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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Installed on USB disk, but GRUB got installend in internal

    There was a long thread about this recently, but I can't find it now. The upshot is that there is a long-standing (years) bug in the Ubuntu installer in that it completely ignores the drop-down...
  2. Re: Did someone log into my PC and edit auth.log entries to cover tracks?

    On my laptop, a brief press on the power button brings up a dialogue asking if I want to power 0ff, suspend or reboot (I'm on Xubuntu, but I guess Ubuntu behaves similarly). A long press (maybe 10...
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    Re: most simple way to restart NetworkManager

    I believe that yaml disallows tabs. Ref: section 6.1 here: https://yaml.org/spec/1.2/spec.html#id2777534 :


    I just tried python yaml module and it allows tabs equal to 4 spaces.
  4. Thread: new user

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    Re: new user

    That's a nice gentle lightweight intro - for some reason I have not come accross that site before.

    One thing I would add. Remember that your home directory (/home/username) is your normal habitat...
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    Re: Best way to clone HDD to SSD?

    You are probably confusing GigaBytes (1 GB = 1000000000 bytes) with GibiBytes (1GiB = 1024*1024*1024 = 1073741824 bytes).
    480 GB = 480000000000 bytes
    447 GiB = 479962595328 bytes.
    Whatever...
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    Re: Behaviour of /dev/sdc

    It is possible to place a filesystem directly on a disk (or USB). I think this would be known as a raw disk. This would show up as (e.g.) /dev/sdc.
    Alternatively, you can place a partition table on...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Can't delete or copy files from external hard drive

    You are indeed getting the hang of it. Clonezilla runs as root - it has to because only root has the ability to read all the things that are root owned, and you don't want clonezilla to omit things...
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    Re: Again? Lawsuit against Linux

    Coincidentally, a BBC article on tardigrades: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150313-the-toughest-animals-on-earth
    Edit: Oops - duplicate. Shouldn't post that late at night, I guess.
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Ripping flac with SoundJuicer results in inferior sound quality

    It may be worth trying Asunder - the default utility provided with Xubuntu. I have used that a lot over the years.
    But I agree with CatKiller that this could just be deterioration of the CDs or the...
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    Re: Again? Lawsuit against Linux

    I wonder if the owners are trying to get it bought by IBM. If they're small enough, it might be cheaper for IBM to buy the company than pay its lawyers.
    I still miss GrokLaw.
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    Re: Ubuntu Server + GUI = Ubuntu Desktop?

    I'm not sure, but possibly the server has slightly difference scheduling settings, prioritising overall throughput rather than a responsive GUI.
    Apart from that, I don't think there are any other...
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    [ubuntu] Re: SSH works fine, desktop fails to login

    I think I remember this can happen if you have run some graphical apps as root at some point. Try a tty console or ssh login, remove any Xauthority file, and chown any root-owned files back to...
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    Re: Hello and Goodbye

    Unfortunately, manufacturers like to keep their trade secrets - details on how their super new gizmo works - secret. Manufacturers do, in my opinion, tend to have a very overinflated opinion of how...
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    Re: Hello and Goodbye

    Have you shouted at the manufacturers at all? Or just this group of equally frustrated users?
    You can be sure that the majority of users here vote with their wallets and don't buy from makers who...
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    Re: Libeoffice Offline Help

    What would the cost be in time and money to make a backup?
    What would the cost be in time and money to recover from total loss of those files (hardware failure, power cut, software crash perhaps)?...
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    Re: A fitting tribute to an incredible genius

    Alan Turing's name will still be known and respected in a hundred year's time.
  17. Re: snap should be dropped in desktop versions

    keepassxc is available in both apt and snap format in 20.04. Just 'sudo apt install keepassxc'. I don't know what happens if you have both the snap and the apt packaged installed, so it's probably...
  18. Re: Ubuntu trial on USB memory stick as a 'recovery' tool?

    Yes you should be able to boot the USB stick and access the internet for help, although some WiFi adapters don't provide Linux drivers so you may need to use wired internet. Those "difficult" WiFi...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal Output Colours

    Haha - I hadn't realised that.
    Thanks, Impavidus.
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Struggling with the "column" command, option -c

    While we agree column is not the tool for your job, here is my understanding of how column works. It's easy to see with a simple list such as the output from ls.Try this full-screen:
    ls | cat...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Can I use ssh to get it file from VM?

    As TheFu says, but a couple of points:
    It depends on the networking setup between the host and the guest as to whether they can connect to each other. On a bridged connection I don't think there...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terminal Output Colours

    Interesting. I just learned something. By default, it switches depending on whether it is outputting to a terminal or to a pipe.
    This fixes it:

    sudo iwlist wlp2s0 scan | grep -E --colour=always...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Struggling with the "column" command, option -c

    I don't think -c does what you think it does. o
    I think column will normally put a plain list into columns based on the widest item and the width of the screen - it auto-calculates the number of...
  24. Re: Discovering ip connections for a traceroute

    This command will list all your current connections:

    ss -ntp
  25. Re: Ubuntu 20.04 persistent/permanent ip route and ip rule

    You used to be able to do that kind of thing in /etc/network/interfaces.
    This page echoes my thoughts:...
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