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  1. Re: What happens on update to Windows 10 on dual boot?

    I upgraded a 1st generation Surface Pro with Windows 8.1/Ubuntu dual boot to Windows 10 yesterday and everything worked fine. Ubuntu partitions unmolested, and grub survived the process.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Scanner Epson V30 Ubuntu 14.04

    After weeks of problems with this I have successfully installed the epson drivers. Although there are 64 bit drivers available, some packages weren't installing for me and I think adding i386...
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    Re: Help from the hive mind to choose a desktop environment, please

    Turns out I can still achieve a "gnome classic" look by installing the gnome session flashback package:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-session-flashback
    Compiz works with the clone plugins and I get...
  4. [xubuntu] Re: Installer wiped my partitions without appropriate warning - furious!

    Thanks. I was able to find the bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1266437?comments=all

    If anyone else is affected, log files are wanted from /var/log/installer...
  5. Re: How well will Ubuntu 14.04 support x86 touch devices? Which will work well (Surfa

    I am using a surface pro (version 1, rot 2) and testing the 14.04 builds. Touch and pen support is great out of the box until I connect an external monitor. Then the touch input spans both screens. I...
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    Re: Help from the hive mind to choose a desktop environment, please

    Thanks for the link. I see from that that I can remove my username from the menu bar strip - that is a slight improvement. My problem is that I use the second screen as a kind of "electronic...
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    Re: Help from the hive mind to choose a desktop environment, please

    Thanks very much! Good to know I can add those compiz plugins. The option in 14.04 to turn off the global menu bar sounds promising. However, I'm wondering if I will still have the gray bar at the...
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    Choose a desktop environment?

    I'm know there are lots of "which is the best desktop environment" threads out there. I've read several. However, I'm after a setup that will meet specific needs. I have tried several but realise...
  9. [xubuntu] Installer wiped my partitions without appropriate warning - furious!

    Recently purchased a surface pro with the plan of primarily running some flavour of linux and having the option to boot to windows for a small handful of situations where it is impossible to do...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Aiptek 6000U tablet in Precise (12.04)

    Well, turns out neither software nor hardware (sort of) are to blame for this. I decided to try a spare pen I had and, voila! Everything worked perfectly. So then, on a whim, I decided to try a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Aiptek 6000U tablet in Precise (12.04)

    lsusb gives me the following line for the tablet:


    Also, I did:

    xinput list-props "Aiptek"

    This gives:
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    [SOLVED] Aiptek 6000U tablet in Precise (12.04)

    I've been able to follow instructions in these threads and on the Ubuntu community help wiki Aiptek page to get my old Aiptek tablet working in 12.04 - partially. However, I have the often mentioned...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NFS mounting from server

    Unfortunately I don't think I can offer a solution to the hanging problem. I don't use NFS myself, I use samba because I am also sharing with a windows machine. But I have seen the same problem - if...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NFS mounting from server

    Let's say you have two users, tarzan and jane. On your remote machine you have:
    /home/tarzan
    /home/jane

    You have mounted this to /local-share on your client machines. So when the server is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: NFS mounting from server

    I could be wrong, but the manual mount after login approach sounds problematic - I imagine that at login time the user config files are READ, and the settings stored in memory. Then you are mounting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Networking a laptop and desktop

    Modern network cards should not need a crossover cable. When you connect the two computers an LED should usually light up by the network socket on the computer if the connection is okay. Next you can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 Wireless N problem

    You are on the right track, but when you edited /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn-disable11n.conf what did you put in the conf file? It has been ages since I've had to mess with modprobe. Maybe it would just...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Can't access certain sites via wifi-tethered 3G

    Even if nobody can directly help answer my problem, it would be a HUGE help if someone else with a Galaxy S2 can tell me if they have used it as a wifi hotspot with ubuntu and successfully connected...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: openssh-server rsa host keys all screwed up

    At some time you have SSHed to another computer that had the same IP that the server you are connecting to has now. So the fingerprint of your server does not match the fingerprint expected for that...
  20. [ubuntu] Can't access certain sites via wifi-tethered 3G

    I am having a problem connecting to certain sites via a wifi hotspot I have created on my stock Samsung Galaxy S2 on the Telstra NextG network, using the built-in hotspot option. General sites work...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Lenovo S10E Wireless not in snowcone menu upper right corner (ubuntu 11.04)

    Wow, thanks! I only had to go as far as the pressing the green button step. I will try the other steps later if required. Interestingly, my blue wireless light was already on, but rfkill list all...
  22. [ubuntu] Re: kernel update and ecryptfs problem with ssh

    Did your problem follow a password change? Try running ecryptfs-mount-private and using your current password. If that doesn't work, try your previous password. If that doesn't work, did you write...
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    [gnome] Re: initiate local gdm login from ssh console?

    The -C option in ssh compresses the data going over tue network. It is only recommended for slow or expensive networks. On a fast network you are likely to lose more speed on the compression than you...
  24. Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    That was very handy when I finally found this post. However, I'm still getting some input/output errors, both reading and writing files. Any ideas why?

    Also, has anyone had any success using rsync...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: HowTo: Configure Wireless for HP Deskjet 3050 ALL-IN-ONE J610a on Ubuntu 10.04

    I am also using Ubuntu 11.04 and getting the same "error: No devices found on bus: net" after using the manual discovery. Can anyone help?

    Edit: The printer had been showing a successful...
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