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    [all variants] rsync send_files error

    rsync: send_files failed to open "/home/bruce/colleen/COLLEEN-TOSHIBA/Colleen-T/Application Data/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.ini": Input/output error (5)
    rsync: send_files failed to open...
  2. [kubuntu] Using a kubuntu LiveCD to stress test a troublesome Windows system

    Please forgive the elementary nature of these questions. A recently-widowed friend has asked me to help troubleshoot her late husband's large and powerful Windows 7 system. I am myself somewhat...
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    [all variants] Re: Remove bootable capacity from USB thumb drive

    I did not explain myself well in the original post. There is no Linux partition on the USB drive. There is only one partition, and it is FAT32. Here is the proof:


    $ sudo blkid
    [sudo] password...
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    [all variants] Remove bootable capacity from USB thumb drive

    I am seeking to do the reverse of most users. I want to *_purge_* the Live USB installation from a USB thumb drive (formatted as FAT32 aka vfat, like almost all USB drives) and to use another USB...
  5. [kubuntu] Alt+F1 keyboard shortcut to Kickoff (application launcher) does not work

    This is a problem I have had for several months. IIRC, it first began while I was using Kubuntu natty, but has persisted through oneiric and is still there with the precise beta.

    The problem is...
  6. [all variants] Google Chromium browser: print headers and footers

    One of my few disappointments with the Google Chromium browser is the lack of headers and footers on printed copies. As well as my physical printer, I have printed to the CUPS Virtual PDF printer:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Unison sync to fat32 permissions

    @HermanAB,
    I agree with your disdain towards FAT filesystems.

    To go from there, however, to say that neither rsync nor unison support FAT is simply incorrect. As you suggested, read the man...
  8. [all variants] Incorporating restricte modules (e.g. video drivers) into new kernel versions

    Which script (or which package) is responsible for managing the integration of restricted modules into new kernels?

    For the last several versions of Ku/Ubuntu, a script runs whenever an upgrade...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Printing with Cups-PDF

    For what it is worth, I have never managed to get a Flashpaper SWF to print to any printer driver that I have tried. I am currently in dispute with a vendor who insists that this is an acceptable...
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    [ubuntu] SOLVED one problem with Re: Printing with Cups-PDF

    I worked out the solution to this particular problem. It was one of those "well, this makes sense, but it isn't documented anywhere." After installing the cups-pdf printer, one goes into the CUPS...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Printing with Cups-PDF

    I am using the 64-bit version of Kubuntu 9.10 (karmic).

    The cups-pdf package does not work, and has never worked, in my environment. cups-pdf is the package which nominally installs a PDF printer...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Amarok - server files won't play

    I have the same problem with Kubuntu Karmic (9.10), 64-bit version.
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    [kde] Enabling Lancelot KDE launcher

    I have installed the Lancelot KDE launcher package but am unable to enable it. I have done a fair amount of STFU but can't find what I am missing.

    I would be grateful if someone could post...
  14. [all variants] How to map "Super" and "menu" keys onto an old keyboard

    I would like to map the so-called "Super" or "Meta-"key --- commonly called the Windows key, because that is the symbol on most current keyboards --- to the Right-Alt key of an older PC-101 keyboard....
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    Re: anyone want to recomend a keyboard for me?

    Probably the finest PC keyboards ever built were the Northgate Ominkey keyboards, which came out of a small IBM clone manufacturer located outside Minneapolis, MN in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I...
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    Re: Rip and shrink DVDs with K9Copy

    Unless you have drastically changed Ubuntu defaults (which it sounds like you probably haven't) updatedb is routinely run as part of the daily cron job --- generally at some ungodly hour of the...
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    Re: Rip and shrink DVDs with K9Copy

    BLTicklemonster,
    Because I am an experienced user rather than a code monkey, I might have the explanation wrong, but it appears to work for me. Your mileage may vary.

    After installing an...
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    Re: Rip and shrink DVDs with K9Copy

    I finally have k9copy working (very nicely). There are several issues to watch out for:

    1. make sure that you have taken care of all dependencies. If you download a recent .deb from a site such as...
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    Re: Rip and shrink DVDs with K9Copy

    I did and the results were not pretty.

    Remember that running a graphical application in an X-session is the only circumstance to my knowledge where an unprivileged user has to give permission to...
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    Error message: "Insuffisant disk space on "

    I have installed the Debian package of the 1.1 beta (http://thepiratecove.org/files/k9copy-1.1.0-beta1_i386.deb)

    After specifying the files I want to save to an .iso, I click on the "save to DVD"...
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    Re: HOWTO: Latest NVIDIA drivers

    tseliot,
    Thank you for taking an interest in my problem. Changing the video driver to "vesa" and restarting kdm has not helped. I have installed Breezy to another partition and am monitoring updates...
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    Re: HOWTO: Latest NVIDIA drivers

    I suspect that an update to Dapper sometime between Wed May 10 and Sat May 13 has clobbered X. I cannot begin an X session with either the nv or nvidia drivers.

    I have run tseliot's script for...
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