Just wondering...

Kahai

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okay. I purchased A DebIan Linux distro from a site, and only paid ($8 with shipping) this was a i386 Linux install DVD set with 3 dvd's.

i then had a friend ask me to buy them one too. They said that they had a AMD 64 something. lol so i order them that version of DebIan. and then they get it and they find out they dont have a 64-bit processor lol so they have my i386 DVD's atm.

which isnt a problem for me, i have ubuntu. lol

however this is what i was wondering, i purchased this processor with my barebones that my mother/brother are using at home. AMD Athlon 64 X2 i was thinking, seeing as DebIan comes with the extra DVDs filled with software i would think. Seeing as they say it comes with 20,000 programs lol

Will i be able to install the DebIan amd64 version on my mothers (my old) computer?

and will those disks a have the needed 64bit programs. seeing as i know they are hard to come by. :angry:
 

mqudsi

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You hit the nail on the head there. It doesn't really make a difference what OS we're talking about, be it Windows or Linux: you'll have a hell of a hard time finding x64-based software to run on that OS....

And if you thought software was hard - well, drivers are 10x as bad.

Just stick with i386/i686/x86/32-bit, they run on everything and they're easier to deal with. x64 isn't any faster as it is for a desktop machine....
 

Kahai

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^ okaydokay.

i didnt think so.

its more for servers isnt it?

thank you
 

mqudsi

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Yep. You get a stable setup with the few things you need (Apache, MySQL, and a couple of others) and your set for life :smile:
 

Kahai

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i have been wondering, about something else lol

how would i convert my current machine to be both a useable computer and a server computer. so i can have my own website i guess lol

im not too big on the internet workings yet.

could i have a partition made that would allow that to happen or something? or am i dreaming? lol :smile:
 

Kahai

New Member
^ i have looked into it and i used Synaptic PM to find all the Apache (2) programs and i downloaded/install mostly the items with the ubuntu sign next to them, im thinking that means it will work with ubuntu, and i cant find the programs...

should i just reinstall ubuntu as that server version with lamp. it said i can install the GUI too so thats good
 

mqudsi

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You can do it either way - the second is easier, but requires more work (having to reformat and all).
 

Kahai

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^ for the serverCD

couldnt i just cut up my 146Gb drive into another partition and have it use that?

i do remember my errors with that lol

but maybe now that i have ubuntu actually running it will be easier

also i saw that i have a choice in which desktop i use, GNOME or KDE

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could i possibly have two ubuntu, one normal and one server, and just use the server version more lol

idk im new into this apache and mysql lol but of course i like it so ill teach myself lol

im thinking ill just write write over the whole drive again, it wont hurt, i can get everything back through Synaptic
 

mqudsi

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Yeah, you can do that.

You can install multiple Ubuntu (as many as you like, actually) and use as many or as few of them as you want. I was just thinking that if you wanted your web server to be up all the time and having the full benefit of a desktop operating system, it would be best to install Apache on a standard Ubuntu installation.
 

Kahai

New Member
YAY :smile:

kool beans! thanks

so now i can oepn apache 2 and i get this:

It works!


yay

now i need to learn more lol
 

mqudsi

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There is no end to learning about computers - that's the beauty of it! :smile:

I'm glad you got that bit working.. For just a simple webserver all you have to do now is replace the files in the Apache www directory with your own HTML files - it's that simple.

You can register a free domain name that can be made to auto-update when your IP address changes at dyndns.org
 

Kahai

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^ okaydokay i will try it when i get back

i mainly need it for a forum board, InvisionFree lol so that should work too right?
 

mqudsi

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Yeeah, it should suffice.

Keep in mind it'll be down when you restart your PC :x
 

Kahai

New Member
^ yes i understand that, and it will be down while i am on vista right?

is there a way i can run IE on my ubuntu?

i really only have vista still for all my games and the programs i know i need to run on windows only

it would really help if i could, so then i can do all my school work on ubuntu still with restarting.

also, my machine stays on most of the time, unless i need to reboot or something, like power outage lol :smile:

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You can register a free domain name that can be made to auto-update when your IP address changes at dyndns.org
it errored lol it just doesnt auto-redirect lol i got to the site though thank you :smile:

i downloaded "ddclient" i opened it with the decompressor, and extracted the files. i opened the folder and ran the text based exe named ddclient. is that right?
 
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Sarge

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is there a way i can run IE on my ubuntu?
I heard there is some special version of IE for Linux, but I don't think that is a good idea. Instead of that, you can make Firefox look like IE. How? Go to Tools/Add-ons/Themes/Get Themes and look for IE-like theme, or see if you like any other theme, there are lots :smile:

Regards.
 

Kahai

New Member
^ lol

no i hate IE...

i need the IE for its browser, alot of the pages that my school uses dont run right now FF.

and anything that needs to run activeX

i think i may have read something about FF able to get ActiveX that would be great! I need to do may math on EI only. :frowning: It doesnt run on FF so far, unless i can get active X on it :smile:
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okay my domain name is: http://eternalrest.mine.nu/

people are telling me its not working lol lol

V i dont know the code for striekthrough lol V
~okay so i kind of found the location for th config files for for apache lol
under what location would i be able to put my html file? i looked into ubuntu forums, that place is hectic lol they say not in /etc or in /var? lol~

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okay i found the folder for apache, and so then i would just delete its contents and fill in my own, right?

i dont get to edit anything in that folder, so im guessing thats the wrong one lol :frowning:

so as it will say (or should say): http://eternalrest.mine.nu/apache2-default/

"It works!"

meaning that the file is leaving my computer and going to yours, correct?

so now, it wont let me edit that file at all, and i know where it is now... i cant add folders or do anything in that directory :frowning:

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one final note before i go to bed... I DONT LIKE KDE! :frowning: lol its too much like windows as far as i saw, and everything is meh...

i love GNOME

 
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mqudsi

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Yeah, Gnome > KDE. :grinning: 'nuff said.

You need to CHMOD the apache directory as 775 as root... That'll give you permission to edit the html files in the Apache folder.
 
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