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    [ubuntu] How to troubleshoot x-server freezes?

    Hi,

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop and having problems with the system frequently freezing. The symptoms are as follows:


    the programs opens all stop responding. I can move the mouse, and...
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    [ubuntu] Importing podcast lists from iTunes

    Hi,

    I have a dual-boot system with Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop and Windows 7. Until now, I've managed my podcast subscriptions with iTunes. But now I'm moving over more and more to Ubuntu.

    I've...
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    [ubuntu] Root user creates files as other user

    Hi,

    I have two Ubuntu 12.04 systems, one Desktop one Server, in an otherwise Windows-only home network. I'm using them to teach myself Ubuntu Linux so that we can give the kids Ubuntu machines in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: OpenSSH Permission denied (public key)

    No, I'm a bit flummoxed too. I've ordered the O'Reilly book I mentioned and I'm going to read about the internet a bit. If I work it out I'll post here.

    Thanks again.
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    [ubuntu] Re: OpenSSH Permission denied (public key)

    Hi, lazarojhr16, drmrgd,

    The server's set up not to allow password authenticate. Sorry, I should have made that clear. That's why I want to use a public-private key combination.

    drmrgd: thanks,...
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    [ubuntu] OpenSSH Permission denied (public key)

    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help. I'd really appreciate some advice.

    I've configured an Ubuntu Server 12.04 box to be an SSH server, using public-key authentication.

    The key works fine when...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Forcing a program (Tux Maths) to run on one display

    Cheers both, at very least that's stopped me wasting any more time breaking my head over it.

    I'll find a workaround. If worst comes to worst, I'll install Ubuntu in a VMWare machine on a Windows...
  8. [ubuntu] Forcing a program (Tux Maths) to run on one display

    Hi,

    My kids really like playing Tux Maths. But we have two monitors, and instructions appear right slap, bang in the middle - making them difficult to see.

    Can anyone tell me how to force a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Folder permissions across the network

    Hi Lewis,

    Thanks for the further advice. I had already clocked that my original fix, (above) was only really half a fix. I had access to the folders, but everything I copied to them from any of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Folder permissions across the network

    Thank you, that worked a treat. I used:

    chown -R newuserID:newgroupID folder_name

    to change the UID and GID of the directories to match those on the server and everything works fine.

    One...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Folder permissions across the network

    Thank you, SeijiSensei! That gives me loads to go on. I shall try it all tonight.

    I'll post here to let you know how it goes.

    Cheers

    kwinsw
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    [ubuntu] Folder permissions across the network

    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this belongs in here, or the networking forum. Apologies if I made the wrong choice.

    I've set up our home network to have shared folders on an Ubuntu server. Each folder can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 randomly logs me out while using Chrome

    Actually, just tried this:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/144792/how-to-stop-my-12-04-randomly-loging-me-out

    Too early to tell for sure, but it seems to have worked.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 randomly logs me out while using Chrome

    Hi netsurfau,

    Did you manage to resolve this? If you did, is there any chance you could tell me how?

    I'm having a very similar problem. PC runs fine until I open Chromium then, within a few...
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    [ubuntu] Setting quotas by directory: possible?

    Hi,

    Is there any way to set quotas for individual folders rather than for an entire disk? I have a file server running 12.04. I want to create four directories to which users can map network...
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    [ubuntu] Password protecting Samba

    Hi,

    Iím having some trouble. I want to create some password protected Samba shares, but itís not working.

    Iím using Ubuntu Server 12.04 and have been following the guide here:
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Setting up OpenSSH with RSA keys

    Got it:

    1. Moved authorized_keys out of the home directory
    2. Changed password authentication to "no" and uncommented that line (I thought I had done this, but clearly not)

    Thank you winh8r...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Setting up OpenSSH with RSA keys

    Hi,

    Thank you for the help so far. I’ve tried it and I’m still a bit stuck. So far I have:

    1. Generated the public and private keys using the commands,

    mkdir ~/.ssh
    chmod 700 ~/.ssh...
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    [SOLVED] Setting up OpenSSH with RSA keys

    Hi,

    I'm running Ubuntu server, mainly just as a file server at the moment. I want to move to remote administration (so my son can have the monitor when we get around to buying a Raspberry Pi).
    ...
  20. [ubuntu] Dual monitors; nVidia driver; blank screen

    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone can help. I've just installed 9.04 on my Asus laptop, which has an nVidia GeForce Go 7400 GPU. I want to use a second monitor. But hen I plug it into the laptop all I can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Made a mess installing medibuntu

    Well, at least I understood the concept - now I just have to put it into practice without breaking my PC. ;0)

    Thank you again.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Made a mess installing medibuntu

    Thank you: seems to have worked fine. The package manager now opens no problem and I've been able to install Skype.

    Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but what exactly did i just do?...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Made a mess installing medibuntu

    Thanks everyone. I'll try that out and post the results here.

    "As im guessing you added the repo line from the page you gave which is for 7.04 not 8.10 so it's quite old."

    I think I changed...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Made a mess installing medibuntu

    Here it is:

    #deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Release i386 (20081029.5)]/ intrepid main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer...
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    [ubuntu] Made a mess installing medibuntu

    Hi,

    I wonder if anyone could help. I installed Ubuntu 8.10 last week - first experience of Linux - and have been mucking about with it since. However, I followed this tutorial here to install...
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