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    [xubuntu] Re: General security

    If he uses Photoshop or Quicken software, those are generally two main areas where I've found it difficult to convince people to migrate. If he does all banking and taxes online (totally possible),...
  2. Thread: ubuntu 10.10

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    [SOLVED] Re: ubuntu 10.10

    Hello,

    It works for me. The codec for that video is WMA, so if you haven't already installed it, you'll probably need ubuntu-restricted-extras.

    Here's a page with a healthy list of stuff you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: General 10.10 Questions

    Thank you very much for your reply. The reason I asked is that I stupidly did a dist-upgrade (a series of them), which landed me in a rough spot without a working display. I tried to hack together a...
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    [ubuntu] General 10.10 Questions

    I haven't upgraded in awhile (was running 9.4), but I did a fresh install of 10.10 recently (i386 as no version of amd64 would work, livecd or otherwise) and it looks pretty good.

    Even so,I had a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: printer sharing worked in 9.04 but not 9.10

    I spent probably three hours today trying to get a PowerBook running Snow Leopard to print to a cups-shared printer connected via USB to my Ubuntu Desktop.

    I finally figured out that I needed to...
  6. [xubuntu] Re: Oldworld Wallstreet, Xubuntu 6.06, and stuck.

    I think the Broadcom chipset might one of the ones that has problems. I could be wrong, but it seems to be ringing a bell (I have Orinoco and it also has problems; it can do WEP and straight wi-fi...
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    Re: Bash script: compare dirs/remove duplicates

    Ah. That makes sense. Thanks for explaining that.
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    [ubuntu] Re: shell script help

    That should work just fine but you shouldn't have to escape the < & >, so the following won't find your line:

    sed -e 's/\(\<IfModule mime_module\>$\)/\1 \nAddType text\/html \.tpl\n/g' httpd.conf...
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    Re: Bash script: compare dirs/remove duplicates

    Thanks for the response. I guess the thing that puzzles me is this. When I run this script:


    #!/bin/bash
    # compare output of two directories

    dir1="./test1"
    dir2="./test2"

    duplicates=(...
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    [ubuntu] Re: shell script help

    Sed is good for stuff like this. It will find and replace throughout a file using the syntax:

    sed -e 's/thing to find/thing to replace with/g' filename

    So what you have to do is tell sed to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I compare directories and files?

    I got stuck on this problem, which I thought would only take a moment to figure out, and I ended up starting a thread in the programming section:...
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    Bash script: compare dirs/remove duplicates

    Someone asked in a "General Help" thread how to compare two directories (including their subdirectories) in order to remove duplicate files from the thousands there. I figured I could put this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I compare directories and files?

    diff -u <(ls /full/path/of_1st_directory/for/comparison) <(ls /full/path/of_1st_directory/for/comparison)

    I got this from a great bash site: shell-fu

    And I made a bash script out of it, so I...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    Hmm. I've never complained about any linux development before (I've never felt justified complaining when I don't do any work to produce any Linux distros except use "popularity contest," which truly...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: PowerPC - Installing Intrepid (8.10) - No common CD-ROM drive was detected

    How is it that this loading the kernel module problem popped up? I've been installing debian-flavors for years on my clamshell and only now has this problem occurred. Isn't it sort of a ridiculously...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help with Internet

    In the terminal, have you entered the command: ifconfig.

    If this gives you eth0 and lo output, then your network hardware should be working. The next step is to check the contents of the file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Running scripts on bootup

    Here's a better, simpler description of the same process:

    http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/09/07/adding-a-startup-script-to-be-run-at-bootup/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Running scripts on bootup

    There are different runlevels in linux, representing different running states (standard, reboot, shutdown, custom, etc.). You can figure out which runlevel you're running by just typing "runlevel"...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Network Connection

    ^I'd try this stuff first. Here's the networking checklist I always go through:
    1. ifconfig
    2. If there is eth0 and lo output, edit/check /etc/network/interfaces
    3. Ping the router:
    ping -c3...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: disable shell searches for mistyped programs

    I'm not sure what you mean exactly, but forgive me if this doesn't help. It sounds like you are mistyping commands and you don't want bash to spend time searching through $PATH to figure out if it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: flashplugin-nonfree 404 Not Found

    I just the solution on this offered in the other thread, but I don't know if it works generally:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1010340&page=2
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    [ubuntu] Re: flashplugin-nonfree 404 Not Found

    I know what you mean. I used to install tons of stuff in /opt/ and ever since I've moved to ubuntu I've tried to get out of the habit because it can be tricky to make sure apt knows what's there.
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    [ubuntu] Re: flashplugin-nonfree 404 Not Found

    This url is wrong:

    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

    Going to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ gives the current one:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can not install Desktop environment -

    I'm not sure about it hanging at 6%. It would be nice to have at least a base with a moderately complete shell before we start trying to patch everything together. We can troubleshoot things like...
  25. [xubuntu] Re: Oldworld Wallstreet, Xubuntu 6.06, and stuck.

    What do you get from the command ifconfig?

    If you get eth0 and lo ouput, then you should check /etc/network/interfaces next.

    Can you ping your router? try
    ping -c3 192.168.1.1 (which is used...
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