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  1. [gnome] Re: Journal and Tracker extensions - how to install in Gnome Shell

    Some of them have dependencies. I needed gir1.2-gnomedesktop3.0 to install journal on 12.10
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    [ubuntu] Re: VPN with MPPE+PAP/CHAP

    Can anyone help me? If you need more information, just ask?
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    [ubuntu] VPN with MPPE+PAP/CHAP

    I'm trying to set up a VPN at my workplace. The instructions given to me require that MPPE encryption be on as well as PAP and CHAP. But in network-manager, if I select MPPE, the PAP and CHAP...
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    tar.gz bigger than its contents

    I have a script that users tar -g to make a daily incremental backup of a directory.

    The basic guts of the script is


    thiserror=0;
    echo
    echo...
  5. [gnome] Handy display/screen configuration tool

    Does anyone know if there's an application for changing the X sever settings (particularly, the number of attached screens) that can be put as an item in the panel in Gnome? The idea would be (right...
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    [ubuntu] Re: install multiple system languages?

    I've been searching for this too, but to no avail.

    The deal is that I'm mostly an English speaker/user, but I sometimes want to type in Firefox/empathy/thunderbird/whatever in French or German...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: What happens when I upgrade the physical computer?

    This might or might not work - it depends on how similar your old computer is to your new one.

    The best idea is to reinstall ubuntu from scratch on the new computer, install the packages and copy...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pop up notification?

    I think you mean libnotify, if you're using gnome.

    Kmess: no idea, but empathy works fine.
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    [ubuntu] Re: GNU Make help

    This looks more like a problem with the code that you're compiling rather than the makefile per se.
    Perhaps you can post all of the output.
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    [all variants] Re: USB Charging fun

    Cool, cheers anyway.
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSH requiring password, wasn't before

    So, it just looks like the server isn't accepting your key.

    In ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the SERVER, there should be a list of the PUBLIC keys that are allowed to log in.

    Your public key can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSH requiring password, wasn't before

    Also, try enabling the debug output of the ssh command using


    ssh -v myserver
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    [all variants] Re: USB Charging fun

    I had not found that page before, thanks.

    But....

    The power directory only has one file in it 'wakeup'

    Trying to do

    sudo echo on > levelgets me
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    [all variants] USB Charging fun

    I have a wireless headset that I'm trying to charge through USB. When I connect it, it just doesn't charge. I've found losts of similar posts here, but they're not much help.

    Looking at dmesg, the...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Add bunch of text to a file from the command line

    It's possible to do a 'find-replace' for the special characters and escape them automatically. I did this a while ago. The section of my (perl) script looks like this. Perhaps you can adapt it for...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Add bunch of text to a file from the command line

    You can usually escape special characters with a backslash before them, but I'm not sure that's what you want. Do you have a specific example?
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Can I switch between windows from the Terminal?

    Can't you use ALT+TAB?
  18. [ubuntu] Re: I accidently execute chown user:user -R /

    You did it as root, I presume?
    I'm pretty sure you're going to have to reinstall from scratch.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Joining MP3 files losslessly

    Try this
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=193144
  20. [all variants] Re: Looking for Electrical CAD not Electronics CAD

    I you're adventurous, I've had some success using circuit macros in latex, but it's not up to the complexity you're after, I think.

    http://www.ece.uwaterloo.ca/~aplevich/Circuit_macros/
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    [SOLVED] Re: pptview on projector

    Well, I fixed it myself, but for the next guy,

    Install Devils pie - an application that allows you to define where windows appear when they open - http://live.gnome.org/DevilsPie

    sudo apt-get...
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    [SOLVED] pptview on projector

    I'm using pptview from the repositories to show a powerpoint file, but when I'm connected to a projector, it insists on showing the show on my laptop screen rather than the projector.

    Anyone know...
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