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    "stealth" mode for FTP and SSH ports?

    I ran the Common Ports test at https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?rh1dkyd2
    and FTP and SSH ports shows as Closed but not Stealth.

    Anything I can do in Ubuntu to fix this?
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    safely use public wifi? VPN?

    I may be taking a temporary job out-of-state.

    If I stay at a hotel with public wifi, would the best option for me to get a VPN account even though I am using Linux?
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    [ubuntu] Re: hard drive partitions naming

    No, there isn't a /dev/sda3.
    Not sure what happened to it.
    The extended partition appears to be /dev/sda4.

    I had followed a tutorial for triple-booting XP, Win7, and Ubuntu.

    I guess there...
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    [ubuntu] hard drive partitions naming

    My hard drive originally had partitions for XP, Win7, and Ubuntu 12.04.
    XP was /dev/sda1
    Win7 was /dev/sda2
    Ubuntu was /dev/sda5
    swap was /dev/sda6


    Can someone explain to me why there isn't...
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    [ubuntu] video issues on Dell M6300

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in a triple boot with Windows XP and Windows 7 on a Dell M6300 mobile workstation aka laptop.

    It has worked fine for over a year.

    Tonight when I turned on the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: blank screen with Nvidia proprietary driver

    Thank you.

    Yes, this is an old laptop, so I am going to keep the default video driver. :)
  7. [ubuntu] Re: how do I make a DVD without stuttering audio?

    In that case, I have no idea.

    I use Windows XP for my very simple DVD authoring and burning needs.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: blank screen with Nvidia proprietary driver

    Thanks for the reply.

    The install is on an ancient Dell Latitude C840.

    Since I had just installed the OS with nothing to lose, I decided to re-install Ubuntu again. The next time it suggests...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: how do I make a DVD without stuttering audio?

    Sometimes it is the blank media that you are using.
  10. [ubuntu] blank screen with Nvidia proprietary driver

    There is only Ubuntu on this laptop.

    I don't even get the Grub screen to try any fixes.

    It just boots straight into Ubuntu, and then I hear the drumroll.

    How do I fix this problem?
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    [ubuntu] Re: web server + Drupal with Desktop install

    When I browse to http://localhost/drupal I get a blank web page.

    It seems that Drupal expects to be in the web server's root directory. Numerous pages on the web about trying to install Drupal...
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    [ubuntu] web server + Drupal with Desktop install

    I want to try out Drupal on this old laptop which has Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed.

    I installed Apache2, PHP5, and MySQL per http://funwithlinux.net/2012/05/ubuntu-12-04-web-server/ and all went...
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    [lubuntu] missing maximize, minimize, close buttons

    I followed the instructions at http://alexsleat.co.uk/2012/04/11/ubuntu-12-04-moving-the-windows-buttons-back-to-the-right/ to move them to the right.

    That worked fine.

    But now after one of...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Brother HL-2170w

    Post by Maximus_ARNP works beautifully for Ubuntu 12.04 with wired connection.

    With 12.04 I did not have to install any drivers.
  15. [lubuntu] Re: won't boot if external hard drive is not connected

    I deleted the external hard drive's entry from /etc/fstab file.
    Ubuntu was wanting to automount it at boot.
  16. [lubuntu] won't boot if external hard drive is not connected

    I have some data files on an external hard drive.

    I just did a clean install of 12.04.

    I noticed this morning that if I don't have the external hard drive connected, Ubuntu won't boot.

    Why?
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    [ubuntu] Re: best network configuration?

    Thanks everyone.

    I don't want to host a website on this server; I just want to use it to share files across the various PCs in my own network.
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    [ubuntu] best network configuration?

    I currently have a cable modem connected to a router by Ethernet cable.

    And I have powerline Ethernet devices so that other PCs throughout the home connects to the internet through that router.
    ...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Firefox 13 mouse pointer locks up when clicking in bookmarks toolbar (Ubuntu 12.0

    Happened again to me this morning.

    I don't have Newsfox.

    It is quite annoying.

    It happens when clicking any link not just bookmarks toolbar.

    Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit
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    [xfce] Re: desktop icon for XP partition

    Thanks.

    I went to Applications Menu -> Settings -> Desktop, but there wasn't an option for either volumes or partitions.

    Looks like it isn't available in xfce.
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    [xfce] desktop icon for XP partition

    Is there a way to have the icon for the XP partition show up on the desktop?

    The partition is mounted.
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Solution to Broadcom 43xx Card Problem (11.04, Natty Narwhal)

    The above steps worked for the Broadcom 4311 in my Dell Latitude D620 though I didn't do step #5 about the firmware installer.

    I don't normally use wifi, but it bugged me that I couldn't see any...
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    [SOLVED] Re: play H264 file ?

    My ultimate goal is to edit out some of the 3 minute video while at the same time replacing some of the audio. Purely as a learning experience.
    So I thought demuxing and then editing each of the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: play H264 file ?

    It doesn't look like the H264 file is valid.

    I followed the directions at http://gordonazmo.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/demuxing-and-re-muxing-m2tsmp4flv-to-mkv-under/

    Not sure what I have to do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: play H264 file ?

    It should. It is a Core 2 Duo.
    I can play the mp4 just fine.





    Can you explain what this means?
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