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  1. Re: Is There a Better Way - Backup Protection

    I've gotten hundreds of emails claiming that they have embarrassing data from my computers asking for money/coins. They said I had good taste in porn too.
    I've ignored all of them, since there...
  2. Re: Thinking about switching over to Ubuntu from EOS -- minimum size for root partit

    Yeah - what's EOS? Is that like the difference between IOS and iOS?

    Ubuntu has many advantages and some disadvantages, which feature belongs in which column is really a personal thing.
    A...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Question about Reading and Understanding System Log Ubuntu 20.04

    Could this be the X/Client talking to the X/Server?

    Some background follows ...

    X or X11 or X/Windows (those are synonyms) uses a client-server architecture. The server runs on the system we...
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    Re: Automount and not existing Keys

    I'd use 'locate' to search for files on the system with those names. Did you look for all the .automount files on the box? I have some in /lib/systemd/system/ and for some snaps (ARGGGGGGGG!).
    ...
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    Re: Automount and not existing Keys

    Did you happen to use a "mark permanent" in a file manager?
    There are some systemd Unit file refresh commands ... if systemd decided to "help". Those are automatically created if you use the...
  6. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Created openv vpn connection, but it's greyed out

    Support for Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 ended last April. That distro gets 3 yrs of support.
    Run ubuntu-support-status to see the current state of your system support. I bet over 1/3rd of the packages aren't...
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    Re: No terminal there

    That command just shows package names with the full desktop suite of programs. It was just a "search" command. You should pick one, then install it using whatever tool you prefer, probably apt...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ethernet failing intermittently

    We never know the linux experience level of the poster. I typically drop notifications about thread updates after a week of no response. Lots of people find the answer, but never provide any feedback...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Harddisks getting corrupted

    The way to use SMART is to save the results weekly and compare the changes over time. This is for every OS. Manufacturers have tools to reset SMART, but that isn't available to normal people. I've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Harddisks getting corrupted

    The seek and read error rates are very concerning. So is the Command_Timeout. Especially for a disk THAT new.
    On a disk here:

    ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE ...
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    Re: No terminal there

    Server installs don't have GUI programs installed by default. If you add GUI stuff to the server, then it is your responsibility to add whatever you need.
    If you want a GUI, best to just install a...
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    Re: No terminal there

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/105955/end-the-gui-on-tty7-and-start-a-new-one-elsewhere might help the OP understand to switch to a different tty, restart the gdm and get a GUI there. Again, gdm is...
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    Re: No terminal there

    New install or upgrade? Sometimes our upgrades retain old settings. I've noticed that netplan can be avoided on systems upgraded with ifupdown there. Not relevant to this thread, just an example....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Harddisks getting corrupted

    If the HDDs are failing, then corruption is to be expected. Make backups of any data you don't want to lose. Run some SMART tests to see how many blocks have already been relocated. If none,...
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    Re: No terminal there

    Didn't Ubuntu move the GUI tty to tty1? That means <c><a>-F1 will return to the GUI. It was F7 for a very long time. I don't know why.

    gdm3 is required for Gnome3 to be used as the DE. For...
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    Re: No terminal there

    Boot into a "Try Ubuntu" environment using the install ISO (flash drive) and fix what ever needs fixing. How is that related to the need to install a terminal? I posted for that situation, not some...
  17. [kubuntu] Re: Open multiple programs on predefined positions

    Many programs accept a -geometry option on the command line which will set the upper left point and the X:Y width and height from that point.

    For example, this is what I use to setup Firefox to a...
  18. Re: System obtains two IP addresses from DHCP

    Any server should have a static IP assigned and not trust DHCP. This is important for a number of reasons, including security and firewall rules. There are attacks against DHCP servers that can do...
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    Re: Which one to Choose: Fedora or Ubuntu

    You should try out 10+ distros to see what you like. Remember that with Linux, the GUI is NOT the OS. It is just another program like we can use Firefox or Chromium or Brave or Dillo or Lynx for our...
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    Re: No terminal there

    Why not install the terminal program you want using the package manager?
    Is this a trick question?

    I install xterm on all my systems, just to be consistent. I've been using xterms for 25+ yrs...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Harddisks getting corrupted

    Run hardware tests.
    Look at the dmesg - use journalctl -b -1.

    Does this server not have IPMI or a RIBLO card? Think of how much time that would have saved.

    Even with failing RAM, I get...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help automounting drives using fstab

    Whenever I'm forced back to Windows, there are hundreds of Linux tools that I miss. Goes to show that it is purely a matter of perspective.

    Image organization is a complex issue. I use EXIF...
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    Re: Mdadm raid 1 assembly lost after reboot

    The translation is off and a little scary. All sorts of partitions won't show up in the fstab that still exist and have valuable data.
    But you are using LVM, so all the fstab entries with...
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    [SOLVED] Re: need help automounting drives using fstab

    autofs mounts whenever **any** process requests access. No user has to do anything. If samba tries to access the storage, for any reason and it isn't mounted, then it will be, automatically. If...
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    Re: Mdadm raid 1 assembly lost after reboot

    Always create a partition, specifically sized, to hold the mdadm array. Using the whole drive is NOT a best practice for a number of reasons. Replacement disks from other vendors can be sized...
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