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    Re: 12.04 lts file permissions

    Ubuntu 12.04 has been "end of life" and "end of support" for years. You were basically begging to be hacked at this point.

    Please install a current release.
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    Re: Soft link to /dev/null?

    I did something similar once... it should work. The log's contents should basically go into Nirvana but not get stored on the disk.

    Just be extra careful with the syntax, you don't want to link...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Formatting DVD

    If you are burning a Windows 10 ISO image onto a DVD then the target format was already chosen (ISO9660 in that case) by whoever made that ISO image (Microsoft themselves I guess?). All you need to...
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    [xubuntu] Re: Why is this failing?

    Forgot one:


    cat /etc/fstab

    I find it very very odd, because this output you gave:


    bill@bill-UBU:~$ ls -al /home
    total 28
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    [xubuntu] Re: Why is this failing?

    Sorry if this stuff has been asked before.... But could you please give me the output of these commands (in CODE tags please!) :


    id

    mount

    ls -al /home

    ls -al /home/bill/
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    [xubuntu] Re: Why is this failing?

    Could it be that your /home is mounted read-only in that moment?
  7. Thread: VIM Help Page

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    Re: VIM Help Page

    CentOS 6 is EOL/EOS. CentOS 7 is still good until 2024. CentOS 8 will switch to a rolling release model after 31 December 2021 and become "CentOS Stream 8".

    So instead of the old release chain /...
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    Re: Problems using applications on VNC

    You are trying to run e.g. 2 x instances of XFCE (:0 and :1) at the same time? When you are in VNC on :1 please check your DISPLAY= environment variable, e.g.

    env | grep DISPLAY


    Yes, by...
  9. Thread: VIM Help Page

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    Re: VIM Help Page

    What are the permissions on that ~/.vimrc file? Check with:

    ls -al .vimrc
  10. Re: Content filtering for just one machine on a network

    Accidental double-post, please ignore.
  11. Re: Content filtering for just one machine on a network

    My Synology router could do that if I wanted to, e.g. I can pick different devices from my LAN and pack them into different groups in the "Safe Access" app, so that different rules apply to them. I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VirtualBox window disappears

    What happens if you open a terminal and try to launch Virtualbox from in there? Do any error messages get printed into the terminal?

    So you'd open a terminal and type in:

    /usr/bin/virtualbox
    ...
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    Re: Tell me about iSCSI.

    More like providing whole raw SCSI disks over a TCP/IP network. Mainly used in Enterprise environments where e.g. a VM running a database (e.g. Oracle) needs iSCSI volumes delivered by a SAN (e.g....
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    Re: Encrypted Synology Raid1 to Ubuntu

    And what mechanism are they encrypted with?
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    I found the reason. There's indeed a bug with libc6 and a faulty patch that has been revoked.

    Bug report:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibc/+bug/1926918

    Solution:
    Downgrade...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    So I changed my main repositories from the Swiss mirrors (ch.archive.ubuntu.com) to the German mirrors (de.archive.ubuntu.com) because those are often more reliable.

    The result is that now I get...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    Voilą :


    > apt-cache policy wine
    wine:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 5.0-3ubuntu1
    Version table:
    5.0-3ubuntu1 500
    500 http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/universe...
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    Yes. Only wine.

    Someone on "Reddit" mentioned installing "aptitude" and trying a

    sudo aptitude install wine64

    ... as that would generate more useful error messages.

    Looks to me like...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    No, I'm still on Ubuntu Budgie 20.04. I never do in-place upgrades, they just never work for me.


    > cat /etc/lsb-release

    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.04
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=focal...
  20. [SOLVED] Any idea why "wine" wants to remove so many packages?

    I'm a bit puzzled by this :confused:

    Does anyone have any idea why installing "wine" would want to remove so many other packages??


    > sudo apt --simulate install wine

    Reading package...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice Writer multi OS formatting problems

    This will happen to you even if you were all to use the same OS (e.g. everybody uses Windows 10) and the same office software (e.g. everybody uses the latest Office 365).

    The problem is that...
  22. Re: From FTP client, access a Network share as Local site

    Can you please go into more details? What IP address would "Local Site" have / need to have? Or can you post a screenshot where we can see the details?
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    [SOLVED] Re: ls -Rd is broken

    There are other commands you could use for that.

    "tree":

    Could be that the "tree" package is not installed by default. To install it:

    sudo apt install tree

    Example of using it:
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    Re: reinstall macos after ubuntu

    As for the "boot with MacOS Big Sur" part I mentioned in my previous post: You will need to create a bootable USB stick for your other Mac.
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    Re: reinstall macos after ubuntu

    Just boot with MacOS Big Sur and let it handle all the disks. If the installer doesn't recognise any usable harddrive / SSD then launch the "Disk Utility" (from MacOS's installer screen) and let it...
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