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    [xubuntu] Re: Zoom Q2n video camera as webcam

    Use lsusb to get the USB id for the device and start searching the internet for linux drivers for that same chip. Sometimes, we get lucky. OTOH, a cheap 720p webcam is about $20, so it won't be the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tor Browser freeze

    The '$' prompt is a Unix standard to show you are in a shell, as a non-privileged user. Basically, not root.
    A root prompt would be shown with the '#' prompt.

    These nomenclatures are explained...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I kick-start my PC?

    1 leave my systems on 24/7/365.
    Laptops go into standby overnight after the backup finishes. The next day, 1 have to search for the "any-key", but usually find it. 1 use reboot to restart after...
  4. Thread: Lightweight OS

    by TheFu
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    Re: Lightweight OS

    if staying in the ubuntu family, check out Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Ubuntu-Mate. There are good reasons to use one of those ubuntu flavors.

    But, if you want something really lite, get TinyCore. Think it...
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    Re: Mount QNAP NAS Shares at boot

    Perhaps if you posted the fstab line someone might be able to help?
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    [ubuntu] Re: moving my RAID mirrors to a new system?

    Google found this: https://raid.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Partition_Types
    Partitions are mainly a protection tool. Hard to create a Raid on a partition that is marked for some other use. When we...
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    [ubuntu] Re: moving my RAID mirrors to a new system?

    So, it looks like my guesses and your statements were all true. Always best to be 100% certain by checking. We all forget details over time and sometimes forget quick changes made 8 months ago that...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Use Rsync to backup Windows 10 partition

    Only data, never the OS w/ rsync.

    i have used linux storage for Windows backups using fsarchiver and ddrescue, but those were created using a small Linux flash-boot setup. About 10 yrs ago, i...
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    [ubuntu] Re: moving my RAID mirrors to a new system?

    Please show the disk layout with commands. i.e. prove it. The commands that Id use:


    sudo fdisk -lm
    df -hT -x squashfs -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs
    lsblk -e 7 -o name,size,type,fstype,mountpoint
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    Re: mounting shared NAS folders issue

    Don't use CiFS. Use NFS. CiFS permissions and ownsership are set by the mount options. NFS supports the full, native, Unix permissions.
    Also, is 1 min really sufficient for the mounts before they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lost Mount Points

    Sure. Just restore from the backup made prior to the updates. That would let you see the mounts, the mount points and restore the system to what you had before as reference.

    Or you could just...
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    [gnome] Re: PartedMagicCD(Linux\Ubuntu Boot Computer) Please Help Me!!!

    Looks like a Windows problem. Not seeing any Ubuntu connection here at all.
    Listing random stuff doesn't help.

    Really need to see the output from boot-info. ...
  13. Thread: server 18.04

    by TheFu
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    [server] Re: server 18.04

    Need to see correctly formatted YAML.
  14. Re: Directory deleted but file still available - is it still using disk space?

    if a program is still using the file, then the inode is still available in the /proc/{PiD}/FD directory. When we remove a file, the index for that file in the directory "file" removes it. Until the...
  15. Thread: Redact PDFs

    by TheFu
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    Re: Redact PDFs

    The problem w/ redacting PDFs is that the underlying document still contains the data you don't want seen, ever. The only way around that is to re-author the document without the data, otherwise...
  16. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Questions viz. UEFI enabled post Ubuntu Mate installation while the Partitioning

    It depends. There are very good reasons to choose either BIOS/UEFI, but understand that the OS must be installed in the mode you choose and configure. Switching isn't really possible later. At least...
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    Re: Problematic tiny /boot partition

    I’m an LVM guy.

    First, let's see what the issue is. Post,

    df -hT -x squashfs -x tmpfs -x devtmpfs
    output. Use code tags or it will be too hard to read.
    Let's see where and what is using...
  18. [ubuntu_mate] Re: Questions viz. UEFI enabled post Ubuntu Mate installation while the Partitioning

    1. it depends on the hardware and BiOS. Ive not had any issues using UEFi boots to MBR disks. The normal problem with that is for MS-Windows, which decided that UEFi boots would require GPT on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to open shell script graphically

    Linux doesn't care about extensions. Some GUI programs do care about extensions.
    All files have "permissions." As dragonfly41 says above, changing the permissions to include "eXecute" probably will...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems with Minidlna

    1) Please clean up the post above. We don't need to see the same stuff 20 times. Only about 15 lines above actually matter for the config. posting those lines wrapped in "code tags" would be slightly...
  21. [lubuntu] Re: Are system76 computers worth the extra money?

    Many buying decisions are a trade-off between time and money. Just depends on the individual and the purpose of the system. Apple has built a huge business around making things easy for the...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: convert MBR disk to GPT (main partition table overlaps by 33 blocks)

    Stuff like this is when using LVM really shines, though i wouldn't use XFS unless i was absolutely positive to never need to reduce any LVs.
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    Re: advice on windows 10 virtualisation

    There are lots of VM tuning settings, mainly around storage, networking and properly sharing limited resources.
    if your primary goal for any guest VM is for high end GPU use, then you will almost...
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    [SOLVED] Re: DNS resolve not working

    /etc/resolve.conf is the wrong name for the file.
    /etc/resolv.conf is the correct name.

    i can't comment about anything else, but i seriously doubt 127.0.0.53 is the correct ip for your docker...
  25. Re: Windows 10 passthrough on AMD Ryzen 9 3900X platform - tutorial

    Perhaps saying clearly in the "who this is for" section" that intel and AMD GPUs aren't supported would be useful?
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