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    Re: Rights for /var

    Thanks steeldriver and Elfy! I was able to login and post this message, so problem solved :)
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    Re: Rights for /var

    It's all root on my box. Though it does not have the entries where you do have something different to begin with - this is a recent install (13.10).
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    Rights for /var

    I accidentally ended up running "sudo chown root /var -R", and now I can no longer login. Still getting the full disk encryption password step, though not the one after that. To fix the issue, I need...
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    [kubuntu] Will not load linux

    I have a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A-A03US laptop on which I put a brand new Kubuntu install last week, using the 12.10 x64 image. This installation included using full disk encryption for the whole...
  5. [kubuntu] AsRock z77 extreme4 + Razer Tiamat 7.1

    I have a Kubuntu install (12.10) on a box with a AsRock z77 extreme4 motherboard. Just got a new headset, which is a Razer Tiamat 7.1. Both devices state they support 7.1 channel surround. There is...
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    [ubuntu] Fglrx problem on 12.10

    I have a radeon HD 7800 card to which I have 3 monitors hooked up. I'm having problems getting the fglrx driver to work on Ubuntu 12.10 though. Got version 12.10 of the driver here , created...
  7. [ubuntu] Installation with full disk encryption

    (Not sure if this should be posted here or in the security section.)

    I have a new box on which I want to install Ubuntu with full disk encryption (which I've done many times before) next to a...
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    [ubuntu] Sapphire HD 7750: 3 monitors

    I'm thinking of buying a new box with a Radeon HD7850 (title is incorrect) card. One of my requirements is that it will support 3 monitors (using Ubuntu 12.04). I've been trying to find a conclusive...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Screen flickers when adjusting brightness

    Thanks a lot! :)

    Installed the PPA, but it's not clear to me which package(s) is/are relevant to my problem, and I can't find a comprehensive overview of the stuff in this ppa. Any pointers?
  10. [ubuntu] Screen flickers when adjusting brightness

    Definitely a laptop problem, hopefully not a hardware problem.

    When I try to adjust my laptops screen brightness, it goes to some very low brightness and then the screen starts flickering (ie...
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    [ubuntu] Memory overview

    I want to get a visual overview of what stuff is using memory, for instance represented as a treemap. Did some searching through apt and google, but did not find anything. Any such apps?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Getting rid of Oracle crap

    I think I did remove all repositories I added to try top get this to work.


    grep ^ /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

    /etc/apt/sources.list:#
    /etc/apt/sources.list:...
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    [ubuntu] Getting rid of Oracle crap

    I tried installing the Java distribution from Oracle a while back because I wanted to try an IDE that does not support OpenJDK. The installation failed (since instead of getting the package, apt-get...
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    [kubuntu] Git script memory issue

    When running the following python git script, it builds up memory usage and after a few minutes hits 6GiB after which my machine goes into swap and hangs.
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    [ubuntu] Chnage fn arrow keys

    I currently have 2 laptops and one of them has fn keys for page up/down and home/end on the arrows. I've come to find this really useful since it allows for selecting a whole line faster then if you...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grep broken

    Also tried that.

    Found the problem. There was an executable file named grep in a dir included in my path. An empty file :)
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    [ubuntu] Grep broken

    When I am in a directory with a bunch of files of which some have the letter 'a' in them, and I do



    I do not get any results. Am I doing it wrong, or is it indeed broken as I suspect? And if...
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    [ubuntu] Git review fails

    I have a fresh Ubuntu install with git and git review, and although I seem to be able to work fine with my github repos, when I do a git review in another one, I get this error:

    Reinstalled git,...
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    [kde] Displaying image as screensaver

    Is there a way to have KDE display an image as screensaver, where the image is stretched and just appears (ie no crappy slideshow effects)? Doesn't appear to be anything that allows for both these...
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    [kubuntu] Signing a PDF

    I need to sign (written signature, not a digital one) a bunch of PDFs. Is there a tool for Ubuntu that allows doing this? Preferably by letting my draw my signature using the cursor, or...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Control remote desktop

    Yeah, I know I can do this, but I want to control the remote GUI, not have a local one. So I don't even need to have the remote GUI duplicated locally, since it is already visible to me via beamer....
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    [ubuntu] Control remote desktop

    I have an Ubuntu 11.10 server which is hooked up to a beamer but does not have any input devices (keyb, mouse). I have ssh access to this server and want to be able to control the GUI from my laptop...
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    [kubuntu] Git problems

    Since a few days I'm having problems interacting (ie clone, push, pull, ect) with GitHub on all my work machines. Doing one of these actions results in it just hanging, and not doing what it's...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Image app for documentation

    I ended up with Inkscape, suits my needs quite nicely :)
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    [kubuntu] Image app for documentation

    I'm looking for an image editing application to help me create documentation with screenshots that have stuff on them indicated with arrows, circles, highlighted areas and the likes. I attemped to...
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