribe to WoW.

thanks guys/gals.


On a side (but related) note, wouldn't it be pretty trivial to make a linux client for something that already has an OSX client? or am I missing something...

*edit*
it confirms your e-mail, so use a real one (or a one-timer)

Current Mood: hopeful
10:10a
Recommend a Linux boot CD for XP recovery
Hi everyone,

I've got a situation here at work with a Windows XP machine. The hal.dll is "missing" so the computer won't even boot up. I can't access the drives from the recovery console, it has me locked out in some strange way. Is there a Linux boot/tool disk out there that I can burn that will let me into the directories on the XP Pro system?
12:37p
Hi, I just joined. Sorry if this was a recent topic but.....

I am looking for a laptop and am interested in recommendations, caveats, and so forth regarding linux compatibility with individual brands and makes. Is there a quality laptop preinstalled with Linux? I'd probably be using Mandrake or Redhat, or maybe, if I get a wild hair, SUSE.
1:32p
Printing/Samba (really dumb, but oh well)
Okay, I'm going to admit right off the bat that when it comes to printing, I'm a n00b. When it comes to printing and Linux, I'm even worse. Basically, I've never had to worry about it before, so I don't know anything about it.

Right, that being said, let's move on.

At work we have a bunch of internal and external HP JetDirect Print Servers. These are dumb little boxes that share a printer via IP/IPX/etc. They don't have any internal storage for queue. So, in order to not have bad things happen, I'm told you should ideally have some sort of machine acting as a print server for them.

Anyway..

So, to test, I have a "lab" SuSE box. It has Samba 3 installed, and configured fine for filesharing. I also have setup a direct-to-tcp port printer for one of the LJ's that are on a JetDirect.

For the life of me, I can't get Samba to share said printer. I know I'm doing something wrong, so I come to TEH LJ for answers.

Appreciated in advance.
8:33p
Printer error foomatic
I've been trying to install my printer on my new computer the last couple of days, but apparently to no avail. Basically it's the printer that used to be hooked up on my other linux box, though where everything worked fine there, it doesn't on this computer.

It's an Epson Stylus Color 670, using parallel port.

I believe the problem is due to my computer not detecting the printer. There's no entry in my logs and the output of "dmesg" tells me the driver is loaded, but no device detected. /dev/lp0 doesn't exist either apparently.

Cupsd starts as should be, but when I run foomatic-configure, I get this:

yume root # foomatic-configure -s cups -p Epson-Stylus_Color_670 -c /dev/lp0 -n Epson -d gimp-print-ijs

Use of uninitialized value in substitution (s///) at /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.4/Foomatic/DB.pm line 3427.
lpadmin: add-printer (set device) failed: client-error-not-possible
Could not set up/change the queue "Epson"!


Browsing to http://127.0.0.1:631 and for example clicking on the print test page button gives the same error: "client-error-not-possible"
I've searched the Gentoo forums and google, but I can't seem to find a problem similar of mine. Errors are often the same, but not the symptons.

Any ideas what it could be?

Thanks in advance...

EDIT:
Distro: Gentoo (2.6.9 vanilla kernel)
cupsd = cups-1.1.20-r5
foomatic = foomatic-3.0.2
ghostscript = 7.07

I do remember upgrading perl yesterday or the day before. Could it be a bug in the perl libs?

Current Mood: pensive

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