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    Re: Is it okay to PM someone for help?

    If you're sure the person doesn't mind and can help, i don't see why not.
    Just make sure you post about the problem on a thread.
  2. Thread: Worst mistake

    by roelforg
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    Re: Worst mistake

    You know, i've had a similar thing:
    Two of my systems have onboard cards that don't work too well with the tty-videodriver, as i install ubuntu server and go from there... You'll get where this is...
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    Re: Anyone know some old, exotic WMs?

    Yeah, but then you don't have a WM (which is the point here).

    I totally agree with you though.
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    Re: Anyone know some old, exotic WMs?

    Nah, just do without one!
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    [SOLVED] Re: killall resistant program

    This little oneliner will kill only the first firefox process:


    ps ax | grep firefox | sed -n '1p' | grep -v grep | cut -f1 -d" " | xargs kill -9
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    Re: Unity June screenshots

    My guess? None.

    No title bars, close buttons or anything.
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    [SOLVED] Re: command to list hardware

    sudo lshw >~/hw.txt

    it'll take a while, just wait for the prompt to come back.
    The info is now in ~/hw.txt
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    [ubuntu] Re: avconv AAC->MP3 audio files don't seek

    I can advise doing


    sudo apt-get build-deb ffmpeg

    to get the dependencies.

    though
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    Re: How to read in CSV with C++?

    The way i did it, just have it push the values directly to the result vector instead of through the tmp vector.
    I did it that way because csv's tend to be layed out like this:
    ...
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    Re: Unity June screenshots

    I like it how you adjusted the sizes of the wallpapers to match your resolutions so that it's a continuous picture.

    Have this: :KS
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    Re: Is this right 'tower' for my Mother?

    I've worked my way around those ATI kinks, it takes a few houres of setting up (well, that's how long it takes when you don't know the quirks, but there are enough here that do, me included (i've...
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    Re: Anyone know some old, exotic WMs?

    LOL, I actually used mwm... In 2010-2011 for a few months as only wm.
  13. Thread: Failed HDD

    by roelforg
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    [ubuntu] Re: Failed HDD

    Wait, you never mentioned the beeps...
    Take note of the pattern and look it up, i bet they're POST-error codes.
    Power On Self Test (POST) is a test that the motherboard firmware does to check for...
  14. Re: What excuse do you get when people say they want to go back to Windows

    Human nature 101:
    Humans are lazy. Humans might seem to do things for others, but in reality, all the do is to help themselves, whether they like/notice/know/want it or not.

    That is why we...
  15. Re: Linus Torvalds shares Millennium Technology Prize

    Yup, good 'ol humble linus again.
    That man'll never change and i don't think i'd want him to.
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    Re: Virtual Machine recommendations

    Guess how i got most of my systems...
    Free from friends and family, swap out a part if it's broken, spend a few hours custom building an ubuntu setup (manually selecting what stuff i do and don't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: avconv AAC->MP3 audio files don't seek

    Try using ffmpeg itself instead of avconv, they seem to produce different results on my systems (ffmpeg's files were of better quality).
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    [kubuntu] Re: Freezing firefox

    Check your swap and your ram.
    There might be a lack of size in either or bad ram.
    My 256mb ram systems would go swapping so bad when using google images that i had to pull the ethernet cable to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: harddrive error, drive full

    Open the filemanager and click on the eject button next to your hdd (it'll unmount the hdd and nothing else).
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    [SOLVED] Re: harddrive error, drive full

    The link i posted tells you a lot, googling well tell you even more.
    I don't know the exact situation.

    Stuff might go wrong for the weirest and unnoticed reasons (see my tale about the partition...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is it really impossible to block port 0?

    It's not an actual port.
    It's a psuedo port that allows a server to bind to it and it will be assigned a random port >1023. It's easier then to try to avoid every port known to man to be in use....
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    [SOLVED] Re: harddrive error, drive full

    Yes, you might have to install the programs you need for testing and that can't be done on a full hdd.
    It's a bad idea to run fsck on a mounted drive anyways.

    The system might stop booting if it...
  23. Thread: Failed HDD

    by roelforg
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    [ubuntu] Re: Failed HDD

    Check if the paths were ok (the /dev/sdX i gave were examples)
    Does the drive make any sound or signs of life?
    Did dd output anything, anything at all?
    Make sure that the if= param is the whole...
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    Re: Anyone know some old, exotic WMs?

    mwm (pkg: motif-clients)

    I actually lived using it for a few months, wasn't that bad at all.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Configuring fstab properly

    I modded your fstab, though you'll need to run sudo blkid yourself and fill in the uuid of the wd. Also, don't use spaces in the paths when you mount from fstab. You'll need to run


    sudo mkdir...
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