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    [ubuntu] how to do a sed loop?

    Hi all...I'm very confused.

    Not even sure if it's really an ubuntuforums problem but this is the only place I know where I might find computerates on a Saturday night :-)

    I have a text file...
  2. [kubuntu] KDE4 Plasma Taskbar - stay text only, no icons

    Hi all....Using KDE4.5.1.

    When the taskbar starts to fill up the text on each tab changes to an icon. I'd prefer it didn't. There seems to be no setting in the taskbar config panel which will help...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Staggering updates over several days

    Hi...it's 100MB per day with a daily renewal. So effectively 3GB per month.

    I'm not a heavy user of the net so it does me fine, except when downloading ubuntu iso's and upgrades.

    Regards
    Miguel
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    [ubuntu] Re: Staggering updates over several days

    Thanks. I've already dl'd the alternate 10.10 so I will use that.

    Can you explain the phrase you used - "turn the client on and off".

    Thanks
    Miguel
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    [ubuntu] Staggering updates over several days

    Hi all....Is there a procedure for the following?

    I want to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 and the upgrade wants to download 300MB of updates. Unfortunately my high-speed internet connection is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Program to compress pdf?

    I've kept playing around and come up with a solution that works for me by using Scribus. Very repetitive and only suitable if you've no more than a dozen or so jpgs (or plenty of time on your hands)....
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    [SOLVED] Program to compress pdf?

    Hi all....

    I used imagemagick to combine eight jpgs into a pdf.


    convert *.jpg outputfile.pdf

    The combined size of the original jpg's was about 4MB. The resulting pdf was 14MB

    I tried...
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    [SOLVED] Re: GRUB timeout query

    Works a treat. Thanks very much :-)
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    [SOLVED] GRUB timeout query

    Hi all...I want my GRUB bootup menu to *NOT* timeout after however many seconds but to sit waiting for user input.

    Should I change the menu.lst timeout setting to something like ten billion...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: SSH question (possibly firewall related)

    Don't worry Lucky. The more brains I can pick the more I understand (I think). Thanks for the info.

    And thanks CharlesA. Will look into keys. Have heard about them but don't really understand...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: SSH question (possibly firewall related)

    Thanks teejaybee. I'm fairly sure this is the case.

    So, if I forward port 22, does this mean that whenever he is online port 22 is open to the internet or is it only when his ssh server is...
  12. [SOLVED] SSH question (possibly firewall related)

    Hi all....Am new to ssh so apologies for the newbiness of the question.

    I am having no success in trying to ssh into my brother's computer. I get the error message....

    ssh: connect to host...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Delete file automatically at shutdown

    Hello lifeSum....Thanks for the reply.

    It doesn't seem to work although, even with my limited knowledge, I can see what you've done and understand that it should work.

    I get a "missing LSB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Delete file automatically at shutdown

    Yes I am. It's a great app with this minor flaw.

    Miguellint
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    [ubuntu] Delete file automatically at shutdown

    Hi all....Using Ubuntu 9.04

    I want to automatically delete a file at shutdown as it always causes an error message next time the computer boots. The file is in....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help please!!!!!!!!!

    Just curious....when you right-click on one of your picture files then choose Properties/Permissions who is listed as the owner of the file. Plus who are the group/others.

    Also does "root" get a...
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    Re: Gnome or KDE

    Can I ask the Gnome users what app they currently use as a file manager.

    Nautilus was the default Gnome file manager last time I looked but it didn't have Konqueror's tabbed browsing.

    This...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Locate and updatedb commands question

    NT4usB....you da man (as all the cool kids say).

    Edit as root /etc/updatedb.conf
    Remove /media from PRUNEPATHS
    Exit and save
    sudo updatedb

    Job done

    100 penguin points to you.
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    [SOLVED] Locate and updatedb commands question

    Hi all...I have a two-partition external hard drive which mounts as /media/sdb1 and /media/sdb2

    This from /etc/mtab......

    /dev/sdb1 /media/sdb1 ext2 rw 0 0
    /dev/sdb2 /media/sdb2 ext2 rw 0 0...
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    Re: HowTo install KDE 3 into Intrepid (repost)

    Just adding my thanks for the work you guys are doing. Totally appreciated. Intrepid remains usable.

    I am fortunate in that I run Ubuntu with KDM, not Kubuntu, so my upgrade from KDE 4.1 to KDE...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with updating VLC in 8.10

    The locate command works off a file-name database which gets updated daily-ish (depending on your configuration). It doesn't actually look through the hard disks etc for your file, just through the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Directory in the Terminal

    You can also drag a folder onto the terminal and it will do the quotation marks thing automatically. Just make sure you type cd and then hit the spacebar before you drag the folder

    Regards
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    [ubuntu] Re: Resizing partition problem

    Thanks all. Upgraded gparted and job done.

    Regards
    Miguel
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    [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Resizing partition problem

    Hi all...I have a 30 GB hard disk with the following partitions...

    (hd0,0) 200MB /boot
    (hd0,1) 15GB free space (formerly XP)
    (hd0,2) 14GB / (root partition for Ubuntu)
    (hd0,3) 800MB /swap
    ...
  25. [kubuntu] Does Kubuntu 8.04 Alternate CD include encryption. [Solved...yes it does]

    Thanks for the info hyper_ch.

    So I downloaded the alternate kubuntu CD and it's got the encryption options I want.

    The encryption install gave me a bit of a problem at "install the grub boot...
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