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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh password entry automation?

    you could store the text in a script file - but that's not very secure. Would it be better to generate PGP key on the intended client, forward it to the server so it can trust your connection?
  2. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    with luck the OP will mark this thread solved and this tedious discussion will stop. I'd rather call it a discussion not an argument. Make whatever swerves or slurs you need - it makes no...
  3. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    see above note on swap and initramfs vulnerability.

    This is not an argument. The point of a discussion is not to win or lose but to learn. That's why I'm here.
  4. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    [QUOTE=robsoles;9638012]I'm am the IT admin and production manager for a small Electronics company.

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    so you should know that not everyone's needs are the same. I need to have a secure...
  5. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    whatever. I've no time to debate whether you should eat that hat or not. The point is if you're going to do it - do it properly or it's a waste of time. Like you are wasting your time by only...
  6. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    encryption is useless unless properly managed.

    e.g. obtain data from swap partition. If you don't know how to do that I'm not going to publish how here. You need to encrypt everything. But you...
  7. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    Misplaced confidence. If only /home is encrypted then your system is in no way secure.
  8. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    Check this link

    http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/wiki/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

    Create a text file with your old encryption key, say keyfile.txt
    then I think the command you are after is
    ...
  9. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    Hi again. didn't slaskie say he had the pass phrase?

    Is that the same as the encryption key? I didn't think so. But please explain as I'd like to understand.
  10. [kubuntu] Re: Tried to upgrade, /home still encrypted (whoops)

    this is how my encrypted partition loads at boot - it prompts for passphrase

    /etc/crypttab


    # <target name> <source device> <key file> <options>
    crypt-part /dev/sda6 ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: shortcuts in terminal

    Huh? no it doesn't. not unless something is specifically changing the directory after you login or / is set as the users home directory. look for files like .bash_profile .bashrc .profile in your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: CPU utilisation

    Have a look at this thread.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=588831


    seems the answer is to remove the package


    sudo apt-get remove --purge gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash
  13. Thread: CPU utilisation

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    [ubuntu] Re: CPU utilisation

    would be good to know exactly what processes are consuming cpu time. In a terminal window run the ''top'' program.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    i'm sorry to hear that. annoying when it's only one step away from working. I found this site useful before
    http://www.linlap.com/

    the information must be out there somewhere.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    hmm - mine shows lots of options on the left box - not just nvidia-settings configuration. It has the option 'x-server display configuration' which when clicked, opens up on the right a page...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    no, more research is required to find the problem. i suspect trickery on the part of the hardware manufacturer and microsoft.

    i'd love to be proved wrong.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    others have found that certain new laptops just will not play - i had the problem myself on a new Windows7 laptop at xmas and could only get black screen. Almost like something deliberately blocked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    backup copies can be ignored - I'd remove or rename the xorg.conf


    mv xorg.conf xorg.old

    and remove all the packages like this


    apt-get remove nvidia*
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    oh dear. never mind. back to package manager. get rid of everything. clear out xorg.conf. install nvidia-185 ONLY again. restart. When you get back to where you were. run nvidia-settings and...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    amen.

    can we end this thread now? All the time i've been on these forums this is the only thread that keeps resurfacing in my email inbox...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    Excellent. so it is working but in a basic configuration.

    install the nvidia-settings package and run it.


    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings

    It has an option to scan the hardware and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    If you haven't restarted then you do need to - the kernel needs to load the correct modules. Also remove reference to nvidia module from your xorg.conf.

    There is a package called nvidia-settings...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    like I said - use NVIDIA-185 NOT CURRENT. Remove the rest using any package manager - apt-get on the command line is probably your best option at this point.

    If 185 doesn't work for you try the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display issues after installing nvidia drivers

    I'd suggest getting rid of ALL the nvidia current and everything else. Just have the ones that say 185 in the package name.

    Even then you might have a screwed up config file /etc/X11/xorg.conf so...
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    [SOLVED] Re: move my /usr directory help please.

    glad you got it sorted. But just to throw a cat among the pigeons - why are you using ext2 filesystems and not ext4 on new partitions?
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