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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Scanning for Canon ImageClass MF4770n on Ubuntu 12.10

    Thank you very much for these detailed instructions. They worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04. I had to do everything, including the steps in Part 3 to match the front-end and the back-end. Your generous...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: Natty - Desktop icons from $HOME instead of ~/Desktop

    Mcduck, your superb, elegant, on-topic, content-packed response solved my problem within an hour of uploading my question. Impressive. Thanks!!!
  3. [SOLVED] Natty - Desktop icons from $HOME instead of ~/Desktop

    I used the command "update-manager -d" to put Natty Beta 2 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. It worked perfectly, but took about 7 hours because the SSD is so slow. The upgrade replaces the Netbook...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Where is the gdm.conf in Ubuntu 9.10?

    In Ubuntu 10.04, users who want to override gdm settings have to create a new file named /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the "keyfile" format. Meanwhile, the system default keys and values are in the...
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    Re: HOWTO: Set up VNC server with resumable sessions

    Thanks to Crass Spektakel for Post #605 above! I got this working on Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu Studio edition, with some minor changes.

    Here is an exact copy of one stanza in my file /etc/xinetd.d/Xvnc....
  6. Re: HOWTO: Setup vncserver + gdm on Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

    I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I just ran into the "grey screen of X" for the first time. Until I ran update-manager this evening and accepted all its suggestions, my setup had been working fine.

    My...
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    [all variants] Re: GDM and VNC with xinetd in Jaunty

    I know of three mainstream Display Managers: generic XDM, KDE adapted KDM, and Gnome adapted GDM. These provide the login screen (some with nice pictures and buttons) and handle the authentication...
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    [all variants] Re: GDM and VNC with xinetd in Jaunty

    The components "GDM" and "with xinetd" are important parts of the thread title and the problem raised in the original post. The procedure recommended by dbaxps drops both these features: all that...
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    [all variants] Re: GDM and VNC with xinetd in Jaunty

    Congratulations for getting something working. If you want a full gnome session when you log in with xdm, create a file named .xsession containing exactly this one line:

    /usr/bin/gnome-session
    (I...
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    [all variants] Re: GDM and VNC with xinetd in Jaunty

    Update (workaround): I can get an XDM login prompt over VNC, so I'm going to use that and move on.

    Details: I used the synaptic package manager to install xdm. The package manager asked which...
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    [all variants] GDM and VNC with xinetd in Jaunty

    Something that has worked in 8.04 and 8.10 seems broken in 9.04. It's the combination of xinetd with Xvnc to get a fresh Gnome login window from some remote machine. Does anyone have this working?
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    [ubuntu] Re: PowerMac G4 tower: 8.10 sound problems

    Thanks, that did help -- indirectly.

    Sound works now ... yippee!

    alsamixer doesn't offer the 'surround' option for my Tumbler audio hardware, but I re-interpreted your idea as "just turn on...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PowerMac G4 tower: 8.10 sound problems

    Leslie, Congratulations on getting the video working. I wish I had found your solution before groping toward my own. Back on the topic of this thread, do you have audio working on your 8.10...
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    [ubuntu] Re: PowerMac G4 tower: 8.10 sound problems

    Thanks. Video deserves its own thread, but since you asked ...

    I spent many more hours doing trial-and-error than the following simple-looking result might suggest. The resulting file...
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    [ubuntu] PowerMac G4 tower: 8.10 sound problems [SOLVED]

    Hello, I'm trying to install 8.10 on a PowerMac G4 tower (466 MHz with ATI Rage Pro AGP video). My first attempt was to do a "Distribution Upgrade" from 8.04. That worked, but not perfectly, so I...
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