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  1. [ubuntu] Lost menus after problem with Firefox on 14.04 LTS

    I had a problem with Firefox - it had dimmed and locked up, and tried to reboot. After that, it brings up the login screen, then brings up an error box that says

    "Oops! Something went wrong
  2. [ubuntu] Which is better? Suffer through bad amanda-server package or install from scratch?

    I started to use the repository to install amanda-server and amanda-client but quickly discovered that there's a few problems with the package. First, it creates the user "backup", but the xinetd.d...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Switched to Static IP on my server and now can't find nameserver

    That worked! Thanks!
  4. [ubuntu] Switched to Static IP on my server and now can't find nameserver

    I have several machines in my network and two servers. The second server, I just loaded up with Ubuntu 12.10 server edition. I wanted to change it to a static IP address. I updated the...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Need ideas for home network setup

    I was under the impression that avahi would take care of that. For example, I have a WRT54G router, a server that I set up with a static IP address and 4 additional PC's on the network. I just use...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 to 12.10 upgrade results in Unity desktop w no menubar or launchbar

    I couldn't get to the other session and ended up doing a control-alt-T to get to the terminal and then running the two commands. Worked a charm!
  7. Thread: pdvdlinux

    by matthewboh

    [ubuntu] Re: pdvdlinux

    Thanks - this helped me as well!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ping my ubuntu machine

    Have you tried pinging <ubuntu server name>.local?

    For example, my server is named liza, so I ping it with liza.local
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    [ubuntu] Re: Media Server

    That's great info for the server side, but what do I need at the TV and the stereo to get them to accept streaming stuff from the server?

    So - pretty new at all this digital media stuff that's not...
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    [ubuntu] Media Server

    I would love to use a single server to store and stream out music to my stereo, video (including TV and movies) to my TV. However, there doesn't seem to be a "best" way to do this.

    There's a lot...
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    Re: Why I don't go on Facebook anymore.

    Where's the open source alternative? I'd join that one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Remote Desktop Support

    Thanks, but what I would really love is a shared web page so I don't have to be running a specific computer and can just direct them there so I can get onto their computer.
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    [ubuntu] Remote Desktop Support

    Oftentimes, I need to do support for clients and it would be very helpful to have some sort of Remote Desktop Support. Is there an open source equivalent of desktop sharing / meeting / desktop...
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    [ubuntu] Users with login capabilities

    I'm trying to make sure that all accounts that are NOT associated with a person change their logins every 90 days.

    Accounts associated with people are being forced to change their passwords...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Using usbmount to get a Toshiba ITB External drive working

    Thanks Ollie!


  16. [ubuntu] Using usbmount to get a Toshiba ITB External drive working

    I have a USB 1Tb Toshiba drive - works great on my Ubuntu 11.10 desktop, but I'm trying to mount it onto my Ubuntu 11.10 server.

    I've installed usbmount on the server and updated the usbmount.conf...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Second server added but can't access using .local

    Perfect! Thanks!
  18. [ubuntu] Second server added but can't access using .local

    I just added a second server and everything works fine, but I want it to broadcast it's name on the LAN so I can connect to it using <hostname>.local

    It's getting all the network connections, I...
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    [ubuntu] Software to take over remote desktop

    I'm doing more and more consulting work but find that I sometimes need to see my client's desktop to help them out. I would love to find an open source product that:

    Allows me to view and take...
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    Re: Database report creation

    Try using Report Builder -

    LibreOffice is basically OpenOffice but forked due to Oracle's ham-fisted handling.
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Banshee problem when streaming audio files from a DAAP share...

    I'm having the exact same problem!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Strange named entries in syslog

    Yes, I am running a DNS on this box - but I get the DNS servers from Verizon (I thought). Here's the contents of my /etc/resolv.conf

    # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3)...
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    [ubuntu] Strange named entries in syslog

    I was just looking around and did a tail on my syslog and some strange entries came up:

    Mar 30 06:30:55 ubuntu named[1101]: error (network unreachable) resolving '':...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Wireless Firmware Missing on Dell Inspiron B130

    Try this
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Wireless Firmware Missing on Dell Inspiron B130

    This worked well for me

    Heard that Broadcom just released Linux drivers, but couldn't find any for that chipset.
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