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Jul
21
comment Weird looking screen after Ubuntu Server 11.04 boot
The kernel now has KMS (kernel mode setting), that uses the in-kernel graphics drivers to attempt to initialise any discovered graphics hardware. If your device has a graphics adaptor (likely, as you've attached it to the monitor), the kernel will try to do something (although it may not select the optimal driver, or may be hopelessly confused).
Jul
21
answered Need to pick Machine for Ubuntu Server
Jul
21
answered How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?
Jul
21
revised I Cannot Get Any Files to Sync or Share Under Windows
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Jul
21
answered How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?
Jul
20
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Jul
20
revised The shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste don't work in some applications
Make further use of better formatting
Jul
18
answered The shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste don't work in some applications
Jul
17
answered Can I install the Xubuntu 10.04 theme on Ubuntu 11.04?
Jul
17
awarded  Revival
Jul
17
answered When I select and deselect some file on my desktop, an orange line appears near the file name
Jul
17
answered Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?
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17
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Jul
17
comment How can I customize my kernel configuration?
If it works without it, as you describe, you don't need to do it (11.04 is two releases newer than 10.04). Some people may have more heavily customised systems, and may find that they are not generating an initramfs automatically, preventing boot. In this case, they may need to force the generation through a manual script.
Jul
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Jul
16
comment How can I customize my kernel configuration?
From wha I can tell, if you have the right other packages installed, you don't need these entries, because they will be provided by the other packages (e.g. initramfs-tools adds scripts for creation/removal of initramfs, for properly installed kernels). On the other hand, if you're constructing a system from almost nothing, this may not be the case, and you'd need extra scripts.
Jul
14
comment Information on package versions from old releases?
It is unlikely that rmadison will ever provide this information: the rmadison.cgi script runs on a host that currently only has a subset of the archive, and this seems to be sufficient for most users. Rearranging the infrastructure would be a bit harder, and might require special code, which would need to be maintained, etc. Adding it to packages.ubuntu.com is potentially simpler, but similarly unlikely to happen, as few in Ubuntu would have any interest in recommending such older packages to the majority of users.
Jul
14
comment Information on package versions from old releases?
hardy+karmic+lucid+maverick+natty+oneiric is about 220MB, so I presume warty+hoary+breezy+dapper+edgy+feisty+gutsy+jaunty is something like 300MB. Mind you, Actually adding all these files may require more real storage space on your disk, as some as as few as 14 bytes in the file, but will require a full allocation unit (often 4096 bytes) on disk.
Jul
14
answered Why use sbuild over pbuilder?
Jul
14
answered Information on package versions from old releases?