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  1. Re: Support for new release (20.04 LTS) on a Dell notebook?

    Probably? <rbg> You can control the font, font size, foreground and background colors for xterms.

    uxterm -sb -fs 18 -bg black -fg yellow -fa 'Monospace' -u8 &
    You can change the font size...
  2. Re: Specific version of "activation of network connection failed" under Ubuntu 18.04

    I'm not a wifi guru any more and never was on linux, but there are some things that look odd to me in the output. Not sure that anything below is actually helpful.


    There are 4 beautiful intel...
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    Re: Remote Desktop not working

    Please don't use plain FTP. Use sftp, scp, NFS, and/or ssh w/ rsync or sshfs.
    http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php is a shell reference book. No hassle download.
  4. Re: Recommendations sought for salvaging hard drives

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery

    ddrescue
    testdisk / photorec
    badblocks
    smartctl

    are the tools i use.

    Spinrite can be used for 2TB and smaller disks but badblocks can...
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    Re: Is my sistem infected?

    RKHunter and Chrookit found FALSE positives.
    They think any file/directory that begins with a '.' is a possible problem.
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    Re: mount ntfs USB drive

    Remove the dmask=027,fmask=137 parts.
    if you want good options, these are what i use:

    windows_names,nosuid,noatime,async,big_writes,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0002,dmask=0002

    That results in...
  7. Re: Hardware raid you can reccomend for desktop

    Have you considered using either ZFS or the LVM implementation of SW-RAiD? As long as you are trying to learn new stuff, may as well get a volume manager involved. Not saying anything more than...
  8. Re: Post removed by OP

    2. No.
    i have no idea how putty sets up ssh tunnels. You'll need to read the manual page for that program. Putty makes things harder than necessary.

    Also, we don't use passwords for ssh...
  9. Re: Support for new release (20.04 LTS) on a Dell notebook?

    Shouldn't matter. Just set the font size as you like. That's been possible at least 30 yrs.
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Shell - Sorting/printing in/from a csv file

    There's little reason to master bash. We only need enough to handle short, 1pg or less, scripts. Anything longer is expected to use another language for maintainability reasons. Bash data...
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    Re: Newbie looking for gimp

    This question means you could read a primer about using Linux distros for basic stuff. On most desktops there in an introduction for how to do things which would have clearly said how to install...
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    Re: Seagate disk read error/anomaly

    i had a similar problem with a Plex OS + DB + media HDD a few weeks ago. This was the 2nd disk in that slot with issues the last 6 yrs. i have backup religion, but the hassles and worry of an...
  13. Re: Does changing to Wayland or changing OS to Kubuntu stop from having screen tearin

    Any editor can be used safely with sudoedit, even gedit, because the editor runs as the normal userid, not with elevated privileges. For example:

    export EDITOR="/usr/bin/geany"

    Though everyone...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Shell - Sorting/printing in/from a csv file

    A few suggestions from an old-guy:

    Don't use a , as the separator; use something like the '|' instead. Nobody uses a | in their text but ',' is used all-the-time.
    Id implement this solution...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems with UBUNTU and ODBC

    What have you done?
    What webapp is being implemented? Does that webapp not have a native mysql interface? Probably over 90% of webapps do so ODBC isn't necessary.
  16. Re: Internet no longer working after upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04

    Does the Try Ubuntu environment running 20.04 booted from a flash drive work with the networking?

    if it does, then you can setup a chroot environment for the installed on disk 20.04 then...
  17. Thread: nextcloud webdav

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    [kde] Re: nextcloud webdav

    I tested using the Mate Caja file manager and it connected quickly using the davs:// URL.

    A popup username+password dialog was displayed that asked how long to remember the credentials - forever,...
  18. Re: A dream of improvement. Can anyone implement it ?

    How well does USCellular work in Chile, France, Thailand?

    Most people just use a VPN when traveling that connects to their office, their home or some paid 3rd party service provider outside the...
  19. Thread: nextcloud webdav

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    [kde] Re: nextcloud webdav

    There is a documentation link for nextcloud: https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/18/user_manual/files/access_webdav.html
    It says the URL for Nautilus is:...
  20. [xubuntu] Re: recovering data from backup disk after using dd command

    Sorry, but any data that has been overwritten is gone. Hopefully, you have backups.

    The brilliance of dd is how dumb it is. All it does is copy bytes from A --> B overwriting B in the process. ...
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    Re: Newbie looking for gimp

    With most linux distros, you don't directly download software. Use the package manager:

    sudo apt install gimp

    Learn about APT, the package management system that Ubuntu uses, so you understand...
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    [ubuntu] Re: remote management issue

    +1
    VNC is one of the worst solutions compared to the others that "just work", are more secure, and faster.

    The only reason Id use VNC was if the client was Android or iOS. That's pretty much...
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    [lubuntu] Re: ffmpeg sources desktop webcam

    I’m confused by the question.

    A webcam should be used to record people, not the desktop.

    To record the desktop, use a screen capture tool like SimpleScreenRecorder. it is possible to use...
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    Re: What log file to check

    Check all of them in /var/log/

    I'd use egrep -i 'erro|warn' /var/log/*g
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    [ubuntu] Re: remote management issue

    After you connect to the X/Server, did you run a WM?
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