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    Re: Mir will not on Ubuntu 14.04

    Huh? 'Stable and proven' doesn't sound horrible for LTS, especially with Desktop succession being such a contentious point in the Debian world generally.
  2. Unity 3D Compositing Broken on Two Different Systems, Have To Use 2D

    So Unity 3D stopped working a while back, on two devices, with wildly different hardware. One's an AMD64 desktop with a Radeon HD Catalyst setup, the other is an Acer dual Celeron with some form of...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: X Server down after Shotwell upgrade attempt in Precise

    I've pieced together a fix from various sources online ... these are the different steps I took to get my X server back up and running. I think the original problem was that by upgrading certain...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Sinixstar said:

    What about Renoise? Ardour? The KXStudio PPA? Something I've found out about Linux is that it can do everything you need to do (I gleefully wiped Windows a few years back from...
  5. [ubuntu] X Server down after Shotwell upgrade attempt in Precise

    Got a doozy of a problem... I attempted to upgrade Shotwell in Precise by adding the gstreamer developer PPA and the Yorba (Shotwell developer PPA) as detailed by them here:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Raring Nexus 7 - Touchscreen cuts out etc.

    Thanks for the links! I'm under the impression Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop onna Tablet is actually a very different beast than Touch (Touch doesn't run desktop apps - what? - this does), which adds an...
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    [ubuntu] Raring Nexus 7 - Touchscreen cuts out etc.

    It's been a while since I've had a chance to post to the forums, but I picked up a Nexus 7 the other day on the strength of the _Desktop_ Ubuntu availability, and immediately encountered a few...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help configuring OpenVPN

    This is the procedure I followed to get it working. There's a bug in network manager where it doesn't do ovpn import properly - since 2010 (!)
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    [kubuntu] Re: Not able to import ovpn

    This is the procedure I followed to get it working. There's a bug in network manager where it doesn't do ovpn import properly - since 2010 (!)
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    Re: Easy Ubuntu Clustering

    Since this is the 'easy' thread :)

    Has anyone tried a kerrighed node on Precise yet? This looks like it would be fun/frustrating to learn about, even between say a notebook and a desktop as an...
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    [all variants] Re: Wi-FI Protected Setup supported?

    Still no WPS in Precise. It's long become standard functionality for wireless devi8es.
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    [ubuntu] Automating installation of applications

    I'm updating my notebook to 11.10 so that I can familiarize myself with some of the new features that have been introduced since 10.04 LTS. I'd like to script the installation of a lot of the...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: How to fsck or e2fsck my full disk LUKS installation?

    Thank you!
  14. [ubuntu] How to fsck or e2fsck my full disk LUKS installation?

    I've noticed that a few bad things have happened to my alternate-CD LUKS encrypted installation of Ubuntu like

    gconf directory and settings disappeared
    Evolution sent mail from the past...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Forwarding SSH privileged ports using keys.

    I ran into the same problem, but in the other direction.

    Turns out the easiest way to accomplish what I want is

    ssh -L 8080:localhost:80

    then I can just punch "localhost:8080"...
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    [ubuntu] Forwarding SSH privileged ports using keys.

    I've recently stopped using passwords for SSH, instead preferring to distribute keys to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file for the various machines I need access to.

    However, you need to be root to...
  17. [all variants] Intermittent MythTV Frontend Connections - A Workaround with gupnp

    I've been having a problem with MythTV connectivity ever since I installed it.

    It's been intermittent (eg; frontends say 'No UPnP') across my local network for months and it's seemed to come and...
  18. [ubuntu] A Puzzle: Help, Gnome Settings Dumped on Reboot

    Help! All my gnome desktop appearance and panel settings are just - gone.

    Not only the panels and AWN and these cosmetic things are gone, but wierd seemingly unrelated things too - examples

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    Poll: Re: Howto setup OSSEC-HIDS on your ubuntu box

    So I managed to get OSSEC and OSSEC-WUI up and running. I guess I'll let the email notification go since it doesn't support SMTP auth and I don't want to set up a local server.

    However, it doesn't...
  20. [ubuntu] Did Compiz get a lobotomy? Why no cube 11.04 Gnome2

    What the heck happened to Compiz between 10.10 and 11.04? My X crashed during a recent upgrade through the update-manager and I moved to 11.04 since after fighting with Xorg.conf I had to reinstall...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrade woes: 10.04 to 11.10

    This might help ease your transition a bit, it's a way to save off a list of what you've installed so you can feed it back into a package manager on your new install. I found it elsewhere in these...
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    [all variants] Re: How to change album art ??

    I was wondering about this today as well as I just picked up some new CDs.

    To be more specific, what program can I use in Ubuntu to search, download, and write album art to the ID3 tags of all...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome over HTTPS with x11vnc

    You were right - I don't think the java app was able to find a helper port - it connected, loaded, tried to run but ended up with the red 'x'. Ssvnc worked brilliantly though, that is once I figured...
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    [ubuntu_studio] Re: No (editing) video support for AVCHD still?

    I'll try that, thanks. Happily, I did buy a fast CPU, the only PITA is that I've several gigs of video to edit, batch converting (remuxing) them to a seperate location is going to be huge in MPEG2....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome over HTTPS with x11vnc

    I need to do something very similar, though unlike MrMonster I'm not concerned about getting x11vnc as a service just yet, at least not until I know I can get this part to work in as simple a form as...
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