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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Samba and passwords with special characters

    I am still having this issue in any distribution I'm trying this... surely there is a universal way of fixing it?

    No one has responded to my Samba query yet, on their mailing lists.
  2. [ubuntu] Samba and passwords with special characters

    Hi all,

    I have created a server at work, connected to the domain via Centrify.

    My Windows domain password has an exclamation mark at the end (!). When I try to access a share, I am prompted to...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu can not find Ubuntu ? Upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1475678
    Give the above a shot.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu can not find Ubuntu ? Upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

    When I google search the same thing, i never get the "-d"; the sites always say that it's a development release/beta/alpha.

    Could you post your/etc/apt/sources.list file? Unless I missed it in a...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu can not find Ubuntu ? Upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

    I'm sorry you're having all the issues, but to be fair, you did try to update to a development release; you mentioned a site where you grabbed the info. What website said to use the "-d" option?
    ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu can not find Ubuntu ? Upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

    Hmm... I would suggest that you try and make sure everything is updated via
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude upgrade, maybe then reboot just in case it's needed and try the release upgrade...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu can not find Ubuntu ? Upgrade 12.04 to 12.10

    It's not
    sudo do-release-upgrade -d, the correct command is
    sudo do-release-upgrade.

    The "-d" option is for development releases, so you should avoid using it. I imagine it wont work anymore...
  8. [ubuntu] Installing multiple distributions on GPT disk & LVM

    Hi all,

    I am having some difficulty understanding how grub would work in my scenario with a GPT disk & LVM.

    Scenario:
    Step 1) I have a BIOS system, and my HDD is formatted with GPT; gdisk ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: unzipping rar or zip files on Ubuntu 8.10

    Install "unrar", then try to extract the .rar file.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: How can i download and save the updates, but not install immediately?

    Navigate to: System -> Administration -> Software Sources.

    Then go to the "Updates" tab, and under the "Automatic Updates" section, make sure that "Download all updates in the background" is...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Request - Looking for a copy of Skype 2 beta and old versions in general

    Are you sure it's a Skype-related issue, and not something with your setup? From my experience Skype can be very tricky setting up the audio.
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    [ubuntu] Re: nVidia third party driver help

    Hi OP,

    I install the official NVIDIA driver all the time at home and work, and here is how I do it:


    Install build-essential (tools to build packages/compile/etc)
    Install xserver-xorg-dev...
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    Re: Start Programming C/C++

    To the OP:

    I am currently teaching myself C++ and I am using Netbeans as my IDE. It helps a lot, as your main focus is writing good code and the IDE assists with compiling/linking.

    Eclipse was...
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    Re: Excessive screen tearing in WoW

    Well, I solved it in the best way; looked around the office and got myself a NVIDIA card. I have hated ATI for as long as I can remember because of issues, and this is just another fun fact for me to...
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    Excessive screen tearing in WoW

    Hi all,

    I have excessive screen tearing in WoW (in WINE). I have attached four screenshots, and my /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I am running WoW in OpenGL mode. I am also using two identical Dell monitors...
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    [other] Re: Convert .sh file to .deb?

    Right now, it's the latest version of NetBeans (6.5) as it's not in the repos, but I'd like to know in general, as I've had this issue in the past.
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    [other] Re: Convert .sh file to .deb?

    Looks like that's just for source packages, but thanks.
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    [other] Convert .sh file to .deb?

    Hi all,

    Is there a way to convert a .sh file to a .deb? Or any other way to have Ubuntu's package manager see the installation of the app?

    I'm wondering if checkinstall may be able to help, but...
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    [other] Re: Secondary rescue distribution?

    hmm, that actually is a very good idea, should've thought of that! :D

    I'll investigate how much space will be needed for a minimal desktop environment, as I might suggest this to friends that are...
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    [other] Secondary rescue distribution?

    Hi all,

    Can anyone suggest a secondary Linux distribution that I can install alongside my Ubuntu install, that will primarily be a "rescue" distribution?

    For example, rather than booting live...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: A Stupid Question about the windows key

    In Linux the "Windows Logo" key is called the "Super" key. You can use it as any other for shortcuts, by going to: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Here, you can change any shortcuts, and...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: 8.10 will not boot without a CD in the drive

    No ideas?
  23. [ubuntu] 8.10 will not boot without a CD in the drive

    Hi all,

    I am having a very bizarre problem with a laptop - Gateway 7811-FX. I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 via the alternate disc (so I could install LVM) and now when the laptop will not boot...
  24. [all variants] Re: Do 9700M/9800M NVIDIA (or latest ATI) drivers exist?

    Weird, when searching specifically for GeForce 8800M GTX drivers on the NVIDIA site, I get the link for the 169.12 drivers. But I see that the link you provided also supports the GeForce 8800M GTX. I...
  25. [all variants] Re: Do 9700M/9800M NVIDIA (or latest ATI) drivers exist?

    Those drivers are desktop GPU drivers, not laptop GPU drivers.

    Also, this knowledgebase article does not inspire confidence that NVIDIA laptop drivers will be released again...
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