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    [all variants] rdesktop on basic Xserver

    Hi folks, Im looking to run up a basic Xserver for example just running "xinit" to get an xterm and then using rdesktop to connect to a remote machine. I have no need for a desktop on the local...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Downloads folder?

    Sounds to me like when you re-installed windows it probably overwrote the MBR and that's why you couldn't boot Ubuntu afterwards. If you can mount the drive when booted from your Xubuntu external...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 - WiFi Connection Dropping

    Hi, sometimes wireless connection dropping could be interference from other access points on the same channel. Your windows machine will have a different card and a manufacturer's driver, your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on IdeaPad P500

    I've not actually installed Ubuntu alongside Win8 but 13.04 will support UEFI boot, however you'll need to turn off the secure boot in the BIOS, at least thats what I had to do to boot the live DVD....
  5. [lubuntu] Re: OMG I'm going to die if I don't figure this out!!

    You should have had to give a encryption passphrase when you first setup the encryption (usually), and you should be able to mount the directory using this passphrase and the tools with ecrypt-fs....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on Acer aspire S3

    Good to hear its working, the 25GB partition im assuming is for Ubuntu, should be enough. Yes the partitioner may well take some time, as it will have to shrink the windows partition to make room for...
  7. [ubuntu] MPD: cannot connect client until a ssh connection is established

    Hi Folks,

    I have a odd problem: I have a old Toshiba sattelite laptop which runs ubuntu server. Its a great way to make use of an old PC that would otherwise have been thrown out. It runs squid...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu on Acer aspire S3

    Perhaps that machine has UEFI firmware, is it a Win8 machine normally? You might need to turn off secure boot in the BIOS: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Limit Internet Data Transfer - Daily/Hourly

    Good question, you are probably looking at a tool which will shut off the interface if the useage reaches a certain amount. I think you might have to write a script for that, however you could look...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Fan really loud

    Hi, generally if you are playing games then the CPU will work harder and need more cooling. If your fan is noisy the it may well be worth popping of the cover to take a look. I have a Dell E6400...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Steam Iptables Fowards

    Doesn't steam use port 443 to authenticate? I'm pretty sure it does because I blocked port 443 for my kid's PC once before at the router and he couldn't login to steam, all other ports were open as I...
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    Re: Network with 2 linux pcs via eth0

    From the ifconfig output above it looks like only the wireless interface has an ip address. It sounds like you are trying to connect the two machines directly? If so then you will need to configure a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot Problem.

    Looks to me like you have installed Ubuntu and its overwritten the windows MBR so neither will boot, although usually in this situation your Linux OS will boot but not the windows partition. Usually...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Duplicate files

    You could simple use "diff" on the command line to show which files are different. Or you could use "rsync" again on the command line to provide a means of backing up only newer files.

    It depends...
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    Re: Cant Open Firefox!

    usually firefox points to /usr/bin/firefox

    try opening a terminal and typing


    which firefox

    You should see something like
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Issues with freezing, benefits of 64-bit in question (ubuntu 12.10/cinnamon)

    Ok, correct so the F7 usually does return you to the desktop, the X session runs on one of the "tty" consoles usually tty7. Now if its not giving you a login, how long did you give it? If its asked...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Issues with freezing, benefits of 64-bit in question (ubuntu 12.10/cinnamon)

    Theres actually 6 consoles you can use from CTRL+ALT+F1 through to CTRL+ATL+F6 basically the linux desktop is just another process on top of the actual operating system so you can drop out to the...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Issues with freezing, benefits of 64-bit in question (ubuntu 12.10/cinnamon)

    Hi, I dont think its the OS itself thats giving you problems, its likely an application. The reason I say this is that I had similar issues when I first started using Ubuntu on my Dell E6400 back in...
  19. Re: MPD: Failed to open ALSA device "default": Permission denied

    Ok so I actually fixed this and it was a simple permissions thing. The very strange thing is, how could these permissions have changed? Anyway thanks to the following post:
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  20. MPD: Failed to open ALSA device "default": Permission denied

    I have an issue with mpd running on an old toshiba sattelite laptop. Its running Ubuntu Server 11.10. I installed mpd a while ago and everything was working along quite merrily. I had some troubles...
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    [ubuntu] Re: MPD: "Connection Refused"

    Hi, what user are you running mpd as? Looks like a permissions problem.

    See this link for mpd help, I found it quite useful: http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Music_Player_Daemon_HOWTO_Troubleshoot
  22. [SOLVED] Re: philips gogear SA018302kn/02; installing drivers; ubuntu 12.04

    Hi, im considering buying one of these for one of the kids christmas presents. Did you get it to work with Ubuntu? Doesn't the device mount with rhythmbox or banshee or appear as a removable drive so...
  23. [ubuntu] Re: rsync - flagging up files that have changed but perhaps should not have

    Ok I've kind of answered my own question, by setting the exit status of my script when the checksum fails. By checking the value of $? you can see if the script runs ok or not. I can of course...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: rsync - flagging up files that have changed but perhaps should not have

    Hi hjclaes, I will look into that, thanks.

    So I made a bit of a breakthrough and Im putting things into a script. In short this is the sequence of commands im going to use.


    1. Make a list of...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: rsync - flagging up files that have changed but perhaps should not have

    Hi, yes I think im going to need help getting this working... Heres what Ive tried so far:

    1. Run the check on current files (this is ok, as we know from above)

    md5sum -c <checkfile>

    2. Now...
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