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  1. [ubuntu] Re: switching from gui to console at login prompt

    Worked. Thanks.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: switching from gui to console at login prompt

    Again, this is running in a virtual machine; if I use CTRL-ALT-F1 it switches the host, not the ubuntu vm.

    This is running from a "clean install" on the hard disk.

    I tried doing a sudo service...
  3. [ubuntu] [solved] switching from gui to console at login prompt

    OK, I give up...

    How do I switch from gui to console session at the login prompt? Running in a virtual machine, so I can't use CTRL-ALT-F1, and the only session types available are "ubuntu" and...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: error message after installing updates - freedesktop

    Worked. Problem solved, thanks.
  5. [SOLVED] Re: error message after installing updates - freedesktop

    That could be, the problem seems to have appeared with the 3.2 kernel. What did you do to your sources.list to correct this?

    Edit: As far as I can tell, sources.list is correct. This is a system...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: error message after installing updates - freedesktop

    Yes, of course, normal update procedure.


    bad idea for a development release. But I have manually removed everything autoremove suggests removing.



    What do you mean by "source file"? From...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: error message after installing updates - freedesktop

    This is coming from apt-get run in a terminal window. I notice that if I run synaptic, it also gives this error in the "detail" window.

    The message is cut-and-pasted from the terminal window,...
  8. [SOLVED] error message after installing updates - freedesktop

    Whenever I install updates or packages, after the "trigger" items run, the update hangs for a minute, then I get the following message:



    It appears that the update/install is actually working...
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    Re: multiarch and ia32-libs issues

    formerly, gave up when (1) I couldn't get witcher2 to run with wine nohow (even following all the advice of those who did get it to work) and (2) games have just gotten too hard. Too many of them...
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    Re: multiarch and ia32-libs issues

    Apparently the package that replaces ia32-libs is ia21-libs-multiarch, a metapackage that drags in all the :i386 packages that were in is32-libs. Doing the following:

    sudo apt-get --dry-run...
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    Re: multiarch and ia32-libs issues

    Thanks to all who have responded; looks like a general problem.

    Also watch out for today's (15 Nov) updates -- the perl update will remove most of your system if you inadvertently dist-upgrade....
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    multiarch and ia32-libs issues

    This is an upgraded 64-bit system from oneiric. The multiarch file is set up in /etc/dpkg.

    I notice that while doing dist-upgrade, ia32-libs is being held back. Trying to apt-get install...
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    [all variants] Re: How to get boot text back

    Right, I want to get rid of the graphics until the greeter screen. Still works in debian, not sure what ubuntu has done to break it.
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    [all variants] How to get boot text back

    What I would like is to get the bootup messages and text that used to display when the splash option was removed.

    Since maverick, I have not been able to get that, even after disabling plymouth....
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    [all variants] apt pinning to a ppa

    What I want to accomplish is ensure that I NEVER get firefox betas, only stable releases.

    The way to do that is to install the firefox stable ppa, and then pin firefox to that repository. PPAs are...
  16. Re: debsums problem during dist-upgrade

    Yep, same issue. Didn't come up when I searched for it.
    Thanks.
  17. [reported bug] debsums problem during dist-upgrade

    System: kubuntu-11.10,64-bit

    Problem: At the end of the doing a dist-upgrade, the upgrade hangs for several minutes, and then I get an error message like this:

    debsums: invalid package name...
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    [all variants] Lost boot text

    Beginning with Maverick, I no longer get text on the screen while booting. I do not use Plymouth, and have removed its entries from /etc/init.d and its hooks from /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks...
  19. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    Furthermore:

    It is possible that other daemons might be probing the sm0 virtual device.

    See this link:
    http://www.zs6mrk.org/pakket_met_linux.htm

    They mention that samba can be a problem....
  20. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    Yep, incorrect pinout is a possibility.

    You need to find a freq with some packet traffic on it -- ax25spy should start dumping the raw traffic to your screen as soon as it hears it.

    You also...
  21. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    One additional thing, you will need an /etc/ax25/axports file. Mine looks like:

    sm0 WA6NQW --- 255 7 145.630

    where WA6NQW is my callsign, substitute yours. You only need that...
  22. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    I have this working. I must say it was a real fight.

    Probably the most useful link is this:
    http://www.qbjnet.com/packet.html

    But you don't need most of the info here - you don't need (or...
  23. [all variants] Postfix mail forwarding through yahoo

    I am currently using msmtp to forward outgoing mail through yahoo, where I have an account. I would like to use postfix instead, and set it up to do the following:

    1. Mail addressed to users on...
  24. [all variants] [solved] Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    I am trying to set up a signalink-USB interface with the soundmodem program, to work as a software TNC. So far, no luck. Has anyone actually got this working?

    The essential problem seems to be...
  25. Re: PLEASE READ: Turbulence ahead: New X stack coming to natty

    For what it's worth, I am running 64-bit with dual nvidia cards in sli configuration, with the nvidia-current driver. I normally run kde, but I started unity to see what would happen, and it is...
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