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    [ubuntu] Re: fix bad sectors/blocks on NTFS hdd with dd?

    Hello, thanks for all the replies. Meanwhile, I decided to backup my data and reformat the hdd to ext4 for easier handling in the future. Currently, I am transfering back my data from the backup....
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    [ubuntu] Re: fix bad sectors/blocks on NTFS hdd with dd?

    Thanks. I know about CHKDSK, but I wanted a quick way to rewrite the bad sectors. CHKDSK checks the whole partition and it'd take ages for a 3TB hdd :-/ In Linux, I can use the technique described in...
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    [ubuntu] fix bad sectors/blocks on NTFS hdd with dd?

    I know how to smart-fix bad blocks on a Linux partition without reformatting the whole partition, but by specifically rewriting the sectors in question by calculating their position. I followed this...
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    [ubuntu] Syspeek installation in Ubuntu 13.04?

    Does anyone know how to install Syspeek in Ubuntu 13.04?
  5. [ubuntu] Mouse settings missing after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04

    After upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04, the mouse settings are missing. Strangely, this problem only occurs with wireless mice. I tested this with various mice. When I plug in a wired mouse, the settings...
  6. [ubuntu] After waking up display: Screen is black, only mouse pointer visible,

    I have a problem in Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit. I set my laptop's display to switch off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Now and then it happens that when I come back to my laptop and move the mouse to wake...
  7. [ubuntu] Pointer Speed (Mouse) at lowest value too fast & sensitivity has no effect

    Hello,

    I have a new a new wireless mouse, "ISY IMW 1100". I tried to adjust the speed in pointer settings. But even at lowest acceleration it's a tick too fast and actually hard to handle,...
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    Re: Help with formatting flash drive

    GPT and MBR/DOS are different formats for the partition table. A partition table contains information about how you "arranged" or "parted" the physical space (partitions) of your storage device. In...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Trying to install Xubuntu to a friends Netbook

    This might come in handy as well:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_netbook-oriented_Linux_distributions

    I recommend EasyPeasy, it's Ubuntu-based.
  10. Re: New empty external 3TB hdd -- 150,2GB used?

    Thanks a lot! Yes, it's a single partition, data only, no OS.
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    Re: Encrypt external HDD: future-proof?

    Thank you!
  12. New empty external 3TB hdd -- 150,2GB used?

    I have a new external 3tb hdd. I created a GPT partition table and formatted to ext4. When checking the properties of the partition it says 150,2GB used, so only 2,8TB are available. The partition is...
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    Encrypt external HDD: future-proof?

    I have a new external 3TB hdd which I want to format in ext4. In 'Disks' I can choose to encrypt the hdd. 99.99% of the time I don't take my external hdd anywhere else than the next room. But I'd...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Easy to use Macro recorder?

    You may want to have a look at autokey:


    sudo apt-get install autokey-gtk
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    Re: Save/print search result to text file?

    Works like a charm. Thanks a lot! ):P
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    Re: Save/print search result to text file?

    Didn't know about this. Wow, that's simple! However, it also saves the file paths. I'd like to get a list with only the file names.
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    Save/print search result to text file?

    How can I save a search result to a txt file? When I search in Nautilus, let's say for '.avi', I get a list with results. Can I save this list in a text file somehow?
  18. Re: Fastest way to copy large amount of files? Rsync?

    What's the -i parameter for?
  19. Re: Fastest way to copy large amount of files? Rsync?

    I'll give rsync a try:

    rsync -av --progress '/path to/the source folder' '/path to/the destination folder'The -n option is also very useful, by the way. Nice to see what will be copied before...
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    Re: How safe is it to write to NTFS under Ubuntu?

    In other words: If I don't boot from that drive, I don't need the MSR (at least as long as Microsoft doesn't make it mandatory in the future). So I could delete it. On the other hand, there's no...
  21. Fastest way to copy large amount of files? Rsync?

    I'd like to copy a folder with all subfolders/files in it from partition sdc1 to partition sdb1. File permissions do not have to be kept as I copy from an NTFS drive. Nautilus will do the job, of...
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    Re: How safe is it to write to NTFS under Ubuntu?

    I used Windows to convert the drive to GPT. But now I see it created a "Microsoft Reserved" partition of 128MB at the beginning which seems totally useless as this drive is an external drive and...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Wireless conencts but no internet and VPNs don't work

    I once had this problem because the power saving mode of the wifi card was enabled. You can try:


    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off
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    [all variants] Re: handbrake error

    I guess it'd be best to address this in Handbrake's forum:
    https://forum.handbrake.fr/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Crackling sound in all applications

    What graphics card do you have? If you have anything Intel related, this might help:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/how-to-enable-intel-sna-acceleration-in.html

    The article has nothing to do with...
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