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  1. Re: HOW TO - Set up Motion for video surveillance.

    I am no expert but when Motion starts I get loads of info messages in the SYSLOG. Have you looked there?
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    [ubuntu] Re: install LXDE + NXSERVER on 12.04

    Desktop Unix & Custom, In Settings "Run the command" /usr/bin/startlubuntu. I also select "New Virtual Desktop" as floating windows are confusing. That works OK with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS connecting to...
  3. Re: HOW TO - Set up Motion for video surveillance.

    There are four capture modes
    1) snapshot - take a picture every n seconds regardless of motion
    2) timelapse movie - create a movie with frames taken n seconds apart
    3) jpeg images - on motion...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best tool for file/dir synchronisation?

    I have been using FreeFileSync on Windows and Ubuntu for years. GUI based and never had a problem with it. I would prefer it over a command based program (eg rsync) if you want to review the changes...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot Error from USB

    I have a GA-MA785GM-US2H(rev. 3.3). I used USB Creator on Ubuntu 10.04 to make the bootable USB. Originally it failed to boot with F11 BIOS, upgraded to BIOS F12 no difference. Back level to F6 and...
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    [all variants] Re: Boot Error from USB

    It is a BIOS problem on GigaByte mobos. I had the same problem. Eventually got GigaByte support in the UK to send me an older BIOS, F6. That worked. I don't have the mobo or BIOS details on hand. I...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Truecrypt does not recognise my truecrypt columes

    I've been using truecrypt on Windows and Ubuntu 10.04 for years and recently install Lubuntu 12.04 to take a look so I gave this a try.

    First observation. I create folders to mount my volumes so I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: AMD Radeon HD 7670M and support in Ubuntu?

    I have been running running Catalyst 12.4 on 10.04 LTS with Radeon HD 7700 for weeks. I havent had any problems at all.
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    [SOLVED] Re: File sharing problems.

    Try this

    Install winbind if it isnt there.

    Then update nsswitch.conf
    sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf
    And put "wins" before "dns" on the hosts line

    Can you now ping by hostname?
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    [SOLVED] Re: File sharing problems.

    Hi,

    I am no expert but I have samba working across serveral Ubuntu boxes, WinXP and Win7 and am happy with it. It is a fast learning curve when you begin.

    You mentioned several times that it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: OS freezes randomly on the new PC

    Hi,
    I have just spent two days intalling and re-installing 12.04 on a two year old PC thats been running 10.04 LTS with no problems what so ever. With 12.04 I keep getting random hangs, the only...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Installation does not "see" other partitions / OS

    I just download and burnt a 12.04 Live CD. dmraid is installed. Please check that again. I suggested this because I have never used raid and the disk I had the problem with was already working on one...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Installation does not "see" other partitions / OS

    I had the same problem on one of my installs of 10.04, I have 7 disks in 4 PC's. After booting the Live CD go to Synaptic Package Manager and remove dmraid (assuming you dont want to use raid) and...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to get my grub (Tried mounting and grub-install)

    sda5: __________________________________________________________________________ File system: ext4 Boot sector type: - Boot sector info: Operating System: Boot files: ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to get my grub (Tried mounting and grub-install)

    I cant recall if grub-install does an automatic update-grub. I would try

    sudo update-grub

    between step 3 and 4. At least it will show the OS's it discovered.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Logitech C920 webcam problem

    I am no expert but I do tend to mess around bit when I cant get something working. I would try installing cheese from source. There are some hints on how to do that here...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Samba and fstab: mounting problem

    You may still need map the incoming Windows user user1 to Linux user user1. Have you done that?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard drive not detected by Ubuntu 10.4 LTS

    Gparted in the standard repository is out-of-date. You need to download the latest ISO and burn a CD. I used gparted-live-0.12.1-1. There is a new tick box for the MB allignment.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install grub2

    I forgot to mention you can also try removing software "dmraid" using Syaptic after booting from the live cd and before installing grub.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't install grub2

    Have you booted from a Live CD to install grub

    Mount the partion of the drive you want to boot
    sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt

    Install in MBR and create /boot folder
    sudo grub-install...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Help! EBCDIC format to ASCII

    I am not aware of any program on Linux that can read EBCDIC files.
    If you know that the file contains just EDCDIC text, ie equivalent to a plain ASCII text file you may be able to use NoteTab on...
  22. [ubuntu] Compiling zoneminder need to use /usr/local/libs

    Hi,

    I installed Zoneminder 1.24.2 and current ffmpeg modules in from the main repository via synaptic. When I try to view the image from my USB cam I get an empty white box and a "waiting for...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Another resume/hibernation problem 10.04 LTS

    Bump.
    Does anyone have any suggestions here?
    Thanks,
    Tony.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Suspend not working, and grub menu gone

    I am a newbie but I have same problem with suspend and hibernatiion. I have just opened a separate post for that. For grub thing just do

    sudo update-grub

    Let it build the menu based on scanning...
  25. [ubuntu] Another resume/hibernation problem 10.04 LTS

    I have been using 10.04 LTS for about 6 months. I have it installed on a laptop and 3 desktops all completely different hardware.

    All machines are more of less running exactly the same installed...
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