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  1. Post here commands common to POSIX BSD OSX and linux systems

    Let's start thread listing all common commands and interesting command line sentences common to BSD UNIX linux and OSX! (and maybe even Google)
    i.e. interesting UNIX/POSIX commands and logical...
  2. [other] Re: desktop automation in linux (downloading specific files)

    Thanks!
    same subject has been resolved here
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7949235
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=848652
  3. [ubuntu] how-do-I: kill rogue process or application

    in standard unity/gnome desktop, is there keyboard shortcut to kill rogue process or application when a process steals resources and system hangs
    (kernel level trigger or something)
    it used to be...
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    Re: why Ubuntu prefer GNOME over KDE ??

    wiped partitions and installed standard ubuntu with gnome, from scratch ..
    let's see if it grows on me
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    Re: why Ubuntu prefer GNOME over KDE ??

    linux desktops drive me nuts.
    any linux person (including Linus Torvalds) should install hackintosh osx and try it.
    gnome would be nr.1 for me too but there's tiny things I dont like.
    example:
    -...
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    why Ubuntu prefer GNOME over KDE ??

    ok .. did google search here but no answer.
    ok, are there, technical, social, common sense or other reasons why Canonical/Ubuntu prefer gnome over kde ???
    kde has been my favorite for 10 years and...
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    [SOLVED] howto: merge tar archives

    edit: drag folder from one file-roller to other file-roller worked

    how do I merge tar archives, replacing archived files with newest??
    I have archives
    home.tar.gz
    home-2.tar.gz
    home-3.tar.gz
    ...
  8. [other] desktop automation in linux (downloading specific files)

    I want to automate uubntu to download, move and delete specific files
    specifically, download .torrent files named *ubuntu* from http://linuxtracker.org/
    I think this can be accomplished with some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Transmission and Magnet links

    this worked for me
    /home/martin/.mozilla/firefox/5aewyn9t.default/prefs.js


    user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.bittorrent", "/usr/bin/ktorrent");...
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    Re: angry rant: subject: ubuntu resource usage

    follow-up to this rant I posted.
    installed crunchbang-10-20110207-xfce-i686.iso
    and am very happy with it right now
    not sure how they've tweaked it or what they've done with debian kernel and rest...
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    Re: install windows packages using ubuntu

    ok ..
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    install windows packages using ubuntu

    I know this is slightly far fetched .. but ..

    is there any way to install windows installer msiexec msi exe packages using ubuntu into windows partition ??
    using wine, unpacking, copy/paste,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: downgrading from 10.10 alpha to 10.04

    this thing doesnt apply anymore
    ubuntu has disabled downgrading
    debian is possible to downgrade
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    Re: angry rant: subject: ubuntu resource usage

    haha
    3 pages of replys :P


    +1
    as impossible as it sounds, windows DOES run faster


    +1
    actually, yes, I suspect intel driver is the culprit .. not .. kde, unity, number of processes .. etc
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    angry rant: subject: ubuntu resource usage

    "linux is the new windows", that claim is absolutely correctemundo.
    bloated, resource hungry, slow, junk software
    Ubuntu is slow! my nokia phone runs faster than this!

    This is what linux has...
  16. [other] Re: need hardware-help! I killed usb hdd by low-level format

    exactly .. drive is dead .. me thinks

    # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc
    dd: writing to `/dev/sdc': Input/output error
    1+0 records in
    0+0 records out
    0 bytes (0 B) copied, 0.00978279 s, 0.0 kB/s
    ...
  17. [other] need hardware-help! I killed usb hdd by low-level format

    ok, so ..
    .. in case any "hardware-pro" is capable of helping with this ..
    Im not sure .. but .. I think ..
    I killed usb HDD by low-level format

    currently HDD drive is unusable

    I wanted to...
  18. question: anyone know how to chroot into Google ?

    please, someone provide step-by-step tutorial how to chroot into Google.
    Please
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    [SOLVED] Re: downgrading from 10.10 alpha to 10.04

    debian / ubuntu downgrade of packages is fully implemented by apt / aptitude
    explained here http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/downgrade.html

    search ubuntu forums for "downgrade"

    whoever says...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Server Downgrade from Maverick to Lucid

    debian / ubuntu downgrade of packages is fully implemented by apt / aptitude
    explained here http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/downgrade.html

    search ubuntu forums for "downgrade"
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu natively on iMAC i5

    Does Ubuntu work natively on latest iMac i5?
    I am considering buying latest iMac i5. I want to wipe off OSX and install ubuntu natively - what would be the problems accociated and things that do not...
  22. [ubuntu] how to get better hardware support + kernel config

    opensuse configure their kernel & modules in a much superior way - everything works.
    in Ubuntu there' a lot of modules missing.

    Is this a question for Launchpad .. or ..

    list of opensuse...
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    Re: The best laptop for Ubuntu..in your opinion

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LaptopTestingTeam/Old
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Netbooks
    http://webapps.ubuntu.com/certification/list/?category=Laptop...
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    [ubuntu] Re: downgrade/restore to 9.10?

    to downgrade a Debian distro, one must use apt-pinning .... which means .. you create
    etc/apt/preferences file ...

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=karmic
    Pin-Priority: 1001

    Package: *
    Pin:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How does one revert to a previous version?

    to downgrade a Debian distro, one must use apt-pinning .... which means .. you create
    etc/apt/preferences file ...

    Package: *
    Pin: release a=karmic
    Pin-Priority: 1001

    Package: *
    Pin:...
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