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    [SOLVED] Re: my laptop wont stay powered on

    Thanks for the tip. My laptop is shutting down rabdomly, and ubuntu is showing the battery to be broken. I will try to run it without the battery for a while.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 3G Modem, Change Idle Timeout?

    OK, it seems to be some kind of bus overload / interrupt thing-or-another.
    The USB modem stayed connected the whole day, easily 20 hours plus.
    Then I performed some heavy tasks on a USB hard drive,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 3G Modem, Change Idle Timeout?

    I'm thinking it has to do with the computer turning into powersave mode.
    I'm going to try to turn off every power saving option imaginable and see what that does.

    I'll be back this afternoon and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 3G Modem, Change Idle Timeout?

    Well, it's not hanging up because of idle time, that's for sure. The connection, or rather modem functionality, simply dies.

    Having to unplug the modem to get it to dial up again is strange, it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 1080p on my laptop

    How did you go about activating xvba? I am having trouble getting it to work, CPU is still under heavy load.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 3G Modem, Change Idle Timeout?

    I have pretty much the same problem with a Huawei E182E modem. I can't say I'm sure the idle time is causing the modem to disconnect, but it seems plausible since it never happens when I'm active...
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    Weird issue with ftp transfers

    (This is a windows XP issue, both on client and server side)

    I'm getting desperate. I am trying to setup a script in Auto FTP Manager ( www.deskshare.com/afm.aspx ) to download files from an ftp...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Automatic disk cleanup

    Thanks for the tip, although that application seem to have more to do with upkeep and maintenance. It doesn't seem to be able to free disk space automatically as soon as a drive is starting to get...
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    [ubuntu] Automatic disk cleanup

    Is there a way to get Ubuntu to automatically delete files of a certain kind (size, date created, date accessed etc) as soon as a drive is starting to get full?
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Firestarter showing attack from samba service

    I'm just throwing this in here :)

    I am running a Tor bridge, and since I installed Firestarter, it's blocking the Tor-requests.

    I can't really allow certain ports, since the Tor connections...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem playing mkv file

    If you have an Nvidia card, you can get smoother playback by using mplayer with vdpau support.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1037625
  12. Re: Howto: Speed up 720p or 1080p decoding using multithreaded mplayer

    Well well, here we go again ...
    Every time I reinstall Ubuntu I try to get a media player that works better than VLC.

    I download, compile and install a crapload of different codecs, updates,...
  13. Re: Help: Thunderbird 3.0.1 keeps asking for "master password"

    How did you accomplish this? I copied all my settings from my old thunderbird installation, and the new thunderbird keeps asking me for this password. I have tried my root password, my PGP-password,...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Screensaver butts in while watching video in full screen

    I have a related problem.

    The thing is, I want my screensaver to kick in when video isn't playing. But mplayer seem to diable the screensaver while it's running, regardless if a video is playing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard drive troubles

    Just a quick update.

    I tried partitioning the 1TB-disk into one 900 GB filesystem, starting 100 GB in from the start of the drive, hoping to avoid the region of the disk reached when ~80 GB has...
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    [ubuntu] Hard drive troubles

    I have a software raid array which contains 4 TB of data.

    I want to try to create a hardware raid array, but I need to backup all the data before I start.

    I have one 2TB external USB-harddrive,...
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    [all variants] Re: Comprehensive Multimedia & Video Howto

    Thanks a million for this tutorial. I have had some major problems getting the swedish online radio to play, it has been working on and off with help of realplayer plugins, or downloadable MP3's.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 100 MB/s to 10 MB/s

    I'm interested in this, too.

    I was thinking of taking an old 10Mbit switch and plug in between the computer and the 100Mbit switch I normally use, effectively capping the speed to 10 Mbit.
    Of...
  19. [ubuntu] Scanning won't work on Samsung Network Printer

    Hello, this is about a Samsung CLX-2160N, a network printer/scanner.

    I didn't have any problems connecting and configuring this printer for printing jobs. It is connected to my router via RJ45...
  20. Re: [Howto] Successfully install the svn mplayer + gmplayer + all the codecs.

    I tried to install mplayer using this guide about six months ago. I was quite new to Ubuntu back then, and I remember something went wrong. I gave it a new go today, and I realized the same thing...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Error message when trying to install packages

    I did not install it on my own. It could have been indirectly installed, perhaps when I made my ethernet card share my internet connection to my LAN. Some application could have had it as a...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Error message when trying to install packages

    Followed the links, ended up doing this:


    sudo dpkg -l | grep -v ^ii

    Lists all packages not installed correctly (rather removing all that are installed correctly (ii) )

    In my case, ufw was...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Setting up an e-SATA RAID array

    Quick update ... Now it seems impossible to mount it (again). I have the same specs in /etc/fstab as before, but it doesn't mount on reboot.

    I'm getting frustrated over this, big time. I have...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Error message when trying to install packages

    I don't think so. It's the same right after reboot, when no such application should be running.

    "killall synaptic", or "killall dpkg" or such doesn't do anything.

    The only application that's...
  25. [ubuntu] Error message when trying to install packages

    When I am about to install selected upgrades / applications this pops up:


    An error occurred.
    The following details are provided:

    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg...
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