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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Get a list of installed packages from a non-booting ubuntu

    The solution is simple, dpkg has the option --admindir This allows to specify the location of the package database

    So the command is as follows (assuming your old installation is located under...
  2. [SOLVED] Get a list of installed packages from a non-booting ubuntu

    Hi All,

    I'm reinstalling an ubuntu machine that does not boot anymore. I have a complete backup of all the files that were on the harddrive.

    I would like to make a list of all the programs that...
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    [all variants] DISable file cache, is this possible?

    Hi All,

    On my PC, there are 2 partitions, one contains the ubuntu system, the other contains data (home, movies, music etc)

    Most of the data is rarely used, I never watch the same movie twice...
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    Alternatives to mythTV

    Hi All,

    I would like to be able to time-shift and record TV, but I feel MythTV is a bit overkill.

    Are there alternatives?

    Best regards,
    Cedric
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    Poll: Re: What would you use if Ubuntu died?

    I already use arch linux:

    Faster, and much, much more ways to customize it.

    Downside: Nothing is configured for you, so it takes a long time before you system is the way you like it.

    Best...
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    Poll: Re: Your worst program you paid for (any system)

    Yesterday I've payed 2.5 euro for a collection of pacman games.... They were freeware DOS versions from the 90's :-(

    This did give me the motivation i needed to find a better packman:...
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    Windows XP style start menu for gnome?

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a clone of the start menu of windows XP (classic view)

    The feature I'm looking for:
    -less used items hidden until the user hovers the mouse over them

    Is something...
  8. separate code and data file buffers, howto set this up?

    Hi All,

    When I copy a large file on my linux system, the system is no longer responsive. This is due to the following 2 factors:

    -One problem is that the complete bandwith of my harddrive is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hibernate flushes file cache

    Sorry, forgot to give technical info about my machine:

    Ubuntu 8.10,
    Linux ce 2.6.27-11-generic #1 SMP Thu Jan 29 19:24:39 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
    Dell Vostro 1710

    Best regards,
    Cedric
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    [ubuntu] Hibernate flushes file cache

    Hi All,

    I have a lot of RAM, 2GB. I also have a swappartition of 2.9GB. Now I start a large game. The entire game, fits in 2GB (1,5GB memory used, 580MB cached). After i shutdown the game, all the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Howto set keyboard as in Windows US?

    The US_International layout indeed alows me to make accents, but I haven't yet found out what Keyboard model / Layouts combination gives me the ability to type a ' without having to type a space...
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    [ubuntu] Howto set keyboard as in Windows US?

    Hi All,

    I run Ubuntu 8.10. My current keyboard preferences are:
    Keyboard model: Generic 105-key (intl) PC
    Selected layouts: USA international (with dead keys)

    When I want to type "can't", I...
  13. [ubuntu] synaptic locks database too early, and doesn install while downloading

    Hi All,

    I'm using Ubuntu 8.10. When I install a large application (for instance openarena), the following happens:
    1)synaptic locks the database
    2)openarena is downloaded
    3)openarena is...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: pressing gnome minimize button doesn't always minimize all windows

    I see where the confusion comes from. The minimize button on a window is indeed top-right, but i don want to minimize one window, i want to minimize all windows.

    I have added a screenshot with a...
  15. [ubuntu] gnome: when the application menu is open, shortkeys don't work anymore

    Hi All,

    my laptop has some special keys, start/pauze, stop, rewind, forward, volume down, volume up and eject. These keys work fine.

    The above keys don't work when the applications menu at the...
  16. [ubuntu] firefox doesn't scroll page when mousepointer is not on the webpage

    Hi All,

    In firefox, when my mousepointer is on the webpage, i can use the mousewheel to scroll up and down without any problem. when the mousepointer is on the area where the tabs are, then the...
  17. [ubuntu] pressing gnome minimize button doesn't always minimize all windows

    Hi All,

    I run ubuntu 8.10, with compiz enabled. Sometimes when i press the button on the lower-left, not all windows minimize. After pressing the button a second time, all windows do minimize.
    ...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Transmission should download one file at a time

    Thanks for the reply's. I think the best solution is to add an option to transmission that would automaticaly set the first episode to high priority until it's fully downloaded, then sets the next to...
  19. [ubuntu] Transmission should download one file at a time

    Hi all,

    I run ubuntu 8.10. I use transmission 1.42 (7495) to download complete seasons of series. Therefore each torrent contains a lot of files that are all about the same size.

    Transmission...
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