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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    I cannot see this method always working. The location of the HOME is determined by the getpwent() call. It is NOT hard-coded to /home/{username}. Just because something undocumented works, that...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to install Dell 4K display

    uefi or legacy boot on both SSDs? Just asking to clarify.
    My GT 1030 says this:

    $ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1200, maximum 32767 x 32767
    DVI-D-0 connected primary...
  3. Re: Can a hard drive partition be expanded after install?

    Excellent choice in picking LVM. It provides options and flexibility, but it is also easy to make mistakes which can lead to a system that cannot be moved to new storage. There are lots of LVM...
  4. Re: Little problem when shutting down/ restarting Ubuntu

    I think the reboot command doesn't actually cleanly shutdown all the processes before doing the reboot. It is so fast, that concerns me. Programs don't get sufficient warning to close their files...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Shutdown Without Display

    I figured you had tried pushing a button already and it wasn't working.
    Have you setup the logind.conf file under /etc somewhere already? It has settings for all sorts of actions. You can read more...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Password In Thunderbird Mail

    You can check the DNS record TTL, so see how often a change might be seen. If they were to tell you the new FQDN server name AND the IP address, then you could add that to your /etc/hosts file and...
  7. [all variants] Re: Windows to Ubuntu migration (with windows VM)

    I ran 15 VMs on a Core2 Duo system in 2010. One of those was Win7 Ultimate with all the bloat that includes.

    Today a Ryzen 2600 (13K passmarks) is my VM host, which is about the same speed as the...
  8. Thread: missing codecs

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    [ubuntu] Re: missing codecs

    Please use the "Thread Tools" button (upper right) to mark this thread as SOLVED. This saves community members time.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Email Fail Update

    Do they not have a webpage with all the required settings for email clients - similar to the example pages I posted above?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Email Fail Update

    There is good news and bad news about your results above.
    Something in the thunderbird settings, which you seem to be consistent in entering, is incompatible with the ISP.
    The fact that their...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to install Dell 4K display

    Does xrandr show 4k resolutions as possible? Running it without any arguments should show a list of available resolutions. If it doesn't, you might need to get correct EDID data for the monitor to...
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    Re: OS randomically doesn't start at boot

    Which OS and which release of that OS?

    Do you have multiple HDDs/SSDs connected?

    If you run the boot-info script, someone might be able to see conflicts. I think the Boot Repair tool has a...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    Part of the skills important to being successful with Linux is where to search, how to search, and who to trust.
    You are asking great questions, but the answers are only 10% of the problem. Skipping...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    You have some understanding to gain, it seems.


    Assume nothing is safe until YOU do the research on it. If your router hasn't been patched this month, I'd assume there are known bugs being...
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    Re: New Installation from DVD ISO failing?

    I don't have optical drives anymore, but I've been having issues getting my Ventoy flash drive to boot on a new Ryzen system built this week. I haven't gotten to the point of doing an install - need...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    scroogle was a web search engine that didn't pass on any information to the upstream search engine.


    No networked service is "safe", but we can mitigate as many risks as possible. Hence, why the...
  17. Re: Problem with sound - Ubuntu does not switch output device

    If you expect the sound device to change and can do it using pavucontrol, I'm confused. Was something else expected?
    There is a pulse addon module called ... let me look it up ......
  18. Re: Is there any way I can get rid of the left dock on activities?

    Any way? Sure, but you probably should wait for a Gnome3 or Gnome4 answer for a few days to avoid a huge GUI change.

    Use a different DE or no DE at all. There must be 50 choices for the different...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Remove Ubuntu & reinstall Windows.

    Have you considered loading Windows into a virtual machine? This way you keep Linux, but can run Windows for those 1-2 programs where it is still needed.
    There are some caveats with using VMs, but...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Password In Thunderbird Mail

    I started using Netscape Mail in the mid-1990s. At the time, it was really the only email program that didn't suck. Thunderbird grow out of that project and added network calendaring, gpg-encryption,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Password In Thunderbird Mail

    Most ISPs have an email configuration page with detailed information about the settings.

    https://www.att.com/support/article/email-support/KM1010523/
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    Re: Does Ubuntu leak location or time-zone?

    I'm not worried about software updates giving away my location. That's because I stay within the Canonical Repos for all the software that I can with very, very, few exceptions. Many of those...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Password In Thunderbird Mail

    Best? That depends. Use whatever package manager you normally use.
    I would type

    sudo apt remove --purge thunderbird*
    or to reinstall it

    sudo apt install --reinstall thunderbird

    I have...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    In many parts of Linux, the only real way to truly understand what is happening is to read the source code. Perhaps spend a few hours in a debugger watching it work.
    For people who cannot do that,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing Password In Thunderbird Mail

    That isn't really any technical data for guesses to the issue. I happened to have an issue with an account on my email server (I've been running corporate mail servers for ... well ... a very long...
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