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    [ubuntu] DVDs

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats/PlayingDVDs

    Installing libdvdcss

    Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 (i386, amd64)
    * Install the libdvdread4 package (no need to add third party...
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    [ubuntu] Slow boot time

    I wanted to increase my boot time

    [Karmic] Boot time has a huge regression (~1.5 min against ~40 sec for Jaunty)
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/442132

    dupe of...
    performs poorly on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Graphical Menu

    mbr78

    Good question, but typically you could either find a thread that addresses the question, or open your own.

    This thread is related to a bug with the hide menu feature.


    FYI, lots of...
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    [ubuntu] Bug reporting

    Actually, my earlier searches were not apparently effective, because when I tried to list the bug with Launchpad-- Ubuntu > “grub2” package > Bugs, I came across

    Grub 2 1.97 Beta 4 Hidden Menu No...
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    [ubuntu] Success, my man, success!

    Yes, Yes, YES!!!

    Worked (almost) exactly as it was supposed to.

    GRUB loading...
    (clears screen)
    and then a counter, counting down from 180
    upon pressing SHIFT, enters GRUB 2 menu
    counting...
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    [ubuntu] Testing the "hack"

    Alright; I modified my /etc/default/grub file like so, to make use of the easily-searchable idea. Then I made sure to update the changes to /boot/grub/grub.cfg.


    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=180...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB 2 menu settings

    Brilliant!!

    I agree, this does seem to be a "hack", but a perfectly working. I'm saying all this from work, so I haven't even tested it on my Ubuntu laptop yet.

    I only call it a hack because...
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    [ubuntu] Thread

    Here's another one that may be useful

    HOWTO: Fancontrol
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=250025

    'course, this original post is from Sept 2006. But the last post summarizes pretty...
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    [ubuntu] Thread

    Here's someone else trying to control fanspeed

    [ubuntu] Reading sensors and doing fancontrol in Karmic
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1321293

    From that, I now realize that Karmic...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB 2 menu settings

    I don't really intend to uninstall/reinstall, but perhaps we can look at all the relevant files and find the differences/changes between yours and mine, and the changes we're making. Along with...
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    [ubuntu] Tinkering

    Wow, drs! Impressive tinkering, I'll have to try this out when I get home. Perhaps when you're back, we can compare. While it works, it's such a strange concept to have to re-install with Linux,...
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    [ubuntu] gkrellm

    Interesting, thanks for the info, presence1960. I'll have to look more into that.
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    [ubuntu] Other tests

    I know I also tried to run the same commands as root


    sudo su
    root@gateway:~$ echo -n 0 > /proc/acpi/fan/FAN0/state

    And while the commands seemed to work, nothing happened to the fan.

    Is...
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    [ubuntu] Testing

    I like your idea about the uncommon delay to be used as a search term. I'll take a look through some files, see what I can learn.

    Well done, too, figuring out one of the contributing factors to...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: How to kill the "Connection Established" Popup

    I've also noticed that when I resume from Standby, I usually get a Disconnected notification. So the fix I listed earlier apparently isn't perfect.
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    [ubuntu] Changes...?

    Are there major changes in Karmic related to sensors, ACPI, or the like?

    I can't seem to figure out what exactly is keeping this script (or the commands) from working like they used to.
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB 2 menu settings

    Thanks for your help, drs305. We seem to understand the settings the same way, so I'm not sure what exactly is going on.

    I tried your suggestion


    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=10...
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    [ubuntu] Fan speed control script

    I have been using a simple script to allow manual control for the fan on my Gateway M275 laptop. Credit for the script goes to newfangled. Full history here:
    Gateway M275 Tablet laptop with Ubuntu...
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    [ubuntu] Side note

    drs305, another aside. If you are able to make changes, the help page Contents (index on the top-right of page) currently directs

    4. File Structure
    2. /etc/default/grub

    and

    5....
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB 2 menu settings

    drs305, thanks for your replies. Forgive my ignorance, I don't know if you are on the GRUB dev team...?

    Firstly, the quotes; if it makes no difference, perhaps the documentation and default files...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GRUB 2 menu settings

    Oh, yah. And two other things.

    Anybody know whether

    GRUB_TIMEOUT="2"
    actually is supposed to have the quotes? Because the help (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2) and wiki...
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    [ubuntu] GRUB 2 menu settings

    Recently upgraded to Karmic (9.10). Manually upgraded from GRUB (legacy) to GRUB 2.

    Basically, things work fine. I have a couple small issues I can't seem to get worked out, and didn't find...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu Splash screen

    Ubuntu: Revert to traditional boot splash in 9.10
    http://www.dwasifar.com/?p=846
    credit: dwasifar

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1293350
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    [ubuntu] Startup Applications

    I was messing around

    System>Preferences>Startup Applications

    [_] Bluetooth Manager
    [_] Evolution Alarm Notifer

    Figured I don't need either of these, and I would save a bit of boot time and...
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    [ubuntu] Upgrade to GRUB 2

    GRUB 2 - Community Ubuntu Documentation
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

    GRUB 2 - Ubuntu Wiki
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2
    (seems to have at least one mistake...)...
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