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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Check Speed of DNS Server

    Sorry for necromancy, but this thread popped up on top of Google search.
    First, the time command as used above gives meaningless results. Because time command really does not measure the lookup...
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    Re: Nautilus as root - No Global Menu

    Where is the bug? Developers have taken action to stop noob abuse before, this may just be another case.
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    Re: Nautilus as root - No Global Menu

    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

    If it speaks like a noob, thinks like a noob, and acts like a noob, then it probably is a noob.
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    Re: Nautilus as root - No Global Menu

    Not newbie? But only newbies have inevitable urge to run things as root. I remember when I was a noob I wanted to run things as root, too. Just setting all the permissions properly felt too...
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    Re: Nautilus as root - No Global Menu

    Right, if you open your home for drug dealers you will be punished. Agree?
    If you compromise your box and it is connected to the internet it becomes a platform for cyber-criminals.

    The two...
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    Re: Nautilus as root - No Global Menu

    So what. Do not run Nautilus as root. There is no need to run Nautilus as root. Period.
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    [ubuntu] Re: sync drive backup solution?

    You can set up RAID with mdadm utility.

    Some insight is here, make your choice http://skrypuch.com/raid/
  8. Re: Need Expert advice how to proceed, newbie level user.

    Alright, let's start from beginning, as I said only the first error makes sense, following errors are usually just meaningless as they are the result of first one. In this case, however, the first...
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    [ubuntu] Re: built in webcam

    Even built in cameras have to communicate with board, using USB probably. Does it show up in lsusb output?
  10. Thread: No sound???

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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: No sound???

    It looks like the driver is installed. Did you check mixer levels with amixer? Can you play anything when using ALSA directly, bypassing JACK?

    ALSA provides low level sound driver, JACK is sound...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Panic on install. Any ideas?

    Three things come to mind.

    You sure it was Windows that was bad not the box?
    Have you tried any other Linux on USB stick, like SystemRescueCd?
    Have you tried playing with BIOS settings, checked...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Accessing USB hard drives over a network

    You misunderstood, dealing with local filesystem is the job for local OS. The only filesystem support needed from your nettop is NFS - network file system. Your Mac has to be able to read those...
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    Re: Are AMD Drivers on Ubuntu good?

    TheNerdAL, you just hit the jackpot. :D
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Format

    Yes, I'm sure. Every user with a valid account can log in, every user in admin group can use sudo. That's all you need to run and use a Ubuntu system. All your personal stuff is in your home...
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    [ubuntu] Re: software like CrystalDiskInfo

    Right, to see the most relevant info run
    smartctl --all /dev/sda | grep -e "Reallocated_Sector_Ct" -e "Current_Pending_Sector" -e "Offline_Uncorrectable" -e "UDMA_CRC_Error_Count" -e...
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    [SOLVED] Re: IFS question

    You are welcome!

    It's not only about bash, practically every conf is set in /etc with user override in ~/. Generally, there is /etc/profile that sets defaults for login shell, you can override it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: IFS question

    Yes, and that's a great thing, you do not need to reboot just to reset to defaults. As a matter of fact, a true multiuser system would not function in any other way.
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    [SOLVED] Re: IFS question

    Not sure of your problem, but ~/.bashrc is sourced every time you log in, whatever you need put it in there.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Format

    Create a new user, your buddy, give him admin rights, delete your home directory.
  20. [ubuntu] Re: How to Schedule button to be clicked at a certain time?

    That I do not know, however, a cronjob can execute foo --begin.
    Maybe I should explain. In Linux/UNIX world apps take command line options. Whatever you need to execute there probably is a CLI...
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    Re: Are AMD Drivers on Ubuntu good?

    As a side note, I work for a casino. All newer slot machines are running Linux of course, unmatched reliability and flexibility. Newest ones are really demanding on graphics. Guess what graphics...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: server keys vs password auth for web server

    You do not mention SSH. Is that what you are talking about? If yes, then key based authentication is definitely way more secure. However, when abiding general UNIX rule 'default denied' and granting...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Unable to download directly to network drive

    Just wondering, what kind of share is that? NFS?
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    Re: 32 or 64 bit

    I shall mention 64-bit Linux matured a long time ago, way before MS got there (are they there now?). Accessing more than ~1 GiB memory is a hack on 32-bit systems, just stop thinking 32-bit.
  25. Re: Need Expert advice how to proceed, newbie level user.

    Oh, and it was 75 F degrees today, I fired up my Harley and rode it for an hour, I really enjoyed it, thanks for asking. :D What's your zip?
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