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  1. [ubuntu] Re: successful system login even with wrong password

    Glad that it worked. Yes, putting in a require on pam_permit.so does sound like it could cause that sort of issues.
  2. [ubuntu] Re: successful system login even with wrong password

    Sounds to me almost like the authentication subsystem (I'm assuming here that 9.04 uses PAM) got messed up somehow. I would suggest going through the files in /etc/pam.d and looking for references to...
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    Re: GIMP or Photoshop?

    That's funny, I would have expected more from someone working on graphics for a living. PNG file sizes are not indicative of the pixel size of the image. I just used GIMP 2.4.5 to create an A1 image...
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    [all variants] Never mind: gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    Never mind. Whatever the issue was, it seems to have resolved itself.
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    [all variants] gmplayer suddenly taking long to start

    All of a sudden (no, I really don't know what I might have done to cause it), gmplayer is taking a really long time to start. The console-based mplayer doesn't have the same problem, and enabling...
  6. Thread: how to fix my os

    by dakal
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to fix my os

    Setting a home directory to mode 0644 (user read/write, group/world read) would very likely cause login attempts to fail, or at the very least drop the user somewhere else, possibly in an undefined...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New install 7.10 No root or user access

    Are you positive? sudo can be configured to require the root password, but I believe all versions of Ubuntu are set to have it ask for the current user's password. 7.10 certainly does.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Few problems when trying to install

    "fd0" is Linux-speak for the first floppy drive in the system (what is known as "A:" in Windows), and DRDY plus a buffer I/O error sounds to me like it is not ready. Do you by any chance not have a...
  9. Thread: how to fix my os

    by dakal
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to fix my os

    Be very, very, very careful with this. Mode 0644 works well for documents and similar files but will make directories -- including your home directory itself -- inaccessible. More likely, this would...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Firefox 3 not loading

    If it takes a few minutes to start Firefox, either your system is seriously underpowered, or there is something very wrong. What kind of CPU, graphics card and how much RAM does it have? What version...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Deciding between ubuntu / xubuntu / kubuntu

    You don't need to decide on one or the other, you can always add (or remove) the ubuntu-desktop / xubuntu-desktop / kubuntu-desktop packages later on.
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    [ubuntu] Re: install from floppy

    Assuming the laptop can be coaxed into having Internet access, I don't see why this wouldn't work: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/WithFloppies

    If it doesn't have a network...
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    [ubuntu] Re: New install 7.10 No root or user access

    The username and password you entered during the installation should let you in. You may want to try switching caps lock, as these are both case sensitive.

    Ubuntu comes with the root account...
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    Re: HowTo: Wallpaper Changer for Xubuntu (Xfce)

    I ended up using this crontab line to avoid trying to send signals to other users' xfdesktop processes:


    */10 * * * * kill -USR1 $(ps awxu | grep -E '^loginname[ \t]+.+[0-9:]+ /usr/bin/xfdesktop'...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Is it safe to open port 22 (SSH) from DMZ to LAN

    Yes, higher security generally means less convenience. It's always a tradeoff, whether it's a server host firewall or nuclear ICBM launch procedures.

    However, when the usage scenario is very...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Is it safe to open port 22 (SSH) from DMZ to LAN

    I'll admit, I haven't read the whole thread in detail, but the first question would be: what is the threat model? If you are worried about someone breaking into the DMZ host and being able to get...
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    [all variants] Re: LUKS data loss on RAID1 HELP!

    Since RAID 1 is mirroring, you should be able to bypass the RAID completely and point LUKS at the remaining /dev/sd?3. If the hard disk is not recognized by the motherboard during the BIOS POST it is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Online Linux Virus Scanner

    Generally the only purpose of Linux virus scanners is to protect Windows systems served by the Linux system (for example in the capacity of file server). Given this, online virus scanners for Linux...
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