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  1. [ubuntu] Sudo in a private-key authenticated SSH session

    I've got SSH set up on my home server to allow private-key authentication only to log on. Can Sudo be configured to re-check the authentication key instead of prompting for a password? Or would there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PKI login without smartcards?

    Thank you, Bachstelze. When I'm ready to invest in hardware, I think I would prefer to use a proper smart card; however, your tutorial will be a big help. In fact, I wasn't aware that my country (the...
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    [ubuntu] PKI login without smartcards?

    I use PKI login for SSH on my home and work. I use a DSA key on a USB memory stick. Since I don't have smart card hardware at either location -- and setting this up entails a lot of research that I...
  4. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Re: WiFi adapter works with my desktop; new alternate install can't find it

    Well, this is embarrassing. Turns out the alternate installer didn't add the libs for wifi support, so the driver wasn't going to do much! I copied the packages for wireless-tools and libiw30 with a...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: WiFi adapter works with my desktop; new alternate install can't find it

    I tried that change, too, but I'm afraid I'm still stuck. No /dev/eth* or /dev/w*. Thanks anyway.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: WiFi adapter works with my desktop; new alternate install can't find it

    Thank you, Bill, but no such luck I'm afraid.

    This is what dmesg tells me after removing and re-inserting the module (having added the entries you mention in the other thread to /etc/modules and...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: WiFi adapter works with my desktop; new alternate install can't find it

    Thanks a lot for your help so far. To answer your questions:

    1. It's a Tenda w311u. The chipset is supported by the rt2870sta module.
    2. According to links I found, this hardware is sometimes not...
  8. [ubuntu] WiFi adapter works with my desktop; new alternate install can't find it

    I have a USB WiFi adapter that my Ubuntu desktop install (10.10) automatically detects, and it works great. I just used the alternate installer to set up an old box as a server, and it doesn't...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Copied partition using CloneZilla -- Free space is reported incorrectly

    That was it! Thanks, Quackers; you're my new best friend!
  10. [ubuntu] Copied partition using CloneZilla -- Free space is reported incorrectly

    I recently upgraded to a bigger hard disk. I used CloneZilla to copy my 150GB ext3 /home partition on my Ubuntu system to a shiny new 800GB ext3 /home partition. However, I've filled it up to almost...
  11. [ubuntu] Running a shell script from a launcher; environment variables not recognized

    I've got a shell script set up that does exactly what I want to do when executed from the command line. I set up a launcher that points to it, but it gives me odd results. It's as if an environment...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Can I make my PC a mass storage device using a USB data link cable?

    Thanks for the tip. Well, maybe the better plan is to use a network-capable media player and leave my file server as is.
  13. [ubuntu] Can I make my PC a mass storage device using a USB data link cable?

    I'd like to set up my file server to act as a USB mass storage device for another device (A DVD player that can read from USB) hooked up by a USB link cable. That is to say, I'd like to run a USB...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 8GB CF->SATA drive shows up as 283GB

    Thanks for the info! I almost didn't mention that it was an adapted CF card since it's supposed to be transparent to the OS.

    I found that there's a kernel parameter to specify the drive geometry...
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    [ubuntu] 8GB CF->SATA drive shows up as 283GB

    I just got an Asus M2N-VM DVI motherboard with nForce 630a chipset. I've connected a Syba CompactFlash->SATA adapter to it with an 8GB CompactFlash card. The BIOS correctly shows it as an 8GB card....
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    [all variants] Shared folder naming convention

    I've got some files that should be available to all users on my system -- source code, ultimately to go in a CVS repository, and media files. My personal files go into /home/(my user name), but where...
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    [ubuntu] V4L input switcher

    I'd like to have a Video4Linux driver that can take my other Video4Linux devices, such as a webcam and a video capture card, and switch between them. For example, if I wanted to switch between a...
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