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  1. [ubuntu] how to check if bumblebee is working and nVidia drivers are NOT installed?

    I have a laptop that supports nVidia's optimus technology. To what I gather, Linux support for it is abysmal.

    I learned this AFTER installing the nVidia drivers (from Canonical).

    At the moment,...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: How to check if animations are enabled?

    Some good news is that I've got 3D working again in Ubuntu 12.04.1

    The bad news is that I had to uninstall my nVidia drivers to do it. And not just a simple uninstall, but a full "purge" of them...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: How to check if animations are enabled?

    It returns,

    ubuntu-2d

    Which confirms my fears. I'm going to try installing compizconfig to see if I can enable the 3D stuff.
  4. [SOLVED] [resolved]How to check if animations are enabled?

    I have a Dell laptop, installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 (the long term release) and installed the propitiatory nVidia drivers.

    How can I tell if the desktop animations are enabled? Or better yet, is there...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: mail notification with indicator applet

    Considering that it's just a notification icon, I was expecting it to tell me how many letter I have unread. Considering that it can't even do that, is there any way to get rid of it? I can't find...
  6. [ubuntu] mail notification with indicator applet

    The default "Indicator Applet 0.3.7" that comes with Ubuntu 10.04.1 has a letter icon. Left-clicking it brings up a menu - "Chat/Mail/Broadcast".

    I opened up "mail" and configured evolution to...
  7. Re: do Makefiles have help sections ?

    In my case, I think there's a Makefile.in with the project. I'm looking into the autoconf & Makefile man pages now.

    -Abraham V.
  8. Re: do Makefiles have help sections ?

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Pity it wasn't exactly what I was hoping for.

    I my case, YES, I think the configure script does the job of configuring the environment. It's just that I noticed...
  9. do Makefiles have help sections ?

    Playing around with some sources, this is the usual procedure I follow,


    ./configure
    make
    make installFor the most part, it works. But there ARE some instances where I might want to tweak the...
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    embedded testing tools

    Does anyone know of any open-source tools that can be used to test embedded software ?

    At my work-place, we have an embedded system (linux-based of course!) that we access using telnet or ssh. I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Collabtive in VirtualBox

    I'm trying to get Collabtive to run in VirutalBox with Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS.

    But after I start the "install.php" script/command after the first window I get a blank screen. Any ideas what could be...
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    [ubuntu] how to partition a KVM server?

    I'll soon be administering an Ubuntu server that I plan to use as a KVM-host. It's going to be a 250GB (hard-disk) system with 8GB RAM. This is how I'm planning to partition it,

    /boot 128MB
    / ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: KVM limits

    proxmox looks good. Their web-based interface looks easy to use and it's the kind of thing that fits my needs. Almost.

    What is a concern for me is the project maintainer. I have better confidence...
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    [ubuntu] Re: KVM limits

    bodhi.zazen,

    Thank you for your input. OpenVZ is new to me. (I surprised that I didn't hear of it before) and I've spent a lot of time analyzing it.

    I'm in a chicken-and-egg situation here. I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: /boot partition

    If you mean how long I plan to run the linux system without installing another OS over it, then I'm hoping to do it until 2013 ... that's when the Ubuntu8.04 LTS runs out, right?

    Until now, I've...
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    [ubuntu] /boot partition

    I read in a server book that as the /boot section of a linux install is (normally) fixed and changes rarely, it would be benificial to keep it in a separate parition.

    Something like 500MB ext2 for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: KVM limits

    Thank you xOrphenochx.

    It's good to know that there is no upper limit on the number of virtual systems I can have. :)

    About usage, I'm not really sure how high/low it will go, so to be on the...
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    [all variants] Re: selecting a processor

    I forgot to mention that we do NOT use the GUI-front end on our linux desktops. I am aware of that causing issues, but for terminal needs, I think virtualization should be suffice, right? :-?
    ...
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    [ubuntu] [ANSWERED] KVM limits

    I don't mean to be rude, but can someone help me out with these questions I have about KVM on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ? ( I tried the IRC, but I don't think any activity is going on there now... :( )

    1....
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    [all variants] Re: selecting a processor

    Thanks for all your replies.

    This is for a small business operation. We're migrating from having multiple desktop's to a single server. What I'm hoping is, to buy a new server and virtualize all...
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    [all variants] Re: selecting a processor

    :oops: Opps!

    It's fixed in the OP now.

    Hmm... power consumption is not a priority for me at this time. I'm thinking about a Xeon 2.66Ghz. Any thoughts ?
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    [all variants] selecting a processor

    Does anyone have links for any RECENT reviews between Xeon and Opteron? I've been googling for a while and all I find are 2003 or 2005 based reviews at different sites.

    I'm deciding on which...
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    [all variants] Re: ext4 - when will it stablize ?

    Thanks for all the info guys. Still, for my production server, I think I'll stick with ext3. I'll wait some more before I consider ext4.

    In the meantime, I think I'll experiment it (ext4) on some...
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    [all variants] Re: ext4 - when will it stablize ?

    Hmm... thats interesting information for me.

    But, what I was asking was a bit different. We know that ext3 and NTFS are directly incompatible with each other, right ? And the reason is because...
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    [all variants] ext4 - when will it stablize ?

    I've been searching in the forums to decide if I should use ext3 or ext4 on a production server. Wanting stability and reliability, I've decided to stick with ext3.

    But the stability issues...
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