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[#] Thu Jan 28 2010 23:59:56 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Filesystem labels are definitely more reliable, and should be used if you're looking to mount a filesystem regardless of its location.

But in this case I'm not looking for a filesystem; I'm looking for a disk volume. The server is acting as a fibre channel to iSCSI bridge, and it's responsible for passing those LUN's through regardless of what filesystems are on it.

[#] Sun Feb 14 2010 21:55:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Not that this is the first thing on everyone's minds right now, but in case anyone is looking for an easy answer to the question "What's a good webcam that works with Linux?" ... I picked up a couple of Logitech C200 cams at Target this weekend for $20 each. They work flawlessly with Linux, have built-in microphones (which appear as USB audio devices) and have a nice good picture quality, even in low light conditions.

I got to videoconference with my kids tonight from a hundred miles away.
When they come home they'll be able to videoconference with their grandmother (at whose home they are visiting this week). It's pretty cool. Yeah, I'm probably the last person on the planet to get on this particular bandwagom, but better late than never. :)

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 11:46:59 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I'm probably the last person on the planet to get on this particular bandwagom, but better late than never. :)

No you're not. I'm still not remotely interested in having a camera on my computer.



[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 11:59:19 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's a little more desirable if you have distant friends and family.

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 12:04:22 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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*installs a remote interesting camera on davew's computer*

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 18:16:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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We're going to make davew more interesting, remotely?

[#] Tue Feb 16 2010 22:00:29 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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This is exactly why I keep a piece of black tape over the webcam on my
computer.

[#] Wed Feb 17 2010 00:00:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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You don't have the LED that lights when the camera is activated?

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 00:50:13 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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I do, but by the time the green light comes on it's already too late.

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 09:55:45 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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They're coming to get me, but I can't get in front of it.

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 13:50:53 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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Does anyone know of anything that behaves like an expect/send script engine but for websites?

Bit of back ground.

Back in the old days we all had dial up and we used to create expect/send scripts to get the link up, remember?

I remember there being a programme that did the same thing but it operated directly on standard in and out. I'm sure it was called expect. If one had something that needed automating one could write a script and expect would do all the stuff for you.

What I want is a programme like that but it understands http and html. I want to write a script that will connect to the website I tell it, log in with the credentials I give it, retrieve some form, fill in the form with some data, submit it and log out. It needs to understand cookies and such security tokens. It does not need https at this time but it might in the future.

Oh yeh and I want to be able to run this from a cron job.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

 



[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 16:01:22 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I know of nothing myself, but there must be automated test systems that do exactly that.

[#] Thu Feb 18 2010 16:13:41 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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dave, yes it is expect for stdin/out.

there is for example elza for http/html

you also can use the selenium ide to automate firefox.



[#] Fri Feb 19 2010 12:11:38 EST from davew @ Uncensored

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Got a link to elza then? I'm stuggling to find anything.



[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 00:45:35 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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So I've "upgraded" to the latest version of Ubuntu 9.20 (karmic) and I am having nothing but troubles.  Flash doesn't work properly, random crashes of Firefox, random crashes of X, kernel panics....you name it.  Any one else having fun stuff like that happen?  It's not hardware.  I've tested that and WIndows still runs perfectly or as perfectly as Winows ever gets.



[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 02:20:53 EST from cellofellow @ Uncensored

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Well, I don't know about Ubuntu 9.20, never tried that. I was unaware that there were 20 months in 2009...

But, seriously, Ubuntu 9.10 has been good to me. I'm sorry to hear it's not working well for you. I know that Karmic came with a fresh new version of the Linux kernel with lots of new goodies that unfortunately broke some stuff. Firefox has always been a bit buggy and slow, that's just the nature of the beast. Flash too, though I've had no trouble installing it with the flashplugin-installer package. Chromium, though still a beta app really, has been faster and mostly less buggy than Firefox for me. Random X crashes are likely a video driver problem, which if it's a proprietary driver, Ubuntu's attitude is (rightly) "not our problem", simply because they can't do anything about it. Although, recently I've had some issues with Linux kernel-mode graphics and X both not working on an old Intel video card, with open source drivers too. Kernel panics are normally caused by buggy drivers too. My wifi card (several years ago, back in the days of Ubuntu Gutsy) used to cause kernel panics when attempting to connect to secured networks. Solution was to use ndiswrapper, until the Intrepid release when they finally got some working Linux-native drivers for my pos rtl8185 card.

Probably best course of action is to try one of the forums and address individual problems. Or, you could try the distro-hopping thing. See if Fedora, or Mandriva, or Debian, or Arch give you the same problems. They may, they may not. They may have other problems. Generally I don't distro hop, and instead just fix the problem on whatever distro I happen to be on (mostly Ubuntu). It's not like they're that different, after all. Just different choices of software and releases of software, and some generally minor differences in the configuration. The real differences in the distros is the custom configuration tools and the like, which actually Ubuntu has very few of compared to Fedora, Mandriva, or SUSE.

Anyway, hope this helps.

-Josh



[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 09:44:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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upgrading to 9.10 caused me problems too.
flash has the problem of being 32 bit and your os is probably 64 bit.
There's a shim that allows it to work, there's articles on how to fix it.

[#] Thu Feb 25 2010 12:07:07 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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nAH....I have 64 bit machine, but I have never been able to get a 64 bit distro to work adequately.  So I stick to the the 32 bit distros.  I find it hard to believe it the video driver, as Ubuntu stays well behind the bleeding edge.  The repository only has version 185 of the Nvidia drivers..the current version from Nvidia is 190.  I'm am going to install the latest one manually and see if that helps at all.



[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 06:41:28 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Suicide Linux:

http://qntm.org/suicide



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