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  1. [ubuntu] Preventing an application from starting at boot

    This should be a trivial matter, but it's got me beat. Some time ago my system (running on a laptop) powered off when the battery power ran out. And since then, whenever I've needed to reboot, I've...
  2. [kubuntu] Image viewer/manager with arbitrary ordering?

    I've got photos from lots of different sources which I'm trying to order in albums, and I need a system which will allow me to order them myself: ordering by file name, or by date, doesn't work well...
  3. [server] After using Webmin, accessing my site is forbidden

    This is me feeling really stupid. I run Ubuntu 14.04 server, and apache 2.4 on a VPS. I was using Webmin to set up a new virtual subdomain, but clearly I did something wrong, because now any...
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    [kubuntu] RandR issue with okular

    Hello,

    I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as a client OS inside an MS Windows VirtualBox host. (This way I have access to my institution's network services, which are all MS Active Directory based. Don't...
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    [kubuntu] System fonts wrongly sized after reboot

    I'm running kubuntu 14.04 as a virtual OS in VirtualBox hosted by Windows 7. After a windows crash, and a kubuntu restart, my system fonts are oddly big. Im my settings I have used Droid Sans 9,...
  6. [kubuntu] Re: Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade

    4096Mb RAM, 203 GB disk space - I allocated a fixed disk space before I started. My machine has 8GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. There should be problems actually running Ubuntu - it's just getting it to...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Installed guest 14.04; installed guest additions; still can't get full screen

    All of these. I have the VirtualBox guest ISO downloaded for the host; I also downloaded it (using apt-get) in the guest, and ran it to configure and install the modules. Just to make sure I ran...
  8. [kubuntu] Re: Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade

    Thanks for that, but in fact I selected none of the options, but simply let Ubuntu install itself onto the drive.

    -A.
  9. [ubuntu] Installed guest 14.04; installed guest additions; still can't get full screen

    So I've spent most of the day installing and reinstalling ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS in VirtualBox 4.3.28, running as a host on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. And I've installed the...
  10. [ubuntu] Boot errors (busybox + initramfs) on old and new guest installations

    I was running kubuntu 14.04 as a guest in VirtualBox, the host being Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. I decided to upgrade last week (mainly to avoid constant messages telling me that a "security...
  11. [kubuntu] Re: Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade

    Would you believe it - I installed a brand-new Ubuntu, ran 'sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade', installed some of the virtualbox guest additions, and whaddya know? The NEW machine doesn't...
  12. [kubuntu] Re: Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade

    Drat! Yes, all my work is backed up (on DropBox, but I'm about to switch to OwnCloud), and no, I hadn't made any backup snapshots. However - once bitten, twice shy, eh? So what I'll do is start...
  13. [kubuntu] Ubuntu client in Windows VirtualBox: boot disk error after upgrade

    Hello,

    I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as a client in VirtualBox 4.3.12, the host system being Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit. I've just upgraded Ubuntu, and now it won't boot:


    ALERT! ...
  14. [lubuntu] Re: Making a bootable USB to install Lubuntu on HP Mini

    Thanks folks - it turned out to be the old disk which couldn't be made bootable. I used mkusb and a newer disk, and it worked like a charm. Thanks again!

    -A.
  15. [lubuntu] Making a bootable USB to install Lubuntu on HP Mini

    Problem: install Lubuntu on HP Mini 210

    I'm not sure where the problem is.... I had used "dd if=lubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb1" to write to the USB disk, and I then attempted to boot from it on the HP...
  16. [ubuntu] Installing in a VM under Windows: which virtualization software to use?

    In order to access my workplace's networked devices (shared drives, printers etc) I need to run Windows: our IT department have pretty much nailed everything down to be Windows only. So I'm going to...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Setting up DNS server on Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with tinydns/djbdns?

    Yes, I'm trying to do that at the moment... we'll see how we go with it! Gosh but this whole DNS business is confusing....
  18. [ubuntu] Setting up DNS server on Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with tinydns/djbdns?

    So - I have a brand new VPS running Ubuntu 14.04, and a domain name (registered to another company). I need to set up a DNS server on my VPS, so that my new domain name is happily available to the...
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    [ubuntu] Difficulties starting webmin

    So yesterday I got a new VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 set up; the hosting company provided a "minimal" installation; so I added on apache2 and a couple of other things, including webmin. And yesterday...
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    [kubuntu] Re: How do I find the XLFD of system fonts?

    Thanks for that, however the KDE settings just give me the font name: "Ubuntu", and size: 9. What I want to find out is the XLFD of this font, so I use it in other applications. But I can't find...
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    [kubuntu] How do I find the XLFD of system fonts?

    Hello,

    I have just installed Kubuntu 14.04, 64 bit. Very nice! However, some applications (like GNU Emacs) have different menu fonts than say, Konsole or Firefox. In an effort to coerce Emacs...
  22. [kubuntu] Bluetooth mouse needs re-pairing after sleep

    I believe this has been asked before, but the solutions I've tried haven't worked. I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 LTS, and using a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse - which works very well. However, If I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Need some help attaching a bluetooth mouse

    Oops - got it working! My bad - I just needed to keep pressing the bottom bluetooth button on the mouse to make it discoverable.

    Please ignore this post, and hit me over the head in effigy.
    ...
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    [SOLVED] Bluetooth mouse

    I have never used bluetooth before. My laptop (an old, but perfectly working Thinkpad T500) supports bluetooth; indeed the bluetooth icon light is glowing steadily. However, this appears to be a...
  25. [xubuntu] Re: Accessing windows, usb, from linux guest in VirtualBox windows host?

    What I did in the end was use Windows to access the usb drive files. Then I set up a shared folder in the virtual machine settings, and mounted it with "mount -t vboxsf". So I ended up with the...
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