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Barcode and RFID in linux box

I recently was started a project with barcode and rfid technology, any contributed is welcome, existing packages, firmwares reviews for hardware such as printer, scanner and all barcode hardware, main purposes are develop a type gnu platform for barcode solution and multiplatform like linux, unix, mac,etc..

Barcode identity was using in past century and come great benefits for company's an personal use.

thanks!

- eil - 2006, April 10 - 7:15pm.

Debian 2.6.15-1-k7 kernel boot problems

I am having problems after going from 2.6.12-1-k7 to 2.5.15-1-k7
kernels in Debian. I get down to where it's running scripts and it
fails. Not sure why it is doing this now being 2.6.12 worked
perfect.

The errors I am having are:
FATAL: Module unknown not found.
mount: Mounting /dev/sda2 on /root failed: No such device
Begin: Running /scripts/log-bottom ...
Done.
Done.
Begin: Runing /scripts/init-bottom ...
mount: Mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file
or directory
Done.
mount: Mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: Mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or

Ahnilated - 2006, February 28 - 1:57pm.

Drivers for older hardware

I teach computer repair class at a high school and have almost no experience in Linux. My students have been assembling computers from used parts to give to students who do not have a computer at home to use for school work. We are using Linux and Open Office because we don't have Windows OS software that we can put on these computers. The problem has been that with these old parts (Pentium II vintage CPU and cards) we have not yet been able to find drivers for the video or audio cards we have that are Linux compatible. Does anyone know where we can download them?

KC CAD Guy - 2006, February 22 - 10:06am.

Edit iptables in Debian 3.1

I am a newbie on linux. Can anybody help me edit an iptable on an existing server so I could add another subnet to be able to access the server via the Web. Please include a detailed step by step instruction as I am still uncomfortable using Debian linux. Do I need to login as root to be able to do this?

Thanks a lot

Marlon

marl - - 2006, February 14 - 1:17pm.

New to Linux..

Over the weekend I came across an Intel p4 1.8 ghz chip mounted on a used motherboard I wasn't familiar with, I tested it and everything checked out ok. So I decided to purchase the used board and chip combo for $100. I spent another hundred on a power supply, box, and other miscellaneous items. The rest was put together with recycled computer parts from the computer grave yard in my garage. Then it was time to load an OS. As I was about to place my, uh hem, legal copy of XP into the CD rom, I thought, hmm, lets try something different, so I brought out Red Hat Linux 9.0 that I acquired some time ago. I was really impressed on how easy the set up install was, and I suppose most of the credit is due to the Red Hat graphical interface.

epdsn - 2006, January 30 - 3:35pm.

A response to Linux for Dummies

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I am 47 years old and have been a casual computer user for the last 12 years. I have no formal education in information technology but I read and search the internet. I have been playing around with Linux since a distant cousin by marriage mentioned it when Red Hat was still version 6.0. I do have a Masters Degree but everything I know about Linux is from playing with it and reading. One of my parallel interests has been in building and maintaining my own PCs and I've done that for years as well. As a result my hardware has not always been mainstream and I often have a mixture of cutting edge and dinosaur components (well, at least near cutting edge). That mixture has given me more than a few problems with Linux installations. However, I have been successful with and enjoyed Suse and Mepis. I have also used Vector and Slax but they both choke on SATA mixed with SCSI. My interest has recently grown to include working with amateur video (I am the amateur of record). I want to be able to use LIVES and eventually learn to use Cinelerra. LIVES, however, is apparently not easy to install on a Debian based system. I have not been able to get it to install on my Mepis system. The average PC user will not find managing the dependencies of wanted software easy, though in this case it was not very hard. Compared to Windows installations however it is an onorous chore and one that requires some level of confidence. Beyond that, once the actual installation is underway, I get an error message concerning a conflict with a needed program. I will not go back to using Windows, but this is an example of the frustrations the average and even above average PC user encounters with Linux. Windows 3d party installations are nearly stupid proof and problems are rare in my rather extensive experience. Unless one is pretty knowledgeable about Linux, software installation is not so simple. Of course, with Debian based systems you can use apt-get but what about for software that is not available in Debian's treasure chest? Same with Suse. And Slackware and Fedora have been nasty to install on many of the machines I have used. With Windows, installing the OS is only slightly harder (though more time intensive) than installing other software on the Windows PC. And Win2k and XP are actually good products, though overpriced and under the control of a paranoid, megamaniacal bullying virtual monopoly. Suse, by the way, has available a demo version of some great video editing software (I can't call the name right now) but the non-demo version is $199 and I'm betting that LIVES and Cinelerra will more than meet my needs for free.

warbirdsdreamer - 2005, December 29 - 8:25pm.

Linux for Dummies

I've been using Linux for about 6 years now and have found myself running into a regular problem when evangelizing Linux to co-workers and friends: I can't relate to the problems they suggest they've run into when trying Linux. I can't tell if they're just use to using Windoze and find themselves comparing Linux to it so when something doesn't work precisely as it may in Windoze, they think it must be broken. Is it that or is Linux really that difficult for the common PC user? If this the latter is true then I'm apparently not the common PC user because I have no more problems with Linux than I ever had with Windoze (infact once my Linux box was set up I can definitely report having many less problems!!).

Bob B. - 2005, May 30 - 7:47am.

Welcome to Linux Resources

Hi and welcome to Linux Resources.

Linux Resources is a site put together by the publisher of the monthly magazines Linux Journal and TUX, and the popular e-zines IT Garage and Linux Gazette. SSC Publishing is most commonly referred to as the leading Linux, UNIX, and Open Source authority, publishing reference materials in these fields since 1983. Because of these years of experience, we truly have become the Linux experts. It's our goal to pass that expertise on to you. Whether you're new to Linux or a long time Linux enthusiast, Linux Resources will quickly become your go-to destination for everything Linux.

admin - 2005, May 30 - 5:25am.
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