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  1. Re: VMWare player not working with XUbuntu

    > /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable

    --There's your problem, use ' lsof |grep config.dat ' to find out what process is locking that file,...
  2. Re: Script empties trash except .deb files

    This is a duplicate thread to
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    [SOLVED] Re: Hard time using find...-exec

    --Try this (not tested)

    find /home/andy/.local/share/Trash/expunged/ -type f -name *.deb -exec /bin/rm -fv {} \;
  4. Re: 20.04 LTS bootable USB - keyboard and general freezing problems

    --I think your USB drive may be failing, try another one or go with an inexpensive Portable SSD USB3 drive...
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    Re: Software problem with usb ports

    --My advice is not to mess with it. If Xubuntu is not working with your hardware, the easiest way around it is to install straight Ubuntu and ' apt install xfce4 ' and whatever other packages start...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Not understanding or otherwise: I cant burn an iso file (19.11)

    --Try unetbootin, and make sure the permissions on your ISO file are correct for your userid.

    --Permissions should be at least: rwx------ yourid whatevergroup
  7. Re: Questions on partition notifications and actual sizes

    > I deleted it (via the installer...or so I thought) and then realized I was probably over my head a bit and opted for the expedient solution of backing up a step or two in the installer and opting...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: What is the choice to simple workstation for video editing ? BTRFS or Reiser4 ?

    --If your experience with XFS was more than ~2 years ago, you might want to give it another chance. Don't have a REF, but I saw a couple of months ago that they submitted a code fix for that issue. ...
  9. Re: mount accessible, but not showing in df

    --Did you get the free space back?
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Test if a file extension is supplied for script

    --Don't forget to check CAPitalized extensions and jpeg/JPEG variants
  11. Re: mount accessible, but not showing in df

    --You might need to fsck root " / ", you can do this with a touch+reboot:

  12. Re: mount accessible, but not showing in df

    --Yeeeeaah, it's not really mounted and you filled up your root filesystem at that mount point. If you delete files there and they're not backed up, they're gone.
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Cross-terminal-emulator way to set terminal title in bash/ksh script?

    > I don't know how to get the parent PID of the parent PID, recursing until hitting a PID in the wmctrl list. Is this a reasonable approach? If so, how to "walk up the PID tree" to get the desired...
  14. [SOLVED] Re: Cross-terminal-emulator way to set terminal title in bash/ksh script?

    --And also, don't forget you can always spawn another ' xterm -name blah & ' and disown on the original terminal, if you don't really need to change it on the fly.
  15. Re: @Moderator: I suggest a "One question-per-day" rule temporarily. Thank You.

    I've noticed it too. Sometimes certain people would be better off hiring a Linux expert in their area :-\
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Cross-terminal-emulator way to set terminal title in bash/ksh script?

    echo -e '\033]2;SomeTitle\007'

    --Works in OSX High Sierra with builtin Terminal for...
  17. Re: du - different results when comparing macOS and Linux directories

    --Mac HFS+ does not support sparse files. As long as the number of files are the same, and they pass a basic md5sum / sha1sum check, it could be the difference between 512 sector size and 4096 on...
  18. [ubuntu] Re: Weird folder named "~" which is unreadable and empty in home

    --It sounds like maybe a badly-coded script is running and instead of creating a proper file in your /home directory the programmer used '~' incorrectly. You should be able to delete it safely with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Pseudo-MDM Style Enterprise Solution

    > For a simple scenario, let's say a teacher wants GIMP installed on 28 student laptops. What's the best way of going about this and getting it done?

    --Ansible is free, but you should really run...
  20. Re: Looking for creative ways to reduce disk space occupied by system folders

    > All this freed about 2 GB, which is still insufficient to upgrade to 20.04

    --You have a couple of options. One is to add another disk, whether USB3 or internal SATA and create a 10GB ext4 or...
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    Re: Slow boot older machine

    > I've never really seen an issue with a BIOS. The BIOS is firmware, meaning you should see it as an integral part of your hardware. It may be that a new version will provide a couple of new...
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    [ubuntu] Re: usb drive becomes read only

    [ 861.452358] FAT-fs (sdb1): Volume was not properly unmounted. Some data may be corrupt. Please run fsck.
    [ 875.118500] toshiba_acpi: Unknown key 401
    [ 884.365794] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0...
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    [SOLVED] Re: sensors chip order

    --What are you trying to accomplish? The only way I can think of (since it's not in the man page) would be to pipe sensors output repeatedly to grep, or awk, to a temporary file; and then...
  24. Re: Dual Boot - MBR to GPT What can I expect?

    > Without the possibility of increasing the number of partitions beyond 4 by using an extended partition we would never have been able to dual boot with Microsoft Windows at all and Linux as a...
  25. Re: Dual Boot - MBR to GPT What can I expect?

    --I'm going to chime in here and say that the only way to do this safely is with a 2nd disk. I recently redid all the partitions on my 1TB laptop drive and documented exactly where partitions...
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