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  1. Re: Can I set rsync daemon to only receive with -b flag?

    My concern with this approach is that the control still resides on the untrusted machine, rather than the trusted machine - it has been obfuscated, and realistically my users are not likely to be the...
  2. Can I set rsync daemon to only receive with -b flag?

    Research scientist here, not a sysadmin. I am setting up a server running the rsync daemon. Various user machines (that I do not control, other than to install a scheduled script) will periodically...
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    Re: Using bash to send strings via USB?

    thanks - I will look into that...
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    [ubuntu] Using bash to send strings via USB?

    I am cross posting this to the education & science forum, not sure about etiquette for that, but anyways...

    I am looking to run a couple of pieces of lab equipment from a bash script by sending...
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    Using bash to send strings via USB?

    I am cross posting this to the general help forum, not sure about etiquette for that, but anyways...

    I am looking to run a couple of pieces of lab equipment from a bash script by sending text...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Manual fan control Inspiron 6400

    I am not on that machine right now but I finally solved the problem using gkrellm (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/GKrellM)
  7. [ubuntu] Help! Xerox Phaser 7500 won't print in color

    I have a Xerox 7500 at work, color printing was working fine with 10.04. Had a bad upgrade and had to install 10.10 from scratch onto a new partition. Works fine except now after reinstalling the...
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    [SOLVED] Manual fan control Inspiron 6400

    I have an Inspiron 6400 which has overheating problems (the display gets flaky when the machine gets hot). I just realized I can't remember the last time I heard the fan go on, and I am wondering if...
  9. [ubuntu] HELP - resurrecting borked update with boot disk

    I was updating 10.04 (not upgrading to 10.10, just the regular update manager improvements etc thing) and there was a series of error messages about locale not being set, and it went on forever &...
  10. [ubuntu] Where is the acroread prefs dialogue lock file

    Anyone know where to look for the acroread preferences dialogue lock file in Lucid? I had the prefs dialogue open, and had a crash, now whenever I try to edit/prefs in acroread I get a popup saying...
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    [SOLVED] Re: weird wireless

    I have had a similar problem. Never figured it out, but after a lot of messing around and more or less randomly hitting buttons (I like to think of it as a "genetic algorithm" for fixing things), I...
  12. [ubuntu] Recommendations for "commuter" laptop / tablet?

    I will soon have to replace my old Inspiron 6400 (Intel T2400, 1.83 GHz, 2 Gb RAM, 15.4" WSXGA+ display), and am trying to decide what with. I definitely want something a bit lighter and maybe...
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    Re: Not Ubuntu - AC charging problems

    Hi - I logged on to try and find an answer to the exact same question. Here is what I have so far. Some useful discussion of the problem may be found here:...
  14. [ubuntu] Command line OneNote format converter?

    Hi - co-workers send me OneNote files, I'd like to be able to convert them to e.g. PNG or SVG or something so I can easily incorporate them into a TiddlyWiki file as image links. Is there an easy way...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Strange BASH quote problem calling commands stored in a variable

    Nice - thanks, that did the trick...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Strange BASH quote problem calling commands stored in a variable

    well, technically, I suppose so, but...

    ...what I'm actually trying to do with this is take a list of pdf files with arbitrary names (may include spaces), and string together a call to pdftk to...
  17. [SOLVED] Strange BASH quote problem calling commands stored in a variable

    I am having some weird problems with calling commands stored in a variable (I need to do this to assemble a command with a bunch of parameters automatically and then execute it).

    Example code that...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Limited cron subset on battery possible?

    Just to wrap up the thread, /etc/crontab is indeed being executed on schedule on my laptop, even on battery power.

    Thanks!
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Limited cron subset on battery possible?

    hmmm.... I did not know that there were > 1 "cron"s - I assumed my problems were due to anacron going off but will have to do some more debugging now...

    thanks!
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Limited cron subset on battery possible?

    I think I have the reverse problem though - cron seems to be switched off when operating on battery, so none of the crontab stuff is ever called. I could try to cancel this behaviour (Ubuntu Jaunty),...
  21. [ubuntu] Limited cron subset on battery possible?

    I would like to run a limited subset of cron jobs while on battery (basically my crontab file only) - is this something that can be done easily? Or should I be trying to find another solution?

    On...
  22. Re: How to: Install Network Manager 0.7 SVN on Hardy - RESOLVED (my issue)

    How do you do that? I have the same problem - KVPNC has to reconnect every minute. I can't find a keep-alive option anywhere though (or do you just mean "keep doing something"? I tried continuously...
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    [ubuntu] KVPNC hangs up after a minute - RESOLVED

    I'm having a problem with KVPNC (Ubuntu Hardy): connection established properly, I am in, http://www.whatismyip.com sees the new IP address, but then it loses the connection after ~ a minute, and is...
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