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    [ubuntu] Re: Mounting HFS+ as RW (SATA)

    On a fresh Ubuntu install, your HFS+ drive should mount read-only automatically, without having to tinker with anything.

    Unless if it's a drive over 2TB in size, in which case dmesg should show...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mediainfo --inform is not working

    You need to use quotes around your Inform parameter, because Bash uses ";" as a command separator. So what you are actually sending to Bash is 2 commands:

    mediainfo --Inform=Video
    and
    ...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: nfs server: clnt_create: RPC: Port mapper failure - RPC: Unable to receive

    I had this error when my Debian NFS server had, in /etc/default/portmap :

    OPTIONS="-i 127.0.0.1"

    So it was not listening on the ethernet interface. Commenting out the line solved the problem.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: How to batch convert .jpgs to files with sRGB color profile?

    See here for useful links, including a bash script to batch convert:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/817727/converting-jpeg-colorspace-adobe-rgb-to-srgb-on-linux/9115755#9115755
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    [all variants] Re: GRUB2 and previewing the GRUB_INIT_TUNE

    Thanks a lot! This is a great tip.

    Since I wanted to understand what your script really did and how, I reformatted it, and then changed a few details to my taste. In case anyone else is interested...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PostGrey Stopping Overnight!

    From the window that came up during my postgrey upgrade:



    Indeed, in /etc/postfix/main.cf, I had to replace 60000 with 10023 in this part:



    For the lazy and daring, just paste this in the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dim display when idle

    If you prefer copy/pasting commands instead of mousing around through menus you can also paste this into terminal:


    gconftool --type int --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/backlight/idle_dim_time...
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    [all variants] Re: Unicode Byte-Order Mark

    Many solutions:

    uconv:

    sudo apt-get install libicu-dev
    uconv --remove-signature BOM-FILE > NOBOM-FILE


    awk (from this site):
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    Re: Windows programs you can't live without...

    I can live without these Windows programs, but why should I? These are the programs for which I occasionally fire up my XP VM in VirtualBox:

    My Banks offline payment program (works in Wine, but...
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    [all variants] Re: remote desktop through NAT routers

    Yes, I tried the new Teamviewer .deb package, and it worked. The supported user had a Windows machine with a huge screen, so it was pretty slow, but it worked.

    But I'm still hoping for a solution...
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    Re: I just lost three hours of work in Firefox!!!

    I had great hopes for the few solutions suggested here, but none worked (on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04):







    This sort of worked, but the resulting file didn't contain anything from the form;...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Conky: missing text block in configuration; exiting

    In your config file, you need a single line containing "TEXT" without the quotes. The stuff you want displayed should be on the following lines.
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    [all variants] Re: set primary monitor in jaunty

    In fact, I just realized that the real problem seems to be that I cannot have the external monitor on the left.

    The primary monitor is always the left monitor.

    Is there any way to let the right...
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    [all variants] Re: set primary monitor in jaunty

    As the subject suggests: Jaunty 9.04



    No apparent driver problem. Everything works, including dual monitors, except that, like the original poster, I find no way to make the laptop display be...
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    [all variants] Re: set primary monitor in jaunty

    Same problem for me. Anybody has a hint / link / solution ?
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    [all variants] DVD re-authoring: fixing subtitles stream

    I'm trying to re-author a DVD, but cannot find a suitable application.

    Specifically, it's a DVD with over a dozen sub picture streams (subtitles), all of them labelled with the wrong language. (if...
  17. [all variants] start truecrypt GUI from autofs executable map script

    I guess the real more general question is: "How to start a GUI app on a user's desktop from a script running without a terminal as root?"

    I have an automount executable map for SMB mounts. This...
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    [all variants] start gui app from autofs executable map

    I guess the real more general question is: "How to start a GUI app on a user's desktop from a script running without a terminal as root?"

    I have an automount executable map for SMB mounts. This...
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    [all variants] Re: cannot find pdf2tif

    Well, that was a silly question. Sorry...

    pdf2tif is a small script which can be found on http://www.groklaw.net/articlebasic.php?story=20061210115516438.
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    [all variants] cannot find pdf2tif

    I thought pdf2tif was part of ghostscript, but I don't seem to have it on my Jaunty install. I do have ghostscript installed, of course.
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    [ubuntu] Re: SoundConverter bitrate is wrong

    I also had that bug in Jaunty. It is supposed to be fixed in SoundConverter 1.4.4 ( http://developer.berlios.de/bugs/?func=detailbug&bug_id=15950&group_id=3213 ).

    But anyway, I switched to...
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    Re: compare files software on linux

    Indeed, I found Meld to be the best in Linux, and as Can+ pointed out, it certainly can diff directories and ignore whitespace (and comments, or whatever you can find a regexp for)

    One thing for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Default packages after install?

    I'm still looking for the "right" full package list, but in the meantime, I found a few lists by browsing http://packages.ubuntu.desktop. For example, for Intrepid:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Default packages after install?

    I'm looking for the same information.I'm sure there is a list somewhere. But where?
  25. [all variants] Re: [SOLVED] 8.04, CIFS, nounix and Unix extensions

    Weird. If I understand this thread correctly, you lost the timestamps when you added the nounix option to your cifs mount?

    Using Jaunty 9.04, I just spent a long time researching why copies didn't...
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