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    Re: Howto: Script to create new password.

    True, but I think the easiest way to change a password is just to enter the terminal and


    #passwd username

    (where username is the username that you want to change.)
    Then you simple enter the...
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    Re: Howto: Firefox mailto w/ Thunderbird

    Thanks for this tutorial
  3. Re: How to jazz up your remote login terminal with fortune

    This is exactly what I placed on my current machine:

    edited the last line of /etc/bash.bashrc with

    fortune -s | cowsay -n -f tux.cow

    and edited the text intro in /etc/motd

    and produced...
  4. Re: How to jazz up your remote login terminal with fortune

    By the way if you want to jazz up your login screen even more, add cowsay before fortune.

    # apt-get install cowsay

    Then edit /etc/bash.bashrc again by adding
    cowsay 'howdy'
    on the line above...
  5. How to jazz up your remote login terminal with fortune

    Getting bored with the same dull login terminal when you do remote administration to your Hoary Ubuntu Linux computer? I figured out how to jazz it up some.

    First, you should find an interesting...
  6. Re: Converting from Ubuntu with Gnome to Kubuntu with KDE

    Good point. One advantage (there are many) of UNIX/BSD/Linux distributions is you do NOT have to reboot for most changes. However, in this case, after apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop gdm was no longer...
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    Re: Clam AV nuts and bolts

    No problem
  8. Converting from Ubuntu with Gnome to Kubuntu with KDE

    When I first tried to convert from Ubuntu with Gnome to Kubuntu with KDE, the KDE would not set up correctly. I always got the Gnome desktop. Of course, never using KDE before, I did not realize...
  9. Re: Finding out system information on Ubuntu Linux

    Thanks. I didn't notice that. I must have been "spacedout"! I edited it with the space in case anyone tries to copy paste .. instead of type.

    Concerning head vs cat, I prefer head in general...
  10. Re: How to tell what processes are hogging cpu usage

    What shakin says is true. Those are all good tools.

    However, they are not installed out of the box with Hoary. They can be installed manually... and with apt-get.... such as apt-get install iftop...
  11. Re: HOWTO: Avoid random lockups (with Nvidia Driver)

    Just a quick emphasis that I also recommend that you modify /etc/X11/xorg.conf rather than destroy hdparm. ... better results without the negative of not having hdparm
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    Re: HOWTO: Take back the Firefox Logo

    Worked great. Thanks
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    Re: Clam AV nuts and bolts

    Iao V, only use the best:

    OpenBSD for webserver
    Ubuntu Linux for desktop applications
    Windows for Solitare
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    Clam AV nuts and bolts

    To install Clam Antivirus:

    sudo apt-get install clamav
    (Providing that your /etc/apt/sources.list file is up to date, you will get a good recent version of Clam antivirus installed on your...
  15. Thread: SSH howto

    by crazybill
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    Re: SSH howto

    Concerning your request, I have a tutorial at http://home.cvc.org/ac/learningUNIX.htm

    First, you need to install the latest versions of putty and WinSCP for your windows computer. You can...
  16. How to tell what processes are hogging cpu usage

    So your computer is going really slow and you don't know who the resource hog is.

    Try this.

    Open a terminal window.
    Type top

    The "top" application will ouput to your monitor the current...
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    Re: Testing your sound device

    As a tanget to this, here is something fun you can do...

    From a networked computer, logon to your ubuntu computer where a friend is.
    Move a wav file that you made saying something like "What are...
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    Re: yet another fun question

    By the way, there is no such thing as stupid questions.
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    Re: yet another fun question

    That is correct if your Windows is on NTFS. You can read from it however. You can partition your drive to run Windows XP and NTFS. However, personally, I prefer one OS to one box. I like to...
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    Re: HOWTO: Useful Quick Keys

    ctrl-alt-F1 (or F2-F6) switch to terminal
    ctrl-alt-F7 switch back to Gnome
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    Testing your sound device

    If you can't hear sound coming from your Ubuntu Linux computer, you might wonder if the problem is a hardware problem (the sound card) a kernal problem (perhaps a bad kernal driver) or a software...
  22. Thread: SSH howto

    by crazybill
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    Re: SSH howto

    The problem with using ssh to log onto Ubuntu servers lies not really with the out of the box Ubuntu settings but with older versions of putty and WinSCP. I have over 400 computers on our network....
  23. Re: Finding out system information on Ubuntu Linux

    Thanks. I corrected the keyboard error.
  24. Finding out system information on Ubuntu Linux

    Finding out system information on Ubuntu Linux

    In order to get system navigation, change your login from user to root. On Ubuntu Linux type

    $ sudo s H
    You will be prompted for a password....
  25. Thread: SSH howto

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    Re: SSH howto

    I see what you are saying. Basically, if it is not necessary, dont change your sshd_config. With some machines on my network to work, I had to make those changes. However, they were not running the...
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