[ubuntu-za] Thanks for a great group!

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 12:20:55 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Ian Whitfield
<whitfield at federalsaints.net> wrote:
> Hi all
> 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?
Hi Ian, check this out:

> 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.
The default install of MySQL only allows localhost connections.
Open the config file for MySQL and enable connections from any host.

> Thanks Guys
> Ian Whitfield.
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