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  1. Thread: The BUMP Thread

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    Re: The BUMP Thread

    erm,
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    Poll: Re: Which of these is better?

    Looking through this thread I haven't seen one actural criticism of systemd - is anybody aware of ways it is inferior to sysvinit or upstart for a home or small business environment?

    I've been...
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    Poll: Re: Which of these is better?

    bad news for you - systemd is in Debian testing



    Its also likely to be a dependency of Gnome 3.*, so forget that, as well as Fedora, SuSE, Mandriva.
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    [gnome] Re: disable/move hotspot (activities launcher)

    many thanks for this tip - been looking everywhere for how to turn off this annoying 'feature'.:mad:
  5. The Debian Administrators Handbook is available

    Published, for sale/free download( epub, pdf, mobi)/online.

    Please buy/donate if you are able (will need updating periodically of course).

    (and yes, it is Debian, but there's a HUGE amount of...
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    Re: Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns

    Debian Admin Handbook publishedhttp://debian-handbook.info/2012/the-debian-administrators-handbook-is-available/

    My first impressions - excellent.

    Free download, hard copy to buy.

    Still will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: recording & playing radio streams

    See https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/musicvideophotos/C/video-realplayer.html

    Also checkout Streamtuner & Streamripper
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    [ubuntu] Re: Downloading streaming video download

    Also checkout Firefox extensions & add-ons, there are numerous applications there to downnloads from You-Tube, etc.

    Also have a look at 'clive' a command-line program to download from video.
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Is there an ADOBE ACROBAT PRO PDF EDITOR alternative for LINUX ?

    Take a look at pdfposter, from their website:

    Pdfposter can be used to create a large poster by building it from multple pages and/or printing it on large media. It expects as input a PDF file,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm command (with warning)

    Good suggestions - thanks for those.
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm command (with warning)

    Stupid, stupid, stupid - of course it's the spaces. :oops:

    (That's me, not you, BTW)

    Thanks.

    Aren't backups wonderful?
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    [ubuntu] rm command (with warning) - SOLVED

    I had a directory containing some duplicate files, with the filename containing (copy), e.g. a4-prices.PDF and a4-prices (copy).PDF

    To get rid of the copies, I ran the command (don't try this at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ISO Image 7.5 GB - How to burn

    What type of file is it?

    E.g. if its a video DVD you could use DVD95 to reduce size.

    Alternatively use acetoneiso to mount/edit the iso.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] Webcam not detected, yet seen in lsusb

    Late I know, but thanks for the tip, dapps2k, just found an old webcam in a drawer and working fine.

    Joentokyo (and anybody else who might want to know)

    Open terminal (or hit Alt + F2) and...
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    Re: Best Distro for Geriatric PC

    http://www.connochaetos.org/wiki/

    "We aim for minimal hardware requirements, as low as a Pentium I processor and 64 MB RAM for a graphical desktop. We decided to base ConnochaetOS on Arch Linux,...
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    1. developers do not produce games for Linux.

    2. try phoning Microsoft support because your HP printer doesn't work in Windows 7. MS Doesn't provide support for any software/hardware but their own.
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    [SOLVED] Re: About:Ubuntu Lamp Localhost & IP Address

    There's a good chance that you are connected to your ISP via DHCP rather than a static IP.

    To get around this, check out https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DynamicDNS
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need MATLAB-like software on Ubuntu

    Check SciLab - it uses a language similar to matlab.

    Another choice is GNU Octagon.

    Windows 7 will run in a virtual set-up e.g. VirtualBox
  19. Thread: CHM to PDF

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    [ubuntu] Re: CHM to PDF

    I haven't tried a .chm to .pdf conversion, but use calibre to convert various formats to epub.

    It does handle both pdf & chm, and is in repositories.
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    [ubuntu] Re: linux books and learning

    You could also use Synaptic Package manager (or any other method you are happy with) to install rutebook.

    You can then access it in a browser at: file:///usr/share/doc/rutebook/html/index.html.
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Please Recommend a Linux Distro

    As far as I know ALL Bittorrent clients start seeding as soon as you start them, not when downloading has completed.

    Evidence to support this is that your download speed speed is dependent (in...
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    [other] Re: Acer Windows Refund

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_refund#Acer

    (Yes, I know about wikipedia)
  23. [all variants] Cannot access encrypted /home partition - 'not a valid LUKS device'

    After a new install (Ubuntu 10.10 AMD64 from 10.04), I now cannot access (previously) encrypted /home.

    Booting from Desktop CD,

    sudo apt-get install lvm2 cryptsetup
    sudo modprobe dm-crypt...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 10.10 and NETGEAR

    You seem to be confusing the motherboard chipset with the wifi chipset.

    What is the output of the command
    lsusb
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    [SOLVED] Re: Combating a Virus in Windows

    A quick look at google suggests that this has been around for a couple of years and there is a removal tool for Windows users.
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