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  1. [ubuntu] Re: can't establish connection from laptop to projector

    Hi and welcome to the forums,

    On my Samsung laptop, the Fn+F4 key works to switch between projector and laptop. I never had to use xrandr to configure the VGA port, just using the Fn+F4 key worked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Determining reboot reason

    Hi,


    last -x

    will display the last shutdown events from wtmp, so although it won't give you a reason, it will give you the times so that you can try look for events in the logs that correspond...
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    [ubuntu] Re: During Start-up

    Normally when Ubuntu refers to "MTA" on startup, it's the "Mail Transport Agent", which is likely sendmail or postfix.

    Often some other application depends on the mail transport agent, so in that...
  4. [other] Re: Compilation of MrBayes does not run ./cofig script

    Hi & welcome to the forums,

    First you need to run autoconf, which will create the configure script. You likely don't have it installed already, so:


    sudo apt-get install autoconf
    cd...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: libreoffice calc will not open openoffice calc file

    It sounds like it could be a replica of this issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libreoffice/+bug/972595

    The good news is there appears to be a solution, but you probably won't be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ddrescue error: cannot open output file

    Your ddrescue command is a bit mixed up. If you want to create a hard drive image, then you'll need to mount /dev/sdb first.

    If you mounted /dev/sdb to, for example /mnt/sdb, then your command...
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove proxy via terminal

    Ok, if you're accessing from an Ubuntu machine, then try this instead. On the remote machine, type:


    nano ~/proxychange.sh

    In the new file, paste the following:


    #!/bin/bash
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove proxy via terminal

    Sorry, I should have made it clear that those are two lines of code.

    So, firstly:


    sessionfile=`find "${HOME}/.dbus/session-bus/" -type f`

    Then:
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    [kubuntu] Re: Reset file associations?

    You can easily manage file associations with Ubuntu Tweak, it can be downloaded from their website.

    A screenshot is attached.
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    [ubuntu] Re: remove proxy via terminal

    Hi and welcome to the forums,

    I presume that you have a GUI running on the box, but you're using an ssh terminal to access it?

    If so, you could try the following before running gsettings:

    ...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: How to set bootup tty resolution on ubuntu server

    You're welcome, glad to help. If you get chance, please could you use the Thread Tools menu above and mark the issue as [SOLVED]?

    Thanks
  12. [SOLVED] Re: How to set bootup tty resolution on ubuntu server

    Hi and welcome to the forums,

    I actually just saw your question as I was setting up an Ubuntu console-only server, so your timing was perfect :)

    To change the resolution to 800x600, you would...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Backup problem-code 500

    Hi and welcome to the forums,

    Are you trying to back up to Ubuntu One? You could try clicking on the Backup icon, then clicking the Storage tab, and changing the name of the storage folder to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: My Mic is not working

    Great stuff. If you get chance, please could you use the Thread Tools menu and mark the issue as [SOLVED]?

    Edit Read the reply first...not from the OP, so please disregard!!

    Thanks
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    [ubuntu] Re: "Blocks instead of text"

    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    It sounds like a font issue. I've heard of it being solved before by opening a terminal and typing:


    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ttf-ubuntu-font-family
    ...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Sort By: Creation Date (not date last modified) in folder structure?

    If you're running ext4, you can get the creation time, but you need to run debugfs and know the file or folder's inode. For example, for a folder on my system, the following command:


    sudo...
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    [ubuntu] Re: aspire one 725 wifi/mouse issues

    Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. Have you tried the steps at this post to get your touchpad working?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12209752&postcount=14

    I've had...
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    [SOLVED] Re: My Mic is not working

    Have you tried looking at the microphone levels in Sound Settings?

    On some machines (particularly Acer Aspire) I've found it beneficial to install PulseAudio Volume Control from the Software...
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    [ubuntu] Re: headphones not working - ubuntu 12.04

    Please could you post the output of:


    aplay --list-devices

    This will help us to see what sound card you're using. I suspect you're using an Intel card, in which case there are a few...
  20. Thread: Touchpad

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    [ubuntu] Re: Touchpad

    I've experienced problems before when the "Disable touchpad while typing" checkbox is checked in System Settings -> Mouse and Touchpad

    You could try unchecking this box to see if it works. You...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Problem with java installation in ubuntu 11.10

    Hi and welcome to the forums,

    Could you please try running:


    sudo apt-get install -f

    Then try your installation again. This command tries to repair the error that's preventing you from...
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    [SOLVED] Re: history command

    I'm thinking the reason that history is empty is because the system() function spawns a new shell, so the history is empty for that shell.

    For example, I wrote the following test shell script:

    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: history command

    The instruction:


    system("command -V command > output.txt");

    Produces a file called output.txt containing the text:


    command is a shell builtin
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    [SOLVED] Re: history command

    Sorry, my bad. When I create the file to call


    system("pwd");

    then it works as expected (printing the current working directory); however if I type:


    which pwd
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    [SOLVED] Re: history command

    Hmmm...I tried writing a test.cpp file, which and other built-in commands do work. It seems to be unique to history!
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