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  1. [ubuntu] Changing the backlight setting on bootable Ubuntu

    I'm working as a computer tech and I have the latest version of Ubuntu (11.04) on my flash drive which I boot from to view files, etc. on customers computers. However, it seems that by default,...
  2. [ubuntu] redirecting raw data file into sound card in ALSA?

    I have an exercise for my class that I'm stumped on:

    Redirect mouse device into a file.

    sudo cat /dev/input/mice > rawmouse.data
    Move the mouse a bit and then type CONTROL-C.

    Note that on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: writing raw data to /dev/dsp

    How can I find/access Ubuntu's ALSA sound system if not /dev/dsp?

    Update:
    Well I've done some more digging, and I've come across a directory which might contain my solution(?): /proc/asound
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: writing raw data to /dev/dsp

    Ah, I see. Well he did mention some alternatives to /dev/dsp:

    These are the most standard device file names, some Linux distributions may use slightly different names.

    /dev/audio
    normally a...
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    [ubuntu] writing raw data to /dev/dsp

    I'm having trouble with a little exercise in my CS class:

    Redirecting mouse device into a file

    sudo cat /dev/input/mice > rawmouse.data
    Move the mouse a bit and then type CONTROL-C.

    Note...
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    [ubuntu] How to write raw data to sound output?

    I'm having trouble with a little exercise in my CS class:

    Redirecting mouse device into a file
    sudo cat /dev/input/mice > rawmouse.data
    Note that on some distro's you'll need to sudo to bypass...
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    [ubuntu] How does tar update work?

    Sorry for the noob question, but I'm confused as to how tar update command (tar -u) works exactly.
    Let's say in my home folder, I create a tar of my Documents directory named Documents.tar. Then...
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    [ubuntu] .bashrc tutorial?

    I want to play around my .bashrc file, but I can't seem to find a general guide to customizing it. I just want a guide that will show me examples and explain them in-depth.

    Does anyone where to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu bootup error messages

    [bump]

    Still having this issue, has anyone else found a cause or fix for it?
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    [ubuntu] Issues with creating new user

    I am on my own laptop, running Ubuntu 10.10, and before this, I only had my one username (adam).

    adam:~$ sudo su
    root:/home/adam# useradd -d /home/achoate -s /bin/bash achoate
    root:/home/adam#...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm: mv to Trash as default

    Really, why is that?
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    [ubuntu] rm: mv to Trash as default

    I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and the path to my trash directory is:
    ~/.local/share/Trash/files

    I am trying to rework the rm command in my .bashrc, to the following:

    alias rm='sudo mv $0...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help with .bashrc

    I copied and pasted it into my .bashrc, re-entered bash, typed 'ext CompressedFile.part' and got this result:
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `CompressedFile.part'
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help with .bashrc

    Thanks for all the responses, they helped a lot!

    So right now, I'm trying to write in a shortcut for the unrar command which will take a file split into parts (i.e.: CompressedFile.part1.rar,...
  15. [SOLVED] No internet access through wireless campus network?

    I am trying to connect to the college campus wifi network, but having difficulties in Linux.
    I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10, and I use Google Chrome web browser on both. When I boot...
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    [ubuntu] Dual monitor help?

    I have 2 monitors hooked up to my computer right now: my main monitor (an old CRT) connected via VGA cable and my Dynex HD monitor connected via DVI cable.

    However, it seems (when they aren't...
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    [ubuntu] Need help with .bashrc

    So I've started writing my .bashrc file and I'm trying to create an ls alias that prints: ls -aghx, except I'd like to edit out the 3rd and 4th fields (permissions for group and everyone else).
    Does...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HELP please! Serious boot-up issues

    Installed python then uninstalled/reinstalled the desktop, no change. :\
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Package installation error: "E: Unable to locate package xxx"

    Cool, thanks!
    Umm, sorry to bother again but I seem to have landed myself in a bigger issue: Thread:Serious bootup issues
    Can you take a look??
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    [SOLVED] HELP please! Serious boot-up issues

    OK, so I just did

    sudo apt-get remove Python
    because I wanted to remove 2.6 and install/upgrade to 3.1,
    and in the middle of the long removal process, the screen went black and I was forced to...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Package installation error: "E: Unable to locate package xxx"

    Thanks!
    How do I enable the Partner repositories (not sure what that means exactly)?
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Package installation error: "E: Unable to locate package xxx"

    Oh, and here's whats in my /etc/apt/sources.list file in case you need it.

    #deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.10 _Maverick Meerkat_ - Release amd64 (20101007)]/ maverick main restricted
    # See...
  23. [SOLVED] Package installation error: "E: Unable to locate package xxx"

    I am following this guide to installing eclipse via terminal command-line on Linux. So I've downloaded all the necessary files and I am trying to install the jdk (jdk-6u23-linux-x64.bin) using this...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu bootup error messages

    So everytime I resume Ubuntu from hibernation, it remains black for a time then 2 messages on the screen appear for about 10 seconds before I can log-in:

    [ 0.556247] [drm:init_ring_common] *ERROR*...
  25. [lubuntu] Re: Having Trouble Setting up and Booting With Partitions

    So I am having a similar issue.

    I'm looking at my partition table ("Allocate drive space") and it is arranged:


    /dev/sda

    /dev/sda1 (type:ntfs) (size:12888MB)
    /dev/sda2 (type:ntfs)...
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