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  1. [ubuntu] Re: SHELL variable will not change... About to scream here.

    One thing that you might ask him is how did he logon as root because root is not supposed to have a password.

    Another thing that might be of interest is why there are no users shown in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: grsync- recover backed up files

    I wanted to let you work things out for yourself because that is the best way to have a chance of remembering it and you seem like a thoughtful user (at least one who does try to think things...
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    [ubuntu] Re: grsync- recover backed up files

    Yes.

    They are both under (meaning subfolders of) what is usually referred to as "/", the root of your filesystem.
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    [ubuntu] Re: grsync- recover backed up files

    Well, I'll try to help you but I don't think you are a moron. Actually it seems that your intuition is correct. And it appears that you do understand how to restore with grsync.

    It seems to me...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Speed test broadband differs from reality- surprise !

    If that stated data is correct, and I'm willing to take your word for it since I have no further data and am not there to test. The interpretation I would put on it would be that is the max. for the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Speed test broadband differs from reality- surprise !

    The distance to the exchange that way isn't important unless you are wireless (radio frequency transmission is straight line), your "distance" from the exchange is the path of the wire that brings...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is the postfix log?

    If I saw something like that I would look in /var/spool/postfix/dev/log to see if if I could make any sense of it.

    You don't mention exactly what problem you are trying to track down but maybe it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is the postfix log?

    That makes sense according to what you have found, it appears you don't have those files. They do exist on my system, as empty files, but as I mentioned I use exim as MTA and it has its own log...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is the postfix log?

    Yes, that is the old style method a while back Debian migrated to rsyslog so the config file is rsyslog.conf. You could check there.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to help with much postfix...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is the postfix log?

    Yo rastamon,

    You probably should lay off the ganja while reading the manual page. Your commands search the current directory and, presumably you are not in var/log.

    So Ja say!


    Edit: Since...
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    [ubuntu] Re: File Storage - Safest Redundant Methods?

    The advice I have always seen is that if you choose to use hardware RAID, you buy a second controller exactly the same as the first at the time you set it up so that there is a spare available when...
  12. Thread: firewall

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    [SOLVED] Re: firewall

    Yeah, agreed in some cases, I think I remember CharlesA does it that way. However, the person you describe isn't asking for help in ABT either.

    I was answering Charles' question. It's still a part...
  13. Thread: firewall

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    [SOLVED] Re: firewall

    Probably because it is still part of Debian and the Debian maintainer ensures that it still gets security upgrades. Used by a knowledgeable sys admin, it writes the rules to iptables just fine....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems writing DVD with K3b

    Well tech, from what you wrote it appears that you downloaded the 6th DVD in the set.

    From the FAQ at :
    http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#bootable


    I'm not sure this forum is the best place to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems writing DVD with K3b

    Well, what I would do is pay attention to the error message the application gave you which is shown in your first screenshot.

    It might be something that is optioned on the K3B settings menu,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't boot without ctrl-alt-delete

    In your first post you cited a link, if your trouble is the one mentioned there it might be a good idea to post both, /etc/fstab and the results of blkid -c /dev/null, because that's what the problem...
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    [ubuntu] Re: which is my boot partition??

    It means sda3, just like you thought.


    OK, I don't mind putting on my hip waders for a little while. It sure is harder to read the thread with such a long quote. If you ask a moderator to fix it,...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu won't boot after trying installing a debian "live usb" on /dev/sda8

    I would guess that when you did what you did you allowed the MBR of your hard disk to be overwritten. You should read the instructions more carefully, that program is designed to make a bootable USB...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: An error occurred during the signature verification

    Will you please clarify what you mean by "not allowed"?

    When upgrading, the package manager will choose the highest numbered version of a package ([Edit: in the target release if there is a target...
  20. Thread: My 4th Project

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    [ubuntu] Re: My 4th Project

    Hey, that's what the forums are for, you can find someone to bother here 24/7/365. ;-)
  21. Thread: My 4th Project

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    [ubuntu] Re: My 4th Project

    Well, you would open a terminal window and use one of the command line front-ends to the package manager. For example, for the package you mention, vlc. I would enter the command, apt-get update...
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    [all variants] Re: change the login prompt

    One place that could be done is /etc/bash.rc. Unless your system has been changed previously and/or is non-standard I would look there first. If you don't have any luck with that come back with the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I run a bash script as root?

    This is not a strange problem, it is the expected behaviour for NetworkManager. You have it set to DHCP both the IP address and DNS and thus it does that and puts the DNS values in resolv.conf.


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  24. Thread: Copy to

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    [ubuntu] Re: Copy to

    That could well be, I haven't used a KDE desktop in a couple of years, haven't kept up. However, I do have a standalone copy of Konqueror on a 10.04LTS GNOME install and it is still called Konqueror...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dependency problems

    ki4jgt,
    If I were you I would pay special attention to this part of the error message:


    As you can see from reading through the rest of the message, the errors cascade because of that initial...
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