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    [SOLVED] Re: "Paste" What command does it run?

    You are right enough in saying that gksudo launches the password entry dialog box, trouble is, it won't run the command that follows it. I have tried backticks, pipes, double ampersands,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: "Paste" What command does it run?

    I'll try that mcduck. In the meantime 'Rename as Root' was a piece of cake:


    sudo mv %f `zenity --entry`

    Only tested on Ubuntu so far, but it looks good. Obviously you need 'zenity'...
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    [SOLVED] Re: "Paste" What command does it run?

    I never fail to be amazed at how unobservant (read - dumb) I can be. The reason it wouldn't work in Ubuntu and Manjaro was purely down to typos, but it took me hours to see them! On one I had...
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    [SOLVED] Re: "Paste" What command does it run?

    Thanks for those replies people I would have replied earlier, but I got no notifications of the responses, sorry, don't know why.

    Anyway as it happens the replies weren't needed as I managed to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: "Paste" What command does it run?

    OK, thanks for that mcduck - that probably explains why I can't find an answer myself then.
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    [SOLVED] "Paste" What command does it run?

    I am using Thunar on xubuntu, but it makes no difference, every filemanager on every distro has an entry in the context menu called 'Paste'. Now I am fully aware of what it does, but I would like to...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Thought you might like to know, after adjusting grub as per my last post I went away for a while. As soon as I booted on my return, the boot failed with the same error as detailed in the opening...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    I just may have solved this - although I don't really have enough time to test it thoroughly right now.

    The clue came from the fact that when I switched to using Mint's grub on the mbr, Ubuntu...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Thank you both for the replies.

    I will be away from my computer for a while, so I don't have time to mess with things right now, maybe later, although I have to say that I have reverted to using...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Wow, you never need be bored if you own a Linux computer!

    I have tried both of Bashing-om's suggestions now, the grub reinstall and disabling the 30_os-prober for the other 2 installed distros and...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    I decided to give Bahing-om's grub reinstall a try to see if I could get back to using Xubuntu's grub. I ran into a problem because attempting to use this method resulted in apt wanting to remove 17...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    That is interesting and easy to accomplish, although I have to say I don't quite understand how that would make a difference, but hey, anything is worth a try, and there is plenty I don't understand,...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    I will see how I get on using the Mint grub first, if that is successful I will have a go at a complete reinstall of grub on Xubuntu as you suggest.

    So far I have done 4 cold boots using the Mint...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Well my last throw of the dice (for today) is to mess with grub. If it isn't hardware and it isn't kernel and it affects booting, then grub is a logical place to look. I started by reinstalling...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    As expected the results of the smartctl long test for sda9 were absolutely normal, overall pass, every parameter way, way above the threshold value, no problem at all. Gparted, fsck and badblocks all...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Hello Jim, thanks for the reply.

    Yes it is always sda9 that is the problem, but then again sda9 is the root partition for Xubuntu so it can't find its own root.

    I have done several tests on...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Well that took even less time than the previous test.

    First cold boot - normal.
    Second cold boot (30 mins later) - /dev/sda9 does not exist
    Third cold boot (immediately after the second) -...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Already done long before I started this thread my friend - every single log file in /var/log has been read through, the only results of any relevance at all are those given in my opening post.
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Actually it didn't take too long to find out the answer, the very next cold boot the error returned.

    Thanks anyway, I realise what an obscure piece of nonsense this is, almost impossible to...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    Thanks very much for the suggestion Bashing-om, I have rebuilt the initramfs for both installed kernels as you suggested and will let you know if it makes a difference. However, given that this error...
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    [xubuntu] Xubuntu Trusty Cold Boot Failure

    I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on a Fujitsu Lifebook laptop. I installed it when trusty was first released, and all was well, but lately I get a failure to boot nearly every time I do a cold boot. It...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Minimised Windows cause large cpu load

    Ok found the cause. I had been trialling a program called 'Synapse' which does a similar job to the Unity dash, and does it very well incidentally. When I removed this program the cpu race stopped. ...
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    [SOLVED] Minimised Windows cause large cpu load

    I have had this problem for several days now, I haven't seen anyone else reporting it, and I haven't been able to solve it.

    Ubuntu Unity 12.04 LTS fully updated. Runs perfectly all the time -...
  24. Poll: Re: Smart Scopes: Good or bad or just plain horrible

    Has somebody been using my username - I'll sue;)

    Seriously though I have been using Mint for many years and still do, but to me they have made wrong decisions as well (remember what I posted...
  25. Poll: Re: Smart Scopes: Good or bad or just plain horrible

    A surprising feature of this thread is that (to date) it has been available for 5 days and yet only 15 people can be bothered to vote on what I consider to be such an important issue. I am used to my...
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