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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot access terminal mode with Ctrl+Alt+F1

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5626805

    Comment out the driver that works for you from
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer file.

    But then, you might need to add "fbcon" and any driver...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Changing open file limits

    Do _you_ know the correct answer?

    Make sure that the following line in /etc/pam.d/login is uncommented:


    session required pam_limits.so

    An example:

    :~$ grep -C 2 nofile...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Are there any "powersave" options in gnome for use on a laptop running on battery

    On gutsy:

    less /etc/laptop-mode/laptop-mode.conf

    http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/laptops/laptop-mode.txt

    Read "Caveats" before any testing.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to add just the places menu to a panel

    Add "Main Menu" applet (it is just an icon with drop-down menu), Right-click
    and select "Edit Menus". Now, uncheck all Applications entries, then apply the
    same action for Preferences and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to add just the places menu to a panel

    Not a direct approach you're looking for, but still an option.

    Add "Main Menu" applet, which is ubuntu-logo icon with a drop-down list of
    "Apps..Places...System". You can clean up "Apps" and...
  6. Thread: oh no

    by pauper
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    [gnome] Re: oh no

    Change to:
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    [ubuntu] Re: syslog message problem

    Separate users with commas: *.*;auth,authprov.none,steve
    Try tabs instead of spaces: *.*^I^I^I^Isteve


    man syslog.conf
  8. [all variants] Re: Questions about $PATH for su doesn't include a directory the user has in their $P

    .profile is being read at login time only. Read "man bash", search for
    /INVOCATION paragraph.


    $USER@$HOSTNAME:~$ sudo -i
    root@$HOSTNAME:~# echo $PATH...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: how to put higher volume? Its so low.

    Nudge PCM value just a bit up.
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    [gnome] Re: display current kernel on launch panel

    uname -sr
    awk '{print $1, $3}' /proc/version
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    [gnome] Re: svg icons reverting to default

    Well, if basenames don't match some pattern, then these icons won't be used--
    as simple as that. So, yes, renaming to match original is the only way to have
    an option of being picked up--you should...
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    [ubuntu] Re: rm huge number of files

    Indeed. Though the author keeps putting bold titles about LINE_MAX, yet tells
    the story about upper limit of arguments and environment variables for a
    process (ARG_MAX).
  13. [ubuntu] Re: doubleclicking .desktop file on desktop not working

    Try creating any other launcher on Desktop via right-click--Create Launcher...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: doubleclicking .desktop file on desktop not working

    It works for me (saved as gedit.desktop): double-click or right-click--Open
    brings up gedit.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems With Fixing Grub Error 15

    It's a simple check to see if there are any mistakes in your menu.lst file:
    some bogus partition, misspelled names, wrong paths. GRUB will print all it
    can find, then you compare that with your...
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    [gnome] Re: svg icons reverting to default

    It seems quite close:
    http://library.gnome.org/devel/icon-theme-spec

    Try rearranging the order of "Directories=" in your custom index.theme. Push
    directories with SVG icons up front, i.e....
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] error17 cannot mount partition?

    /vmlinuz is a symbolic link to the most recent compressed kernel in /boot
    directory.

    Though it's never a bad idea to provide the absolute path:
    /boot/vmlinuz-`uname -r`, for example.
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    [ubuntu] Re: im trying to use ubuntu but this comes up

    Press Esc and see if it brings up GRUB menu. If so, select the top line, that
    is something like "Ubuntu X.XX, kernel 2.6.XX-XX-generic", and press Enter.
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    [ubuntu] Re: error17 cannot mount partition?

    Does your /sbin/init is on (hd0,2)? Your "root=" statement corresponds to that.
    Shouldn't it be as root=/dev/sda4??? You might need to specify path to initrd
    as well.

    Check if your filesystem...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: doubleclicking .desktop file on desktop not working

    Try opening that file in gedit via File-Open.
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    [gnome] Re: svg icons reverting to default

    It's not a bug.

    This document states that SVG icons support is optional and look up is done in
    the following order: PNG, SVG, XPM (see algorithm in pseudocode).

    You may question the validity...
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    [ubuntu] Re: command line to copy from Desktop to /opt

    I suspect you've tried to apply "tar"'s flag -C (change to directory DIR)
    to "unzip":


    # Either:

    cd TARGET
    unzip SOURCE.zip

    # Or:
  23. Thread: file deletion

    by pauper
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    [ubuntu] Re: file deletion

    tuxxi, could you elaborate on why you consider taking over your filesystem as
    root ("gksudo nautilus") is a safer way (I imply--you didn't say that) opposed
    to deleting a single file ("sudo rm...
  24. Thread: Grub error 17

    by pauper
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    [ubuntu] Re: Grub error 17

    You might have already tried every possible solution, mentioned in the link
    below, but check it out anyway.

    http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p15.htm#17

    I type too slow, Diabolis :(.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: unable to type in file browser to get to quick navigate to a file

    I can't confirm, though I'm running 2.20.0 version.


    gconf-editor

    apps/nautilus/preferences/search_bar_type: search_by_text

    Could you do search with Ctrl-s (or Edit--Select Pattern)? Make...
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