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  1. Re: Bash Command Substitution - strange effect

    cat the script and look at the echo commands. perhaps you added the echo commands to the script via an echo command. if so then, what would happen is the `id -un` got evaluated when the command to...
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    Re: proof of ownership

    i went ahead and created a 2nd account there. it was difficult to do and was doing lots of things to get me to upgrade to a paid account (that probably doesn't narrow things down very much). i did...
  3. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    apparently, a lot of people didn't know that. the word that spread was different. too bad i quit listening to the topic before that got cleared up. i do remember saying in a couple places that it...
  4. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    will any PC with compatible USB and/or storage devices boot up any Linux bootloader and kernel at least as far as getting the kernel to start?

    i have found a laptop that meets my needs (128GB RAM)...
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    Re: proof of ownership

    then they should be able to say what happened. they could leave the account there in a flagged state (actually, they did) and have that response be automated once the login is successful (so they...
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    Re: proof of ownership

    does "normal account deletion or deactivation due to inactivity" mean i can't get it back? had it been active it could have by means of the password which could have been "obtained illegally...
  7. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    not me. looking back, i see that oldfred did.

    is UEFI no longer a barrier to booting unsigned systems?
  8. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    maybe they were using some special bootloader. based on what i read about UEFI it was going to check if what it loaded was signed with a certificate that was signed by whoever it trusted and that...
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    in ext4 file system format?
  10. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    and what about an old copy of Ubuntu 9.10 i found laying around the other day? it was the copy i install Ubuntu for my father when he got too upset with all the pop-ups he kept getting in Microsoft...
  11. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    i really don't care. my current laptop is 6 years old and it works. it's from System76 and i'd buy from them, again, if they had an offering that meets my needs.



    if they all use it then why...
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    proof of ownership

    i will not name the site i am having trouble with in order to not violate the terms here that protect this site. what i want to ask about is the general thoughts about the issue and other issues...
  13. Re: list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    they need to work even if i re-install the latest (as of 2020-05 or later) LTS version of Xubuntu over what is pre-loaded (adding drivers is OK as long as they are not needed for disk, basic VGA, and...
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    [xubuntu] Re: how do i uninstall SHA1?

    i want to have any software still using SHA1 to fail, if it is trying to use shared implementations. that is to discover any overlooked uses of SHA1.
  15. Re: file owner permissions when root is the owner

    chmod will accept any octal digit where i showed. other values are combinations of bits, such as 7 means all 3 bits in that position are ON.
  16. Re: file owner permissions when root is the owner

    IOW, a non-root user can prevent itself from executing or writing an owned file by doing chmod 4xx filename while root can only do this for execute but not for write. this is, therefore, something a...
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    [xubuntu] how do i uninstall SHA1?

    i what to eliminate SHA1 from my system. but dpkg -l finds no such package.
  18. list of vendors that sell hardware ready for Linux

    of course i know of System 76. i have 2 of their products which i remain happy with. but their current offerings don't encompass my anticipated scope of coming needs. so, i am looking around for...
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    Re: Word association

    mad
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    Re: Word association

    tick
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    [xubuntu] Re: changing firefox tabs

    now i wonder if these themes could change the yellow and orange colors i get from ubuntuforums.org. i'm ready for a color change.
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    [xubuntu] Re: changing firefox tabs

    found it at the bottom. Adwaita Arc makes all the tabs black except the active one is gray.
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    Re: Word association

    book
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    [xubuntu] Re: changing firefox tabs

    i go to Customize but there is no Themes there.
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    [xubuntu] Re: changing firefox tabs

    how do i change theme? i see nothing for this in preferences. is Adwaita Arc included?
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