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    [wubi] Re: Quick question about WUBI

    Quick answer: no.

    Longer answer: I wouldn't wouldn't worry about it. It's hard enough mounting the host Windows partition on Wubi. A virus-writer wouldn't bother with that avenue of attack, not...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: No console directory colors on my account

    Found the problem. It turns out that my account doesn't have the .profile file (why that is, I don't know.) So therefore my .bashrc wasn't getting read.
  3. [SOLVED] No console directory colors on my account

    Hi, all,

    I have a strange problem with the console settings on my command line-only system (10.04, installed via alternate). For my account, I don't seem to have color for my directories enabled....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lucid login theme logo

    Thanks, Ubuntu tweak may be what I'm looking for.
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    Re: Barangay Ubuntu, Davao City

    Summary and pictures over at http://ateneosoftwarefreedomday.kom.ph.
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    Re: Software Freedom Day in Davao

    Summary and pictures over at http://ateneosoftwarefreedomday.kom.ph.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Lucid login theme logo

    Thanks, but I'm looking to change the greeter logo, and I don't see that option anywhere in gnome-appearance-properties.
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    [SOLVED] Lucid login theme logo

    For some reason, the login screen greeter logo of my Ubuntu machine sometimes turns out a purple computer instead of the orange Ubuntu logo. How do I change this? Which directory does the greeter...
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    Re: Software Freedom Day in Davao

    Thanks, Jerome. I sent you a PM asking for you-know-what ;-)
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    Software Freedom Day in Davao

    Hi, all,

    My university, Ateneo de Davao, will participate in Software Freedom Day 2010: our wiki page.

    If you'd like to help, please chime in. We have room for a few more speakers.
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    Re: Barangay Ubuntu, Davao City

    Maayong adlaw sa tanan. Pahibalo lang unta nga ang Ateneo de Davao University Computer Studies Division moapil sa Software Freedom Day 2010.

    SFD2010 Ateneo de Davao

    Kung gusto mo motabang,...
  12. [gnome] Re: Lucid: gltext.desktop changes have no effect?

    Tried the permissions change, but no effect for me, either. :-(

    This is annoying.
  13. [wubi] Re: Ubuntu menu option does not show up in Grub

    While I suppose any response is better than dead silence, I was hoping for something more than what amounts to "use something else."

    Just so you understand my situation: I teach in a university...
  14. [wubi] Re: Ubuntu menu option does not show up in Grub

    Okay, thanks for that correction. I'll have to review my terms.

    Setting the terminology aside, then, this is the problem:

    At bootup, the selection menu shows "Windows XP" and "Ubuntu".
    ...
  15. [wubi] Ubuntu menu option does not show up in Grub

    I've had two students report a problem whereby Ubuntu does not show up as a menu option in Grub. Both systems used Wubi installations of Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop for x86 on Windows XP.

    Can anyone...
  16. Re: And that do *you* want to be when you grow up?

    More properly: what should you be when you grow up? That said, it's not an easy question to answer.

    I worked with big IT vendors for several years (DEC and IBM), but eventually got tired. Now I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: I thought Linux was immune to this junk

    Like CharlesA, I also suspect a DNS problem.

    Check the contents of /etc/resolv.conf and verify the IP addresses there. It may be pointing someplace dodgy.

    At home, I set my router to use the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Resetting dpkg

    Found the answer: copy over /var/lib/dpkg/status from a fresh LiveUSB installation. (I just moved casper-rw to another location temporarily and booted the LiveUSB, copied over the status file,...
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    [SOLVED] Resetting dpkg

    I tried to install the Broadcom drivers on a 10.04 LiveUSB, but it borked during the initramfs setup portion. I can live without wireless so I don't need to pursue this, however:

    Every time I...
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    Re: Text Editor with decent features

    gedit highlights code for several programming languages, including C/C++.

    geany is another good editor with more features specifically for programming

    If you want the works, there's always...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Best working Webcam?

    My A4Tech works fine. In principle, any of the driverless webcams should work with Linux.
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    [ubuntu] Re: simple move instructions

    There are some helpful tips here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1047072

    I think the safest way is to make a backup list of all your installed packages and restore to a new system.
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    Re: What Is Your Favourite Mozilla Extension

    Firebug.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Start up in shell

    Shell as in command-line shell?

    If you disable gdm, you'll end up with a command line login.


    sudo update-rc.d gdm remove

    Restore it with:
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    Re: Visual Basic

    This'll take the thread sideways, so I hope you don't mind: if you're still open to other programming languages and development environments, a good starting point might be Python (for the language)...
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