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  1. Re: Running root crontab commands at different user levels

    So will the system know that I have come from root,. and NOT prompt me for a passwd if I run this within a cron job.........



    To clarify this a bit for folks,... this is a media centre...
  2. Running root crontab commands at different user levels

    Ok,.. my dilemma is this,..

    I am running a ubuntu apt-get update, followed by a apt-get -y upgrade. this works fine.

    But then I need to run some additional commands within a script as a user,.....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Running a script with mixed privilages

    That's great,.. I was not aware that running sudo within a script worked as though one was typing in at the command line,.. ( I assumed it would prompt for the password at each sudo command ).
    Many...
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    [SOLVED] Running a script with mixed privilages

    Trying to automate the install of a tuner card driver,.... the problem is some of the script is run as root,.. some as user.

    How can I run the different parts of the build process within the...
  5. Re: /dev/sda: Bad magic number in super-block

    Unless anyone can tell me otherwise,.. following further research,. I am led to believe that a complete disk backup is not possible with the likes of dump and dd,...

    Each partition must be backed...
  6. Re: /dev/sda: Bad magic number in super-block

    Further developments here are that I finally managed to created a cloned disk,.. although loading grub did prove to be a challenge.

    So with new cloned disk,.. tried to image entire disk with...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: passing IR commands from lircrc to the OS/screen manager

    As a point of closure on this question I have found that the following should sort my problem out,.. although I must confess I have not got round to trying it out yet as I have other issues to work...
  8. /dev/sda: Bad magic number in super-block

    Need some help as feeling vulnerable as no means of restore,.. when creating a new bootable system...

    Now my problems started with not being able to successfully restore a dd file save,... and for...
  9. Re: Problems with Grub: /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found after restore

    Sorry, Just Bumping this back to the top,.. as I am still looking for help here,..
    I have a nice stable mythtv system,.. that I cannot restore form a dd backup... and I have no idea where or what...
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    Re: Mythbuntu duplicate files

    Not sure what you having going on with you banners folder,.. mine on a 14.04 new build system is emtpy!! Be careful deleting the contents of your recordings folder as there will be database links to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: lcd4linux.conf expressions,....

    After some further investigation and some playing,.. I found a way of displaying what I wanted,..

    However it was at this point I ran into an lcd4linux ( and many other programs limit ), that any...
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    [SOLVED] Re: No sound from Chrome.....

    As An ongoing updates to my old posts,.. I now run mythbuntu 14.04 and yes the base install still does not deliver sound from chrome,...
    However,.. loading the pavucontrol ( pulse audio Volume...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't Boot after 14.04.1 LTS Update

    Duly done,.. I assumed they were related issues,. sorry for confusing things.
  14. Problems with Grub: /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found after restore

    I did a clean install of mythbuntu 14.04,.. once I got a stable system I created a backup using the following...
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    dd if=/dev/sda1 conv=sync,noerror bs=64K | gzip -c >...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't Boot after 14.04.1 LTS Update

    I too had grub problems,.. I did a clean install of mythbuntu 14.04,.. once I got a stable system I created a backup using the following...
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    dd if=/dev/sda1 conv=sync,noerror bs=64K | gzip -c ...
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    Re: Clear Up Recorded Programs in Database

    Hi just a little precaution before you start,.. Backup you Database first!!!

    find_orphans.py works well and I have used it several times,.. for similar reasons to yourself,.. but I have...
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    Re: Unable to boot off 14.04 Mythbuntu....

    well I have run out of ideas now,.. :-( removed all unnecessary disk h/w so just the HD to load and the two DVD readers... and it still fails with 14.04... )

    So regret have loaded 12.04 and...
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    Re: Unable to boot off 14.04 Mythbuntu....

    Understand what your taking about and I can select the "boot device" from either within the BIOS by choosing CDROM,.. or select a "boot menu" (F12) as the system boots and then choose CDROM.
    ...
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    Re: Unable to boot off 14.04 Mythbuntu....

    Sorry for confusion,.. I did burn and ISO file to DVD,.... and all the files can be seen,.. and this morning I have just discovered that my laptop will boot off the 14.04 DVD,.... so now the...
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    Unable to boot off 14.04 Mythbuntu....

    Clearly I am doing something wrong,.. but what I do not know.

    I have built a 14.04 DVD from a iso file,... if I load the disk into a PC I can see the file structure.

    However if I set my bios to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upstart issues,.. don't understand.....

    The penny dropped!!,.. and figured this out eventually,..

    By passing all these commands in sequence and using $0 on the command line,. the file-name itself is used as a passed parameter,..
    ...
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    [SOLVED] lcd4linux.conf expressions

    I need some help with a formatting issue,.. I have the basic command expression as follows:-

    expression a=((statfs('/', 'bfree')*statfs('/', 'bsize'))/1024/1024);b=((statfs('/mnt/Raspi',...
  23. [SOLVED] passing IR commands from lircrc to the OS/screen manager

    I am using stanzas similar to the following in order to pipe commands to mythtv,....

    # Button Zero
    begin
    prog = mythtv
    button = KEY_NUMERIC_0
    config = 0
    end

    My question...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: GLCD2USB,. device descriptor read/8, error -32

    I have identified the solution to this issue,... problem I was having,. thanks to some pointers from Michael Rogger,..

    Those who have built these small bits of hardware will be familiar with the...
  25. [SOLVED] GLCD2USB,. device descriptor read/8, error -32

    Hope this the correct location,.. ( too many to choose from ), sorry if wrong one.

    Any way have built of the Till Harbaum USB monitoring devices. ( see...
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