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  1. Re: Strange crontab-script interaction (bash)

    Haha well I've been playing around with at, and discover indeed that it does exactly what I needed. Ah well, I got some good shell script writing practice. And I've learned that at my level, anything...
  2. Re: Strange crontab-script interaction (bash)

    Thanks again, schragge. One more thing: Is at Ubuntu specific? :confused:
  3. Re: Strange crontab-script interaction (bash)

    Thanks, rnerwein, and thanks for the pathname tip. :)

    schragge: I don't know about at; I'll look into it. I'm a noob & glad to have come this far! :D
  4. Re: Strange crontab-script interaction (bash)

    Well, that was fast and easy. Thank you, schragge. I'm a little unclear on the syntax: Does DISPLAY=:0 need to be on the same line as the firefox command?
  5. Strange crontab-script interaction (bash)

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and bash. I've written a pair of shell scripts that allow me to set an alarm which, after ringing, unsets itself. The first, alarmset, allows me to enter a time and modifies...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Changes in GUI behavior after update

    I was getting a "Direct rendering: no". Also, jockey-text -l was telling me none of my drivers was enabled.

    With your help, Sully, I think I figured it out. My system does not officially support...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Changes in GUI behavior after update

    I double-checked and I always log into 3D by default. But (see below) it looks like my system doesn't (consistently) handle 3D. I'm guessing that's the issue.


    :~$ !681...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel update installation and video drivers

    Umm... how do you mark a thread [SOLVED]? I can't find it under Thread Tools. Maybe it was moved in the redesign? :-k
  9. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Changes in GUI behavior after update

    [Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit, Unity 5.18.0]
    On Friday morning I installed the recommended software updates, as I always do (list included at the end of this message). The next day, after rebooting, the GUI...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel update installation and video drivers

    Got it. Thanks, Lisiano!
  11. [ubuntu] Re: Kernel update installation and video drivers

    Thanks, Carl. I downloaded the drivers, reviewed the installation procedure, held my breath, and updated the kernel. And my video was unaffected. So I didn't need to do it.


    I guess I don't know...
  12. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Kernel update installation and video drivers

    [Relevant specifications: Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Acer Aspire 5520, Nvidia GeForce 7000M/nForce 610M, Nvidia driver 302.07]

    When I first started running Ubuntu a month ago, the video was...
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    Re: Automount Windows partition

    I took this to heart & moved my data to the DATA partition. Automounting to /mnt seems to be working fine.


    I don't think so. I've never seen the hibernation option in Windows. Most days I never...
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    Automount Windows partition

    I'm transitioning from Windows to Ubuntu and still have all my files on my Windows Vista partition. I am trying to mount the Windows Vista partition at startup. After some research, I performed the...
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