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  1. [all variants] T-Mobile (US) Samsung Vibrant flawless tethering

    I just thought I'd share that the new Samsung Galaxy S variant on T-Mobile US (the Vibrant) works perfectly for USB tethering in Ubuntu 10.04. I just plugged in the USB cable and Network Manager...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Severe packet loss from Mini 9 Broadcom driver when upgrading to 9.10

    You are not alone.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wpasupplicant/+bug/453647

    We got "Broadcomed" again!
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    [SOLVED] Re: Mini 10 v purchase advice

    Hi Jane,

    I have no idea unfortunately whether the mini 10v has a switch for 220v ( how could I find that out? ) I got a mini 10 two weeks ago as a present and really love it.

    I installed...
  4. Thread: Odd SSH issue.

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    [ubuntu] Re: Odd SSH issue.

    I'm with BkkBonaza.

    Check /etc/hosts.deny for your IP addr.

    Sounds like you run something like DenyHosts to block IPs that appear to be 'brute-forcing' your sshd.

    You can whitelist your IP...
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    [ubuntu] Re: security qestion about opened ports

    Hi Lori,

    In general you should run as few public services as possible. The main concerns here are your MTA on port 25 and Webmin on 10000. Make sure you configure Exim (if that's your mail...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Setup firewall for vsftpd in FTPS/FTPES configuration

    To my knowledge, it's not possible to use iptables' ip_conntrack_ftp with FTPS since it will never see the PORT command, and therefore never know which port to open. So suggestion #1 about using...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Zenity GUI to start SSH VPN

    Have a look at these two guides:
    http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/539
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH_VPN

    That should get you pointed in the right direction.

    Good Luck!
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    [all variants] Disable SSH version reporting

    Hi all,

    I'd like to prevent sshd from reporting it's version:

    $ nc example.com <ssh port>
    SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_4.7p1 Debian-8ubuntu1.2

    Ideally it would report nothing, or at least just say...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Zenity GUI to start SSH VPN

    Everything aside from a single TCP connection (to the VPN host) should go through the VPN. When I look at a tcpdump of the local lan traffic, I should only see encrypted TCP from the laptop to the...
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    [ubuntu] Zenity GUI to start SSH VPN

    Hello,

    I've set up a script to start/stop an SSH VPN with the -w option in OpenSSH dynamically. Works great. However, I just got my girlfriend a slick new Dell Mini Inspiron that she will use...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: iSight works but Cheese plays fast with no audio

    I've experienced the same issue. Unfortunately Cheese in SVN requires recompiling some core Gnome libraries from cvs (which I don't really want to do) so I haven't been able to test for fixes...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update question

    It sounds like the packages were already downloaded on your Dell. You can find out if you're set to download (but not install) updates automatically by going to System -> Administration -> Software...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No rEFit menu/Screen Flickering....bad signs?

    You need to rerun the refit installation script from with OS X. Boot into OS X, open a terminal and do:


    $ sudo /efi/refit/enable-always.sh


    Then at the refit menu select the option that...
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    [other] Re: How to bypass the 4-partitions limit?

    Just to throw another angle into the mix here, I was booting Windows XP, Mac OS X and Ubuntu off a pure MBR disk (no GPT at all) for quite awhile and it worked great. It's quite involved and...
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    [all variants] HOWTO: Fix Apple IR remote in Hardy

    Unfortunately the Apple IR remote doesn't work out-of-the-box in Hardy on my MacBook 1,1 so I went about trying to figure out why. I came across this thread which addresses the problem but requires...
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    Re: Default hostname during install process

    I agree that the an admin username shouldn't be set in the default hostname. However, it's still better than OS X's approach: "Joe Schmoes MacBook." Go to a cafe and open the avahi browser and...
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    Re: Integrate Pidgin with keyring

    That has no bearing on why it couldn't happen. Last I checked Windows didn't have libnotify but we still manage to use it to display messages in gnome. This could be done as a gnome-specific...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu 8.04 issues in my macbook

    You need to have administrator privileges in order to create/delete/modify files in system folders like /lib/firmware. You can do this easily by hitting Alt+F2 then typing "gksudo nautilus" then...
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    Re: University Professor Tries to Hammer Ubuntu

    The comments in this thread should be more than enough to put this guy in his place. There's but a couple extra things I'll add which should ripen the argument a little more.

    1) His comment on...
  20. [other] Re: Is it possible to run a Linux distro in Bootcamp?

    My understanding is that the Boot Camp beta for Tiger has expired and the product is now only available for Leopard. In that case, it's not FREE, but rather costs $129 for the OS upgrade.

    If...
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    Default entries in $HOME/Templates

    I've suggested this for the last two releases and both times it seemed to have gotten a welcome response so I'm a little perplexed as to why this hasn't been done yet, considering it's so simple.
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    [all variants] Re: HOWTO: Fix iSight in Hardy

    I see, the -f switch specifies the basename, not full path. That would explain why I didn't encounter that problem when I was testing the process while originally writing the howto. I must have...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: [INTEL-64 bits HH] Getting my trash back...

    Don't use sudo as that will make the change for the root user only.

    Easiest way is to hit "Alt-F2" then type "gconf-editor"

    Go to Apps -> nautilus -> desktop

    Then put a check in the box next...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu 8.04 issues in my macbook

    To fix your iSight follow this guide.

    Video from those sites you mentioned are streaming in proprietary video formats which Ubuntu can't support out of the box for legal reasons. However, it's...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Big troubles with wireless (MacBook) - Please help!!!

    Hi arseniy,

    Sorry I wasn't available after you upgraded to Hardy, I had to drop off for a bit. Your wireless *should* work indefinitely now that you've upgraded to a stable kernel in an LTS...
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