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    Re: Passing an argument through a makefile?

    You could also try using $(MAKECMDGOALS), which contains the arguments used on the command line.
  2. Re: reading a file and storing values in a matrix using python

    Try numpy's getfromtxt. It is about as powerful as Matlab's file import stuff. Here is a link to the relevant documentation.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hardy Heron upgrade + dvd playback issues

    I was having a very similar problem. I noticed that Hardy had reset my links in /dev, so none of my apps knew where the dvd drive was. If you are having the same problem, make sure that your...
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    Re: Can anyone tell me how BMPx works?

    If you check the bmpx website, you will notice that the features which you are searching for are not yet included in this software.
  5. Thread: Which test editor

    by dbw
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    Re: Which test editor

    emacs!!!
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    Re: Synaptic: Temporary failure resolving 'http'

    Another forum is discussing these problems.
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    Re: Synaptic: Temporary failure resolving 'http'

    I also receive this error:

    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com dapper Release.gpg
    Temporary failure resolving 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'


    I believe that this is a problem with either gpg or...
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    Re: the Search for the Perfect Window Manager

    T'would be great if someone with experience in several of these would add to the wikipedia article about window managers. It seems fairly anemic in many ways.
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    Re: Intel C++ Compiler, installation failed

    @Vincosmo:
    do youhave "rpm" installed? how about "alien"?
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    Re: HOWTO: change resolution/refresh rate in Xorg

    seems like the easiest way to get an appropriate modeline is:

    gtf 1680 1050 60
    Where I want a 1680x1050 resolution monitor at 60hz
  11. Thread: How To Vpn

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    Re: How To Vpn

    What is the purpose of the `sleep 10` command in your script? Is that just for fun?
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    Re: HOWTO: Connect to a Microsoft PPTP VPN

    So, I got pptp-linux and pptpconfig installed. When I tried to connect using

    pon tunnel_name
    I could not access the secure network. I had to follow that command with:


    sudo ip route replace...
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    Poll: Re: Show off your computer!!!!!!

    All with custom-compiled Dapper kernels and compiled fluxbox.

    Newt
    {
    Dell Dimension
    PIII, 512mb ram
    nvidia riva tnt2
    40g & 80g HDDs
    got this one when I went to undergrad, dell
    }
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    Re: HowTo: UDSF search engine plugin for firefox

    Thank you much. This rocks. Additionally, check this page out for an UbuntuForums search plugin.
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    Re: Intel C++ Compiler, installation failed

    For the first guy who started this thread - I just installed intel's fortran compiler, and I get the same list. I think that you were going too deep, i.e., there are actually only two options on...
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    Re: Donations to charity

    Sorry, Vinze I misunderstood. Your post makes me happy to be a small part of this community.
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    Re: Donations to charity

    I don't know what specific site you are looking for, but these sorts of arrangments are typically called BOUNTIES, if that helps. I know that Ubuntu/Shuttleworth support several bounties, as do many...
  18. Thread: Games repository

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    Re: Games repository

    You might try this site (Ubuntu document storage). If you scroll down there is a fair amount of info about gaming.
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    Poll: Re: Is ubuntu really safe???

    Well, I use aegis anti-virus and firestarter firewall software. To date, I have found one virus in my time using Linux - one of my windows media codecs was infected!!!
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    Re: HOWTO: Kernel Compilation for Newbies

    tseliot- thanks for the guide. I did some fairly heavy editing of the kernel options, which I think was in general quite beneficial. Now I am able to touch my ntfs partition. Additionally, my...
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    Re: How do i..... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    msg_plus_freak - it sounds like you are not running your package manager as root. Alternatively, it is possible that you have multiple package managing apps open. Close all of your install-type...
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    Re: Is Gentoo really that much faster than Ubuntu?

    Maybe linux-from-scratch is faster? ;)
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    Re: erratic repos behaviour

    I have also seen ubuntu-security fail erraticly. Apt-get says it cannot connect - for some reason this had happened more often when I used Synaptic than when I used apt-get from the command line. ...
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    Re: A send-to-trash command for the shell

    nice work, agapito.
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    Re: Turn off (mute) system beep

    Alternatively, (in gnome) you can change the System>Preferences>Sound>System Bell setting to either off or to a visual alert. I like the visual alert, which will invert the colors of the application...
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