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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Warning: Don't use 'tasksel' on a Ubuntu desktop

    Hi,

    tasksel was doing what it was instructed to do. I will say this: It takes some getting used to ;)

    And how would you do that, without doing damage?


    tasksel -t
    aka test mode, show what...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Kill Python Apps From Command Line If Running More Than One

    Well, I was working toward a point but other stuff required my time. Sorry about that.

    What was the point? The utility of the ps command. I was going to cover the awk that was needed along with...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Kill Python Apps From Command Line If Running More Than One

    Let's see ...

    Test case: 3 python app running, two from GNOME, one is mine, result of ps -f -C python shown below:

    dlk@dlk-lt-1420:~$ ps -f -C python
    UID PID PPID C STIME TTY ...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: Kill Python Apps From Command Line If Running More Than One

    Hi,


    ps -f -C python
    With a bit of AWK-ing, should get you what you need.
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    [ubuntu] Re: need help executing a python file

    In a terminal type:

    man time

    Output to a file? Many ways. Here (python.org) is a good place, find the version of Python you are using, check out the Tutorial (chap 7). The package devhelp is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: need help executing a python file

    Hi,

    What you've posted is a python function, that is, a subroutine. It produces no output to the screen. It returns a result. To use:


    # clean up and paste erat_sieve
    # here
    b = 4 #...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to perform a WPA crack on Ubuntu

    Might not be as much of a difference as you think ;)

    I was the very first to operate a wireless AP in my neighborhood several years back. Now: There are many APs, some secured, some not. I see...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: convert pdf to tiff with a given PPI value

    Hi,


    convert a.pdf -density {dpi_value} -resample {HxV} a.tiff
    may do what you want.

    FYI: the man page on convert is very terse. For a more complete description of ImageMagick's tools point...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Encrypting Backup/Backup Partition

    Hi,

    LUKS / dm-crypt is one way. Which I've no current experience with - I used it a few years ago. Maybe someone more current with that will chime in.

    I use Truecrypt for secured storage. Works...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Can't delete folder owned by "nobody" user even as administrator

    gksu nautilus on stock Ubuntu looks very nearly identical to user-perm nautilus.

    It's not an issue of "elegance": no matter how its done, via nautilus (either root or user) or by command line the...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Quickest print to PDF (using control F defaults to PostScript) :(

    Hi,

    As gzarkadas posted, cups-pdf will do what you want. The link provided is outdated, cups-pdf isn't hard to set up.

    First, get it:

    apt-get install cups-pdf

    cups-pdf by default prints...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Dell Latitude D610 - FN+F2 will not enable wireless - help!

    Hi,

    Have you checked in the BIOS settings to see if wireless is enabled?
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    [ubuntu] Re: very basic boot cd

    Hi,

    Have a look at System Rescue CD, web site here.
  14. [ubuntu] Re: How to make a executable file part of the system path

    With the "stock" .profile file (located in your home folder), yes it must be named bin.

    Welcome to Linux: This can be easily changed if you like. Here's how:

    First lets look at the stock /...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: How to make a executable file part of the system path

    Hi,

    Start terminal and:

    cd ~
    mkdir bin

    The first command makes sure you are in your home folder. The second creates a folder named bin there.

    Next step: reboot or log out and back in....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Data entry GUI

    Hi,

    OpenOffice Calc can save in CSV format as text. Or ...

    OOo with it's internal BASIC language (already mentioned).
    OOo with Python (Python-UNO bridge).
    OOo with Java (the OfficeBean,...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Username and Password for trying Ubuntu without installing

    Hi,

    Should the OP still be interested:

    Highlighted in red is his problem:


    as per the system requirements page here.

    Not obvious at all when one starts with ubuntu.com, I had to google...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal wildcards

    Hi,

    In one step: No. In one line: Yes

    Quickie one-liner bash script:

    for f in *.txt ; do mv $f `basename $f .txt`.htm ; done

    What are we doing in the above?
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    [ubuntu] Re: hulu. running 8.04. os not supported?

    Hi,

    Important part of that guide (and easy to overlook): Removal of the old flash plugin. That bit me when I upgraded some months ago.

    Check the version of flash Firefox is using by typing into...
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    [ubuntu] Re: hulu. running 8.04. os not supported?

    Hi,

    It is a Flash problem: Hulu no longer works with flash version 9. You need to install flash version 10.

    Follow the instructions here (ubuntugeek.com) - to upgrade from flash 9 to 10 on...
  21. Re: include the ubuntu-manual into the LiveCD please VOTE on Brainstorm!

    Hi,

    Sure thing. Just one question:

    With the Desktop releases right at the 700M limit, what shall we do without?

    Before you answer with something along the lines of "whatever is missing can...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: how do i adjust screen brightness w/ 9.10 ubuntu?

    Hi,

    If you're using GNOME (stock Ubuntu) try adding the the Panel Brightness applet to a panel.
  23. [kubuntu] Re: Laptop dies within minutes when in battery mode where battery was fully charged.

    Hi,

    Ever drop the battery? That can take the life right out of 'em (a damaged internal cell). Packaging damaged when you got the battery?

    Definitive test (removes the OS as a cause):
    Boot...
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    [all variants] Re: printing pdfs without images

    Hi,

    Depending upon how the pdf's were made the command line tool pdftotext might be useful. It's part of poppler-utils:

    sudo apt-get install poppler-utils

    pdftotext -layout -eol unix...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Copy Files - Preserve Attached Notes

    Hi,

    Actually ... you're just out of luck here. The "Notes" feature of GNOME (Nautilus) is not true file metadata. This:

    cp --preserve=all src dest
    only preserves metadata as recognized by the...
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