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  1. [ubuntu] Require password to mount external drives

    Is there a way in Lucid to require a sudo password to mount all external drives (e.g. thumb drives, USB CD/DVD drives, USB hard drives)?

    Thanks,
    allaboutsam
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo X201 workaround that works

    Oh, well. Sorry!
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    [ubuntu] Re: File location on disk & access speed

    Thanks--that's sort of what I thought. Two tidbits:

    First, I forgot to mention that I am using an encrypted LVM. It is unclear to me whether it is possible to specify the physical location of a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: dban vs. sfill vs. shred

    Very interesting...

    I just observed that if you use that on a file, it does not stop at the end of the file. I assume that it continues until it has overwritten all free space on the...
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    [ubuntu] dban vs. sfill vs. shred

    I've noticed an enormous difference in the speed of Darik's Boot & Nuke, sfill, and shred, even when using similar(ish) settings:

    dban w/ 3x pseudorandom overwrite: 120 Gb drive in ~5 hours = 24...
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    [ubuntu] File location on disk & access speed

    On a modern system--Lucid, SATA 3.0--does the location of a file on the physical disk make an appreciable difference to its access speed? If so, is there a (safe) way to put a file in a particular...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lucid 64-bit doesn't boot on Lenovo X201

    Temporary solution here.
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    [all variants] Re: ubuntu refuses to install on thinkpad X201

    I got mine working and posted the detailed process I followed here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9752385
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    [ubuntu] Lenovo X201 workaround that works

    Finally got my Lenovo X201 up and running by combining a couple of different workarounds suggested for the graphics driver problem that is plaguing so many.

    This works on my X201 3249CTO, running...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lucid 64-bit doesn't boot on Lenovo X201

    Thanks for the suggestion, but "stable enough"? It won't boot at all. There is no command line to type commands in.

    I suspect that my problem may be related to this bug:...
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    [ubuntu] Lucid 64-bit doesn't boot on Lenovo X201

    I'm trying to do a clean install of Lucid (10.04.1) 64-bit on a Lenovo X201, Ubuntu only (no dual-boot), using the alternate install disk for an encrypted LVM.

    I followed the default options at...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: AHCI or compatibility mode for SATA drive?

    Thanks!
  13. [ubuntu] AHCI or compatibility mode for SATA drive?

    I am about to do a clean install of 10.04 (64-bit) on a ThinkPad X201. The machine will only be running Ubuntu (i.e., no dual-boot). Is there any reason to use compatibility mode for the SATA boot...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Multi-factor encryption under 10.04

    Thanks, everyone.

    A variant of iceman's solution might do it, maybe this:

    /boot - unencrypted
    /bin, /usr, and so forth - dmcrypt/luks - password-protected
    /home, /swap, /tmp - truecrypt -...
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    [ubuntu] Multi-factor encryption under 10.04

    I am currently running 8.10 with full-disk (excluding /boot) encryption. I am going to be installing 10.04 on a new laptop, and I was wondering whether it supports multi-factor authentication....
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    [ubuntu] 9.10 vs. 8.10 on Latitude D400

    Thinking about upgrading from 8.10 to 9.10 on my Latitude D400 and wondering what to expect.

    I've seen a couple of threads re trouble getting wireless working, but it's not clear to me if this is...
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    [ubuntu] Ntfsprogs with ntfsdecrypt?

    Anyone know if there is a deb of ntfsprogs for 8.10 *including* ntfsdecrypt, which is excluded from the package in the main repository? (Anyone know why it is excluded? Does it break something?)
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    Suggest new forum

    I'd like to suggest a new forum for ubuntuforums.org, devoted to third-party web sites' support (or lack thereof) of people using Ubuntu.

    Time and time again, when I have a problem with a web...
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    [ubuntu] Wakeup problems after suspend

    I've noticed that wakeup from suspend behaves differently depending on whether I activate suspend by going to System > Shut Down > Suspend, or whether it is activated by the Gnome power manager.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does suspend turn off wireless card?

    Good point. Thanks again.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Does suspend turn off wireless card?

    Thanks, everyone.

    The D400 has Wake-on-LAN, but I have it disabled in my BIOS. Assuming djurny is right, would the OS recognize that I have Wake-on-LAN disabled and thus turn off the card on...
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    [ubuntu] Does suspend turn off wireless card?

    Does anyone know if suspend actually turns off the wireless card (i.e., powers it down, stops it from broadcasting)? Or does it just disconnect from the network?

    I am using Intrepid on a Dell...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Starting iptables at boot

    That would be what I was missing.

    Is there a better place to put it, so that it will start earlier in the boot process?

    By the default firewall, do you mean ufw? If so, that is off per...
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    [ubuntu] Starting iptables at boot

    I've just ditched firestarter and gone through the iptables howto at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/IptablesHowTo. The instructions there seem unnecessarily complicated. Is there any reason not...
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    [ubuntu] Can't open pptx file in OO 3.0

    Having trouble opening a pptx file in OO 3.0.

    I open Impress first, go to File > Open, choose the file in question, and I get the (annoyingly not-alphabetized) Filter Selection box. I select...
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