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    [ubuntu] Naive socks proxy configuration tool

    In yet another UI "improvement" facepalm, Ubuntu Precise has replaced the familiar network proxy configuration tool with one that's missing important functionality.

    While I appreciate some of the...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Fix this stupid Ubuntu 11.10 sidebar I hate it...

    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

    This installs a fake Gnome2-like UI that, while it still has a lot of annoyances, gets rid of Dash and the Dock, puts menus back on application windows,...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Display settings -- is there a way to unbury this tool?

    Much better, thanks. To complete the fix:


    Alt-right click on the Panel, choose "Add to Panel"
    Choose "Custom Application Launcher"
    Name the launcher anything you want. Whatever you type...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Display settings -- is there a way to unbury this tool?

    Let me try asking this question another way.

    From digging around in the system, I know that "gnome-control-center" brings up the control panel that includes applets for various system settings.
    ...
  5. [SOLVED] Display settings -- is there a way to unbury this tool?

    One of the many really irritating changes in Oneric is the relocation of the video display settings tool into the "System Settings" control panel.

    Is there a way to get it out? To access it...
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    [ubuntu] Software Center window is blank

    Fresh Natty install, Acer Aspire One 722. Overall, the most painful Ubuntu experience in years, probably due to package upgrade failures on the USB stick.

    Sorted through those and the system now...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire One 722 can't find root device

    Fixed. Apparently the installation process attempted to update the kernel but failed while making Grub believe it had succeeded. Doing chroot from the usb to the hard disk, then running apt-get...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Acer Aspire One 722 can't find root device

    Attempting to fix this, I booted from the USB drive, did a chroot to the hard disk, ran apt-get upgrade. Everything other than the kernel succeeded.

    Edited /etc/default/grub and uncommented...
  9. [SOLVED] Acer Aspire One 722 can't find root device

    Trying to install Natty on an AO722.

    Following instructions found on this forum, I set the BIOS to attempt a network boot, so I'm beyond that problem. I can boot from a thumb drive, connect to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Atheros AR2413 - unstable wifi connection

    ++ this thread.

    It has (knock on wood) saved me from ordering a usb wifi adaptor for my elderly mother's Toshiba. It's been running Ubuntu for years but recently stopped networking, so I upgraded...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: I only want static IP. Should I remove network manager?

    apt-get remove network-manager
    got rid of the packages. Rebooted and kept my assigned static address so I'm marking this "solved."

    Thanks.
  12. [SOLVED] I only want static IP. Should I remove network manager?

    I have a static-address problem.

    I have a desktop computer that primarily works as a server in my home. It has a recent install of Maverick server edition, upgraded by adding the desktop packages....
  13. [ubuntu] mod_proxy configuration -- big gaping hole

    I enabled mod_proxy on my webserver the other day. I needed to proxy one specific virtual host to fetch a service from an alternate port. I followed the Apache documentation and configured the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ALSA finds mic, Pulseaudio doesn't

    I tried the bin/sh -c "PULSE_SERVER=127.0.0.1 skype" & trick ... actually, since the menu entry points to a shell script, I used that instead of a direct call to skype. This had some interesting side...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ALSA finds mic, Pulseaudio doesn't

    I'm having what may be the same problem. On a system upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, I'm not able to get Skype to hear the microphone. The Pulseaudio sound prefs tool shows no activity.

    However,...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Mobile broadband via Bluetooth / Ubuntu 10.10

    Following up my own post:

    It appears that the 10.10 upgrade clobbered a previous configuration, couldn't properly read a previous configuration and/or simply broke Blueman.

    However, the...
  17. [SOLVED] Mobile broadband via Bluetooth / Ubuntu 10.10

    Is there a known way to get mobile broadband working through Bluetooth on Ubuntu 10.10?

    Previously I've used Blueman to get this done. However, Blueman expects to notify Network-Manager of the...
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    [all variants] Re: Celeron vs Atom

    Depends. I have a dual-core Celeron SU2300 on my Acer 1410, and it's great for video, including Flash. I watch way more Hulu than TV. It seems that Flash can hog one core and other processes use the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: device manager

    If you're just curious, open a terminal window and type

    sudo lshw

    Lots of detail.
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Lucid upgrade aborts with "held broken packages" message

    I managed to break the logjam by going to /var/log/dist-upgrade/ and looking in the most recent numbered directory for apt.log. The last few lines of the (very verbose) logfile read:


    Package...
  21. [SOLVED] Lucid upgrade aborts with "held broken packages" message

    I'm trying to upgrade from Karmic to Lucid on my Acer 1410. The Lucid upgrade tool gets to the "Setting new software channels" stage and then spends about 10 minutes whacking the hard drive while...
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    [ubuntu] Re: recognizing on a mac

    Macbook iSight video usually requires proprietary Apple firmware that is loaded to the device by the OS. You may be able to rescue the firmware from your OSX partition, if you still have one. See the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: External HD with Linux

    You can just plug it in and use it, but you will have all the limitations of a Windows filesystem and none of the advantages of a Linux filesystem. With 1TB of data you'll be much better off (and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 Karmic on Acer Aspire One

    Flash on Linux is poorly optimized and the Atom-based netbooks all struggle with Flash video. One option is to install Chrome (which is WAY faster than Firefox) and view native HTML5 video on sites...
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    [other] Re: external HD as backup for Linux, OSX

    I'm powerfully tempted to go off on a rant about Apple's poor support for standards, but let's just say that you should buy a big USB drive but keep the receipts and return it if OSX doesn't...
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