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  1. [ubuntu] Libreoffice: Error Report Tool broken

    Obviously I have a problem with Libreoffice, it disappears and has to be started again and has to recover the document when I resume from suspend. Not too big a deal, but after file recovery is says...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    You can install msmtp, then add the line

    set sendmail="/usr/bin/msmtp"

    to .mailrc, then put your account details in .msmtprc

    After that the mail command will send via msmtp, which sends...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    In the line that looks like:

    user "" pass "password" is "user" here options ssl

    replace "user" with your username on your machine so it puts the mail in right mailbox. If mail is...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    So, you have a line like

    interface ppp0/

    in your .fetchmailrc?

    There's no line like that in mine, fetchmail shouldn't actually need such a line in most cases.

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    [ubuntu] Re: How to change partition order?

    Also, you can't put Windows on sda6, which will be an extended partition, because Windows can only booth from a Primary partition. Or at least, it could last time I used it, I don't expect Win7 to be...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: How Do I Receive Email From the Command Line?

    Well, the mail command is still useful for those of us who like to send mail quickly from the terminal. For reading mail it is inferior to mutt, but if you use fetchmail to retrieve mail from your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Move top menu bar to bottom 11.04 Unity

    I'd like to be able to move the launcher to the right. Customisability is the big failing of Unity at present.
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    [ubuntu] Re: I really need help.

    You can make a file executable from the command line with the

    chmod +x


    But .exe files, other than Mono programmes, will need to be run through WINE so changing the executable...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: conky at startup - has wrong window setting

    That's because conky is starting before compiz, I had the same problem, you need to put a script in the start-up programmes, rather than conky itself, and have the script delay for ten seconds or so...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: no idea what problem is... virus maybe?

    You can open a terminal without using the menu by press Ctrl-Alt-t or access the TTY with Ctrl-Alt-F1.

    And I wouldn't worry about a virus.
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to replace your MBR?

    You might want to read up on testdisk while you're waiting for a response, you'll probably need to use it to put your partition table back together. The GRUB part of the MBR can be reinstalled from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Must terminate all humans

    We all knew it'd happen eventually.
  13. [SOLVED] Re: EASY tutorial for sending email to gmail account

    That's alright, we've all been there. The files to create are .msmtprc and .mailrc, with the dots in front. Put them in ~/, which is to say in your home directory, /home/username. .msmtprc is read by...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: EASY tutorial for sending email to gmail account

    So all you want is to send a mail message from the command line or a script via the gmail SMTP server, yes?

    Well, I can't help you to get postfix or sendmail working, but if you install msmtp,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: cp command help

    You could change the IFS variable, which indicates field seperator, from a space to a new-line.
  16. [SOLVED] Re: changing sudoers permissions - on a live system?

    A live CD ought to reset everything when you restart the computer. Is it a Live USB you're using?
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    [ubuntu] Re: mounting issues in bash

    To create a folder in /mnt needs root priveleges, so you need to open the folder with a root nautilus. Either use

    gksu nautilus
    in the terminal, or just type

    sudo mkdir...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome for Ascii

    I believe under means "in".
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need help with some basics

    If there are special drivers available for your hardware they'll be available in the System menu in the top bar. System > Administration > Additional Drivers. Updating the system might help too, in...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: User #1000 is locking me out of my files!

    sudo chown username filename With username being your username and filename your filename. Or
    sudo chnod +r filename User 1000 is "root".
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    [SOLVED] Re: rpm is broken?

    dpkg --get-selections Will print a list of installed packages, I believe.
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    [ubuntu] Re: bar menu mac-style
  23. [ubuntu] Re: ufw continuously blocking inbound traffic

    As ufw is blocking them anyway I'm not sure it would be worth blocking them again. As for torrents, I wasn't running any when it started and starting and stopping torrents hasn't made any difference,...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: ufw continuously blocking inbound traffic

    How would such a large variety of IPs come to be used by script kiddies? Would that be likely to be many people or something like a botnet? Also, as this has been non-stop for over twenty four hours,...
  25. [ubuntu] ufw continuously blocking inbound traffic

    My ufw is configured to deny inbound connections, just the default with no extra rules, and since yesterday I'm getting reams of log messages like this:
    Feb 11 16:44:06 newlands kernel:...
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