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  1. How to start an script in terminal at startup as root

    How can I start a script in terminal at startup as root? I am running Cinnamon desktop on linux-mint-13 (based on ubuntu precise). Thanks for your help.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Swappiness baffles me... Any explanations?

    I had converted standard swappiness of 60 to 10 and I found the swap being used much less often- a predictable response. Converting to 100 may have some special meaning and effect.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Checking ubuntu repository from web browser

    This is exactly what I needed. Many thanks. Solved.
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    [SOLVED] Checking ubuntu repository from web browser

    Is it possible to search and check if an application is available in ubuntu repositories (installable thru synaptic) from a web browser while in windows or from a non-ubuntu linux/bsd distro?
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    [ubuntu] Nautilus-open-terminal & xfce

    I installed nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal in xfce. It was opening xterm which I did not like. So I put following commands to try to change it to xfterm4, (which is a script in /usr/bin to open...
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    [ubuntu] Where to keep startup script?

    I have a script which I want to start as the computer starts. Do I keep it in ~/.config/autostart/ or in /etc/xdg/autostart. Also do I need to make a .desktop file or I can simply place the script...
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    [ubuntu] Re: menu.lst change during update

    I hope 'sudo update-grub' command updates the menu.lst on ubuntu partition only and not on the grub partition which is linked to mbr. Actually, grub2 is installed on ubuntu partition (10.04LTS) but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: menu.lst change during update

    I have a multiboot system with grub legacy on mbr, with grub files on a separate partition. I have Ubuntu 10.04LTS with its grub2 bootloader on its own partition, so the grub legacy chainloads to...
  9. Thread: Minimiing disk use

    by rng
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    [ubuntu] Re: Minimiing disk use

    If your system is swapping too often you can adjust swappiness.
    To check its current value, command is:

    cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness
    Default value is 60. To reduce swapping, make the value 10...
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    [ubuntu] menu.lst change during update

    I updated the system recently as prompted by the 'update manager' and it included some linux-generic etc (?kernel) packages. However, during installation when it asked whether to keep local menu.lst...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: lost ubuntu partition after installing windows 7

    You can use dd or dd_rescue to bakup the damaged disk to a file on an external harddisk. Then even if there is further damage you will still have a bakup to work with. Photorec is also useful in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: "Ubuntu One" folder in home directory

    I am running ubuntu natty 11.04.
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    [ubuntu] "Ubuntu One" folder in home directory

    I have a folder named "Ubuntu One" in my home folder. Does that mean the "ubuntu one" service is already set up for my system? Otherwise, how do I start using this?
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    [ubuntu] Re: java working but not plugin

    Following are the results:

    $ java -version
    java version "1.5.0"
    gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.4.3


    $ update-alternatives --query java
    Link: java
    Status: auto
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    [ubuntu] java working but not plugin

    In my ubuntu 10.04LTS jre is installed and the commands 'java' and 'javac' are working but firefox is not showing java applets. I have tried following command:


    ln -s...
  16. Thread: kdirstat

    by rng
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    [ubuntu] kdirstat

    I had earlier used 'kdirstat'. Now I cannot find it in synaptic. Is 'kdirstat' no longer available in ubuntu repositories? What are the altenatives apart from 'baobab'.

    Thanks for your help.
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    [xubuntu] Re: creating iso of system

    I think you need 'remastersys'.
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    [lubuntu] Re: mounting CDs on /cdrom rather than /media/label

    I found the answer on following sites. This line in /etc/fstab works well- automounts cd on /media/cd folder:

    /dev/sr0 /media/cd auto ro,user,noauto,unhide 0 0...
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    [lubuntu] Re: mounting CDs on /cdrom rather than /media/label

    I believe HAL can be configured to automatically mount inserted CDs to a particular folder, say /cdrom, by changing the settings in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/preferences.fdi

    But I am not sure of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I remove dhclient

    On this newer system I am running ubuntu 11.04 natty. On 'netstat -apute' command there is no dhclient and I am able to use the internet (though I have setup ip addresses and network proxy thru...
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    [xubuntu] Re: how to change network settings

    Thanks.
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    [ubuntu] Can I remove dhclient

    When I give the command 'sudo netstat -apute' to check what applications are connected to network, it shows 'dhclient' is always there on my system running ubuntu 10.04LTS. It is not there on my...
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    [lubuntu] Re: mounting CDs on /cdrom rather than /media/label

    I am using a windows program through wine. Wine has set up /cdrom as the CD-ROM drive folder. However, ubuntu always mounts inserted CD on a newly created subfolder in /media with subfolder name as...
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    [xubuntu] Re: how to change network settings

    It is version 11.04.
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    [xubuntu] how to change network settings

    How can I change network/system-proxy settings in xubuntu/xfce?
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