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  1. Nautilus consuming huge amounts of RAM, system slow

    I have 14.04 on an old HP desktop (1.2GB RAM), but it has been running fine. Last week, we had some storms come through, the power kept going up and down, so it got powered off a couple times before...
  2. [ubuntu] Where's the robust Ubuntu backup solution?

    Dear Ubuntu community, admittedly my favorite OS is OS X, and I am really loathing Windows after working on it for 25 years. I really like Ubuntu distro, but I am struggling with what I consider to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 14.04 x86 Live CD won't boot

    Hmm, it could be a hardware compatibility issue. I found an old 12.04 DVD, and that booted up fine. I'm going to try installing from there, and upgrading via downloads.
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    [ubuntu] 14.04 x86 Live CD won't boot

    I get a black screen with blinking cursor. The DVD drive gives some activity for a minute, then stops. If I hold down L-Shift while booting, it seems to make no difference.

    The hardware is an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Not resolving Internet names

    Pretty bad when you answer your own question! http://askubuntu.com/questions/131342/problems-with-dnsmasq-in-ubuntu-12-04

    dnsmasq was disabled in Network Manager, I enabled and rebooted, that did...
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    [ubuntu] Not resolving Internet names

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in a VM, NIC is bridged. This machine is a DHCP/DNS server using DNSMASQ. The network has 3 DNS servers:

    The Linux machine, 192.168.15.3
    A special DNS 192.168.15.2...
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    [ubuntu] dnsmasq doesn't work after a reboot

    I installed and configured dnsmasq as both DNS and DHCP server. Works great, nice and simple, and quick!

    But here's the problem. When I reboot, dns & dhcp don't respond. When I log into the...
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    Re: How to autostart virtualbox's virtual machine

    OK, so to be absolutely clear. I am using Ubuntu Desktop (for the Gnome GUI) 12.04 as the Host machine. I created an executable script file in my home folder, I called it "personal-startup" (give...
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    Troubleshoot bind9 DNS Setup Issues

    I followed this excellent post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=236093&highlight=bind9, with a new install of Ubuntu (12.04). I believe I set up everything correctly. However, when I dig my...
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    [gnome] Re: How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    Dang, figured it out. I rebooted the VM, and during the boot menu booted into recovery mode, at which point I did the sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal. Bummer that wasn't included in the base...
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    [gnome] Re: How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    BTW, I found a blog that said how to install Gnome, here's the link: http://cduu.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/install-gnome-on-ubuntu-11-10-server
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    [gnome] How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu Desktop, on which I installed Virtual Box, and created a VM where I have installed Ubuntu Server. In an effort to get a GUI, I installed Gnome. Now, the VM...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 DHCP server not starting

    I have had the same problem on 11.04, tried a purge and reinstall, but the purge apparently did not remove the config file I set up. It still says dhcp3-service is not recognized. Help, anyone?
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    [ubuntu] Extremely slow SATA drive performance

    I have a server that used to be Windows. On Windows, I backed up to the 2TB drive no problem, network is 1Gbps.

    I upgraded the OS to Ubuntu, now on 11.04. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu (I mount the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba Issues with 11.10

    You have a lot more Linux experience than I, but I recently solved my Samba issues by installing the "Samba Server Configuration" admin utility. It is a GUI that guided me on setting up my shared...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Will a manually-mounted volume in Disk Utility be remounted on a reboot?

    Thanks to Xerox for inventing the GUI! I installed a Samba Server Configuration Tool GUI, this allowed me to manage the shares graphically. I don't know what I must have missed, but it is all good...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VNC when user is not logged in??

    Actually, the administration activities are regardless of the VM. I am fine with managing the VM through the web interface. I need to do standard Gnome GUI stuff remotely. VNC means I have to...
  18. [ubuntu] Is there a way to set up a compressed folder?

    In Windows, I can right-click on a folder, pick Properties, and check off "Compress to save disk space" - the folder turns blue, and all files in it or copied to it are compressed on the drive.
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  19. [ubuntu] Re: When ever i hit the d key only lower case all my windows minimize

    OK, very strange! If I use the built-in desktop sharing, I don't have this problem. But, the problem with built-in is the user has to be logged in to be able to log in via VNC. TightVNCServer...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: When ever i hit the d key only lower case all my windows minimize

    OK, I deleted the key binding, rebooted, and still when I press the lower-case D all windows minimize, even in password authentication. I am using Tight VNC Server, Tight VNC Client (Windows), and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VNC when user is not logged in??

    Yes, I did install ssh. However, I should add what I am calling my server is actually Ubuntu desktop. I have my Windows AD server running in a VM on that machine (it is much more stable as a host...
  22. [ubuntu] Is there a way to default autorun items for new users?

    Windows has a default profile, so if I add startup items there, then the first time a user logs in he will get the default copied.

    There has to be a way to do the same with Ubuntu. I created a...
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    [ubuntu] VNC when user is not logged in??

    This is driving me crazy. It seems I have 2 options using VNC to connect to an Ubuntu box:
    b) connect to a logged-in user's desktop, or
    c) connect to a special reserved desktop just for the VNC...
  24. [ubuntu] Help - Can't install Active Directory Membership

    I have a computer I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. At 10.10 everything was working great - I installed Likewise Open, joined it to my Windows Domain, great. I upgraded it to 11.04. ...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Will a manually-mounted volume in Disk Utility be remounted on a reboot?

    Thanks, haqking - that did work. In Disk Utility it does show the device name of both volumes, so I was able to revise the fstab, and after reboot they mounted just great. Next thing I am...
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