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  1. [ubuntu] Re: google-chrome in script runs fine manually, error from CRON

    It's not clear to me how a text-only browser is useful in looking at comic strips.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: google-chrome in script runs fine manually, error from CRON

    That makes sense, and is frustrating.

    Yeah, I could learn perl. I've used 20+ computer languages, going back to IBM704 assembly. But I'm tired of creating stuff for computers; I retired for a...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: google-chrome in script runs fine manually, error from CRON

    Here is the shell script, with some debug snats inserted.



    #!/bin/sh

    # daily comics display. runs 7:05
    # /opt/google/chrome//opt/google/chrome/google-chrome

    today=$(date)" comics batch"
  4. [ubuntu] Re: google-chrome in script runs fine manually, error from CRON

    "Show us the full cron command you are using"

    5 07 * * * /home/jim/cronme/comics

    I set it up with crontab.
  5. [ubuntu] google-chrome in script runs fine manually, error from CRON

    When Doonesbury started reruns and the Toronto Star dropped it, I created a kalarm command alarm to display it. Now I'm trying to get rid of kalarm, and thought I would transfer this and other things...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu - 14.04 - Desktop Icons Missing - Can't Access Terminal either

    This problem exists in several threads. After trying most of the suggestions, I still had the problem on my underpowered Compaq laptop. Finally, after trying to repair ubuntu 5.4, I reinstalled it....
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    [ubuntu] duplex prints same text both sides!

    Printing six pages, I asked for 2 copies on my Canon iP4800 series printer. Page one was printed on the back of page one, etc. Not useful.

    I'd like to post a bug in launchpad. Because there are...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Display errors after 13.04 security update

    Same problem. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is not there.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Avahi won't let installation continue

    Ubuntu needs a repair installation command; when things refuse to work as they should, hours are wasted.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Avahi won't let installation continue

    I tried installing Ub without updating during installation. The program versions on the disk are ROUGH!

    Still struggling to update and to get a Unity.
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    [ubuntu] Avahi won't let installation continue

    My installation has been hanging for almost 24 hours, repeating every minute how many times it has "Failed to activate service 'org.freedesktop.Avahi : timed out". I'm using the CD to reinstall after...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Keyboard shortcut within application

    I finally got around to doing this. Worked like a charm.

    Thank you, Stinkeye from down under.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Keyboard shortcut within application

    Thanks!

    jim



    Did a lightbulb appear over Edison's head just before he invented the lightbulb?~ Mike Lester, 2012
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    [ubuntu] Keyboard shortcut within application

    Hi. Two or three years ago, I could add shortcuts to menu items within an application. For example, if I am in a gnucash account ledger and put the cursor on a posting to a different account, then...
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    [ubuntu] Compiz settings: Desktop size

    Compiz general settings/desktop size has three sliders: Horizontal virtual size (number of desktops in row), Vertical virtual size (number in a column) and number of desktops.

    The last doesn't...
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    [ubuntu] Repeated mounts of external drive

    An external drive has 4 partitions, one specified in fstab as

    UUID=28cff9d8-2913-46b4-9a39-448efab58796 /media/ububack ext3 defaults 0 2

    Every few minutes, the system tells me...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: gnome-do, default keyring, & keyboard & mouse clicks ignored

    I reinstalled out of ignorance. The keyring application creates the problem, and gnome-do asks for the keyring. Here's a (clumsy) procedure, if I can remember.

    - find your live disk and boot.

    -...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome-Do freezes 10.04 at start

    Please see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1488340
  19. [ubuntu] gnome-do, default keyring, & keyboard & mouse clicks ignored

    In other messages, there have been problems with a 10.04 update not listening -- it ignores typing and mouse clicks, though it does move the cursor, and things that proceed without help seem to be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: open office java install broke oo

    A reboot fixed it. Funny how often that works.
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    [ubuntu] open office java install broke oo

    Problems started when I tried a find in calc help, and it told me that java does that, but I have no java. It told me to go to the tools menu, java, and ??

    It did find a java on the computer, and...
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    [gnome] Re: Howto: get photos from treo 680

    Thanks!
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    [all variants] Re: GNUcash and Finance::quote

    I've used Yahoo in the past for Canadian and US stock prices. That has continued with no problems. But now I find I can't get currency quotes -- important in Canada, since the US is our largest...
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    Poll: garish colours

    Why?
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    [ubuntu] [SOLVED] broken Hardy sound fixed

    A note to document something that drove me crazy the last couple of days, but which had a simple solution. Maybe it will save work for someone else,

    I installed Hardy in a new partition. Did not...
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