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  1. Focal how-to Infra-Red using systemd udev not lirc

    Now lirc is almost defunct it is time to get to grips with the systemd way of handling ir remotes.

    It turns out to be remarkably easy.

    For a bog standard mce clone remote these are the steps:
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  2. Mythtv easy install for 20.04 Focal ubuntu variants.

    I did an easy install for 18.04 and I struggled with focal for a while. Here are my notes on how I got it all working.

    Mythtv uses mysql 8.00 which has a different set of commands Why oh why do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cloning a new drive?

    I see from your location you're across the pond.
    I hope it works out for you. What was the command you used?

    This is the one I would have used: dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdb1 bs=1024...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Get High Ram Usage and Stuck PCs

    Running VM's can take a lot of ram depending on how you set the VM up in the first place. You can change the VM's memory allocation, try that as a first step.

    In the early days we always set up...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cloning a new drive?

    Gary- To get what you want to do with dd you will need to add parameters so it will copy all permissions and attributes too see the man page, very complex.

    You just want a straight clone, an...
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    [other] Re: Cannot get ubuntu to display on LG tv

    It is really helpful for others who may encounter these issues if you write out the steps you have taken to (partially) resolve the situation.
    When they do an internet search this thread will...
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    [other] Re: Cannot get ubuntu to display on LG tv

    If this is now solved please mark it so; glad you got it going, where did you get the idea for the solution?
    Tony
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    [other] Re: Cannot get ubuntu to display on LG tv

    My next suggestion would be to return the tv from where you purchased it. If it is that difficult to operate it is not fit for purpose.

    If that is not an option, try this forum: ...
  9. Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    I guess I'm just an old fart with old-fashioned ideas. :( Hard drives are so cheap nowadays, and I don't have a lot else to spend my money on, I sure 'aint gonna leave it all to my avaricious...
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    [other] Re: Cannot get ubuntu to display on LG tv

    Glubbish-

    You need to use the LG remote control, in the menus you will find a setting for display modes on the various inputs.

    The auto setting only works for Windows now, you will have to play...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DRM kernel mode setting (nVidia)

    Go to settings next to logoff on the top header, then scroll down to my settings-> edit signature.

    You have given us very little to go on, what driver are you using? Nouveau, nvidia proprietary,...
  12. Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    Haha, No the cloning dock is just that - it clones the whole drive.:biggrin:
  13. Re: For how long are you using your External HDD ? Which brand is it ?

    One of our local retailers here in the UK went belly up a year ago Maplin Electronics. I bought a couple of 4tb external Seagate Backup Plus usb3 2 1/2inch drives for 50 each.

    I ripped them out...
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    [ubuntu] Re: DRM kernel mode setting (nVidia)

    More details please, use your signature to detail your machine setup, what you have tried what you are trying to achieve?

    Tony
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    [SOLVED] Re: Dual booting with 2 disks

    Joshua- Please mark it solved after detailing your steps for other newbies.

    Tony
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00007f00

    Check this out if you can't get boot-repair to work.....https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2436958&p=13932625#post13932625

    Tony.
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    [SOLVED] Re: cloning a new drive?

    Gary-

    My understanding from your original post was that your needs were a one-off clone from HDD to SDD, not a complex daily/weekly routine.

    Forget all the other ideas if that is the case and...
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    Re: Grub2 Fails to install?

    Coley-

    I have had similar experiences with my Asus bios, it seems to do it's own thing on a random basis, there seems no logic to it.

    Occasionally when I have need to access Windows 10, (rare...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with calamares installer

    Coley- Get yourself another SDD drive for your O/S. I use 3 x 250gb, enough for Windows 10 Ubuntu and a decent sized /home

    One is for day to day use as my main system, one is a clone of that for...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Grub hell. Can I just tell the installer to wipe out grub and reinstall it entire

    David-

    Listen to oldfred, he is the guru.

    Shrink your old home partition to it's very minimum, delete all the folders in the / root directory and just keep the /home folder.

    Then create a...
  21. Re: the grub-efi-amd64 package failed to install into /target/.

    OK.

    To do it manually, after the install, use the pendrive to boot.

    Then:


    sudo passwd root ***** ###whatever I just use the spacebar
    su
  22. Re: the grub-efi-amd64 package failed to install into /target/.

    Are you able to boot into your Windows install?
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    [other] Re: Cannot get ubuntu to display on LG tv

    glubbish-

    What you are saying is that the setup you have now still works on your Samsung tv?

    If that is the case then you need to investigate the settings in the menus of your new LG tv.

    If...
  24. Re: the grub-efi-amd64 package failed to install into /target/.

    hayloiuy-

    When booting try and press F2 or F8 or F10 or whichever key gets you to the bios boot choice screen, you may be able to get back into Windows then and do a bit of maintenance.

    I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: cloning a new drive?

    Gary-
    Clonezilla is your friend. Forget all other solutions. The easiest way is to stick it on a bootable thumb drive, run it as root and choose "Expert" not beginner.

    Do a disk-to disk clone,...
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