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  1. [ubuntu] Re: switching from gui to console at login prompt

    Worked. Thanks.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: switching from gui to console at login prompt

    Again, this is running in a virtual machine; if I use CTRL-ALT-F1 it switches the host, not the ubuntu vm.

    This is running from a "clean install" on the hard disk.

    I tried doing a sudo service...
  3. [ubuntu] [solved] switching from gui to console at login prompt

    OK, I give up...

    How do I switch from gui to console session at the login prompt? Running in a virtual machine, so I can't use CTRL-ALT-F1, and the only session types available are "ubuntu" and...
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    [all variants] Re: How to get boot text back

    Right, I want to get rid of the graphics until the greeter screen. Still works in debian, not sure what ubuntu has done to break it.
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    [all variants] How to get boot text back

    What I would like is to get the bootup messages and text that used to display when the splash option was removed.

    Since maverick, I have not been able to get that, even after disabling plymouth....
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    [all variants] apt pinning to a ppa

    What I want to accomplish is ensure that I NEVER get firefox betas, only stable releases.

    The way to do that is to install the firefox stable ppa, and then pin firefox to that repository. PPAs are...
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    [all variants] Lost boot text

    Beginning with Maverick, I no longer get text on the screen while booting. I do not use Plymouth, and have removed its entries from /etc/init.d and its hooks from /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks...
  8. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    Furthermore:

    It is possible that other daemons might be probing the sm0 virtual device.

    See this link:
    http://www.zs6mrk.org/pakket_met_linux.htm

    They mention that samba can be a problem....
  9. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    Yep, incorrect pinout is a possibility.

    You need to find a freq with some packet traffic on it -- ax25spy should start dumping the raw traffic to your screen as soon as it hears it.

    You also...
  10. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    One additional thing, you will need an /etc/ax25/axports file. Mine looks like:

    sm0 WA6NQW --- 255 7 145.630

    where WA6NQW is my callsign, substitute yours. You only need that...
  11. [all variants] Re: Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    I have this working. I must say it was a real fight.

    Probably the most useful link is this:
    http://www.qbjnet.com/packet.html

    But you don't need most of the info here - you don't need (or...
  12. [all variants] Postfix mail forwarding through yahoo

    I am currently using msmtp to forward outgoing mail through yahoo, where I have an account. I would like to use postfix instead, and set it up to do the following:

    1. Mail addressed to users on...
  13. [all variants] [solved] Setting up soundmodem for packet radio

    I am trying to set up a signalink-USB interface with the soundmodem program, to work as a software TNC. So far, no luck. Has anyone actually got this working?

    The essential problem seems to be...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Mystery solved -- though the problems are not.

    I loaded a backup copy of my Maverick system onto another partition. I then did -- and only did -- the compilation for wacom.ko, copied into the...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    That didn't work:

    greenman@Wolfenstein:~$ xsetwacom set "Wacom BambooFun 2FG 4x5 Pen eraser" PressCurve "0 0 100 100"
    X Error: 2 BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
    Error...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    greenman@Wolfenstein:~$ xinput --list
    ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
    ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
    ⎜ ...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    OK, I followed the steps in II., inclduing installing the x macros, and installing the stuff from the git repository. No luck, same error messages.

    Funny thing is, the other commands, like setting...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Thanks for your reply. It really is driving me batty.

    I don't have windows to test with; the only windows is in virtualbox, and I suspect that will open a whole new can of worms.

    I will go...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    I tried reinstalling xerver-xorg-input-wacom.
    Same error problems, can't set the key or presscurve, same erroneous values for presscurve.

    From the steps on the howto at...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    I have tried both with and without the quotes:

    greenman@Wolfenstein:~$ xsetwacom -s get Wacom_BambooFun_2FG_4x5_Pen_stylus PressCurve
    xsetwacom set Wacom_BambooFun_2FG_4x5_Pen_stylus PressCurve...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Looks like there are still some problems with xsetwacom.

    The following command does not work:
    xsetwacom set "Wacom_BambooFun_2FG_4x5_Pen_stylus" PressCurve "0 0 100 100"

    produces this output:...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Great! Thanks very much for your help. I guess mostly some things I didn't understand from the howto.
    It's working just fine now. Thanks again!
  23. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate the help.

    Did as you suggested. Here is 50-wacom.conf:
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    Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Wacom class"
    #...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    Thank You for your reply, but still no joy.
    Something has gone wrong somewhere. The first time I ran this, I rebooted with the pad plugged in. All four options listed in 50-wacom.conf were listed,...
  25. [ubuntu] [solved] Cannot get wacom bamboo to work in Maverick

    I've burned out googling and experimenting on this, time for some experienced help:

    I have a wacom bamboo "fun" (touch and pen) tablet.

    I have followed all the instructions I can find, about...
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