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  1. Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    For my 10 cents worth.
    I have two old machines, a laptop given to me and a desktop that I literally found on the side of the road during a rubbish day.
    (There were three, but used bits from one to...
  2. Re: How to ... turn your linux box into an alarm clock by writing your own init scrip

    Well I got the cron job working, turns out that it is a bad idea to name your auto-login user "alarmclock" D'OH! #-o The /etc/init.d/alarmclock script also uses that exact phrase to wipe...
  3. Re: How to ... turn your linux box into an alarm clock by writing your own init scrip

    Wheeeee, managed to get it working with "rtcwake".

    Changed the following lines:

    # Set the system to wake up at the specified time
    # echo 0 > $RTC_FILE
    # echo $wakeuptime >...
  4. Re: How to ... turn your linux box into an alarm clock by writing your own init scrip

    Gidday there.
    This looks to be the ideal beast for my use, unfortunately it will not work for me because whenever "/sys/clas/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm" is written to, it refuses to set the actual...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: Unable to write to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm

    I. Do. Not. Believe. It!

    There is no way you can tell me that computers are not nasty little sods sometimes.:evil:

    The very next day I am back to square one!
    Unable to write to...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Unable to write to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm

    I'm back from the underground, literally.

    Thanks ktmom, for your reply.
    After looking at it I found the clue I was looking for.

    In my 8.10 Mythbuntu to get it working I had to change the...
  7. [SOLVED] Unable to write to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm

    Wot Ho.
    My Mythbuntu 11.04-i386 is unable to auto shutdown and restart due to being unable to write to /sys/class/rtc/rtc0/wakealarm.
    I have seen other posts concerning this area, but they at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't set(edit) wakealarm

    Thanks inspiral.

    I will try that when I get home on friday.

    I cannot think of anything else other than maybe 11.04 needs rtc alarm to be enabled in the bios. 8.10 didn't but who knows?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't set(edit) wakealarm

    I wish I could help but am also having exactly the same problem.
    I'm hoping by "bumping" this thread someone else may notice and help.

    Here's hoping.


    PS: This worked fine...
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    [mythbuntu] Re: Mythbuntu 10.04 acpi wake up problem

    Gidday sam0th

    I have had success with getting mythbuntu-8.10 to shutdown the computer and wake up when it wants by using the mythtv-setup (Mythbackend Setup from the Applications > System gui) to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba no longer follows symbolic links

    Thanks to all the previous replies to this thread I've managed to get my samba share working also, but have had to change my /etc/samba/smb.conf even more than the others on this thread.

  12. [ubuntu] Re: How to connect two Ubuntu computers via wireless?

    Gidday Ario.
    Did you have any luck with this at all?
    I'm trying to do the same thing with my laptop and desktop, and am hopefully going to be able to do this with the laptop and desktop(s) running...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB Wireless Networking (Westell)

    I'm just passing through looking for help myself on another network issue, and experienced your problem with my usb wireless stick (Hantol). IE: Can see the usb wireless, cannot use it.
  14. Re: How I got Quake II working in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty"

    Oh yeah, here we gooooooooo...

    Changeed the video setting within the game options menu to sdl OpenGl and resolution 1280 x 1024.
    Then edited the ~.quake2/baseq/config.cnf file to put in the...
  15. Re: How I got Quake II working in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty"

    Amazing what 24 hours can do for the brain awareness.
    Had a look in the game settings as you suggested, and changed the video part to suit my screen suze.
    Now to figure out why the sound...
  16. Re: How I got Quake II working in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty"

    Whoo hooo. Thank you so much for that.
    I've been beating my head against a wall for several days now trying to get this game working on my Dell Latitude laptop.
    Admittedly I'm using Ubuntu 8.10,...
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    Re: Custom mythshutdown script

    Hi Bmwman. I also had similar requirements on my system, and just like deadcyclo, I ended up letting the Backend do all the work by modifying my MythShutdownCheck script to look for various programs...
  18. Re: A lirc problem but with a twist: it works, sort of.


    It's all working now on the remote front.
    The thing is, I'm not exactly sure which of the many changes I did to get it going, so I'll be slowly...
  19. Re: A lirc problem but with a twist: it works, sort of.

    Thanks everybody.
    I'll have a session with the beast and see if those fixes work.
    Just have to make time away from work itself.

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    [ubuntu] Re: help with grub

    Hi there. Just saw your post on "grub" and hope that I'm not interrupting too much.
    This link may help.
    (It has certainly helped me with having four operating systems on the same machine)
  21. [SOLVED] A lirc problem but with a twist: it works, sort of.

    Oh no, yet another problem with lirc. Sorry all. But hey, this one is pretty cool, I've not seen this type of problem posted anywhere. :D

    I've been trying to install Mythbuntu_8.10 for the last...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Need HELP with Skystar2, please anyone?

    Errrr, Lukin.
    I'm not sure if this'll help, but did you use a capital "S" for your sudo command? It's meant to be a lowercase "s", but not sure if your post is a capital because of the way we type...
  23. Re: [SOLVED] kmalloc_512=failed... A real doozy.

    Cheers Ian.
    Thank's for that.
    Still not used to this big world of the interweb.:)
  24. Re: kmalloc_512=failed... A real doozy. SOLVED!

    Got it fixed!
    Turns out it was the sda sata cable connector.
    Found this out after reading the very top line of the screen on my TV when it failed, and from reading about kernel panics...
  25. [ubuntu] An easy to use router program anyone? For a newbie.

    Gidday all.
    I'm trying to find a really easy to use router program to run on this laptop so the other three machines stashed around the house can access the interweb via the serial modem hanging off...
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