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  1. Re: 13.04 Failed to download repository information

    Thanks, ibjsb4 and 2f4u. (What happened to designations like secret agent 86 and 99? ;))

    At the time of this reply, I am booted to Windows and can't see view the files. But I did see similar...
  2. 13.04 Failed to download repository information


    I've just read mravkov's post on this very same subject and I noticed the response from ibjsb4 to the effect that mravkov had incorrect ppa items in his list.

    Well I'm on 13.04 and I...
  3. [kubuntu] Re: Launching applications from the main menu


    I just downloaded it and it's GREAT to have my menu back. It seems to have everything I configured many months ago. Thanks extremely!!

    Er... Without going back to the Gnome classic...
  4. [kubuntu] Launching applications from the main menu


    It's been a loooong time since I dabbled into Ubuntu - I'm embarrassed to say Greetings, Family again. But here I am with a minor conundrum.

    I have my quibbles with the "Ubuntu"...
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    [SOLVED] Re: ALT-TAB not working in gnome classic?

    I have the identical problem and I have seen a few suggestions about installing Compiz Config Settings Manager. Problem: Synaptic shows I have installed it but I can't find it on any of my menus. I...
  6. [kubuntu] After Pangolin upgrade, Workspace Desktop and Alt-Tab Problems


    After much procrastination, I finally allowed my 11.10 to upgrade to
    12.04 (Pangolin). And as usual, it blew off my grub, making it
    unbootable in either Windows or Ubuntu. Though this...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 - Upgrade did not complete

    I had a similar experience:

    When I came back to it in the morning, I found my desktop with all the icons intact but no prompt, no sign that an upgrade had taken place, no prompts. Strange but I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Setuid and setgid on a shell script


    Thank you for the logical replies. However, I might take issue with security that, since I cannot write a shell script, chown root, and then chmod it with setuid, And if I chmod it first...
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    [SOLVED] Setuid and setgid on a shell script

    Hi Family.

    I have known about the setuid/setgid flags for decades but I have never had to put it to the test. I had though that if an executable file owned by, say user postgres, has the...
  10. [kubuntu] Re: ksh running terminal: hash (#) exits the shell

    I have been working almost exclusively with ksh as my shell for many years, on many flavors of Unix/Linux, including Ubuntu since release 9.4. This is totally new to me and I only realized...
  11. [kubuntu] ksh running terminal: hash (#) exits the shell

    This is WILD! :mad:

    Under Ubuntu (where I am cross-posting this problem) I have lately noticed by terminal windows/tabs closing unexpectedly. I finally caught it: I was composing a complicated...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: update manager won't connect to internet

    Yo there! That's Wild, Man! (OK, it's a safe bet that someone has said that to you before. :D )

    Now I don't know from PPA and I don't use chrome - still a FireFox curmudgeon. But I was having...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: No tabs in Terminal? Configuring Desktops? Confingring Launcher

    Sighh.. McDuck, Thank you for your patient explanation. I had to wait until I logged back in to Ubunto to the "Ubuntu" desktop (as opposed to Gnome classic) before trying out your suggestions. ...
  14. [ubuntu] No tabs in Terminal? Configuring Desktops? Confingring Launcher

    Greetings after a loooong hiatus.

    I finally got off my fence and on by backside, installing the 10-11 version of Ubuntu. I am still using the Gnome desktop, though I didn't specify "Classic...
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    Indirect referece works once only

    Greetings, family.

    I have recently started trying to use indirect references in ksh93. That is, when I set variable-b to the name of variable-a and obtain the value of variable-a by dereferencing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Open inode with no links

    Y'all did it again! By not providing an answer you have annoyed me into activity and I did find what I needed, at least for Ubuntu/Debian.

    I see that lsof has more options than fleas on a camel. ...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    Wow! A chance to air y petty grievances with 11.04!

    OK, for starters, the upgrade from 10.10 to 11.04 destroyed my boot sector. I had to recover from the Windows installation disc. And the 10.04...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Open inode with no links

    Ah! Someone has taken a crack at at it. Thank you, haqking!

    Point 1: As you can see, I had already obviated the possibility of using find for this purpose since my problem involves the lack of a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Open inode with no links

    Sighh.. I am surprised this thread has bogged down this way. It happens that the SA's have access whether or not I give it to them. They normally intervene when asked for help.

    But what's...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Open inode with no links

    Tredegar asked:

    Two reasons:
    1. They wouldn't tell me the first time I asked.
    2. I'm long out of there.

    I was reminded of this because I was asked a tangentially related question on a phone...
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    [SOLVED] Re: The Firefox browser never opens again

    BSG Fan,

    I noticed that you were advised to delete the .mozilla directory from your home folder. I would have suggested renaming it so you might be able to still recall out some add-ons you had.....
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    [SOLVED] Open inode with no links

    Greetings, Family.

    I thought it might be a refreshing change in this forum to ask a scholarly question about a nuts-and-bolts issue of a functioning system. My question applies to any flavor of...
  23. [kubuntu] ps command trancates wide lines on terminal window

    Hi Family.

    This is not a question, just a way to share a minor concern and raise the issue.

    Here's an interesting couple of screenshots. I am running an grsync at the moment (in background)...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: A Hard Disk is reporting health problems I am desperated

    Er, Mikewhatever,

    First, thanks for posting the tidbit about the Smartdata button, which I did not notice from the tool when it was opened by the [Examine] button.

    I found this thread while...
  25. [kubuntu] gdu-notofication-daemon: A hard disk may be failing

    Greetings, Family.

    I have not booted Ubuntu in a while but both before and after I upgraded to 11.04, I have been getting this message upon logging in: (See attachment.)

    A clue as to which hard...
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