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  1. [ubuntu] Re: I don't want to confirm! (restart/shut down)

    Old thread, but I think this is what you're looking for:
    http://blulin.wordpress.com/2010/06/07/disable-shutdown-and-restart-confirmation-dialogs-in-ubuntu-lucid/

    More specifically, go into the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Printer problem (Canon Pixma MG 5220)

    Does this thread help any?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1588333
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    [SOLVED] Re: Google Earth not starting

    I downloaded the deb directly off of Google Earth's site (AMD64) and installed it, and it doesn't have lsb-core as a dependency. I had the same problem with this deb. This thread was linked to from...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Control and ALT keys stopped working!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Old thread, but your comment allowed me to fix it..I lost the functionality of both Ctrl keys on my Acer laptop, and it was due to Compiz.

    Whenever you get the "FocusIn Event" "FocusOut Event"...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Keyboard number pad quit working after 8.04 upgrade

    Thanks! Had the same problem on an Acer 5251-1805 laptop with a Lucid Lynx that I cloned from my desktop install. One day, the numpad just randomly quit working on my laptop, and I've NEVER had...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SMEM won't Run in 10.04

    The solution is that the command smem in secure-delete has been changed to sdmem. It's located in /usr/bin/sdmem. So, to run the secure memory wipe, execute:


    sudo sdmem

    For help and...
  7. Re: Alsamixer for Asus Xonar STX not showing impedance?

    You need to update alsa, not alsamixer. If you want, upgrade alsa to 1.0.23, and the controls in alsamixer should be there. They are in mine.

    To find your version of alsa, do:


    cat...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Asus Xonar Essence ST

    Hey, I have the Asus Xonar Essence ST, and it worked out of the box with Alsa 1.0.22, but it didn't have controls to change headphone impedance, changing the DAC rolloff, nor for changing the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Power Manager not responding on boot

    syn4k, I read somewhere that ubuntu-desktop is just a package that has every default Ubuntu package (in the desktop install) as a dependency, and isn't actually required.

    That way, if you've...
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    [all variants] Re: Cloning root partition to new SSD

    I know this is an old thread, but in case anyone else stumbles across this, here are the instructions I used:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1492089
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    [gnome] Re: Windows 7 half screen feature

    I'm using andrea00's instructions, but using edge bindings topleft, topright, and top (so as not to interfere with my edge bindings for rotate cube), and thus I don't have to memorize any key...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Simple Backup goes , how to troubleshoot?

    Thanks, I had the same problem in Lucid. I'll run it from the command line now (I had it set to do manual backups before anyway).

    I've always wanted to learn how to use cron, but I've never set...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Freezing and Crashing 9.10 Karmic, ATI X1400

    I've been having a similar problem, but I just have Intel's integrated graphics on an old Toshiba laptop with a Pentium M (I think it's the Intel 915 Express Graphics Controller), and I've been...
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    Poll: Re: HOW TO: Firefox 3 and dark themes

    Thanks, aparigraha! I was getting tired of not having any buttons on dialog boxes. Your solution works great for the new version of firefox. ;)
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    Poll: Re: HOW TO: Firefox 3 and dark themes

    Thank you so very much! I was so tired of not being able to see in textboxes and some buttons and menu text. Now it works MUCH better. Thank you again!:)
  16. Re: Help Me Supertux2 Level : Light and Magic

    Use the "Action" key (Left-Ctrl, by default) to pick up and carry the lamps (you have to hold the key down). The colored blocks that are dashed lines will turn solid when you get the correct colored...
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    Re: Post your top 10 used terminal commands

    139 sudo
    88 cd
    75 ls
    37 ssh
    34 cat
    21 sshfs
    8 exit
    7 ping
    7 man
    7 iptables
  18. [ubuntu] Re-install 8.04 with TrueCrypt drive and restore previous backup

    Okay, I Googled and searched the forums, but couldn't find an answer to this quesiton:

    Using this HowTo on backing up and restoring, can I back up my system in the state it is now to a tgz file on...
  19. Re: HOWTO: Setup vncserver + gdm on Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

    Great write up! I had to find a way to get my wifi card enabled without network manager (so it would have network access before login), here, at the bottom, and it works (but then it makes network...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Upper taskbar applet icons change order randomly (GNOME)

    Yeah, they randomly move around for a few reboots, then eventually quit. It seems quite random. Thanks for clearing that up! It's not in the notification area, it's the icons for the applets...
  21. [ubuntu] Upper taskbar applet icons change order randomly (GNOME)

    This was also a problem I had in 7.04 and 7.10, but hasn't really happened in 8.04 until a week ago or so. Every time I reboot, two (or more) of the taskbar icons in the upper right corner (the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] cpufreq-set help

    It would still change sometimes, mainly when switching from AC to battery (and back) or recovering from restore. Here's another useful fix I've found:
    ...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Persistent 8.04 LiveUSB drive gives a string of Buffer I/O Errors on shutdown

    Alright, the bug report above is the problem I'm having, but the solution is to revert the 3 upstart packages to the Edgy version. However, Edgy is no longer supported (as of 4-25-08?), so I can't...
  24. [ubuntu] Persistent 8.04 LiveUSB drive gives a string of Buffer I/O Errors on shutdown

    I finally got my Ubuntu 8.04 LiveUSB persistent pen drive (SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4.0GB with U3 removed) to boot from the 2nd partition (the first partition is a 1.5 GB or so blank FAT32, so I can...
  25. [all variants] [SOLVED] Using syslinux to boot from 2nd partition...or do I need GRUB?

    I'm trying to make a persistent Ubuntu 8.04 LiveUSB setup, but with the ubuntu8 750 MB LiveCD partition as the 2nd, with the first partition as an empty FAT32 (so I can use it as a normal USB stick...
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