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  1. [ubuntu] early debconf prompts using custom preseed install

    I have customized a server install iso using preseed along with some additional prompts using a debconf shell script that runs near the end of the installation as a late command. I would like to move...
  2. [ubuntu] Binding interface to changing VPN connection IP

    I have a vpn connection at home I use remotely to tunnel my traffic through. However, on occasion, the vpn connection will go down and restart, giving me a new IP address. As result, I have to...
  3. [ubuntu] x11 forwarding through multiple ssh sessions

    Okay, so before you think this a weird question, let me explain myself. I have about 30 vpn connections I need to keep track of. Instead of having the vpn connections on all my machines, I keep a...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: auto boot with timer by shorting power button

    The bios does not support timed booting. I tried the power failure settings however it did not seem to work.

    It seems like a pretty simple project, I just can't figure out what kind of timer I...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: auto boot with timer by shorting power button

    Well, I don't know of any local electronics store except for Radioshack and they usually don't know much about electronics except for hdmi cables. I also don't have an "electronics supplier." I guess...
  6. [ubuntu] auto boot with timer by shorting power button

    I have a relatively basic hardware question for auto booting a desktop computer. I know that is possible to start up my pc by shorting the powerbutton by contacting 2 wires connected to the proper...
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    [ubuntu] Re: basic bash test conditional

    Thanks that did it. However, only using single brackets:

    if [ -z $(apt-cache search sun-java6-bin) ]
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    [ubuntu] postgresql commands from shell

    I built an installation script for ubuntu server that imports postgresql databases automatically. For instance:

    sudo su postgres -c 'psql -e template1 < /var/lib/postgresql/everything.sql'
    ...
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    [ubuntu] basic bash test conditional

    I basically need to test if sun-java6-bin exists in apt, and if not add the proper repository to get installed. This is more or less the script I want to run, however I cannot think how to make it...
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    [ubuntu] cross compiling software for arm

    I am trying to cross compile a package from source for an embedded arm board, however I am not having much luck creating an arm binary.

    export PATH=/usr/local/arm/4.3.2/bin:$PATH
    export...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: login in to a machine on a separate subnetwork

    Thanks for your quick reply. Sorry for being short on details.

    I have a desktop with 2 ethernet cards, one that recieves an internet connection and has the IP of 192.168.2.215 and the other is...
  12. [ubuntu] login in to a machine on a separate subnetwork

    I have set up a dhcp server through a usb ethernet adapter to give IPs to a cluster starting at 10.0.0.10, however I am connected to eth0 as 192.168.2.215. I can see the dhcp lease given to the...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Cloning a large disk with little actual used space

    Aside from the typical disclaimers, is it possible to shrink the root partition using the livecd?
  14. [ubuntu] Cloning a large disk with little actual used space

    I need to clone a laptop drive to a desktop drive. The laptop drive disk is 150 gb, however, only about 8 gb is used. Is it possible to clone this disk to a smaller drive?
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    [ubuntu] help with craigslist auto apply job script

    I am working on a rather zany project to create a script that automatically applies to craigslist jobs. You see, I am pretty desperate to get a less crappy job, and I figure this could be the...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Reading lines from file and executing scripts

    Yeah, thats what I am looking for. However, instead of using a script to act upon $line, I want to nest the actual script in the code. For instance, something like this:

    sh $(/usr/bin/elinks -dump...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Reading lines from file and executing scripts

    This is what I got so far:

    How do I access the actual jobs.txt file that I want to access?

    # grab job emails
    while read line (jobs.txt)
    do
    echo "elinks $line | grep "reply" >...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Reading lines from file and executing scripts

    Yeah, its the same script. Where do I input the jobs.txt file for reading?
  19. [ubuntu] Reading lines from file and executing scripts

    I am trying to create a script that reads a list of url's from a text file and then executes the same script for each line. This is what I am looking for:

    elinks -dump $(url's in file, one by one)...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04 - Dropping Wireless Connection Often

    what did you install after you purged the backports?
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    [ubuntu] running mencoder in seperate instances

    I am trying to take advantage of a multicore chip by running more than one mencoder instance at time to encode .avi files. My script selects all files in a certain directory and encodes them, however...
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    [all variants] video file splitting

    Is there a way to split larger video files into smaller video files? I have a large mp4 video that I would like to split into smaller 10mb mp4 files.
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    [all variants] Re: grep, print only word that matches pattern

    I am actually trying to edit a stream from twitter updates. Although, I should probably use sed, a stream editor, I never remember the syntax. Anyways, I am basically grabbing text from twitter and...
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    [all variants] Re: grep, print only word that matches pattern

    When I run grep -o "\$*", the only output I receive is "$"
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    [all variants] grep, print only word that matches pattern

    I am trying to get grep to print out a single word pattern. For instance, I want grep to print out any word that has $ attached to it, for instance $zebras. I have tried grep -o '$*', any suggestions...
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