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  1. [gnome] Dancing buttons cause vertical Gnome panels to become useless

    I had this problem with Ubuntu and on another machine I have the SAME problem with CentOS so I figured I'd let others know that vertical Gnome panels are essentially useless.

    The bug, which makes...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird: Why is there 1 more SMTP server than email accounts?

    Ah. I see. I think.

    So what you're saying is that the individual settings will be used (which is what they're there for); but if there is a 'problem', then, perhaps, the default SMTP server will...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird: Why is there 1 more SMTP server than email accounts?

    Thanks for the advice.

    I see that it is a list of the existing three SMTP servers (one for each account), with the option to change settings.

    But, since each account uses its own SMTP server,...
  4. [ubuntu] Thunderbird: Why is there 1 more SMTP server than email accounts?

    In Thunderbird, I have three IMAP email accounts loaded and these work just fine (except sending mail is slow and it barfs often when saving mail).

    In debugging, I doublechecked that I have one...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Rename files based on 'creation' date (dumb Olympus VN8100PC digital voice record

    This solves the colon problem and removes the extraneous dashes also:


    #!/bin/bash
    # Copy MP3 files in a directory to a new name based solely on creation date
    # FROM: foo.mp3 Created on:...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Rename files based on 'creation' date (dumb Olympus VN8100PC digital voice record

    Unfortunately, the colon makes the file names not usable on Windows so I'll need to modify.

    To modify, I'll need to understand the sed.

    Is this the meaning of the sed below:
    mod_date=$(stat -c...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Rename files based on 'creation' date (dumb Olympus VN8100PC digital voice record

    OK. Here's the slightly modified code with no spaces in the resulting file name.


    #!/bin/bash
    for i in *.mp3
    do
    # mod_date=$(stat -c "%y" "$i"|sed 's/\..*$//')
    mod_date=$(stat -c "%y"...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Rename files based on 'creation' date (dumb Olympus VN8100PC digital voice record

    Thanks! This worked first time!

    I created three test files at three different time points, and ran the script, and it worked great. Now I'll just munge the stat command to get rid of the spaces...
  9. [SOLVED] Rename files based on 'creation' date (dumb Olympus VN8100PC digital voice recorder)

    Q: How to rename files, en masse, based on 'creation' date? (YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS.mp3)?

    I bought an Olympus VN8100PC digital voice recorder which has no method of naming voice recorded files other than...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: What do you use to video capture portions of the Ubuntu screen?

    I recently found "recordmydesktop" from the Ubuntu software repository which seems to be as good or better than XVidCap for capturing the screen and audio to a video file....
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?

    For the record, I found the following book/booklet imposition printing utilities, all of which impose on the Windows platform, only some of which impose for Linux:


    A-PDF N-up Page
    ClickBook...
  12. [ubuntu] Re: Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?

    Thank you for that helpful clarification! I see the relationship now.

    BTW, googling for all the options, I found this home-grown booklet imposition method in the NNTP USENET newsgroups:
  13. [ubuntu] Re: Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?

    Ah. I see. I had no idea. Thanks for cluing me in.

    I guess that explains why the jPDKtweak program actually came up when I executed it from the terminal (using the command "java -jar...
  14. Re: fp - a Linux FinePrint-like utility to duplex print .ps files into A5 booklets.

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    For the record, see this recent thread in the beginners section of the forum:


    [ubuntu] Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?
    ...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?

    Very nice find!

    It's not in the Ubuntu Software Repository unfortunately (so nobody will find it without knowing exactly what to look for on the net).

    Since I never seem to be able to compile,...
  16. [ubuntu] Printing ebook PDFs: Is there only one fineprint like utility for Ubuntu users?

    Q: Is there only one fineprint-like utility for Ubuntu users?

    It's useful to be able to "imposition" print ebook PDFs (e.g., the 150-page Ubuntu Pocket Guide & Reference) to standard double-sided...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: How can I tell WHICH connection Ubuntu is actually using? (wlan0, wlan1, eth0, et

    How does this look for a plan to follow what you just said to do?

    $ ifconfig
    Reveals ...
    wlan0 ==> inet addr:10.20.30.159 Bcast:10.20.30.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    eth0 ==> inet...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: How can I tell WHICH connection Ubuntu is actually using? (wlan0, wlan1, eth0, et

    Good question.

    I have multiple ISP providers, all WISP (three to be exact) that I'm testing out performance of at the same time.

    All of this is being done with temporary setups, e.g., this is...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: How do we tell Ubuntu 10.04 to use a DIFFERENT wireless radio card?

    For the record, I ran into this problem again with both eth0 and wlan0 connected; so I opened up a separate thread to get at the bottom of how to tell which NIC is the one that's currently being used...
  20. [ubuntu] How can I tell WHICH connection Ubuntu is actually using? (wlan0, wlan1, eth0, etc.)

    How can I tell WHICH connection Ubuntu is actually using?

    Googling, some suggest I use the "route" command (but I'm not sure what it's actually telling me about which connection (wlan0, wlan1,...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: How best to rename all JPEGs in a folder by EXIF date & time stamp

    I was remiss in not explaining my workaround, which is shown (with other workarounds) here:


    Stringing commands together to manage typical digital photo operations

    Code excerpt follows ...
    ...
  22. [ubuntu] Would you put Drupal 6 or 7 on Ubuntu (6 is in the repository)

    I just found out about Drupal being a good program for setting up a web site.

    I see "drupal6" in the Ubuntu Software Center; but I read that version 7.x is the current version (and that each...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Received calendar invite: What's the most professional way to respond?

    I accepted the calendar invite and then called the inviter who said it worked fine on Outlook!

    Thanks.

    Now I have to look into a calendar manager! :)
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Received calendar invite: What's the most professional way to respond?

    The latest version of Thunderbird worked like a charm!

    I had to change the link to /usr/bin/thunderbird
    FROM:
    /usr/bin/thunderbird -> ../lib/thunderbird-3.1.19/thunderbird.sh
    To:...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Received calendar invite: What's the most professional way to respond?

    I'm using Thunderbird 3.1.19 on Ubuntu 10.04 (which is what came from the Ubuntu Software Center, IIRC).
    http://ubuntuforums.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=214648&stc=1&d=1332272087

    Thanks to...
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