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    [ubuntu] Re: Network Manager dependent upon GUI

    The vast majority of people who use Wifi cards connect to the same network every time. Even the people I know who use laptops. There are travelers who change networks frequently. It would be easy...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Network Manager dependent upon GUI

    Yeah, great bb002. I figured there was some way to work around it, but that stuff you posted, makes it look like it's even easier to work around this issue than I was hoping.

    It is strange they...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Network Manager dependent upon GUI

    Now that they've got all the code written, it shouldn't be hard to write command line tools to access the same code Network Manager uses to enable/disable the network connections. Well, unless...
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    [ubuntu] Network Manager dependent upon GUI

    Why is the little icon is the status bar entirely dependent upon the graphical desktop being loaded? What if I don't have it loaded and need to get to the network via the command line? Which, as an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz in a Linux Guest on a Windows Host?

    No, I'm doing research prior to messing around with it.

    snafu, you don't mention any version numbers. You only noticed degraded performance in what versions?

    Are you saying that Jaunty in a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz in a Linux Guest on a Windows Host?

    Well, according to this thread on the virtualbox forums:

    http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20884

    the 3.0 release of VirtualBox actually degraded performance of 3D graphics...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compiz in a Linux Guest on a Windows Host?

    Oh damn. I forgot to mention I wanna use VirtualBox. You guys know VirtualBox has hardware accelerated graphics for guests now, right?

    I just don't know enough about how it works to know if it...
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    [ubuntu] Compiz in a Linux Guest on a Windows Host?

    From Googling around, it's doable. You get graphics hardware acceleration in the guest. But, how usable is it?

    Someone on IRC told me hardware acceleration in the guest may even slow things...
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    [ubuntu] Re: KVM vs. Virtualbox

    How so ?
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    Because of the extra network layer introduced between rdesktop and the desktop itself. Is rdesktop fast enough to watch movies?
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    [ubuntu] Re: KVM vs. Virtualbox

    How does Virtualbox have better graphics and desktop integration?
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    [ubuntu] KVM vs. Virtualbox

    About to upgrade to Jaunty. Wondering if I should go with KVM or Virtualbox for a guest Vista install.

    Reading around, even on the desktop KVM is running on, it looks like you can only get to the...
  12. Re: 3D (Direct X) Linux VS Windows XP... Surprising results.

    Would you be surprised if this were a hint as to why your numbers turned out so screwy?

    Maybe the Wine implementation was just throwing out some operations and just not doing all the things the...
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    [all variants] Re: Amule search broken?

    There was some lawsuit in Germany and a lot of e2dk servers are being shut down. If you are going to use e2dk, this is the only server list I know of that is supposed to still have good servers in...
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    [all variants] Re: Amule search broken?

    Bump this because I've been trying amule for the first time in a very long time. A few of my searches are returning a few results, but much less than what I used to get.
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    [ubuntu] Re: script for automating backups...

    Ah, I didn't know about the -delete option. I'm gonna be modifying a couple of scripts I wrote to use that.

    Personally though, I'd change the tar command. v is going to list every single file...
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    [ubuntu] Re: script for automating backups...

    Very generally, xargs takes the output of 'find', and feeds it to the input of 'rm'. It's like running 'find' first, and then running 'rm' second. And, the "| xargs" part in the middle is the magic...
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    [ubuntu] Re: script for automating backups...

    Like they've said, get the data with the 'date' command.

    Then, to delete the old one, 'find' has some options that let you find files that are older than a specified date. Pipe the results of the...
  18. [all variants] Re: /etc/crontab doesn't change cron.daily time

    Never mind, I spoke too soon. That system doesn't have any cron system loaded at all...
  19. [all variants] Re: /etc/crontab doesn't change cron.daily time

    I think maybe crontab is on your system because of an old, deprecated package. Maybe when you dist-upgrade'd, it was just never removed?

    I've got a new hardy install here, and it doesn't even...
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    Re: decent blogging software

    I'm interested in customizing my blogging software. And, I'm more interested in ruby than PHP. So, I'm looking at mephisto and typo. typo is definitely under more active development, but mephisto...
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    Re: Firefox blank pages and a network bridge

    Oh, cool. I had given up on anyone responding. I set up my networking according to a HOWTO on virtualbox.org that doesn't appear to be online anymore - at least not for the last couple of days. It...
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    Re: Firefox blank pages and a network bridge

    Well, I just got it again. I went to http://mythbuntu.org and clicked on "Mythbuntu 8.04 Alpha 2 available for testing". Then instead of the browser pulling up the page that text was linked to, it...
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    Re: Firefox blank pages and a network bridge

    Never mind. This last time I got it, it was because I was trying to pull up amule.org and not www.amule.org. It does seem like I've been getting this fairly frequently, but I'll wait until I can...
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    Firefox blank pages and a network bridge

    I'm running virtual box on Gutsy so that I can use an XP guest. I've configured a network bridge so that I can use a static IP on both the Gutsy host and the XP guest.

    Sometimes in Firefox on...
  25. Re: Making a bridge with static IP's for virtualbox in /etc/network/interfaces

    So basically, you don't need to configure an IP address for eth0 on the host. Your external IP is thoe IP of the bridge.

    You just don't need to do what I did in the second code snippet in the...
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