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  1. Re: Running commands on login on Ubuntu 13.10 with Xmonad and zsh

    Upstart is installed by default.


    http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#session-job , but be aware of http://superuser.com/questions/365847/where-should-the-xdg-config-home-variable-be-defined

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  2. Re: Running commands on login on Ubuntu 13.10 with Xmonad and zsh

    There are some pretty simple examples in the link ian-weisser gave: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/#non-graphical-sessions-ubuntu-specific

    It's also worth noting that the "best" place to put...
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    [all variants] Re: Raid 5 vs. ZFS vs. ?

    What are the issues you think that rsyncing every 12 hours would cause? What do you mean that corrupt files could be found but not overwritten?

    Explaining parity. Imagine I have 3 drives, we'll...
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    [all variants] Re: Raid 5 vs. ZFS vs. ?

    Ok, I'm sufficiently scared off of raid and zfs for the moment. I might try some sort of unioning filesystem in order to keep things in sync between the drives. Thanks for the comments.
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    [all variants] Raid 5 vs. ZFS vs. ?

    I'm midway through building a new computer. Right now it only has a root drive in it, but I'm planning the media drives. I'm planning on using 3 x 4 tb drives (I take a lot of photos), and would...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 13.04 - Can't add resolutions using xrandr

    This is what I have in a little snippet I saved:


    xrandr --newmode "1680x1050_60.00" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -HSync +Vsync
    xrandr --addmode VBOX0 1680x1050_60.00...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Task Pane in Libreoffice Impress

    Yup, confirmed the bug. Thank you so much, your google-fu is much better than my own.
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    [SOLVED] Task Pane in Libreoffice Impress

    How can I bring up the task pane in libreoffice impress? 4.1.1.2, it's not in the view menu. A shortcut key would be stellar, but any answer will do. Thanks.
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    [all variants] Re: Cloud Based Home Directory

    Thanks.
    1) I'm going to put the whole directory on the cloud. I'll probably pull photos and put them on flickr.
    2) I would like to mount it. If I resort to rsync I can think of a number of...
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    [all variants] Re: Cloud Based Home Directory

    Any ideas?
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    [all variants] Cloud Based Home Directory

    Does anyone know if it is possible to use a cloud service (ubuntu one, google drive, dropbox..., I have no allegiance for this question) for a home directory. I guess it would require mounting the...
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    Re: Converged Demo on Nexus 4

    Ubuntu for Android is installed as an app in the Android os. So the Android kernel boots and Ubuntu runs on top of that.

    In Ubuntu touch an Ubuntu kernel boots, it uses an lxc (Linux container)...
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    Converged Demo on Nexus 4

    Does anyone know of a demo (possibly youtube) of Ubuntu Touch running tethered/docked from a Nexus 4? Note that the indiegogo video uses Ubuntu for Android (not the same thing).
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    [all variants] Re: What makes hostname.local addresses work

    Thanks for the reply. I'm still confused though.

    Both machines are running linux and report that avahi is running.
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    [all variants] What makes hostname.local addresses work

    I can connect from one of my machines to another using the hostname.local pattern, however I can't go the other direction.


    avahi-browse -tl _workstation._tcp --resolve

    shows the machine I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot Enable gedit Plugins

    It was gedit 3.8.1 I believe. I had attempted to install an unrelated package, which had required upgrading one of gedit's dependencies, and things got out of hand quickly.

    I was able to restore...
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    [ubuntu] Cannot Enable gedit Plugins

    I am getting the following when attempting to enable the "code comment" plugin. Does anyone know what might be going on?


    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Shotwell not finding pictures after transferring profile

    Shotwell moved from keeping things in ~/.shotwell to ~/.cache/shotwell and ~/.local/share/shotwell. There's a possibility you confused it by importing in a strange way. Since you have a good backup...
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    Re: more sig figs in storage capacity

    In nautilus, I don't believe so.

    "df" on the command line will tell you this information though.
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    [SOLVED] Cannot Enable Direct Rendering

    I'm having real trouble getting direct rendering set up on my machine.

    I have the nvidia drivers installed through nvidia-installer "cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version" is:

    NVRM version: NVIDIA...
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    Re: Add blank lines to bash history

    Because the alternative is that the last line of the history reflects something other than what was typed last at the prompt. I want to get what was typed last at the prompt because it will make...
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    Re: Add blank lines to bash history

    I still need the history, I'd just like blanks in there, closer to what vmc is describing. I've made a sort of custom history, where the command, directory in which it was run and time at which it...
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    Add blank lines to bash history

    I realize this is a weird request, but I was wondering if it might be possible to add blank lines to the bash history? I.e. I want !! to be the no-op. Scanning about I can't seem to figure out how...
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    Re: Mail order CD burning service

    Yeah I just figured because outsourcing photo printing works so well for me:
    1) no dealing with printer shenanigans
    2) I only print photos every couple of months
    3) 150 photos for $5, yes please...
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    Mail order CD burning service

    I don't have a CD burner, but I'd like to put some of my mp3's on CD to play in my car. Is there a mail order service where I can upload my data and have them mail it to me? What would good search...
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