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    Re: How to deal with growing BIND9 log files

    You may have to stop the DNS server in order to do the deleting; some servers keep their log files open at all times while others open then only as needed and then close them. The few times that I...
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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Old hardware brought back to life

    Great story, Jamie! The linked thread has been closed for a while so I had to come back here to congratulate you!

    And I agree with others that you're likely to go far. I have grandkids more than...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Yet Another Samba Problem

    Turned out to be a whole collection of configuration problems, caused mostly by too many clean installs. The workgroups were not identical, the printer share names were not consistent at each end...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VirtualBox - Where are files Stored

    As v3.xx suggests, using the "shared folders" capability of VBox is the simplest way to go. First, create the desired folder in your home directory under ubuntu. Then go to the Windows VM, be sure...
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    [SOLVED] Yet Another Samba Problem

    After having to rebuild a Virtualbox VM on my two-box LAN, I'm finding it impossible to connect from any of my VMs on "mehitabel" to either printer located on "xubuntu2." Both boxes are running...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB requiring authentication now

    Many thanks. There's some sample code way down the page that ought to do it nicely, to make the "sudo" group "auth-admin" for all systemd processes! Haven't tested it yet but I'm confident it will...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB requiring authentication now

    Where can I find the definition of "auth-admin" as used in this file? Seems to me the simplest solution would be to either add my personal id/group to that, or perhaps the "sudo" group, and kill all...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB requiring authentication now

    So I hit Google searching for "polkit udisks" and the very first hit provided the answer. I created the file /etc/polkit-1/10-udisks2.rules with this content:
    // See the polkit(8) man page for more...
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    [SOLVED] Re: USB requiring authentication now

    Interesting -- so it has to be something that I've done here, not an artifact of some system update (which have been appearing almost daily for the past week).

    The searching I've done so far...
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    [SOLVED] USB requiring authentication now

    In just the last couple of days, my Xubuntu 14.04.3 system has begun requiring authentication to mount, unmount, or eject USB flash drives. I suspect that this is a consequence of some recent update,...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: New to ubuntu (Wordpress Developer Background)

    I wrote that long message before reviewing the tutorial that you followed. That was a mistake!

    I can now answer both the questions quoted above. You couldn't see where the files were getting...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: New to ubuntu (Wordpress Developer Background)

    If you installed Wordpress from the repositories (that is, using Software Center or some other Ubuntu utility) then it will be at /usr/share/wordpress. The wp-content directory, however, may be at...
  13. Re: How do I use the "free space" on Ubuntu live usb?

    It's something that most users never need to know, but in situations such as you've encountered can be quite critical.

    Since the choice of a User Name is up to the user and can be anything the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Does Virtualbox 5.0 Need Guest Additions?

    Just one minor point. You'll have fewer problems down the way if you go to the link I posted and follow its directions for adding the Oracle repository to your updating settings. (The directions are...
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    Re: can't run software update

    To help assure that the software you download with the updater has not been modified to include malware, each server has its own encoded signature, and the updating software verifies that encoded...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Does Virtualbox 5.0 Need Guest Additions?

    Do you have the build-essentials and DKMS packages, plus the linux header package, installed on your host system? These are needed in order to create the necessary kernel modules each time a kernel...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Does Virtualbox 5.0 Need Guest Additions?

    Sorry, that's not the way it works. After installing vbox 5.0, use its internal menu's "Extensions" choice to locate and install the extensions package (which you might need to download separately)....
  18. Re: How do I use the "free space" on Ubuntu live usb?

    Would not these two commands solve his problem more easily?

    The first, of course, would recursively change group ownership of the DATA folder and all its current content from "root" to "ubuntu,"...
  19. Re: creating a script that runs when ubuntu boots

    It appears to me that /etc/init.d is not really the right place to be launching a user-written script. That folder is specifically intended for launching system services that are expected to run for...
  20. Re: How do I use the "free space" on Ubuntu live usb?

    That "free space" reported by Win7 is most probably your entire set of Linux files. Windows fails to recognize the partition codes used by other systems, and reports only "free space" rather than...
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    [xfce] Re: boot partition full

    Use the command bashing-om gave you in Post #4 above; it will tell you where in the file system the offending files are located.

    The entire file system, if installed in the usual default...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: China | Can my ISP stop services (Transmission Daemon)

    Here's how I handled a similar problem here when my FTP server (which normally runs quietly in the background 24x7) would occasionally shut itself down and I'd fail to notice it until a customer...
  23. Re: Disabling IPV6 does not hold after reboot

    It's possible that /etc/local's permissions do not include the execution bit. Normally, its properties on the permissions tab should include toward the bottom of the dialog a checkbox saying "allow...
  24. Re: Disabling IPV6 does not hold after reboot

    If you add your "sysctl -p" command to the "/etc/rc.local" file, just above the line that reads "exit 0" near the end of the file, that will run automagically at the end of the boot process. Since...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to copy and paste between VM and host

    You have to remember that in Linux there are not just one, but two "clipboard buffers" that have nothing to do with each other, when the X Windows server is involved. I've never managed to get vbox's...
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