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    [ubuntu] Re: Removing unwanted Ubuntu versions

    What I think you have is two installed Linuxs. If you have no data that you want to save I would recommend a reinstall and the use of the option "use entire disk" when prompted for partitioning. This...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Removing unwanted Ubuntu versions

    What you are probably doing is not removing old partitions. You should read up about it, handle with care and then try to use gparted to get rid of the ones you are not using. Then resize the...
  3. Re: Post your mini scripts (100 lines or less) that do nifty things

    I am pretty happy with this script. It uses python, and talks to my ISP's API for sending text messages (SMS) to randomise a set of names and mobile numbers and to assign each person a different...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Difference between Ubuntu and Debian

    It comes down to this. Debian stable is very stable. It is good for web servers and other systems which should be up 99.99% (or better) of the time.

    Debian testing is less stable, it has more...
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    Re: The 10000 Game!

    5954 and counting, don't forget the words!
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    [other] Re: linux, ubuntu, and gnome

    apt-get is great. you can try also aptitude:

    sudo aptitude install firefox

    also, if you open a terminal and run aptitude, it opens a GUI (written in ncurses I reckon)

    another helpful thing...
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    [other] Re: linux, ubuntu, and gnome

    What I did, which gave me a great understanding of the LInux operating system, is to install debian. This dumps you at the command line. Then you must apt-get everything else!

    Try it out, but in a...
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    Re: Astromenace

    USe the link above to find a ppa (personal package archive) which contains astromenace compiled for jaunty. You can add the sources to your...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: !!HELP!! How to Install Programs !!HELP!!

    Ah yes, check my previous posts for the counterstrike2D install. The reason you had that problem running apt-get install is that you had another package manager running at the same time. This would...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: !!HELP!! How to Install Programs !!HELP!!

    I suggest you spend some time becoming familiar with the operating syustem. Read this for info on installing software on Linux (Ubuntu in particular):...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: !!HELP!! How to Install Programs !!HELP!!

    Now we have it all down. We can 'install' it. Unzip the folder I mentioned above onto your desktop. Drop the CounterStrike2D file into it. Now at the terminal type:

    sudo cp -r...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: !!HELP!! How to Install Programs !!HELP!!

    To run it (from the readme) you need to (in a terminal):

    sudo apt-get install libstdc++5

    to install a required library. Then change the permissions of the file to make it executable:
  13. Thread: OpenMP

    by chronographer

    [ubuntu] Re: OpenMP

    I have no idea. You better get reading!
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    Re: Is a Mac worth the money?

    I think a mac mini is a very good idea. It is expensive but tiny and runs OSX. OSX has very good pros and very few cons. I personally was tossing up between a max mini (which I could sit on my desk...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: I wanna get rid of vista and run Ubuntu.

    nono. Run WOW in wine. It is done, not by me, but by many others.

    but it is easier than the guide above says.

    First. Install dual boot Ubuntu, either from within...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ctrl-alt-backspace: can't restart X

    I suggest to first backup existing xorg
    sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.BACKUP and then remove the current one (which you backed up
    rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf).

    restart X or even...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: How can I share my Virtual Machine between users?

    hmm. I didn't think of that. I would usually have only one person logged on and in a VM on my machine at home at once but if you were to have more than one this is very true!
  18. [SOLVED] Re: How can I share my Virtual Machine between users?

    post no. 7 has the details:
  19. [SOLVED] Re: How can I share my Virtual Machine between users?

    Simple. Add other users to the Virtualbox group and make sure virtualbox on each install has a VM registered with it which points to the VDisk image.

    You can then create a launcher on the desktop...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 8.10 Server 32bit Question

    Debian is great for server applications and messing with command line. I started on Debian and now have a good understanding for some basics like location of config files, separation of system and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is this normal for python?

    I only have 1
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    [ubuntu] Re: Many problems with MythTV

    Myth tv can be a bitch to set up... I can't help you with any specific problem but... you could try (if you don't mind a new install) installing mythbuntu. It comes as a live Cd and installs with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: I need a bit of help with grub...


    You can add something like the code below (which is from my grub) to your /boot/grub/menu.lst (edit it with gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst).

    Don't worry, if you don't delete anything from...
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    [other] Re: which version?

    I use intrepid Ibex because I needed support for a recent motherboard. I would probably recommend Hardy Heron as it is a stable long term support release unless you need to use a particular, recent...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Downloading Torrents.. want a faster way in linux?

    Deluge is great IMHO. It has a webUI which is great if I find a torrent when I'm using my lappy, just open up the webUI and send it over. It also will turn off at 12am and on at 12pm (with a small...
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