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  1. [ubuntu] Re: take 12.04 from 32 bit to 64 bit - 'Warm' reinstall posible?

    Thanks for the great comments! I am techy but not so much... and so I think I will play safe and go for a clean install. My substantial data is on a separate HD anyway, but it does not sound like a...
  2. [ubuntu] take 12.04 from 32 bit to 64 bit - 'Warm' reinstall posible?

    Currently running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit and am going to take it from 32bit to 64bit - it would be most onvenient to do a warm reinstall from 32 to 64...
    That is, choose 'something else' and direct to...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: Disfunctional, but I seem to have keyfiles...

    Mmm. seem to have sorted it. I used a gpg backup file and 'imported' the secret key, and it seems to have created the several necessary files etc, so imy encryption facility is now functional again....
  4. [SOLVED] Disfunctional, but I seem to have keyfiles...

    Using Ubuntu 12.04, I have occasionally been encrypting files using, I believe (?) gnupg. I also had enigmail addon in thunderbird, although I dont think I ever used it. Not sure if that is relevant...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird crash at startup - Ubuntu 12.04

    yes, with an empty start (old profile renamed temporarily) then replace the profile with the old one, yes it crashes.
    My account is quite complex, so it would be worth some effort to retain the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird crash at startup - Ubuntu 12.04

    ty
    I will test again the paste of same old profile first
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Thunderbird crash at startup - Ubuntu 12.04

    TY
    That was similar to my action into 14.04, which seemed to work, although I am unclear of the steps to take and their significance.
    1)Delete tbird ./thunderbird
    2) start existing installed empty...
  8. [ubuntu] Thunderbird crash at startup - Ubuntu 12.04

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a desktop pc, fully updated, and immediately following a number of updates presumably including thunderbird, (after a 10 day holiday away) I find Thunderbird crashed soon...
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    [ubuntu] PPC G4 live Ubuntu B43 etc

    Helping a non techie friend to try to run Ubuntu Live cd on his Powerbook G4 (4GB ram) - I am a very novice re Apple stuff.....
    Using a Ubuntu 12.04 ppc cd, and after booting start, an error message...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu for crypto currency (Maxcoin) troubles

    Thanks I will try that, it looks much more hopeful. I do have minerd working (as a non expert), if you think I can help, shout?
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    Cryptocoins and Ubuntu

    I would like to have a Maxcoin wallet and one or two others, such as Mazacoin, whatever. However, even though coins such as these *say* they have Linux clients, or even downloads for Ubuntu...
  12. [ubuntu] Ubuntu for crypto currency (Maxcoin) troubles

    I am trying to use Ubuntu with a cryptocurrency, in this particular case a new one, 'Maxcoin'. In the preparations, I asked about use with Ubuntu, and received a rather glib response, 'It is a...
  13. [ubuntu] Encrypt folder and its contents before uploading to a webstore?

    I know that if I compress a folder with its contents I end up with a file, which I can then encrypt with (Nautilus, ubuntu 12.04), context menu 'Encrypt'. I then end up with a .tar.gz.pgp, which is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Clausoft Meenee Ubuntu laptop

    It should go ok. I am using 12.04 LTS, (and I think I tried 13.04 also)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Clausoft Meenee Ubuntu laptop

    The version of meenie I have is one of the first ones. Later models were a bit faster. As you see I think from my detailed earlier post/link, it is ok but not fast at all. Also the battery is not at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: GUFW and VPN conditional browsing?

    OK. No responses so far...
    The sort of thing I first would like to find out, is sort of how does a browser (Firefox) communicate with ports?
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    [ubuntu] GUFW and VPN conditional browsing?

    With Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying and failing to make use of gufw and a VPN (airvpn) such that web browsing is permitted only when the vpn is active (not droppped in mid session). Some novice level...
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    [ubuntu] Re: teamviewer8 uninstall?

    Thanks!
    I had to use simply 'teamviewer'


    candt@novatech1:~$ sudo dpkg -r teamviewer
    (Reading database ... 570807 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing teamviewer ...
    wine:...
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    [ubuntu] teamviewer8 uninstall?

    Teamviewer 8 installs via ubuntu software centre (after download of deb file) however, it does not uninstall via the software centre (version 7 was well behaved). I want to uninstall it and would be...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Need xscreensaver to start on machine startup..

    thanks! much appreciated.
  21. [ubuntu] Need xscreensaver to start on machine startup..

    How to arrange for xscreensaver to start automatically (when appropriate) when the machine is turned on?
    iirc there was an app such as startup manager I once used, is there something now please?
    ...
  22. [all variants] Re: [Boot-Repair] Graphical tool to repair the PC boot in 1 click!

    My understanding has been that boot-repair (in live session) would, by itself, reconfigure grub folowing fixmbr - including reinstall of grub into MBR, and produce a dual bootable start up situation....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Deja Dup facilities?

    Thanks for the response. However, I do not see the restore options (for a folder) shown.
    I am using Ubuntu 12.04, unity, nautilus, and I notice the help links you list are related to gnome, could...
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    [ubuntu] Deja Dup facilities?

    Am I correct in thinking that with Deja Dup it is only possible to restore a complete session, and not a single specially selected file (for example)?
    tia
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    Re: Kim Dotcoms MEGA?

    Any progress in your project I wonder? More power to your elbow! I am most interested because the Chrome client (with Ubuntu) is not stable for folders containing multiple subfolders, nor for large...
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