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    Beta-2 user now not in sudoers file

    I installed 16.04 beta-2 amd64 into a Virtualbox VM last week, and was subsequently able to run activities that required sudo, such as using apt-get to install additional apps or to update without...
  2. amd64 install files missing from kernel 4.3 install directory

    The install files for the 4.3 kernel at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/ are missing the amd64 header and image files...
  3. Different size elements on each monitor possible?

    With the desktop spanned across two monitors, is it possible to choose a different size for text, menus, icons etc for each monitor? I have two 30" monitors connected to a dual head nVidia K2200. One...
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    Re: Canon Pixma iP6700d malfunctioning

    I've been using Turboprint for a couple of years for photo printing to my Epson 1290, as its capabilities are considerably better than the native 1290 driver, and according to their web site, it also...
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    [ubuntu] Problem reporting problem

    Recently installed 13.10 amd64. Got the messagebox saying an error had occurred about 20 seconds after login. When I chose the option to send an error report, I then got another messagebox saying "An...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Using scanner needs root permissions [SOLVED]

    Well, to answer my own question, the solution (for VueScan) was to add a rules file in /etc/udev/rules.d:

    gksu gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/99-local.rules
    Add the following content to the file
    ...
  7. [ubuntu] 13.10 amd64 fresh install fails to install grub correctly

    Fresh install of 13.10 release version amd64 onto an SSD with reformatting of the root partition. The installer seems to think I have secure UEFI boot enabled when I don't, and on the first boot...
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    [all variants] Re: Ubuntu 13.10 cannot install Adobe Acroread

    Adobe reader is the only PDF reader that can open PDF portfolios. None of the 3rd party readers work with portfolios.

    And to answer the original question, Adobe Reader downloaded from...
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    [SOLVED] Using scanner needs root permissions

    Machine is running 13.04 amd64. I have two USB scanners connected, an Epson 2450 and a Canon 9000F Mark II. If I have both scanners powered on and run vuescan as myself, vuescan only sees and uses...
  10. Re: all.deb files missing from 3.11.4 and 3.10.15 (and 3.12-rc4) kernels

    This has now been fixed. The builds are now dated 8 Oct rather than 5 Oct and the all.deb files are there.
  11. all.deb files missing from 3.11.4 and 3.10.15 (and 3.12-rc4) kernels

    The recently uploaded kernels at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.11.4-saucy/ and http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10.15-saucy/ are missing the all.deb files...
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    Re: Kernel 3.12-rc4 is here

    3.11.4 and 3.10.15 are also missing the all.deb file. Are there now just two files per architecture to download and install, or has there been a stuffup when the latest versions were uploaded to...
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Have to setup bluetooth mouse after each reboot

    After further playing around, what I find is that if I have a second (non-bluetooth) mouse connected, and use that mouse to momentarily move the mouse pointer after login, then the bluetooth mouse...
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    apt-mark unhold not removing hold

    I had a couple of packages (acroread and xpdf) on which I had used apt-mark hold to prevent them being upgraded. I eventually decided that I could upgrade acroread, and used apt-mark unhold to remove...
  15. [ubuntu] Have to setup bluetooth mouse after each reboot

    On 13.04 amd64 I have a Logitech bluetooth mouse talking to a Belkin USB bluetooth receiver plugged into my desktop PC. Using Blueman I can setup the mouse and it works, but then after each reboot,...
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    Re: Linux Kernel v3.11 Final

    I just updated dirops.c in /usr/src/virtualbox-guest-4.2.10/vboxsf as per the link I gave above, and then reinstalled the 3.11 kernel. With the updated dirops.c the install completed without error,...
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    Re: Linux Kernel v3.11 Final

    If you're running Virtualbox, you need (until a new version of Virtualbox is released) an updated version of dirops.c for guest additions to build successfully when installing the new kernel.
    ...
  18. [ubuntu] Mount parameters needed needed in fstab for bcache volume?

    After upgrading to kernel 3.10.7, I've setup a volume with bcache using a 120GB Intel 330 series SSD to cache a 2GB HDD.

    My question is, when setting up an SSD-only partition, I would add noatime...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Any apps on Linux for authoring Blu-Ray video?

    Thanks, but...

    Perusing that thread didn't indicate that a viable Linux solution yet exists.

    I had a look at the DVDStyler website and wiki, and it appears to only support DVD (ie 720x576 PAL)...
  20. [ubuntu] Any apps on Linux for authoring Blu-Ray video?

    It's the one thing that I still have to keep Windows around for - I use TMPGEnc Authoring Works for authoring HD videos onto Blu-Ray disk. Is there a Linux alternative for authoring Blu-Ray?
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    [ubuntu] gThumb not seeing images on Nexus 4

    gThumb 3.0.2 on 13.04. When I connect my Nexus 4 via USB, it mounts using USB MTP and using the file manager I can see that there are images on the device under the path shown as "Internal...
  22. [all variants] Grub menu squashed to LH side of screen

    Running 12.10 amd64. Monitor is a Dell 30" resolution 2560x1600. I just upgraded my video card from an nVidia GTS250 to an nVidia GTX650. Just powered the machine down and swapped the cards. Before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kernel 3.7.6 and nVidia driver

    I'm not building the kernel from source. I downloaded the kernel deb files from kernel.ubuntu.com. Anyway, it seems the problem is elsewhere. Looking at the terminal log for the kernel install, I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kernel 3.7.6 and nVidia driver

    My understanding is that if the nvidia driver was installed from an ubuntu package (this one was, it's from the xorg-edgers ppa), then it should be updated automatically after each kernel upgrade....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Kernel 3.7.6 and nVidia driver

    That normally happens as part of the install - it did with 3.7.5, 3.7.4, etc. I didn't have to do anything post-install to get the nVidia driver to work with those kernels.
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