[ubuntu-uk] NetBook issue #2

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Fri Jan 14 15:35:19 UTC 2011

Hi again ....  Back to this conference.  It was at the High Leyes
conference centre.  They offered wi-fi which gave a good signal.
Unfortunately it was one of these annoying systems that presents as a
domain (  You can't do anything on it until it has
presented it's homepage and you have said yea to the conditions.  I
managed to get to that screen a couple of times, but after that, Ubuntu
claimed that it would not handle this wi-fi feed because it does not
handle domains.  It seems to be a security issue.  

I got it to work on my (less secure) pocket pc with Windows mobile five
and that turned out to be faily useless, as the wi-fi server would not
allow an iMap feedthrough.  I was able to use webmail on the
conference-centre's own PC, but only for one provider.  My most used
server is the crosswire one and that is strictly iMap only with no

I don't suppose there is a workaround for this problem?  I ended up
using my Broadband dongle until I ran out of payg credit ....  But
that's another story.

Regards,		Barry Drake.
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