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    [SOLVED] Re: /boot partition too small

    thank you!!!!
    I ran this to clear out the old kernels:

    current=`uname -r` && uninstall="" && for version in `dpkg -l linux-image* | grep ii | awk '{ print $2}'`; do if [[ "$version" <...
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    [SOLVED] /boot partition too small

    A few months ago I did a fresh install of xubuntu 14.04, and set it up with full disk encryption following the very useful instructions here:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xubuntu 14.04 live cd hangs

    I downloaded xubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386.iso from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/12.04/release/
    It installed pretty smoothly. Updated, then used sudo update-manager -d to upgrade to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xubuntu 14.04 live cd hangs

    GOOD NEWS!
    I burned a copy of 12.04 32bit live cd and it installed just fine!
    updating the system now. Then will attempt an upgrade from there to 14.04. If the upgrade doesn't work, I'll go back...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xubuntu 14.04 live cd hangs

    Thank you for the suggestions everyone.

    This story gets stranger and stranger. Since it is a 64bit system I tried downloading and burning xubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso
    And it booted to the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xubuntu 14.04 live cd hangs

    Thank you for the advice. I am REALLY hoping there is a simpler solution, but if all else fails, I'll give this a try. :)
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    [SOLVED] xubuntu 14.04 live cd hangs

    When booting the xubuntu 14.04 live cd, it gets to the pretty blue screen that says Xubuntu with the little animated circling icon beneath, and just stays there. The icon keeps circling, for up to...
  8. [xubuntu] Re: password not asked on login, BUT, asked on screen lock?

    Yep, that's where I turned the lock on and it still allowed me in by just hitting enter if the user is set to "do not authenticate on login"


    Except in my case, the problem is that it wont lock. ...
  9. [xubuntu] Re: password not asked on login, BUT, asked on screen lock?

    Thank you very much for the advice. Alas, it did not work. Even when the lock switch is on, if the user has "do not ask password at login" set, then they can just hit enter and bypass the password.
  10. [xubuntu] password not asked on login, BUT, asked on screen lock?

    I've got a computer with whole disk encryption and a single user. Since you have to type in the drive password in order to boot the operating system, the user password seemed kind of redundant, so...
  11. [xubuntu] upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 "could not calculate the upgrade"

    I'm trying to upgrade a 12.04 system to 14.04. But I get the following:

    Could not calculate the upgrade

    An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the upgrade.

    This can be caused...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Thunderbird wont upgrade

    Ok, never mind. I got it fixed.
    I followed the instructions from here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2018075
    and installed from the ubuntuzilla repository. Now I'm on...
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    [xubuntu] Thunderbird wont upgrade

    I use Xubuntu 4.8 under Ubuntu 12.04.2
    I was trying to do something with filters in Thunderbird this morning, and realized my thunderbird version was 3.1. WAY behind.
    Under Thunderbird/Help...
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    [xubuntu] Re: gimp plugin compile cant find gimp

    you are absolutely correct. The package I needed was libgimp2.0-dev, and it was documented right there on the instructions page. I just didn't understand what I was reading. I also had to install...
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    [xubuntu] gimp plugin compile cant find gimp

    I'm running Xubuntu under Ubuntu 12.04, and I have gimp 2.6.12 installed. (typing gimp at the command line brings up gimp 2.6.12)

    I'm attempting to follow the instructions here:...
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    [all variants] dosemu copy/paste

    I've been using dosbox to run some old dos programs. It works GREAT, except that I can not copy and paste text between the dosbox and linux.

    So I decided to try dosemu because I found some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where does cinnamon store menu xml files?

    thank you, I'll try my question there.
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    [ubuntu] Where does cinnamon store menu xml files?

    Cant stand Unity, tried xcfe, but missed some of the functionality of gnome 2, such as the ability to re-arrange buttons on the task bar. So, I'm giving cinnamon a try. I installed it on my Ubuntu...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Permission Denied when executing .sh

    That fixed it! Thank you very much everyone!

    I added that "user" when I finally got around to upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10 and had a problem with my ntfs drives not mounting (which turned out to be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Permission Denied when executing .sh

    This was once an 500gb external usb hard drive. ntfs file system so I can use it when I boot into windows.
    The power supply bit the dust, so I yanked the drive out of the case and mounted it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Permission Denied when executing .sh

    don@m:/media/disk/mtools$ bash ./test2.sh
    total 34
    -rwxrwx--- 1 don don 2137 2012-03-07 16:05 long-bkp.sh
    -rwxrwx--- 1 don don 6 2012-03-16 07:47 test2.sh
    -rwxrwx--- 1 don don ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Permission Denied when executing .sh

    I thought perhaps that was the problem, and long-bkp.sh is kinda long and complex. so I created a very simple script in the same folder.

    -rwxrwx--- 1 don don 6 2012-03-16 07:47 test2.sh...
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    [SOLVED] Permission Denied when executing .sh

    Every time I start thinking I've gained some competency in the command line, I run into a brick wall that clearly points out what an ignorant newbie I am.

    I've got a script that I run for backups....
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    [SOLVED] Re: "only root can mount" after upgrade to

    Ha! Beware of programmers carrying screwdrivers. :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: "only root can mount" after upgrade to

    all fixed.

    The calibre error was an easy patch, just changed BUS to SUBSYSTEM as it requested.

    The disk problem solution is here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1860114.html
    ...
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