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    [ubuntu] Re: Empathy .. looks good .. one question though

    I've updated my PPA package of Empathy, the current version is now 2.28.1.1-0ubuntu2~ppa3. Get it from https://launchpad.net/~smcgrath23/+archive/smcgrath.

    This version has a new patch. In...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Add Program to Indicator-Applet

    It also supports Pidgin and Gwibber. I don't know if it supports anything else yet.
    I believe it's up to the authors of each package to include support for the new indicator-applet.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: get evolution email off defective hard drive

    Are you running from the install CD? You will need root permissions to access those folders, since they are restricted to your user account on the broken system. Do this:

    Open a terminal, from...
  4. [ubuntu] Re: get evolution email off defective hard drive

    Evolution stores everything including local mailboxes into /home/<username>/.evolution
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    Re: Hard drive Bad sector! Need some help.

    Generally speaking, when a disk develops a bad sector, you want to back up your files, immediately. The disk could just have one or two bad sectors, and continue to work fine for a long time, or it...
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    [all variants] Re: Mac Style Home Encryption

    That's exactly how it works, at least in Karmic for sure. I'm using it. On login, it uses your user password to decrypt a separately-stored decryption key, which then mounts your encrypted homedir....
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Is it possible to import a PGP key from a backup?

    Your keys should be in ~/.gnupg. You need the pubring.gpg and secring.gpg files which are your public and private keyrings, respectively.

    I believe the commands to re-import are something like:
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Removing "~foo" removed "foo"

    Here's the thing. ~ always refers to the home directory. ~foo always refers to the home directory of user foo. Ever seen a web address like foo.com/~bar?

    To summarize; a naked '~' refers to the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display severely screwed up

    Basically, there are at least two possible methods of 3d acceleration in the ATI drivers. One is UXA, and the other is EXA. In Karmic, UXA is used by default, but this apparently causes some issues...
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    [all variants] Re: udev detecting disk mount twice

    I also am absolutely not a BASH expert, but here's the general idea I would use:

    At the start of the script, check to see if a file, e.g. "/tmp/photocopyscript.lock" exists.
    If it does, die.
    If...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Empathy .. looks good .. one question though

    For those that are interested in this, I just created a patch for Empathy which allows you to disable logging.

    I've created some patched packages for Karmic, which you can get from my PPA. There...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Empathy .. looks good .. one question though

    Looks like the Empathy developers are working on this, and there is a patch which at least adds a somewhat-hidden configuration option to disable logging. If I can get the patch to work for the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Display severely screwed up

    I have several of this exact laptop. It does indeed have a Radeon Mobility chipset. There are two things you should do to get this machine working decent.

    First, turn of desktop effects. Go to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu Doesn' Start (First Boot)

    This is Bug #403408 which is apparently not getting fixed in any big hurry. There's some pointers in that bug report for getting it to work. Also see this thread for more help:...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can't get remote desktop to work in 9.10

    Disable desktop effects from System->Preferences->Appearence, on the Visual Effects tab.

    It's a known issue, although the bug number escapes me at the moment.
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    Re: The shell way or the highway [long rant]

    Definitely 99% of the time I tell someone to run a command in the terminal it is because it's the best way to have them do exactly what needs to be done, and get exactly the right information back...
  17. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: Help me: swap-area problem and security question

    Okay. If your swap partition is /dev/sda3, then you want to put that in your fstab. Since only root can edit that file, you want to type this command in a terminal, which will open /etc/fstab in the...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Automatically connect to my router upon startup?

    Sure, right click on that icon, click edit connections. Find your wireless connection and click edit. There'll be a box that says "Connect automatically" or something along those lines.
  19. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: Help me: swap-area problem and security question

    Okay, when you deleted and re-created your swap partition, it ended up with a new UUID, which is why the system can't find it now.

    Do you know what partition is your swap, I.e. /dev/sda#?

    If...
  20. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: Help me: swap-area problem and security question

    Please open a terminal and run:

    cat /etc/fstab and paste the output here.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin missing FIle Menu

    Well, about the last thing I can think of is to start Pidgin with a fresh configuration and see if it persists.

    In your home directory, you'll have a hidden folder called .purple. With Pidgin...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin missing FIle Menu

    Odd. I don't actually have the extended preferences plugin installed, so I'm not sure if it has a similar option. I guess I'd start by disabling all the plugins and restarting Pidgin.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub loading Error: No Such Device

    This is very likely bug #403408. There are some comments there which have a way to fix this. I don't know why this hasn't been fixed yet, as it seems to be biting a lot of people with fresh...
  24. Thread: hard drive ??

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    [ubuntu] Re: hard drive ??

    This could very well mean that your hard drive is on the verge of failing. Previous versions of Ubuntu didn't have the utility to discover that information.

    There have been a few cases of false...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pidgin missing FIle Menu

    Do you by chance have the "Buddy List Options" plugin enabled? I notice that it has an option to hide the menu bar. Ctrl-U will bring up the plugins dialog to check.
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