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    [ubuntu] Re: Cron works, anacron doesn't. Why?

    Nobody has any ideas? Say it ain't so! :(
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    [ubuntu] Cron works, anacron doesn't. Why?

    I'm backing up some directories on my laptop, running Lucid, to a networked server. The script runs rsync on an ssh connection. On cron everything works. The crontab line looks like this:

    10 09 *...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    (You've started something, haven't you? :D)

    The ubuntu forums are actually models of politeness and helpfulness. You should have seen some of the old linux forums before Shuttleworth laid down the...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    Install gnome-tweak-tools. I think that's its name. I tried it by first installing synaptic, which is no longer there by default..., and then finding the package there.

    (As I've said in another...
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    Re: Things that you hate in Ubuntu

    Well, I just tried it in VirtualBox because I was afraid of the same things as you. It took forever on my connection to install the Gnome desktop, but, okay, that's tangential.

    Gnome3 (the one...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal running in background

    It returns nothing if there are no background jobs running. Or, maybe, it doesn't work with putty ... :( ?

    Do something that should take a while, like a find command running in background for...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal running in background

    No worries about the noobness :mrgreen: Everybody's always a noob about something!

    Open a terminal and type "jobs" (without quotes) at the prompt. It'll list any jobs you have running in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Allow different user to umount

    I think it's possible. Not sure actually. There's some subtle difference between "user" option and "users". (I can never remember what.) Try the latter. Another way to specify user permissions...
  9. [xubuntu] Re: laptop is getting really hot compare when running winXP

    Not sure it applies to your specific model, but there's been a bug reported for some Thinkpads that makes them run hot. A workaround is to ask for a different power profile in the BIOS (by hitting...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Desperate for help getting ANY NVIDIA drivers to work

    It's been a while since I fought with nvidia drivers, so even this suggestion is probably no use (but will at least bump your question back up :D). Have you already tried the open source driver?...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Google Voice Not Working Correctly

    Thanks for posting the solution! That helps everyone.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    Sorry it took me so long to resurface. Real life, and all that. The fact that wireless works with the LiveCD means it's not your hardware (obviously). It's something about the setup. Hmm. Hope...
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    [all variants] Removed RAID but drive not bootable

    I was going to give RAID1 a try, found out I didn't know enough to use it well, and used fdisk to format the drive back to ordinary partitions. Then I was going to zero out the superblocks, and found...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    The only way I've gotten Broadcom drivers to work is using that nice little ubuntu box that offers to install the broadcom drivers for you. It's usually Broadcom 43. If you type "lshw" in a terminal...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    Re the wireless not being detected, I'd suggest searching the forums for your model of Broadcom chip and your model of computer. Those can be a bear to troubleshoot. Meanwhile, there's ethernet...
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    We seem to both be in the ether at the same time!

    dkms is a package that helps load kernel modules. Useful. and essential if you want to run virtualbox.

    Good to hear it finally worked!
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    I put "Dell Vostro 1000" in the Search field, just to see what would come up in the forums, and it sounds like there's plenty of good old Dell barely-compatible hardware in that one, so that may be...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: using packages of 32 bit system on 64 ubuntu will it work

    Well, while we're still waiting for someone to answer your actual question about whether you can use the 32-bit packages on a 64-bit system (I really doubt it), I have one other suggestion. Ubuntu...
  19. Thread: Help Sync

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    [ubuntu] Re: Help Sync

    BackupPC looks like an excellent choice. That's new since the last time I was fighting with setting up a backup system. I may use it myself.

    Did you have trouble mounting the Windows shares on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HOW TO: Make your Ubuntu look amazing!

    It's been so long since I used Windows, I didn't see that it looked like it. Besides, so long as it's functional and beautiful (in that order), who cares?

    I think it's gorgeous!
  21. [ubuntu] Re: Initial reboot after installation never happens?

    No, it doesn't take long to restart. Seconds, not minutes. There is a point during install when it asks you where you want to put grub. Are you telling it to use the Master Boot Record or to...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: using packages of 32 bit system on 64 ubuntu will it work

    Is there a reason why you don't want to do a fresh install of those packages? I'd recommend it. I don't know for a fact that using the 32-bit versions would cause problems, but I'm pretty sure they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HOW TO: Make your Ubuntu look amazing!

    Hey, we want a screenshot! :mrgreen:
  24. Thread: Help Sync

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    [ubuntu] Re: Help Sync

    I don't know if "simplebackup" would do what you need. Open synaptic (System > Admin > Synaptic) and put that name in the search bar. You can install it from there. What I don't know is whether it...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Install Issue: Menus Populated with blank white box

    Good for you! :mrgreen:

    Somehow or other, even though your install seemed to go okay, it didn't. It's missing major components of the desktop*. Troubleshooting that sort of thing is a nightmare,...
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