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    [ubuntu] NEC monitors not detected by 12.04

    I've been running Ubuntu 12.04 since its release on a self-built desktop pc without any problems. My dual monitors were recognised and easily configured for an extended desktop. That pc is out of...
  2. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    It does indeed! Thanks so much rrgmitchell for this information, link and guidance. Dropbox up and running again at last! And for the record, I am running on an ancient pc, self-built with an old...
  3. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    OK, done that, and out comes that familiar code:


    nick@Bluewaters:~$ /home/nick/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "dropbox/callbacks.py", line 92, in run_handlers...
  4. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    Sorry - should have added that having pasted, I replaced my actual user name for "your_username". Apologies for the confusion.
  5. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    Did that - copied and pasted to make sure I didn't make a typo. Exit happened immediately.
    "pgrep dropbox" produced an immediate return to the terminal prompt:

    nick@Bluewaters:~$ pgrep dropbox...
  6. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    OK. Thanks.


    nick@Bluewaters:~$ which dropbox
    /usr/bin/dropbox
    nick@Bluewaters:~$ ls /usr/share/applications | grep dropbox
    dropbox.desktop
    nick@Bluewaters:~$

    Results from "ls -a"...
  7. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    OK, back to this problem having been away from home over Christmas. Thanks for the further comments in the interim. Sadly I'm little further forward. I've done an update, which included dropbox, and...
  8. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox code

    "Check with System Monitor."
    Feeling very ignorant here; how exactly do I do that?

    "Until then, why not just get Dropbox running and not worry about the icon?"
    That's exactly what I want to...
  9. Thread: Dropbox code

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    [SOLVED] Re: Dropbox again - please help with this code

    Thanks for this prompt response, but sadly I'm no further forward. I successfully removed the previous installation, downloaded the package for 32bit Ubuntu from the link you posted and installed it...
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    [SOLVED] Dropbox code

    Running 12.04LTS with classic gnome desktop, the Dropbox icon had disappeared from the top panel one morning when I booted up. Dropbox is still showing in the Applications menu, but nothing happens...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sensors detected

    Useful information and advice - many thanks. I've upgraded the psu a couple of times, so I expect that's still good. In the slightly longer run I intend to built an up-to date machine!
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    [ubuntu] Re: No sensors detected

    Thanks for chipping in. I can't be sure whether the overheating is happening in Ubuntu, because I've no way of monitoring it! That's why I tried lm-sensors, but, as I say in my post, I don't seem to...
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    [ubuntu] No sensors detected

    I'd be very grateful for advice concerning possible cpu overheating issues and Ubuntu's monitoring capabilities.



    I'm dual booting to Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP sp3 on an old self-built...
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    Thanks! (but a possible issue ...)

    Thanks, coffeecat, all sorted now. Obviously I've had to make a new post as the original is associated with my "new"-now-aborted account. But just for info, I definitely did click on the logout...
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    Re: Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs

    Having successfully completed a first backup set, I've been playing around a bit and found something I don't fully understand. When I open the mounted NAS share (it's actually an external usb drive...
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    Re: Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs

    Can't thank you enough for this clear, easy to follow tutorial. I've been struggling for weeks to get a NAS box permanently mounted so I can run automated backups, and after reading dozens of threads...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Paths, paths, paths ...

    Yes, that works.


    No, that doesn't.


    Pass. I was somewhat baffled by the smbclient man page. Need to go back to it.


    No, it's the usb drive attached that's Lacie branded. The box it's...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Paths, paths, paths ...

    Thanks for pitching in.



    I assume it's a Windows method, as it appears on the LAN as a Windows network item, and the manual for the router seems to imply it's only set up for Windows 7. It's...
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    [ubuntu] Paths, paths, paths ...

    Feel such a dummy, but I just can't get this right:

    I've set up an external usb drive on my neufbox router and enabled file sharing, so that it behaves like a NAS.
    I'm wanting to set up a backup...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Morphing usb stick - any chance of rescue?

    Yep, I've even tried the HP formatter, with no success. It just produces an error message: "unable to format drive" or something similar.



    I've come to the same conclusion. When I'm next in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Morphing usb stick - any chance of rescue?

    Thanks. Yes, I'd figured it should run with sudo, but still no joy. I have made some further progress though, following suggestions on other threads, and at least the drive is still being seen by...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Morphing usb stick - any chance of rescue?

    Thanks for the suggestion but running that code hasn't changed anything: Gparted shows exactly the same as before - a drive "sdi" with 300Mb unallocated space. I'm worried that if I format it now it...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Running Ubuntu on Viewpad 10pro. Extremely desperate for any help / advice

    I'm just wondering whether you might be able to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine inside Windows 7. I've been pleasantly surprised how easy it was to get VirtualBox set up on an Ubuntu host and run XP...
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    [ubuntu] Morphing usb stick - any chance of rescue?

    The story so far, in brief and as far as I remember it:

    Brand new Verbatim 4gb NX216 usb stick.
    Straight from shop to Humax Foxsat-HDR and used to copy two video recordings.
    NX216 travels to...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Where to start troubleshooting test website on localhost

    That's helpful. I hear what you're saying. Still waiting to hear back from the guy who wrote the code!
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