Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present in studio, with Hillary Rumball joining us via Skype Video.
Viewer Question: I can't login to the Category5.TV chat room, and it says I have to login with Auth mode. What can I do?
Getting help from the Freenode NickServ bot.
Viewer Question: When I run Windows XP in a VirtualBox session, do I have to run antivirus?
Viewer Comment: I'm glad you're enjoying your Pogoplug, Eric!
Eric's thoughts about the Pogoplug, and how easy it was to setup.
Viewer Question: I'd like to build an Ubuntu 10.10 system to run some virtual machines under VirtualBox. Do you have any recommendations for motherboards?
Viewer Question: There is a program called Echolink. Any help?
Viewer Comment: wine is required for Echolink.
Viewer Comment: I have an i7 920, and virtual machines work very well.
Viewer Comment: The Core i3 or i5 are okay for basic virtualization, but the i7 would be best for heavier virtualization.
Viewer Question: I can't seem to play any videos on Ubuntu. They have sound, but no video. Can you help?
Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras using Synaptic Package Manager.
Robbie shows how he can access Backstage Pass with an iPod Touch using a VNC connection.
Viewer Question: I have a Fog Project system setup, and moved my installation from CentOS to ubuntu 10.04, and everything seemed okay until I wanted to add computers to the database, and then I get "Failed to create host". I think I lost write access to the database when I moved things over. Any idea what how to tell the permissions on the database?
Viewer Question: Is there a software RAID program that works on Windows 7 and Ubuntu?
Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
Viewer Comment: Congratulations on the new web site! I wish you all a happy new year!
Feature: Using Synergy to share a single keyboard and mouse with multiple computers.
Downloading and installing Synergy as a server to your Windows machine to share its keyboard and mouse with a Linux computer.
Finding the hostname of your computer.
Configuring Synergy to share your keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.
Setting up the positions of your computers with Synergy.
Obtaining and installing Synergy for your Linux system (demonstrated on Ubuntu Linux).
Obtaining the IP address of your Windows machine from Linux.
Connecting your Linux computer (client) to your Windows computer (server) with Synergy.
Copying and pasting text from one computer to another using Synergy.
Viewer Question: Does Synergy work with FreeBSD or FreeNAS?
Viewer Question: Can Synergy handle DirectX (etc) for gaming? What is the latency?
Locking your mouse to one computer's screen when using Synergy to allow for gaming.
Viewer Question: Can you use Synergy to connect to a computer in another room?
How Synergy can help with productivity.
Using Synergy to share tasks across multiple computers.
Viewer Question: When I boot my Ubuntu system, it says it cannot detect my graphic settings. How do I fix this?
I can't find the information about the Pogoplug.
Win a Pogoplug.
Robbie reveals a new device that could really step up the quality of Category5.TV.