> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: jtd <jtd(a)mtnl.net.in>
> To: "GNU/Linux Users Group, Mumbai, India" <linuxers(a)mm.glug-bom.org>
> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:09:07 +0530
> Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] [Cross Posting] How the corrupt ones manipulate
> things - are we going to allow them to win ? Should we just keep quiet or
> begin a global protest ?
> On Saturday 29 March 2008 10:53 am, Sudhir Gandotra wrote:
> > The statement goes on to say that Danish Standards is changing its
> > vote because "the 168 Danish comments have been adopted as changes
> > to ISO/IEC DIS 29500 OOXML".
> What they did not tell you is that abstain = yes. And that email votes
> count. Only that many of the abstainers never recieved any intimation
> stating that abstain = yes.
> So in the bizzare M$ universe no with comments become yes, if the ecma
> makes a comment - any comment - on your comment and abstain = yes and
> you can change a no to yes BUT you turncoats cant change a yes to no.
> Get it. NO? aha that's what happens if you dont use M$.
The standard operating process of Microsoft has been:
a) Stuff the committee with supporters (as happened in Pakistan and other
b) If that doesn't work and the committee says NO to OOXML then
c) Complain to the ministries under which the committee works, threaten
to withdraw investment, get proxies to file complaints etc.
In India, I hear that they raised the issue with the Prime Minister's Office
and the PM called for a meeting on this issue on Thursday. Apparently, the
head of one of the software export houses (a VERY respected person) also
sent a fax supporting OOXML *after* the committee had given its decision,
trying to overturn India's NO vote. Someone should ask whether these
companies represent India's interests on the BIS committee or are they
protecting their dollar revenues?
I have setup Redhat cluster and Failover Domains.
1. How can I setup Apache as a Failover service ?
2. In that do I have to create one unique Virtual IP on both servers and
share that IP as resource ? or Redhat Cluster suit will create that IP
virtually ? So from outside that IP will get http request.
LINUX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to
understand the simplicity
Denmark changes OOXML vote to 'yes'
Denmark has decided to back Microsoft's Office Open XML document
format, reversing its previous disapproval and bringing the format
closer to fast-track approval by the International Organization for
According to a Friday statement on the website of Danish Standards (the
Danish equivalent of the British Standards Institution, or BSI), the
country's previous vote of "disapproval with comments" on the original
draft of the OOXML standard has now been changed to a vote of
The statement goes on to say that Danish Standards is changing its vote
because "the 168 Danish comments have been adopted as changes to ISO/IEC
DIS 29500 OOXML".
Denmark's change of vote enables OOXML to pass one of two criteria to
becoming a standard — that fewer than 25 percent of the large group of
bodies "observing" the process disapprove. However, OOXML is still three
short of the positive votes required amongst the 32 standards bodies
"participating" in the process. Some of these are wavering, however.
It is known that the technical committee advising Britain's BSI has
changed its recommendation, meaning Britain may also change its vote
from "no" to "yes". However, BSI has refused to say whether its policy
group will adopt a "yes" position, until after the deadline of midnight
With best wishes for Unity in thinking, feeling and action.
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I am tring to install LAMP on fedora core 7
i have installed mysql ( mysql-5.0.45 )
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/mysql --localstatedir=/usr/local/mysql/data
make && make install
and every thing went fine
inorder to tell the system where ro find the dynamic libraries i added
echo "/usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql" >> /etc/ld.so.conf
when i ran the following command it gave me the this error
[root@v3 bin]# ldconfig -v
ldconfig: Cannot stat /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.15:
ldconfig: Cannot stat /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so:
ldconfig: Cannot lstat /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0:
the permission in this direcory is as follows :
[root@v3 bin]# ll /usr/local/mysql/lib/mysql/
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 12376 2008-03-29 20:18 libdbug.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 48896 2008-03-29 20:18 libheap.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 369964 2008-03-29 20:18 libmyisam.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 27578 2008-03-29 20:18 libmyisammrg.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 641264 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysqlclient.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root mysql 875 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysqlclient.la
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysqlclient.so ->
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysqlclient.so.15 ->
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root mysql 530840 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 289666 2008-03-29 20:18 libmystrings.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 315422 2008-03-29 20:18 libmysys.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 7582 2008-03-29 20:18 libvio.a
-rw-r--r-- 1 root mysql 89036 2008-03-29 20:18 libz.a
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root mysql 761 2008-03-29 20:18 libz.la
can some one help me out why i am getting this Premission denied error
Thanks a million!!
>> We work around it but is the BIOS not the culprit in such cases? I am
>> not saying that GNU won't load on these machines.
> GNU will not load on *any* machine - you need a kernel for that
As a matter of fact, GNU *does* load, and I happen to use a couple of
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
-- Arthur Ashe
Till Kubuntu 7.04, multimedia support for audio and video was added post
installation by simply installing the package 'libxine-extracodecs' and
Now in Kubuntu 7.10 gutsy, the package libxine-extracodecs is no longer
present. The website
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/GutsyGibbon/RC/Kubuntumentions a package
called 'kubuntu-restricted-extras' to be installed for
multimedia support. I had already installed 'libdvdcss' and 'w32codecs' but
Kaffeine would not play avi and mp4 files. VLC player was playing these
files but I could not control brightness and contrast in VLC. After
installing the package 'kubuntu-restricted-extras' via apt, I am able to
play these files in Kaffeine too.
For bluetooth in Kubuntu 7.10, nothing has to be installed. simply run 'sudo
/etc/init.d/bluetooth start' and it will start the service and place the
bluetooth icon in the system tray. The bluetooth adapter was the 'Enter' one
which I had bought recently. I tried a nokia N82 phone. I double-clicked on
the bluetooth icon in the taskbar and Konqueror opened up with an icon of a
wired telephone handset and n82 as its label. To enter this I had to set a
password in the mobile and in the popup window on computer. Then on clicking
'OBEX File Transfer' I got 2 folders C and E. C was the mobile's memory and
E was the external 2 GB memory. Every time I tried to enter a folder, the
phone would ask whether to accept the connection or not. To eliminate that,
the computer was 'authorised' in the phone's settings. Connection speed is
45 to 50 Kbytes/sec only but this may be a limitation of the phone's
hardware. I haven't tried it in windows.
this is not really directly related to accessibility but perhaps may
be a problem as such.
I have a machine with intel core2 duo (sentrino ) t5500 processor with
1.6 ghz/2 specification.
is this a genuan 64 bit processor?
should I use ubuntu 64 bit with all t5500 core2 processors for optimul
Free software in schools. Download this from here
>From Farida Umrani <mailtofarida(a)gmail.com>
I am working with Prof. Sridhar Iyer at Dept of Computer Science, IIT
Bombay on content development for school computer science based on
Edubuntu . We will have the content for elementary class ready in
2008. I am sending you a draft of a textbook for class I (the file is
bulky; hence split and send in two mails). [DOWNLOAD FROM URL ABOVE]
At present, I am implementing this curriculum in one of the pilot
schools. We have included Scratch as a programming language for
students in Grade 3 & 4. Currently we are focusing on elementary
classes and plan to scale it up in the next academic year.
We are facing difficulties in getting the teachers familiar with open
source. Most schools do not have a system administrator or even a
regular Internet connection to get the regular updates and prefer an
installable CD that gives them everything. But to a windows user, this
does not appear intuitive and hence they are put off by it. I wanted
to know about your experience with Goa schools? I have read that GCSP
trained engineering students and teachers. Did these students help the
local schools? We announced a training program for school teachers,
but got poor response and therefore deferred it. Did you face similar
problems? How did you deal with them?
I myself have a Psychology background... and it has taken me several
hours of work and reading up the forums to understand the installation
and getting all the dependencies right. However, what is encouraging
is that students have received the open source applications very well.
I hope to learn from your experience at Goa.
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http://fn.goa-india.org | fred(a)bytesforall.org
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