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  1. [all variants] Creating and linking an encrypted directory outside of home

    Question: Can I create an encrypted directory with ecryptfs that exists outside of my home directory, which uses the same decryption credentials that my encrypted home directory uses?

    Here's the...
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    [all variants] Re: Prevent Grub from Installing

    Funny story, I installed Xubuntu first and it didn't overtake the rEFIt bootloader. In fact, it just loaded Grub after I selected the Ubuntu partition from rEFIt.

    Then I try to experiment and...
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    [all variants] Prevent Grub from Installing

    I just broke my Mac Mini because Grub overwrote the bootloader and I couldn't for the life of me get back into OSX. Then I destroyed the machine with partition wizardry. I am now on a journey to...
  4. [all variants] Receiving Mail Externally w/ closed Port 25

    I'm noticing I can't receive e-mail from an external source (like gmail) while I have smtp turned off in /etc/postfix/master.cf

    Is this entirely by design? I prefer to have that part of the...
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    [all variants] Maildir and default inbox location

    I have a Maildir set up at ~/Maildir, and if I set my MAIL variable in terminal, `mail` will see messages there fine.

    Problem is, my mail clients (eg Thunderbird) don't see mail there. I'm...
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    [all variants] Make one user a subordinate of another

    I have an interesting setup where one person has two user accounts. I want his main account to be able to change the password of and otherwise administer his subordinate account, without root access....
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    [all variants] Adding SD to Grub 2 Menu

    I need to boot off an SD card (installed Fedora on it with unetbootin), but my BIOS doesn't recognize it at bootup. I'm thinking Grub might be my only way of doing this.

    Google shows me ways to do...
  8. [ubuntu] Maximized Titlebars in Gnome Classic Not Updating

    I'm using Ubuntu Classic in 11.04.

    When Firefox and Pidgin are maximized, and I change tabs, the titlebar does not change as it should to reflect the current tab. Unmaximized, the title will...
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    [all variants] Script for HP Fn button

    I have an HP G62 with an rt3090 wifi chip.

    I installed the drivers for it, which work great.

    When I restart my computer, however, the hardware starts on, but turns disabled/off once Ubuntu...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: ATI Open Source drivers: No hardware acceleration

    Fixed!

    I added the xorg-edgers PPA and ran the Update Manager to update my drivers, and now things are going fine with 3D acceleration.



    $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

    ...
  11. [SOLVED] ATI Open Source drivers: No hardware acceleration

    I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series (I believe 5470, but I forget).

    I installed the open source ATI drivers using instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver.
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    [all variants] Adding name to GPG Key with Signatures

    I have a GnuPG key that's been signed by several people. I want to add another name (and e-mail) to it.

    I used seahorse to do it, but it doesn't look like the old signatures migrated to the new...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Hex Editor with Regular Expressions

    Thank you!
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    [SOLVED] Hex Editor with Regular Expressions

    I'm looking for a very specific set of hex bytes in a binary file. I've tried using Vim/xxd to dump the hex, but it comes out in a format that is very difficult to search (I can't get a regular...
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    [SOLVED] Re: FAT32 Label is Always Caps..

    Then is there a way to force Ubuntu to make a mount directory in /media in all lower case instead of upper?
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    [all variants] Terminal screens are garbage

    When I try to view one of the terminal screens (for example, via alt-F1), the screen shows garbage:

    Photo of Monitor

    The startup splash shows up in much the same way.

    I imagine it has...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hotkey volume access past 100%

    I'm pretty sure the term "100%" is merely a 'safe' zone type thing. Ubuntu is plainly able to go beyond what it calls 100%, but won't give me quick access to it.
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    [ubuntu] Hotkey volume access past 100%

    Hello, all.

    I realize that in sound preferences I can set the volume past 100%, but having to listen to a very loud child on the train has left me wondering if I can access this feature with my Fn...
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    [all variants] Encrypting a USB Stick Partition

    I'm trying to think of the best way to encrypt a partition on my flash drive.

    I plan on storing ssh/pgp keys on it for use on different computers (including school computers, where I won't have...
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    [SOLVED] Re: SSH Keys not working

    Got it! In my /etc/ssh/sshd_config file, I had AllowUsers set to only my username. I added the other username and I expect this should work now.
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    [SOLVED] SSH Keys not working

    I'm trying to get a user to log in successfully with public key authentication. My own user can log in fine this way, but for some reason it's not working out with this new user.

    The SSH server...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: SSH connects through localhost, times out remote

    Got it: It appears to be something between my work firewall and the server. I can ssh into another server, and from there ssh into my target server with port 30000 with no issue. Strange, that.
  23. [SOLVED] SSH connects through localhost, times out remote

    I'm trying to change my sshd listening port. When I connect through localhost, it is successful.

    But when I try to do it from another machine, I get a timeout.

    Here is my iptables configuration...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Droid Tether + Pidgin

    Ahh, got it!

    I have my openvpn connection forwarding through 41927 (I guess; I'm just following the one tutorial that works with this that uses AziLink).

    So I ran 1863 through 41927:


    adb...
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    [SOLVED] Droid Tether + Pidgin

    I have tethering on my Droid working just fine through AziLink (in fact, that's how I'm writing this post). However, I think I'm lacking port forwarding or something, because I can't get Pidgin to...
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