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    Re: Are computers getting harder to use?

    Computers are just evolving to meet the needs of a changing market. I find with any new operating system, it is a good little exercise to set aside a few hours a week with a list of shortcut keys and...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Please help, unknown IP's in security log for router.

    Have you got WPS turned on? That makes the router really easily hackable.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Identify process that keeps using internet bandwidth

    I agree, I see port 17500 open on mine sending UDP stuff all the time as well when dropbox is open.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Compatible External Hard Drive

    I'm fairly sure all external drives are going to be Ubuntu compatible. If you really, really care about the quality of the drive inside it, then just go and buy and external caddy and put a high...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Identify process that keeps using internet bandwidth

    Have you tried iptraf or tcpdump? That would surely give you a better idea. At least figure out what type of traffic it is:

    TCP/UDP
    which port(s)

    things like that.
  6. [ubuntu] Re: After upgrading to 12.04, can't find MySql database

    Sounds to me like something has happened to your grant tables upon upgrading. Have you run
    mysql_upgrade ?

    That could help, try it first. Failing that you may need to reset the root password:
    ...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: After upgrading to 12.04, can't find MySql database

    Ok, first thing to try is to make sure the MySQL service is even running:


    sudo /etc/init.d/mysql status

    and if it's stopped, then run


    sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Wake on Lan does not work with Ubuntu 12.04.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Best Car/Vehicle gaming - DosBox?

    Micromachines is awesome
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Wake on Lan does not work with Ubuntu 12.04.

    Ok, it does work on the ASUS as well, I'd just made a typo on /etc/rc.local

    RubbelDieKatz, even though my card said that it has Wake-on: g enabled:


    Settings for eth0:
    Supported...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Wake on Lan does not work with Ubuntu 12.04.

    Ah ok strange. I've got two computers here:
    1) Dell Dimension E520
    2) Asus something or other generic...

    It works on the Dell, but not on the Asus. Sorry I feel like I've hijacked this thread...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Installing ubuntu on an old machine.

    Just install Ubuntu Server and then manage it via SSH so you can just stick it under a table somewhere without a monitor. That should run fine with only 512MB RAM. I mean, you can get cloud instances...
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    [ubuntu] Re: upload php files on server

    Either FTP or SCP?

    Can you be more specific?
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Wake on Lan does not work with Ubuntu 12.04.

    Oh ok, well whenever I shutdown my PC, the link lights go off on the NIC and the switch port that the NIC is connected to, but when it's suspended they turn are on.

    I really don't see how the NIC...
  15. Re: HOWTO: Set your system up for Wake On LAN (WOL)

    I wrote this article describing my own setup:

    http://www.linuxist.com.au/index.php/2012/07/saving-power-on-the-home-server/
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Wake on Lan does not work with Ubuntu 12.04.

    I don't think wake on LAN works for systems that are shutdown, only suspended.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Server Network Config?

    Can you do a:


    cat /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

    and post the result please?
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSH Tunneling Crossplatform

    You can use the Ubuntu machine with the SSH server as a central place to forward connections to the rest of your machines.

    From your Windows clients you can do this with Putty, by editing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Data DVDs not being mounted on 12.04

    You could try dumping the data to an ISO and mounting that?


    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=backupDVD.iso bs=2048 conv=noerror,sync

    then mouting it:


    mount -t iso9660 -o loop backupDVD.iso /media/cdrom
  20. [SOLVED] Re: says hard disk is almost full but shouldn't be!!!!

    You can also see where the space is going by trying:


    sudo du -h --max-depth=1 --exclude 'proc' /

    this will take a moment to complete, but it gives you a good breakdown of the usage of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Mounting a Network Drive in Terminal

    You can always test name resolution with:


    nmblookup BOONEAS

    which should say something like:



    querying BOONEAS on x.x.x.x
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