Ok, I just lost enthusiasm in further use of skype. Being closed source was
bad enough already, but I tolerated it due to its good-enough quality,
reliability and free-of-charge use for skype-to-skype calls. But now that
Microsoft is taking it over, I suddenly lost faith that these good features
will still be there from now on (not to mention Linux support).
Thus the question: is there a FOSS VoIP app that provides roughly the same
quality, reliability and free-as-in-beer service?
I do know that there are such VoIP apps, but I am not familiar with the
quality of service, availability and accessibility of each of those. I am
willing to migrate and start persuading my existing skype contacts (which are
scattered all over the globe) to migrate to a FOSS solution as well. But I
cannot do that if this alternative does not provide functionality that at
least matches that of skype. It has to be up to the task.
So which one is on the top of the list, in your opinion?
Looking at my files and diskspace, I note the following:
$ sudo du -sm /var/cache/*
Googling on how to reduce this abrt-di beast, I came up with the
solution that you should delete the reports in the abrt GUI tool. But
these are all deleted for me, and I think there must be a better way to
remove this cache? Any suggestions on how to do this cleanly?
Many thanks and best wishes,
I'm trying to setup FC14 with an IPSEC client to connect to my VPN at
work. I have been given a PEM/KEY file for authentication (and a p12 if
needed) but I can't seem to figure out how to configure IPSEC. I've
been trying to read up on it as much as possible, but I just can't get a
good grasp on how to do this.
I have all the settings I need, but I just can't figure out how/where to
configure them. The Network Manager tool doesn't have anything that
supports PEM/Key certificates, and the same goes for the Network
Configuration gui as well.
Can anyone please point me in the right direction how to best set this up?
I'm having issues with my builtin audio. At first I thought it was the
new speakers I bought. I know they're not quite as my Cambridge
Soundworks but the external 5.1 decoder is having issues so I figured
it was time. I hear a high tinny noise and assumed it was the cheap
amplifier but after plugging in some old but nice SGI headphones I
still heard it.
To that end I'm in the market for an inexpensive sound card but don't
want to go too cheap and get something equivalent to my onboard audio.
I found the Asus Xonar DG for a decent price but it uses the
CMI8786 which is supported in alsa 1.0.24 (which I have) OR kernel
2.6.38, which I don't. I'm really hoping the OR is right and it's not
supposed to be an AND.
Interestingly enough this chip doesn't appear to have internal volume
controls so I'll have to rely on PulseAudio.
Anyone have this card working (well)? Even though it's not a big
investment I'd like to know someone has it working.
There's a bug in privoxy I'm hitting that's fixed with the latest version
3.0.17, that version has been out since last November.
How can I get the new version picked up for Fedora 15?
There's already a bug for it:
I don't know who the package maintainer is for it in Fedora (or if there is even one).
-- Patrick Mansfield
Is there a tp_smapi (for ThinkPads) Fedora RPM anywhere?
If not, how do ThinkPad users install tp_smapi?
Can one use dkms to keep tp_smapi up-to-date?
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
I have a new installation of F-15 and have been messing around here
for an hour but can't seem to install Flash. I need it to download
some crossword puzzles I work every day.
Can someone point me to installation instructions that will work?
I have two F-15 computers. Box6 has the following files while box9
has only /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-lo, both are using
[bobg@box6 ~]$ ll /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
-rw-r--r--. 3 root root 577 Jun 22 18:16
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 254 Apr 27 13:17
-rw-r--r--. 3 root root 577 Jun 22 18:16
I can ssh from box6 to box9 but not from box9 to box6. Either one
will ping the other, stopping the fire wall does not have any effect.
Any suggestions, what to look for?
I am running an F14 system which is pretty much out-of-the-box except I
have the machine hardcoded to 192.168.2.13 to keep my network happy.
I see all sorts of uses of 'mail [...] root@localhost' which work great
when I look in /var/spool/mail/root. I have read the mail / mailx
documentation and tried sending mail to both root and my local account
and it works great. The man pages keep using examples like
"joe(a)somewhere.com", but when I try that with my email account
(name(a)whatever.edu), it fails (as in nothing happens and I sometimes get
resend errors). I can ping whatever.edu successfully.
I am certain this is a stupid pilot error, but can't figure it out.
Thanks in advance,