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  1. Re: issues with doodled: a cautionary tale with a happy ending

    apparently I didn't make it clear enough (?) -- doodled made it impossible to boot *at all*.
  2. issues with doodled: a cautionary tale with a happy ending

    just wanted to put something up here so it shows up in the archive in case anyone has this problem in the future: I believe most users should consider avoiding doodled.

    "doodle" can be used to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SSH failing all of a sudden

    That did the trick! Many thanks, Lars, and steeldriver.
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    [SOLVED] Re: SSH failing all of a sudden

    Also, weirdly, I couldn't reboot after changing those permissions -- very likely unrelated, since the same thing had been happening from time to time up until a few months ago. Running Boot-Repair...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SSH failing all of a sudden

    I ran the commands as the article suggested -- on the server tree --


    drwxr-xrwx 240 raphael raphael 20480 Jul 12 16:18 /home/raphael/
    drwx------ 2 raphael raphael 4096 Jul 22 2014...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SSH failing all of a sudden

    This is where I start to get confused (or I guess maybe in the middle of where I get confused) on the desktop or the client?

    Desktop:


    raphael@Swann:~$ ls -ld ~/{,.ssh,.ssh/id_rsa}...
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    [SOLVED] SSH failing all of a sudden

    For a year or so, I've been happily using Unison via SSH to sync between my Chromebook running Crouton and main desktop. A couple of weeks ago, Unison stopped being able to sync, throwing up "Fatal...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Switch from password SSH to passwordless

    thanks, that was easy enough, I really can't remember how I was trying to make it difficult

    next I edited my desktop's /etc/ssh/sshd_config and uncommented

    # PasswordAuthentication yes

    and...
  9. [SOLVED] Switch from password SSH to passwordless

    I mostly use SSH to sync with my desktop using Unison, but would also like to switch to SSH tunneling when I'm out of my office. I set up my netbook (Acer C720 with Crouton w/128GB HD swapped in,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer won't play ISOs

    I beg your pardon, mc -- I had the command-line usage wrong; just checked UMS on my PS3 and sure enough, r37373 streams DVD images successfully.

    sorry about that -- I try my best not to be an...
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer won't play ISOs

    Boy, that was quick. Many thanks for trying!

    I used Synaptic to uninstall mplayer, then removed mplayer2 (this time with apt-get remove) because dpkg complained about conflicts when I tried to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer won't play ISOs

    kind thanks for the prompt attention, Mr. McMahon, but it hurts me to have to report it still doesn't seem to work --


    mplayer -v VIDEO_TS
    MPlayer SVN-r37373 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
    CPU...
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    [SOLVED] Re: mplayer won't play ISOs

    any ideas where to begin troubleshooting?
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    [SOLVED] mplayer won't play ISOs

    It used to work fine, but now when I try to play ISO files (through Universal Media Server onto my PS3, or in a terminal), mplayer comes up empty.


    mplayer -v VIDEO_TS/
    MPlayer SVN-r37356 (C)...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Compiz spinning desktop question

    big thanks, mc4man!
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    [SOLVED] Compiz spinning desktop question

    under Compiz, I like using the mousewheel to spin the desktop. sometimes, not all the time, I'd rather not have to move the cursor to an empty spot over the desktop in order to do so -- say by...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Getting disk number for Windows hal.dll problem

    Thanks, all, for the help, but right now it looks kinda toxic. First I tried Boot-Repair's advanced mode, but it didn't seem to find anything on sdb -- the only options it offered were on sda. I...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Getting disk number for Windows hal.dll problem

    BTW here is the file generated from Boot-Repair a day or two ago

    http://paste.ubuntu.com/9794669/
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Getting disk number for Windows hal.dll problem

    I honestly can't remember if this XP installation worked the way it's set up now. I suspect it was probably working a year ago -- especially since it appears to have an Ubuntu partition on i...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Getting disk number for Windows hal.dll problem

    hmm, sdb1 looks like another drive I created, it's got a bunch of Windows stuff on it including a boot.ini file:

    [boot loader]
    timeout=1
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS...
  21. [ubuntu] Getting disk number for Windows hal.dll problem

    Unfortunately I have to boot my old XP partition. I'm getting the "missing hal.dll" error, and hoping that editing the Windows boot.ini file will fix it. I just don't know what number to try & hoping...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: recovering Unity in my session though it works in guest session

    many thanks, 'tank! that did it!
  23. [SOLVED] Re: recovering Unity in my session though it works in guest session

    umpitty ba
  24. [SOLVED] recovering Unity in my session though it works in guest session

    I've been wrestling trying to get Unity working again on my Chromebook using Chrubuntu as a result of a few things that blew up at the same time. About a month ago, I had shut down after turning off...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: turning on wifi without a working desktop environment

    $ cat /etc/resolv.conf
    nameserver 192.168.1.1
    options single-request timeout:1 attempts:5

    $ route -n
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface

    $ arp -v...
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