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    [kubuntu] Re: Super Strange internet issue

    Do you have a fixed IP address assigned to the Ubuntu machine? If you have duplicate IP addresses on the network, that can create enough traffic to shut down your network. Check all IP addresses, and...
  2. Re: Wifi drops connection and reconnects every ~2-3 Mins

    I've been suffering this one on one computer for years. Its apparently the combination of my wifi chipset (ath9k) and wpa_supplicant.
    What solved it for me was disabling NetworkManager
    echo...
  3. [SOLVED] Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wifi Problems after kernel upgrade

    Hi,

    Figured this one out for myself, but thought I'd post it here in case it helps anyone. I have a Dell laptop with an atheros wifi chip. It uses the ath9k driver.


    :~$ lsmod | grep ath...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: LAN Messenger Wanted - Cross Platform

    Another thought occurs to me -- if you just want to transfer files, you could set up a Dropbox account shared between all computers, and it will sync the files between all computers. When it detects...
  5. [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Re: Strange UFW behaviour. Blocks some Port 80 requests when told not to.

    Thanks Doug,
    I figured it was nothing to worry about, but I'm (un)naturally curious and can't leave something like that bugging me. :-)
    Case closed ... how the frig do you mark a thread as solved?...
  6. [kubuntu] Re: Do you know how to get the MIDDLE button to PASTE like it did before?

    I think this is a function of the desktop, so perhaps installing trinity broke this for you?
  7. [SOLVED] Re: LAN Messenger Wanted - Cross Platform

    You might like to look at messengers using the Bonjour protocol. Pidgin will do that and is available for Windows and Ubuntu for example. There may be more
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Canon Pixma iP3000 printer driver for 12.10/13.04

    Probably not what you were looking for, but the turboprint driver will fix you up for about USD 37. Well its cheaper than buying a new printer ...
    http://www.turboprint.info/. I tried to get a...
  9. [ubuntu] Strange UFW behaviour. Blocks some Port 80 requests when told not to.

    Hi,

    I have UFW installed on a webserver. I've asked it nicely to allow web traffic, and my ssh traffic on a non-standard port:

    webserver:~# ufw status
    Status: active
    To ...
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    Re: Zeitgeist database snooping

    I use /var/log a lot. But it's not really personal info, and it only keeps a few days' worth. Zeitgeist keeps information far longer than it needs to .. for ever!

    OK, I understood you weren't...
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    Re: Zeitgeist database snooping

    Thanks for the clarification 3rdalbum. I agree that encrypting your home directory and setting a BIOS password can do a lot to prevent the misuse of zeitgeist data. However, given that its a database...
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    Zeitgeist database snooping

    Hi,

    From what I gather, zeitgeist was introduced along with Unity. What it does is keep a log of all files you open, all applications you run, and probably some other information as well.

    If...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Natty - No /var/log/messages ?!

    Thanks guys. For some reason my searches for /var/log/messages in the forums didn't turn up anything (maybe / is not understood to be a character by the search?)

    Anyway, it does seem that the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Natty - No /var/log/messages ?!

    Well thanks for the confirmation. Maybe I should move this to the developer list or something. I'm pretty sure its not a bug -- seems more deliberate to me -- so I can't file a bug report.
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    [SOLVED] Re: 11.04 Natty - No /var/log/messages ?!

    Thanks, as I note in my post, I understand that migrating my .gconf folder causes the errors to show in Log Viewer. In fact I identify the exact file which holds that info: your solution of renaming...
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    [SOLVED] 11.04 Natty - No /var/log/messages ?!

    Hi,

    Just started up my Log Viewer on a fresh install of Natty, and it complains there are a bunch of log files missing:


    /var/log/daemon.log.1: Error stating file '/var/log/daemon.log.1': No...
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    [SOLVED] Re: swapoff / swapon not running in a script

    Bingo! It was the paths. And I now realise it isn't the first time I've been caught out by this 'full paths in cron' gotcha ...

    Thanks for the explanation. Maybe it will stick in my head this...
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    [SOLVED] swapoff / swapon not running in a script

    Hi all,

    Not quite sure where to post this, so please bear with me ... I have a server running in a datacentre. Its running apache and every now and then apache fills up the memory, and the disk...
  19. [SOLVED] failed to execute child process skype-wrapper

    Just figured this one out and thought I'd post it here in case it helped someone else.

    Skype just upgraded itself from 2.1 to 2.2. After upgrading it didn't start, and I got the message
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Tape backup software for Ubuntu

    Hi,

    Perhaps there wasn't enough information in the original answer. tar stands for Tape ARchive, and was originally meant for copying files to tape.

    The key to understanding it is that in...
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    [all variants] Re: Slow File operations.

    OK, trying these out now ...

    ReiserFS - migrating isn't an option, although I might try it out on a future install. Evidence for it being much faster seems somewhat contradictory.
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    [all variants] Re: Slow File operations.

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll try them out and let you know how it goes. Probably won't be migrating to ReiserFS though ... if it takes a couple of hours to do a directory listing, it might take a few...
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    [ubuntu] Re: keep services running after logout

    I'm guessing the fact you have to enter the password is the thing that's stopping you from running the apache server all the time, but in case its not, then get familiar with runlevels. There are two...
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    [all variants] Slow File operations.

    I've got a file server running with the following specs:

    Ubuntu 10.04 server. No GDM
    Disk partitioned into three segments. /, /boot and /home
    Disk is Raid 1 for /boot partition, and Raid 5...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu10.10 login problem

    acpi=noirq pci=noacpi

    Cool. Thanks for the info. I'll remember that magic incantation. However, after my reply on this thread, it turns out that the next update to the kernel fixed it anyway.
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