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  1. Re: What is the oldest working computer that you own?

    Still have a "DTC Mk2" vintage mid '70s, dual 8 inch hard sectored floppy, Uber 48KByte ram and a screaming 4MHz Intel 8080 CPU.

    Did every thing we needed to do back then.

    George

    P.S. And...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: keys:Press I to ignore ... what causes that during boot ???

    I am not using Xubuntu, however it looks to me like you have a partition complaining.

    I would boot a live CD and run "fsck" on all Linux partitions and let it fix the file systems.

    "fsck" can...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Security issue: Locked computer and Virtualbox

    Not sure if this is a bug or just normal behavior. Ran across this awhile back and dismissed it as a quirk in Gnome2 or X11.


    It can be easily reproduced by just clicking on a pull down menu...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Help with sharing partition and map network drive

    a quick google search of this forum yielded the following:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605

    That should get you pointed in the right direction.

    George
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    [ubuntu] Re: Strange output when starting terminal

    This is what I would do at this stage.

    I would attempt to isolate the area in .bashrc that is causing these issues.

    I would "bracket" one statement block at a time with "set -x" and "set +x" to...
  6. Thread: Ram

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    [ubuntu] Re: Ram

    Threads discussing swap size are abundant on this forum and google, and opinions on swap size range from "do not need it" to a number of factors of ram size.

    Swap will be used when a system runs...
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    [SOLVED] Re: not present: cmov - AMD

    The assembler instruction "cmov" was introduced somewhere around the 686 introduction, not sure when exactly.

    Even though the 32bit Ubuntu ISO download files have a "i386" in their name they are...
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    [ubuntu] Re: setting password to grub

    I used this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1369019

    requires grub2, that would be version 1.90+. Grub2 is independent of the OS your are using, using it with the password...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best Practices

    Just my opinion and 2cents worth.

    Most of the Linux installs are less than 10GB in root (/).
    My rule of thumb for swap == 2X memory. Lots of opinions on this.
    Separate Home directory, saves...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VNC Port Number

    With the "Configuration-editor" you can change the port.

    Applications > System Tools > Configuration-editor > desktop > gnome > remote_access

    I'm not sure if the "Configuration-editor" is...
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    Re: Question to Ubuntu Users

    Why use defaults?


    Over the last 2 decades, professionally and at home, I use defaults as much as possible because even as customization is really neat it can also get in the way of recovery. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading partition size?

    WUBI is installed as a file within the Windows NTFS file system so gparted etc most likely will not work.

    BACKUP your data!!

    See:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1639198

    George
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    [SOLVED] Re: Grub2: Easier way to modify the scripts?

    This might help:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1369019

    Good write up. Check item 4

    The grub manual is here:

    http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/
  14. [SOLVED] Re: can't enable mod_rewrite on local apache server?

    Ok – need to correct myself.

    Apache2 default will look for

    http://localhost/project/<any other page>
    in: /var/www/project/<any other page>

    So: http://localhost/project/index.php
    ...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: can't enable mod_rewrite on local apache server?

    Is the psychical location of those files some where in “/var/www”?

    Which is the default “DocumentRoot” for Apache2. It might be a configuration issue because usually URL paths and not the same...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Access Apache externally

    Some other things to look at.


    On Apache I used default settings as much as possible. Make sure your <Directory> directives and any kind of authentication are good. I also force the entire...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Access Apache externally

    I would first establish what works with the server.




    does web browsing work using either “localhost” and “127.0.0.1”?
    next I would browse from a different system on the local...
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    Re: Your oldest files

    Answer to 1: On my main computer files originated some where 1986, been transferred many times over, so original creation dates are lost.
    Answer to 2: Boxes with 5 1/4 and 8 inch floppies, tapes,...
  19. [all variants] Re: how many concurrent users can you support on a server?

    Your web server implementation and configuration will impose limits on how many concurrent connections/session/users the server can support.


    The ports or sockets available on systems these...
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    [SOLVED] Re: desktop does not exist?..

    Try




    cd ~/Desktop

    George
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    Re: Grub 2 Password Protection

    DRS305: Thank you for this excellent guide.


    I can confirm that this all works with GNU GRUB version 1.99-9


    I also used this as a reference:


    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 2 Kernel Questions - 10.04

    IMHO

    Some version of 2.6.31 was running in a earlier version of U10.04, I think it was in U9.10.

    The version 2.6.38 is or was running in U10.10 AFAIK.

    Is it safe to put on your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Capturing SMART data values

    Looks like you allready have "smartmontools" installed. If not use your
    favorite method to install them.

    This is what I did.

    To make this work as a normal user I set the sticky bit on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm /* accident!

    Matt is doing a good job and I feel your pain. Been there :)


    Just another suggestion.


    If you can mount a CD/DVD on the ailing system:
    Create a “tool kit” CD/DVD on a known good...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Installer hangs when drive has big GPT partition table

    This might help. Within the last 2 months or so I installed a new HD and converted over to GPT and from 32Bit to 64Bit at the time. For all intend and propose it was a fresh install of U10.04.2LST...
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