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  1. Re: New to ubuntu.. looking for recommendations for PDF print software

    PDFSAM will merge PDFs. I use it in WIndows but it's availible for Linux. I use it append multiple PDFs into larger documents. I don't know if it will do what you want.
    To create a letterhead I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Explain partition tables

    I'm not sure how you managed to get to 2021 from 2008 without needing to know about partition tables.

    But let me try to help. A partition table divides up storage into areas to be used for...
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    Re: Need Help Vs SSD or HDD

    Your primary issue seems to be W11 incompatibility. While Microsoft has some specific requirements for installing W11, it seems there are workarounds for some of them. If I were you I'd wait a while...
  4. Re: I'm having problems with internet speed on all Ubuntu Based Distros

    I find the repository mirrors are frequently slow.
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Drives not recognized. Computer Won't boot.

    OK I've discovered if I go to the GRUB menu and boot into an older kernel it boots correctly.
    I have also updated initramfs and grub, that had not effect.
  6. [ubuntu] Drives not recognized. Computer Won't boot.

    Today one of my computers went down and won't boot. It starts to boot but drops into busybox. The main problem seems to be that the hard drives are not recognized. There are 4 internal SATA drives...
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    Re: compuer display breaking up

    I've had similar problems with nouveau but different chipsets. I haven't found a solution I avoid the dm that caause the problem. Someday I'm going to work through it and figure out what works and...
  8. Re: Steam and Proton Compatibility w/ 32 Bit

    Check your CPU. The First AMD 64 bit processor was introduced in 2003. Every computer I've gotten since 2005 has been 64 bit capable. Although I still have one running 32 bit windows and one running...
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    Re: Unremovable old kernel

    Thanks everyone.

    I have worked through all of the linux-image files and they are gone. I've removed all of the extra kernels so autoremove is now working correctly. I probably need to remove some...
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    Re: Unremovable old kernel

    Thanks to those who commented.

    I'm not done yet, but I think I've solved the immediate problem.

    I've been carefully moving through using the command line, avoiding mass removals and removing...
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    Re: Unremovable old kernel

    I think something might be wrong with this command:

    dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/{print $2}' | xargs sudo apt purge -s

    It seems to want to purge a lot of packages I don't want purged.
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    Re: Unremovable old kernel

    I don't really need them. This system has been in place for about 15 years and been through 4 motherboards and 3 sets of hard drives.

    I've never noticed left over initram files before so I...
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    Re: Unremovable old kernel

    Here you go.


    # uname -r
    5.4.0-89-generic


    # uname -a; dpkg -l | grep linux-image
    Linux romulus 5.4.0-89-generic #100-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 24 14:50:10 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux...
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    Unremovable old kernel

    This Afternoon I updated one of my computers running 20.04.3. It had a little problem during the update and the Linux firmware didn't update. I ran the update again and it installed the Linux...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrade advise

    Wait for the next LTS then upgrade to that. Your life will be simpler. Only use the regular releases if you need them for something special, like new hardware.
  16. Re: ssd - disk error, fixed by fsck, now what?...

    I had an SDD less than 2 years old simply stop working, no prior indication and nothing in the SMART data that looked hinkly before it failed.
    A filesystem issues resolved by fsck may not mean...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    The use of path={directory name} in a [homes] share is documented in the Samba documentation, although detail is sparse, but I assume the Samba Team has worked out how it should work.

    I took a...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    It is possible to put a path statement into [homes] to define another location. On some of my machines I redirect the [homes] to another server and it works just fine. The default is path=/home/%U...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Old linux-header source files

    Most of those kernel headers appear to be very old, possibly from previous version of Ubuntu.

    I has something similar and was able to remove all of the old versions with no apparentl lii effects..
  20. [server] Re: recovering root password off LVM partition

    I think you may need to install lvm2 and maybe mdadm into the live system.
  21. Re: ubuntu 20.04 LTS server - SAMBA DOMAIN CONTROLLER

    Run testparm it may give you a clue, if not post the results for the [Global] section.
    I've never had to run a command like that to get it to work.

    The link you posted sets up an NT4 style...
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    [server] Re: Samba configuration help

    If you want to specify a different folder you can put that in the share with

    path = /some/directory/%U
    It s usually and by default
    path=/home/%U
    Actually there are a number pre-defined of...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Computer won't shutdown

    I have automated backups to a remote server so I think my backups are fine. It actually seems to be running better than it was.
    I did run fsck on the filesystems and they came out fine.
    I didn't...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Computer won't shutdown

    Sorry I've been away for a long weekend.

    But I got the same output with the shutdown command and with reboot as well. I tried the systemctl reboot after the others had failed. The computer seemed...
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    [lubuntu] Computer won't shutdown

    This mornintg I have one computer that won't shutdown. I tried reboot, shutdown and the commands below.


    # systemctl reboot
    Failed to set wall message, ignoring: Connection timed out
    Failed to...
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