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comment Creating Two NFS Shares: One Read/Write and One Read Only
Hmm... I'll look into the Samba performance more. I found with XBMC that starting to watch a movie from my server would result in a pause of around 10 seconds before the movie started. When playing from the NFS share it was practically instantaneous. It's possible that there was "something else" going on here, because it really surprises me that the two protocols would be THAT significantly different, even though other XBMC users have reported similar results.
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comment Creating Two NFS Shares: One Read/Write and One Read Only
I see. And then NFS remembers the mount point, even though the users end up at the same target directory. Gotcha. Thanks!
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comment Drawing problem? Shared memory error? shmget failed error 28 followed by BadDrawable
OK, it turns out that x11vnc WAS the culprit after all! The clue was the shget error shown above. When I looked to see the shared memory handles, I saw a lot of handles to a few processes, over and over. When I looked up the processes, it turned out to be x11vnc! I'm using the popular x11vnc.conf found on the net to get it to start, but I had added a respawn, just in case. For whatever reason, it was spawning over and over, even though it wasn't crashing, and I had 100 instances running, each using multiple shared memory handles. Removing the respawn fixed it.
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revised Drawing problem? Shared memory error? shmget failed error 28 followed by BadDrawable
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revised Drawing problem? Shared memory error? shmget failed error 28 followed by BadDrawable
Added results of running from command line, showing memory problem.
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comment Drawing problem? Shared memory error? shmget failed error 28 followed by BadDrawable
Of the whole OS, you mean, or the driver? I just installed the driver, and it's the same before and after. I haven't tried a complete OS install, yet. But this problem was there before I started fiddling with the display drivers. I can't say whether or not the problem was there after the fresh install, but if it wasn't, I don't have any clue what broke it. I will try a fresh install later, though, and see how it looks.
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asked Drawing problem? Shared memory error? shmget failed error 28 followed by BadDrawable
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comment I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?
YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Thank you, that worked great. Once I installed mythbuntu-desktop and rebooted, I was able to see my login screen. However, when I tried to log in, it would just return me to the login screen. Here's what I did, and I'm not sure why it worked... The owner of .Xauthority in my home directory was set to root. I changed it to my login and then rebooted and I was let in fine. However, when I went back and looked at it, the owner was changed back to root. Does this make sense? Anyway, I'm back in business! Thanks again!!
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comment I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?
OK, thank you. Giving it a shot. I'll let you know how it works out.
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comment I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?
Thanks for the suggestion! Before I try it, I looked at my installed packages with dpkg --get-selections | grep desktop and this is what I found: desktop-file-utils, gir1.2-freedesktop, gnome-desktop3-data, gsettings-desktop-schemas, libfile-desktopentry-perl, libgnome-desktop-3-2, sound-theme-freedesktop, xfdesktop4, and xfdesktop4-data. ubuntu-desktop isn't currently installed, probably because I'm using mythbuntu instead of straight ubuntu. Should I still install ubuntu-desktop, or should I try to reinstall one of the existing packages?
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revised I hosed my video drivers! How to revert to default in Ubuntu 12.04?
Added more stuff that I tried to remove the proprietary drivers.