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  1. Firefox says I have chosen to open a BIN file when using motion

    I've been running the webcam software motion on a Xubuntu 14.04 box for several months now with no problems. I'm accessing it over the internet from a Kubuntu box. All of a sudden today, I keep...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dolphin search can't find a simple file

    I am the OP and have found this problem to be mysteriously resolved in Kubuntu. However to get it to work in Xubuntu, I had to install kdebase-apps.
  3. [xubuntu] Xubuntu 14.04 missing shutdown option on laptop lid close

    The title says it all. Fresh install. In the Power Manager settings, I have 4 option to choose for "when laptop lid is closed". There used to be an option to shut down but it's gone. Can I get it...
  4. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    Thanks, here they are:

    scottbomb@main-linux:~$ ping windows
    PING windows (192.168.1.5) 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from windows (192.168.1.5): icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.01 ms
    64 bytes from...
  5. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    I entered it, saved, and rebooted. Still nothing.

    I recall using that work-around when this problem came up in previous distros. However, telling the localhost who s machine is in a hard-coded...
  6. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.1.1 main-linux
  7. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    Thanks, I've tried it with workgroup as well as WORKGROUP. No difference.
  8. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    smb.conf on main computer

    #
    # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
    #
    #
    # This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
    # smb.conf(5) manual...
  9. Re: 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    Sorry, the two posts was an error, I didn't intend to make two threads. Thanks for merging.

    I'm not sure what other details I can share that would be helpful. The Windows machine can see the...
  10. [kubuntu] Re: Can I disable mouse wheel click in Kubuntu?

    Interesting, thanks. Hopefully future versions of KDE will give more control over mouse buttons.
  11. Unable to see other computers in workgroup (file manager)

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  12. 14.04 Cannot see Windows share in workgroup

    It's the problem that never seems to go away (for good), ever since I started using Linux many years ago.

    I have produced this error on my main machine, Kubuntu 14.04.2, and reproduced it on a...
  13. [kubuntu] Can I disable mouse wheel click in Kubuntu?

    I use the mouse wheel to scroll up and down on web pages, but occasionally I apply a little too much pressure and I end up pressing down on it. If there happens to be a hyperlink underneath, Firefox...
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    Re: 14.04 -- Windows network not visible

    Can you ping from one machine to the other? Can the Windows machine see the Ubuntu machine?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dolphin search can't find a simple file

    That works! Thanks, Steve! There must be some bug in the search backend. Very interesting.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dolphin search can't find a simple file

    I'll check out some alternative applications, thanks. I'll check into filing a bug against KDE too. Dolphin is an otherwise excellent (and my favorite) file manager. Something like a search should be...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dolphin search can't find a simple file

    Problem still exists on 14.04 on 2 different machines. Even after fresh install. I googled this and there are multiple threads of this same issue in different forums going back to 2005! Does anyone...
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    laptop-mode-tools won't launch

    Lenovo T510 running Mint 17 KDE. I can't get laptop-mode-tools configuration tool to load. It won't run under sudo either. In a terminal, this is what I get:


    Bus::open: Can not get ibus-daemon's...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Setting only one folder in /var/www/html to to 777 ?

    Thanks guys! Fortunately, I was able to find a guide for this particular application, outlining what files and folders should have what permissions. This is my first time hosting my own web server so...
  20. [SOLVED] Setting only one folder in /var/www/html to to 777 ?

    I'm testing a package written in php and all it needs installed on the web server is a folder in /var/www/html. For the sake of this question, let's call it test: /var/www/html/test is the new folder...
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    Re: rsync wants to send files already there

    I was wondering about that. I couldn't find anything in the man file to make rsync ignore the dates on the destination. I went ahead and let it run. It didn't take as long as I had worried (I have a...
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    Re: rsync wants to send files already there

    The a switch for archive mode should do that on it's own but I tried it anyway. I got the same result. It's so puzzling as I use this command all the time with another computer and it only copies...
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    rsync wants to send files already there

    I have successfully mounted a shared folder on another comp using
    sudo mount -t cifs //laptop-wired/Music ~/mnt -o username=myusername

    I then try to transfer all the new music files from this...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to Samba server when connected to a VPN

    And yet it worked today just fine. It's so unpredictable. Don't know whether to blame Samba or Dolphin. Will be testing this further with other distros (Xubuntu vs Mint) to see if I get different...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Connecting to Samba server when connected to a VPN

    I'm having the same problem. I have a Windows machine that samba can normally see but as soon as I connect it to a VPN service, samba can no longer see if from my Ubuntu machine. I can still ping it...
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