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    Re: Public DNS servers blocked

    Thanks for the heads up about torrents and RIAA/MPAA. Just the same, it is annoying that they would stoop to blocking external DNS requests.

    Thank you to everyone else for the tips about bind9. I...
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    Public DNS servers blocked

    AT&T has decided to block DNS requests going to any outside DNS server, including their own server.

    Is there a way around this issue besides changing ISPs?
  3. Re: So imagine Lucid Lynx (10.04) modernized with a newer version of gnome2

    There is a glaring problem with MATE on Linux Mint: The welcome splash screen is the "top" window and has no obvious way to move/close it. If you click on a link in the splash screen, the link opens...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: 12.04 LTS / Precise Classic (No effects) Tweaks and tricks

    Love the tweaks. Just an FYI for all. The Gnome Classic also works with these tweaks except (for whatever reasons) the workspace switcher - it will show only one correct Gnome 2 DE. If you set up the...
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    [ubuntu] Scroll liness in Unity windows

    Is there a way to make the scroll lines fatter than the thin, hard to grab with the mouse version that they come as in 12.04?
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    [all variants] Re: Precise known bugs with workarounds - Ambiance sub-menus light like Radiance

    The only problem with this tip is that the version changes over time.
    Change
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current=295.33-0ubuntu1~precise~xup1
    To
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

    and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: what is nepomuk backup?

    Though this thread is a bit old, I had the same question as the original person - what the heck is nepomuk? I read the replies.
    My 2 cents worth of reply - the machine sharing/processing of data...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: How to make ubuntu to use static ip in command line ?

    Try this solution:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1259634
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    [ubuntu] Re: update-motd: command not found

    Don't know about immediate fixes to the displayed motd, but if you have static info to be appended to the motd, just create a text file called

    /etc/motd.tail and it will be automatically...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Problem with wine under 11.04

    Ok. I had the same problem as described above (winevdm.exe ...) If you run the 64bit version of natty (11.04), YOU ONLY NEED TO OVERWRITE THE 32 BIT LIBRARY FILES! (Some emphasis there) If you decide...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unity power user's guide

    Based on what I have read, unity will have to undergo some maturation before it will be accepted by the masses.
    Consider the beginnings of the pulseaudio server... it had many issues before...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 10.04 fails again!

    Just a suggestion, try different media. I have seen media go bad (too old, got too warm, incompatable with burner, etc.)
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    [ubuntu] Re: making persistent usb os

    Make sure the friend can boot from a USB device. The BIOS of his machine might not support booting from a USB device. Follow these instructions:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1623663
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    [other] Re: 001, 002, 003, etc archive help

    In the Synaptic Package Manager, I found lxsplit which states that it is compatible with hjsplit files
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    [ubuntu] Re: Print to network printer

    Try this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1538231

    Good Luck!
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    [all variants] Detecting a reboot problem

    Scenario:

    Remote Linux system with BIOS set to reboot if "loss of power" happens. The system does reboot, but the web server sometimes does not start up properly. Seems to think that it is already...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with Regex in Bash Script

    Great script. Thank you! And to "Crusty Old Fart", thanks for the fix to the script.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Anyone have an Ocropus tutorial?

    Here is the skinny on the ocropus and such:

    ocropus is not an application. It is an OCR engine for a framework.
    gnomescan is not an application. It is a framework/library which uses ocropus....
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    [ubuntu] Re: tesseract OCR - hit a roadblock

    Usage is simple. I use it like this:

    tesseract test6.tif test-tif-6

    And the resulting file is "test-tif-6.txt" in the same directory as the image file. No redirects needed. The input image file...
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    Re: Introducing Fuduntu

    I wonder how it does on a USB stick: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1623663
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    Re: You know you are a stupid computer user when...

    The writer of the article needs to spank himself. He obviously did not do his homework.
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    Re: You know you are a stupid computer user when...

    Or worse, you throw out the computer because the DVD does not work. A young lad brought me the computer after it was thrown out. Of course, I replaced the DVD drive and gave it back to him. :D
  23. [ubuntu] Re: JOJ (Jaunty On Jaunty) or How to optimize a VirtualBox Linux guest

    Just a tip for everyone, To get the Loki games up and running, you will need to load the "libgtk1.2" package. You will find that the newest releases for Ubuntu lack that library. Thus, it might be a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to convert a swf video into the avi format

    Great tip. Thanks!;)
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    [SOLVED] Re: DSTAR cloning software on Ubuntu

    Relatively easy. Open a terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal). Go to the wine directory
    $ cd .wine and edit the file like this:
    $ gedit system.reg In gedit, move the cursor to...
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