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  1. [ubuntu] Re: (terminal) How do I make LS return /path/to/file?

    Try using the FIND command instead of LS.

    find . -name "x.ini" | xargs rm -f

    Googling "find xargs" turned up this page.

    Be careful with these commands. They are powerful (i.e. dangerous.)
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    Re: Nexgen Linux Games

    Here's a few I have found useful.

    Indexes:
    http://linuxappfinder.com/games
    http://linux.strangegamer.com/index.php?title=Game_List

    Retailers:
    http://www.atomicgamer.com/directory.php?id=1941...
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    [other] Re: Laptop won't power on...

    Borrow one of the same type and verify that it's the PS causing the problem.
    Also check to see if the battery is properly installed .
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Problems trying to run my vista-partition under VBox

    Check the permissions of /dev/sda You likely don't have permission to access (write to) it as a generic user.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual monitor help

    You should add the horizontal values but not the vertical ones (assuming your monitors are side by side and not one over the other.)

    Try this...
    Virtual 2560 800

    It gets a bit odd when the...
  6. Poll: [all variants] Re: How often do you reinstall/upgrade or request a new *buntu CD?

    I generally re-install my primary machine ever time there's a named release. (Gutsy, Hardy, Intrepid, etc...) This is mostly to remove any cruft I may have introduced and to force myself to know...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard drive via USB

    Try using "Partition editor" to see if the machine can see the drive. It should show up as a /dev/sd[X] device (but your main HD will also so be careful.)

    If the editor sees the drive but it will...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Getting Touch Screen to work

    Having NO experience with touch screens I'll just add $0.02 ;-)
    These look like calibration numbers to me.
    Option "MinX" "98"
    Option "MaxX" "1024"
    Option "MinY" "43"
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard drive via USB

    Check the jumpers on the drive... Most external cases require that the drive be configured as "master" not "slave".
  10. [all variants] Re: can i set up extra comp to be server?

    They are all very different applications. SSH is a remote access server with strong encryption. DNS is for Hostname to IP address resolution (you probably don't need this on a home server.) and...
  11. [ubuntu] Foreign characters in text files (java source code)

    How do I get "garbled characters" to show up as Japanese characters in my IDE? (netbeans or eclipse) :confused:

    I've been tasked with converting a Java application written in Japanese for an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Remote SSH connection to home LAN.

    If you are going to set up port forwarding (required if you want to SSH in) you should also consider setting up static IPs.

    This will prevent any other PC on the LAN from getting the port forward...
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    Re: Ok signal, but no lock during day

    Try removing the splitter from the equation. They are notorious for degrading signal quality.

    Potentially the signal could be bad only on one output line if it's defective. (try swapping the...
  14. [all variants] Re: Different speed for the same pendrive: why?

    What other devices are plugged in?
    Having any 1.x device plugged into a bus slows all the 2.0 devices on the same bus.
  15. [ubuntu] Dual monitor with seperate X screens... Shared virtual desktops?

    Is it possible to have two X displays share the same set of virtual desktops?

    I typically use 4-5 virtual desktops with one application maximized in each.

    I would like to be able to share these...
  16. [all variants] Re: simple software for naming and flipping digital photos?

    F-Spot Photo Manager (under Applications : Graphics) will allow you to rotate, rename and tag your photos.
    However, it's not exactly "simple" as it has lots of other features as well.
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Programming machine to bootup and shutdown at set times and days

    You can easily configure your machine to shut down at a given time.
    Adding a "shutdown -P" command to the root crontab would work.
    The following cron entry should initiate a shutdown at 10:00 PM...
  18. [all variants] Re: need terminal help with ending input, like with md5sum

    The key combo [ctrl] + [d] ends the input stream.
  19. [ubuntu] Re: How to backup my system before doing something stupid

    At it's most basic you can backup the whole drive...
    If you have a spare hard drive you can create a duplicate disk image by booting from the Ubuntu install disk and using the "dd" command.
    #...
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    [all variants] Re: rsync can't create symlinks?

    I don't think NTFS supports symlinks.
    Use a Linux formatted destination drive (ext2 or ext3).
    OR
    Copy the target files instead (-L option)
    OR
    Use something like tar to archive the links into a...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: how to connect to sql server from ubuntu hardy

    :confused: SQL Server is a Database, not a file server...

    If you are trying to connect to a windows file server then look into Samba.
    Specifically, you will need to install "smbfs" in order to be...
  22. [all variants] Re: can i set up extra comp to be server?

    Yes!
    The easiest way to use the machine as a "home server" is to install the generic Desktop Ubuntu OS and add the services you wish to provide. I do this at home and have installed OpenSSH, Samba,...
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    Re: Eclipse quick question

    It should be on by default.. hit [ctrl] + [space] to get a hint.
  24. Re: Comcast covering? Or can this actually happening?

    It's quite possible to overheat your home router when pushing large amounts of data. This is especially true for WiFi routers. Check the temperature of your router. If it's hot to the touch put a...
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    Re: OS share on my website

    You likely have skewed data for client OS. Unless you are filtering out search engine spiders, the data doesn't represent a "typical" human user's workstation.
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