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  1. [ubuntu] Re: mate 1.6 part of software centre or synaptic package manager?

    think it might be a while before it appears in debian...the mailing lists were full of discussions about MATE's code needing to be improved.
    i'm using it on 13.04 via the PPA...would also like to...
  2. [xubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] xubuntu 12.10 alpha - external drive not detected

    i always run ubuntu alphas until the rc comes out...then move onto something else until the next one.
  3. [xubuntu] Re: [solved] xubuntu 12.10 alpha - external drive not detected

    yup...that did the trick.
    i really appreciate you help and quick reply.
    added to the launchpad bug.

    (and sorry for posting in the wrong section...)
  4. [xubuntu] [SOLVED] xubuntu 12.10 alpha - external drive not detected

    hi all.
    just got a new desktop and stuck xubuntu 12.10 alpha on there. this is all running fine on my laptop.
    everything's ok except for the fact that my external hard drive isn't detected. this is...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    just did a dist-upgrade and 3.0.0-16 has been installed.
    system has been rebooted but i'm still stuck on 3.0.0-14!
    need some help here. this isn't great if vulnerabilities are being fixed and i'm...
  6. [ubuntu] HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed external USB disk

    hi all.
    running ubuntu server 11.10. getting this error every 5 minutes in syslog

    ata_id[25473]: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdb': Invalid argument

    the disk is for backups and is...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    i tried to replicate my server in virtualbox to see if the same thing happened. it doesn't
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Server 11.10 not rebooting

    sudo shutdown -r now (to reboot right away)
    sudo shutdown -h now (to shutdown right away)
    sudo shutdown -r 60 (to reboot in 60 minutes)
    sudo shutdown -h 60 (to shutdown in 60 minutes)
    and so on...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    no...still nothing i'm afraid. just tried both and rebooted.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    hello again.
    menu.lst is as follows...

    # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
    # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # ...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Putty SSH "Server refused our key" cannot connect with keys

    care to share? ;)
  12. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    i rebooted it twice this afternoon...grudgingly ;) no change in the kernel version.
  13. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    i'm afraid it's a remote box that i don't have physical access to. no monitor attached to it either.
    wonder if the logs will shine any light on it.
    thanks for your time.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    '## default num'?
    yes it is.
    'default 0'
  15. [ubuntu] Re: 3.0.0-15 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    hey.
    thanks for your reply.
    'dpkg --status linux-generic' reports that 3.0.0.15.17 is installed correctly.
    in menu.lst '3.0.0-15-generic' is the first choice after ## ## End Default Options ##....
  16. [ubuntu] 3.0.0-16 installed but ubuntu server boots to 3.0.0-14

    hi all.
    noticed some odd behaviour with my headerless 11.04 server.
    3.0.0-16-generic (as of 13/2/12) is installed and shows in grub's menu.lst but when the machine boots it uses 3.0.0-14-generic....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu Over Fedora

    yes. very possible. just install ubuntu like you did fedora and overwrite the existing linux partitions...leaving your windows partitions intact. grub will be updated and will offer ubuntu and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update Manager - no password request

    duly noted. cheers.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update Manager - no password request

    if that's the case i'd say it is a step backwards. all updates are not good updates. best let the administrator decide...not the regular user.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu not booting, showing unknown file system, grub rescue.

    have a wee look here ?
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    Re:

    ah...sorry...thanks...
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    still can't edit my details.
    i've been a member for over 5 years. not terribly active as i tend to post bugs etc on launchpad.
    been back on recently...got to >50 posts but am still unable to edit...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu not booting, showing unknown file system, grub rescue.

    oh.
    are you installing it to the master boot record (mbr)? if so i can't think what the problem would be. it should be overwritten correctly.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Good alternatives to Gnome 3?

    i'd go for lxde. tried them all...even icewm and enlightenment...and i find it gives the best balance of performance and looks.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Update Manager - no password request

    i've got this problem too...posted here about it...filed a launchpad bug about it. software centre asks for a password as does apt-get via the command line.
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