[ubuntu-za] Thanks for a great group!
whitfield at federalsaints.net
Tue Dec 1 12:12:27 GMT 2009
Sorry I've been "MIA" for a while. All phone lines stolen in my area and
had to convert to whole new wireless system. (Welcome to Africa!!)
First of all it was great to attend the Launch Party in Pretoria and
meet the people - thanks for making me welcome.
Secondly I must congratulate the group on a well run and supported
Forum. In the past year as I transitioned from M$ to Linux I joined
several overseas groups to get help and support. Almost without
exception I was treated with disrespect, given answers that made as much
sense as 'Double-Dutch', treated as a total idiot and even "flamed" for
asking for clarification!!
This group however has treated me very well, welcomed me aboard, treated
me well and answered my questions with good intelligent feed-back that
is understandable to a "noob". To those who replied to me - very many
thanks! And I see I'm not alone in this. Well done - this is how such a
group should be operated!! You have a committed new member.
So that said can anyone help me with the following?
1) - I have re-installed (clean install) both my two computers to
Kubuntu 9.10 (and like it). But as with 9.04 the two machines 'see' each
other when I look in Dolphin>Network>Network, but there is no sharing
set-up. I tried to do this with properties>permissions but get the error
"not supported with protocol network". Last time with 9.04 Andrew set it
up for me but he was in a hurry so I wasn't able to learn how! Can
anyone give me details please or point me to a tutorial?
2) I have developed a Database using OO Base which is working well and
very important to me. However I'm very unhappy about the performance of
the DB backend. VERY slow to open, no record save on record exit and you
have a two step method to exit and save which takes a couple of mins to
do. With crashes and powercuts I've lost a lot of data!! It was
suggested to me that I change the backend to MySQL. I found and loaded
the OO extension for this, installed MySQL and the test Database but can
not get the system to connect. I think it is something to do with socket
settings. Has anyone done this who could assist. I'm also interested to
know how I get my existing DB and the forms and quires across to MySQL.
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