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  1. [gnome] Re: Having multiple Gnome logins w/different settings

    Sure - just create a new user, then use softlinks to link the appropriate directories from one home directory to the other. For example, firefox settings are stored in .mozilla, so from the new...
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    [all variants] Re: merging awk sh commands

    Like this?


    ls -al | awk '{print $3}'

    do a search for 'awk tutorial' and you'll find many pages with explanations of awk syntax.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Create desktop shortcut to new media

    cd Desktop
    ln -s /shared/
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems removing XMMS from Hardy Heron

    In nautilus, right click on one of the file types you want to change. Choose "properties", then the "Open With" tab. From there, you can change which entries appear in your right-click menu.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem With Firefox

    This is not a ubuntu issue, but a well-known limitation of Adobe's current implementation of flash on linux. (no element can overlay a flash item)

    Supposedly, this will be fixed in the next...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Installing on a new computer - tar invisible files

    Yes, for the most part it's safe. I usually stay away from the '.gnome*' folders and a few of the others that are more core OS than app-specific. If you're unsure, make a backup of your current...
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    [all variants] Re: complex bash variable

    $> abc="asdf fdsa 'qwerty'"
    $> echo $abc
    asdf fdsa 'qwerty'

    What's the problem? Are you looking for a way to make bash execute the string you're storing? That's easy too:

    $> a="echo...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: no migration for my installation

    Are these just firefox bookmarks? If so, you can just migrate your whole profile.

    You'll want to copy the contents of your current profile
    (found in:C:\Documents and Settings\<user...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Prevent Users from reading other users email

    Assuming that the other users don't have the admin/sudo password, you just need to change the permissions.

    First, use ls -l make sure the appropriate person owns the file/folder. If not, do the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: mp3 cd shows .wav files?

    Sounds like the songs might not be in MP3 format. Are the file sizes for an average length song more like 3MB or 30MB? The former is more likely to be MP3, the latter WAV.

    You can also go to a...
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Can I run a shell script in the background?

    Here's a simple bash script that will work. Insert the name of the vpn command you need to run and change the 'sleep' line to set the number of seconds it will wait before checking again.


    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Backup

    Do a google search for something like 'ubuntu backup gui' and you'll get lots of results. Here's one:

    http://www.debianadmin.com/backup-and-restore-your-ubuntu-system-using-sbackup.html

    There...
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    Re: A Good Editor For PHP/Perl

    If you plan on doing real development, you should take the time necessary to learn a real editor. In most cases, this will mean either emacs or vi. I won't dip into holy war territory by telling...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Instal problems with multiple partitions

    Try using the GParted Live CD to format the partition before running the installer. What happens then?

    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
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    [ubuntu] Re: ssh stopped working all of a sudden

    Are you sure that the IP address is the same? Often routers will assign a new/different IP address to your desktop after a reboot. Check the router status page to see if it's the same.
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu is hogging network bandwidth during downloads

    Most bittorent clients will allow you to throttle your download and upload speeds. Both are important, as the other computer in your home has to send responses to web servers before receiving data...
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    [ubuntu] Re: baffling top result for memory usage

    Here are some more details about what's going on with your system:

    http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/18990.html
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    [ubuntu] Re: baffling top result for memory usage

    This is normal on a linux system. A few searches will turn up the hows and whys, but rest assured, your system is not running out of RAM. If your RAM was all allocated, you'd using far more of your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Downloading MP3's in Firefox 3

    Sorry - my bad.

    Run "firefox -ProfileManager" and try doing the same d/l using a clean profile. If that works, it's something screwy in your installation, probably due to an extension/addon.
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    [other] Re: a utility to compare folders?

    more specifically, try:

    rsync -anhv folder1/ folder2/

    note that this will only list what would be copied from folder1 to folder2. Swapping the folder names will give info on the other way...
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    [other] Re: a utility to compare folders?

    There are several ways to do this. One would be to use rsync with the '-n' flag. This does a 'dry-run' and just tells you which files would be synced (because they differ).

    Another way would be...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Downloading MP3's in Firefox 3

    in Firefox 3, go to Edit > Preferences > Applications

    search for 'MP3', then change the associated action to "always ask" (or "save file", if you prefer).
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    Re: problem with mozilla

    9 times out of 10, firefox crashes are due to extensions that you've installed. (they often conflict with each other) Start a new profile, with no extensions, and if that solves your problem,...
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    HOWTO: Safe rm script

    Buggy script removed. There are other, better alternatives out there.
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    Re: Unpack and burn

    You want to look into creating a simple bash script, using the following commands:

    unrar
    cdrecord (for CDs)
    growisofs (for DVDs)

    Doing some searches will turn up more info on all of them.
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