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    [ubuntu] Testing kernel upgrade

    Question: How do you go about testing a new kernel for a remote system?

    I have a remote system and would like to roll out a new kernel without having to physically be present. After some...
  2. [SOLVED] [HOWTO] Fix MySQL after upgrade with different datadir

    During the upgrade to 11.10, an option was presented to remove the custom /etc/mysql/my.cnf and replace it with the distro. The changes looked insignificant and I had a custom location in there for...
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    [SOLVED] Re: MySQL datadir from previous install

    Reverted the config. Right now, mysql is not running:


    $ ps -ef | grep -i mysql
    mwjones 22465 18758 0 09:26 pts/3 00:00:00 grep --color=auto -i mysql

    But when I tell it to start:

    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: MySQL datadir from previous install

    Correct, everything starting at /store/mysql and under it are mysql:mysql on ownership. The modes of the files match those of the files in /var/lib/mysql.

    I also had both reloaded and restarted...
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    [SOLVED] MySQL datadir from previous install

    I was running Ubuntu 9.10 and had the MySQL datadir moved to a different directory, /store/mysql. Due to a filesystem problem on the upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04, I was forced to reinstall. My...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade to 10.04 wrong fs type

    I decided to wipe the drives and restore from backups. This time, though, I used the -d option in cryptsetup. FML.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade to 10.04 wrong fs type

    I have a netbook running 8.10 and an external hdd that is used for backup and encrypted/decrypted in the same manner. Plugging the external hdd into the netbook, the normal decryption process on the...
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    [ubuntu] Upgrade to 10.04 wrong fs type

    Just upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04 and cannot mount one of my partitions. It is encrypted/decrypted in the following fashion:


    # dd if=/dev/random bs=4k count=1 | gpg -a --cipher-algo AES256 -c -...
  9. [all variants] HOWTO: Disable GPG agent password dialog (pinentry)

    Say you want to symmetrically encrypt a file with GPG:

    gpg -c foobar.txt

    You have already decided on a nice long passphrase and have it copied to the keyboard, when a dialog window pops up...
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    [all variants] HOWTO crank-0.1.4 and gtk 1.2

    Synopsis:
    Get the crank source and some old .deb packages from jaunty.

    sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture <package.deb>

    Process:

    Download and install the following packages, in order:

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    [all variants] Re: hybrid ircd not connected?

    I have also been tailing the log, and no error messages appear.
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    [all variants] Re: hybrid ircd not connected?

    The iptables policies (-P) are all ACCEPT, and I also tried deleting the one rule in PREROUTING but still no luck.
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    [all variants] hybrid ircd not connected?

    When attempting to use my ircd, I am receiving the following message in irrsi:


    -!- Irssi: Looking up 127.0.0.1
    -!- Irssi: Connecting to 127.0.0.1 [127.0.0.1] port 6667
    -!- Irssi: Connection to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: LiveCD will not load via PXE

    Stupid slashes. Here is the proper config:

    ubuntu.menu:

    LABEL 21
    MENU LABEL Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop i386
    KERNEL /ubuntu/9.10/i386_desktop/casper/vmlinuz
    APPEND...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Pandora not working in 9.10

    That seems to have worked, thanks! It appears this was the part I was missing:


    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/
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    [SOLVED] LiveCD will not load via PXE

    I am trying to boot into the Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop i386 LiveCD over the network. There is already a PXE server that serves up Ubuntu 9.10 Alternate i386, Damn Small Linux, and DBAN.

    Converted the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Pandora not working in 9.10

    No love? :(
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    [SOLVED] Re: Pandora not working in 9.10

    I also tried the instructions from http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Internet/HTTP-WWW-/Adobe-Flash-Player-for-64-bit-Linux-42958.shtml

    YouTube works alright, but sites like Pandora and Hulu do not....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Pandora not working in 9.10

    I tried installing the library straight from Adobe, but that doesn't work. Their documentation on the simple install procedure isn't even accurate. What a bunch of wankers.
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    [SOLVED] Pandora not working in 9.10

    I have been using Pandora as a web app for about a year now, but suddenly with my upgrade to 9.10, Pandora no longer works. Usually I cannot even sign in. On the rare chance that I do get the sign...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Vmware server 2 on Server 9.10

    http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-vmware-server-2-0-x-in-ubuntu-9-10-karmic.html
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Truecrypt 6.2a in Ubuntu 9.10

    I received the following error trying to use the graphical installer:


    dpkg: unable to read filedescriptor flags for <package status and progress file descriptor>: Bad file descriptor

    Instead,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound does not work on Jaunty

    Ok, sound magically started working now after a reboot. No settings changed. A reboot? Seriously? Windows, is that you? :confused:
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    [ubuntu] Re: Newcomer, basic mounting problems

    Let's see if we can mount it manually.


    Fire up a terminal: (top left) Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    Run:
    dmesg | grep sd
    Look for distinct drives in the output, you should see...
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    [other] Re: Cannot Mount Volume, and other problems

    The BIOS may be buggy causing it to not see the hdd. I had an ABit board that would only see drives under certain configurations (one SATA hdd and one PATA CD-RW at certain positions, for example). ...
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