Hello, We were in contact in november because I was conatcting you for support and cooperation concerning our offices in the Infoladen at the Kulturfabrik. The good news is that everything is running now on LINUX Kubuntu, so we banned Microsoft already out of our offices with little means (because I don't know too much about Linux,...) As asked in your mail you can voluntarily publish this success story in your homepage. The bad news is that we also have server that is running on Debian and because of problems with the electricity it unsmoothly break down several times and now it shows a lot of errors and is not accessible anymore through the network... So we wanted to ask if you know somebody that could help us fixing this problem and even switch the file server to ubuntu instead of Debian and maybe also install the printer? We would also like to organize workshop for people to give them the possibility to learn how to use LINUX. Also we would like to have a dossier about LINUX and Open Source in teh Infoladen, would you have material about this? Do you have members that would have the time and motivation for such a cooperation? We can offer some things in exchange, but unfortunately not too much money,2 because we don't have too much budget... Here some ideas what we could offer: -you could use the Infoladen as room for your activities and for workshops -we would send to some of your members or/and the organisation our magazine: www.queesch.lu -you could publish "advertissments" in this magazine -we could exchange through the local exchange trade system: www.tauschkrees.lu -we can help you with logistical and material help when you organize some meetings, fairs, info stand,... for example with our big van to transport things -..... sorry for this long mail We would be really thankful if we could get your help, we really need to get this server running and than want to develop the competencies that we have people to take care of it ourselves. best greetings Gary
People interested in helping: <?plugin OldStyleTable | Who | When | specialties | | pst | not before end March | ubuntu,security | | AlexLoes | immediately | kubuntu, install | | AlainKnaff | end of March / beginning of April / end of May | LLL | ?>
- Summary* (by AL)
I phoned Gary and made an appointment on Saturday, 17 to help them with their problem with their HD. He explains that another application turns on the computer and therefore, it needs to turn as fast as possible again.
I proposed the lll distri to be installed by Alain and me on march 24, but to be confirmed.
Yesterday, Alain and me went to Infoladen to install the lll system on the server. While he installed the server, I did an update of the clients (kubuntu). Unfortunately, the updates took too much time, so we have to return. Probably, I'll return an Friday to do the rest of the config. Alain will configure the server remotely.
I was there to finish the Installation. The server now runs the lll system, the clients run Kubuntu. The home of the clients is on the server (NFS with NIS).
Now the clients run Kubuntu 7.04. Only the old machine run 6.06. On all machines, the root account is active. Automatix should be installed.
Automatix is installed on the 2 newer machines. A new printer is added to the network, being locally connected to the server. Problem with a scanner, but not important. Could be fixed in future. On every machine, a local user called gary2 exists to avoid problems using sudo (also in group sudo).