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    [ubuntu] Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    The correct syntax would be:



    sudo apt-get install xscreensaver


    Alternatively, you can use Synaptic Package Manager to search for individual packages and install them. I find it much...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    On some systems Gnome screensaver fails to turn off the display, at most it will blank the screen, but it will not turn it off.
    I think there is a bug somewhere but I can't find it now.
    ...
  3. Re: Offline uncorrectable sectors errors fill up syslog and kern.log sector does not

    I added these lines in /etc/rsyslog.conf




    # filter sda messages:
    :msg, contains, "ata1" ~
    :msg, contains, "res 51/40:05:3c:e0:24" ~
    :msg, contains, "[sda]" ~
    :msg, contains, "72 03 11 04"...
  4. Re: Offline uncorrectable sectors errors fill up syslog and kern.log sector does not

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    This drive is not critical for me, it is only the OS on it, and the whole computer is scheduled for decommissioning soon.

    What I need to do now, is to prevent the...
  5. Re: Offline uncorrectable sectors errors fill up syslog and kern.log sector does not

    Thanks a lot for the reply.

    Here is the output of smartctl -a /dev/sda



    # smartctl -a /dev/sda
    smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.2.0-30-generic-pae] (local build)
    Copyright (C)...
  6. Offline uncorrectable sectors errors fill up syslog and kern.log no rellocation

    I have smard monitoring, and everyday it sends me an email saying that I have 8 Offline uncorrectable sectors and that I should look in syslog.

    Syslog is spammed with this messages:


    Apr 24...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Can someone explain procedure for running memtest86 please?

    Not sure about 12.10, but on 12.04 LiveCD, pressing TAB key during boot brings the classical menu with several other options including the memory test option.

    Have you tried pressing TAB during...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sda1 corrupted and unmountable

    How do you access the hidden option in the newer versions of Ubuntu? the only options I see are: Try Ubuntu and Install Ubuntu. There is no more System Rescue, Memtest, check disk, or other useful...
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    [all variants] Re: encrypted password in samba credentials file

    My network topology has changed so I don't nee this that much anymore, but I would still like to have a solution.

    So far I have also found this thread:...
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    Re: Leaving Ubuntu.

    I have an update about DE's and a message to the OP and to anyone that does not like Gnome3 or Unity.

    Try MATE: http://mate-desktop.org/

    I cannot understand why the project is low profile when...
  11. Re: Scroll Wheel doesn't change Nautlus tabs...

    I cannot scroll with the mouse wheel in a window either.

    Be it Firefox, or Nautilus, the wheel seems to be completely disabled.

    I didn't know about the tab scrolling until now, but scrolling...
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    [SOLVED] Re: unity workspace switching Q

    I am testing out Ubuntu 11.10 in a Virtual Machine to see if I should upgrade to it. One the most awesome things in Ubuntu and Linux in general is the workspace feature. I am able to much better...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

    Is there any way of fixing this without booting from another OS?
    Maybe ubuntu has some recovery console that can be accessed?

    Otherwise, it would be a good idea to have another instance of linux...
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    Re: Leaving Ubuntu.

    The only problem is that you have to re-install every two years:

    "This means to stay with the latest release of Bodhi you only need to reinstall your system every two years, while still having...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: "Log Out" option disappeared from gnome-shell after latest update

    Options, buttons, and features come and go with each Ubuntu release, with some updates, and sometimes with restarts.

    That is why it's best to rely on more 'robust' ways of doing things.

    To log...
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    [ubuntu] Re: do-release-upgrade fails

    You can try this to solve the python interface error:



    cp /usr/share/pyshared/GnuPGInterface.py /usr/lib/python2.6/


    reference:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 10.04 sudden freeze !

    I have the same problem, but it happened with older versions of Ubuntu as well on the same hardware.

    I believe it to be more of a hardware issue. My relevant hardware components are:

    Intel i5...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Can someone explain procedure for running memtest86 please?

    So I put the live CD, then it boots from CD. But the only options are "Try Ubuntu" and "Install Ubuntu" no more memtest option. Oh, and this is on a nice graphical interface.

    Was the memtest...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Deprecated DOS-compatibile partition table

    So what is the solution? I tried command 'c' then command 'u' then 'w', but the warning reappears. This is a freshly formatted drive - so no data now.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Delete Unnecessary Nautilus Context Menu Items

    Actually, I remember remobing that package once, and the taskbars wouldn't appear when booting.

    Maybe I'll give it a try again.
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    [SOLVED] Re: remove cron from /var/log/auth.log

    Thanks bio, that worked for me.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Partial Upgrade

    I do all my upgrades over SSH using screen, otherwise it's too risky.

    Also, if I have a heavily customized system, that I don't want to lose, I take an image with Clonezilla before the upgrade. It...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: How to forward squid traffic to another SOCKS host

    Can't you just configure your proxy settings on the client (not polipo) to NOT USE a proxy on local addresses and other specific hosts?

    I am not sure that file can help you.
    Did you read this:...
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    Re: Mount samba shares with utf8 encoding using cifs

    This is what I have in my fstab and it works:

    //192.168.0.102/Music /home/share/Music/Party cifs auto,uid=root,gid=mygroup,forcegid,credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,dir_mode=0775,file_mode=0775 0...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Squid disables Firefox default search engine

    Still no solution for this?

    What happens when using google chrome?
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