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  1. [all variants] live install with encrypted persistent changes

    i have a 4 gig flash drive im putting ubuntu on (or possibly xubunt). im going with a live install and persistence (made easy with universal usb installer). i found this...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: How hard would it be for an absolute beginer to use Ubuntu to run a wordpress blo

    how hard to get up and running, if you have a good problem solving ability and a willingness to run into a wall several times before you find the door (google will help you find the door) then its...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiling packages froms source

    for most of the dependencies (required programs) you can get the .deb with sudo apt-get install <nameofpackage> then compile your program after using apt-get for the dependencies
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    [ubuntu] Re: Issue creating User

    if you use the --force-badname it will create the user and you dont need to mess with the name_regex however the name_regex would be more elegent
    sudo adduser --force-badname <user>.<name>
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    [all variants] Re: Can anyone tell me...

    ubuntu uses gnome for the desktop
    kubuntu uses kde for the desktop
    and xubuntu uses xfce for the desktop

    if you have not used linux before go with ubuntu as imho gnome is the easiest desktop...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Encryption

    the encryption on encfs is good however i like truecrypt for the simple reason that every thing is encrypted in one big file so theres no file count from the out side and the date means nothing if...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8.04 hard lock issues

    well i reset the bios and it still hard locks so im guessing from your response ubuntu does not care what bios version i have an dits a hardware lock due to the updated bios, off to hunt for a lower...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Need Help Remote Accessing a Mac from Ubuntu

    http://bobpeers.com/linux/vnc_ssh.php theres a good website which goes through the vnc over ssh config you can jump to the setting up client section and here is a good site to set up the mac for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Issue creating User

    you need to uncomment the line and add the . so it looks like this

    # check user and group names also against this regular expression.
    NAME_REGEX="^[a-z][-a-z0-9]*\.$"
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    [ubuntu] 8.04 hard lock issues

    ok i updated the bios on my toshiba laptop and now experience hard locks first question would updating the bios affect any thing in the kernel to cause the hard locks and if so what to do. the...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Standalone install just finished but cannot login

    you need to log in with the user name and password you set durring the install and at login name its a prompt you type your user name hit enter then the password.
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    [ubuntu] Re: login from command screen

    its not stupid ubuntu normaly starts in gui mode however your x server has stoped running at startup when you log in try typing startx, if that gets the desktop up and running we need to change it...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Need Help Remote Accessing a Mac from Ubuntu

    connecting from your home network is no problem you just take out the step with the dyndns so its <username>@<ip>
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Standalone install just finished but cannot login

    ok time for some trouble shooting try holding alt+ctrl and pressing f1 this will bring up a command line login and try logging in with your username and password if this works its an issue with the...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Need Help Remote Accessing a Mac from Ubuntu

    i was not totaly clear, when you do an ssh-keygen it makes 2 keys the public and private and puts them in .ssh (default) when you move the public key to the mac you leave the private key in the .ssh...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Need Help Remote Accessing a Mac from Ubuntu

    your right about the key pair make a new one on the ubuntu machine run ssh-keygen on your ubuntu machine and copy the .pub to your mac and add the key to the authorized keys file on the mac. that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Wifi Connection

    the sudo password is the password for the account your on, sudo is a system where you no longer have to log on as the root user to administrate your system. just run sudo <commandgoeshere> and when...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh, keys, and changing IP

    i used the setup dfreer suggested and if you add the domain name your dns service gives you to your recognized hosts file you will not get the mitm warning.
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Will Major Hardware upgrades mess up ubuntu?

    correct however as cariboo stated the sli will have to be set up right
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Will Major Hardware upgrades mess up ubuntu?

    ok the power supply will be no problem neither will the ram, the processor as long as its a faster processor of the same family (1.5 p4 for a 2.0 p4 for example) might be a problem but prolly not ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: shutdown button on dektop

    try a "sudo shutdown -h now" in the terminal this is the shutdown command if that hangs its your computer and you have an issue with the shutdown sequence. if not just use the terminal to shut down
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Non-destructive reconfiguration of /etc/fstab in Ubuntu 8?

    remove the /dev/sda3 line just under the uuid and every thing should be fine. backup the fstab and keep an ubuntu boot disk around and you have nothing to worry about.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accidentally changed mount point

    how did you change the mount point, the other thing you might try is the mount points are stored in /etc/fstab so i would also look there to see if the changes are there then all you do is either...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Issue creating User

    when you try to add the user first.last you get
    adduser: Please enter a username matching the regular expression configured
    via ...

    you can change the regex in the /etc/adduser.conf to included...
  25. [ubuntu] 8.10 does not see my laptop as a toshiba

    ok ive been trying to get my function keys on my laptop to work its a toshiba a65-s126 and any thing i have tried to show info on my laptop is not returning back that its a toshiba, i have the latest...
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