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    [SOLVED] Re: GTK theme not changeable in Oneiric

    Thanks for the tips. I always find the crossover between GTK (with its variants), compiz, and Metacity to be very confusing.

    I discovered the source of the problem using gconf-editor. The theme is...
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    [SOLVED] GTK theme not changeable in Oneiric

    When I use the ubuntu tweak tool to (try to) change the GTK theme on one of my systems (not both; this works on the other system), or when I use gtk-chtheme to try to accomplish the same thing, the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    OK, progress. The method that I showed above for discovering whether or not ipv6 is enabled (the method shown on the Ubuntu wiki) does not give a correct result -- at least on my system, which is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    In the ipv6 thread there is a section on testing to see whether ipv6 is enabled or disabled. The indicated command is:


    lsmod | grep inet6

    When I run that command, I get no output, which the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    Already done.

    I have also noticed that the slowness persists across connections. So, when I connect from my university, for example (eth0 or wireless), I have the same problem. I have also...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    With eth0 unplugged and wireless active:
    ifconfig:


    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:37:d0:77:8a
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    Yes, that's correct. My wireless is not currently connected. It's eth0 I'm working form (though, when the wireless is connected, both are slow). I wonder if this could be part of the problem: the...
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    bzr inconsistency with cron commit

    My bzr repo commits perfectly from the command line (or from within emacs); but whenever I try to run it through cron (for a daily automated commit, for example), I get this:


    aborting commit...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Net connection slowness: timeout?

    ifconfig:


    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:37:d0:77:8a
    inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr:...
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    [ubuntu] Net connection slowness: timeout?

    I am sure that this has been asked and answered in other threads, but a dedicated search does not produce the solution. So: replacing my router seems to have introduced a delay in net connection for...
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    Re: TUTORIAL: Automated backups with rsync & ssh

    Glad you found it useful. This tutorial sure has had a long life. Now, I will also suggest another thing: backup your data online, using a getdropbox.com free account (2 gigs) and rsync with a local...
  12. [kde] Adobe Air apps work in nome but not in KDE 4

    Air apps work perfectly under gnome. But with kde4, they seem to load and then yield an empty frame where the app is supposed to be. Anyone else experince this?
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    [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Lock Firefox 3 Proxy Settings?

    Did you ever find out how to do this?

    Ross
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    xetex and kile?

    Does anyone know offhand how to configure xetex to work with kile?

    Ross

    Edit:

    I got it. Not that hard, actually:

    Settings --> Configure --> Tools --> Build --> New Tool...
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    Re: HOWTO: installation of E17 from CVS (UPDATED)

    Actually, there's an even easier way to change to the home directory:


    cd

    You don't need the tilde (~).


    R.
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    Exponential growth of ubuntu

    I was just browsing the forums, and I noticed that there were about 5,000 other people on the forums at the same time. This seems incredible to me. I remember when (only a couple of years ago) I...
  17. Re: Simple script to automate textual tasks?

    Thanks for the help. This gives me an excellent start. It's really quite simple, and the above solutions will do nicely.

    Cheers.

    Ross
  18. Simple script to automate textual tasks?

    I am not a programmer, but I do know that what I want to do should be very straightforward in various languages (perl, python, lisp even).

    Here's what I want to do:

    In emacs (ideally), I want...
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    Re: HOWTO: Install GNU Emacs with antialiasing

    This howto only got me part way there, so I tried the debian (ubuntu) package from Alexandre Vassalotti:

    http://peadrop.com/blog/2007/01/06/pretty-emacs

    Worked perfectly.

    Ross
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    Re: software problem

    Try this howto:

    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=258717&highlight=sylpheed

    And, if you have problems, try this:


    sudo apt-get -f install

    Ross
  21. How to install sylpheed, one of the best desktop email clients for Linux

    If, like me, you use IMAP instead of POP for your mail, you may have experienced some difficulty with the popular email clients (kmail, evolution, thunderbird). And you may also have had difficulty...
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    Re: HOWTO: Encrypted directory with EncFS

    This is a pretty cool little app. Thanks for the howto. But I'm a little hazy on the decryption part. I couldn't find an answer about this on the encfs site.

    Let's say I put some files into the...
  23. Re: Grep madness: how to extract email addresses

    OK, small progress.

    This,

    grep -R 'To: ' *

    when run in the main sent directory (i.e. above cur/tmp/new) causes grep to print out every line with "To" and "In-Reply-To:". It also shows the...
  24. Grep madness: how to extract email addresses

    This is silly: I have spent so much time on this simple task, and have been so frustrated by it, that I have gone out and bought a book on how to program perl in order to find some way of figuring...
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    Script for typographic characters

    It's odd that I've spent an hour searching the web for something that seems pretty simple: a script to change all the straight quotes and dashes in a regular utf-8 text file into proper typographic...
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