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  1. Re: Who remembers "green screen" text terminals?

    I actually made some progress playing Zork, I'm starting to get the hang of it! Even figured out how to save/restore games.

    Back to the issue of "pages", I looked through the IBM materials, then...
  2. [ubuntu] Server 10.04 Doesn't Play Nice on ttyS0 -- No Keyboard

    I've got an Ubuntu Server 10.04 virtual machine connected to an external serial text terminal via ttyS0, but for some reason I can't seem to enter any text. I can see the login prompt just fine, but...
  3. Re: Who remembers "green screen" text terminals?

    Thanks for the link, Dr. C! I searched all over the web and never found that page before. Hopefully that has a better explanation of the page feature. Right now my main purpose on this thing is to...
  4. Who remembers "green screen" text terminals?

    Better yet, who remembers how to use them! :p I've got a nice old IBM InfoWindow 3153 which is working nicely with an Ubuntu Server 10.04 virtual machine (meaning yes, the serial port is tunneled...
  5. [ubuntu] vsftpd: How to create anonymous user ("ftp") with password?

    I configured a server with vsftpd, and what I want to do is force local users to use SSL (which I have done), and allow anonymous users on the "ftp" username to access the server with only a password...
  6. [ubuntu] User/Group Permissions - Multi-User Write Permission in one /home Directory

    I'm sort of confused here...

    I've set up an Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 machine as an HTTP/FTP server. I made one FTP account which I plan on sharing with others, mainly for read access only. So, I...
  7. [ubuntu] No sound in Gnome apps, but KDE apps work fine!

    I have a really strange issue here...

    I'm on a system running Ubuntu 9.10 (gnome), upgraded from 9.04. I had some issues with pulseaudio early on so I managed to disable it and run alsa instead....
  8. [ubuntu] Sound works in Amarok, but nothing else (9.10)

    I've had a strange issue going on ever since I upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10. In general, the sound system is much less fussy (i.e. it works consistently every time I boot up). However, the ONLY...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Print Jobs Will Not Complete with CUPS Network Printer

    This is the contents of the CUPS error log as accessed through the web interface:

    E [18/Nov/2009:08:10:03 -0500] PID 26770 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/hp) crashed on signal 9!
  10. [ubuntu] Print Jobs Will Not Complete with CUPS Network Printer

    I have a HP Laserjet 1100 connected to an always-on server in my living room which, among other things, acts as the print server for that printer. I have 2 computers connected to the printer, one...
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    [ubuntu] Merging Profiles in Firefox?

    I have what is apparently a corrupt profile in Firefox. What I need to do is transfer some of the theoretically non-corrupting items like saved passwords, bookmarks, add-ons, etc. to the new Firefox...
  12. [ubuntu] HP Laserjet Printer Occasionally Unresponsive

    I have a HP Laserjet 1100 which I bought used about a year ago in perfect condition. I've used it a lot since then with my main desktop PC running Ubuntu 8.10 with no real issues, but recently I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Shell Script Execution Issues

    I figured it out...had to do some poking around, but I had some incorrect operators ( -a instead of == ), typos, and most importantly, I realized that the until statement needed to be on the same...
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    [SOLVED] Shell Script Execution Issues

    I'm trying to create a shell script that will be a substitute for the normal Amarok launcher on a computer I have which reads its music library from another "server". The server is actually my main...
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    [ubuntu] CUPS Page Log Weirdness

    I seem to be having some strange issues with my CUPS page log. I've set up some cron jobs that save the page log statistics to a separate logfile every hour so that I can collect print info for the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Location of CUPS Completed Jobs Logfile?

    I finally figured out what I wanted to do. I searched around a bit for some way to log the print data in such a way that I could use it to tabulate printer usage by user, and I found this:...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Making "hdparm -S" a cron job? and other energy-efficiency issues

    So, for example, I would just need to add:

    #!/bin/sh -e
    sudo hdparm -S120 /dev/sda
    to the /etc/rc.local file? Or is there more to it? I'm still not exactly an expert at writing these little Unix...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Making "hdparm -S" a cron job? and other energy-efficiency issues

    Thanks, that's a good start, but how do I make it permanent? I may or may not be powering down this machine from time to time, and I'm sure I'll forget how to set this up after a certain amount of...
  19. [ubuntu] Making "hdparm -S" a cron job? and other energy-efficiency issues

    I'm looking for ways to save some energy on my little home server, and read something about using hdparm -S to spindown the disks after a certain amount of time. I also read that you could make it a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Remote Wakeup of Print/File Server?

    Could you elaborate a bit on this? The main reason I wanted to avoid WOL is simply because it looks like you have to manually send the "magic packet" every time you want to wake up the remote...
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    [ubuntu] Remote Wakeup of Print/File Server?

    I've got an old desktop machine in my living room running Ubuntu, and I was thinking of moving my printer out there to serve as a print server, since my roommate and I are now sharing my printer....
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    [SOLVED] Location of CUPS Completed Jobs Logfile?

    I'm trying to find out where CUPS stores the list of completed jobs that is viewable through the web interface at localhost:631/cups. Basically I want to be able to import this data into a...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: DVD Playback Issues in Ubuntu 8.10 (yes I installed the repositories!)

    OK, I tried a few things tonight. I noted that some dvds require libdvdcss2 to run, but I already had that installed on both computers! I installed gxine (I had been trying totem and xine before),...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: DVD Playback Issues in Ubuntu 8.10 (yes I installed the repositories!)

    Someone has to have an idea here! I don't recall having this issue before, but I can't get DVDs to play on either of my computers! I can RIP DVDs just fine, I just can't PLAY them. It's not like...
  25. [ubuntu] DVD Playback Issues in Ubuntu 8.10 (yes I installed the repositories!)

    I'm having some aggrivating issues with DVD playback in one of my Ubuntu machines. I tried watching season 6 of Family Guy on DVD tonight, but I could not get the DVD to play, using two different...
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