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    [ubuntu] 12.04 hiding top panel

    I like my screen clean and uncluttered. I discovered how to autohide the launcher and I want the same functionality for the top bar. I understand there are very good reasons to make this static but...
  2. [ubuntu] Remove downloaded upgrade files *before* install

    In 10.04, I mistakenly clicked Upgrade. The upgrade downloaded the upgrade info and then went on to the upgrade dialog telling me that it would download and install the upgrade. I cancelled the...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: after 24 years with MS, its time to move on?

    You are not using Linux unless you learn the command line. All this GUI fluff? Might as well be Windows or Apple.

    Well no. I don't know why, but Ubuntu graphics are better than Windows graphics...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Laptop Heating Up

    You could check for new drivers.

    In 10.04, that is System.Administration.Hardware Drivers.

    Maybe someone knows where that is in 12.n.

    My laptop ran its fans high continuously until I did...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Would Like to be a Ubuntu Convert

    For trying out distros, I use VirtualBox.

    VirtualBox creates a virtual machine to which you can install the OS from the downloaded iso file.

    Performance is slightly degraded - give it more...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't make X over SSH work

    Since you're new, here's a neat trick.

    On the client:

    $ ssh-keygen

    It will give you a series of prompts. Keep pressing enter until it's done.

    Then, on the client:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't make X over SSH work

    On the client:

    $ ssh -X user@server

    On the server :
    In /etc/ssh/sshd_config

    enable X11 forwarding.

    You will need to know the command line to open the application you're interested in.
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    [ubuntu] SOLVED: Re: Mounting NFS shares on NAS

    Solved the problem by mounting the share with the user option.

    In /etc/fstab:

    //nas/holiday/ /home/holiday/fs ext4 auto,owner,user

    where:
    - nas is the /etc/hosts name for the NAS IP, and
    -...
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    [ubuntu] Mounting NFS shares on NAS

    10.04 and a Patriot Javelin S4 with UNIX filesharing enabled. I understand that means NFS.

    I've installed nfs-common, created /etc/nfs-common with:
    NEED_IDMAPD=yes
    NEED_GSSD=no # no is default
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ntp not updating

    Thanks!

    remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter
    ==============================================================================
    time.nrc.ca ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ntp not updating

    Thanks for your response, CH

    Here it is


    # /etc/ntp.conf, configuration for ntpd; see ntp.conf(5) for help

    driftfile /var/lib/ntp/ntp.drift
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    [ubuntu] ntp not updating

    I noticed that my system time was off so checking the config I saw that the time setting had fallen back to manual.

    I adjusted the GUI config and then started the conversation below

    It looks...
  13. [ubuntu] Search in gedit splitview2 - won't search in duplicate

    Gedit 2.30.3. Ubuntu 10.04

    I need to indicate that I want the search to look through the duplicate pane.

    Typically, I want split view so that I can keep my place in my working pane and to...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: will someone rid me of this troublesome software

    There may be a problem with your local disk. Try a live CD and run a disk check.

    When you re-install, do you re-partition? You could try that if you haven't. You could follow Lisiano's advice -...
  15. Re: What is your experience with 12.04 and Unity so far?

    A big problem is that many people have been using Ubuntu as a work tool. I keep a Ubuntu VM on my work-mandated Windows7. We do most of our work through VM-based consoles onto Solaris zones on our...
  16. Re: What is your experience with 12.04 and Unity so far?

    I am going back to 10.04 until Ubuntu gets these so many issues worked out.

    The degradation of workspace integrity was a killer for me. The autohide of the launcher was flaky but I found a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ipv4 configure save button disabled

    Thanks praseodym, but no joy.

    I've tried Mint, Classic, Unity, even XUbuntu... Even XUbuntu! XUbuntu now looks like a hacked Mac! And I'm the guy who was so glad when my MacBook Pro burned out. ...
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    [ubuntu] ipv4 configure save button disabled

    Trying to set up static ip but the save button will not enable. I see no option to start the network app as root.

    One hope is that I can start it from console with sudo but I do not know the...
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    Re: python lambda if+for loop

    Are you looking for a lambda exercise or do you want to find the index of p in a list q?

    If the latter you can go

    print q.index(p)

    If the former? Then I'm looking forward to other responses.
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    [OtherOS_] iphone not recognized after recent update

    My 10.04 has been working with my iPhone 3G for over a year now. After a recent update - yesterday - Ubuntu does not recognize that the phone has been attached.

    Does anyone else have this problem...
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    [SOLVED] Re: python syntax help

    Ah! Thanks for that, Arndt.
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    [SOLVED] Re: python syntax help

    Interesting strategy the assignment of the arg list to a list variable. However you have a a syntactical error from the start.

    The '=' operator is an assignment token. For evaluation you need...
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    [lubuntu] Re: start an application remotely with ssh

    Look also into nohup. It means no hangup so that when you leave your session, nohup processes you started in that session will continue to run.
  24. [SOLVED] Re: terminal: how can i cp *.txt files folder & sub folders

    The command I gave you will not remove folders. It touches only files that end with '.txt' If you have newlines in your filenames then you are an extraordinary bird and so are probably accustomed to...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: terminal: how can i cp *.txt files folder & sub folders

    You want to flatten the contents of the sub-directories? So you have

    dirA
    --a.txt
    --dirB
    ----b.txt

    and you want to get to

    dirTxt
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